4 Simple Ways You Can Improve Your iPad Battery Performance.

“Battery life” can be defined as the required amount of time your device runs before it needs to be recharged. The Apple IPad itself is a good device that promises top notch battery performance, but with frequent charge and use, battery life invariably begins to fade.
image for ipad

Here we talk about the four best tips on extending the life of your iPad's aging battery.

1.Reduce Screen Brightness:

Officially Apple has stated that "There are two simple ways you can preserve battery life -- no matter how you use your device: adjust your screen brightness and use Wi-Fi." To reduce screen brightness of your Apple device, go to Settings > Display & Brightness to adjust the brightness.

Unless you are currently using your device in a lit environment, we advise you turn on Auto-Brightness, which adjusts the screen level based on ambient light.

2.Disable Location Services:

Location services is another battery hogging function of Apple devices, especially the iPad. It a little different from the past when you can just turn Location services ON or OFF. Now Apple has made the function settings better by allowing us to turn them off for Apps that don’t need it.
In other words the lesser the number of apps using the Location service the better your battery life should be. 
You can also decide to turn off Location services completely as it would save more juice, but it might affect performances of some apps. But if in an emergency and need your device up for as long as possible then turn Location Services off completely until you can recharge.

go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services to adjust which apps are requesting your location.

3.Background App Refresh:

Most smartphones usually still run apps in the background, that is why it is possible to get an Instagram notification when the app is not open on your iPad- or other smartphones. 

Background refresh is certainly convenient, but it is also a drain on battery life.

Head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and you can turn Background App Refresh off entirely or select which apps you'd like to refresh in the background. This tweak can also be finessed when you un-jailbreak your iPad.

4.Temperature control: 

Frequent high room temperature can affect battery life. It is recommended that you keep your iPad between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and points to the range of 62 to 72 degrees as the comfort zone.

This means your device should not be kept inside a locked vehicle in the summer or taken to the beach. Also ensure to remove all case that covers the body and might cause it to heat up, remove the case before you begin the charge. It is also an important step when improving iPhone battery power.

Hope this article help you improve the battery life of your iPad?
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Simple Social Media Counter For Your Blogger Blog (Easy To Install)

Social media counter for your blog (blogger) make things easier for your readers to be able to see the number of fans you have in your popular social media accounts.
simple social media counter for blogger
However, this post is to allow you add a widget to your blogger blog that will help display the number of counts on social media like Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed.

The code which I’m sharing with you guys today, is a simple code which displays the count for your fans on the social media, that you need just to add as a widget, you do not need to edit the HTML of your blog, I have worked on the code to make things easier for you.

Adding simple social media counter/widget to blogger

To add the social media counter to your blogger blog, Follow the steps below
1. Go to your blogger dashboard
2. Click on Layout
3. Click on add Gadget
4. Select HTML/JavaScript widget, and paste the code below
5. Save the widget and you are done.



<--!simple social media counter start www.aristocratworld.com-->
<div class="sidebarContainer" id="sidebarSubscribe">
            <a target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/oLVBa" class="subscribeSidebarBox" id="subscribeRSS">
                <span class="icon"></span>
                <span class="title">Subscribe to Our RSS feed</span>
                <span class="count">2000+</span>
            </a>
         
            <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com/aristocratworld" class="subscribeSidebarBox" id="followTwitter">
                <span class="icon"></span>
                <span class="title">Follow Us on Twitter</span>
                <span class="count">400+</span>
            </a>
         
            <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/aristocratworld" class="subscribeSidebarBox" id="likeFacebook">
                <span class="icon"></span>
                <span class="title">Like Us On Facebook</span>
                <span class="count">500+</span>
            </a>  </div>

<style>
#sidebarSubscribe {
    padding: 25px 30px 20px;
}
a.subscribeSidebarBox {
    border: medium none;
    cursor: pointer;
    display: block;
    height: 60px;
    margin-bottom: 8px;
    position: relative;
    width: 265px;
}
#sidebarSubscribe span {
    color: #6E6E6E;
    display: block;
    padding: 3px;
    position: absolute;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 white;
}
#sidebarSubscribe .icon {
    background: url("http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nJyhKwJmZzk/VOiMC_4rKDI/AAAAAAAAG1w/u3P9aicP4LI/s1600/blogolect.png") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
    height: 45px;
    left: 10px;
    top: 10px;
    width: 55px;
}
#sidebarSubscribe .title {
    font-size: 12px;
    left: 70px;
    top: 8px;
}
#sidebarSubscribe .count {
    font: bold 18px/28px 'Myriad Pro',Tahoma,Arialm,sans-serif;
    left: 70px;
    top: 23px;
}
#subscribeRSS .icon {
    background-position: 0 -50px;
}
#followTwitter .icon {
    background-position: -100px -50px;
}
#likeFacebook .icon {
    background-position: -200px -50px;
}
a.subscribeSidebarBox {
    background-color: #33E3FF;
    border-radius: 10px 10px 10px 10px;
}
a.subscribeSidebarBox:hover {
    background-color: #FDFDFD;
}

a, a:active {
   text-decoration: none;
}

</style>
<--! simple social media counter stop www.aristocratworld.com-->




Further customization:

Simply change the URLS in the code, change http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/oLVBa to your own blogger RSS feed URL, change the Twitter handle URL http://www.twitter.com/aristocratworld to your own, change the Facebook page URL http://www.facebook.com/aristocratworld to your own page URL.

