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How To Calculate Noise Level Of Your Surroundings Using Windows Phone

If you have ever been into a situation when it turned to be a necessity for you to calculate noise level or have you ever been curious to know the noise level of your surrounding, then it’s very easy to calculate it using your mobile phone, you don’t need any extra device to calculate noise level.

I have seen few of the searches on the same noise measurement for Android but not for Windows Phone. Therefore, I decided to cover Windows and Android both in this article.

Calculate Noise Level Of Your Surroundings Using Windows Phone

#1 ToolKit for Windows Phone is a free windows app you would like to take in use to calculate noise level of your surrounding.

It is a multipurpose app with other features too, that I’ll cover later in this post, to calculate noise level using noise meter tool is one of the coolest feature available in #1 ToolKit app.

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While I find the room quite peaceful to write and compose this article #1 ToolKit app show the surrounding quite a noisy. Take a look at the screenshot for the different dB (Decibel) mentioned accordingly.

You can download the #1 ToolKit app from your windows phone store. Also, check out other feature available in the app.

Set 1: Ruler, Compass, Protractor, Level

Set 2: Flashlight, Mirror, Magnifier, One Tap

Set 3: Unit Converter, Currencies

Set 4: Noise meter, Recorder

Set 5: Timer, Stop Watch, World Clock, Speed Meter

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Calculate Noise Level Of Your Surroundings Using Android

Deciber is the free app available in Android store, using it you can calculate noise level of your surrounding. It measures the frequency as well as the sound pressure level around you.

One of the interesting features of the app is to share the noise level of your surrounding when you are at a noisy area. Imagine sitting in a noisy restaurant, and sharing the noise level around you on social media. Interesting? Get the app.

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You can download the Deciber App from your mobile’s Android store.

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Simple Steps to Install WhatsApp Web for Windows Phone

The most awaited update on WhatsApp is now released today called WhatsApp Web. Though, I have been waiting for VoIP calling feature on WhatsApp but WhatsApp Web is also a great feature they have added up for Windows, also for Android, unfortunately it’s not available on iOS.

What is WhatsApp Web

Now you can send and receive messages from your Google Chrome browser (right now it’s only with Google Chrome) just as you use on your Windows Phone. You don’t need to check your phone continuously while working everything of WhatsApp will be on your browser with WhatsApp Web.

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WhatsApp Web for Windows Phone

I have been trying to test this feature right after WhatsApp updated its blog. But couldn’t get it how as it was not mentioned clearly on it. Let’s see how you get WhatsApp Web installed on your browser using your windows phone.

Updates WhatsApp on Windows Phone

To install WhatsApp Web on your Google Chrome you need to visit this link where you find QR Code that you have to scan using your Windows Phone. And, to have that scanning feature you need to update your WhatsApp

If it’s not set automatically for Windows App. Open up your WhatsApp > Settings > About > update. It will take few minutes to download 17MB update. New versions 2.11.634.0.

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Once your WhatsApp is updated open up your WhatsApp, look for menu, and there you will find a new feature WhatsApp Web.

Click on WhatsApp Web under WhatsApp Menu of WhatsApp and visit here. Scan the QR Code and you are ready to use WhatsApp on Google Chrome.

This new version allows you to see when someone’s typing directly from the chats list, along with the blue ticks from the same list – something very cool!

Update: Using WhatsApp right through Google Chrome gives lot of relaxation. I’m having fun with this new feature. Keep exploring and let me know if something new comes with it.

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How to Start your Own Web Hosting Business

One of the most lucrative businesses you can start right from the comfort of your home is a web hosting company.

I know most of us don’t have the huge investment or infrastructure needed to set up servers and systems, and cannot afford to hire a technical team to manage the operations.

But I am here to tell you that not only can you operate a web hosting business from anywhere with a very small investment, you can actually do so profitably.

Here’s a fact for you: One of the biggest hosting companies on the web, HostGator was founded by Brent Oxley in his dorm room at the University. How did he do it? By becoming a reseller of a large data center company called The Planet (now SoftLayer). It’s the data center that owns and manages the servers, network, and other infrastructure while the reselling company rents space on their servers and sells hosting to its own customers under its brand name.

