Techacker http://www.techacker.com Latest Technology, Social Media, Startups and Photography News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:59:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 12 Books Entrepreneurs Must Read [Infographics] http://www.techacker.com/12-books-entrepreneurs-must-read-infographics/ http://www.techacker.com/12-books-entrepreneurs-must-read-infographics/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:57:02 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8644 At one-time books used to be the best pass-time. But now the smartphones consume most of the time and we rarely feel the need for any other pass-time. Don’t you think? In case you still like to read books, like in the good old days, you are sure to love these 12 books from my collection. […]

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At one-time books used to be the best pass-time. But now the smartphones consume most of the time and we rarely feel the need for any other pass-time. Don’t you think?

In case you still like to read books, like in the good old days, you are sure to love these 12 books from my collection. In no particular order, I think these 12 books entrepreneurs must read. To make it easy to follow, I have put them in an infographics. Feel free to share it with your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter or wherever your heart desires.

12 Books Entrepreneurs must read

12 Books Entrepreneurs must read

Download “12 Books entrepreneurs must read” as a PDF file. This PDF also has links to these books on Amazon, in case, you want to buy it.

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Top 10 Ways to Automate Lightroom http://www.techacker.com/top-10-ways-to-automate-lightroom/ http://www.techacker.com/top-10-ways-to-automate-lightroom/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:11:13 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8616 Julieanne Kost, the guru of Adobe Lightroom demonstrates how to automate many repetitive Lightroom activities. In this first episode, she shows us 5 ways to automate Lightroom and the second episode contains another 5 ways. How to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, collections, virtual copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of […]

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Julieanne Kost, the guru of Adobe Lightroom demonstrates how to automate many repetitive Lightroom activities. In this first episode, she shows us 5 ways to automate Lightroom and the second episode contains another 5 ways.

How to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, collections, virtual copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs.

I found the best way to learn the tips from this video is to practice along unless you are good at keeping notes and can memorize easily.

Top 10 ways to Automate Lightroom

Part 1

Part 2

[via Adobe Blogs – Julieanne Kost]

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10 Inspiring TED talks Entrepreneurs must watch http://www.techacker.com/10-inspiring-ted-talks-entrepreneurs-must-watch/ http://www.techacker.com/10-inspiring-ted-talks-entrepreneurs-must-watch/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:19:40 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8534 If there is one place on internet where you will never waste time and will only be inspired, get fascinated and feel empowered, it is TED. TED is a platform destination for world’s leaders, innovators and successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences and inspire others with their research and analysis. I love spending time on […]

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If there is one place on internet where you will never waste time and will only be inspired, get fascinated and feel empowered, it is TED. TED is a platform destination for world’s leaders, innovators and successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences and inspire others with their research and analysis.

I love spending time on TED. Recently I was searching for some inspiration on entrepreneurship and happen to stumble upon these 10 videos that strike me the most. In no particular order, I would like to share 10 inspiring TED talks entrepreneurs must watch.

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What physics taught me about marketing – Dan Cobley

Dan very cleverly uses Physics scientific methods to explain the fundamental theories of marketing.

Where good ideas come from – Steven Johnson

Do you really believe your idea was a “Eureka” moment? Well, watch this video and think again…

How to get your ideas to spread – Seth Godin

Marketing guru Seth Godin explains how bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.

How great leaders inspire action – Simon Sinek

Powerful Model for inspirations leadership by Simon Sinek.

Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs – Cameron Herold

How parenting and education can help kids become successful entrepreneurs.

How to make a splash in social media – Alexis Ohanian

Alexis, the co-founder of Reddit, gives us a quick 4 min tips to make a SPLASH in social media.

Life at 30,000 feet – Richard Branson

What motivates Sir Richard Branson. Let’s learn from Sir Richard about the ups and downs of his career.

Women entrepreneurs, example not exception – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle argues that women are the most overlooked key to economic development. And I agree…I am sure you would too.

India’s hidden hotbeds of invention – Anil Gupta

This inspiring video shows how Anil Gupta is hunting and connecting the developing world’s unsung entrepreneurs who because of poverty don’t have the necessary means to go to the next step and gain recognition.

8 Secret of Success – Richard St. John

Why do people succeed? Analyst Richard St. John condenses the real secret of success in this 3-minute slide show.

There are thousands of such inspiring videos that would just blow your mind. So I would highly recommend giving TED a visit and browse different categories you might be interested into. You are sure to find something enticing.

Would you like to share other inspiring videos with us? Please use the comment section below.

