Showing posts with label How Tos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How Tos. Show all posts

Saturday, 3 June 2017

How To Watermark Your Photos Using PicsArt App

Recently, I had an issue with a female blogger which I will not reveal her name, she took one of my images, removed the watermark and posted it on her blog, In other to prevent such to happen again, I learnt the best way to watermark photos and stop people from stealing them.
Other bloggers and website owners keeps taking your photos without properly crediting you and you feel bad about it? Worry, no more as today, I will be sharing with you a simple way to watermark your photos.

Ever since, I started using this method to watermark my photos, other bloggers do copy me without crediting me but I don't bother again as my blog name is written clearly on the photos and someone don't need to tell you before you know that the photos were lifted from my blog.

With PicsArt on your android phone, you can easily watermark your photos and use them in your blog posts, photos you can watermark are those photos you took using your phone camera or eyewitnesses sent to you not that you go online and pick images and start putting watermarks on them.

Now go to Google Play Store and install PicsArt.

Launch it, you will see and click on the + icon as seen below.

Click on "Edit" to choose a picture and make some changes to it, "Collage" to make photo collage, "Draw" to draw on your photos and "Camera" to use your phone camera to snap and make changes to it. But for the purpose of this tutorial, let's use the "Edit" feature.
After clicking on "Edit", pictures in your Gallery will pop up, choose a photo you wish to work on.

For this tutorial, we will be using this photo below...
Now to watermark the photo, slide left and Click on "Add Photo" and choose a photo you wish to use. Or click on ''Text'' to use text if you don't have a good transparent design for watermark.
You can add or reduce the Opacity of the image you're using as watermark, crop it, move it up and down or make more changes to it.
When you are done, save your changes,
And finally save your work by clicking on Gallery.
That's how to watermark your photos using Picsart, I hope you find the tutorial useful?

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

How To Block Apps Notifications On Android Phone

Many phone users don't like it when they switch on their data and all the apps on their phones starts bringing up notifications from everywhere.

There is a way to stop this notifications, today i will share a simple way with you on how to stop the notifications.

Below is how I did it on my Infinix Hot 4, it might vary from phone to phone, just follow me as I take you through the tutorial.

1. Go to Settings, then Sound and Notifications.

2. Notifications
3. Apps Notifications
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4. And click on the app you wish to stop the notifications from, here I clicked on BBM. And select the button to block all notifications from BBM.
You can come here to block the notifications from all your apps and also unblock them.

I hope this helps, share it with your friends.

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Stop Whatsapp From Sharing Your Information With Facebook

Ever since popular messaging app, Whatsapp was purchased by Facebook, the new owners have been trying to make it work hand in hand with Facebook.

A new update have been added to the app that will allow the app to share the user information with Facebook.

For you to stop this from happening, follow the tutorial below...

1. Launch the Whatsapp app on your phone.
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Account.
4. You will see ''Share My Account''
5. If you read underneath, you will see that all your information on Whatsapp is shared with Facebook.
6. Deselect it to off it.

You have only few days to to this, you will thank me later.

Thank you for reading, what do you think about Whatsapp decision to share users information with Facebook?
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Monday, 1 August 2016

How To Check Your Mobile Phone Number Using USSD Codes

Phones, Network, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat, MTN, How To Check Your Mobile Number Using Short Codes
We always find ourselves in very frustrating situations when we want to give out our mobile numbers especially in a case that the sim card is new and we have not memorized it, sometimes we just forget the number as humans.

These short codes will enable you to get your mobile number anytime you need it.

For Glo Nigeria

Dial *135*8# and follow the next step to see your mobile number.

For MTN Nigeria

Dial *663# or Dial *123# and follow the onscreen instructions that follows.

For Etisalat Nigeria

Dial *248# to see your mobile phone number.

For Airtel Nigeria

Dial *121# and follow the onscreen processes that follows.

I just used it check my Etisalat mobile number now.

There you have it, have you used this short codes before ?
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Friday, 1 July 2016

How To Create XML Sitemap For Blogger Blogs


If you are so lazy at writing codes like me you will find this handy, when creating a new blog either for me or a client I always use this site create XML sitemap.