And that’s what we’ll talk about: Reseller Hosting and how you can create your own hosting company by using other hosting providers’ services. And more importantly, do it with a bare minimum set up.

Reseller Hosting

In reseller hosting, the hosting provider allots you a certain bandwidth and hard drive space which you can utilize for hosting sites of your own clients. The company will also enable you to create your own plans, prices and other services, all with your brand name on it.

Depending on your technical expertise and how small or big you want to start with, you can have the parent host manage most of the support while you act as a communication medium between the host and your clients. So for any technical issues that your client faces, you forward them to the host and they’ll resolve them. That also means you will have to constantly monitor the interface to see if everything’s going smooth on both ends-your customer and the parent host.

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Finding a Good Reseller Hosting Provider

Most of the large hosting companies offer reseller hosting these days. Here are some tips to choose one among them:

  • Compare their rates. Of course, you don’t want to blindly choose the least expensive one, but it helps to know the rates and understand how much you can charge for your own hosting service later.
  • Technical Support. Probably the most important criteria. Check how much technical support your host will provide to your clients. Not all of them offer complete support, so you will need to decide how much customer assistance you can provide yourself. Personally, I’d prefer a company with round the clock support via chat and phone.
  • Uptime: Another crucial factor in deciding a hosting company is its uptime record. If you don’t want to face angry customers later, choose a company that has less than 1% downtime which ensures all the sites hosted on their servers rarely go down.

Promoting your Hosting Service

Once you’ve decided on a hosting company, it’s time to promote your hosting services. Advertise your company in the online classifieds and promote your site via SEO and paid traffic. But don’t limit your advertising only to the internet. You can go to your local businesses and distribute flyers that showcase your services and how they can benefit hosting their sites with you.

Provided you have the budget, you can also sponsor tech. events and networking seminars in your local business community to get more exposure.

If you’re already offering some kind of web services to your clients like web design or programming, tell them about your new hosting service. They are the ones most likely to sign up with you.

Since you would be just starting, you may even launch a discount offer and bulk rates for those who sign up early. Give them the best possible customer service, create attractive hosting plans (of course, don’t promise any features that your own host doesn’t offer!) and encourage them to spread the word about your hosting, thus making your own clients into affiliates.

Once you have a few customers, you can expand your business by hiring employees to take care of the support, maintenance, and minor technical issues.

So there you have it. A profitable online business you can start from home and earn a passive income month on month. All you need is a decent computer and lots of determination and the ability to work hard.

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How To: Import Excel Charts to PowerPoint

Following article will arm you with the updated and authentic information about the method by which you can import excel charts to power point.

You can effectively insert those documents which Microsoft Office programs create or which have embedded objects or links into your presentation.

You are wrong on your part if you think that you have to include existing information while including into PowerPoint presentation.

After all, the following article assists you in the best possible way towards knowing the method for inserting an existing Excel chart into the presentation.

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It is imperative for you to choose either Embed data or Linked one, while you are in the process of inserting an object. As and when an object is linked, the data gets stored in the source documents. Hence, it implies, that the moment you update the data in its original document, it automatically gets updated into your presentation too.

Linking is synonymous with immense utility and pleasant effect and helps you with the updated and sophisticated knowledge and information. It equally does its best towards keeping your presentation size to its minimum. While you are in the process of embedding objects in your presentation, you are able to easily make a copy of the object which is found in the destination document. Therefore, needless to say that while the changes are made in the original document, your presentation will be devoid of any reflection. Hence, there are not going to be any changes in it.

The moment you are in the process of inserting an existing excel chart, you are required to adhere the following:

  • You have to in any case activate the slide which will be used to insert the file if you want to achieve the best results.
  • You have to create Insert tab in the ribbon.
  • Click on the object button present on the Text group of the Ribbon.
  • If you want to create a new Excel chart, then click on the “Create New radio button”. Subsequently, you need to choose Microsoft Office Excel Chart present in the Object Type List and finally click on OK.
  • Click on the “Create File Radio Button”, if in case you are looking forward to insert an existing Excel chart.
  • Finally, in the last step, you are required to click on “OK”

Looking to navigate to a specific file location in order to insert? If yes, then click on Browse Button.

Thereby, as you are done, Click Ok.

