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Reading Mode Widget/Plugin for Blogger and WordPress

Blogging is not all about creating content. It is also about gaining loyal readers. Apart from the quality of the content you provide, the visibility and readability of the content also matters. To be specific, readability includes font styles, backgrounds and eye-friendly modifications to the text on the webpage.

It is however difficult to modify the styles according to individual reader’s choice. So, it is better to leave that option to the reader himself. We have developed a simple and useful snippet of HTML/JS that allows the users change the font styles and sizes according to their eye feasting taste.

Reading Mode widget for blogger wordpress from amfastech

Copy the follow snippet of code and install it on your Blogger/WordPress blog.
<script>
function myFunction() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Open Sans";
}
function myFunction2() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Roboto";
}
function myFunction3() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Calibri";
}
function myFunction4() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Calibri";
}
function myFunction5() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="PT Sans";
}
function myFunction6() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Georgia";
}
</script>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction()">Style 1</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction2()">Style 2</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction3()">Style 3</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction4()">Style 4</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction5()">Style 5</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction6()">Style 6</button>

Customization

Change the ID “Blog1” with the blog post area of your blog. “Blog1” here is the blog post area of Blogger blog.

Change x.style.fontSize with the values of your choice.

Change x.style.color with the color of your choice.

Change x.style.fontFamily with the font family of your choice.

This is a basic script and needs to be tweaked. Any suggestions of the tweaks from your side are welcomed. You suggestions will be credited and updated in the article.
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WWW as an Internet Service | A brief history of the World Wide Web

The WWW (World Wide Web) or Web as it is informally known, has, together with e-mail, become the warhorse of the Internet. The Web has evolved from an immense "library" of static pages into a service offering access to multiple features and functions, an infinite number of services, programs, stores, etc.

A little History of WWW

In 1989, while working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Tim Berners-Lee began to design a system for easy access to CERN's information. This system used hypertext to structure a network of links between documents. After obtaining approval to continue with the project, the first web browser was born, christened WorldWideWeb (without spaces).

By 1992, the system had extended beyond the walls of CERN and there were now considerably more "stable" servers: 26 Growth was now dramatic and by 1993 the Web was being mentioned in the New York Times. This was the year that Mosaic was launched, an X-Window/Unix browser that later became known as Netscape, a key factor in the popularization of the Web. In 1994, the WWW Consortium was set up as the catalyst for the development of the prevailing standards on the Web (http://www.w3c.org). Its growth was now unstoppable and by the end of the 1990s, it had become the insignia service of the Internet, giving rise to the continuous growth of the online services that we know today.

Conclusion

The amazing success of the Web is down to two basic features: HTTP protocol and HTML language. The first allows straightforward and easy implementation of a communications system so that any type of file can be easily sent, simplifying the operation of the server, allowing low-power servers to deal with thousands of requests and cutting deployment costs. The second feature provides an easy and straightforward mechanism for composing linked pages that is also highly efficient and very user-friendly.
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Dhoom 3 Official Game Released | Download available for Android, Windows & IOS devices

The era to play Indian cinema in action on our devices has begun. The game releases of the Gajini, Jalsa(Tollywood) and recent science fiction super hero movie Krishh 3 were a success in the mobile apps market. This shows the marketing strategies of Indian cinema moving into next level. And now its DOOM 3’s time to get into next level.

 

Dhoom 3 Official Game Released | Download available for Android, Windows & IOS devices

 

99Games has taken a step forward in releasing this game. This game is available for the mostly used operating systems Android, IOS and Windows phone OS.

 

Game Description

THE OFFICIAL GAME FOR THE MOST AWAITED MOVIE OF THE YEAR 2013 - DHOOM:3 BY YASH RAJ FILMS PVT. LTD.

 

GET SET TO DHOOM THIS YEAR WITH DHOOM:3 THE GAME

 

For all the fans of Dhoom franchise, here is the first in the series, action packed, thriller Dhoom:3 The Game. Don the cape of the Dhoom:3 movie anti-hero and zoom through the streets of Chicago on your Super Bike as you evade ACP Jai Dixit, Ali and the Cops. With simple Tilt and Tap controls, enjoy hours of fun filled action in this 3D endless racing game.

 

The Cops are out in full force & there's just one way out! Ride hard and fast through the streets on your Super Bike battling heavy traffic, cops, pursuit helicopters and more! Use the Nitro power-up to reach extreme speeds and leave everybody in your trail! Trouble ahead? Blow away everything in your path with the Sonic Pulse & keep the Chase up!

 

DHOOM:3 THE GAME Features:


1. State-of-the-Art Graphics for an awesome gameplay experience on Android Smartphones and Tablets!
2. Responsive Accelerometer and Tap Controls to steer you to victory!
3. Collect Coins In-Game and use them to buy cool bikes, racing suits and Power-Ups!
4. Hit extreme speed with Nitro boosts, clear your way with powerful Sonic blasts and become invincible with Shields.
5. Race up the Leaderboards and show everyone you are the master of your destiny!

 

See more features at 99Games

 

This is the Official Game for all the fans of Dhoom Franchise i.e Dhoom, Dhoom 2 and Dhoom 3 !

 

Game Screenshots

Dhoom 3 Official Game Released

Dhoom Machale with Dhoom:3 The Game

Dhoom 3 Official Game Screenshot

Dhoom 3 Official Game screenshot 2

 

Download

Download DHOOM 3 for Android

Download DHOOM 3 for Windows Phone

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iPhone 5S Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note3

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Apple iPhone 5S just a week apart, we cannot help but compare the latest iterations of these two beloved smartphone series.

