Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Introducing our new YouTube channel for Google Mobile

By now, some of you may have noticed our new Google Mobile YouTube channel, with a fresh look that includes a video box that rotates along multiple axes (we love the Rubik’s Cube here at Google). As you click on and discover more videos, we hope you’ll have fun checking out all the ways the box can turn.

In our channel’s “featured” section, we highlight some of our mobile search capabilities -- like search by voice, sight, and location -- that really help you take advantage of your phone’s unique technology. Since we understand that these represent new modes of searching for many of you, we’re going to launch some new videos that help illustrate the variety of practical and fun ways that you can use these features. To start with, check out our “Shoot This” series of videos for Google Goggles. Goggles can actually recognize much more than just bar codes and book covers, and these videos really let you take Goggles for a test drive. You can navigate through these videos by clicking on the embedded annotations to fast-forward or rewind.

When looking at “all apps,” you can not only check out any of our latest videos at a glance, but also quickly sort them by mobile platform or by app.
We’ve also made it easier for you to share videos by email or through popular social networking sites.

We hope you enjoy trying out our new Google Mobile YouTube channel. We’ll be adding many more new videos, so please visit youtube.com/googlemobile and subscribe. Also, if you’ve already subscribed to our old channel, note that you need to subscribe to the new one separately.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Asus Xonar DG 3D

Asus release a sound card for desktop PC called Asus Xonar DG with low space requirement. Usually in every motherboard, there’s integrated sound card but if you want a better quality sound experience, it’s not enough.Asus Xonar DGAsus Xonar DG has 3D sound effect with GX 2.5 audio engine, built-in headphone amplifier with Dolby headphone for 5.1 surround sound sensation and the chip using

Addonics Cipher Drive CDSC-02

Addonics unveiled a new Cipher Drive SC model CDSC-02 to encrypt the portable hard disk drive. It’s a HD enclosure with integrated smart card reader with keypad.addonics ciphers drive SCThis CDSC-02 come with 256-bit AES full disk hardware encryption to full protect your data and the PIN with admin password for administrative mode. This cipher support 2.5-inch SATA HDD and available using USB 2.0

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 Passive

Gigabyte release a new graphic card based on ATI Radeon HD 5770. It’s Gigabyte R577SL-1GD with dual slot cooler which able to remove heat without fans.gigabyte-R577SL-1GDGigabyte implement ultra durable design to make silent cooler with 4-heatpipes cooper and composed of several fin arrays and the one is rest on top of the board. Gigabyte HD 5770 has 850 MHz clock speed with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM (

Asus EEE PC 1015PEM Netbook

ION 2 by NVidia boost the market for netbook and after release EEE PC 1015N now Asus release EEE PC 1015PEM with Intel Atom N550 dual-core 1.5GHz processor. It has 10.1-inch display with 1024×600 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM DDR3 and 250GB of hard disk drive.asus eee pc 1015pemAlso Asus EEE PC 1015PEM include Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphic card, bluetooth, wifi 802.11 b/g/n, ethernet LAN, 3x

Acer S222HQL, S232HL and S242HL Full HD Monitor

Acer release 3 new LCD monitors with full HD capability. It’s S222HQL, S232HL and S242HL based on Acer S2 Series. The size is 21.5-inches, 23-inches, and 24-inches respectively.acer s242hl monitorThey have ultra thin frame only 13-mm support full HD resolution 1920×1080 pixel, 2ms response time, 250 cd/M2 brightness and 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Acer also using LED backligthing

AdSense Tips explained by Lisa

Lisa Irby  is an expert of Blogging and she is also an affiliate marketer. She is running very nice blogs and making money with google adsense. I have watched her channel at youtube and I got inspiration from her lessons she is offering at Youtube. Although she is not offering any training series but just trying to help other people on the internet who got difficulties.

What is the most important thing I learned from her videos is, she is emphasizing on sincerity with your work and your customers or your blog visitors. I advise you to watch this video, you will learn quite a big stuff in a single video related to online earning, blog promotion and google adsense.

Even if you look at this blog post, you will learn, who is Lisa and why I am linking to her blog, website or you-tube video?

Because of quality. Quality of content she is publishing that make people link to her and appreciate her work and recommend her to others. So always be conscious about the quality and be sincere about your content.

Google AdSense tips for new members and people having trouble making money.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to Make the best of NetworkedBlogs

NetworkedBlogs is basically a Facebook application. It help to promote your blog in many ways. Firstly it uses Facebook platform which is the world's most visited Social Networking website. It has 400 Million active users who send up to 60 million status updates everyday. 3 Billion new photos published everyday and 5 billion pieces of content being shared weekly. An average user spends 55 minutes daily on Facebook. You can see more detailed statics posted by Aden Hepburn at DigitalBuzzBlog. NetworkedBlogs app automatically grab your blog posts once you register your blog into it and then publish your posts to your Facebook Wall, Sydicate it to your twitter account and publish it to any Facebook pages you have created.

