Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Features in Android 5.1

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
New changes are coming to the Android Users. With a big community and an active development team at Google, you will never be bored with your device. The reason is the updates that keep flowing in!
Android is one of the most used smartphone OS and the fact that makes it more awesome is the regular updates released by the Google Team. If you are curious about the latest update, Android 5.1, we have listed the new features in Android 5.1 below. Check them out!

New Features in Android 5.1

1. Device Protection

Device theft is one of the biggest issues for the android users. With the new update, you can now have much better device protection. The Google team has fixed issues that revolve around factory resetting the phone without the password. With the fix, you can now be sure that your smartphone can be traced back to you.

2. Better Bluetooth Controls and WiFi

Activating Bluetooth and Wi-Fi was not simple in the early Lollipop release. With the 5.1 release, you can now easily set the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from the drop down notification. If you want more control, you can easily go to the more settings and change the settings from there.
The quick navigation will enable users to use the Wi-Fi Connection more quickly and be done with it.
Also, the Wi-Fi will not connect to poor connections. This will enable you to filter your online experience when traveling.

3. Improved Alarm Systems

Lollipop introduced priority systems so that you can work or do something important without getting bobbed down. With the improve priority change, you can never miss an alarm and be never late for a meeting.

4. Improve Volume Control

Android Lollipop volume control was pathetic and if you are in a music player or a game, it is quite tough to change the voice-call settings by pressing the volume key. In Android 5.1, you can now press the volume key and click on a bell-shaped icon to change the device ringtone volume and other settings.
Amazing right? Yes, it is!

5. New Icons When Pressing the Volume Key

The volume key, when pressed will now show new icons with new placements. The new placements are great and offer wonderful UI experience.

6. New Animations throughout the System

The animation is an important part of the Android system. You can now find many animations that are part of the new Android 5.1. For example, the alarm clock top icons move according to the actions from the user.
There are many other animations that are hidden across the device. I advise you to explore the animations that are new and post them in the comments section!

Wrap Up

We love Android and I am sure that you all do it too. The changes in the Android 5.1 are welcome and we hope you will enjoy the latest update as it rolls out to your device in few days(only if you are using vanilla android). For other Android mods, wait for the manufacturer to release an update for your device.
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Importance of Social Networking in Blogging

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Blogging is one of the rare passions in the online world. With more and more people engaging themselves in the blogging scenario, there are tons of things to keep track off. I have seen bloggers, write great content and do great SEO for their website. But, they forget the most basic idea of making their post viral, i.e., using the social networks to gain maximum readers in a short period of time.

Importance of Social Networking in Blogging

Finding Where Your Users Are

The niche you are blogging determines a lot about how you should take care of the audience. Social Networks is the platform that you should look for. With social networks under control, you can easily channel more audience to your website with just one click.
Publishing new articles and getting the audience back to the website will be more in control and you will surely create something beneficial for your brand.
The most popular social networks are Facebook, Google+ and twitter. If you can leverage the social networks correctly, then you can easily make success in the long run.

The Buzz Around Social Networks

The main source of making your blog reach the top is to make posts viral. And, to make them viral, they must be shared by the audience. The main audience that helps in driving the traffic to the blog is from social networks. The main focus of the social networks is to engage the audience in useful and interesting content. If you content is excellent, then more and more people will share the article.

No need to create audience from Scratch

Using social media have its advantage and disadvantages. Having an audience that already like the types of the article you post regularly will make your blog shine without much effort. For example, Facebook offers groups and if you find useful groups for your niche, you can easily share your article to the groups.
Always make sure that you do not share articles in groups that are not related to your niche and are of no interested to the audience. That can easily create negativity to your blog and people will see your articles as spam. So, always keep posting in relevant groups.
A perfect example would be sharing an tech article in a tech-related group.

People Spend Tons of their time on Social Networks

The general rule of success for blogs is to make people spend more time on their website. The notion of spending time is true for the case of social networks. I, for example, always spend tons of time on Facebook and would always click through articles that are interesting to me. There is no doubt that I might skip many, but there is always a chance for me to click few of them.
The idea is simple; social networks can easily be leveraged and bloggers should always find ways to leverage the massive potential of social media platforms. It is also wise to have good social media sharing buttons on your website. This will increase more visibility to your blog.

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