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How We Can Post a Schedule  on Google Plus?
How We Can Post a Schedule on Google Plus?

Post scheduling is one of the most important feature social marketers look for in a social network. Scheduling helps with consistency, and consistency can make the difference between success and failure. Many social sites have this feature, including blogging platforms, Facebook, P interest etc. Most, except for Google Plus - which is weird by the way, since Google Plus is built for marketing. But that doesn't mean you can't get the job done. Here are a few ways to schedule updates on Google Plus.

How To Find And Fix Hacked Content On Your Site?
How To Find And Fix Hacked Content On Your Site?

Has your site ever been compromised? Getting hacked is commonplace for websites these days, even the ones with all the security measures in place. Often times, you will know when your site is hacked. But not always. Hackers might try to exploit your users by not letting their presence being felt by you immediately. They might silently add spammy pages, and then use these for malicious purposes, such as redirecting users to other undesired destinations. It's important to find out about hacked content on your site, and fix it as soon as possible. This post can help.

How You Will Make The New Facebook Algorithm Work For Your Page?
How You Will Make The New Facebook Algorithm Work For Your Page?

Facebook, it seems, has taken out a leaf out of Google's books, and has started rolling updates to its EdgeRank algorithm - a scheme to rank content from Facebook pages based on a variety of different factors. Recently, many page admins have saw a significant drop in their total reach, and especially their organic reach. Organic reach is crucial for small businesses who don't have a vast budget for an extensive ad campaign. You can make this algorithm change to your advantage.

How, you ask? As the saying goes, one man's loss is another man's gain. Facebook has, in a manner of speaking, kicked many down. The first ones back up stand to benefit. To the victor belong the spoils! This is indeed a time of vulnerability, as many pages have seen a significant drop in their organic reach.

PC makers to rebel against Microsoft Windows at Consumer Electronics Show
PC makers to rebel against Microsoft Windows at Consumer Electronics Show

Microsoft could find itself in a precarious position at the Consumer Electronics Show early next month in Las Vegas. That’s because a number of computer manufacturers are expected to unveil systems that can simultaneously run Windows and Google’s Android mobile platform according to two different analysts as reported by Computerworld.

Tentatively known as PC Plus, these machines will run Windows 8.1 as well as Android apps. Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies said the initiative would take place through software emulation and was being backed by Intel. He wasn’t sure what kind of performance could be expected but it is their way to try and bring more touch-based apps to the Windows ecosystem.

Spotiamp is the lightweight Spotify player that uses Winamp
Spotiamp is the lightweight Spotify player that uses Winamp's UI

Winamp is set to officially shut down shop tomorrow but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end just yet. There’s still time to snag the latest version of the pioneering music player or if you’ve already retired your digital download catalog for a streaming music subscription with Spotify, there’s hope after all.

A Windows program known as Spotiamp combines the best of both worlds: the retro UI from Winamp with the streaming capabilities of Spotify. According to the app’s website, users can log into their Spotify account and play their playlist through Spotiamp as well as use the radio feature.

'Now Google' voice activated search arrives on desktop Chrome

Google voice search has been available through Chrome on the desktop for a while, but now the company is bringing the feature a little closer to parity with mobile by releasing a “hotword” extension that puts the browser in listening mode whenever you say “Ok Google”. Once the search engine hears the magic words it'll show you the "Speak now" page and the rest works just like the existing voice search feature would.

With Thanksgiving just a few hours away in the US, Google says the new feature will come in handy in the kitchen.

A NEW Software Challenge: Why Users Uninstall Apps
A NEW Software Challenge: Why Users Uninstall Apps

Getting an app developed is just the first step in a long journey. One of the more daunting problems facing developers is user engagement; basically, how to get users to install apps and keep them installed. It’s difficult to keep users satisfied beyond that initial app install, and it can be even more difficult to get meaningful exposure in the first place against larger companies that offer a lot of apps that tend to get space on those Top Ten lists.

End of an era: Winamp is shutting down after more than 16 years
End of an era: Winamp is shutting down after more than 16 years

It’s the end of an era as media player Winamp is calling it quits after more than 16 years of faithful service. The program rose to prominence in the late ‘90s and early 2000s as the go-to solution for listening to MP3s and streaming radio stations but popularity has clearly waned in recent years due to the proliferation of mobile devices and streaming audio sources like Rhapsody, Pandora and Spotify.

Created by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev, the first version of the media player hit the web on April 21, 1997 and quickly grew in popularity. The software has seen a number of revisions over the years and was notable for supporting multiple formats, skins, visualization plug-ins and playlists.

Latest Google Chrome beta makes it easy to locate tabs playing annoying audio
Latest Google Chrome beta makes it easy to locate tabs playing annoying audio

Few things on the Internet are more annoying than trying to track down a noisy browser tab when you have dozens open at a time. If you’ve ever had audio-specific sites like SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify and Vevo open alongside select websites embedded with auto-playing videos, you know how annoying it can be.

Fortunately, the latest beta version of Google Chrome comes with a remedy baked right in that’s brilliantly simple.

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 now available for download
Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 now available for download

Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that not everyone is ready for the touch-based environment that Windows 8 / 8.1 affords which is evident by recent browser market share statistics. Redmond isn’t leaving those on Windows 7 to be forgotten about just yet as they have made Internet Explorer 11 available for download starting today.

It’s not a huge surprise to see Microsoft drop a version of IE11 for Windows 7. A developer preview of the software for Win 7 was pushed out in late July followed by a more solid consumer preview in mid-September. It’s been available for Windows 8.1 users for the past few weeks now.