Here I am adding a few points that can make you most out of NetworkedBlogs.

Add your blog to NetworkedBlogs directory so others can find it.

Login to your Facebook account, Visit the app's home page and click on button "+ Register a Blog". That will take you to this url.(http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/editblog.php). You will find a form with a few fields. Fill it up with your blog details. Name, URL, Language, Tags and Description, please note that you have to provide a valid RSS/Atom feed then and click next. You will be asked "Are you the author of this blog".

If you click on YES and you are the real author of this blog, you have to varify it. You have 2 options to do that. 
  1. Ask from your friends (10 Friends must approve you as a blog owner)
  2. Use NetworkedBlogs widget to verify it. (You need to put a specific code into blog home page)
You can simply skip this step by clicking on "do it later" link or continue verifying your blog. (Recommended). That's done.

Import your feed and push it to the stream for all your friends and fans to see.

This is one of the best ways to promote your blog. Make sure your posts show on your wall and in the news feed of your friends and fans. NetworkedBlogs provides several options to do that. On your blog page, click "Syndication" to enable this feature. And if you have a Facebook page, you can use this feature too through your page's 'edit page' menu. Whenever a new post is publishd at your blog it will automatically published to your wall and it will look like this.
Adopt the best practices. Use a picture in your blog post to promote it in more nice way.

Invite your friends to follow your blogs.

Your friends most likely want to follow your news and read what you write. On yor blog page, click "invite friends to follow".

Add the NetworkedBlogs tab to your profile

Do that from your Facebook profile page as shown below.

Add the NetworkedBlogs widget to your blog.

The widget will allow your readers to follow your blog directly from your blog.

Use the news reader on the app's home page.

Use it to find the latest news, and make sure to vote the good posts up. When you vote on a post, your picture will show next to that post for everyone else to see. You help the best posts get exposure, and people tend to click on pictures of those who recommend good articles to see what else they're up to and might choose to follow your blog as well.

Google Finance smartens up for your smartphone

(Cross-posted from the Google Finance blog)

Here on the Google Finance team, we’re always looking for new ways to help you access the finance data, charts, and reports that you need in the blink of an eye. But all the data in the world won’t help if you can’t access it when you need it most. Since many of us are on the run throughout the day and don’t always have our computers in front of us, it came as no surprise that one of users’ most frequently requested features was a fast, easy-to-use mobile website for Google Finance.

We heard your feedback and are please to announce we’ve launched the new Android/iPhone edition of Google Finance for mobile! The markets don’t stop when you leave your desk, so we’re bringing the markets to you. Our new design gives you a unified experience across desktop and Android or iPhone phones, offering nearly all the same features and functionality on both. You can easily access the new site when you do a Google search for stock tickers or company names on your mobile device, or when you tap the "Finance" tab on the Google mobile homepage.

Now no matter where you are, you can keep up with your portfolio, the latest market news, and the sectors you care about, with real time quotes and data -- all at a glance.

Prefer it in app form? Android users can also get the Google Finance app in Android Market.

As always, if you have feedback on this or other topics, please share it on our Google Finance survey or visit our Product Ideas site where you can share and vote on ideas.

For more tips and tricks on Google Finance, follow us on Twitter.

Posted by Brian Shih, Product Manager

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Buy from Souq.com with your Mobily Neqaty points

Mobily in its incessant efforts to offer enhanced customer experience, inked a strategic deal with Souq.com. The renowned on-line marketplace site via its Neqaty loyalty platform. Now, users of Neqaty; deemed the best loyalty program in the region, can use their accumulated points to make purchases on Souq.com.

“Our partnership with the Arab world’s best e-commerce site through our Neqaty program will offer choice and ease of use to our mutual customers while giving a boost to the retail market,” said David Murphy, Mobily’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The deal will help Mobily’s subscribers use their points as good as cash on Souq.com and buy what they need. Souq.com features various offers as E-shopping is the a growing trend, which is why we wanted to give our clients added value and new features.”

Abbass Safadieh, General Manager of Souq.com in Saudi Arabia, put the retail e-market at SAR 3 billion, or a fifth of the Kingdom’s overall e-trade market. Likewise, retail e-traders comprise one fifth of the overall e-trading population.

He said that the deal will boost demand for e-commerce in the Kingdom. “We are happy to have become a strategic partner to Mobily,” he said. “We look forward to a special, fruitful partnership that sees our experience in e-commerce at the fingertips of Mobily’s subscribers.

