September 29, 2007

Blogger Hack for better permalink SEO

Earlier we wrote about a cool blogger hack and code for Meta tags for keyword, Description and even Title. Get ready for another simple blogger Hack for better SEO ! Now Search engines like Google love keywords in Title and the URL, but in blogger the file name or the permalink of the post is based on the post Title you give. For example if the title is Blogger Title & Meta Tag Keyword ,Description hack - Blog SEO Tip the link by default becomes removing any special characters.

But adding many keywords make the title boring for that eye catching effect for people! So what's the solution ? Simple !

1) Give the post the title with the Keywords coming in first, so if you are writing a post on Apple and iphone make sure to include them in first 5 words. NEVER STUFF THE TITLE WITH UNNECESSARY KEYWORD WHICH LAND YOU ON THE BAD BOOKS OF SEARCH ENGINE.

2) Publish the post then click edit post.

3) Now change the title to something a little more catchy and publish the post again !

And you are done !

Do check out our other Blogger Hacks.

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Apple, Steve Jobs, AT&T sued over iPhone price revision

Since Apple announced the price cut of iPhone made the moron of the early buyers by $200 a law suit was inevitable. It finally happened on Sept 24, a lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

It was filed by Dongmei Li who accuses Apple and others of price discrimination, underselling, discrimination in rebates, deceptive actions. Did anyone expect a $100 "Store Credit" will settle the humiliation of waiting hours outside the Apple store only to find price slashed by $200 and 4GB model discontinued, what do "genius" Steve Jobs thinks his customer are.... morons ?

May be Steve "I like to say Boom" Jobs doesn't give a damn for his customers which explains the 2-year "mandatory" agreements with AT&T, imposing hefty $175 termination fees then the price cut and joke of a Store Credit!

She cannot resell her iPhone at the same cost she bought, and the 4GB model will be discontinued !

Now guess how much is she asking for damages, $ 1 million ! What kind of lawsuit is if the damages are not at least a million dollars.

September 26, 2007

Blogger Title & Meta Tag Keyword ,Description hack - Blog SEO Tip

Every SEO guru and even pseudo guru will tell you the importance of Meta Keyword and description Tag in SEO, and it is obvious there are plugins to do just that in wordpress !

But there is no feature blogger to customize the Meta Tags.

So I made some easy mods to optimize the Meta tags for Keywords, Description, Title and even customize for the Index page, post page and archive !

By default Blogger gives only the title which is :-


This give the output as the Title of your blog !

So to start the mod we need to identify the there types of pages i.e. Index (main page), Item page (the individual post page) and Archive ! So the code needs have 3 scenarios.

Next is the Globally available Data tags that blogger provides which is unbelievably less ! There is no post title, no post keywords. Hence we are forced to use the following

Which is the title of your blog
This is the Page Title.

So here is the SEO meta tag code customize it according to blog before your add it to your blog HTML.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>
<title><data:blog.title/> : Write some stuff about your blog here not too much since only 60 char is all robot read</title>
<meta name='Description' content='Describe your blog here since this is what will be shown if your index page comes in a search' />
<meta name='Keywords' content='Key, Words, Here, Dont, go crazy, only, add, relavent, keyword' />
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "archive"'>
<title><data:blog.title/> : Write some stuff about your blog here not too much since only 60 char is all robot read</title>
<meta name='Description' content='Describe your blog here since this is what will be shown if your index page comes in a search' />
<meta name='Keywords' content='Add, some, more, key, word, here, but, keep, it, sane ' />
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<meta name='Keywords' expr:content='data:blog.pageTitle' />

To add to your Blogger blog HTML go to Template > Edit HTML

Paste the above code (after customizing) as shown in the below image

Blogger Title & Meta Tag Keyword

Save the template and you are done !

Check out this post to avoid making SEO mistakes

Let me know if this made any difference in your result ranking !

Also check out how to optimize you post permalink for better Blogger Hack SEO.

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September 25, 2007

Mircrosoft and Facebook Team Up, But Is microsoft picking up a stake in Facebook ?

Microsoft and Facebook is hot search term thanks to the rumorthat is spreading like Wild Fire in the blogosphere. According to WSJ Microsoft could purchase upto 5% stake in facebook at a cost in the range of $300 million to $500 million. The rumors are strengthened by the announcement by Microsoft that they and Facebook Team Up for Advertising Syndication to the more than 9 million registered users of Facebook.

Facebook has been always a target for a buy out or a stake by the big 3 of the internet world Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. But Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook kept turning down offers unheard before for a start up company giving way to theories of an upcoming IPO !

