Category: technology

Photobucket’s Ridiculous Pricing

I have been on Photobucket since I started blogging in 2007. I never had problems with them until recently when they changed their policy. They did not give their millions of users a chance or options on what to do with their saved pictures for decades.

I for one, was devastated when I found out that all of my images embedded to my blogs wouldn’t display unless I pay them an oozing $40 per month to embed and use their service again. June 2 a lot of their users were complaining they couldn’t access to their accounts. While I missed that hype, I can still login to mine but I fell into their trap!

I have a direct advertiser with infographic needs to be posted and I couldn’t do that due to Photobucket’s new rules. So I forcibly paid them $49.99 for the entire year which I found out this amount will just increase my storage space and still I cannot embed photos to my blogs.

I have done further reading, I still need to pay them a FREAKING $499.99 annually to use the once free service they provided! This is maddening! I can’t imagine how they pissed millions of their users. I wonder, do they even realize who ridiculously overpriced they are for such a simple service while there are other sites offer it for free? What are these people thinking?

Some commenters on their blog is predicting that Photobucket’s new policy won’t work and that they will put their business down to the drain if they continue to ask for THAT VERY IMPOSSIBLE PRICE for hosting pictures on them. GOOD LUCK PHOTOBUCKET!

Shopping and Best Deals Search Made Easier with Prizap

With thousands of shopping, deals or discount apps available to download for free or for a little bit of money for smartphones just so to save time and energy looking for sales and discounts before shopping yet there are thousands of users don’t get what they want for in an app, they still find themselves spending so much time digging where or what store the best deals are. Just when you are ready to check out then you found out, a much nicer deal came up which your current app missed to alert you.

But with Prizap the app itself will do the job for you.

A few of the giant retailers like Adidas, Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Nike, Samsung, Sears, Sony, Walmart, many more are all together in one roof. This means time and energy saving for you and to all the users. The benefits of this great app is that it always finds that lowest price for you, has a built-in bar code scanner which you can use when you are in store and you will find better deals, you will receive price drop notifications in which it sends notifications for items whose prices are dropped that you are willing to spend your money on and here’s one last thing, you can shop deals for all types of items, anything you have in mind you wish to pay for a really good discount, you can do so with Prizap.

It is available for both Android and itunes users. If savings is what you are up to, then this is the right app for you.

I myself is a thrifty shopper, I would do anything I can in order to get discounts on items I want and our everyday need. For me, there is no good reason paying for full prices while I know full well that these items are on sale and can be combined with store/manufacturer coupons with the help of a great app like Prizap.

Cooking Eggs Using Green Earth Pan by Ozeri

I couldn’t be more satisfied having this Green Earth Pan by Ozeri because it doesn’t require an oil to cook eggs in it. Aside from that, it is easy to clean and doesn’t give us the harmful chemicals that are released onto our food once the pan is heated. It features GREBLON, ultra-safe 100% PTFE free (PolyTetraFlouroEthylene) which is known to release toxic chemicals at high temperatures and PFOA (PerFlouroOctanoic Acid) which is known as a pollutant to the environment and has been under investigation by the EPA, ceramic non-stick coating from Germany.

It has elevated texture creates air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking, induction stove safe. It comes with a user instruction prior to first use as well as directions as to how to take care of the pan.

I’ve had it for weeks now and this is the only pan I can grab whenever I feel like cooking fried eggs or hot dogs for quick breakfast for my two girls. I love it as usual. Just a few of the Ozeri products I have used/tried for review of my honest opinion. One thing though, the handle is silicone coated but it gets really hot so I have to use  protective gloves or mittens for it to protect my hand from too much heat. Other than, I cannot complain anything.

You can visit Ozeri’s Facebook Page to check out their latest products and news.

Buy this at AMAZON for $23.35 PRIME.

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….patterned cooking surface helps prevent food bonding for superior non-stick performance and easy cleaning..
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… yummy egg and spinach omelette…

Kids Academy Apps that Really Help Your Preschooler

I have been given a chance to review a few apps on itunes by Kids Academy, they are free but the opinion I share here is based on my own observance as I watch my kids play and use the apps. So here we go.

I have two girls, one is six years old and one just turned three. The little one already knows her alphabet, shapes and colors and is now starting to learn how to write the alphabet. This app not only teaches her the Alphabet phonics but will also hopefully familiarize some word spellings, sounds and do simple crossword.

I really believe these two other apps preschool and kindergarten learning kids for girls and boys, interactive BINGO song are a great help for her, not only they are colorful but also interactive, engaging and fun. As soon as I am done downloading the BINGO song app, she stopped what she was doing and paid attention to the song, sung along with it and most of all listen to the sound of animals as she tap them.

I am please that I have them on my ipod touch for they serve as great supplement towards my kid’s learning. Hopefully, she will learn alot from them before she goes to pre-kindergarten in two year. Thanks Kids Academy!

Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale in Our Kitchen

A new added kitchen gadget that we both love is so pretty, this Epicurean digital kitchen scale by Ozeri is what everybody needs in their kitchen especially those who are watching carefully of their diet in order to take the accurate weight of the food they are going to eat.

I couldn’t be any happier being sent such a fancy weighing scale like this because I believe what we are getting is valuable and it truly impresses my husband who is known for being picky and won’t settle for cheap stuff. It is a beauty that I could not resist but tried it right away, it didn’t take long for the scale to give me the weight of 4 rambutan fruits pictured below. How nice can it be to be able to tell how many grams of fruits, nuts or other stuff you put in your mouth so that you will be careful not to overeat?

It does its jobs accurately and it also make a gorgeous kitchen decor!

Product features:

This digital kitchen scale includes 4 AAA batteries with an easy-access battery compartment, no tools needed. It is an award-winning design features a contoured base layered with a reflective glass sheet for understated elegance and decor.

