Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How to install Android apps on Pc or laptop


I still remember those days when we used to install photo editing software on our pc to edit an image.

But today the scenario has totally changed. Now we can do all kinds of photo editing or video editing from our mobile itself. The mobile phones that we are having in our hand is no lesser than a computer. We can do a number of tasks from our smart phones itself, that we earlier used to do from our computer.

The phones that are being launched now a days are having good RAM, processor and storage which can simplify our day to day tasks.

Android applications have become very popular after the use of Android operating system in the mobile devices. If you search the Google Play Store you will find almost all the apps that we need in our day to day life.

There are image editors, video editors, text editors, office tools, social networking apps, audio and video players etc. We can install these apps on our mobile phone in just a click.

How good it be if we could install the android apps on our pc or laptop. 

So friends, in this post I will share with you the method to easily install Android applications on your pc or laptop. For this you need to install a software on your computer. The name of the software is Bluestacks. 

The software can be downloaded for free from the below link:


After downloading the software, follow the below steps:

1) Install the software by opening the downloaded file. 

2) Launch bluestacks.

3) Click on Google play store and sign-in with your Google account.

4) Search for the android app which you wish to install in the search box.

5) Open the app from the search results and click on install.

You can also watch this video for more detailed information on bluestacks installation.



So friends, by this way you can install any android application on your pc. Kind share your feedback or comments on this post.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Best Free Screen Recorder For PC's and Laptops


Freinds if you want to record your computer's screen and use it in your YouTube videos, educational video tutorials or any other project, then you would need a screen recording software.

If you search on Google you will find a number of screen recording softwares. But for using many of them you will need to spend some bucks. 

The features like longer duration video recording is locked in many of them in free version. You can only record short duration videos with the trial version. A watermark is added in the recorded videos by most of them in free version.

So if you want to make professional videos then you would need to buy the software from the company. You can go ahead and buy if you are willing to spend money from your pocket.

But friends how good it would be if you get a screen recorder software for your pc at no cost. Yes it sounds good but you would only believe once you get such software.

So in this post I would like to share with you a pc screen recording software which is absolutely free and comes with many features. I found this software while I was searching a pc recorder for creating educational videos for my YouTube Channel.

You can download this software from the below link:


You can download and install this software from the link on your pc and laptop in a few minutes. 

To record the screen of your pc or laptop, just follow the below steps:

1) Click on the shortcut icon of this software to open this application.

2) Select the screen area for recording.

3) To start recording click on the red recording button. Recording will start in 3 seconds.

4) To stop press the "ESC" button on your keyboard.

Once you have finished recording, you can also edit the video if required by clicking on "Edit" button on top. The video editor is a free tool which has been added for the users. You can trim the video and remove unnecessary parts of video if required. This is a nice tool which comes inbuilt with the software.

After editing you can save the video on your computer by clicking on " Save as Video" button.

You can also upload the video directly on YouTube by clicking on " Upload to YouTube" button.

The video format of the output video is Wmv. However you can convert it to other formats as per your requirement through a video converter software.

You can use this software to record unlimited videos for unlimited time without any duration restrictions. There won't be any watermarks or branding on the output video.

Hope this post was helpful for you. Kind share this post to your friends and share your feedback and comments.

Check the below video on YouTube related to this post:


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

How to remove background from image in 5 seconds

Friends if you search for " Remove background from image " in Google, you will find number of suggested websites which can remove background online.

You might have even tried to remove background of an image through photo editor softwares or apps. But it is very difficult and time consuming process. Some softwares even have magic selection tools which selects a part of the image by clicking on it. But still they are not so perfect. It is very difficult for non-technical persons to work on these softwares due to limited experience or knowledge.

But friends, recently I came across a website which claims to remove image background automatically in 5 seconds. First of all I didn't believe this but when I used it I was really surprised.

Just have a look at that website.


This website is amazing because it removes the background of an image in just a few seconds. You don't need to signup or register on the website to do this. You just need to upload the image and wait for a few seconds for the editing to complete. Once the process is complete you can download the image on your computer or mobile.

The best thing is that you can use this website on both computer and mobile. Its easy, fast and the best thing is that it is free.

Now lets see how does this website remove background of an image in few seconds.

1) Open the link www.remove.bg in your browser.

