Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google shows Special animated Doodle to celebrate 200th Birthday of Robert Bunsen



Google is showing Special animated Doodle to celebrate 200th Birthday of Robert Bunsen,the German scientist who developed the Bunsen burner.

Bunsen burner is the laboratory gas burner used by generations of schoolchildren in science lessons.

Google's animated Doodle shows a flame changing colour from blue to purple as a multicoloured chemicals bubble in a series of pots and test tubes while steam flies out of a coffee pot.

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen was born on March 31, 1811 in Gottingen, Germany.

He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and he discovered caesium and rubidium  also .

He is a pioneer in PhotoChemistry also.

Bunsen was one of the most universally admired scientists of his generation. He was a master teacher, devoted to his students.

He never got a patent, despite the fact that his new battery and new laboratory burner would surely have brought him great wealth. And, he never married
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Google Introduces +1 button which is similar to Facebook Like and will show it in Search results


In my previous posts, I have explained about the fast growth of Social Media.
Google is taking all necessary steps to utilize Social media growth.
It is continuously improving the integration of Social search results in its regular search results.

Now, Google has announced about "+1 Button" which will be similar to Like button of Facebook. And, Google will show the page/ad you have marked as "+1" in Google search results of your friends who are connected thro' Google profile. And, all your +1 items will start appearing in a separate tab (+1's) of your Google profile.

Google Blog has made this announcement as quoted below,
Today we’re taking that a step further, enabling you to share recommendations with the world right in Google’s search results. It’s called +1—the digital shorthand for “this is pretty cool.” To recommend something, all you have to do is click +1 on a webpage or ad you find useful. These +1’s will then start appearing in Google’s search results.

You can see more details about "+1 Button" here.

And, you can start experimenting this in Google's Experiments.





Many people criticizes Google's +1, by saying that Google is not having clear plan about the way how +1 is going to work.

And, Spammers may start doing +1 as bulk bookmarking for promoting any web page.

Let us see how Google is going to handle +1.

And, it looks like the name "+1" not suitable for this service. What do you think? Do you think that +1 will overtake Facebook Like as it is supported by Google Search?

You can share your thoughts thro' the comments.

And, I am just wondering why Google is creating this new +1 button, instead of promoting their existing "buzz".

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

China may block Google Maps also.


It seems Google has not yet applied for the necessary state license to operate its online mapping service in China.

China's State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping said that as of March 28, it has not received an application from Google. The bureau has said that companies operating an online mapping service without a license will be exposed to the public after the March 31 deadline.

The bureau will investigate and prosecute the companies which fail to get license on July 1st.
China used to block websites that do not conform to regulation.

Two Google products, YouTube and Blogger, are already blocked by the Chinese government, and Gmail is also facing issues in China. And, Social networking sites and Facebook and Twitter also blocked in China.

Chinese Media started calling Google as “a tool of U.S. expansionism and hegemony,” But Google has informed that the US Government is not involving in Google's operation. “Contrary to assertions made by the Chinese media, every decision we have made regarding China has been made by Google alone,” Googe said in an email sent to Bloomberg.

China introduced the new mapping regulations last year for preventing the Online Maps revealing national security information. And, to get a license companies must store all mapping data in servers located in China.

“We are examining the regulations to understand their impact on our maps products in China,” Google said in a statement.

Beyond Google’s own history of conflict with China’s censors, the company is now also being seen as a greater threat to the government in light of popular unrest throughout North Africa and the Middle East that has already brought down regimes in Tunisia and Egypt.

And recently Chinese Internet portal operator Sina Corp. has dropped search service from its website and is now using its own search technology.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Released WordPress Plugin for adding Analytics Code easily.


Tracking website traffic (e.g visitor details, bounce rate, traffic sources,etc) is very important for planning and monitoring SEO activities.

Various Analytic software/code are available for tracking website traffic. For example Google Analytics is freely provided by Google.

We need to put piece of javascript code in all the pages of our website for implementing these Analytics systems.

Mostly it should be added in end of Body tag are within the Head tag of HTML code of the page.

Currently, we are developing many Wordpress websites.

We had to manually add the analytics Code (we use Google Analytics) in theme/template file of the Wordpress site. We have use ftp program for doing this task.

So, we thought of using any Wordpress plugin for doing this task without requiring ftp. i-e Ability to add/change the Analytics code from Admin panel itself.

Wordpress.org is having many plugins for achieving this task. But it seems most of them are either complex or specific for particular Analytics system.

So, we developed a simple wordpress plugin useful for adding any kind of analytics code. (We have tested it with Google Analytics only. We may share your comments if you use it for other Analytics systems).

And, we have included this plugin in wodpress.org site for enabling everyone to freely download it. I had to use Tortoise for putting the plugin in svn (subversion) of Wordpress server.

You can see more details here. And, you can download it from here.