Just go to http://ctrlq.org/blogger/ and paste your  Blog URL including http// in the space provided as seen in the screenshot below and click on Generate Sitemap.
It will automatically create your sitemap for you, all you have to is to copy the sitemap and paste it in your Custom Robots space provided in your blogger blog.

Below is the XML sitemap it created for my educational blog.


Thank you for reading.
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Thursday, 25 February 2016

How To Add Multiple Accounts On Instagram

Instagram, Phones,
Do you manage several Instagram accounts and never liked the idea of carrying 1 to 3 phones along? Your night mare is over as Instagram has rolled out a new feature which allows you to switch your IG accounts at anytime.

Its very simple to do, since I came across it my Instagram game has stepped up as I created another Instagram account today for my entertainment blog.

I was thinking of buying another phone for Instagram before but since I found this post on Sisiyemmie.com, the money will be saved for another thing.

How can I switch Instagram account on one Instagram App?

Before we start, go and follow me now @iamjayboss

First, launch your Instagram app and go to your profile and click on the 3 dotted lines by far right corner as seen in the picture below.

Now you're on the "Options" page, scroll down and click on "Add Account"  as pictured below.

After clicking "Add Account" as I explained above, this page below will open.

Put in your login details or you can sign up for a new Instagram account.

To switch between the two account, return to your profile by clicking on your profile picture as seen below.

Now, you will see a small triangle by the left hand side of the app showing the account you're logged in. Click it and you will see a drop down menu of the accounts you're logged in, select the account you want to log in.

That's all, you can follow me on Instagram Iamjayboss and my entertainment blog lasgidionline for all the entertainment gist and celebs updates.

Thank you for reading my blog.
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

How To Add Auto Read More Script With Thumbnails To Blogger Blogs

How To Add Auto Read More Script With Thumbnails To Blogger Blogs, Blogger, Blogging, How Tos, Tutorials,
By adding the Automatic Read More Hack or Automatic Read More Script to your blogger blog will make the home page of your blog look more professional and organised. This trick am about teaching you will show the title of the post, a short summary of the post and a thumbnail (photo), the photo will be the first photo uploaded in the post. Then, there will be a Read more or Continue Reading link which when clicked will take you to the entire post.
Now to add this to your blogger blog...

=====>  Login to your Blogger Dashboard, go to Template, Back Up your Template and click on Edit HTML.

=====> Click anywhere inside the template and find the code highlighted below using CTRL + F

<data:post.body/>
After hitting the Enter key and you will find this code more than one, please stop at the third one.

=====> Now replace the code above with the one below.....

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<div expr:id='&quot;summary&quot; + data:post.id'><data:post.body/></div>
<script type='text/javascript'>createSummaryAndThumb(&quot;summary<data:post.id/>&quot;,&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;,&quot;<data:post.title/>&quot;);</script>
<span class='readmore' style='float:right;'><a expr:href='data:post.url'>Read More &#187;</a></span></b:if></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'><data:post.body/></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'><data:post.body/></b:if>

If you did not notice any changes after applying the above code, kindly replace the second <data:post.body/> tag too with the code above

====> Now search for the </head> tag in the template and paste the code below immediately above it.

<script type='text/javascript'>
posts_no_thumb_sum = 490;
posts_thumb_sum = 400;
img_thumb_height = 160;
img_thumb_width = 180;
</script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
function removeHtmlTag(strx,chop){
if(strx.indexOf("<")!=-1)
{
var s = strx.split("<");
for(var i=0;i<s.length;i++){
if(s[i].indexOf(">")!=-1){
s[i] = s[i].substring(s[i].indexOf(">")+1,s[i].length);
}
}
strx = s.join("");
}
chop = (chop < strx.length-1) ? chop : strx.length-2;
while(strx.charAt(chop-1)!=' ' && strx.indexOf(' ',chop)!=-1) chop++;
strx = strx.substring(0,chop-1);
return strx+'...';
}
function createSummaryAndThumb(pID, pURL, pTITLE){
var div = document.getElementById(pID);
var imgtag = "";
var img = div.getElementsByTagName("img");
var summ = posts_no_thumb_sum;
if(img.length>=1) {
imgtag = '<span class="posts-thumb" style="float:left; margin-right: 10px;"><a href="'+ pURL +'" title="'+ pTITLE+'"><img src="'+img[0].src+'" width="'+img_thumb_width+'px" height="'+img_thumb_height+'px" /></a></span>';
summ = posts_thumb_sum;
}
var summary = imgtag + '<div>' + removeHtmlTag(div.innerHTML,summ) + '</div>';
div.innerHTML = summary;
}
//]]>
</script>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type='text/css'>
.post-footer {display: none;}
.post {margin-bottom: 10px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #E6E6E6; padding-bottom: 20px;}
 .readmore a {text-decoration: none; }
</style>
</b:if>
</b:if>