2) Click on the button " Select a photo ".

3) Select the image file and click on open.



4) The uploading process will start. 

5) Once the file is uploaded you will see the original picture and the edited picture besides it.



6) Finally, you can download the edited image on your computer.


That's it friends. It really very fast and easy.

There are a few limitations as well with this website. Since this website works on artificial intelligence so it can't remove background from pictures which doesn't have human beings in it. So if your try to remove background of pictures which has animals or some objects in it, then it might not work. Moreover, the quality of the output image is also not too good.

But overall feedback is that it is a good and easy online editor. You can go ahead and use it to remove the background of the required images. The best thing is that it is free and does not ask you to signup before using its services.

Kindly share your experience after using this online photo editor and feel free to share your feedback on this post.

Check this video on the above topic:


         


Sunday, October 6, 2019

How To Create a Short URL


So friends, if you want to create a short URL for your web page then this post is for you. In this post I will explain you:


  • What is URL shortening

  • What are the advantages of shortening a URL

  • Drawbacks of URL shortening

  • How can you shorten the URL of your web page


URL shortening is a technique through which a long URL is made shorter and redirected to the required page. URL shortening service helps to turn a complicated and lengthy webpage link to a short and user-friendly link. Though this service a redirect is created which brings the users to the original page on clicking the short URL link.

You might be wondering that how this can happen. But here comes the role of several URL shortening services which are available on the internet. Many of these services are free and they shorten your URL without asking you to pay any money, while some of them are paid services.

There are many reasons to use URL shortening technique. There are many URL's and webpage links which are lengthy, complicated and complex. These links might be more than hundred characters long and a combination of numbers, alphabets and special characters. These links are very difficult to share through messaging system in mobile phones due to limitation in characters. Moreover, they are also difficult and unpleasing to share on a social networking platform.

So using a URL shortening service can generate URL's which are readable and easy to memorise. These URL's are also easy to share through message on a mobile phone or on a social media platforms.

Advantages of URL Shortening


1)  Attractive and User-friendly : Short URL's uses less characters and can be easily shared and typed without error. A short URL is human friendly and can be easily memorised. A shortened web page link hides the real website's address and this is great when your original website address is long and hard on the eyes. 

2) Promotes Sharing : It is pretty easier to share a short URL in comparison to a lengthy web page address. By using a short URL you can fit more links and content in a limited or less space. A short URL is easy to type and share through a message on a mobile phone. 

3) Ability to track the click data and performance : Most of the URL shorteners provide useful analytical data like click data, geographical location etc. These data are extremely useful for webmasters to understand the source of the visitors and their areas of interest.

4) Higher Click through rate : Using of shortened URL's can help to increase your click through rate. A short URL perform better than an original unshortened URL on social media channels. Short URL's attract higher click through in organic search.


Drawbacks of URL Shortening

1) Used by Spammers : URL shortening may be used by spammers for illegal activities on internet. The reason is because the actual domain name is hidden and unidentifiable by the user. Hence it may be used to send spam messages.

2) More time to load the page :  A short URL can take more time to load the original page.

3) Not very reliable : The original website might not load if there is some issue with the URL shortening service. The shortened URL might not work if the URL shortner stop their service.


How to shorten a URL

There are many URL shorteners available on the web. If you want to shorten the URL of your webpage you can use the below services. 

1) Bitly



4) Tinycc

So, finally I would like to say that if you want a short URL for your web page, you can go ahead and use the services. There are a few pros as well as a few cons with the usage of short URL.
Kindly share your feedback and comments on this post.




Sunday, August 18, 2019

Advertise Your Business on Google


Google Ads ( Known as Google Adwords before July 2018) is an online advertising program which is managed by Google. It allows users to create online ads and advertise their products and services.


The Google Ads service is a paid online advertisement service where you have to pay when a visitor clicks on your ad. This service connects you to the audiences who are interested in your product and services.

Now let me brief you how it actually works.

When someone searches on Google for a particular topic, say "Create a Website", then Google shows a list of recommended websites for you. But if you observe closely then on the top and bottom you will see sponsored links which are denoted by green "Ad" label.


Google adwords


Google Ads can be used for creating relevant ads using keywords that people use while searching for something on the Google search. When the keyword is searched by someone on Google, your ad is shown. If the user clicks on your ad then they are redirected to your website. 