Facebook’s valuation which is currently at $10 billion could go even higher as the rivals create a bidding war !

How to Add Recent Comments Widget for Blogger - Damn Simple

If all you wanted was to show the Recent comments on your Blogger blog like in Wordpress then here is how you can add a Recent comments Widget in flat under a minute !
You need to be in Blogger Template version to get a Recent Comment box !

1) To start you need the feed url of your comments, in blogger it is :-

2) Now Go to the Template tab on your blogger dashboard and Click on Add a Page Element

3) In the new window under the Feed section click on Add to Blog:
How to Add Recent Comments Widget for Blogger

4)In the Configure Feed window, enter the feed URL of your comments (from step 1)

5) Now in the settings you can select the Authors and date if you want.

Save it and You are pretty much done !!

Also check out our Add Comment Box Widget

September 24, 2007

Starbucks to offer 50 Million free iTunes downloads

According to Starbucks plans to give away 50 million songs to customers of its U.S. coffee shops to promote its new iTunes wireless service that due to launch next month for FREE !

10K shops of Starbucks will give out "Song of the Day" cards redeemable on the iTunes Store starting from October 2nd to November 7th, customers then can redeem the song before the end of the year.

They also mention:

The complimentary download cards will offer hand-picked songs from top artists including Bob Dylan, Joss Stone, Dave Matthews, Bebel Gilberto, John Mayer, KT Tunstall, John Legend, Annie Lennox, Joni Mitchell, Keith Urban and Paul McCartney plus music from up-and-coming artists such as Sia, Band of Horses, Hilary McRae, Frederico Aubele and Sara Bareilles.

September 23, 2007

Blogger play - Better than sqatting flies

Blogger hasn't buzzed lately but finally when it did it created something for those forlorn moments ! So here we go is the place where you can pass your time looking at the pictures that were being uploaded in real time.

According pete

Shortly after Blogger launched photo uploading two years ago, one of our engineers whipped up a web page that would show us the pictures that were being uploaded in real time. The result was fun, often beautiful, but above all, compelling. We couldn’t stop watching.

I wonder what they were watching ?? em !

Apple iPhone Carrier update for France & Germany

After Apple choose O2 as the selected carrier for the 18 month contract that comes with the iPhone. Its the turn of France and Germany.

For France, Orange to be the chosen one to get the contract and in Germany it is going to be T-mobile.

There are rumors that it could be Rogers Wireless to get the exclusive iphone contract in canada.

Frankly the iPhone contract is a major iPain in the iButt ! Why can't they just sell the unlocked version and sell the contracted version at a subsidy? They very well know that the unlock will be available soon ! I guess the only person who can answer is
"Genius" Steve Jobs.

USB mini Fridge - A geeks fantasy

We all know the ultimate geeks fantasy - continuous supply of cold beverage while working on a project without having to get up !

We had posted about Desktop Cooler but nothing say Geek more than USB so we present USB mini fridge brought by Brando for just $33 !

T-mobile unlocking iPhone ?

According to a sign was put up outside a T-Mobile authorized reseller kiosk claiming to unlock iphone !


Google goes Sport friendly: Rugby and Cricket Score displayed

After Google took the initiative of Universal Search in Google this is yet another improvement. Google now displays Cricket and Rugby Score in Igoogle. You could even add a iGoogle Tab.

September 21, 2007

Firefox Sessions Manager Add-ons

There was a time not long ago when you used to have tons of Internet explorer windows and performed acrobatics with the Alt Tab to jump between different sites. Then came marvel called Tabbed browsing and yet the human's greed for innovation is insatiable. Presenting the Firefox Session Manager that lets you save a session and retrieve the session including tens of tabs you had open.

Session Manager Add-on that lets you do just that. You can save a current session and retrieve any crashes sessions. It also lets you name a session which means you can open tons of tabs and just save them. Great for eBay auctions when you are watching many items, or when you have many google search tabs !

Firefox session manager
Get the Add-on

But if Session Manager is too much and all you wanted was to save a session then Save session is for you. Get the Add-on

Also check out how you can Restart Firefox after enabling or disabling or changing a theme.

HyperWords Add-on makes reading internet richer and faster

With so much content on the web it is obvious we hit some rather heavy words or terms. Googling these words almost second nature while browsing through the internet. Here is an add-on that makes this even simpler and richer.

All you need to do is install the Add-on in your firefox and you are set for resolving terms, phrases and personalities faster with few mouse gesture.

