Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Best Practical Way to Protect Your iPod Touch from Accidental Damage

You can easily protect your iPod Touch from accidental damage by obtaining a policy from a third-party insurance company. I recommend using the Internet to help you find a reputable insurance company that offers accidental damage protection for electronic gadgets. Take the time to explore their insurance deductible rates, and make certain that they are realistic. Be sure to choose an insurance company that covers protection for theft, water damage, fire, surge due to lightning, and has an extended warranty. Also, if you plan to carry your iPod while you're traveling out of the country, make certain your policy offers international coverage, too.

Follow these simple steps below to ensure that you choose the best iPod Touch insurance coverage, and protection for your other hand-held electronic devices that you currently own.

Step 1:

Look for a third-party insurance company that provides accidental damage protection for all types of electronic gadgets such as iPod, iPhone, iPad and Tablet pcs. Be sure to use search terms such as "Apple iPod Touch Insurance," "iPod Insurance Policy Best Buy," and "Buying iPod Touch Insurance" to help you find a reputable insurance company. Websites such as, GadgetBuddy, Gadget-Cover, and Square Trade Protection Plans offers insurance protection for most mobile devices.

Step 2:

Locate the “Get iPod Insurance” or “Get A Quote” button on the insurance company's website. Click the “iPod Touch” button and then select the type of iPod Touch that you own. This step may differ on various insurance company website's when you're searching for an insurance policy for your iPod Touch. But, many of them has similar instructions.

Step 3:

Click on the drop-down arrow on the menu list and select the state where live and want accidental damage protection for your iPod Touch.

Step 4:

Decide how long you want the accidental damage protection insurance coverage for your iPod Touch. Click on the available number of years that you want the coverage.

Step 5:

Type a date in the “Coverage Start Date” text box. Type in your iPod Touch serial number in the “Device Serial Number” text box. Click the “Next” button to continue. You will need to provide your credit card information. Click on the “Check Out” button.

Step 6:

Type your billing information in the appropriate text boxes. Type your first and last name in the text boxes. And type your street address, city, state and zip code in the text boxes. Type your telephone number in the “Phone” text box. Type your current email address in the “Email” text box. When you are done, click on the “Next” button.

Step 7:

Type your credit card information in the appropriate text boxes. Pay the total balance of the insurance deductible and any processing fees that the insurance company is charging you.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Want More Instagram Likes and Followers? - Add These Top Hash Tags to Your Photos

Do you enjoy sharing your Instagram photographs with others, and want the world to see your creations? Well, here's a way that you can instantly get people talking about your photos and videos. All you have to do is visit the websites below, and add top ranking hash tags to your photos and videos, whenever you want more likes and followers.

TagsForLikes - The website was created for Instagram users to help them get more likes. When you visit the site you will see which hash tags are the most, 2nd and 3rd popular on Instagram. TagsForLikes also displays several categories that you can choose from, whenever you want to narrow down your searches.

Tagstagram also allows you to copy and paste Instagram hash tags and add them to your photos and videos. The website provides several categories that you can choose from, and provides links where you can download the Tagstagram app for your iPhone or Android device.

Top Hastags On Instagram - Is one of my favorite websites that I frequently browse for popular hash tags that I can add to my caption box.

Top Hashtags - Another website that I often use to find hashtags that are currently trending.

If you don't already have Instagram installed on your mobile device, Android users can download the software app from the Google Play store. And, iPhone users can download the app from the Apple iTunes store.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Top 10 Photography and Photo-Sharing Apps for iPhone and Android Devices

If you own an iPhone or Android, and you're looking for a photography app that allows you to do things like, edit and share your photos, then check out this best picks list from consumers for 2014. Many of the photography apps are free to use. However, you may have to pay a small fee for some software apps that charges a usage fee. The best places to get free photography apps for iPhone and Android users is from reputable websites that allows you to install mobile apps on your devices. iPhone users can download photography apps onto their phones from the App Store on iTunes. Android users can download photography apps from the Google Play Store.

Apple iPhone Photography Apps

Adobe Photoshop Mix - The cloud-based image editor makes it easy for you to combine, edit and share photos. FREE!

Shadow Puppet - You will have fun making personally narrated video clips using your own photos and the Shadow Puppet iPhone or iPad app. Text a video of silly selfies to your friends, and family. Cost: $1.99

Mosaic - The app helps you to come up with your own photo book using images straight from your phone or tablet. FREE!

CreamCam - You will be able to instantly give yourself a creamy complexion before posting a photo to social media. This photo-ehancing app lets you smooth uneven skin tone, and more. FREE!

ClickBerry Tagger - The app enables you to send images to your friends and family. They will see exactly the objects, people or moments that you want them to see in the videos you upload to Facebook and Twitter. FREE!

Android Photography Apps

Pixlr Express - Like most other tools here, it supports basic editing (crop, resize, rotate, etc) and it sports automatic image correction to fix common problems and make subtle improvements to your shots. FREE!

Adobe Photoshop Touch - The photo editing tool works just like its desktop version. Supports layers, adjustments, filters, selection tools, filter effects, presets, and more. Cost: $5 for Phones and $10 for Tablets.