Furthermore, if you are familiar with CSS (cascading style sheet) you can customize the border radius, the background color and hover colors just to look the way you want.


At this point, I should be rest assure this tutorial was able to help you add a social media counter to your Blogger blog.
Be social, share with friends on the social media.

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How To Find RSS Feed URL In Blogger

As you write and publish posts in Blogger, all the written and published posts in blogger are assembled in a place called the RSS feed. Rss feed stands for Really Simple Syndicate, hence your published posts are assembled here, and readers can easily subscribe to your blogger RSS feed to receive updates whenever you publish new post.  

Rss feed

The RSS feed makes work easier, as it can be used as a tool for automation, maybe for sending automated tweet of your blog post, to Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin. Must of the time I have seen some bloggers who wants to submit their feed URL to a third party site to help them in automation, but are always faced with the problem of finding where their Feed URL is, that’s why I have decided to write a short post on how one can easily find the URL of their feed in blogger.

Where is the RSS feed URL in Blogger?


To find your blogger feed URL, you need just to follow the easy steps below in doing that

  • You need to go to your blogger layout, click on the add gadget link
  • Select Email subscription form, make your changes and click save.
  • Go to your blogsite, add an email address to subscribe and see if you are able to receive email notification each time you publish a post. (This is optional just to test if it works for you)
  • Go back to your blog layout where the widget is added and click on Edit link.
Then you will see your feed URL, you can now copy it out and paste in somewhere safe should you need make use of it next time.

Once your blog feed URL is known, you can easily make use of any of the blog post automation tool like TwitterFeed or hootsuite, to always make your followers aware of new posts in your blog.

At this point I should be rest assured you now know how to find your blog feed URL in blogger, if you still have questions on how to find your blog RSS feed URL kindly do so using comment. 


Happy blogging on the Blogger platform.
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6 Reasons Why People Do Not Read Your Content

Content marketing is what you hear about even in forums and see on beautiful banners, how you can start your content writing business, maybe you jumped into it without a proper guide and now you contents has no stand in the present time due to high competition.
content marketing
It is and should be the sole aim of everyone that a written content go viral on the internet, and this is very possible when people begin to read your content, traffic is what will make your content viral, that’s when people are interested in the type of content you share.

Today we will try to examine or talk about possible reasons that make people not to read your content. So without the waste of your time, below are the reasons.

1. Not at reach

In content marketing often the content with the best distribution strategy wins. Even if your content is by far better, even if your content contains so much more value and information: It is doomed to fail if you do not take action and have a well thought out distribution strategy.

With thousands or millions of websites on one topic competing for the attention of their potential audience sitting back and waiting for people to show up should no longer be an option, making it available at everyone’s reach is the best option to get more traffic. As you do distribute it and do have some followers and still did not find any readers, your targeting may simply be off.

2. The Headline Gets no Attention

In social media marketing, the headline is crucial. I have seen posts where the headline was so meaningless and boring that I would not even bother to share the article with this headline because the headline informs me the content will be useless and doesn’t worth my time.
  • Quick Headline Tips For Your Content marketing:

  • 80% of Readers will read headline
  • But only 20% will read the rest

This quick statistics shows that you should spend more time on the headline of your content, as it then serves as the gate way to reading your content, with this you can easily come up with better headlines that get you more readers by following some simple rules or using types of headlines that have already proven that they work well to attract readers.

3. Shared on social media without image

When I started out on Twitter, it was common practice to simply share content in a tweet as a short text (headline) and a link. Then more and more options to include an image in your tweet came up, and today, I would say: if you do not have an image to share with your content, don’t share it. Without an image, it is not going to get you any readers anyway.

Quick Stat on the use of images (Using Twitter for Example)

Tweets with images gets 89% more favorite
  • 150% more retweets
  • 18% more clickthroughs

Twitter, Facebook , Pinterest, Instagram, etc. The social networks that have the potential to drive readers to your content, they all require you to share images to leverage their full potential.

4. It already exist somewhere in the Web

There is nothing wrong with covering a topic that others already covered. But your take should not be a simple copy of what people have already read a million times on other blogs. Of course, there is content to be found on almost any topic we can imagine. But your personal and special view on it could and should be something new.

When you are new to your niche and do not (yet) have a loyal audience, it is even more crucial to provide something people cannot get somewhere else and make your content stand out. Once you have a loyal audience, at least some of them will read what you provide any way – to a certain extent.

5. Content is totally different from the link or title shared

Do not try to lure an audience to your content with a promise you are not going to keep. If you raise expectations with your headline or the text in your social media post, you have to deliver in your content. Like I have seen some people promising to give out 8o iphone 7 to people who like, comment and share their page or so, you will then see the negative reactions of people who tried it and found out it’s not true. “People are becoming more fake these days…”

If you notice a lot of website visitors, but they do not stay to actually consume your content, that is a reliable sign that you are not providing what your audience expects, then your bounce rate will definitely increase. Make sure you target an audience that is interested in the content you provide. Or both sides will get frustrated in the end.