We invite them to visit our site and register to make purchases, especially that souq.com helps thousands of buyers to communicate daily and trade various goods, all under a secure infrastructure with payment methods that meet the needs of local users.

Dive into the ocean with Google Earth for Android

(Cross-posted from Google LatLong)

Especially during the summer months, staring out into the ocean leads to daydreams of sailing the open water, freedom and exploration. Now you can take three-quarters of this vast planet - the ocean - with you on your mobile device by downloading the new Google Earth 1.1 for Android.

With the release of this feature, escape the hustle and bustle of life on land and discover the marine world using Google Earth on your mobile device. Now, you can check out the landscape and terrain in Monterery Bay Canyon, which is larger than the Grand Canyon, by zooming in on Google Earth below the ocean surface just off the coast. Once underwater, we can use the “look around” button to tilt the view and see the extent of this great undersea canyon.

The latest version of Google Earth for Android also introduces the “Explore the Ocean” layer, which features hundreds of photos and videos from more than 100 contributors who are excited to share their stories of sea. Plan your next vacation during your daily commute by clicking on any of the little blue icons. The gold highlighted icons represent content from the Mission Blue Hope Spot initiative.

For those of you running Android 2.2, there are some more treats in store. Google Earth now supports Flash in balloons, so if you have the Flash player installed on your mobile device, you can watch videos right in the balloon. We’ve also made the program easier to navigate; for most devices, you can now use two fingers to “look around” and change your viewpoint, as an alternate to using the on-screen button. This makes it even easier to tilt your view to see mountainous landscapes or underwater canyons. Rotating your view with a simple twist of your fingers is now available on more devices as well.

Google Earth for Android 1.1 is available in Android Market today for most Android devices running version 2.1 or later. Explore the ocean anywhere.

Posted by Jenifer Austin Foulkes, Product Manager

Google Mobile App for iPhone gets pushy

Ever missed an appointment or important email because you were away from your desk? Now Google Mobile App can help with push notifications from your Google account to your iPhone -- an icon badge shows you’ve got new mail in Gmail, and Google Calendar event reminders appear right on your home screen.

We’ve also added spiffy features to get you information faster -- when looking for flight info, weather, stock quotes or currency conversion you’ll see answers before you even hit ‘Search’.

You can get the update from the App Store by searching for ‘Google Mobile App’.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to learn more, please visit our help center.

Update 8/24 5:00 PM PST:
  • You will only receive pop-up messages and sound/vibration for calendar alerts - new email is shown using the unread count on the Google Mobile App icon and in the apps tab.
  • To ensure you get alerts go to the Settings > Google Accounts panel inside Google Mobile App and switch on the notifications you'd like to receive. If you initially didn't allow Google Mobile App to receive push notifications when prompted, you can enable the feature again in the iOS Settings' application's Notifications panel.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ban on BlackBerry services will not be implemented in KSA

Saudi Arabia was due to ban the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service in last week, but the Communications and Information Telecommunications Commission (CITC), gave operators until Monday to test servers based with each of the three operators in the country that offers BlackBerry services.

Reuters now cites a source familiar with the talks between the CITC, RIM and the operators as saying that the idea of setting up a server at each of the three local service providers has proved impractical, and that in place RIM has agreed to offer Saudi Arabia's interior ministry and intelligence services the codes to all Saudi BlackBerry users.

The CITC was not available for comment, while RIM referred to an earlier statement that "RIM cooperates with all governments with a consistent standard".


How to Transfer STC Qitaf points to your loved ones

Qitaf is a free service from STC (Saudi Telecom Company) which offers several benifits on using your mobile phone.

Transfer STC Qitaf points to your loved ones

Transfer points from your Qitaf account to your loved ones today, by calling 902/907. After that you will be able to redeem the points for one of STC’s services. If your balance reaches 500 or more points, you will be eligible for one Qitaf voucher. You will be able to enjoy shopping and other benefits from STC Qitaf points.

Transferring Rules

  • Maximum 100 points per month can be transferred to another Qitaf member
  • Transfers can be made in increments of 20 points
  • Recipients may receive from other Qitaf subscribers, up to 300 transfer points per month

General Terms

In order to transfer points, you must be the primary account holder. STC may at any time and without prior notice
  1. Terminate the points transfer service in its entirety
  2. Change, limit or terminate any aspect of the service
More details may be seen at STC Website

To 100 million and beyond with Google Maps for mobile

Almost five years ago, we launched Google Maps for mobile to help you get where you needed to go from your phone instead of a paper map. Today, more than 100 million people a month are now using Google Maps for mobile to get from point A to point B, find nearby places, and more.

