Monday, 31 August 2015

How to transfer screenshots from your phone to your pc or laptop

If you are using Samsung phones then you might have noticed that when you connect your phone to the computer you can't see any "screenshots" folder. So in this post I will show you how you can get your screenshots form your phone to your computer without any app. I have tried this in Samsung Galaxy s5mini and I think it will work in other Samsung phones too.

OK, let's start with the first step:
First go to the Gallery then click on the screenshots album.

Step2:
In this step you need to do three thing, select the screen shot you want. Then click on the three dots on the top right hand corner. Then click on Move to album. As you can see in the picture below.

Step3:
In this step you just need to click on the camera with the small memory card on the side.

That's it, now if you open your DCIM folder of your memory card you will be able to see the screen shot.

Enjoy!! Don't forget to let me know if you have got any other way. Thanks


Sunday, 30 August 2015

Why I see empty folder when I connect my phone to my pc

This is what happened to me few times with my Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. And I think it happens to other Samsung phones too. When I tried to connect to my PC or laptop it was showing empty folder only. Like the picture below.


What is the solution?
Well, it is very simple. First unlock your phone then connect to the PC or laptop. I think this (empty folder) is for security and privacy reason. That's why the computer does not want to show your stuffs to someone else. I mean if it shows then it would be very easy for other people to access your stuffs. Just by connecting your phone to other PCs.

Note:
By unlocking your phone. I meant turn it on and unlock it by putting password, slide or finger print what ever you have set to unlock your phone.

That's all. I wanted the tips to be nice and simple, that's why I don't like to put too many other stuff in it. Please let me know if it helps you. Thanks

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

How to make illusion of moving light with Arduino


If you want to make illusion of moving light then it is very easy to make it with Arduino. Just by turning on and off the leds for certain milliseconds, you can make the light flow like water.

Settings:
  digitalWrite(led1, HIGH);   // Turn the LED on
  delay(250);               // Wait for miliseconds. You can change this for any amount you want.
  digitalWrite(led1, LOW);    // Turn the LED off
  delay(1);               // wait for a milisecond. You can change this for any amount you want.


The sketch is in the box. 

int led1 = 3;
int led2 = 4;
int led3 = 5;
int led4 = 6;


// the setup routine runs once when you press reset:
void setup() {               
  // initialize the digital pin as an output.
  pinMode(led1, OUTPUT); 
  pinMode(led2, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(led3, OUTPUT); 
  pinMode(led4, OUTPUT);  
}

// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop() {
  digitalWrite(led1, HIGH); 
  delay(250);             
  digitalWrite(led1, LOW);   
  delay(1);            
 
  digitalWrite(led2, HIGH); 
  delay(100);             
  digitalWrite(led2, LOW);  
  delay(1); 
 
  digitalWrite(led3, HIGH); 
  delay(100);             
  digitalWrite(led3, LOW);  
  delay(1);
 
  digitalWrite(led4, HIGH); 
  delay(275);             
  digitalWrite(led4, LOW);  
  delay(1);
 
  digitalWrite(led3, HIGH); 
  delay(50);             
  digitalWrite(led3, LOW);  
  delay(1);
 
  digitalWrite(led2, HIGH); 
  delay(50);             
  digitalWrite(led2, LOW);  
  delay(1);

}

Watch the video to see the sketch in action.  




Tuesday, 25 August 2015

How to make animated banners without photoshop

In this post you will find out how easily you can make an animated or flashy picture. Which is of course you can use as a banner, when you make it in banner size.
Before we go on to the first step, we need to keep in mind that to make an animated picture we need to have few pictures.

OK, Let's go on to the first step:
Open  paint on your computer. If you have windows then you know what I'm taking about.

Step2:
Resize the picture. Make sure you put the pixel numbers properly as your banner requires.

Step3:
Write something or add other picture to it and make few copy of it. In my case I've made 3 copies.

Step4:
Go to this site http://gifmaker.me/  and upload the pictures. After setting the speed click on Create GIF Animation button.

 That's it, your animated banner is ready. You can see the banner below in action.
 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

What do I need to start arduino (For beginners)

In this post I will tell you how easily someone can start programming Arduino and make amazing things.

What is Arduino?
well, Arduino is an open-source computer hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures microcontroller-based kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control the physical world. Click here if you want to know more about it because in this post I just want to talk about the things that you need, to start with.

