Samsung Galaxy S4
Apr26

Samsung Galaxy S4

5SHARESFacebookTwitter  Samsung Galaxy S4  Faster Than Most Laptops Samsung, the largest smart-phone manufacturer in the world, has released its fastest smart-phone called the Samsung Galaxy S4. It costs £600 (April 26th, 2013) and is comparable in price to its main android competitor, the HTC One. The epic smartphone boasts a 1.8 Ghz processor to allow for multi-tasking, CPU intensive apps, and 2GB of RAM to compliment this. With a powerful 13 megapixel camera that provides 4128 x 3096 pixels shots you simply cannot go wrong  if you need a smartphone that supplies the crisp photographs that you need for family events, holidays, and snapshots. To cater to this experience you are provided with a 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides 16 million colours for high definition photography and video...

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Wix’s affiliate program first impressions review
Apr22

Wix’s affiliate program first impressions review

12SHARESFacebookTwitter I recently signed up for Wix.com’s affiliate program, and you can see it in action on my Simple Templates website. I’ll go ahead by saying that the program does not seem to be setup well. Why? Well, for starters you have to host their advertisements [images], and unlike AdSense or Commission Junction (I think), you don’t get a generated piece of code to insert into your website. While that wasn’t a problem, it was a little troublesome. I’m also not enjoying the affiliate control panel, as it looks horrendous and you really have to trust their data is in order. I’m thinking of testing this affiliate system for a month or so, and if I see NO sign ups at-all, then I’m switching back to Google Ads. We shall see how this goes. Onto the details… They will pay via PayPal They have packages that range from $4.95-$19.90 per month. – They’ll give you 45% of the revenue made out of those amounts. It doesn’t clearly state whether that’s on an on-going basis or just a one time payment. Would suck if it’s just a one time payment. They offer packages that gives Wix’s users access to their premium themes. Wix users can buy packages that give them 30 themes and Wix will give you $40, 31-50 premium themes and Wix will pay you $60 or 51 premium upgrades and Wix will give you $80. Sign ups are tracked. Like with most other affiliate programs, any sign ups are tracked. If a purchase is made using your reference ID link then you’ll get the sale and the commission. Minimum payout is $200. 😀 – This a shocker and I think the amount should be way lower. Perhaps in line with Google AdSense, at the $100 mark. I’m actually not sure if I should be sticking with these guys as I’m not getting anyone purchasing from the referrals I’m giving to them. So far, I’ve only got 12 people to sign up. I’m going to give it a full six month trial and if it’s not making me anything then it’s simply not worth it. Especially with such a high minimum...

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WordPress’ Photon – Slow
Apr08

WordPress’ Photon – Slow

5SHARESFacebookTwitter WordPress’ Photon – Slow WordPress has a content delivery network called “Photon” and what this content delivery does in WordPress’ own words: Give your site a boost by loading images in posts from the WordPress.com content delivery network. We cache your images and serve them from our super-fast network, reducing the burden on your Web host with the click of a button. I’m not sure what the issue is. However, on the site that is having the issue with Jetpack’s Photon module, well, it only has 600+ images and that’s including generated thumbnails. So, I’m really not sure what the problem is. Also, after scouring Google to find out if others are having issues, I found results suggesting that I was not alone. From what I gathered the WordPress staff or people who’ve worked on WordPress plugins were saying the issues could range from a wide variety of issues. It could be that my site has another plugin which is conflicting with the Photon module, it could be that the design of my website is not compatible with Photon, or it could be that my images are too large. It could be anything essentially, which doesn’t really help. So for now, I’ve disabled it until I can find or come up with a...

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Need inspiration to code? Code.org
Feb26

Need inspiration to code? Code.org

10SHARESFacebookTwitter Need inspiration to code? Code.org I just came across this brilliant video about getting people to learn how to code. It’s amazing. It features a handful of creators in the past century who have created something with code and who have become successful. The Code.org website is about teaching people to program and to encourage those who may have had a slight interest to have an even bigger interest. It has certainly got me excited. Perhaps, I won’t have to go to university after-all, and I can learn how to program completely free – this I think is the premise behind Code.org. Featuring: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott. “What most schools don’t teach” I’ve always dreamed of being involved with programming and creating something that I’ll be proud of. A product, something that can teach others and to be an innovator. I’ll concede that I’m nowhere near that stage yet, but one day I hope to become as successful as the programmers and businessmen that are in this video. With that being said; it will be a long journey. Programming in the UK  I’ll be honest and say that I don’t think that there is much emphasis behind programming, especially starting from a young age, in secondary schools in the United Kingdom. I think in the US they are moving faster at getting programming classes in schools. It’s definitely the way forward and I would submit to the current legislatures in control to make this happen. We aren’t a manufacturing country anymore, but the UK can be a world leader when it comes to programming new ideas, more efficient ways to do things, etc. If I could have had the experience when I was younger to learn programming, I think I would have been at expert levels today. It was definitely an opportunity that has been missed and that schools NEED to employ within the curriculum. Instead of IT (Information Technology classes), which teach you how to use Microsoft Word, or programs like that, schools should be teaching secondary school students how to program software like MS, Excel, games, or anything interesting. I hope some politicians see this video, or I hope the Education Secretary sees this video and sees how vital it is to students in the UK. – Good...

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No longer using Infolinks
Sep13

No longer using Infolinks

7SHARESFacebookTwitter I’ve totally stopped using Infolinks, I don’t think the return is worth it, especially for websites which don’t receive as many visitors that I’d like, thus equaling not so much profit. I think it might also make my sites a little off-putting and without any big results, it has become more or less a waste of time. Perhaps in the future I will use them again, however I’ve taken a screenshot of my entire earnings since last year. As you can see, earnings are negligible, which is why I have decided to drop Infolinks altogether. However, that’s just for now. As for AdSense, I’m making a bit of money, unfortunately for Infolinks, not so much money. The results and testing that I’ve done with Infolinks over a 9 month period has been a huge failure. I remember blogging before saying that Infolinks can be an extra source of revenue, however perhaps you should really have a large website to get any real gains out of...

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