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Flipboard uses QR Code for easy web sign-in http://www.techacker.com/flipboard-uses-qr-code-for-easy-web-sign-in/ http://www.techacker.com/flipboard-uses-qr-code-for-easy-web-sign-in/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:03:44 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8496 Flipboard – one of the most popular content curation and reading app just launched a nifty new feature. Flipboard uses QR Code to allow you to sign-in to Flipboard on the web using your smart phone. Sign in with a QR code This is useful for people who are logged into Flipboard on a mobile […]

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Flipboard – one of the most popular content curation and reading app just launched a nifty new feature. Flipboard uses QR Code to allow you to sign-in to Flipboard on the web using your smart phone.

Sign in with a QR code

This is useful for people who are logged into Flipboard on a mobile device and would like to quickly sign-in to Flipboard on the Web. It’s also a neat feature for someone who is trying to login using Twitter and Facebook while at work as access to social networks is blocked at work. Now they will be able to login to Flipboard using QR code.

How it works

On Flipboard.com, toward the bottom of your screen, you’ll see: “Scan a QR code for quick sign in.”

Sign-in with QR on Flipboard.com

Sign-in with QR on Flipboard.com

Click that, then follow the steps and scan the code with a QR reader on your mobile device. Once you scan the code, you’ll be logged into your account on Flipboard.com.

Scan QR Code to Sign-in

Scan QR Code with Smartphone to Sign-in

Note: You will have to install a QR Scanner app if you don’t already have it. Flipboard will try to launch “Barcode Scanner” onAndroid but you can use any other scanner if you like. You can scan the code by going to your Flipboard settings and tapping “Authorize Web Login”.

QR Code Option in Flipboard on Android

QR Code Option in Flipboard on Android

I think other companies like News360 and Feedly should look into QR code implementation because it makes perfect sense. In a way out is two-step authentication. Whatsapp for Web is another site I know that uses this feature.

Over to you

What do you think about this new feature? Which other sites would you like to see a similar implementation?

[via Flipboard]

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Samsung launches Milk Music for Web – Open for all http://www.techacker.com/samsung-launches-milk-music-for-web-open-for-all/ http://www.techacker.com/samsung-launches-milk-music-for-web-open-for-all/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:51:38 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8495 For those who have been looking for Pandora and Spotify alternatives, Samsung is seriously considering giving you a contender. With Milk Music, which is powered by Slacker, Samsung previously offered a native music streaming app for only Samsung devices. It seems to be changing now. Samsung announced immediate availability of Milk Music service to anyone using […]

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For those who have been looking for Pandora and Spotify alternatives, Samsung is seriously considering giving you a contender. With Milk Music, which is powered by Slacker, Samsung previously offered a native music streaming app for only Samsung devices. It seems to be changing now.

Samsung announced immediate availability of Milk Music service to anyone using a web browser. All you need is a Samsung account to login to the service. If you owned a Samsung device earlier, it is much easier. As soon as you login to your account, you will find all your personal stations and favorites intact, provided you used Milk Music earlier. Else, create a new account and start exploring this new option.

If you currently use Milk Music on mobile, the only difference you will find on the web is the horizontal slider instead of the circular dial to filter and select music genre.

Please note that Milk Music on web can’t be accessed using a Mobile browser. Samsung directs this page to appropriate Mobile app store. Hope this limitation goes away soon too and Milk Music becomes available to any device, not just Samsung.

Till that happens, enjoy Milk Music by Samsung on web here.

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How to Maximize Resale Value of your car [Infographics] http://www.techacker.com/how-to-maximize-resale-value-of-your-car/ http://www.techacker.com/how-to-maximize-resale-value-of-your-car/#comments Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:43:31 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8477 Besides just keeping service records, regular oil changes and other preventive maintenance there are so many other things you can do to maximize the resale value of your car. Old Junk Car has put together a great list in this infographics with tips based on cost and difficulty. The things like non-smoker, pet free should […]

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Besides just keeping service records, regular oil changes and other preventive maintenance there are so many other things you can do to maximize the resale value of your car.

Old Junk Car has put together a great list in this infographics with tips based on cost and difficulty. The things like non-smoker, pet free should not be ignored. They may be very important for the buyer. There are many small things that you may not think have any affect on the sale, surprisingly do affect the resale value and hence should be mentioned in the ad. The handy checklist below is worth checking out and share with friends.

14 ways to maximize resale value of your car

How to Maximize Resale Value of a Car - Infographics

How to Maximize Resale Value of a Car – Infographics

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How Inc and FastCompany ignore Android and favor Apple http://www.techacker.com/how-inc-fastcompany-ignore-android-favor-apple/ http://www.techacker.com/how-inc-fastcompany-ignore-android-favor-apple/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:28:47 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8455 FastCompany released an app for iPhone and iPad in collaboration with Adobe. Apparently this new app, provides Apple iPhone and iPad users a DYNAMIC READING EXPERIENCE. Congratulations Apple Fanboys! Another exclusive app for you. I am not here to start the whole war again which is better – Apple or Android. I think at this […]

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FastCompany released an app for iPhone and iPad in collaboration with Adobe. Apparently this new app, provides Apple iPhone and iPad users a DYNAMIC READING EXPERIENCE.