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Do you want to create a link to the original document? If yes, then simply click the Link Box and after that Click Ok.

Thereby, without any sort of inconvenience or hurdles, you are effectively and easily able to import Excel charts to PowerPoint. After reading the aforesaid article, you indeed realize that it is indeed a child’s play to do the same. Hence, arm yourself with the aforesaid information so that you end up having great deal of comfort and convenience. After all, the article stands out to be highly valuable. Isn’t it?

This article is written by: Sai Krishna Mundreti, CEO and Founder of Slash Services dot-com. He personally use and recommend you to use this timeline generator to make your timelines in PowerPoint.

How to Add Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox on Blogger Blog

If you are a regular reader to RealTimeTricks posts you have seen that we are using a Facebook pop-up box which appears to visitors on their first visit (and not on their every visit). It helps RealTimeTricks get lot of Facebook fans just by visiting any of the post on this blog. To display Facebook pop-up box on RealTimeTricks we use this plugin but it won’t work if you are on blogger, blogspot doesn’t support WordPress plugins. To display same Facebook pop-up box (Facebook page promoter lightbox) on blogger blog you need to insert some code and that I’ll tell you in this tutorial.

Few hours back I received an email asking to write a tutorial on “how to add Facebook page promoter lightbox on blogger blog” so this tutorial is for Emmy and to all who want to display Facebook pop-up box related to WordPress plugin that I’m using now.

Name: Emmy
Email: gr8celebfashion@gmail.com
Message: would you please share a tutorial or widget for Facebook pop-up box which you are using. share it according to blogger’s blog.

Time: Friday December 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm
IP Address: 39.52.85.217
Contact Form URL: http://realtimetricks.com/contact
Sent by an unverified visitor to your site.

Add Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox on Blogger Blog

To add Facebook pop-up box you need to follow-up some code and before you go on adding code in your blog let me inform you that this will save IP addresses of your visitors. It means when visitor land on your blog or any sub-pages this will store their IP address and won’t appear to that visitor again for next 7 days. However, you can set this interval according to your own choice but I strongly recommend that changing the time period will make this pop-up box appear to that particular visitor again and again which might look weird to visitor.

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Steps to Add Facebook Pop up Box

Go to your blogger account and select your blog (if you have more than one blog you have to select).

Step-1. Now go to Layout option.

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Step-2. There click on Add a Gadget.

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Step-3. Use HTML/JavaScript Widget.

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Step-4. Paste the following code inside that box.

Step-5. Hit Save Arrangement button and click on preview to check the changes.

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Customize Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox

  • Before adding the code change RealTimeTricks with your Facebook fan page username.
  • And to change the time period search for *7 and replace it with the number you want.

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Add Watermark on YouTube Videos That Are Already LIVE

Ever wanted to add watermark on YouTube videos? You might have seen when news channel shows any breaking news video on television they put a watermark on their video before telecasting it live this helps them in branding their videos. Similarly YouTube users brand their custom videos by adding their company trademark or logo as a watermark over it.

Adding watermark to new videos can also be done by the help of video editing software but what if when you already have videos live with hundred thousands of view listed on your YouTube channel?

Those who were worrying for already published videos can now take relief as YouTube has launched a new feature that can help you add watermark or a LOGO on new as well as old YouTube videos.

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All you have to do is just take your company logo or any custom image/text – make sure they are transparent (you can get transparent file of the logo from your Graphic Designer). Once you have this, just few further clicks and you are done.

Watermark on YouTube Videos at Specify Corner

One nicer thing about this feature is, you get a choice of adding watermark on to the corner of the video with adding watermark at the start of the video, or in the middle or you can continue it throughout the entire duration of the video.

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As shown in the previous screenshot there are two options in this feature. If you select “feature your channel” it will help you add watermark across all of your videos. And by selecting “feature a video” you can add watermark on selected videos.

This would now help everyone brand their videos. Stealing someone else work will now get stopped. Also, with this feature coming into existence people will get FREE promotions, as when, the videos gets download people would know from where they have downloaded it. Hence, your YouTube Channel get free promotion lifetime!

Every Good Thing Comes With Some Defect!