Over the past five years, Maps for mobile has changed quite a bit, adding more ways to help you explore the world around you. With My Location, you can quickly find where you are on the map with or without GPS. You can put your friends on the map with Latitude. Navigation even turns your phone into a free internet-connected navigation system with voice guidance and Street View imagery.

Google Maps for mobile through the years (click to see larger image).

Lately, we’ve been especially focused on helping you find the right place at the right time. With recent additions such as Place Pages, you can now pick a nearby place by browsing information such as opening hours and review snippets for the places around you. It’s easier than ever to find those places with Search by voice or the new Places icon on Android. With this latest Android version, we’re happy to see that you’re now searching for places almost three times as often, doubling how many Place Pages are seen a day.

Search result page for Java-enabled phones in 2005 (left) and Place Page for Android-powered devices in 2010 (right).

Search experience in 2005 (left) and Places for Android-powered devices in 2010 (right).

We hope this is just the start of how Google Maps for mobile will continue to evolve and let you explore the world right from your phone. We’re always inspired by how you’re using Maps, and we’d love to hear about a time when you found the nearest mechanic for a flat tire or discovered that hidden gem of a burger joint. If you have a Google story about when Maps for mobile has helped you, please tell us about it. You can also share quick stories on Twitter @googlemobile, and we’ll share our favorite ones. From all of us here on the Google Maps for mobile team, 100 million thank yous for getting your Google Maps to go!

If you’re a business owner, help millions of people find you by claiming your free Place Page available in Google Maps and our most used mobile “app” -- Google Search. Get started at places.google.com/businesses.

Mobily planned to launch iPhone4 in Saudi Arabia

Mobily, a leading Mobile operator in Saudi Arabia who is earning high profits in 2010 has planned to launch famous and fabulous iPhone, the iPhone 4 in Saudi Arabia. iPhone 4 is the most versatile smartphone by apple which has beaten many other phones of its era like BlackBerry and HTC models.

Mobily will launch iPhone 4, the thinnest Smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the coming months.

The launch is part of Mobily’s new strategy to enrich the lives of its clients with innovative products and progressive initiatives. The company’s vast infrastructure guaranteed it undisputed leadership in broadband in the entire region.

More can be found here.

3 Google Adsense Optimization tips by Videos

Bigger is better

Bigger ad sizes for adsense perform well.

Dress for success

format your Google ads to color scheme of your blog / website

Position for performance

put your Google ads onto most prominent places where users can see it.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Iterative Web App: New Stacked Cards Interface for Gmail on iPad.

In April 2009, we announced a new version of Gmail for mobile for iOS and Android. Among the improvements was a complete redesign of the web application's underlying code, which allows us to more rapidly develop and release new features that users have been asking for, as explained in our first post. Today’s topic for the The Iterative Web App, a series where we continue to release features for Gmail for mobile, is the Stacked Cards Interface on the iPad.

When we announced our new interface for Gmail on the iPad, we requested feedback on how we could improve this experience for tablet devices. In June, we responded with a new compose screen. Today, we’re addressing the top feedback by launching a new “stacked card” interface for selecting and managing multiple conversations.

In the past, performing actions on selected conversations was awkward. There were two similar toolbars on the screen: one on the bottom left and the other on the top right. The former affected the selected conversations, while the latter affected the currently open conversation. Since the toolbars’ buttons looked similar, it was easy to mistakenly use the wrong toolbar. Sound confusing? It was.

In the new interface, selected conversations are displayed stacked on the right panel for easy organizing, archiving or deleting. The second toolbar is gone so it’s always clear which conversations you’re working with.

This new interface has also been an opportunity for our team to experiment with CSS3 transitions, which give mobile web applications a similar look and feel to native applications. More details on the implementation are posted on the code blog.

To try the Gmail webapp on the iPad, just go to gmail.com in Safari. For quick access, create a homescreen link. Please note that the new interface is only available in US English for now.

Report a Yahoo Group if it is annoying you

Google groups has provided a very nice and clear system to report a Group but Yahoo sometime is annoying and it is difficult to find the Group abuse report page. Often it happens with me suddenly I start reciving tons of email in my inbox. When I inquire about the sender I came to know these email coming from various mailing groups, mostly Yahoo groups. I have a yahoo identity and I am part of few yahoo groups too, but when I visited my yahoo groups page I don't find myself as a member of group who is sending me bulk emails. This thing really irritating me. When I visit suspected group who is sending me un-necessary email I can't login to that. I have added my multiple ids in my yahoo groups setting so most of the time I transfer my regular group emails to gmail or hotmail becuase I can't bother login to all my mail boxes everyday. This confuses me more at Yahoo groups.