Get the Add-on For Firefox

Thanks to the settings the Hyperwords Menu can be set only launch when you press shift and right click otherwise earlier it was launched whenever you selected a text with a really annoyance.

Features like Reference, One click Search, Multiple language translation was impressive. But the really cool feature is the Picture search option which retrieves image immediately and shows a preview.

According to the Hyperwords team:-

A basic function of Hyperwords is to select text on a web page into get other information abut the text. You are no longer restricted to following only the links others have made for you.
Selecting text is simple: either double-click on a word, double-click between two words (like in a name) to select both, or stripe/drag-select a larger selection of text.
If for some reason you wanted to find out the prime minister of Kazakhstan, just select Kazakhstan and select 'References' from the menu that pops up and then select 'Wikipedia' from the menu.
You should now be seeing the Wikipedia entry open in a new window to the left of this one.
If you prefer to have the results open up in the same window (this one) or in a tab in the background, you can change it in Preferences.

Here is the tutorial video:-

September 18, 2007

Reduce FireFox Memory Usage when Minimized & Speed up Firefox

If there is one drawback about Firefox that would be it takes too much memory even when minimized. It may even reach close to hundred Megabytes.Here is sweet little hack that lets you Reduce FireFox Memory Usage when Minimized.

1. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar and press Enter.
2. Right click in the page and select New > Boolean.
3. Type config.trim_on_minimize in the box that pops up. Press Enter.
4. Select True and then press Enter.
5. Restart Firefox.



But before you spill your red bull in excitement the change is just temporary and the memory usage climbs back after sometime to about 50 MB.

[Via, ]

iPhone to launch in UK on Nov 09 and selects O2 as Mobile carrier

Its the turn of the chaps across the atlantic to get their hands on the the latest gadget sensation...iPhone.

Apple has chosen O2 as the selected carrier for the 18 month contract that comes with the iPhone, which was on expected lines.

The Tech specification of the UK iphone are the same as the US one. Still no 3G for the moment only EDGE and WiFi!


* 8GB flash drive

* 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display
* 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi
* Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

* Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

Wireless data

* Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
* Bluetooth 2.0+EDR


* 2.0 megapixels

The only major difference seems to be the price which is $541, much higher than the $399 in US. Or is the genius Steve Jobs planning to give another store credit after 74 days ?

Microsoft To launch Web Analytics Tool

It all started when Google drew the first blood by providing Office like apps online which squared Google right opposite Microsoft. Microsoft responded by blatantly coping all of Google's service including Maps, Search, Adservice and now Microsoft plans to offer Web Analytics just like google-analytics.

Check out the screenshots of the Microsoft Analytics.

September 13, 2007

Orkut Searching for better search and better Luck

Orkut is hellbent on improving itself, and the latest effort is to improve the search of Orkut. Orkut has made some significant changes to its look and its mass appeal in recent times in the wake of serious competition such as Facebook, Myspace and many other niche networking sites. Many felt orkut was caught napping in terms of design and features which allowed other to claim the Networking turf.

As this chart shows Orkut is fast loosing ground to Facebook which prompted some major changes in Orkut which had lost the plot by being stagnant for way too long.

Orkut need more a fancy search to stop the attrition they need a whole heap of luck.

September 12, 2007

Restart your Firefox after changing theme / Add-on

If you are enabling an add-on or installing/changing the theme in your firefox the effect will be seen only after the Firefox is restarted make you wish if there was a Restart Button like you get when you Install a Add-on.

Restart your Firefox after changing

And if you were working on many tabs, invariably you loose all the tab information and because you can't restore a session if you accept to close tabs

Here is a simple solution that make you wonder why didn't the Firefox think of this ?

A simple Firefox add-on called Restarter ! Now if you need to change a theme on your Firefox or need to enable or disable a firefox add-on / extention all you need to do is Click on Restart Firefox from File Menu.

Get Restarter Add-on

Retarter Firefox add-on

You will be prompted to agree to close the open tabs, All you tabs will be restored once firefox is restarted.

Overhead Gliding Laptop Dock for the Lazy Geek in you

If you are planning to build one for yourself then check out this instructable.

This is what I call Sweet ! Now all I need is a college dorm !

[Via Gizmodo , Core77 ]

iPhone Unlock software for Free

Since the Launch of iPhone and its questionable mandatory contract with AT&T there have been attempt to unlock it and a solution was inevitable. The question to be asked was when and not if. First there was the iPhoneSIMfree then came the first Free iPhone unlock open source software.

Predictably the server went bust but check the links of Gizmodo and engadget below !

This software is more geek than noob so its a little hardy to get the results but the Iphone Dev team are working to make it much more GUI and noob friendly.