So which one is better: the Note 3 or the iPhone 5S? Let us take a look:

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Design

Apple has always had a premium feel to its devices, and the iPhone 5S is no different. The iPhone 5S is still made from the same metallic material for the back and still has the glassy feel in front that we know from the previous iPhone 5. In fact, except for the colors, the new iPhone 5 actually looks pretty much the same as the iPhone 5.

Samsung, on the other hand, has always been criticized for its insistence in using plastic. In the Note 3, Samsung looked to make a statement with the faux-leather look of their phone’s rear; and it works. The new design makes the new Note 3 look and feel a bit more premium than other Samsung devices.

Winner: iPhone 5S takes this one. Even if it is pretty much the same as the iPhone 5, it still looks and feels more like a flagship phone than the Note 3.

Display

Apple did nothing to improve the iPhone 5S screen. It is the same 4-inch 1136x640 resolution IPS LCD that you will also find on the iPhone 5.

Samsung, on the other hand, was able to give customers a bigger and better screen while making the phone smaller. The Note 3 has a 5.7 inch 1920x1080 resolution super AMOLED screen, which is bigger than the Note 2’s 5.5 inch display.

Winner: Samsung definitely wins this one.

Camera

The iPhone5 already had a great camera but Apple was still able to improve upon it by applying a 5-element lens that allows it to capture more light. It also added dual-tone LED flash and sped up the burst mode so that it can capture 10 frames per second. Panorama mode also allows you to take pictures that span 28-megapixels.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is no slouch in the camera department either with its 13 MP rear shooter. Its smart stabilization software also allows for more crisp pictures. In addition, it supports 4k video that not a lot of devices have.

Winner: A close one but the iPhone’s new 5-element lens definitely allows it to take better pictures.

Performance

The new iPhone 5S features the first 64bit processor in a smartphone. The new A7 CPU is fast but is still compatible with 32bit apps. In addition, the marriage between hardware and software has always been pretty smooth. That is why even though the equivalent of the processor is a dual-core chipset, the performance does not suffer.

The Note 3, on the other hand, is a beast. Aside from sporting a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, it is also supported by 3GB of RAM. This allows this powerhouse of a phone to handle anything you can throw at it, from streaming and making VoIP calls, to watching HD movies and playing games with heavy graphics.

Winner: Note 3. While the iPhone 5S’ A7 chip is no slouch, the Note 3 just boasts of too much power under the hood.

Software

iPhone 5S sports the new iOS 7. The new operating system features a new design where the icons have this 3D feel. One of the most notable features of the OS is the control center and new quick settings feature which, incidentally, is pretty similar to Android’s notifications tab.

The most attractive part of the iPhone 5 software is its new security feature that may replace passwords. The Touch ID sensor recognizes users through fingerprint. It is triggered by tap on the home button.
What separates the Note 3 not only from other smartphones but from other phablets as well is the S-Pen. It gives a much different user experience from instant screenshots and hidden menus, to the concept of writing vs. typing. The Note 3 improved upon the S-Pen through the Air Command, which is a wheel of shortcuts that is triggered by hovering and clicking the special stylus over the screen.

In addition to the S-Pen improvements, the new Note 3 allows for more multi-tasking by allowing certain apps (calculator and dialer) to be opened even if you already have two simultaneous apps running.

Winner: Note 3. While the Touch ID sensor is cool, the quick settings are already a staple in Android. The Note 3, on the other hand, has made good use of its big screen realty with more multi-tasking improvements and S-Pen improvements.

Conclusion

While the iPhone 5S provides Apple fans with more than just the incremental improvements that you would expect from a new iPhone, the Note 3 is just a powerhouse of a phone with killer specs. The only downside from the Note 3 is still its size. If you are not into phablets, then the Note 3 is not for you and you may opt for the iPhone 5S, which also has a simpler OS. If you are looking for a powerful phone with lots of functionalities, however, the Note 3 is the better choice.

AUTHOR’S BIO
Leslie Young is a Blogger, web designer and developer for 3years. She usually writes about business communication, telecommunications such as business phones and cloud phones, as well as all the latest gadgets including smartphones and tablets. With her immense experience, she enters the world of internet and starts blogging and pursues her dream to be a web expert. Now, she is participating in many Blog sites as a guest blogger. Follow her on Facebook.

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Recover Lost Data from iPhone, iPad and iPod

Ever been a victim of loosing data? Yeah one time or another you would had such feeling. People often worry losing data on mobile phones or tablets. Data in apple products like iPhone, iPad or iPods is data like any other smart phone in the world. The only advantage of smart phones and i-products is that we can get back deleted data using our computers or those devices themselves.

 

 

When I posted last time about recovering deleted photos from Samsung S4, people found difficult to connect their devices in USB debugging mode. This time there is no such effort being a geek during recovery process. You’ll just have to connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computer, select the module and go through the process.

 

For recovering your lost data, I introduce to you the familiar tool from ‘EaseUs’ so called ‘Easus Mobi Saver’. This tool available in full-version totally for free.

 

Let’s go through the recovery process now,

 

Scenario 1: Free recover from iOS device directly

Step 1: Select the recovery module and Please don’t connect your iOS device to PC. Then click Start.

 

Free recover from iOS device directly

 

Step 2: Connect your iOS device now. The program will analyze the device and if the device is connected successfully, you can click Next to scan your deleted data.

 

Connect your iOS device

Step 3: After scanning, you can select one item to preview and find out the specific files you need. You can also tick the option Only display deleted items to find the deleted files. Then click Recovery button.

 

Step 4: Select a destination to save the recoverable data. Click OK to confirm it.

 

 

Scenario 2: Free recover from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Choose the recovery module.

Step 2: If you have backed up or synchronized your deleted data with iTunes, you can click Next to start scanning directly.

 

 

Step 3: Select a time point you need, click Next to recover.

