Sunday, September 26, 2010

Last year, I was looking for a new phone, preferably a smart touch phone with wi-fi, hi-res camera, HD video, good battery life and has a good online support just in case I encountered problems. I heard of an iPhone 4 upcoming launch here in the Philippines. But I could no longer wait. So I bought a regular smart touch phone. Oh, regrets.

Yes, I know, it's such a shame that I couldn't wait right? So what did I miss with the iPhone 4? Here they are:

The Glass. Oh yes, the all so important glass which encases the Apple's breakthrough technology. They have confidently announced that they used the same type of glass which helicopters and high-speed trains use for their windshield. And with today's environmental trend, the glass is also recyclable. Way to go Apple!

They've also boasted that iPhone 4's LCD display has the highest resolution for a phone screen yet. It's so crisp that the naked human eye won't be able to distinguish individual pixels. Fortunately I have 20-20 vision, so, I just checked as hard as I could if I could distinguish my smart touch phone's individual pixels, and, fortunately, I was able to see the tiny little pixels. Letting me know that what iPhone 4's LCD screen presents is astounding.

Next, the Stainless Steel Band they have claimed to have been created from their own alloy (yes, and unbelievably, Apple makes their own alloys!). This is the secret to the phone's impressive structural rigidity while keeping in mind how thin the iPhone 4 is. And yes, there's more, it also functions as the phone's antennas.

The Brain. The iPhone 4 has an astounding A4 chip designed by Apple engineers themselves. Even with it's power, it's still energy efficient. It helps with the phones ability to perform multi-tasking, video editing and placing FaceTime calls. Talk about two birds with one stone! Wait, thats more than two birds!

And let's not forget how good iPhones are with games. And guess what, they made it even better! The iPhone 4 includes a built-in three-axis gyroscope. In short, it detects forward, sideward and upward motion as well as detect your acceleration! Now, how cool is that!

Two mics are better than one. Did you know that most phones have only one microphone? And you've guessed it! The iPhone 4 has two! The main mic which is for phone calls, voice commands and memos. The second mic on the other hand is built in the top, near the headphone jack. The purpose behind having a double microphone system is it helps surpress unwanted and
distracting bacground sounds, making every conversation a clear one.

The dynamic multi-touch. Most of the touch phones out there have what we call a "mono-touch". Which means that the phone has no software to comprehend or utilize multi touches at the same time on different locations. On the other hand, iPhone 4's multi-touch display is a very innovative software which allows you to control everything from pinch to zooms to two-finger taps.

Although only Globe has exclusive rights in the Philippines, so what? What I've seen here makes me quite envious. Wait, scratch that, not "quite" envious but VERY envious to anyone who have bought this beauty. And to mention that there are already a number of lucky users who have already availed of their very own iPhone 4!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab one! Don't let yourself regret not having one of these!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Why is it important for a blogsite to have a subscription? A site subscription's main purpose is to keep it's readers posted. Giving your readers the option to be notified without going to your site is a good plus.

This time, I'll be providing you the steps on how to add this wonderful addition to your site for both Blogger sites and WordPress sites.

Here's how:
1. Go to http://feedburner.google.com. Register for an account if you don't have one yet.

2. On  the welcome page, you'll notice a Burn a feed right this instant section. Enter your site's feed link. Usually, it would look like this: http://yoursite.com/feeds or for blogspot sites, it would look like

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Being a real friend

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friends
Everybody, if not almost all of us want friends right? So, what's the usual criteria? Usually, we look for friends who have the same interest, who respect who we are and who will not force their ideas on us. Someone to share a latte with. Someone to go to the arcades. That's generally speaking.

If we head to the specifics, this little blog post will start to look like a novel. I went on my old trusty buddy, Google and typed in, criteria of a friend. Funny and awkward at the same time right? Me Google on a criteria of a basic part of life? Funny indeed, but there is yet a plain explanation for this. We want to

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Must-have, Top 5 WordPress plugins

wp pluginsIf you're new to blogging and have used WordPress as your primary blogging platform, good for you. If you moved from one blogging platform to WordPress, a better choice indeed. So, what's next? Submit posts and let it be? A friend of mine asked me what are the "more-widely" used plugins for WordPress.