Now if you wanna send your thumbs-up or want to donate to the team who did it then here is the mail address.
iphone.devteam at

The people behind the iPhone dev team are:-
Daeken, Darkmen, guest184, gray, iZsh, pytey, roxfan, Sam, uns, Zappaz, Zf, plus Nightwatch !

[Via Gizmodo , engadget ]

September 11, 2007

Wireless pervert

Came across this funny pic at

Just a thought wouldn't it be easier to have secure wireless setting ? Perhaps the girls were blonde ;-) !!

iPhone Sells its one millionth phone in 74 days

Apple has reported that it sold its one millionth phone on monday just 74 days after the much hyped product was launched. That is an incredible average of 13513.5 phones every day !

In the company website they say:

Yesterday, just 74 days after its introduction on June 29, Apple sold the one millionth iPhone. “One million iPhones in 74 days—it took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season.” [Sep 10, 2007]

September 9, 2007

Only 10% are active daily Firefox users, Firefox hits 400 Million download

I seriously didn't imagine that Firefox will grow so big so fast but firefox hit 400 Million downloads. But according to Mozilla 50% of the people who download become active users but according to the chart only 37.5 Million are active users as of , so out 400 Million its less than 10%.

But Firefox is determined to take the number one spot in browser with sites like, custom browsers like Campus Edition, Ebay Edition.

And even a giant Crop circle created by a linux group that is even seen from Google earth for that gimmick factor.

Now Internet explorer has the advantage of the reach of Windows. People generally associate internet with that blue "e" logo of internet explorer. One of the points to increase Firefox retention is the resemble the logo of firefox with Internet.

But Firefox has one thing that internet explorer with they had.... Geek Power ! So One billion isn't far away !

Update: Asa Dotzler commented that Firefox have 40 Million daily User and 120 Million Users

September 8, 2007

Download YouTube Video Widget : Working Nov 25

Update 25 Nov 2007: Some videos couldn't be downloaded so now with some PHP power all videos can be downloaded...yeah !!!

Introducing the Download Youtube Video widget which you can add to your blog/website !

400 pixel Large Version

This size is perfect to embed inside post or website.

To install this 400 Pixel "Download Youtube Video" Widget on your blog/website
just copy and paste the below code:-

200 pixel Mini Version

This size is perfect to embed on the sidebar.

To install this 200 Pixel "Download Youtube Video" Widget on your blog/website just copy and paste the below code:-

To add to the sidebar on your blogger just click the below button:-

After the Download ?
Update: Once downloaded rename the file with extension .flv (eg somename.flv)

To view the FLV files You need a FLV player, there are tons of free flv player available such as

You can even use VLC player !

How does it work ?

Note: This method works for most videos but for all the videos use the widget above !

The magic url is

(I suggest you add this red link to bookmark)

How to Download ?

Now to download You tube videos just add the video id to the above url
For eg if the video url is

The part in red is the video id.

The download link becomes:-

Now paste this link in your browser or even better in your Download manager like DAP and Download !!

Now sometimes it may not work cuz Google don't like people downloading copyrighted stuff (if they had liked you wud have seen a download button on youtube long ago) so Google may turn their back to the magic url and you get a fancy error page like this:-

Stay tuned to this page we might just update the magic URL !

Bill Gates has 125 Friends on Facebook

This is kinda a weird one, Bill gates is on facebook and has 125 friends too.
You find tons of fake profile on social networking sites but apparently this one is real !

Now the thing that is weird is the number of high school kids that are his "Friends"

Now try searching Bill Gates in Orkut you'll find tons of people with identity crisis.

Bill Gates on Facebook

Steve Jobs seems to be have different profile for different Networks. Interestingly according to Facebook terms of use :-

You agree not to use the Service or the Site to:
register for more than one User account, register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity

Steve Jobs on Facebook

Hmmm !

September 6, 2007

Apple announce $100 lolly for Early Buyers of iPhone

Better sense prevailed and Apple has decided to offer $100 lolly of Store credit for the initial buyers who bought Apple iPhone at $599 only to be pissed to see the iPhone price slashed by $200.

Kinda like when you were a kid and doctor gives you a lolly after sticking a needle in your butt so that you can forget that numbing pain.

Now Steve Jobs is a intelligent man (I guess) when he says:-

being in technology for 30+ years I can attest to the fact that the technology road is bumpy. There is always change and improvement, and there is always someone who bought a product before a particular cutoff date and misses the new price or the new operating system or the new whatever. This is life in the technology lane. If you always wait for the next price cut or to buy the new improved model, you'll never buy any technology product because there is always something better and less expensive on the horizon.

