How To Enable Touchpad Click In Mac OS X Yosemite

If you are new to Mac, you might have noticed that tap click in Mac OS X Yosemite doesn’t result in left mouse click by default. You will have to press the left touchpad (or trackpad, as it is called in Mac world) button for this purpose which is cumbersome. In this quick post we shall see how to fix touchpad click not working in Mac OS X.

Enable touchpad click in Mac OS X Yosemite

Let’s see how to enable tap click easily:

Step 1:

From the top left screen, click on the Apple logo and go to System Preferences:

System Preferences in Mac OS X

Step 2:

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OLX India Rules The Mobile World Of Classified Ads

OLX India Mobile App

OLX.in which has turned out to be a game changer in India for classified ads, is ruling the mobile world as well. OLX for Android has over 10 million installs in less than 3 months which is a clear proof of OLX’s growing popularity.

If you do not know already, OLX.in is an online portal for classified ads. While such sites are common in first world countries, it is first of well managed and smartly promoted websites in India. In fact, OLX can be credited for creating a consumer-to-consumer selling market segment in India which does not even existed before OLX.

Unlike the traditional way, on OLX users can put up their used goods, be it electronics, furniture or clothes. That’s not it, one can sell literally everything, this is why it originally campaigned as “sab kuch bikta hai” (everything is being sold here). Buyers can choose from a vast selection of used items, under their budget, within their comfort zone, right from their computer/mobile screen. OLX doesn’t sells the products on its own. It just provides a platform for buyers and for the sellers, both common people.

You can assess its popularity by the fact that OLX.in gets over a billion views per month. OLX’s “bech de” campaign is a part of gen-next lingo. In short, OLX has changed the way India used to sell its used item.

The fact that youth of India spends most of its internet time on mobile instead of desktop, forced OLX to have a native app with clean interface and easy to navigate design. This resulted in its Android app which, as stated earlier, has already been a huge hit with over 10 millions download in less than 3 months. With 4+ average rating on Android, OLX is ruling the Android world as well.

You can download OLX app for other mobile platform as well. OLX is available on all major mobile platform such as iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry etc.

Have you tried OLX on mobile? How is your experience? DO share it with us.

Google PageRank Update Is Back In 2013

Google Pagerank update 2013

Contrary to popular belief, Google Pagerank is not dead. Many SEO gurus predicted that Google will not release any Pagerank update in the year 2013. But guess what? Google surprised them with a Google Pagerank update on 5-6 December 2013. Sort of year end gift for so many bloggers out there. You can check Google Pagerank for your blog here.

Generally, Google used to release Pagerank update every 3-4 months. But there has been no updates since last February. This leaded many to believe that Google has dropped Pagerank like several other dead Google projects.

Pagerank is usually an indicator of a website’s reputation. It is usually determined by how many websites link to a certain website. It also depends upon the weight of the link which means one link from a big website (with better Pagerank) will be more ‘valuable’ than several links from low Pagerank websites. You can read this article to know in detail how Google Pagerank is determined.

As you can see Google Pagerank for both of our blogs Computer And You and It’s FOSS (an authority blog on Ubuntu) has been decreased from 3 to 2 despite the increase in traffic and backlinks. It’s time for me to determine what I have been doing wrong that my Pagerank decreased. Meanwhile you can have a look at the history of Google Pagerank update:

History of Google Pagerank update:

Google PageRank Update in 2013

  •         February 04th 2013

Google PageRank Update in 2012

  •         November 07th 2012
  •         August 02th 2012
  •         May 02th 2012
  •         February 07th 2012

Google PageRank Update in 2011

  •         November 08th 2011
  •         June 27th 2011
  •         January 20th 2011

Google PageRank Update in 2010

  •         April 03rd 2010

Google PageRank Update in 2009

  •         December 30th 2009
  •         October 30th 2009
  •         June 25th 2009
  •         May 27th 2009
  •         April 1st 2009

Google PageRank Update in 2008

  •         December 31st 2008
  •         September 26th 2008
  •         July 25th 2008
  •         April 30th 2008
  •         February 29th 2008

Google PageRank Update in 2007

  •         December 12th 2007
  •         October 28th 2007
  •         April 30th 2007
  •         January 25th 2007
  •         January 10th 2007

Google PageRank Update in 2006

  •         September 28th 2006
  •         July 30th 2006
  •         April 4th 2006
  •         April 7th 2006
  •         February 18th 2006
  •         May 27th 2006
  •         January 30th 2006
  •         January 4th 2006

How did this Google Pagerank update work for you? Did it increase or decrease?? Was this Pagerank update up to your expectation?? Do share your views.