How to Report a Yahoo Group

To report abuse of a Yahoo group please visit the url below.
http://help.yahoo.com/abuse  or  abuse.yahoo.com

You will find a page like this. (click on the image for a larger version)

Select Group Abuse, you will be presented a form where you have to fill out, your contact details, group name, the email you found from group including full header.
After filling out all these details, just sit back and relax. Yahoo customer support team will soon take necessary actions on that and they probably contact you once or twice in case they need more information.

If you have something to ask, please drop me a comment and I'll response back soon. I hope this information will be useful for you.

Monday, August 16, 2010

iPhone 4 is now available in Saudi Arabia

I would like to let you know iPhone 4 is now available in Saudi Arabia with iPhone retailer Nasa Smart Devices. The retail shops of Nasa are located in Main Saudi cities like Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, Makkah and Madina. You can also buy from Nasa Smart Devices through their online shop. Their are few accessories are also available, like Leather case, Silicon case and Any Reflective screen protector. Nasa Smart Devices is retailer of smartphones in Saudi Arabia and Middle East.

iPhone 4

iPhone 4 Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height:4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
Width:2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth:0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
Weight:4.8 ounces (137 grams)

Cellular and wireless

  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

Location Based features

  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular

Power and battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
    Talk time:
    Up to 7 hours on 3G
    Up to 14 hours on 2G

  • Standby time: Up to 300 hours
    Internet use:
    Up to 6 hours on 3G
    Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi

  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours

  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • iTunes 9.2 or later (free download fromwww.itunes.com/download
  • iTunes Store account
  • Internet access


  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Google Adsense help requires Macromedia Flash ???

I was just surprised to see name of Macromedia at Google ad-sense help page. They have put some training videos at Google Adsense help page and beside they wrote in brackets (Macromedia Flash required). I was a big fan of Macromedia Software company and I have started using their software back in 2001 at the time of Dreamweaver and Fireworks version 3. Later on probably after Dreamweaver 8 Macromedia has been sold to Adobe systems and its name vanished from everywhere, from the internet, from the Softwares itself and other media sources. I personally thing Macromedia was doing better job than Adobe systems, however still products like Dreamweaver and Fireworks are a great success even though Adobe are handling them.

For now just leave this story aside, my topic is why Google didn't update their help pages, instead of Macromedia, name of  Adobe Flash should be written there. Is Google team is that sleepy that they are not aware of Macromedia's ending or Is there some solid reason behind this to put Macromedia name there. Check the snapshot below. The page is located here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

How To Find An Seo Specialist

Content is King. Search engines love content, especially if it's unique. Build a quality website and become the authority on your niche. You will soon find the traffic flowing in and your servers will be bloating with bandwidth.

SEO Specialist
Search engine directory submissions would rather be a smart decision to make for your marketing business. They are different from the search engine submissions directly. It is effective to have your website registered at Google or any other directory. Keep in mind to question your SEO specialist if they are adding your website to the search engines or the directories.

While one can never be sure about the exact ranking a website will get, there is a certain minimum level that must be ensured by any consultant worth his salt. So, this is our first important question, and if the consultant hesitates in giving a firm answer, you can be sure that you are dealing with someone who doesn't know his business inside out.

An SEO specialist should have a reputation or a good amount of experience in handling optimization of web sites successfully. The specialist should have a record of dealing with different types of design features as well as development languages. Always make it a point to ask for client references and check their portfolio.

You should also inquire the local SEO service providers of what keywords they are going to use for the research. If he or she is specific about the keyword listings regarding your business, look for someone who provides and uses miscellaneous combination of keywords and researching techniques.

A company that is involved in the online world needs to draw more traffic. If this does not happen, then the company is bound to lose money each passing day. But how can this actually be achieved? The services of an SEO specialist must be hired in order to improve the search engine ranking of the company's site. It is also through the help of the SEO specialist that the company can boost the chances of attracting traffic from the search engine going to the site in a natural manner.

Now for writing an advertisement, it is a little different. If you are dealing with Google Adwords, you will already have a set number of keywords that will go into the advertisement. A good SEO specialist will be able to not only format but also write the ad with the correct amount of keywords in it while making it easy to read as well as well as attention grabbing.

When dealing with a professional SEO specialist, you need to make sure that they have done the work they say they have done. Ask your professional SEO consultants if they can show you a report that shows rankings through many search engines for six months. Make sure the report that is shown to you is in a format that you can easily understand. Professional SEO services are not cheap and finances will have to figure into the equation.

If you get your search query report going in your account with Google, then you can really get a feel for what sort of words people are finding a site for in the early phase. Then you can build out the site according to what the market's telling you are high conversion type keywords. Everything I do is focused around buying keywords and going for the conversion.