When you use Google Ads, keywords are used to determine your cost of advertising. There is a cost per click bid amount associated with the keywords that you choose. A higher cost per click bid can allow your ad to show at a higher position on the page. 

Now, a few questions might be coming up in your mind. 

Why use Google Ads to advertise your business ?

Google is the most used and trusted search engine on the web. It receives more than 3 billion searches in a day. It is one of the most potential platform to promote your business and reach the targeted audiences. 

Google Ads can be the most effective way to drive relevant and qualified traffic to your website when people are searching for the types of services your business offers.

What is the cost for advertising on Google ?

Google Ads is on a Cost per click basis. The average cost per click in Google ads is $2. This cost may vary on a number of factors like competitiveness of the keywords, quality of the advertising campaign and geographical location.

Google ads is based on a bidding system where an advertiser needs to select the maximum bid amount which he wants to pay for a click on his ad. The higher amount you bid, the higher placement of your ad you get.

Will Google Ads work for me?

Many people are confused if Google ads will work for them or not.

So the answer to this question is that if you have some money to invest then just tryout the Google ads service.

Google ads works for all kinds of businesses. It's just a matter of trial. You might need some time in the beginning to learn about it. But once you start getting the taste of success, you will surely love it.

So just spare a few dollars and test the market and see if it works for your business.

Types of Advertising on Google Ads?

There are four types of advertising available on Google ads. They are:

1) Display Ads

2) Search Ads

3) Video Ads

4) App Ads

Now let me brief you a little about these ad types.

Search Ads is the most popular and shows up text ads for a particular Google search.
Video Ads is used to create a video ad which can be shown up on YouTube videos.
Display Ads works as banner or text ads and can show up on Gmail or other network websites.

Google ads service can be used to promote websites, blogs or YouTube videos. I have personally used this service to promote my blog and YouTube channel as well. This is a great service and gave me good results in promoting my blog and YouTube channel.

So, if you want to promote your blog, website or YouTube channel then you can tryout the Google ads service and drive quality and potential customers. When you signup for this service you need to add a payment method first to use this service. Your ads will be visible till your Google ads account has sufficient balance. You can create an ad campaign by assigning a total budget or daily budget for your campaign.

So friends this was all about Google ads service. Kindly share your feedback and comments.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Create a free business website in minutes


Do you want to create a website for your business?


FREE BUSINESS WEBSITE



Then you are on the right page.

Google My Business offers creation of free, professional and stunning websites in a few minutes. It is completely free and easy to create a business website from Google My Business.

The addition of pages and editing is simple and can be done through computer or mobile. You can setup your website in just 3 simple steps.

1) Click on the link  to get started.

Google My Business


2) Enter your business name in the box and hit enter.

3) Choose whether you want your business location to show on your website and click on Next.

4) Choose the list of service areas on the next page.

5) Select the country where your business is based and click on Next.

6) Choose business category on the next page and click Next.

7) Enter your phone number on the next page and click Next.

Your website is setup now. You will reach the dashboard where you can create and add posts.

Moreover you can also add the services that you offer by clicking on the "Edit Services" link.

You can also add pictures and images in the Gallery section by clicking on "Add images" link. Adding pictures lets your customers know your business.

There is also section to add Contact information, Opening hours and About us.

Once you have added posts and all the relevant information related to your business, click on Publish button to get your website live.


Hence, if you want to create a free website for your business in just a few minutes then go for Google My Business. It is simple, user friendly and helps your business getting listed on Google search.



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Best Online Grammar and Punctuation Checker Tools for Bloggers


I have always said that content is the king and the soul of your blog. It is really a challenge for bloggers to create content.

If English is not your native language then it is really difficult to write an error free content. Most of us make grammatical and punctuation mistakes while writing some content.

Writing a perfect and flawless content is very necessary for bloggers because if you have grammatical mistakes in your blog then no one will like to read your posts.

So, if you are looking for a perfect online grammar and punctuation checker tool, then this post is for you.



In this post I will highlight the best online grammar, spelling and punctuation checker tools which will enhance the quality of your blog.

These tools will save your time from proofreading after you have written your content. They will automatically detect spelling and grammatical mistakes in your content and correct them.