6. You have followers on social media, but it does not match your target group

If your targeting in social media is wrong, you may well have a huge following, but these people are not actually interested in the content you provide. It will be very hard for you to turn these untargeted people into readers – and eventually into customers.

Let’s say you have followers who are interested in articles that has to do with going to the pool side and your have them as your targeted audience for SEO tips, this is just like using a tool for something that is not one of the intended purpose.

Hope these tips help you learn how to make people read your content? Share with friends on the social media.

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Twitterfeed To Shut Its Doors

So many of us might have heard about a free and popular feed automation tool called TwitterFeed, and how it help even professionals reach more people on Twitter and other social media platforms like Facebook, and Linkedin.
goodbye twitterfeed
Twitterfeed is a utility that allows you to feed your content (for example, blog posts or any other content that supports RSS feeds) to twitter, Facebook, and other social platforms. It enables publishers to bring content to a wider audience and track the performance through real-time stats, serving millions of feed to social networks.
It help users do the following:
  • Content management
  • Engagement analytics
  • Automated Publishing
  • Cross channel publishing
  • Multi social accounts
  • Post scheduling and custom feed integration.
However, I am not trying to write a review about Twitterfeed, but just to inform you of their official announcement to close the platform by 31st of October, 2016. This could be so sad to those who are really enjoying this free tool, although there are other social media management tools you can use, but the automation part of it are usually available for pro users only, unlike twitterfeed where every user has the access to automation of blog feed, and a nice integration with popular social media platforms like: Twitter, Facebook and Linkein, all for free. This is indeed a great tool almost everyone will miss in late October.

When I saw the message from my mail, I had little doubt or didn’t even grab what it all mean at that particular point in time, I checked to see if the mail was sent using their official address.
shutdown mail from twitterfeed
It was true though I still have to visit their official site, and ended up seeing the same message. I don’t really know the reasons behind the closure, as this was not yet disclosed at the time been, but they made a pretty suggestion of migrating to Buffer or Dlvr.it before 31st of October.
I believe users who have not seen this on their mail box or have the intention of joining or making use of this good tool, are now aware that soon it will be no more there for use.

What else? Get ready to move on to other social media automation tools right now, don’t wait till then. Good bye dear Twitterfeed!!

You can share with us through comments, what your experience is like working with Twitterfeed and if you are really going to miss it by 31st October.
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How Captcha Can Help You Reduce Comment Spam In Blogger

In blogging, comments are considered a good practice when it has to do with building a strong relationship between the author of a blog and the readers, comments allow readers to share their views about a particular post on a blog, these users can also receive a reply from the author when there’s need for that. The case is that so many people who are new to blogging try making use of links on comments (comment spaming)
avoid comment spam in blogger
Thinking it’s a good SEO practice, not knowing its part of the black hat SEO practice everyone who wants to be successful in blogging should avoid.

Hence these types of people exist, you must have been receiving spam comments on your blog, and spam comments literally irritate your blog readers and make your blog look less professional. For WordPress there are many plugins by which you can automatically stop spam comments from appearing on your blog but for those who are using blogger platform currently there’s no plugins to do so, it requires us to manually delete all the spam comments and this is a very time consuming and tedious task

Even worst is that in some cases you might accidentally delete your good genuine comments also you must have seen that some comments are only just links of their blog or affiliate links which is adding nothing to our blog community so there is no point in allowing people to post such comments. Also there are many spammers who just post comments with links pointing to gambling, porn sites which is definitely going to harm your blog rankings since Google hates Porn and gambling sites and you don’t want your blog to anyway be linked to such blogs.

So to avoid all these irrelevant comments from appearing on your blogger blog you can enable captcha for your blogger blog. Captcha is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” and it simply shows few letters or numbers to type in before allowing your readers to post comments on your blogger blog.

 
So lets see how to show captcha word verification on your blogger blog and this trick is very simple and will not require you to install any widget to enable captcha So let’s start the tutorial

Set-up Captcha For Comments In Blogger


1.Login to your blogger dashboard and select the blog for which you want to enable Captcha

2.Go To Posts and comments and now you will see the option for show word verification, just select Yes and you are done
show word verification in blogger
3.Now any visitor who would like to comment will have to go thought this word verification prior commenting and this will drastically reduce spam comments on your blogger blog.

I hope you like this post of how to enable captcha in blogger and please share with your friends and don’t forget to subscribe to get more such blogger tips and tricks.
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7 Social Media Content Marketing Tips [Infographic]


7 Social media content marketing tips (infogrraphics)

Social Media Content Marketing?

Most of the time you hear people talking about social media Content marketing in forums, have you ever wondered how professionals are making more out of it? They are very serious about what they share on the social media, interact with users, and also provide useful content.

If you still have questions or contributions, kindly do so using comments, remember to also share with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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