Now my point simply is this people who buy new cutting edge technology are not a philanthropist he buys it because he wants to enjoy the fact that others don't and will not have until the price reduces or the improved model is announced. This kick of exclusivity and to see envy of others, is what drives him to buy a technology when it is at its costliest. If the period of that exclusivity is just 2 months "Why the F**K should he wait 2 days outside the apple store like a hobo and pay $200 extra"

Apple should admit their marketing "Geniuses" got the pricing wrong.

Apple iPhone price slashed for 8GB to $399

Apple reduced the price of it 8GB iphone from $599 to just $399 ahead of the holiday season. Making people who bought it at its earlier price look like a complete moron!

According to Steve Jobs,

The surveys are in and iPhone customer satisfaction scores are higher than we've ever seen for any Apple product, We've clearly got a breakthrough product and we want to make it affordable for even more customers as we enter this holiday season.

Price correction is normality but so drastic change within 2 months is unheard of. The early buyers/adopters of a technology is crucial for a company, they are the ones who pay for the technology to be made cheaper for others to buyer later. Making them look like a moron who overpaid for a gadget by $200 just 2 months ago is sure to backfire when they launch a new products.

It would be interesting to watch if this would scare away the early buyers breed(who are really pissed now) would rather wait and watch the next time a product is launched.

[Via AppleInsider]

September 2, 2007

How to Share CD / DVD writer - Burn/ Write disk via LAN

Ever wished you could share that CD /DVD writer on the LAN / home network, saving you the time to run back and forth between your computer and the one with disk writer or the Money to install one in each computer?

I am sure many of you might have tried sharing the Disk recorder only to realise that by sharing it only shares the data in the disk and not the device. Some even said sharing the CD / DVD writer is not possible Until I came across NeroNet.

NeroNet doesn't actually share the CD / DVD but it allows you to burn CD/DVD via LAN which is exactly you want, multiple users using a common Disk Writer. NeroNet acts like a server and the bridge between the Writer and the client on Network.

Note: You need Nero 6 or higher to get the maximum benefit.

This is how you do it.

1) Download NeroNet and Install in that Computer which has the common CD/DVD writer.
You get something like this:
NeroNet Share DVD writer

Just click Ok and go to step 2.

2) Right Click on the NeroNet systray icon and go to Web configuration.

Nero settingsOn clicking this a web browser will open with the address that's the localhost address.

In this click on "User Management" and create a new user id. This is the user Id and password the different users will enter in their Nero.

Also don't forget to change the password of the administrator account.

Server Installation is done !

3) Now go to each computer from which you need to burn disk remotely and Open "Nero Burning Rom" from the Program list.

File > Preference > Expert Feature Tab

Check on the Enable NeroNet Support the click on NeroNet Button

This will open the NeroNet Accounts Window. Now to enable a new account click on Create.

Nero Share CD writer
Now Give the account name, The user name and password should be the same as any one created in Step 2.

The Ip address given is the server address and you need to enter this in the address bar of your browser to access the control panel of the server.

You can even launch the Control Panel Site by clicking On "browser " in the
NeroNet Accounts Window
Click Ok and you are Done !

If you get Login Failed that means you might have entered the wrong User name and password and check step 2 again.

Now we get to the good part How to Burn Disk Remotely !

Choose the Files you want to Write as you would do with Nero until you reach the "Final Burn Setting" Window. In this Choose the "Current Recorder" as the Profile you created in Step 3.

Then Click on Burn. This will queue your request to the Nero Server which will in turn burn the Disk on the Common CD /DVD burner.

You Can check the status at Control Panel Site.

Now One last tip: By default the Disk is ejected after burn which means the disk is no longer available to be written and someone needs to carry their lazy geek ass to reset it every single time writes it. Now a simple setting solution is to disable Disk ejection after Burn.

You can do that by going to Nero Burning ROM > Files > Preferences > Expert Features > Check: Do not eject the Disc after the Burn is complete.

September 1, 2007

Orkut goes Multilingual - Now in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu

Orkut seems to be on a roll with Orkut's new look and now Orkut offers multiple Indian languages.

orkut announced today that it will offer Orkut in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu! To change your language settings

1) Visit the Settings page

2) Choose your preferred display language from the drop-down menu at the top of the page and save it.

Orkut is trying its best to offer something new on the wake of the serious threat to orkut from other major player in the social networking space like Facebook which had attracted plentiful with it advantages of third party Application and Myspace.