====> Now this is where the main tweaking comes from, to change the number of characters shown on the homepage there is no thumbnail (photo) modify the 490 value in red, to change the number of characters shown on the home page when there is a thumbnail or photo in the post, modify the 400 value in red and if you want larger or smaller thumbnails, modify the 160 (height) and 180 (width) values in yellow.

READ ALSO:  How To Transfer Money From UBA To Another Bank Using Umobile App

=====> Now click on Save Template, view your blog and see how the change has taken place.

That's it, I hope this helps?

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Thanks for reading my first post of year 2016.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

How Google Adsense Approved Me With Just 8 Blog Posts

Adsense, Blogging,
Every bloggers wish is to have a Google Adsense account and start making money with it and am not exempted from this, I started my entertainment blog in November 2013 and ever since then I have been applying for adsense but they keep rejecting my application.

Upon Googles rejection I never gave up, I kept pushing harder not minding what some gurus normally say that you must have many unique articles before Google adsense will approve your application.

I even had a deal with a blogger who I will not want to mention his name,  He was to take 40% while I will take 60% but the deal didn't go as planned so I removed the adsense ads from my blog, I will not advise anybody to take that path because its risky even though you want to do it, do it with someone you trust.

I first applied for Adsense when I designed this blog but was rejected because of Insufficient content, then I left it like that then I continued posting until I got a custom domain name.

I applied again with my new custom domain, I was accepted at the first stage but was rejected on the second verification, I never loose faith in my God. while I was in the village on the 4th of November, I decided to place the ad code on my blog again and see, I placed the ad code and within hours I received a mail that my Google Adsense account has been fully activated.
The mail I received.

I said wao, am I dreaming? No, I was not dreaming, Its reality.....Now its time to make money LOL.


So how did Adsense approve me with just 8 blog posts?

For Adsense to approve you like me, you have to consider the following.


1.  Responsiveness of the blog - I designed the blog using Awesome Inc template which is easy to navigate and you don't have to zoom your device to read the blog, its pages are well arranged in a way that any blog reader can get what they want at anytime they land on the blog.

2.  Content - Content comes second on my list because its after the design that you can then think of what to post on the blog, It's a personal blog so I was not always in a rush to post, I take time to write my blog posts, if you observe I normally leave the blog for months without updating, its because am always busy researching on what to write about or doing my other online businesses. I always write quality and unique articles for this blog, they were just eight when Google adsense accepted me, its not magic, its real.

3. Pages - I created the important pages that a blog needs for it to be accepted by Google adsense which are as follows....

A. About Page: This page describes me as a person and what I will be talking about on this blog and once someone clicks it he or she will read about me and what the blog is all about.

B. Privacy Policy: This one talks about the information the blog will receive from every visitor, i even mentioned Google Adsense as a advertisement company that i use of which i was not using at that time, the trick is just to show respect to them.

C. Contact Page: This is a page that someone can enter to send you a mail or get your contact details to talk to you or complain about your service.

D. Sitemap: This is a page that carries all the blog posts on the blog arranging them according to their labels which makes it easy for a blog reader to find the content he or she is looking for, and it helps search engines to index your content easily too.

4. Remove other ads: I removed my entertainment blog and domainking affiliate banners from the blog, Google sees it as a rival so I got rid of them before applying.

