Monthly Archives: August 2009

Nokia’s Booklet 3G a ‘mini laptop’

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The King in mobile manufacturers, Nokia, rocked the world this morning by introducing its spin on the laptop, called the Booklet 3G. Nokia has announced today its debut in the world of computer systems. According to the announcement, the company plans to roll out its first Windows-based portable computer system, the Nokia Booklet 3G.

image The notebook comprises with an Atom processor and 10.1-inch display, but that screen is higher res than your average Eee, and it also sports integrated 3G wireless and a hot-swappable SIM card, still following it’s own niche. It looks to be running Windows 7, which isn’t particularly netbooky, and also has integrated A-GPS with a copy of Ovi Maps, HDMI output, a rated 12 hour battery life, and the usual Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, all in a 2cm (.78 inch), 2.7lb aluminum body that’s understated, sophisticated, and should make most Nokia fans very happy — Nokia fans who are looking for a tiny laptop, anyway.

Well I’m not sure that whether this introductory notebook could beat Sony Vaio Mini.

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Easy steps to Update Apple’s iPhone 3.0 software

Easy steps to Update Apple’s iPhone 3.0 software

Firstly, before anything else, make sure that the battery of the iPhone is fully charged, and also if you are using a laptop, make sure it is plugged into the power outlet or be ready with some alternate power source.

If you must use the battery on your laptop, make sure you have enough power to last through downloading a 200MB file, installing, and updating your phone. You don’t want your laptop to die in the middle of your iPhone update, it might damage the phone.

Secondly, end users need to download and install iTunes 8 . iTunes 8 lets the phone communicates with the computer so it can be updated.

Next prepare to connect the iPhone to the computer with iTunes 8 software installed. Wait for sometimes until iTunes opens. When iTunes opens, select your iPhone under Devices in the Source List on the left and then navigate to ‘iPhone Summary pane’ and click the buttons for ‘Check Update’.

In no time a message will appear click ‘Download and Install’ wait until the updates has finished and there you have it the new iPhone OS 3.0 software updates.

Top iPhone Forums and Websites for Developers

iPhone developers One of the best things about the iPhone is Apple’s openness to accepting new apps from independent developers. But getting your app on the iPhone is competitive, so how is your app supposed to stand out from the crowd? By checking out these websites and forums, you can keep up with all the news, issues and opinions about the iPhone, so that you’re better prepared to design something that Apple decides it just needs to have.

  • Apple Developer Connection: Developer.Apple.com is the official Apple Mac and iPhone website just for developers. Find submission information, technical resources and other important information you’ll need before sending in your app.
  • TalkiPhone.com: On this website, you’ll find iPhone news and forums all about software, hacking tips, bugs, new tools and apps, and more. You’ll learn about apps that are huge successes and which ideas have tanked.
  • everythingiCafe: This Apple community and blog supports a forum with threads about new phone releases, modifications, hacks, app ideas, software, and more.
  • iPhoneDeveloperTips.com: Here you’ll find tips from real iPhone developers. The editor of the site has personally designed the following apps: Snoop Doog, Bikini.com Supermodel Party, KT the Astrologer, iFishNet, iHuntNet, and IBC Mobile banking.
  • iPhoneDevSummit.com: The iPhone Developer Summit is a web space for sharing information about iPhone development and the annual developer conference.
  • The Apple Blog: Head to The Apple Blog for product reviews, Apple news, and information that can help you pinpoint the brand’s next move.
  • MacRumors: Forums: If you want to know the latest in underground iPhone news, visit this forum regularly. You may find out about bugs, tips for submitting apps, and more.
  • iPhone Dev SDK: This online community is all about iPhone developers. Get news and announcements, tools to help you with your app, networking support, and more.
  • iPhone World: iPhone World is all about iPhones: the website has a download section, store, reviews, wallpapers, and hacks page. Developers get news and insight into iPhone issues and problems that can inspire new app ideas.
  • iCodeBlog: This blog has tips and information for iPhone programmers. You’ll find tutorials, a forum, and more.

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Digg Effect on Adsense CTR and Earnings

Digg.com often will send a user base that is anti-ads. Digg users are most likely the most blind to ads, and Google ads.

If you read some of the comments in the thread at DigitalPoint Forums, you will notice that most enjoy getting digged, but the bottom line with AdSense is not that much of a difference. Here are some of users comments from the the Digital point discussion forum;

“Last week I had 10k for 2 days from digg.com but the CTR was only 0.01, only positive thins is you getting alot backlinks thats it.”