We are planning to release more free wordpress plugins and working on to develop few paid plugins. For example, currently we are working on to release our KeyWord Position Finder as WordPress plugin with more features.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Clean up your PC for extra speed





(Guest Post from Dedee Heather )

Cleaning up the Computer is the first step to increase the performance and the operation itself is very simple if you have the right tools.

A PC full of junk files, missing registries and viruses can’t possibly function at its highest levels, and these nuisances should be dealt with even if you don’t experience a dramatic decrease in performance. With the registries, things can be very tricky if you plan doing the entire operation manually. In my case, the chances were usually high that there would be more harm than good, especially when taking in account that I didn’t know exactly what to do. On the other hand, unused file extensions, missing DLLs, application paths and much more of that stuff could be fixed automatically by a specialized program.

Creating a backup is always a smart thing to do even if you trust the program, because safety should always come first.
Speeding up a PC through cleaning also includes the temporary files deletion from both the browsers and the operating system folders and the good thing is that this brings into more hard disk spare space. These junk files are very hard to detect manually and some result from faulty uninstallers who didn’t remove all the file associated with the program you wanted out. Also, make sure you don’t repeat the mistake of deleting applications instead of using the uninstall, because this is the fastest way to generate more leftovers – I did that once but now I won’t do this ever again!
It’s equally important to check your system for malwares and viruses while performing the cleaning process. This should be an ongoing process really and having an antivirus that is capable of offering live protection is very important, as the threats are multiple. A large virus database and malware protection are two of the ingredients that are making an antivirus reliable, because malicious software can take many forms. If you want to have a fast and well-performing PC you should make sure that it is not infected with either of these harmful programs.
So, these two steps are the easiest, but still very important, almost essential. Help your PC to get rid from data and applications that are not in use and check it regulary with adware spyware removal tools, and you won’t have any major troubles then. Just remember: clean computer – fast computer!


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bill Gates in India




Bill Gates along with his wife Melinda Gates and a delegation of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are on a visit to India. They are going to visit  Bhiar (a State in India), to see the progress of philanthropic works of the Foundation.

Bill Gates had tweeted as "It’s great to be back in India – Melinda and I are headed up to Bihar to see the progress they're making of particularly tough problems"

Melinda French Gates  had mentioned India as "hotbed of innovation ".

She had written as,
Take India, for instance, where I am visiting this week. As a result of its large population and many other factors, India has the highest burden of maternal and newborn deaths globally (22 percent and 28 percent respectively) and almost half of the world’s malnourished children (more than 55 million). The rest of the health data paint the same picture. 
But what excites me is that India is also a hotbed of innovation.  Led by the national government, India has taken an innovative approach to improving the delivery of all key family health services, ranging from antenatal and postnatal care to family planning and immunization
Another US Billionaire Warran Buffet is also visiting India.

Buffett said the U.S. economy was improving and that the devastating earthquake in Japan would not hurt global growth. This is his first visit to India.


 And, he said in Bangalore (An Indian City) "India is a very logical place to look so I hope I spend some money here". "I don't consider India as an emerging market, I consider India as a very big market. We continue to look at large countries like India."

Buffett was in Bangalore to visit the local arm of TaeguTec, a unit of Israeli metal-cutting tool maker ISCAR Metalworking, in which his company Berkshire has a majority stake

Buffett is also using his visit to India to encourage philanthropy. He is ranked the world's third-richest man by Forbes magazine.

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Mozilla has released Faster FireFox 4



Mozilla has released FireFox 4. You can download FireFox 4 from here.

I had just downloaded FireFox 4 and writing this post using FireFox 4. The Setup file was 11.9 MB in size.

After completing the upgrade, FireFox 4 was not able to find compatible version for many add-ons. So, it had to disable many add-ons including LiveHttp header add-on.

So, don't upgrade to firefox 4 immediately if you are doing some work using your existing firefox add-ons.

You can see the FireFox 4 Download Stats here. The Download count was 369K while writing this post. And it is getting increased by 100 per second.

Mozilla blog says this new FireFox 4 will also be available on Android and Maemo devices soon. Currently it is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 80 languages.

And, this new version of Firefox 4 is between two and six times faster than previous releases.


Find below the Key features of FireFox 4

Fastest Firefox Ever - With improved start-up and page load times, speedy Web app performance and hardware accelerated graphics, Firefox is optimized for rich, interactive websites.


Tabs are showing above the Awesome Bar (Location Bar) to make it easier to focus on the content of the sites you visit.

Mozilla calls the location bar as Awesome Bar. This Awesome Bar is really awesome. Just Type your term into the location bar (aka the Awesome Bar) and the autocomplete function will include possible matches from your browsing history, bookmarked sites and open tabs.

For example if I want to load our products page, I need NOT remember/type to the entire url (http://qualitypointtech.net/products.php). I just type products to bring the http://qualitypointtech.net/products.php

The Awesome Bar learns as you use it—over time, it adapts to your preferences and offers better-fitting matches.