With these identified an SEO specialist can make suggestions on how to improve your own site optimisation by finding elements that your competitors are doing well with and what they may have missed. This is very important information for your website. They can also recommend amendments to be made to your website such as new content, blogs, change of navigation and also identify what isn't working and how to correct it, this could mean in some cases a site change or update which sounds like a tall order but normally isn't and can dramatically help your traffic increase.

Saudi Arabia Gold Shops

Saudi Arabia has a huge gold market, you will find big gold jewelry shops in different areas. These shops has all the variety of jewelry from bangles to rings, necklace to ear rings. This gold is coming from Saudi Arabian gold mines. As Allah has granted enough resources to the land of arab and Saudi Arabian gold is one of them. Here are few pictures of jewelry shops.

Gold Jewelry Shops in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia gold

gold jewelry

Saudi Gold shop

Expatriate health insurance in Saudi Arabia

Health Care in Saudi Arabia

When living and/or working in Saudi Arabia, people may not have the same level of access to the health care system as to the local population. Consequently, it is crucial to have some professional advice on how to choose the right expatriate health insurance in Saudi Arabia specially Jeddah city. Knowing that the chosen insurance provider will have the expertise to ensure the best treatment in the best facilities in Jeddah is priceless. Expat-blog.com is offering a free advice to Expatriates to make better health care in Saudi Arabia.

Please visit this page for getting advice, you will find a form like below.

10 Minute Opt-In Success - The Truth About This Email Marketing Course

The 10 Minute Opt-In Success Domain was registered on July 6th 2007 by Michael Savoie. Michael is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and the creator of this course. The purpose if this program is to enable you to start building your email marketing list a lot faster than you are doing right now by using just 10 minutes of work per day. He believes having targeted opt-in subscribers is the golden key to succeeding in internet marketing, and if you don't build a list you're just begging to fail.

The 10 Minute Opt-In Success program teaches you that if you have a product but no list, what's the point of moving forward. Michael Savoie is also the creator of the product in one weekend newsletter, where he shows the people on his list how to churn out product after product at very fast speeds. He combines this teaching skill with some of the most renowed names of Internet Marketing. Some of the people he interviewed and methods he teaches in his newsletter has allowed people to work from home verses their job.

One of the things 10 Minute Opt-In Success will teach you is how to find people that need your help and how to gear your autoresponder follow-ups to find these people. It will also show you how to make yourself sound serious to your subscribers so they'll keep buying your stuff. He will show you how to make sure your newsletter is a real money making tool and not just a hobby tool. You will have templates and scripts available so you don't have to go out and pay for these yourself.

There's a lot of regurgitated information out in Internet Marketing Land these days, but a lot of these ideas while very simple, make logical sense and can help someone new that doesn't know all the ropes of building a responsive email list. If you want a copy of this you don't have to worry about the price since it's under $8.00, at least it was at the time of this writing. He also goes over Web 2.0 methods to building your list.

Having a list is important these days, but believe me you don't need one to make money on the internet. But if you are in the Internet Marketing or Network Marketing Niche especially or any niche you are passionate about, you should learn all the tips you can so you can start building a responsive email list at the same time you are ramping up traffic to your websites. At least cost isn't an issue with this course, but if you feel you already know the stuff he talks about you might not need it, and if you are new you should learn it.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Just speak it: introducing Voice Actions for Android

(cross-posted with the Official Google Blog)

Our mobile phones have become modern-day Swiss Army knives. An Android phone is a handheld computer, a music player, a notepad, a GPS navigation unit and more, all rolled into one sleek device that fits in your pocket. Today’s phones do so many things for us that sometimes we don’t even think about how we do them.

Even though our phones do all these new things, the most natural way of interacting with a phone remains what it always has been: speaking. And to that end, we’re pleased to introduce Voice Actions for Android. Voice Actions are a series of spoken commands that let you control your phone using your voice. Call businesses and contacts, send texts and email, listen to music, browse the web, and complete common tasks, all just by speaking into your phone.

To use Voice Actions, tap the microphone button on the Google search box on your home screen, or press down for a few seconds on the physical search button on your phone to activate the “Speak Now” screen. Let Mike LeBeau, the lead engineer for Voice Actions, show you in this video.

Speak any of these commands to perform a Voice Action on your phone:
  • send text to [contact] [message]
  • listen to [artist/song/album]
  • call [business]
  • call [contact]
  • send email to [contact] [message]
  • go to [website]
  • note to self [note]
  • navigate to [location/business name]
  • directions to [location/business name]
  • map of [location]
And of course, you can still conduct a Google search using your voice.