There is one defect I must say in this feature, with the turn off of annotations your watermark won’t be visible as YouTube uses annotations to displays watermark over the video. This is something they must work on it.

Thank you Amit for the tip!

How to Record Skype Calls on Your iPad

It’s easy to record Skpye calls if you are using it in your iPad. Though their are many tools available to record Skpye calls but here I’ll cover three very popular FREE apps that will help you record Skype calls on your iPad. But lets first introduce Skype.

Skype is a free application that allows you to make phone calls to friends, family, and colleagues using your iPad. You can use the camera on your device to exchange video in addition to the audio feed, or you can run Skype in the background as audio-only while you work on other applications. While you can’t capture the video for a Skype call, it is possible to record the audio. When you use Skype for professional purposes, recording can help you settle future disputes if one party remembers the call differently than the other. If you want to record Skype calls on your iPad, check out the following apps that are easy to use – and all have a free version. Keep in mind that depending on your state’s laws, you may be required to inform someone when you are recording him.

Audio Memos to Record Skype Calls on Your iPad

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Audio Memos must be started manually, so you’ll need to begin recording either right before or after your Skype call begins. To begin recording in Audio Memos just tap one button and it starts capturing your call.

Audio Memos will record your voice and the voice of your Skype caller, provided you don’t have your headphones in – if you wear headphones, it will only capture your end of the conversation.

This app will also pick up background noise in the room, so it’s best to make your Skype call in a relatively quiet room. Once your recording is finished, you can send it via email (up to 3MB) or back it up on your computer. In the free version, large ads run in the middle of the screen.

QuickVoice to Record Skype Calls on Your iPad

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Quick Voice is another manual recording application that will run in the background while you talk on Skype. QuickVoice records your voice, the voice of your caller, and anything else in the surrounding area when you hit the “Record” button – if your headphones are in, it won’t hear your caller’s voice. You can stop or pause your recording with one-tap also, and the program lets you name the recording while it’s still happening with no interruption by tapping the “Title” icon.

Like Audio Memos, you can send your recording via email; QuickVoice lets you send larger files, up to 5MB. Recordings can be renamed, and always display the size and date of the recording. The free version has fairly subtle ads along the top of the screen, while the paid version is ad-free.

ScreenChomp to Record Skype Calls on Your iPad

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ScreenChomp opens up to a white board screen, which lets you easily take notes while you record your Skype call. Skype will run in the background while you work on this application, however if you exit ScreenChomp your recording will automatically pause until you return and start again.

Once you manually begin recording by tapping the red “Rec” button, choose between different highlighter sizes and begin writing on the screen with your finger.

If you make a mistake, you can erase it by tapping the eraser icon. Or, fill up the screen and then clear it with the board clear so you can take more notes. Everything you do on the screen is recorded along with the audio, so you can watch your notes back later while listening to the recording.

The article is written by: David Kendall is a freelance technology writer and his articles appear on various marketing blogs. He contributed this guest post on behalf of WhoIsHostingThis.com you can visit the website for more information on their hosting reviews.

How to Add Favicon in Google Search Result

Similar to Google Authorship, Favicon in Google Search gives the search result a new easy to recognize look. It looks so boring to find the exact website we are looking for in that crowded search result, the only thing makes it look handy is Google Authorship but unfortunately only few websites got the authorship and rest are still not using it, so in this case Favicon in Google Search gives a much more different and easy to recognize look, which appears next to search result and makes your search experience worth.

Add Favicon in Google Search Result

To make your Google Search experience comfortable in Chrome, you need to install an extension called Faviconize Google, this extension not only makes your Google Search experience handy but also save your time in finding the exact search term – which comes after lot of research.

This little extension takes very small space in your computer’s memory in order to install, and doesn’t come with any settings or options button, as it works automatically right after it get install. You will find the Favicon, targeted by the website, next to the each entry on Google Search result, but it won’t be visible for few websites as they are not provided by the them.

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All you need to do is visit the link mentioned above and hit the button “Add to Chrome” it will get install in next few seconds and start showing Favicon in Google Search.

I wish Google itself integrate this feature in its next update, as it helps in identifying the exact result in less time, but for now this extension is worth to use. I’ve tried it and with my experience would recommend each and every reader of this blog to use this extension in their Google Chrome browser.

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