How To Activate USB Debugging Mode In Nexus 7 2013

How To Enable USB debugging mode in Nexus 7 2013

If you want to root your Nexus 7, one of the main prerequisite is to enable the USB debugging mode. If you don’t have USB debugging mode activated, you might see an error like this when you try to reboot bootloader:

abhishek@itsfoss:~$ adb reboot bootloader
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
error: device not found

How to activate USB debugging mode in Nexus 7 2013:

While I performed this quick tutorial in Nexus 7 2013 WiFi model running Android Kitkat, I think similar steps can be performed on other Android devices as well. To activate USB debugging mode in Nexus 7, follow the steps below:

  • In your Nexus 7, go to Settings->About Tablet->Build Number
  • Tap 7 times on the build number. This will enable the Developer option
    How to enable USB Debugging Mode in Nexus 7 2013
  • Go back to the main screen of Settings. Move to the bottom and look for Developer Options.
    How to enable USB Debugging Mode in Nexus 7 2013
  • In Developer Options, move down a bit to find USB Debugging option. Check it to activate it.
    How to enable USB Debugging Mode in Nexus 7 2013

That’s all you had to do to activate USB debugging mode in Nexus 7 2013. Next time you connect to your computer you’ll prompted with a message about allowing USB debugging with the connected computer. If it is your own computer, check on Always allow to avoid future prompting of this message.

How to enable USB Debugging Mode in Nexus 7 2013

I hope this quick tutorial helped you to enable USB debugging option in Nexus device. You might want to check how to unlock bootloader of Nexus 5 tutorial. Any questions or suggestions are most welcomed. Enjoy :)

Samsung Puts Up Billboard With An Embarrassing Typo

Meaning of a sentence is changed just by the order of words, comma, full stop etc. A full stop (.) means end of sentence while three dots (…) extends the sentence. Philosophy and grammar aside, a typo (missing space) on a billboard put for Samsung Galaxy Note has changed the meaning completely.

Most of the touch devices are used by fingers. Samsung, in an effort to emphasis on the use stylus with Galaxy Note, tried to put up an advertisement:

Pen is, mightier than the finger.

Unfortunately, the typo lead to an altogether different meaning with the missing space between ‘Pen’ and ‘is':

Penis, mightier than the finger.

Samsung Penis billboard funny advertisement

I don’t need to tell you what does it mean :P But this typo is certainly embarrassing for Samsung.

By the way. Twitter is abuzz with rumors that this was a deliberate attempt from Samsung to grab attention. The use of comma in the tagline indicates the same.

[Update] Samsung responded:

Samsung spokesperson termed these pictures a ‘fake’. In its response Samsung said:

The alleged typo on a Galaxy Note 10.1 billboard, of course, is fake. Attached is the actual photo from Cromford Road, London as well as the link on Google maps of the actual site below.

Samsung provided this Google Maps link of the street where this billboard was placed. When I checked, there was a different advertisement in Google Streen view, quite naturally, as its not live.

What you think of it?? Is it deliberate or a typo??

Best Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deal for Bloggers In 2013

Black Friday Cyber Monday deals for Bloggers

This is the best time of the years for netizens. Black Friday and Cyber Monday brings so many outrageously money saving deals that one cannot just resist. If you are a blogger, trust me, this is the best time to invest some money in super saving deals in hosting, themes, plugins. If you keep on looking for discount coupons through out the year, look no more. You would rarely get better discount than Black Friday and Cyber Monday coupons.

If you are tired of looking at places searching for Black Friday discount coupons for WordPress themes and plugins, I have collected some of the best Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for Bloggers.