Congratulations Apple Fanboys! Another exclusive app for you.

I am not here to start the whole war again which is better – Apple or Android. I think at this time, it will be fair to say that both have their pros and cons. It is more of a personal choice than anything else now.

FastCompany has chosen to constantly ignore Android and it continues to do so today. This exclusive app is just another proof of that. A publishing company who constantly puts together such great content for entrepreneurs and offers tools, advice and design inspirations for startups. But they seem to continuously favor iOS over Android.

Being a long-time Android user – not because I am a geek or I like porn, but because I choose to use Android’s openness over Apple’s closed and controlling ecosystem – I am frustrated with this continued bias towards Apple.

How Inc and FastCompany ignore Android and favor Apple?

Let me give you some proofs of why I feel FastCompany and Inc. (or the parent company Mansueto Ventures LLC) is neglecting Android and why I am so frustrated that I end up writing a negative post about a company I love to read all the time.

Apple users get free Digital access to FastCompany magazine but Android users don’t

FastCompany offers FREE iPad access with a paid print subscription. But Android users don’t get to access FastCompany on Android devices for free. They are asked to pay to get access to the digital version even though they already pay for the printed copy. The users have been constantly asking for this PRIVILEGE. But all their reviews go un-noticed. Have a look at the recent reviews in Google Play.

What users on Google Play say about FastCompany

Jack Cain says,

Love the magazine, won’t pay twice for a product that doesn’t meet my needs. Paying twice for a subscription is not a good use of funds, especially if the “digital edition” is simply a PDF file. If you want the best subscribers, you need to focus on that “deliver what the customer needs” concept that always comes up in your articles.

Ken Glickman says,

No free digital edition with print subscription. Be a fast company and get with the times. Not paying twice for content.

Adrian Wilhelmsen says,

Fast Company doesn’t hide their love affair with Apple. Apple is great and American. But it’s not all that’s out there. Their affair is also evident by the fact they offer the FREE e-edition for the iPad with a paid print subscription. Still not buying an iPad. Agree with the others… Be a “fast company” and get with the times. This message sent from my top-rated Android, market owning, non-Apple device.

One visit to Google Play Newsstand can show you similar reviews from other frustrated users. It is also very evident that NO ONE from FastCompany has ever replied to any of these reviews. So their Apple love is very well documented.

Note: Other magazines like Fortune, Wired, Money and Time treat their readers fairly and offer digital access on iOS and Android both with paid print subscription. Thank you guys…

Exclusive Release of FastCompany iOS App

FastCompany just notified all their subscribers about the dynamic reading experience app. Before writing this article on Techacker, I sent an email to their editor asking for a response to my frustration – but I have yet to hear back from them….

Below is the email I sent, word to word –

Subject – Feedback: You asked for it !

Content

Hello,

Thank you for being biased to Apple and leaving all Android readers in the lurk.
I have continuously felt that FastCompany and Inc, continue to favor Apple devices.
With every print subscription, Apple fanboys get free digital subscription whereas Android users are asked to pay twice.

Is it fair business practice? Shouldn’t Android users be getting it for free as well or shouldn’t they be paying half for the same print subscription.

I love to read both of these magazines but unfortunately both are not available in Google Play as a free subscription with my paid 3 year subscription. Is there any way for us to authenticate our subscription and get the digital version or it is just not possible? I see all reviews on Google Play asking for the same thing. Is someone even looking at those reviews or you guys have completely abandoned Android.

Hope at least you guys can come out of that Apple mindset and be fair with Android users.

As an unsatisfied subscriber,
Anurag Bansal
@techacker

Similar to me, there are thousands of, if not millions, other subscribers who just want to access the magazines they already pay for on their preferred devices. I hope FastCompany stops being biased to Apple. Else, as soon as my subscription is over, I am never subscribing to it again. End of the story.

I understand that a company may choose to support one platform and ignore others. But then, why would you release something in Google Play store if you don’t want to support it and offer equal benefits to all customers?

If you are their privileged iOS customer, download the new app from iTunes store.

Download FastCompany App

Thank you, everyone for reading my long rant. I just hope someone at FastCompany and Inc. magazine will respond to my post.