Improved Tab management- We can drag and drop Tabs to manage them easily. And, you can switch to any open tab from your Awesome Bar without opening duplicate tabs. And, "Pin as App Tab" will be useful for easily accessing frequently used sites.

Firefox Sync - You can access your bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and form data across multiple Computers and Mobile Devices.
Private and Secure

Most Customizable - New Add-ons Manager helps to easily discover and install more than 200,000 add-ons to customize the features, functionality and look of Firefox. Firefox 4 allows certain types of add-ons to be installed, managed, and removed without restarting your browser

HTML5 support in Firefox includes hardware accelerated, high-definition video (WebM), 3D graphics, offline data storage, professional typography, touchscreen interfaces and the Mozilla Audio API to help create visual experiences for sound.

The JavaScript engine incorporates the new J├ĄgerMonkey JIT compiler, along with enhancements to the existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey’s interpreter for faster page-load speed and better performance of Web apps and games.

Firefox provides uninterrupted browsing when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.

Firefox 4 is released today to the public at large after 12 public betas, two release candidates, and nearly a year of development.

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Facebook "Like" needs "Confirm" sometimes/somewhere.


Today, I have noticed that the "Confirm" button appears after clicking Facebook "Like" button in this blog.

If we click "Confirm" button, a pop-up window similar to the Facebook Share appears.

The link will appear in Facebook only after we click the "Like" button again in the pop-up window.

It seems Facebook has implemented this new flow only in few places which are suspected as "like-hijacking" sites.

I am not sure why facebook implemented this change in this blog also. We are NOT doing any like-hijacking. If you know the way to remove this "confirm" from this blog, you can share it thro' the comments.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

IndiBlogger.in - India's best Blog Directory for Indian Bloggers



IndiBlogger.in is the growing blog directory for finding Indian Blogs and meeting Indian Bloggers.

Indiblogger is having lot of active Blogs listed in various categories such as Computers& IT, Business, Nation & Politics, Science, Social, LifeStyle, Entertainment, Sports, and Personal.

Apart from these categories, the blogs are categorized based on Language also. We can see blogs listed in Indian languages such as Tamil and Hindi. And they are categorized based on cities (e.g Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi) also.

Interestingly, they include any blog into their directory only after manually checking them to make sure that the blogs meet their Guidelines which are focusing on allowing only the Quality Blogs suitable for Indian culture.

I haven't seen any other directory manually doing these kind of checking for adding blogs. You may share it thro' the comments if you know any other similar directory for Indian blogs.

Similar to any social bookmarking site, IndiBlogger is also having various features such as sorting it based on recentness or based on Quality (They call it as IndiRank)

But unlike other social bookmarking sites, only the blog owner can submit his blog into the IndiBlogger Directory. And, they can submit only the home page of the blog.

If they want to submit the individual post, they need to do it at IndiVine. And, we can submit only 2 posts per 24 hours.

Indian bloggers judge the quality of the blog based on IndiRank of the blog. IndiRank is calculated based on various factors such as Google page rank, Alexa rank, blog updating frequency, etc.

We can see the list of blogs sorted based on indiRank under various categories and locations.

Bloggers in this IndiBlogger network can establish mutual connections and they can use indiMail once after establishing mutual connection.

And, bloggers in this indiBlogger network organize meeting themselves. They meet in various cities such as Chennai, Bangalore, pune, Mumabi, etc. Even they organized meets in outside India (e.g Singapore, Dubai) also. They used to get sponsors for these meets.

And, IndiBlogger organizes many Contests (Recently they changed it as Drives) also.

IndiBlogger Forum is used by the bloggers to share their knowledge and mutual review of blogs is the useful feature of this network.

And, they show the latest tweets about them as IndiStream.

Sometimes I used to see some error messages while browsing indiBlogger. I think now they resolved those issues and the stability is improved further.

IndiBlogger was founded by Renie, an Indian Entrepreneur in 2007 with the slogan "We Blog, Therefore We Are"

You can follow @IndiBlogger to get the latest updates about IndiBlogger.in


According to ComScore, social networking is growing in India. As of now BharathStudent.com is the only notable Indian Social networking site in India.

Let us see whether IndiBlogger.in grows as Indian Social networking site from current status of a blog directory and blogger network.

I believe it is having the potential to grow as the Social networking site, because it was able to get Google Page Rank 5 and Alexa Rank 8K within few years of founding. Or, they can continue to grow in their own path of being a best blogger network.

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Can any one overtake Google' s Search?


Previously I had explained the reason why Google is leading the Search industry.

Apart from continuous improvement of Google's search algorithm, the other important reason for Google's long time stay in Number one position is, its powerful, fast and huge indexing.

It is very difficult for any start-up to invest hundreds of millions of dollars for setting up server for doing indexing equivalent to the Google's index.

Indexing the entire web is such a big job that even Yahoo is given up on it.

If any start-up invents a powerful search algorithm better than Google's algorithm, still the search results will be poor without having indexing equivalent to Google's index.