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal for Bloggers

I have categorized the super saving Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals in 3 categories: Hosting, WordPress themes and WordPress premium plugins. Check them out and by your favourites with heavy discount:

Discount coupons and deals for hosting services:

Wordpress hosting black friday deals

4 months free with WP Engine:

WP Engine, the best and fastest manged hosting for WordPress, is offering 4 months of free hosting on their yearly pre-paid plan. Which means you are basically getting 33% off on the usual price. All you have to is to use cyberhostingspecial13 coupon while checking out.

Get 33% off on WP Engine.

Up to 75% off on Hostgator:

Hostgator has several deals starting from Black Friday 29th Nov to Cyber Monday 2 Dec. The whole Black Friday to Cyber Monday weekend will be 60% OFF Hosting (Starting at $1.98/month) and $4.50 domains. Apart from that limited time flash sales will be running each day for 75% OFF the hosting and domain. All you have to do is to go to Hostgator website on this weekend. No discount coupon needed.

Discount coupons and deals for WordPress themes:

Premium WordPress themes in Black Friday deals

40% off on Magazine3 premium themes:

40% off on all the Magazine3 premium WordPress themes. Magazine3 has several premium WordPress themes for all sort of bloggers be it technology blog, news website, food blog or parent blog. Matt Kaludi of Magazine3 has announced 40% off on all the themes from 29th November till the Cyber Monday i.e. 2 December. All you have to do is to use DISCOUNTMADNESS2013 coupon while checking out.

$240 worth of 4 e-Commerce theme in $20 at Envato

Envato, the parent organization of projects like Theme Forest and Code Canyon is giving 4 of the best e-Commerce theme in $20. Just visit this link to get the amazing offer. And this is not it, there are several other offers as well. No need of a discount coupon, just visit Theme Forest.

50% off on ThemeFurnace premium themes

Several beautiful WordPress themes at ThemeFurnace are available at 50% flat discount. Just use Happy13 coupon code while buying the themes.

91% off on MyThemeShop memebership

MyThemeShop is offering a whooping 91% off on over 60+ premium WordPress themes. The offer is valid only till Black Friday i.e. 29 Nov. You’ll get over 60+ themes when you signup for the memebrship of the theme club. The usual price is $99 but you will have to pay just $8.95. There is a monthly fee of $9, but if you cancel it, you will still own all the themes (without updates).

Discount coupons and deals for premium WordPress plugins:

wordpress plugins in black Friday deals

Get 35% off on OptinMonster

OptinMonster is a premium WordPress plugin for lead generation. At present, this is highly praised email subscriber pop up plugin. You can get 35% off all the plans using BF2013 coupon code.

List is not over just yet. There are many more Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount deals for bloggers. I’ll keep the post updated with new discount offers. If you know some nice Black Friday deals for bloggers, do share it with us. Save money. Enjoy :)

How To Display Battery Percentage In iOS 7 [Quick Tip]

iOS 7 battery

In this age of technology, where one constantly uses his phone, battery drains quite quickly. It is a wise idea to keep a track of your battery to avoid situations where you run out of battery and cannot charge it. At least that’s what I do.

There is one small problem though. The new iOS 7 does shows the battery bar by default. But its not really a good indicator of how much battery is left. It could be a better if it shows in terms of percentage of the battery remaining. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to display battery percentage in iOS7.

Display battery percentage in iOS 7:

Honestly, it is very easy. You just need to know where to look at. You just need to go this path:

Settings->General->Usage->Battery Percentage

If you have troubles finding the path, take clues from the screenshots below:

How to show battery percentage in iOS7

I hope this quick tip helped you to show battery percentage in iOS 7. Similar steps can be followed to show battery percentage in Android as well. Any questions and suggestions are always welcomed.

How To Uninstall Apps In iPhone with iOS 7 [Quick Tips]

If you are new to iPhone environment, you might have a little issue with deleting the apps. If you have used Android smartphones, you know that you can delete the apps from Play Store or from the Settings. But in iPhone its not the same. You won’t find options to delete the apps either in App Store or in Settings.

So, the question is how to delete an app from iPhone running iOS 7??