 

 

Note: If your iOS device is not listed here, it’s probably because your iOS device has not been synchronized or backed up with iTunes.

 

 

Step 4: After scanning, you can select one item to preview and find out the specific files you need. You can also tick the option Only display deleted items to find the deleted files. Then click Recovery button.

Step 5: Select a destination to save the recoverable data. Click OK to confirm it.

 

After recovering the desired data, if you need to recover other file types, you can select Recover other types to recover without rescanning.

 

 

 

Try your thoughts of connecting other devices too. Because I haven’t tried other devices yet. Share your thoughts in comments below!

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How to Take Printouts from an iPhone

The utopian idea of a paperless society may be near, but it hasn’t arrived yet. Words and images on a piece of paper are sometimes necessary. AirPrint enables your iPhone to print directly to an AirPrint-enabled printer. Many types of files can be printed: e-mail messages and any readableattachments, photos, web pages, even PDFs. Apps you download from the App Store may also support AirPrint. AirPrint couldn’t be easier. Here are the steps to take:
 
1. Make sure the printer you want to use is on the same Wi-Fi network that your iPhone is connected to.
 
2. On your iPhone, open the document you want to print.
 
3. Tap the forward or action button, depending on which app you want to print from.
 
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4. Tap the Print button.

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5. Tap the Printer button to select the printer you want to use. Another screen opens, showing the printers that are available in the Wi-Fi vicinity.
 
6. Select the number of copies you want to print. Depending on the app and the printer, you may also have the option to choose double-sided printing and/or a range of pages.
 
7. The Print Center app appears on the Home screen and a badge indicates how many documents are waiting to be printed.
 
8. Tap the Print Center button on the Home screen to see a list of queued documents. Tap a document in the list to see its status. Tap the cancel printing button if you’ve changed your mind.
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Act Wise While Choosing Network Carrier for your iPhone

When iPhone was first released, only one cellular service provider was available in the U.S.: AT&T. The situation was similar in other countries —only one cellular service provider supported iPhone. With subsequent releases, many carriers now support iPhone and that’s made the situation both more convenient and more confusing for the consumer. Verizon and Sprint joined AT&T in offering cellular service contracts that include iPhones. In Europe, Vodafone is popular, although many countries also have country-specific carriers with competitive pricing.
 
Unlocked iPhones, which are iPhones you purchase outright without a service contract, work with carriers who use the GSM standard (read further). In the U.S., AT&T, T-Mobile, and 30 or so regional carriers use GSM, as do most of the carriers outside the U.S. A customer in good standing can request that his CDMA carrier unlock his iPhone so it can access the GSM networks overseas, but nonetheless remains tied to the national and roaming costs associated with the cellular service contract.
 
GSM (Global System for Mobile) and CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) are the telecommunications standards used for cellular networks. GSM, as its name implies, is the worldwide standard, whereas CDMA is limited to America and parts of Asia. CDMA offers slightly better data transfer, although GSM is steadily improving. The GSM standard stores your phone number and account information on a SIM card, whereas in the CDMA standard, the phone number and account information is programmed in the phone itself. Some CDMA networks require a SIM in order to connect to a GSM network outside the U.S. Sprint offers one so you can access the GSM network used by Sprint’s partners in Europe. iPhones come with either GSM (with an AT&T contract or unlocked) or CDMA (Verizon or Sprint contracts).
 
Rates and offers change frequently and we’re not in a position to advise you as to which carrier to choose. Here are a few things to consider so you can compare plans from different carriers and make an informed decision:

+ How much time do you spend on the phone? Do you make many calls or just check in now and then? Three hundred and sixty minutes is 12 minutes a day, whereas 1,000 minutes is just over a half hour a day. If
you’re thinking about replacing your landline with a cell phone, 1,000 minutes may not be enough.

+ When do you use your phone? Some plans offer lower nighttime and weekend rates. If you spend your weekdays at your office, you probably won’t be using your cell phone much anyway.
 
+ Who do you call? Some plans offer a you-and-me or family discount for one number or a group of numbers that you call more than any other.
 
+ Where do you use your phone? If you travel around the country, you probably want a call plan with nationwide coverage. If you’re a homebody, a regional plan is probably just fine.
 
+ Do you travel overseas? If you do, shop around for the best roaming rate or, if you frequently go to the same country, consider getting a local, rechargeable SIM card and using that in your iPhone when you’re out of the U.S.

+ Do you send text messages? Text messages may be billed at a per-message rate or your plan may include a limited number and you pay a per message rate if you exceed the limited number. iMessage lets you sendtext messages for free to other iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.
 
+ How much cellular data usage do you need? Wi-Fi is widespread in the U.S. Even the smallest one-café town seems to offer free Wi-Fi if you buy a cup of coffee, which makes cellular data less necessary. Most plans these days offer unlimited Internet access, although 20MB is the file size limit for downloading over a cellular network.
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iPhone Activation: Setup Process for New iPhone

You can’t use the phone services of your iPhone until it’s connected to a cellular network through your cellular service provider. You can purchase an iPhone with a cellular network contract or without a contract, which is called an unlocked iPhone. Here’s the difference:

iphone activation

Contract: iPhone is activated when you sign up for a service plan with an iPhone service. In the U.S., your cellular network carrier choices are AT&T, which uses the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) cellular communications protocol, Verizon, and Sprint, which use the CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) cellular communications protocol. We explain both GSM and CDMA in the “Making Connections” section of this chapter. You register your phone with the network and pick a plan for the number of calling minutes, SMS messages, and Internet service usage you want.