So, it looks like, if something can't be found on Google, it can't be found anywhere else.

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China blocks Google's email service Gmail in sophisticated manner



People in China are not able to access Gmail. It seems Chinese Government is blocking Gmail.
Google has clarified that there is no technical issue. It says,
"There is no technical issue on our side; we have checked extensively. This is a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail,"

A Google spokesperson said users in China, have reported having intermittent problems with the service since the end of January.



Problems include difficulty accessing the home page for Gmail and problems sending emails when logged into the service. The instant messaging function is often not working as well.
Google officials said the blocking appears to be more sophisticated than other problems experienced by users in the past because the disruption is not a complete block.

China's Foreign Ministry had no immediate comments on Google's accusation.

If you are in China, you can explain thro' the comments about what kind of issues Gmail face in china.








In February, may political activists were arrested in China after an anonymous call online for people to start a jasmine revolution. The crackdown came as China's president Hu Jintao called for tighter internet controls to help prevent social unrest. Most of the unrest in the Middle East has gone unreported in China, where the internet is already heavily censored. Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube are all blocked in China.

Note that China is the world's most populous Internet market.

In January last year, Google announced that it would no longer cooperate with the China government's requirement to censor search results. And, it had complained about major attacks on its website by Chinese hackers with Government's support.
Attacks were targeted against email accounts by activists working on human rights in China at that time.
So, Google moved its Chinese-language search engine to Hong Kong, which operates under separate rules from the rest of mainland China.


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

GetBestJobs.com updates


We have done some tweaking of our GetBestJobs.com for making it more SEO friendly.


We updated the code to add search keywords in Title, meta keywords and meta description dynamically.
And, we have loaded zip code/city lookup table for showing city name also when doing zip code based job search.


And, we had published a page explaining about the resume posting service. And, changed the blog Theme to match with the core design.


And, we are working hard to tune the Google custom search engine by adding lot of job sites and by adding relevant keywords. We already hundreds of job sites, and planning to add more. I welcome your suggestions to improve it further to make it the best job search engine.



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Monday, March 14, 2011

Script for automatically posting Resume to lot of Job sites and job search engines.


(This Post is updated on February 2012)

Few days back, I have mentioned about service for posting resume to lot of US job sites.

Now, I have decided to sell few copies of script itself. It is written in php and uses mysql database.

It will be useful for you to start your own online business. If you are already running a job board, you can use this script to attract more job seekers by providing resume submission service.

So, if you are interested to buy this script, you can contact me at rajamanickam.a@gmail.com

You can read more about this script here.

We had set up a demo environment for allowing you to see/test the entire process of this script.

The steps to see the Demo.

1. Contact me (rajamanickam.a@gmail.com) to get demo URL and credentials.
2. Create resume in the demo
3. Next you are having two options
  3.1 - If you want to use actual resume and email, you can continue the payment step. (It will cost $6 USD if you use the promocode "AutoResumePost")
  3.2 - If you want to test with dummy email (we will provide the dummy email), you need not do the payment step. We will update the status as "paid" manually
4. After completing resume creation/payment, you can login as Admin and see/do the resume submission process.
5. You can login into customer area to see the report and test auto login feature.
6. We will reset the demo admin password in few hours so that someone else can do/see the demo.

This script is having below features.

- Resume entry screen with all required validations so that the resume will fit for all 60 job sites.
- PayPal button with promo code option. (Ajax based)
- Admin login to see the list of customers in various statuses (Just resume created, Paid, resume posting in progress, completed)
- Admin controlled automatic resume posting (Admin can select/unselect job sites, restart the posting in case of any failure, easy captcha entry of sites requiring captcha)
- Customer login to see the report and to use as single place to login into all job sites in future.


The script will post the resume to the sites in this list.

The users need NOT already have account in these job sites. Because the script will automatically create the account before submitting the resume.

And, the customer can login from the customer area just by clicking a link to get into the job sites to make any changes in future.

For most of the sites, the script provides "auto login" facility also. (i-e the customer need not enter username/password, script will take care)

Once after user completes the resume details, Admin has to start the submission process. Because, few sites (around 7 sites) need captcha entry. Dice needs captcha entry two times. (For some sites, the script will handle captcha, but not for all sites)

For these sites our script will show the captcha image in separate page and admin needs to enter the captcha code in the text box.

Admin panel is having options to handle these things. (We can uncheck some sites, and then we can submit them again separately. The admin panel is having Stop/restart options also)

And, buy this script only if you are having proper plans for doing maintenance of this script. Because some jobsites will change their design frequently. So, we need to make relevant changes in our script also.


Let me know if you have any questions. And, you can contact me (rajamanickam.a@gmail.com) with your Offer price for buying this Script. I am planning to sell this script at very low price for few days as part my latest decision to improve the quality of this script.


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Friday, March 11, 2011

Twitter asks Developers to stop building clients.










  Auction  to sell  TwitterTools.biz
Twitter told developers explicitly that they should stop making third-party clients.

