How to add Responsive AdSense Ads?

Google has introduced a new Responsive Design of Adsense which means that now a user can add Google ads of different dimensions corresponding to the viewport size (screen resolution) of the visitor’s device.
For instance, if a visitor is reading your web page on desktop, you can choose to serve t…

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Google reveals the first low-cost Android One phones

Android One is a reference platform — it’s a set of rules that device makers can follow to make low-cost phones. It makes it easier for manufacturers to develop and produce devices, because Google is doing all of the hard work figuring out materials costs. For Google, it ensures that even low-end devices can run its software and run it well, providing everyone with a uniformly decent experience. Where KitKat was Google’s effort to address the software issues on low-end devices, Android One is now doing the same for hardware. The company calls it a “a comprehensive solution to address the mobile computing needs of those in emerging markets.”

As predicted, Google has just revealed the first Android One phones at an event in India today. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles are the companies working with Google at launch, all three launching new handsets this morning. What can we expect from an Android One device? Karbonn, for example, is launching the “Sparkle V Red,” (pictured below) which comes with dual SIM slots, a 4.5-inch display (480 x 854), a 5-megapixel primary camera, 1GB of RAM and, importantly, the latest version of Android (KitKat).

Google isn’t just controlling the hardware with Android One, either — it’s also making sure the devices run the latest versions of Android and aren’t encumbered by unnecessary software additions, which could endanger whatever performance advantage KitKat had given them. Android One phones will run stock Android, get automatic updates, and access Google’s Play Store for apps and media content.
Source: Engadget.com

WP Social Extreme WordPress Plugin

The WP Social Counter Extreme performs counting Twitter followers, Facebook fans, YouTube subscribers, Google+ page/profile followers, Instagram followers, Steam Community group members, SoundCloud follwers, LinkedIn followers.

It provides a widget with account options and various design layouts and Shortcodes that can be used in posts and pages.

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The counts retrieved from Social network API are cached and new values ​​are checked only once a day. This cache can be wiped when published a new post.

The cache avoids not only that your blog be seeking new results every time a page is loaded, but also prevents collapse of services from Twitter and FaceBook, if one of these services does not respond, the counter displays the last count it was successful.

Displays only the count in plain text:

  • Twitter Counter
  • Facebook counter
  • YouTube counter
  • Google Plus counter
  • Instagram counter
  • Steam counter
  • SoundCloud counter
  • Pintrest Counter
  • Linkedin Counter

Shortcode and Template code feature available

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“Project Naptha” – A Chrome Extension to Copy Texts from Images

Project Naptha, a free Google Chrome browser extension developed by Kevin Kwok. Now you can copy and even translate texts inside images you find on the Internet.

Project Naptha uses a series of optical character recognition (OCR) algorithms that include libraries developed by Microsoft and Google. These algorithms and libraries quickly build a model of text regions, words and letters in nearly any image there is.

You can download Natpha in the Google Chrome Web Store and install it like any other extension. Once successful, you just hover your cursor over any available image that has text in it and select what you want to copy. You can copy the selection. This is amazing for graphic designers who want to copy texts from images sent to them by clients. Regular users can also use this in case someone sends them a scanned document. This saves a lot of time because the user doesn’t have to re-type everything.Image

Vic Gundotra quits from Google+

Vic Gundotra had been at Google since 2007, and was the company’s vice-president for social media.While boasting a large number of users, Google+ is still considered to be very much in the shadow of other networks – particularly Facebook and Twitter.

Chief executive Larry Page thanked Mr Gundotra for “all his hard work and passion” at the company.

Mr Gundotra, who previously worked at Microsoft, will be replaced by David Besbris, who is currently vice-president of engineering on the network.

Google+ was launched in June 2011, and the latest figures released by the firm suggest it has 540 million users.

“Google India” has been fined Rs 1 crore

Google’s failure to provide complete information in response to seven notices sent by the investigation arm of Competition Commission of India (CCI) resulted in its decision to impose Rs 1 crore penalty on the internet major.

While deciding to impose the fine, the fair trade watchdog CCI said that Google Inc and Google India Private Ltd failed to comply fully with various notices issued by the Director General (DG) on various occasions.

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DG, the investigation arm of the fair trade regulator, is probing alleged anti-competitive practices by Google in the Indian market.

“Despite reminders and opportunities extended by the DG, the opposite parties advanced frivolous and vexatious pleas to delay and avoid compliance. It may be noted that the period of failure to comply commenced w.e.f. 26.02.2013 in terms of the first notice of the DG dated 12.02.2013 whereby the opposite parties were directed to comply with the requisitions contained therein before said date,” CCI said in its order made public.

 

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/