Here's my top list:

1. All-in One SEO Pack
This plugin speaks for itself. It is primarily used for the your blog posts. It can be usually seen at the bottom of your Post edit page.
All in one SEO 

Title
Make sure that when you input your blog post's title, you shouldn't exceed 60 characters. Why? Because most of the search engines use this maximum number of characters as title to searches.

Description
You can enter a short description of your article here. Acts more relatively like the WP post excerpt. Again, try not to exceed a character number of 160.

Keywords
They are your tags, categories for your blog article. Keywords are what search engines usually sniff out. On that note, you can unleash an unlimited amount of keywords. But make sure the keywords you use are relevant to

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We've previously discussed individual topics on Search engine optimizations and Social Media Marketing. But, have we seen the latent potential
when we combine them?

The recent years has provided a boom in the social voting and networking sites. This not only includes Friendster, Facebook, and Twitter but as well as del.icio.us, Digg, Stumbleupon and Reddit. But hold your horses! These marketing strategies have the pros and cons as well.

Do note that if a social media campaign does not end up with a lot of external links which help with search engine rankings, the end result can be criticism. Complaints about social media marketing such as “none of the links point to the homepage”, “the traffic is worthless”, or “it’s just the flavor of the month” are tremendously overshadowed and cast aside by some new developments in the major search engines. So, how do you take advantage of all the pros of this marketing wonder?

If you must know, social media marketing apparently has a growing effect on search engine rankings through the use of social voting systems. Search engines also use them to determine which are quality sites and which are not.

Being a full time student, part-time blogger, part-time web developer, it's hard to juggle the very limited time I have. Although I see numerous opportunities on how to further hone my skills on those fields, I grab them. Once, opportunity presented itself as Seminar for Bloggers and would-be-bloggers alike. Sadly, I wasn't able to attend the said event due to the hectic schedule I have.



So, I was thinking, why on earth would they not make a webinar? Now, what's a webinar? A webinar is short for Web-based seminar, it is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar transmitted over the Internet. Fortunately, I found a Search Engine and Social Marketing webinar. The upcoming webinar boasts a Sales Tactics Using Search Engine and Social Media Marketing workshop. You can find more information about the workshop on the event's Search Profile Index.
Did you know that in the indexing world, Humans index sites they like faster than search engines' bot does? Well, now you know. That's the basic principle why social media voting sites are one of the basis search engines use for your site's credibility.

The growing link between blogging, social media promotion and search engine rankings is starting to get more imminent. This advancement is a true advantage to better our businesses.

Friday, September 3, 2010

How to - add media in WordPress

mediaAs I was checking for comments from my blogs, I noticed a request on how to upload media in WordPress.If you don't know it yet, yes, you can upload media, either be images, documents, video or music.

WordPress allows a number of formats per

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New Digiknowzone.com banner!

Digiknowzone now has it's own banner! Yey! This is all thanks to Mark Atas who made the icon. Mark is a digital artist, runs a blog and is a friendly netizen.

The theme of the logo is knowledge shared to people by being a light which provides clarity and enlightenment. Again, thank you all for your continued support!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How to - Speed Up your WordPress

As a new blogger, it's important to realize that not only Content and Design is important. There's a small thing some call Page Load time. Speaks for itself right?

Page Load time is the time it takes for users to fully load your site. No matter how good your content is or how beautifully designed your site is, it's equally important that users can see your site quickly. Some studies say that users who wait for atleast 5 seconds for a page to load is a huge turnoff. Even though they might visit your site, they might do so next time.

Allow me to share you a compiled number of tips on how to speed up your WordPress site.
Note: As what we have learned in our previous How-to articles, it's important that we make back ups of everything we are about to make changes with.

1. Cache-ing
What is Caching? Web caching specifically, simply put, is a process of saving web documents to save

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