According to Twitter, Repeated privacy policy violations and an inconsistent user experience are the reasons for implementing these restrictions.

Ryan Sarver, who leads the Twitter's platform team has given this updates in company's developers discussion Forum.


Engadget has mentioned that Twitter is implementing these restriction to start monetize its services. Engadget has given title as "Twitter to developers: we want to own the pipes, water, and faucets, but feel free to make soap" for this news.


Ryan Sarver has mentioned below things in the group Forum.

"We’ve grown from 48 million to 140 million tweets a day and we’re registering new accounts at an
all-time record"

"With more people joining Twitter and accessing the service in multiple ways,
a consistent user experience is more crucial than ever"

He told that the Developers should NOT build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.

Anyway, existing apps can continue to serve the users.

Ryan Sarver says "If you are an existing developer of client apps, you can continue to serve your user base, but we will be holding you to high standards to ensure you do not violate users’ privacy, that you provide consistency in the user experience, and that you rigorously adhere to all areas of our Terms of Service. "

A lot of Twitter’s success is attributable to a diverse ecosystem of more than 750,000 registered apps. Ryan has informed that Twitter will continue to support this innovation.

He had listed some sample Apps. which can can taken as example for developing your apps.

Publisher tools - Companies such as SocialFlow help publishers optimize how they use Twitter, leading to increased user engagement and the production of the right tweet at the right time.
Curation - Mass Relevance and Sulia provide services for large media brands to select, display, and stream the most interesting and relevant tweets for a breaking news story, topic or event.

Realtime data signals - Hundreds of companies use real-time Twitter data as an input into ranking, ad targeting, or other aspects of enhancing their own core products. Klout is an example of a company which has taken this to the next level by using Twitter data to generate reputation scores for individuals. Similarly, Gnip syndicates Twitter data for licensing by third parties who want to use Twitter's real-time corpus for numerous applications (everything from hedge funds to ranking scores).
Social CRM, entreprise clients, and brand insights - Companies such as HootSuite , CoTweet , Radian6, Seesmic , and Crimson Hexagon help brands, enterprises, and media companies tap into the zeitgeist about their brands on Twitter, and manage relationships with their consumers using Twitter as a medium for interaction.

Value-added content and vertical experiences - Emerging services like Formspring, Foursquare , Instagram, and Quora have built into Twitter by allowing users to share unique and valuable content to their followers, while, in exchange, the services get broader reach, user acquisition, and traffic.

Twitter's this new announcement is getting different kinds of comments from the users.

Some people welcome this announcement by saying that why Twitter should give its userbase to the thrid-party applications which are competing with Twitter itself.

But few other people criticize this announcement by saying that Twitter has made this announcement without caring about its users. Their point is, why people should go to third-party clients if Twitter's own client is providing all the features available in other third-party clients.

What do you think about this announcement? You can share your thoughts thro' the comments.

Since Twitter is growing very fast,  this announcement will make significant impact in Social Media.






We are having lot of plans to develop useful Twitter apps. And, you can buy our Twitter scripts at affordable price. See the details here.

And, participate in this Auction if you want to own TwitterTools.biz.


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Google shows Tsunami Alert in its Home page








Google is showing Tsunami Alert in its home page

As of now, it is showing below message.

Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan.

First time I am seeing a message/content in home page of Google.

I am not sure about how many people will notice this alert. Because, I had read somewhere that most of the people are using Google search from Toolbar. So, those people may not notice this message. So, Google may show this alert at top of result page also.

And, Google is providing lot of Tsunami related useful information and updates here as part of Google Crisis Response (Google.org project). You can see useful map also. And, Google Map is showing  the places where open shelters are in Tokyo. It will be useful for the people who  stuck in the capital of japan without a means of getting home. And, this Map shows the places where free wifi is available.



You can see the latest Tsunami updates in this USGS site. And, BBC also giving updates about Tsunami.

I am not sure whether Google maps shows the Tsunami affected areas and warnings/alert in its Maps. If you know about it, you can share the link thro' the comments.

And, Google has started a Person Finder also. It is having two options (I'm looking for someone, and I have information about someone) . As of now, it is having  4100 records. It is available in both English and Japanese languages.

You embed this person finder in your website. Find below the embed code.


<iframe
src="http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?small=yes&lang=en"
width=400 height=300 frameborder=0
style="border: dashed 2px #77c"></iframe>



Red Cross also providing similar service here.

The full list of countries and regions potentially affected by the tsunami is available on the website of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

Japan has declared a state of emergency because of the failure of the cooling system at one nuclear plant, according to the Associated Press. Officials say there has been no leak of radiation.

US President Barack Obama offers his "condolences" to the people of Japan and says his country stands ready to help them after a massive earthquake and tsunami, the AFP reports.

The earthquake struck off the coast of north-east Japan, damaging buildings and sending a tsunami crashing on to coastal areas. Photo-BBC
See more stunning photos here.