Most of the browsers have this tool inbuilt in them but they have certain limitation and won't work all the time. So, just go for these tools if you want an error free English writing.

1) GRAMMARLY : Grammarly is an online grammar, spelling and punctuation checking tool with millions of users worldwide. It is one of the most popular online proofreading tools.
Grammarly is available in both free and paid versions for its users. You can do the basic grammar and spelling checks using the free version. But for advanced checks for punctuation and grammar you can upgrade to premium account.


It is a very simple and easy to use tool which will make your task simpler. It also comes with an app extension which you can enable in your browser.

2) WHITESMOKE :  Whitesmoke is another powerful online spelling and grammar checker. It works on almost all the devices like your laptop or mobile.

Whitesmoke offers apps for iOS and android users as well. The only requirement is an internet connectivity.



It is compatible with almost all the browsers.
If you do not want to spend a lot on proofreading software then just go for this tool as it very affordable.

This tool will check your content for grammatical or spelling errors and correct them easily. The best thing about Whitesmoke is its easy integration to all the devices and platform.

3) GINGER : Ginger is a contextual spelling checker tool which identifies and provides suggestion to correct all types of spelling and grammatical mistakes.

Ginger software is one of the best and widely used tools for proofreading. It is available for free as well as in premium version with advanced features.


Ginger is available as a chrome plugin as well. This plugin helps to identify and correct errors while using gmail. The Ginger plugin can be installed on any other browser and also on android or iOS platform as well.

Ginger offers many additional features like language translator which translates your content into 60 languages.

4) AFTER THE DEADLINE : After the Deadline is a spelling and grammar checking tool which is available as a chrome extension.


This tool is easy to install on Google chrome browser and can be run while writing blog posts, emails etc.

Click on the icon at the lower-right corner of the editor to run this tool.

5) ONLINE CORRECTION : Online correction is a simple and easy tool to check grammar and spelling errors.

You just need to put the text in the editor box and click on submit button. Once you click on submit, you get the spelling suggestion marked in red color and grammar in green color.

This tool is easy to use and doesn't require any installations or skills.

I hope this article helps you in choosing the correct online grammar and spelling checker tool.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

How to Create a Website on Wix


Wix is a very powerful and popular platform for creating business and personal websites with an ease. It allows users to create HTML sites through the easy drag and drop website builder.

Wix offers plenty of attractive and stunning templates to its users through which you can create a beautiful website. You can create a mobile version of your website as well through Wix. It also allows you to link your website through a custom domain. If you have a custom domain name that you have purchased from somewhere else, you can link it to your site or you can purchase a domain name from within Wix site.

Wix offers both free and paid plans for website development. However the free plan has limited features and tools. If you want to create a business website you can go for the paid plan with additional benefits and tools.

In this post I will share with you how you can start a website in Wix with the free plan and later on upgrade to a premium version. Just follow the steps below:

1) Open the Wix homepage by typing www.wix.com in your browser address bar. Then click on Start now button.

Wix homepage


2) The Signup page will open where you need to type your email address and choose a password for your account. You can even signup with your Google or Facebook account from the right hand side.

Wix signup page

3) On the next page you will be asked to answer a few questions about the website that you want to build. You can answer the questions or skip.

wix website

If you choose to answer the questions Wix will automatically create a website for you as per the theme of your website. If you wish to do it yourself then click on the "Choose a template" button.

4) Choose a template as per the theme of your website from the templates page.

Choose Template from Wix

5) Once you take the mouse pointer on the template you will get two options. Click on " View" button to check the preview of the template or click on "Edit" to go to the Wix Website Editor.

Wix website editor page

6) On the left side of the page, click on the first icon " Menus and Pages". You can add a new page to your website by clicking on the "Add Page" button at the bottom. You can also navigate to the other pages of your site through this menu.

Wix menu

7) Click on the + icon on the left side to add various widgets, tools, forms, button, store, member's area, videos, images etc to your site.

Wix tools

8) Add content to your website and click on "Save" at the top right corner of the page. Click on "Preview" to see how your website will look in the browser.

9) Once you have created the pages of your site and added content you can publish your site and make it live for others to see. You can either choose to go for a free domain or connect your own customized domain. If you choose a free domain option, your website URL will be something like this: www. yourwebsitename.wixsite.com

10) Click on "Save and Continue". Your website is ready now.