While we’re at it, we’re also releasing an updated version of the Google search widget for Android. When you type a local search query, like [italian restaurants] you’ll see suggested restaurants with addresses and ratings. Also, as you type queries, you can refine them further by tapping the pencil icon that appears to the right of search suggestions.

Both Voice Actions and the new Google search widget require Android 2.2 (Froyo), and will be pre-installed with the new Droid 2 phone from Motorola and Verizon. Voice Actions are currently available for U.S. English speakers.

If you have another phone with Android 2.2 (like the Nexus One, HTC Evo or the original Droid), you’ll need to download several app updates from Android Market to get all the latest goodness:
  • Voice Search (this app includes Voice Actions)
  • Google Search widget
  • music apps (e.g. Pandora, Last.fm, Rdio, mSpot)
To get started fast, scan the QR codes for these apps below.

We think Voice Actions help you get things done on your phone faster and easier. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!

Voice SearchSearch widget

Instantly zap links, maps and phone numbers to your Android phone with Chrome to Phone!

(Cross-posted from the Google Chrome blog.)

Ever wanted a way to quickly and easily send links and other information from your desktop or laptop to your phone to view on the go? The new Chrome to Phone extension adds a button to your Google Chrome browser that instantly sends the current web page, map, YouTube video, or selected phone number or text to your Android device running Froyo (or Android 2.2).

Suppose you're reading an interesting article on your favorite news website and need to leave for an urgent appointment. Simply click the extension icon in your browser to send the link to your phone and the device's browser will automatically open the link, ready for you to view on the go. Chrome to Phone also works seamlessly with Google Maps. Say you’ve looked up an address or driving directions on your desktop. Clicking the extension icon in your browser will push the information to the Google Maps app on your phone. YouTube videos work the same way with the extension. You can also select a phone number on a web page and send it to the dialer on your phone. Selected text can also be automatically copied from your browser and sent to your Android clipboard for later viewing.

The Chrome to Phone extension is available in English for now, but we hope to expand to other languages soon. Check out the help center if you have further questions. To get Chrome to Phone, install the extension in your Google Chrome browser and the Android application on your phone from Android Market, and you’re ready to go.

Posted by Dave Burke, Engineering Manager

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Flipping for Gesture Search

You may already be familiar with Gesture Search, our Android app from Google Labs that lets you search by writing out characters on the touchscreen of your device. Today we’re happy to announce a new version, Gesture Search 1.2, which includes a new motion gesture. By doing a “double flip”, or flipping your phone away and then back, you can start Gesture Search at any time. This eliminates the need to activate Gesture Search from a home screen shortcut. You can turn the feature on or adjust its sensitivity in Settings. We’ve also fixed some bugs and improved usability by adding accessibility support. Gesture Search is still in its early stages (as with all things in Google Labs) but we’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. It is available for Android-powered devices running Android 1.6 and above, and can be downloaded in Android Market.

Update 8/11/10: If you're on an Android-powered device, click here to download Gesture Search. If you're on a computer, go here.

Update 8/19/10: An updated version of Gesture Search has been posted to Android Market, which contains some bug fixes. You can learn more about the double flip update here.

Posted by Yang Li, Research Scientist, Gesture Search team

Monday, August 9, 2010

Black Hat Vs. White Hat Types

Black Hat SEO- These are aggressive tactics used to gain high search engines rankings that do not comply with the philosophy of the search engines. Sites produced with black hat SEO techniques are considered unethical spam by most web surfers because they provide no real content or user experience. They basically look like pages of another search engine or paragraphs of jargon containing keywords instead of real content.

The black hats, on the other hand, simply thinks of "How do I get links to the site?" They pay no consideration to whether the links provide value to the visitors and readers. The eventual strategy that emerges usually turns out to be schemes like link farms and reciprocal link schemes.

Black Hat SEO are all about getting fast results. The method they use to optimize their websites will often get the website to the top of the search engines very rapidly, but when the search engines catch-on, the website will very often crash or get banned.

For a while now, there is a battle going on within the Internet among marketers that use SEO. Black Hat SEO is to use optimizing practices to fool the search engines and the use of other traffic generating techniques that are questionable or unethical.

White Hat Optimization- If you're thinking of using an SEO consultancy to help your website get listed well on search engines then ask them a few questions about bad techniques that you've heard of. This will probably be enough for the unethical website optimization company to take the bait whereas a good, ethical SEO consultancy will try to talk you out of it and steer you in the right direction

White Hat SEO remains more time-consuming, but it yields better long-term results and has a more positive impact. People prefer to use web sites they haven't been deceived into visiting, and search engines don't like to list sites which have manipulated their way to a high ranking. Sites using white hatted techniques usually don't have to worry about being removed from search engine results.