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Adopt a Smart Instagram Strategy for your brand [Infographics] http://www.techacker.com/adopt-smart-instagram-strategy-for-brand/ http://www.techacker.com/adopt-smart-instagram-strategy-for-brand/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:03:10 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8442 Over 300 Millions of users post photos on Instagram every day. Besides hobbyists, many professional photographers and even big brands too use Instagram regularly. As a result, Instagram has become a hub of brand awareness and information channel that is conveyed using photos. Brands post sneak peek into their next product, professional photographers can reach brands […]

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Over 300 Millions of users post photos on Instagram every day. Besides hobbyists, many professional photographers and even big brands too use Instagram regularly.

As a result, Instagram has become a hub of brand awareness and information channel that is conveyed using photos. Brands post sneak peek into their next product, professional photographers can reach brands and vice versa.

Individual users also get to know more about the products they love, places they haven’t visited among other beautiful things. As per the analysis, people are more likely to follow and like your photo posts on Instagram that they would do on Facebook and Twitter.

How as a brand can you also use Instagram for your benefit? How can you adopt ‘a Instagram Strategy‘ that can bring more visitors to your brand and give you access to millions of users worldwide?

We all know now that using focused hashtags (#) in social media marketing is very important. Without these hashtags and keywords, it is very hard for anyone to find your tweets and Instagram posts. But there is more to it.

Salesforce Canada has put together a beautiful infographic that shows some very interesting titbits about Instagram along with Instagram strategy that you could adopt.

Smart Instagram Strategy for brands

What strategy do you follow on Instagram to gain more followers? How often do you check and respond to your followers / customers on Instagram and other social media channels? Let’s discuss in comments.

[via Salesforce]

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30 Cocktail Drink Recipes you must know how to make [Infographics] http://www.techacker.com/30-cocktail-drink-recipes/ http://www.techacker.com/30-cocktail-drink-recipes/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:11:39 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8405 Who doesn’t like a fancy cocktail drink? Mix a few different liquors, syrups and juices together and you got a cocktail, right? Wouldn’t it be better if you knew how to make some famous cocktails. Well, if you have been looking for cool cocktail drink recipes to start your party with or just wanted to keep […]

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Who doesn’t like a fancy cocktail drink? Mix a few different liquors, syrups and juices together and you got a cocktail, right? Wouldn’t it be better if you knew how to make some famous cocktails.

Well, if you have been looking for cool cocktail drink recipes to start your party with or just wanted to keep these recipes handy – you are in luck. Check out the infographics below and quickly learn how to make 30 of these cocktails.

Some of the most famous ones are – Buttery Nipple, Baby Guinness, Blow Job, Irish Flag, Red-headed slut and Snake Bit. Depending on which kind of alcohol your guest prefer, you are sure to find something that interests everyone in the party.

30 Shots

 Which is your favorite cocktail drink? Would you like to share another one of yours favorite cocktail drink recipe with us in the comments?

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Store 50,000 songs in Google Music now http://www.techacker.com/store-50000-songs-in-google-music-now/ http://www.techacker.com/store-50000-songs-in-google-music-now/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:13:56 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8412 Do you use Google Play Music? If not, you should start using it. You get access to 30 million songs on any device if you subscribe to Google Play Music subscription. Even if you don’t get the monthly “All access” subscription, it still offers a place to store the entire music collection you already own, […]

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Do you use Google Play Music? If not, you should start using it. You get access to 30 million songs on any device if you subscribe to Google Play Music subscription. Even if you don’t get the monthly “All access” subscription, it still offers a place to store the entire music collection you already own, for free.

Before today, the service offered to store 20,000 songs for free, but that limit has been raised to 50,000 songs. With that kind of limit, most of us will need a lifetime to fill the entire library. I currently have around 6,000 songs that I stream using phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast.

To start with Google Music and store your music, here is what you do:

  1. Sign-in to Google Play Music using your Gmail account.
  2. Claim your free storage.
  3. Add your music collection by downloading the Chrome app. You can choose to simply upload your entire iTunes library or select other music folders. All you need to do is to point the app to the music library(ies) on your computer to start uploading to Google Music.
  4. Access your music everywhere.

Stream or download music to your Android, iPhone or iPad for easy offline listening. And best of all, when you upgrade to a new computer or phone, your music comes along, too. So you don’t have to worry about losing your favorite music.

Once you start listening to music using the Google Music app and like/dislike some of the music, it’s inbuilt artificial intelligence will start suggesting you “Smart Playlists” you can listen to – something like Spotify and Songza.

Google Music is one of the 10 Pandora / Spotify alternatives.

How do you plan to use this offer? How many songs are there in your iTunes library that you want to store? Do you use Google Music?

[via Official Android Blog: Store your music online and listen everywhere]

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