Deleting an app from iPhone is really easy in fact. Just do the following stuff:

  • Instead of clicking, hold on to an app icon for a few seconds. Icons will start shaking and a X symbol will appear on them. Like the one in the picture below:Delete apps from iPhone
  • Now click on the app you want to delete. A dialogue box will pop up asking to confirm the deletion. Click on Delete to uninstall the app. It will be instantly deleted.Uninstall apps from iPhone iOS 7

As you saw, it is really easy to uninstall apps on iPhone and iPad. It is just that one doesn’t know about this rather unique (for new iPhone users) way of deleting apps.

[Review] Get A Personalized Browser With MakeMyBrowser

MakeMyBrowser

What are the browsers that you use most frequently? Let me guess, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari and may be some other. What if you can have a web browser completely personalized to your own test, even with your photo as its logo?

MakeMyBrowser, as the names suggests, is a web tool that lets you create a web browser based on Chromium project for FREE. If you did not know it already, Chromium is an Open Source project on which several popular web browsers have been built, Google Chrome is one of the many. MakeMyBrowser leverages the Chromium project to let you create your very own personalized web browser that is fully capable as any other web browser.

Features of MakeMyBroswer:

Before proceeding to see the features of MakeMyBrowser, let me inform you that MakeMyBrowser is in early phases and many more features will be introduced in near future. At present these are the salient features:

  • Create a web browser with a personalized logo
  • Add bookmarks in it that will be available to anyone who downloads and uses the broswer
  • Select the default skin of the browser
  • Select the homepage of the broswer
  • Edit the browser at any time by logging in to MakeMyBrowser. The last edit will be available for download.
  • Get a personalized URL as the download link for the browser
  • Get embedded code to promote the browser on your website
  • Create as many browsers as you like
  • Based on Chromium so you can sync it with your Google Account

Using MakeMyBroswer to create a browser:

Creating a browser with MakeMyBrowser is really simple and is done in 3 easy steps. Of course you have to create an account and log in so that you can edit the browser later.

Step 1: Select a name and logo

First thing first, name your web browser. You can even edit the name of the browser later on. And then select an image as the logo of the browser. This image will be used as the icon on the desktop. Though there is no restriction on image size and dimension, it will be better to choose a square image. You can also change the logo any time you want.

Review MakeMyBrowser

Step 2: Select bookmarks

Now, to personalize the browser a little bit more, select your favorite bookmarks here. Some bookmarks are added by default such as Gmail, Facebook, Amazon etc. You can choose to keep them or remove them. You can also choose the default homepage of your browser. By default it is set to Google. If you are a blogger and run a website, it is an excellent way to increase the traffic by putting your own website as homepage.

Make your own browser with MakeMyBrowser

Step 3: Choose a skin/theme

Apart from the default Chromium theme there are few more skins available for you. You can choose the one you like. Personally, I feel there should be more skins available for users. I have conveyed my concerns to MakeMyBrowser team and they informed me that in near future, more skins will be available. Once you are done click on finish and download to create the browser. Easy no?

MakeMyBrowser

You will have a dedicated webpage for your browser on MakeMyBrowser server from where one can download the browser any time. As I mentioned earlier, you can change every aspect of your browser at any time. There are no restrictions on number of edits.

Future improvement and suggestions:

Since MakeMyBrowser is in early phases, it has a lot to grow upon. There are few features which I found missing or I would rather love to have. Since its for free to anyone, I would suggest them to have a premium version and offer few exclusive features in it. These features could be used by organizations, institutes and websites.

  • Add options to include plugins as well in the browser and not just bookmarks.
  • The page from where the browser can be downloaded is very generic. It should be customizable by the client.
  • Ability to provide “on air updates” to the browser. When there are modifications to the browser, users will have to download and install it again. It could be great to have it updated from within the browser itself.
  • Cross platform installation. Currently it can be installed only on Windows. Adding Linux and Mac would be make it a complete browser.

Over all, it is really an innovative tool that with some additional features can be used by blogs, schools, universities, organizations and cyber cafe. This does not mean as an individual you cannot try it. Have some fun with your family and friends and have them amazed by your own web browser.