You can watch the live coverage of Tsunami updates from Al Jazeera (English)











 
Japan's government has declared an emergency situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after a reactor cooling system malfunction. But officials say there is no radiation leaking. Some 3,000 residents living near the plant in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, have been told to evacuate the area.
 

The United States has transported coolant to a Japanese nuclear plant affected by a massive earthquake. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has informed that US will continue to assist Japan.

hotline for Canadians with friends/family who may have been affected 1.800.387.3124


Indian Minister Ashwani Kumar has told that there is No immediate danger to India because of tsunami.

The U.S. West Coast and Hawaii still face the possibility of risk from a quake-driven tsunami that passed Hawaii without major impact. - White House chief of staff Bill Daley

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

How to Restore a Mac



System restore is an inbuilt feature loaded on operating system which helps in returning back to the computer’s former state when the system incurs any major issue or failure. The prime function of system restore attributes is to make the system workable. To offer the function, system restore keeps a configuration back up of the system at regular intervals as restore points. System restore utility keeps a snapshot of the system’s configuration. In case of any failure or problem, the system can be restored by setting back to the previous configuration without have to reinstall the operating system and loosing on data. Restore points are created by taking a complete snapshot of the system, registry files and dynamic files. The restore point creation does not interfere into user’s navigation. System restore in Mac come pre installed as a utility to bring back the system operational.

When to perform a Restore
Mac systems have earned immense fame due to its stable and hardly ever crashing platform. However there have been instances when the Mac systems have been found to act strangely and run slowly and not run applications properly. Hard disk drive also demands a restore to be performed. It has been observed that many a times the installation of a program or driver can cause unexpected changes to the system and thus making Mac to respond abrupt. Even after uninstalling the program the issue does not get resolved, therefore it is essential to use restore features of the operating system. Any major problem incurred by the system is catered by system restore. System restore has helped significantly to restore the systems back without have to reinstall the operating system.


Why to perform a Restore

System restore brings in an extremely easy interface to rollback the system changes and bring in the earlier settings. Without taking any effort it could just be performed in few steps. Any damage to the registry or the operating system files could easily be recovered using system restore. Every time we download game, programs and applications from the internet, it makes changes to the system and at times it makes the system unstable however if one has the access of system restore it could get easily resolved by performing system restore. The upside of system restore is it does not affect personal files and word documents etc, so there is no loss of data.


How to perform a Restore
In case of any failure or problem, the system can be restored by setting back to the previous configuration without have to reinstall the operating system and loosing on data. To start of, ensure that there is a continuous flow of current of current during the process of restore. Put in the Mac DVD into the drive and click on the Mac OS logo to initiate the installation process. The following window will seek information’s around the language, geographical location and the drive. Afterwards in select the destination tab, click on the options field and click on erase and install. The next window will come up giving disclaimer on losing on all the applications. Click on the option Ok. After the installation is complete, click on restart. After the system has restarted, follow the set up guide to set up the system.
Learn how to restore a Mac to its original factory settings in a few very simple steps.


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Verizon iPhone is slower than AT&T version


In my previous post I have explained the demand for the verizon iphone during the pre-order.

But it seems Verizon iPhone is NOT performing as expected.


The recent testings show that Verizon iphone is slower than AT &T and slower than other Verizon cell phones.


Read more details in the Verizon Iphone Guide site.







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Monday, March 7, 2011

Use promo code for getting 75% discount for Resume posting service.



As announced previously, we have launched GetBestJobs.com with automatic Resume Posting Service.

You can post your resume to more than 60 US Job sites, by making $24 USD payment.

And,  we are providing a promo code which will give you 75% discount as introductory offer.
i-e you can post your resume to more than 60 US job sites just by making $6 USD.

Refer this blog post for more details.

And, I welcome your comments/suggestions to enhance GetBestJobs.com further.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Microsoft redirects its unused domains to Bing.com?


Today I have noticed strange behaviour of Microsoft's Bing.

When I searched "pc pal" in Google, pcpal.com was shown after pcpal.co.uk

I was taken into Bing.com, when I clicked the pcpal.com in the Google result page.

First time I am seeing this kind of redirection. So, I had done more analysis about this behaviour.

From whois lookup, I came to know that this domain is owned by Microsoft. So, it looks like Microsoft is using its unused domains for promoting Bing. And, interestingly I have noticed "Buy Now" link for this domain in the whois page. I was surprised to know that Microsoft is selling its domain.

I would like to know whether only Microsoft/Bing do this kind of redirection or whether Google also will do such a redirection. If you have noticed this kind of redirection in Google, let me know.

And, I have noticed few other things also.

1. Bing is NOT showing the pcpal.com in its results, whereas Google shows it.
2. Google Shows pcpal.com without any description in the result page. But normally Google used to show the description of the page where it is getting redirected.
3. Bing just shows the meta description (Computer and Laptop Repairs for home and office) of pcpal.co.uk as search result snippet. But Google shows more relevant snippet (Or maybe you need a laptop repair or help in setting up a new PC or wireless network, for example? If the answer is YES then you need PC PAL! ...).
This snippet is more appropriate for the pcpal.co.uk which is a on-site computer support providing company.
It clearly shows the reason why Google leads the Search Industry.