“I’m getting farked once and i get 27K of unique on 1 day and got my adsense increase about 3 to 4 dollar but i like free backlink more, looking to get more farked!”

“It would beat gambling on Digg and even if you did get on the front page, the traffic would be so untargetted it would probably be a waste of bandwidth if nothing else, although it may generate some links for you I guess.”

I enjoy being Dugg etc – only yesterday we were on the front page of Fark again.
Google adsense revenues were completely unaffected – as you would expect, while the rich media advertising raced ahead quite nicely as that is CPM based.
Our goal of being Dugg/Slashdotted/Farked is not direct revenue – but brand building though.
When I get hit, I see a nice increase in newsletter subscriptions, and following one memorable incident which lead to tons of blogs picking up on the story, our inbound links jumped significantly.
Being Farked etc is not about today’s revenues – but about tomorrows boost to your website – which in the long term will earn you even more than a one day wonder hit.

The same experience was shared at Webmaster world. Here are some of user comments from the forum;

I have a website/blog that today got dugg beyond my expectations. At first I was happy and couldn’t wait for the AS stats to refresh. But when they did, I found out that the only thing I got from digg was a waste of bandwidth. My CTR is 0.05% (!) and the impressions are over 30000 in the last three hours.
My question is: am I doing something wrong or is this normal with digg (i.e. digg users are not click-happy etc)

My site has been dugg several times, and I can confirm that you don’t get much, if any, revenue from the digg crowd. I thik a lot of the tech-savvy digg viewers have ad-blockers installed anyway, and the others just ignore ads.

However, being dugg does wonders for your site long-term. I still get lots of traffic to my site to pages that were dugg last year – the simple mention helps those pages a lot in search rankings. The referrer is often digg.com itself.

Digg users being tech savvy are totally useless for generating bucks from Adsense. Is this useless to Digg the pages? What do you say?

Points to remember while using twitter as business tool

Twitter as a business tool Twitter is an excellent tool to which lets you update among 1000’s of people following you. It’s being widely used as one of the most successful marketing tool.

Here are few things that you should remember while using Twitter as a business tool. But keep in mind that your that you have to socialize also don’t use it for the business purpose alone.

  • Update your profile – Keep your profile updated and current with any new developments or projects currently in the works. This helps your customers understand where you are going as a business and it also makes them aware of any changes you have planned.
  • Stay professional – While it may be fun to get into a heated debate over who will win the Kentucky Derby, keep your tweeting business oriented. It is not a bad thing to express your opinion every once in a while, but do make sure that it falls directly in line with the mission statement and operating procedures of the company under whose name you are tweeting. If you are a sole proprietor, obviously you have the decision making power here, but if you are in business with others, develop a policy for how individuals will tweet.
  • Be personal – People like to know they are talking with actual people. In this age where digital voices prompting our actions are standard, people find great delight in the ability to communicate with intelligent human people who can actually listen and respond rather than deal with canned impersonal messages that don’t meet their individual needs and desires.
  • Give to get – Do not, I repeat, do not, just spam your followers with announcements of new products or websites for them to look at. Converse with them, answer their questions and ask them exactly what they are looking for. Once again, be human and socialize with them. It is ok to interact with your customer online the same way you interact in a face to face meeting, just keep it professional.
  • Use tracking devices – Implement the use of hashtags and other tracking devices as searchable references for your customers. This makes it easy for them to follow you and your business developments. The easier it is to follow you and what you are doing, the better chance you have they will actually do it. Let your customers know when you have initiated a new search term and what those terms mean to them. Your business is about helping the customer get to your product as easy as possible. Hashtags are a great tool to help this happen.
  • Make their life easy – While conversing with your prospects, make sure to ask if there is anything they believe your business can do to improve – and then listen. Customer feedback is one of the most valuable tools to a business. What better way to get feedback than online when you are already in conversation with them? You can develop customer loyalty simply through listening to and responding to their opinions.

The biggest mistake I was making on Twitter is tweeting only like a deaf machine. What i used to do is I was tweeting like this “Google announced RSS ads – link:” I was never replying to @messages. Don’t be a machine like I was, whose work is to post and post only, check your replies and messages, respond to questions and be human. Business is build with strong relation so don’t forget about it.

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