Things you need: 
1) Arduino board. Most people like Arduino Uno but my first Arduino board was Arduino mega 2560. Which has 53 digital pins, 5 ground pins, 3v pin, 5v pin and many more, that means you can control many things with single board. You can even start with Arduino Nano, which is very small but it will give you a bit of test how the big boards function.


2) Some jumper wires. Remember there are two kind of jumper wires male and female. Try to buy both if you can.

3) A breadboard. This is where you join everything up.

4) Arduino IDE. This is the software, through which you can program what ever you want. You can download it from Arduino's official site. Make sure you download the appropriate version of the software (IDE) which is compatible with you computer.


Note:
After installing the the IDE make sure you set the appropriate board by going to Tools >> Board >> then choose which ever board you have. In my case chose Arduino Mega 2560 or Mega ADK because I have Arduino Mega 2560.



What you can do with Arduino?
 Well, you can watch these videos and see how people have made some interesting stuffs with it.






 And so on.... Are you thinking to get one soon? Let me know in the comment below. Thanks



Saturday, 22 August 2015

What's so good about Bloopish search engine

http://bloopish.com/

Bloopish is a very good search engine, for  both webmasters and normal content searchers.

Benefit for the normal people: 
a) It is very good because it doesn't track your search so it won't show you personalised results.
b) It gives you live search results. That means you can get results which have been created (the contents) within few months, few days, few hours, or even in few minutes. So you can get fresh contents.
c) It is safe for kids, it doesn't show adults contents as they claim.
d) It is free, no ads, no sponsored links, no spam, no virus.

Benefit for the webmasters: 
If you have a blog or website and you want to get picked up by search engines then bloopish can make your dream come true.

a) First add your link to bloopish, and that's very easy. Go to bloopish.com and click on the "add url" on the left hand side then put your link in the box and then hit the "Add >>" button.

Your link will be in the search results within seconds. Once you are in their list, you wont have to worry about listing your new post again. They will do that for you automatically. You can just relax now and enjoy the visits from bloopish.

b) Another good thing about bloopish is that when someone searches something it adds the searched word to "Search topics" which you can see on your left hand side. The good thing about this is that as many times the word will be searched, it will go up.

So let's say you have a post which related to "CEO" and when someone searches "ceo 247" and your post appears in the search results. So if people keep searching the word "ceo 247" then this word will go up and up, and when it goes up most likely people will click on it and when they click on it, they will see your post and like this you will get even more visitors.

c) Once you got listed in bloopish and started getting lot of visitors then other search engines will follow. For example DuckDuckGo, Bing, Yahoo, Ask and many more.

That's all I can say about bloopish, I really like this search engine and I think you will like it too. :)

Friday, 21 August 2015

How to delete cover photo from google+


OK, let me tell you what really happened to me before I started writing this post. I uploaded few cover photo on Google+, and at that time I was thinking the pictures are looking cool and I kept uploading them. And if I didn't like any of my cover picture I used to change it with some other picture and think that when I change the picture it's deletes the old one. That's because in desktop version you can't see the old cover pictures. But it keeps saving untill you delete them.

How did i find out?
Once I was browsing my profile without logging in, on my phone. And saw some old cover pictures (which I didn't like it) and wanted to delete it immediately. But after logging in I couldn't find them at all. So I started looking for the solution, after some hard search on the net I found out the solution. And here you go.

Step1:  
Go to this site called https://picasaweb.google.com/home make sure you log in, if you haven't logged in already.
Step2:
There should be an album called scrapbook photos. In this step you can delete whole album at once or you can delete the picture that you don't like. 

That's all, hopefully it helps you.

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How to delete picture from hangout chat history

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

How to create a .h file for Arduino library



As you might already know that notepad is a very powerful windows built in software. Which you can use for many things. For example writing normal texts files, editing software files and many more. In this post I will focus on how to write a .h file with it.

Step1:
Go to your desktop and right click on an empty space choose New then Text Document.



Step2:
Copy the code below and paste into the file.

//
//    FILE: dht11.h
// VERSION: 0.4.1
// PURPOSE: DHT11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor library for Arduino
// LICENSE: GPL v3 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)
//
// DATASHEET: http://www.micro4you.com/files/sensor/DHT11.pdf
//
//     URL: http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/DHT11Lib
//
// HISTORY:
// George Hadjikyriacou - Original version
// see dht.cpp file
//

#ifndef dht11_h
#define dht11_h

#if defined(ARDUINO) && (ARDUINO >= 100)
#include <Arduino.h>
#else
#include <WProgram.h>
#endif

#define DHT11LIB_VERSION "0.4.1"

#define DHTLIB_OK                0
#define DHTLIB_ERROR_CHECKSUM    -1
#define DHTLIB_ERROR_TIMEOUT    -2

class dht11
{
public:
    int read(int pin);
    int humidity;
    int temperature;
};
#endif
//
// END OF FILE
//
  
 
Step3:
It's time to save the file so go to File > then click on Save As after clicking on save as you need to keep few things in your mind. Name the file, in this case dht11 and make sure you write .h  at the end and file type should be All Files and the last thing choose Encoding as ANSI then click save. That's it you've made your .h file with Notepad.