Unlocked: iPhone arrives without a micro-SIM (that’s the little chip inside that gives you access to the cellular network). You purchase a micro-SIM from a service provider and then purchase prepaid calling minutes in a pay-as-you-go option. Cellular broadband Internet access is sold separately. You can use an unlocked iPhone with a contract; in that case, you bought iPhone outright so the monthly contract should be less than iPhone plus a cellular service fee. T-Mobile provides national pay-as you- go service and there are about 30 regional carriers who offer pay as-you-go service. Unlocked iPhones work only with carriers who use the GSM cellular communications standard (AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.). If you spend a lot of time overseas, say in France, you can purchase a prepaid SIM in France, which you put in your iPhone when you’re there. When you’re in the U.S., you put the U.S.-based SIM in your iPhone.

If you bought your iPhone with a cellular service contract, it will have already been activated when you bought it; if, for example, you bought it at an Apple Store, an AT&T store, or other retail outlet such as Wal-Mart or Best Buy.  If you bought your iPhone through the online Apple Store and selected a carrier, you only need to turn your iPhone on and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you bought an unlocked iPhone, you must purchase and insert a GSM micro-SIM. To insert the micro-SIM, do the following:

1. Insert the SIM eject tool that came with your iPhone, or a paper clip, into the hole on the SIM card tray on the right side of your iPhone.
The SIM card tray pops open.

2. Place the SIM card in the tray, matching the cut corner of the SIM card to the cut corner in the tray.

3. Push the SIM card tray closed.

When you turn on your iPhone for the first time, the Setup Assistant takes you through a series of screens where you type in the requested information and tap Next or Done. The Setup Assistant activates the following features:

Sign in or create an Apple ID: Your Apple ID lets you

• Store your iPhone backup on iCloud, Apple’s remote storage site.
• Make purchases from the iTunes Store and the App Store.
• Sign in to FaceTime.

If you have an iTunes ID, you can use that. However, iCloud requires ID with an e-mail format, such as babsboyd@me.com, so you may have to create a new account anyway to activate iCloud. The Setup Assistant asks you to create an ID and password and set up a security question, a question only you know the answer to that Apple asks if you forget your password.

Wi-Fi Setup: We explain this in detail later in this chapter in the “Making Connections” section. Briefly, a list of available Wi-Fi networks appears, you click the one you use and type in the password.

iCloud Setup: The Setup Assistant asks which data on your iPhone you would like backed up to iCloud. You have to have a Wi-Fi or cellular network data connection to complete activation; otherwise, you must connect your iPhone to your computer with the USB connector cable.
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The Big Picture : iPhone 4S Review

Your iPhone is so much more than a cellular phone. Even the smartphone label seems limiting. With each new generation, iPhone has added more functions and features. IPhone itself is the hardware and the iOS and apps are the software that let you do so many things. In the next few sections, we give you the proverbial taste of what you can do.
 

Phone

Clearly, iPhone is a cellular telephone, that makes voice calls and offers text messaging. Nothing extraordinary there. The standout functions include multimedia messaging with active links in messages you send and receive. Consider visual voicemail that displays a list of messages so you can listen to the most important ones first rather than go through them in chronological order. You have two ways to communicate cost-free with other iOS device owners: FaceTime lets you communicate via video chat and iMessage gives you SMS-type message exchanges.

iPhone as phone. 
 

Music and videos

This is not your standard MP3 player. With its peerless screen and excellent stereophonic output, your iPhone plays music, movies, podcasts, and more with crisp, clear sound and images. From iTunes, you can download music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, courseware, and audiobooks. Watch and upload videos to YouTube. Connect your iPhone to a monitor or television with a cable or via AirPlay or Apple TV and watch everything on a big screen. All you have to do is pop the popcorn.
 

Camera and video camcorder

Eight megapixels make the digital still camera on iPhone 4S one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. And iPhone 4S video cameras capture high-definition video in 1080 rows of pixels. The LED flash next to the objective lens on the back of your iPhone illuminates both still photos and videos. iOS 5 added a few editing options to the Photos app, which you use to organize and view your photos and videos after you capture them.
 

Personal digital assistant

iPhone 4S becomes a true personal digital assistant (PDA for short) with the addition of Siri, the voice-recognition interface. Just speak your commands to Siri and it (she?) does what you ask, such as typing and sending a dictated e-mail, finding a florist, or changing your dentist appointment.
 
Don’t let Siri steal the limelight from iPhone’s other PDA features. Barbara got her first iPhone about the same time she and her husband downsized to a smaller apartment that didn’t have an extra room for a home office. That change, combined with a desire to make the absolute most of iPhone, led her to relying on iPhone’s PDA features.
 
Contacts eliminated the need for a paper address book. Calendar replaced the little black Filofax she’d coveted for years, and Notes made all those scraps of notes and grocery lists obsolete. The addition of Reminders in iOS 5 makes sure no task or appointment is
forgotten.
 

Internet communicator

You start to see the real power of your iPhone when you go online. Able to access the Internet via either your cellular network, 3G, or Wi-Fi, you never have to miss another time-sensitive e-mail or tweet. You can search the Internet with Safari as you would on any computer. For example, you can search for movie times, book airline tickets, settle bets with Wikipedia, and read the news from your favorite news outlets.
 
You access your e-mail accounts through Mail. If you have multiple accounts, you can sync them all with Mail and see them individually or all together.
 
Your iPhone comes with some specific apps that gather information from the Internet. Stocks lets you follow international investment markets as well as your personal investments. Weather leans on Yahoo! to bring you the weather forecast for cities you want to know about.
 

Personal GPS navigator

Between the Compass and Maps apps and the GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular sensors, 99 percent of the time your iPhone can tell you where you are and tell you how to get where you want to go. What’s more, Maps and Siri can give you suggestions for vendors and services, like bookstores and restaurants, based on your location. The links in Maps are active, as they are in most iPhone apps,  so you just click on the suggested vendor and the website for that vendor opens in Safari.
 
iPhone’s great graphics make

E-book and document reader

E-readers and tablets are all the rage and we admit the larger screen does make reading easier on an e-reader than on your iPhone, however, your iPhone is a fine e-book and document reader in a pinch. You can download books directly from iTunes to your iPhone.