The use of keyphrases can also be considered white or black hat as white hat SEO'rs will use keyphases in the natural context of a body of text, if you write your web copy for your visitors and not the search engines you will achieve better results.

White Hat SEO evolves writing good quality content. Don't try to use spammy tricks. Deliver great content to your visitors and the search engines. Don't hide text, or stuff Meta tags with keywords that shouldn't be there. Make sure your title tag and other Meta tags reflect your page.

The Importance of Email Marketing

Why email marketing is critical to online success.

Most of the people who visit your site will never buy. In fact, if your website produces a 1% conversion rate your website is considered successful.In most cases, that means that 99 out of every 100 people who visit your site will leave and never come back… ever.

By offering something of high perceived value absolutely free to your website visitors, in exchange for their name and email address, you can capture a much larger number of people into your marketing system. Where a good conversion rate for a site that is selling something is around 1%, a good ‘opt-in rate’ (the number of people who take up your free offer) is around 20%, and can be as high as 50%! Instead of losing 99 out of 100 people who visit your site, you’re now only losing 50 to 80 people. Or in other words, you’re capturing 20 to 50 people out of every 100 people who visit your site, instead of just one.

Most of the people who visit your site have some interest in what you sell, but for any number of reasons they won’t buy on the spot… they might be researching to buy in the future; they might be looking to buy now but were distracted; or they might be at work and can’t take the required action to buy your product or service… it could be anything. But, if you capture their name and email address, you can send them regular emails with solid information which is of value to them, as well as promotional emails selling your services.

By doing that, you stay in the mind of your prospect, so when they do make the decision to buy, your business it he first they think of. Email marketing is critical in generating the maximum profits from your website visitors.
Author: Alex Cleanthous

Lock your Windows based PC with a mouse click

Some time you have to move here and there frequently and at that time you have to Lock your system to prevent from un-authorized access. If you find it difficult to press CTRL+ALT+DEL every time you want to lock your machine. I tell you an easy way to do this task.

Lock your system with a Single Mouse Click.

Try this and create the icon to lock the machine.

  1. Right click an empty spot on the desktop, point to New and click Shortcut.
  2. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, copy and paste the 'Type the location' text box:
    rundll32 user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  3. Click Next.
  4. In "Type a name for this shortcut", type "Lock My PC" and Click Finish.
  5. It will Create a shortcut on your desktop. Whenever you Double click on it, it will lock your system immediately.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Easy Submit your site to Ask.com

Mr. Garry Conn has written this easy way to submit a website to Ask.com. Unlike Google Search engine or Yahoo Search, Ask.com don't provide any webmaster tools or URL submission. There is only one way to submit your website or blog into ask.com.

That is, you must have an xml format sitemap for you blog, if You don't have, you can easily create one.

Lets see what Garry saying.

How Do I Submit My Site To Ask.com

Ask.com is making a come back and getting your site listed in their search engine is well worth the time and effort. Submitting your site into Ask.com is a great way to help you gain more traffic from sources other than Google. It is a good idea to invest time and create strategies on pulling in traffic from multiple sources. If you loose a source but have other sources to fall back on, your site will not suffer from a huge loss in traffic.

Submit Your Site To Ask.com

Before you can submit your site to Ask.com you need to have sitemap.xml.

  • If you use WordPress, you can find information about adding sitemap.xml by visiting this page. If you use Blogger, you can find what you need by visiting this page.
  • Once you have a sitemap.xml file in place you can then submit your sitemap into Ask.com This process is very simple
  • When you have your sitemap.xml in place you can submit your site to Ask.com by opening up your web browser and typing the following address and ping it, you need to replace yousite.com with your URL.


You will find a message from Ask.com like this.

That’s it. There is nothing complicated to it. Create a sitemap and then point your web browser to the special address mention above. This automatically pings Ask.com and submits your sitemap into their database. Done!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

iPhone 4 High Resolution Images for Designers

I needed iPhone 4 High resolution images for a design work. But I didn't find any ready made high resolution iPhone pictures on the internet, even at Apple website, So I google it and find few images from here, here and here, then I imported these images into Photoshop and did a little re-touch and completed my task. Then I thought these HR images might be usefull for other designers too, so I am presenting it here. These pictures are in PNG format with a transparent background and absolutely no watermark at all. Apple's latest logo is also provided.

Another source is also providing iPhone HR images in Vector format but it didn't helped me, may be it becomes useful for you. It is available here. If you like this work please comment below.
iPhone 4 - 1465 x 2160 pixels

iPhone 4 Side by Side - 1502 x 1908

iPhone 4 Front only - 1106 x 1930
You can get even more Higher Quality iPhone images from Apple's website.