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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Adding meta description to individual blog posts in Blogger (blogspot.com) blogs


This blog qualitypoint.blogspot.com  is getting more content and I am planning to publish latest news and analysis about Tech news frequently.

So, I  want to make this blog more SEO friendly.


Currently, this blogger blog is missing Meta details (keywords, description). So, I searched Google for finding a way to add appropriate Meta details to the blog posts.


I found this article which explains the steps for adding meta details in easy to understand way.

And, I started implementing them. For example, I had added below piece of code in HTML template of the blogger for adding meta details for my previous blog post about iPad 2


<b:if cond='data:blog.url == &quot;http://qualitypoint.blogspot.com/2011/03/apples-stevejobs-unveils-ipad-2.html&quot;'>
<meta content='News and Review about Apple ipad 2 and a poll about iPad 2' name='description'/>
<meta content='apple, ipad, iPad 2, Steve Jobs, smart cover, A5 Chip, iOS4.3, ipad 2 review, iPad 2 features' name='keywords'/>
</b:if>

And, I am going to add similar code for many blog posts.
But I need to get a suggestion from a SEO expert about adding this code for all blog posts (More than 600 posts). Because adding lot of code in blogger HTML template may reduce the performance. But I am not sure about it.

If you are a SEO expert, you can share you suggestion thro' the comments.




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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Apple's Steve Jobs unveils iPad 2 and announced iOS4.3




 Apple CEO Steve Jobs had unveiled Apple's new Tablet device iPad 2 during an Apple event in San Francisco.


Steve Jobs returned from his medical leave to unveil the next-generation iPad. The new iPad is thinner than an iPhone 4, boasts faster processing speeds, and sports two cameras for Apple's FaceTime feature.

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduces the iPad 2 on stage during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 2, 2011. Jobs took the stage to a standing ovation on Wednesday, returning to the spotlight after a brief medical absence to unveil the second version of the iPad.
Photograph by: Beck Diefenbach, Reuters

Steve Jobs said below thing at a launch event,
'While others have been scrambling to copy the first generation iPad, we're launching iPad 2, which moves the bar far ahead of the competition and will likely cause them to go back to the drawing boards yet again,'

Apple has also designed its own case for the iPad 2, called Smart Cover. The case uses a magnetic hinge, folds into a stand for typing, and will wake or put to sleep the tablet when opened or closed, respectively.



The iPad 2 comes in both black and white versions, and will be available in the US from March 11.
Prices start at $499 for a WiFi-only model. There are a total of nine different iPad 2 models, with Verizon and AT&T having their own distinct 3G versions.

 iPad 2 uses Dual-core A5 chip to improve performance.


With the announcement of tablet versions of its Garageband and iMovie apps, it is hoping the new iPad will be used as a content-creation device instead of being just a deivce of media consuming.

Find below the comparison of iPad 2 with iPad and Motorola Xoom.



iPad

iPad 2


Motorola Xoom

Processor

1GHz Apple A4

1GHz Apple A5

1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2

Memory

256MB

Unknown

1GB

Storage

16GB, 32GB, and 64GB

16GB, 32GB, and 64GB

32GB + microSD card

Display

9.7-inch 1024 x 768

9.7-inch 1024 x 768

10.1-inch 1280 x 800

Dimensions

242.8mm x 189.7mm x 13.4mm

241.2mm x 185.7 mm x 8.8 mm

249.1mm x 167.8mm x 12.9mm

Weight

1.6 lbs (3G model)
1.5 lbs (wi-fi model)


1.34 lbs (3G model)
1.33 lbs (wi-fi model) 


1.6 lbs

Steve Jobs had announced about iOS4.3 also.

Version 4.3 includes a faster Safari, enhancements to AirPlay and the Personal Hotspot feature.

AT&T iPhone 4 users will also get the Personal Hotspot feature included on the new Verizon iPhone - contingent on AT&T's support for the feature, they'll be able to share their phone's 3G data connection with up to five wi-fi enabled devices.

Steve Jobs has been out on medical leave since late January and his reappearance, in trademark turtleneck and jeans, bolstered Apple shares and reassured investors and fans worried about his health.

You can see more details about iPad 2 in Apple's official website here.

FastCompany.com is saying that iPad 2 will revolutionize Education  as the New features of iPad 2 facilitate remote learning, exploration, and stylish lectures.

Apple shares rose 0.8 percent to close at $352.12 on Nasdaq.

Industry watcher DigiTimes reports that Apple is still on track to have roughly 40 million iPad tablets built and shipped in 2011. The site stated that Apple plans to ship up to 6.5 million iPad tablets in the first quarter of this year.

Apple shipped 7.3 million iPad units in its last fiscal quarter, which ended on December 25, 2010.