 

You can also read many types of documents on your iPhone. If a colleague sends you a PowerPoint presentation or a PDF document as an e-mail attachment, just tap on the attachment and your iPhone opens it so you can review it. You can’t edit the document (without an additional app), but you can print the document from your iPhone with AirPrint, if there’s an AirPrintenabled printer on your wireless network.

 

Personal fitness trainer

When we talk about the Nike+ iPod app, which tracks the distances and times of your runs or walks by receiving information from a sensor in certain models of Nike running shoes.

 

That’s not the only app that helps you stay fit. The App Store boasts dozens of apps that create workout routines or track your progress toward fitness goals. Browsing YouTube turns up aerobic, Pilates, and yoga videos for every level and taste, and you can watch them in streaming on your iPhone.


Pocket video game console

With all the ruckus, you might think Angry Birds is the only game in town. Actually, the App Store boasts more than 100,000 games, and many are free. Take that, Nintendo DS! With iPhone, you have a video game console with  you at all times, and with Game Center, you can play against friends online and see who has the highest score.

 

Your iPhone is also a tiny game console.

 

System wide functions

The keyboard used in any app where typing is involved supports 21 languages. Voice Control can initiate phone calls, control Music, and tell you what time it is. Accessibility settings make iPhone easier to use with features like enlarged font sizes, custom vibration signals for incoming calls, and spoken text.

 

Notifications, such as text messages, calendar requests, and voicemails, come in while you’re doing other things and you get a small indication at the  top of the screen. When it’s convenient, you can see them all together on the Notifications screen and choose to which and when you want to respond.

 

If you use Twitter, knowing you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Maps, and YouTube on your iPhone might make you downright chirpy.  If you want to find something, Spotlight searches from within many of the apps on your iPhone, and you can search Wikipedia and the web directly from Spotlight.

 

And a thousand other things!

Even if you never add another app to your iPhone, it would do a lot, but adding third-party apps ups the potential. In the online bonus content, we try to knock your socks off by introducing some of the newest, most innovative, and problem-solving apps available.

 

We certainly found apps we never imagined existed when we were researching them, and hope this nudges you to do some research on your own.

 

With that, dear reader, you should have some idea of where you want to go.

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HTML5 Assists Developers in Developing Mobile Applications

HTML5 is going to continue to used for Internet based Site and Mobile, and it possibly will well modify the features of mobile app development perpetually. HTML5 strictly has a lot of potential for development to make in the web, but one has to understand the patterns of the markup language before structuring or presenting content with it.

Firstly, it is very significant to recognize the notion of HTML5 in order to productively executing the same for mobile application development.

html5 in  mobile apps

Understanding HTML5

HTML5 is the most significant technology of the internet as it is consisting of over 100 prerequisites that utilize the newest web technologies for the developing of mobile applications.

HTML5 includes condition of chief programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, offering designers with the entire pack of properties needed to generate next generation websites and mobile applications.

HTML5 comes with a better-off method, enhanced markup, superior potential, and newest JavaScript APIs, supporting in the designing of novel apps. Consequently, HTML5 referred to as an amalgamation of the features of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

It is significant to select the accurate technology under the shade of HTML5 to guarantee the achievement of mobile application development.

How Does HTML5 helps in Mobile Application Development

HTML5 is not a single entity and so applying this platform for mobile app development involves an assessment of one technology after as until the developer comes upon that technology which will ensemble his/her requirement for developing an application.
Usage of HTML5

HTML5 offers numerous benefits to an app developer and this is the cause of why the platform has achieved extensive recognition in the world of application development for mobile devices. Numbers of these are as follows:

A lesser amount of reliance – HTML5 guarantees with a reduction of reliance on third party components needed for designing a novel mobile app. This in turn guides to a substantial diminution in the software licensing expenditure.

Lucrative and affordable – The outlook of an app development company offering HTML5 has presented about roughly 30 percent cost decline when evaluated to earlier platforms for building the functionalities of a mobile application.

Fewer skills set needed – An app developer having knowledge of HTML5 can stream videos and create them native to a browser without reliance on Adobe Flash. Consequently, it will be right to say that a developer can connect in app developing even if he is not acquainted with Adobe Flash and have access to HTML5. The development skill set need for designers is at the present stumpy with the dawn of HTML5.

Timely work out and less attempt needed – Less but best quality time and endeavor needed to work out on mobile app development by applying HTML5.

For example, if an app developer were developing an app for a Windows Phone and an iPhone without applying HTML5, developing of different apps for the devices, depending on geo-location services for recognizing a user's location, also same utilizing and varying user interface possessions to generate rich animations would be essential.

Using HTML5 web development, all the components is obtainable via one browser and only one version of apps should build up for diverse mobile devices.

End Words:
Contemporary mobile app developers have understood the budding demand of HTML5 as a development tool. HTML5 certainly assists to create richer mobile applications that can work across all major OS platforms.

Author Bio:

Kinjal Adeshara is a web enthusiastic and blogger who interested in writing on software, mobile and web application development. She works with RightwaySolution.Com, a web apps development company. She loved to write articles and shares new, exciting and informative content with users.

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HTML Color Codes in Hexadecimal Format

When coding HTML, you often need to specify what color an element should be. For example, the color of text, the background color of a table cell etc. For any given color, there are various ways of specifying a value.

Using hex color codes (and various other models), you have many more options for different shades of color  than just the color names. Instead of just "blue" you can nominate a specific shade of blue using a hexadecimal value.