Shatter-resistant glass weighing platform is completely separated from the touch buttons to ensure the highest possible accuracy.

Reinforced sturdy case keeps the scale in place during operation.

Two instant-response touch buttons for easy operation.

Equipped with 4 high-precision sensors that weigh up to 5000 grams or 176 ounces in units of 1 g or 0.05 oz.

Precision Tare feature instantly calculates the net weight of the ingredients.

Large high-contrast LED screen provides weights in grams and ounces.

Buy yours today available at Amazon for $34.95 PRIME.

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Links Pharmacy and Residents Smoothly

Businesses of all kinds, small or large are much easier to manage with the help of the ever evolving technology. Even the assisted living establishments can now use this very helpful and great tool in order to manage and run their business smoothly. The software is called assisted living software. Mainly, it does connect pharmacy and residents in real time so that the right resident, medication, dose, time, method and documentation is delivered every time!

Why Instagram is Fantastic for Interaction

Instagram is another social networking site that has grown in popularity over the last few months. However, it is unlike many of the other choices that you have as the concept is based around images, and very little text. You can enjoy interacting with other people that have the same interests as you, and build up your own following and community.

This social networking platform is ideal for both businesses and personal use, and encourages everyone to interact and get to know one another through the images. Whether you have a business to promote, a product that you want displayed, or simply have an interest in a subject, Instagram is ideal. Initially you may find that you struggle to receive followers; therefore, you want to consider the option to Instagram get more followers.

You may wonder why you would need to buy followers, however, if you have a brand that you want to promote, or a business that needs establishing quickly, this can be the perfect way. It provides the ideal way to build your followers, interact with other users, and ensure that you are seen by millions. Once you are established you will have your own following, which is perfect and will ensure that you are a success on Instagram.

Encouraging your followers to like your images is vital, and will ensure that your popularity increases and that you build your community. If you are concerned that you have very few likes, you can buy followers on Instagram, which is a cheap way to promote any business. However, you need to understand that you need to be interactive with your followers, and like their images to promote their community.

Some social networking sites you can avoid being interactive with the people that follow you; however, this is essential with Instagram, and will ensure that you are a success. You will soon discover that this application can be addictive and that a huge number of people use it throughout the day. Thousands of images are uploaded every day; therefore, you need to ensure that yours stand out from the crowd.

Initially you may think that Instagram may be time consuming; however, it can be easy to keep up to date, especially if you link your account to the other social networking sites. Once you are established, and learnt the best ways to build your community, you will find that Instagram is enjoyable. You may want to buy followers on Instagram, or take the time to build your community.

Regardless of the method of building followers that you choose, you need to make sure that you take the time to get to know the people that like your images. They may be potential customers, or even friends, you never know what will grow from posting one image. Top quality images are essential, and tagging them will bring more followers.

Analytic Tools

When building a business online, it is necessary to install all the needed tools in order to be recognized and for prospect clients and customers see your presence online. Also, in order to keep track of important information on the traffic and other statistics you need to know that your website has gathered, a very important tool you might be interested in installing is an analytic tool which you can find analytic tools here. Please click on it to read information about it before buying or installing it.

Buy Proxies

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Few things in your web design that can do wonders to the conversion rate!

Your website is the face of your business on the internet. Earlier, websites were meant to show a mere presence on the virtual world but now they play a pivotal role in determining the conversion rates.

While a poorly designed website can render your conversion rate down, a skillfully designed one can do wonders to it.  Incorporate these things in your word press website design to elevate your conversion rates.

Easy Navigation

Conversion rate among other things depends on the kind of experience a person has when he is visiting your website. The experience is taken as a reference by the search engines to evaluate the quality of your website. It is essential to be in good books of search engines like Google as it is the search engines who will eventually decide the traffic on your website.

The navigation of your website should be easy and seamless. A visitor should be able to reach to any part of the website within 3 clicks.

Internal linking

Internal linking of the website determines both a user friendly experience and crawling by the search engines. All the pages must be effectively interlinked so that it is easy for the user to reach every page and also easy for search engines to index them.

Functionality

Nothing irritates a visitor more than some options of your website which are not working properly. Imagine that a visitor wants to subscribe a particular service that you offer only to find that the particular button is not working. You lose a customer forever to your competitor who would not commit the same mistake.

It is essential to make sure that when you are providing advanced features like virtual shopping cart and other tools, they work properly. Otherwise you end up irritating your visitor who would eventually leave the page.

Speed

The speed of page loading depends a lot on the design of your website and the content on it. For instance flash content can lower the page speed of your website considerably making it tough for the visitor to access your websites easily. Do not expect people to wait as your page loads; they will rather leave to a better website which values for their time. Flash content should also be avoided as it distracts your visitor both visually and psychologically. Consider the moment when your visitor is about to make a conversion and gets distracted by the flash content on your website.

Color scheme

The choice of colors on your website determines the mood of the visitor and therefore affects the conversion rate. While an appropriate color scheme to the product that you offer can elevate the mood of your visitor prompting him to make a buy, a poor selection can turn them off. For instance yellow color is considered to denote cheerfulness and is appropriate for a create positive mindset.

Selection of color also determines the readability of text on your website. Always use contrasting colors for background and for the text. Also take note that the color scheme should not be difficult on the eye. The more your visitor feels at ease, the greater are the chances of him making a conversion.

Be it a small business website design or for a big business, website design can play a lead role in increasing your conversion rate. Check your website for the above features and if you find any discrepancy, waste no time in getting it corrected.

Author bio: The writer is a website designer with a reputed website designing company. He loves to write on topics related to web designing and SEO friendly website designs.