Photo Editor by Aviary - Is a powerful photo editor that allows you to quickly and easily edit your photos while you are on the go with no fuss. The app's interface includes all the tools that you will need, so you can get right to editing. FREE!

Lightbox - The app comes equipped with a built-in camera. It also includes numerous filters that you can use. The app allows users to edit and upload their photos to their own Lightbox profile and every major social media site on the Internet. FREE!

EyeEm - The app has a host of filters that you can play with, and allows users to to view live feeds and even photos taken near their current location. Users can also share all photos taken from within the app on social media sites. FREE!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic to Your Website or Blog

Pinterest is an extremely popular photo-sharing website that allows you to inspire others, and discover ideas for your projects. Today, the website has over 5 million members, that are discovering how to utilize it to get more exposure for their businesses and organizations. Just about anyone can join Pinterest to collect and save photographs on the website. Users will enjoy using the site to do things like creating boards, pinning items, and socializing with other members. Also, be sure to download the Pinterest app from the Google Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store, so you can use your smart phone or tablet pc to share your photographs with others. Okay, here is how you can use Pinterest to drive traffic to your website or blog.

1. Business owners can easily grow their followers on Pinterest, when they engage their audience with compelling content. The first thing that you should do after you join Pinterest is create a profile page. Include information on your page about yourself or your company. Your username should be your name or your company name.

2. Fill out the about section, and include your blog or business website link. Upload a headshot of yourself, or your company's logo. Frequently visit Pinterest website to share your photographs. Business owners should pin things that represents their brands.

3. Use colorful photographs, and be sure to follow other boards with the same photograph. 4. Search for popular pins with the same interest as yours, and post comments on them. To avoid your account being suspended, don't make more than 2 to 3 comments per day on other members posts.

5. Connect your Pinterest account with your Facebook and Twitter accounts to attract more visitors to your pins.

6. Increase your pins exposure by promoting your boards.

7. Host a giveaway contest and offer a really cool prize.

Monday, July 21, 2014

3 Cool Software Tools You Can Use to Create Free YouTube Ringtones

If you really like ringtones and want to learn how to create free YouTube ringtones, use websites like MadRingtones, SmartMP3Splitter and MakeOwnRingtone. You will be able to select the start and end point of a YouTube video or mp3 file that you want to hear as a ringtone. Then convert the audio file into a ringtone and download it on your computer. Then, transfer your new ringtone to your mobile phone, and you will never have to pay for a new one. To get started, open the web browser on your computer, and type the URL address, “youtube.com” in the search field. Then, click the “Search” button.

Type the name of a song title that you want to convert into a ringtone in the YouTube search field. And, hit the Search button. Highlight and copy the YouTube video URL address that you see on your web browser. Next, open Notepad on your computer, and paste the YouTube video URL address into the text area of the window. Then, click the “-” button to minimize the Notepad window. Navigate to the free ringtone Web service that you want to use that can convert YouTube videos into ringtones.

Check to make certain the ringtone Web service also allows you to save your new custom ringtones in various file formats. Look for the “Upload” button on the Web page. A popup box will appear on your screen. Click on the button “... from YouTube”. Click on the Notepad icon that's shown on your taskbar to reopen the window. Use your mouse to highlight the YouTube video URL address. Hold down the “Ctrl” key and press the “C” key on your keyboard.

Paste the YouTube video URL address in the “YouTube” field on the popup box. Move your mouse over the field box and hold down the “Ctrl” key and press the “V” key. Click the “Load” button when you are done. Wait until the ringtone Web service converts the YouTube video file into a mp3 sound track. The conversion process will take a few moments to complete.

Edit the mp3 sound track. Choose a start and ending point that you want to hear as a ringtone. Click the "Play" button to test how the ringtone sounds. Continue editing the mp3 sound track until you're satisfied with the sound that you want to hear. Click the "Save" button when your are finished editing the mp3 sound track and download the file on your computer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

5 Quick Tips about Preventing Malware on Smartphones

If you own a smartphone, you should not overlook the possibility that it won't develop problems from viruses, malware, spyware, hackers, and thieves. When you purchase a smartphone, it is up to you to protect your personal information and data. Today, millions of people are using smartphones, but they may not know how to protect their devices from intruders. So, here is 5 Quick Tips About Preventing Malware on Smartphones, and how you can keep your personal information from getting into the wrong hands.

1. I recommend using strong passwords with several characters to keep your data safe and secure. When you create a password, include capitalized and lower case letters and include numbers too.

2. Before you install a new app on your smartphone, it's a good idea to do some research about it. Find out what others are saying about the app, and if they are having any problems using it on their phones. If so, look for a similar app that has good reviews from users.

3. Avoid using public wi-Fi on your smartphone to access your personal information, such as email, bank accounts, and social network pages. Unfortunately, some public wi-fi areas are not encrypted, and hackers use these areas gain access to computers and smartphones.

4. If you own an iPhone download an anti-virus app from the Apple App Store that can protect your phone from malware, worms, trojan horses, and other malicious viruses. Be aware of independent app stores that claims they offer apps for all types of platforms. Many of them may not be supervised and hackers could easily distribute various types of malware-infested apps on these types of websites.

5. Android smartphone users can download an anti-virus app from the Google Play store, and Amazon App Store. The apps that they promote on your their websites are safe to use.