HTML colors are defined using a hexadecimal notation (HEX) for the combination of Red, Green, and Blue color values (RGB).
The lowest value that can be given to one of the light sources is 0 (in HEX: 00). The highest value is 255 (in HEX: FF).HEX values are specified as 3 pairs of two-digit numbers, starting with a # sign.

Here are the different colors with their Hexadecimal values and RGB Values............





Color Values

ColorColor HEXColor RGB
#000000rgb(0,0,0)
#FF0000rgb(255,0,0)
#00FF00rgb(0,255,0)
#0000FFrgb(0,0,255)
#FFFF00rgb(255,255,0)
#00FFFFrgb(0,255,255)
#FF00FFrgb(255,0,255)
#C0C0C0rgb(192,192,192)
#FFFFFFrgb(255,255,255)
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How To Embed Audio To A Webpage

Before we get into the details of how to embed an audio file in your Web page (in other words, to make the sound an automatic and integral part of the page), consider that there’s a very easy way to add sound. And it’s a way that avoids a common problem.

One of the most important rules of good Web design is this: If you’re going to use background sound on your site, ensure that you give your visitors some way to turn it off . Not everyone appreciates a soundtrack accompanying his or her Web surfing. And, even if people do enjoy sound, they grow tired of the same thing repeating endlessly. If you make it impossible for visitors to opt out of the sound, you’ll lose some of them.

Embeding Audio to a Webpage

Simply by linking to the sound file instead of embedding it, you give your site visitors the option of whether to listen to the sound or not. All you do is create the same kind of link as you would to another Web page or a graphics file. For example, if you wanted to play an MP3 song, you could use this code:
 
<a href="overtheseatoskye.mp3">Click here to listen to the
reflection of your soul</a>

That’s all there is to it. Anyone who wants to hear the music can click the link. Anyone who doesn’t want to hear it doesn’t have to.

Choosing a file type

Plug-ins enable you to play practically any kind of audio file in a Web browser. However, you need to consider just how important the music (or other sound) is compared to how much it can delay the download of your Web page. You have several different file types from which to choose:

WAV — A sound file in the WAV format (Waveform audio file) is hideously large when compared to other options. This file type has proven to be enduringly popular for Windows users. It can use either 8- or 16-bit sampling rates, recorded in either mono or stereo, and has .wav as its extension. It was jointly developed by both Microsoft and IBM. Waveform, of course, refers to the analog nature of sound that is digitally sampled and transferred to other formats.

WMA — An audio file format for encoding digital audio. It is similar to MP3, though capable of compressing digital audio files at a higher rate and matching a variety of bandwidths. Its extension is .wma.

MIDI — When it comes to audio file formats on the Web, for the longest time, MIDI files (which end in either .mid or .midi extensions) were king. MIDI files, rather than being recordings in digital format, are sets of instructions on how to reproduce a sound by using common instruments. They are pretty restricted in use to music files, since they record data on note characteristics such as pitch and length, and music synthesizers. You would not use this format to record sounds that roll trippingly off the tongue. However, their file sizes can be very small, making them ideal for non-speech use on Web pages.

Au — This derives from audio. It records in 8-bit mono and is used with Unix systems.

RealAudio — RealAudio is a proprietary format of Real Networks used for streaming audio data to a source over limited bandwidth systems. Its typical extensions are .rm, .ra, and .ram. Because file sizes tend to be smaller than some other file types, the sound quality may be lower.

SND and AIFF — For the growing base of Mac aficionados, you have SND and AIFF file types. AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) is rather like the WAV file type in terms of capabilities (such as variable sampling rates, as well as mono or stereo options). SND is currently not a very well-supported file format, but it may gain increased support as the Apple share of the digital music market expands.

Ogg — This is an open source audio compression format for the playing and storage of digital music. It uses Vorbis. The extension of Ogg is .ogg. Another popular free open source audio compression format, flac, is available at: flac.sourceforge.net/.

MP3 — With its compression algorithm, the MP3 file format offers an almost unbelievable capacity for storing CD-quality sound in a relatively tiny file compared to earlier digital recording formats. The key word here is ‘‘relatively’’ — the longer the music (or other sound), the larger the file. It’s not unusual for a 2-minute song to take up 3MB, and that adds a stiff penalty to your Web page’s download time. Whatever format you  use, it’s a really good idea to keep the sound duration as short as you can. Unless you’re selling digital albums, think in terms of seconds, not minutes.

MP4 — Though designed to transmit video and images over a smaller bandwidth, MP4 also is used for audio transmit through ACC MPEG-4 Audio. iTunes uses it. The extensions are .m4a and .m4p.

This is an area of high fluidity, and changes/improvements are constantly being made.

Embedding audio

We recognize that background sound (sort of a soundtrack to a Web page) does appeal to some Web designers. We’ll show you how to make your background sound jump through hoops if you want it to. Many Web browsers can natively play music and do not need plug-ins do the job. In any event, except for one issue that we cover, you will not need to concern yourself with the particular brand of music plug-in your visitors are using. Many different ones exist, and few Web browsers lack the capacity to play MIDI, MP3, or several other audio files currently on (and off) the above list.