And, it seems Apple is giving refund for the recent buyers of first-generation iPad. Appleinsider.com has reported below thing.

Customers who bought a first-generation iPad in the last two weeks can opt to return their device to Apple, or request a $100 refund, now that the iPad 2 has been announced. Also, the company will release a new dock designed to fit the smaller form factor of the iPad 2, though no new keyboard dock has been shown.





















According to research firm Strategy Analytics, market share of Apple iPads had fallen to 75% at end of 2010. It was 95% until September 2010.
This down is due to the arrival of scores of new tablet devices, mainly based on Google's open-source Android system.
Other platforms have also begun to appear, including Microsoft's Windows 7 and HP's WebOS.

Ovum analyst Adam Leach says,
"Devices based on Google's platforms will only overtake those based on Apple's platform by 2015, when we forecast 36% and 35% market shares respectively"
What do you think about this analysis?
Are you willing to see the fast growth of Google Android devices over Apple devices?
If you still like Apple Devices than open source Android devices, do you have any specific reason for liking Apple devices? You can share your thoughts thro' the comments section.


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An Exclusive website for Verizon Iphone



We have launched an exclusive website for Verizon Iphone. You can access it at VerizonIphoneGuide.info

Verizon Iphone related news will be posted in this site automatically using RSS feeds of various news sources related to verizon iphone.
Apart from this automatic news, we are adding some posts manually. And, bookmarking module also automatically receives verizon iphone related article links.


Since the website is getting lot of contents related to verizon iphone, many visitors are coming to this site by searching verizon iphone related keywords.

So, I think this site will be getting more visitors soon. And, it seems CPC of verizon iphone related ads are relatively high. Mostly I will be listing this site in Flippa for sales in few weeks once after getting ready with payment proof which is an essential selling point in Flippa.

Anyway, if you are able to understand the earning potential of this site you can contact me with your offer price for getting this website. If the price is appropriate, I will sell it directly even before listing it in Flippa.

 You can contact me at rajamanickam.a@gmail.com with your Offer price.

 

Updates
Listed this site in Flippa. If you are interested to buy this site you can participate in this Flippa Auction.


VerizonIphoneGuide.info is For Sale on Flippa!



Now, we have started working on GetBestJobs.com. Read this blog to get latest developments in this site.

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GetBestJobs.com is getting ready for US job seekers



We have started developing a Job portal GetBestJobs.com which will be useful for  US job seekers. And, planning to extend it further to UK and India Job seekers after few months.

Currently GetBestJobs.com  is started with simple Google Custom Search engine and zip code based search.
The custom job search  engine is having option to select any one of the various Categories "General", "Technology", "Sales/Marketing" and "Finance/Accounting".

The Search results will be given based on the selection of category. We had added lot of job sites in each category to give the appropriate results.

And, we are having lot of plans add many features soon. As our Team is having good experience in php cURL, I am planning to do our own crawling and indexing of job sites in future. As of now we will be adding the job sites in the Google Custom search engine.

We have added a page for doing job search based on your zip code also. i-e It will list the jobs available around 30 miles of the entered zip code.

And, we are working on to launch resume posting service in few days. Using this service resume details will be posted to more than 65 US job sites. (Refer the list here)

I have done a pricing analysis for the similar service. Mostly the price is in the range of more than $50 USD for posting the resume to around 50-100 job sites.

But I am planning to set the price as $24 USD only. And, we are going to allow promo code.
The introductory offer promo code is GETBESTJOBS75 If you enter this promo code you will be getting 75% discount. i-e your resume will be posted to more than 65 US job sites if you pay just $6 USD before the promo code expires.

So, if you want to make use of this opportunity you can bookmark/subscribe this blog. I will be announcing about launching our resume posting service in few days thro' this blog.

And, Send your suggestions to improve the custom search engine further.

I am looking for professional business people /company interested in joining with us to promote our resume posting service on commission basis. If you are interested you can contact me at rajamanickam.a@gmail.com



You can start using GetBestJobs.com


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Rank Checker script is enhanced by adding PDF report and Keyword import features.




We have added few more new features to our search engine keyword position finder script.

Now multiple keywords can be added in three difference ways. i-e We can import the multiple keywords from text/csv file, or we can enter multiple keywords in separate lines in a text area or we can enter multiple keywords one by one thro' dynamically created text boxes as usual.

And, the results can be exported as pdf report.

You can see the demo here and you can use it for doing your SEO activities.
If you are interested to buy this script refer this page.
We are planning to develop this script further to store the position of keywords daily to show the Trends details in a Graph using GDlibrary.
i-e The flow will be something similar to below mentioned.
- The user needs to enter keywords and the URL.
- A cron job will be called to find the keywords position details and store it in DB.
-The user can see the position details at any time in a graph for the keywords. (i-e weekly, one month, between two dates, etc)
If you have any other suggestions to improve this tool you can share it thro' the comments.


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