You can use the same method to create other files like .ino, .cpp and many more.

Note:
Remember which ever file you edit don't delete the file name from the dot for example .php, .html, .dll, and .h or what ever name you see. And another thing is that backup the file before you edit it. Because if you make any mistake in the coding you can always replace with the backup ones.

I hope this will help you in lot of places. Thanks



Monday, 17 August 2015

Google rankings after buying domain name from NameCheap


Are you having problems with Google ranking for your blog posts in blogger?

Well, that's the exact same problem I was dealing with. I had a site in blogger which was quite popular. When ever I used to post something, Google used to index it almost instantly or within few hours. But when I bought a domain name from NameCheap and connected to my blogger. Then Google  started ignoring my posts, it was taking too long to index one and sometimes was taking a week or more.

So I started to use different tactics. One of them was to bring original link and post it to social media site like Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

For example:
NameCheap link is http://www.amazingtips247.co.uk/2015/08/how-to-use-banner-credit-in.html

Original link is http://amazingtips247.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/how-to-use-banner-credit-in.html


So delete www. and add .blogspot after your actual blog name (in my case amazingtip247). Remember to check your link before posting on social media sites.That's it, now I hope Google will index your posts faster then before.

What's the benefit of posting original link rather then NameCheap link?
Well, if Google indexes your original links it's always better because if you don't renew your domain name on NameCheap you will still have the links indexed in Google. So you won't have to worry about Google rankings afterwards.

On the other hand if you share your NameCheap links (which hides .blogspot) Google will ignore the original link and most probably wont index it. So when your domain name expires and you don't renew it then what will happen is that who ever will try to go through the NameCheap links it (NC) will block from going through it. So when Google crawler will try to go through that link it (NC) will prevent it to go through it as well. And when Google crawler sees this problem it will throw away your links.

Summary:
Share your original link until Google indexes your link then you can share normally (without the blogspot bit). By the way nothing to worry about this at all, because once Google starts indexing your new links it will see your blog activity, if you post too often then it (Google) will index it quickly otherwise it will delay.


I hope this helps you.Thanks

Monday, 10 August 2015

How to remove referrer name from the signup or registration form

This tip is for those people who don't want the sponsor or referrer in their line. For example you want to sign up on a PTC site, but you came to that site by clicking on a link which was a referral link. Like this (https://www.mypayingads.com/index.php?ref=21305) and when you have started to fill the form you see there is someone in the link. As you can see in the picture below.
Some people might not like the referrer name in the middle for some reason.

How can you remove that?
Well, if you want your form to be clean from any referrer or sponsor. Then first try to go to the main site without clicking on the referral link. You can do this by clearing the ref=whatever bit out https://www.mypayingads.com/index.php or just copy the actual web address and paste in the address bar www.mypayingads.com and hit enter.

Remember this (top tip) works only if you didn't click on the referral link. Once you click on it then the browser will remembers the referrer or sponsor. So in that case (you've already clicked on it) you will have to clear your cookies.


Once you have cleared your cookies, reload the page. After reloading the page you will see the form is clear like this.


How to clear cookies from browsers?
 
Chrome: go to History >> Clear browsing data >> check Cookies, site data >> Clear

Firefox: click on the 3 lines at the top right hand corner >> Options >> Privacy >> Remove individual cookies. or just cope what ever in the brackets (about:preferences#privacy) and past in the address bar then hit enter. 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

How to remove an account from android tablets

Well, it's very easy I will show you how to do it in just few simple steps.

1. Click on the settings.

2. Click on accounts.

3. Click Google. 

4. Click on the email address that you want to remove.

5. Click on the three dots at top right hand corner.


6. Finally click on the remove account.

That's it! That's how you remove an account from an andriond tablet. I did this on my Nexus 7.

If you are thinking about how to add an accout, then that's simple too. Just click on Settings >> Accounts >> Add account and simply follow the instructions.