Audio files are embedded in Web pages with the OBJECT element or the EMBED element. The basics can be handled relatively easily, as the following example demonstrates:

<html>
<body>
<object title="A Cool Song" data="Mission Impossible.mid">
Sorry I can’t play your song!
</object>
</body>
</html>

If you use the <embed> tag, rather than the <object> element, to link to an audio file,



<EMBED src="url of file" width="number" height="number">
</EMBED>

This code has the absolute minimum amount of information necessary to add sound. All it does is to specify the location and name of the audio file. If you wanted to play a MIDI file called softsong.mid, you could fill in the blanks like this:


<EMBED src="softsong.mid" width="200" height="100">
</EMBED><object title="A Cool Song" data="Mission Impossible.mid" >

 
The width and height attributes, which are required, seem a bit strange at first — after all, this is a sound, not an image or a movie. How can it have dimensions? Well, it’s the controls that are used to start, stop, and play the sound, as well as to change its volume, that are at issue here. The problem is that you don’t know what plug-in someone’s using. That means you don’t know what the controls are going to be, let alone how large they’ll be. The ones in the example code pretty much cover all the bases, however. You can actually set up things so that the controls don’t show on the Web page. However, you still have to specify the width and height attributes. Of course, the numbers could be anything you wanted under those circumstances. To make the controls disappear, you use the hidden attribute:
  
<EMBED src="softsong.mid"" width="200" height="100" hidden="true">
</EMBED>

This attribute takes a value of either true or false, but there’s not much point to using false — if you don’t want the controls hidden, just don’t use the hidden attribute.

Note:

If you hide the controls, you make them inaccessible to your visitors, which means that they cannot turn off the sound. This is a fast way to annoy people. It’s usually preferable to leave the choice up to them.
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How The Totally Different Technologies, HTML5 & JavaScript Hooked Up

HTML and JavaScript are from different planets for sure. The proof? HTML’s DNA is made of declarative markup that allows you to describe a set of nested elements that make up your pages. JavaScript, on the other hand, is made of pure algorithmic genetic material, meant for describing computations.

Are they so far apart they can’t even communicate? Of course not, because they have something in common: the DOM. Through the DOM, JavaScript can communicate with your page, and vice versa. There are a few ways to make this happen, but for now lets concentrate on one. It’s a little wormhole of sorts that allows JavaScript to get access to any element, and it’s called getElementById. Let’s see how it works...

Let’s start with a DOM. Here’s a simple DOM; it’s got a few HTML paragraphs, each with an id identifying it as the green, red or blue planet. Each paragraph has some text as well. Of course there’s a <head> element too, but we’ve left the details out to keep things simpler.

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Now let’s use JavaScript to make things more interesting. Let’s say we want to change the greenplanet’s text from “All is well” to “Red Alert: hit by phaser fire!’ Down the road you might want to do something like this based on a user’s actions or even based on data from a web service. But we’ll get to all that; for now let’s just get the greenplanet text updated. To do that we need the element with an id of greenplanet. Here’s some code that does that:

document.getElementById("greenplanet");

-Remember the ‘document’ represents the entire page in your browser and contains the complete DOM, so we can ask it to do things like find an element with a specific id.

-getElementById: Here we’re asking the ‘document’ to get us an ‘element’ by finding the element that matches the given ‘id’.

-From the above simple code, getElementById(“greenplanet”) returns the paragraph element corresponding to “greenplanet”...

...and then the JavaScript code can do all sorts of interesting things with it..

Once getElementById gives you an element, you’re ready do something with it (like change its text to “Red Alert: hit by phaser fire!”). To do that, we typically assign the element to a variable so we can refer to the element thoughout our code; let’s do that and then change the text:

var planet = document.getElementById("greenplanet");
-We’re assigning the element to a variable named ‘planet’.
-Here’s our call to getElementById, which seeks out the “greenplanet” element and returns it.

And in our code we can now just use the variable planet to refer to our element.

planet.innerHTML = "Red Alert: hit by phaser fire!";
-We can use the innerHTML property of our planet element to change the content of the element.
-We change the content of the greenplanet element to our new text... which results in the DOM (and your page) being updated with the new text.

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Any changes to the DOM are reflected in the browser’s rendering of the page, so you’ll see the paragraph change to contain the new content!

[Sources: Head first HTML5 programming]
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HTML 5 is a Recipe made of family of Technologies

HTML 5 is the now-a-day trending technology used in the building WebPages and website as well. HTML 5 is a combination of family of technologies that are being used as conventional technologies in making websites. What can HTML 5 do that others previous technologies cannot? I know this is is the question stood tall when I started talking about HTML 5.


Ok, seems like you have checked out what can HTML 5 do! Let’s  take a look at the technologies used in HTML 5 and where you need them..

CSS3

Using CSS3, you can draw right on your web page. With CSS3, you can  draw text, images, lines, circles, rectangles, patterns and gradients. It’ll bring out your inner artist.

Web Workers

You might have used this technology in HTML 4 to enter information, but It’s even better in HTML5. It can require that you fill out fields, and It can more easily verify that you’ve typed an email, URL or phone number where you’re supposed to.

Forms

You used to need a plug-in for forms, but now these are first class members of the HTML family of elements. Wanna watch or listen to something? You need them.

Offline Web Apps

We’re here to help with the structure and semantic meaning  of your page, including new ways of making sections, headers, footers and navigation in your pages.

Audio & Video

This is the the most stylish one in the family. You’ve probably used this before, but did you know it can now animate your elements, give them great rounded corners and even drop shadows?

New Markup

Use this as a bit of local storage in every user’s browser. Need to store a few preferences, some shopping cart items, or maybe even stash a huge cache for efficiency? This is your API.

Local Storage

Need applications that work even when you aren’t connected to the network? This can help.

Canvas

This is the API that can tell you where you are, and it plays nice with Google maps.

Geolocation

You’ll want this whenever you need several scripts running concurrently and in the background, so your user interface remains responsive.
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Most Frequently Asked Questions about HTML5 | Here are the Best Answers

HTML has been on a wild ride. Sure, HTML started as a mere markup language, but more recently HTML’s put on some major muscle. Now we’ve got a language tuned for building true web applications with local storage, 2D drawing, offline support, sockets and threads, and more. The story of HTML wasn’t always pretty, and it’s full of drama. It has evolved time to time in its existence. Its time of HTML5. If you’ve never had exposure to HTML5 before, these questions might have been tickling your mind.


Q1. How does this work on the old browsers? Like the new doctype, meta, and so on... somehow the older browsers work with this new syntax?

Ans: Yes, through a bit of cleverness and luck. Take the type attributes on the link and script tags; now, it makes sense to get rid of this attribute with HTML5 because CSS and JavaScript are now the standards (and certainly are the default technologies for style and scripting). But as it turns out, the browsers already assumed the defaults of CSS and JavaScript. So the stars aligned and the new markup standard just happens to have been supported in the browser for years. The same is true of the doctype and the meta tag.

Q2. What about the new doctype, it seems too simple now; it doesn’t even have a version or DTD?
Ans: Yes, it does seem a little magical that after years of using complex doctypes we can now just simplify it to “we’re using HTML.” Here’s what happened: HTML used to be based on a standard called SGML, and that standard required both the complex form of the doctype and the DTD. The new standard has moved away from SGML as a way to simplify HTML language and make it more flexible. So, we don’t need the complex form anymore. Further, as we said above, there is some luck here in that almost all browsers just look for HTML in the doctype to ensure they are parsing an HTML document.

Q3. Were you joking about it never changing again? I thought the versioning was really important for browsers. Why not use <!doctype html5>? It’s not like there isn’t going to be an HTML6 too. Right?

Ans:  The use of the doctype evolved with browser makers using the doctype to tell their browsers to render things in their own “standards mode.” Now that we have much more of a true standard, the HTML5 doctype tells any browser that this document is standard HTML, be that version 5, 6 or whatever.

Q4.  Well, I assume different browsers are going to have different capabilities at any one time. How do I handle that?

Ans:  True, especially until HTML5 is 100 percent supported.

Q5. Why does this even matter? I just typed a page in without a doctype and meta tag and it worked just fine. Why do I need to worry if this stuff is totally correct?

Ans:  Yes, browsers are great at overlooking small errors in HTML files. But by including the correct doctype and meta tags, you’ll make sure browsers know exactly what you want, rather than having to guess. Plus, for people using older browsers, the new doctype means they’ll use standards mode, which is what you want. Remember, standards mode is a mode where the browser assumes you’re writing HTML that conforms to a standard, so it uses those rules to interpret your page. If you don’t specify a doctype, some browsers may go into “quirks mode” and assume your web page is written for older browsers, when the standard wasn’t quite up to snuff, and may interpret your page incorrectly (or assume it’s just written incorrectly).

Q6.  Whatever happened to XHTML? It seems like a few years ago that was the future?

Ans:  Yeah it was. Then flexibility won out over strict syntax, and in the process XHTML (XHTML 2, to be precise) died and HTML5 was born to be more accepting of the way people write web pages (and the way browsers render them). That said, don’t worry, because knowing about XHTML is only going to make you a stronger author of HTML5 content (and you’re going to appreciate HTML5 a whole lot more). And by the way, if you really love XML, there’s still a wayto write your HTML5 in strict form. More on that later...

Q7. What is UTF-8?

Ans:  UTF-8 is a character coding that has support for many alphabets, including non-western ones. You’ve probably seen other character sets used in the past, but UTF-8 is being promoted as the new standard. And it’s way shorter and easier to remember than previous character encodings.
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iPhone tricks most people don’t know

  1. *3001#12345#* and tap Call. Enter Field Mode.Field mode reveals many of the inner settings of your iPhone, specifically up-to-date network and cell information.
  2. *#06# Displays your IMEI. No need to tap Call.IMEI is the unique identifier for your cell phone hardware. Together with your SIM information it identifies you to the provider network.
  3. *777# and tap Call. Account balance for prepaid iPhone.
  4. *225# and tap Call. Bill Balance. (Postpaid only)
  5. *646# and tap Call. Check minutes. (Postpaid only)These three are pretty self explanatory.
  6. *#21# and tap Call. Setting interrogation for call forwards.Discover the settings for your call forwarding. You'll see whether you have voice, data, fax, sms, sync, async, packet access, and pad access call forwarding enabled or disabled.
  7. *#30# and tap Call. Calling line presentation check.This displays whether you have enabled or disabled the presentation of the calling line, presumably the number of the party placing the call.
  8. *#76# and tap Call. Check whether the connected line presentation is enabled or not.State whether the connected line presentation is enabled or disabled. Presumably similar to the calling line presentation.
  9. *#43# and tap Call. Determine if call waiting is enabled.Displays call waiting status for voice, data, fax, sms, sync data, async data, packet access and pad access. Each item is either enabled or disabled.
  10. *#61# and tap Call. Check the number for unanswered calls.Show the number for voice call forwarding when a call is unanswered. Also show the options for data, fax, sms, sync, async, packet access and pad access.
  11. *#62# and tap Call. Check the number for call forwarding if no service is available.Just like the previous, except for no-service rather than no-answer situations.
  12. *#67# and tap Call. Check the number for call forwarding when the iPhone is busy.And again, but for when the iPhone is busy.
  13. *#33# and tap Call. Check for call control bars.Check all the usual suspects (voice, data, fax, sms, etc) to see whether barring is enabled or disabled for outgoing.
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Get iPhone UI on Nokia Symbian

You might have dreamt a lot of times watching you mobile phone in your hand as iPhone. How amazing it would be if our mobile phone becomes iPhone? Cool right? Lets get started with the Nokia, one of the top selling mobile phone brands in the world.

Nokia budget phones almost have Symbian operating system in them. You can make your Symbian a iPhone by using SPB shell. Yes you can make it yourself.

SPB Shell V3.8 is available now at area51 along with the best SPB Shell wallpapers.

Just download the shell on area51 and follow the instructions given in. You are done!

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