5. Get a Custom Domain: With a custom domain, Google adsense will take you more serious and not like some folks who open blogs just to get adsense approved using the blogs and zoom off.


This is all I did for Adsense to accept me, it was not by my luck but by God's grace.

Is there anything I didn't include that you think should be in the post? Let me know in the comment box.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Engageya.com: Alternative To Linkwithin And Nrelate

As a blogger I always look out for alternatives to any widget am using on my blog. I don't just look out for alternatives, I look for the ones that will satisfy me and perform better than the current one.

I was using Nrelate on my Entertainment blog to recommend my blog posts before they announced their shutting down last year which made me to revert back to the default blogger related post widget until I changed my template to a custom template and the related posts widget was not working on it.
Engageya, Technology, Blogger,How Tos,

I was left with no other choice but to look for a good related post widget that can make my readers stay longer on my blog and I came about a Related Posts Widget by Jide Ogunsanya of Ogbongeblog.com, The related posts widget from Ogbongeblog was good but it only worked on my mobile view so I had to look for a one that will show on my web version then I discovered Linkwithin.
How Ogbongeblog Related Posts Widget showed my posts on the mobile view

Linkwithin was working very well on the web version but it was showing my old posts which I don't like so I had to change it and I came about Engageya, Enageya showed my current posts which I know my readers will be interested in.
How Engageya showed my posts on the web version of my blog

How To Install Engageya Widget....

Go to http://www.engageya.com/widgets/new/ and fill out all the form as you want your widget to look like, when you are done click on install widget.

A new widow will open as shown below.

Add the widget and move it where you want it to be in your layout, I will advice you to put it below your blog posts.

You can also monitor the performance of your widget by going to http://www.engageya.com/performance/

That's all on how to install Engageya Widget on your blog.

NOTE:The quality of recommended stories will improve once Engageya complete crawling of your blog. This may take up to several hours, depending on the number of posts on your blog.

Are you using Engageya? If yes, kindly share your experience with us.

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

How To Use Glo Bis On Android And PC

Disclaimer:Remember to back up your IMEI before doing this as I won't be held responsible for anything that happens to your device after you change your IMEI number.

Many of my friends and co-bloggers has been asking me how it's possible to use Glo Bis on Android smart phones.

Well, this is possible if you can tweak your Android's smart phone IMEI number to that of blackberry, this is simply done using Mobile Uncle or MTK Engineering app. 

Install mobile uncle or MTK engineering app from google playstore. After you have installed the app, look for a blackberry phone and write the IMEI number somewhere because you will be needing it later on. Make sure the blackberry IMEI number you want to use glo sim card will not be used inside at all.
Technology, Phones, Android, Network, Glo, How Tos, How To Use Glo Bis On Android And PC,
Launch the app as seen in the picture above.
Click on Engineer Mode (MTK)
Slide your screen to the left to see "Connectivity" under it, click "CDS Information".
Then Radio Information.
You will then see Phone 1 and Phone 2, Phone 1 is the IMEI number of the SIM 1 while Phone 2 is the IMEI number of SIM 2. But in this article we will be using the SIM 2...so click phone 2.
After you press phone 2, you will see your current IMEI number, your phone number and more.
In the space you see AT+, just type E in it, it will bring up some options for you select the second option that has 10 in it.

Now type in your blackberry IMEI number I told you to write it down before, don't copy and paste it as the app will close if you do that. Write it in between the quotes as seen in the image above.

Now, after all that press "Send AT Command".

Type *#06# on your phone to see if your IMEI has been changed, if it did not change you will have to reboot your phone and check it again.

After the IMEI number has been successful changed, Load Glo 1400 on your glo sim card and send Comonth to 777 to activate the Glo Bis on your Android smart phone.

After you have been activated, go to mobile networks on your smart phone to change your APN settings.
APN:Blackberry.net
Name:GLO BIS

You can also use this on your PC by just tethering it.

Now enjoy your browsing with the Glo super fast connection.

Do you have any questions, or you encounter any challenges while doing this?  Let me hear from you in the comment box.

Disclaimer:Remember to back up your IMEI before doing this as I won't be held responsible for anything that happens to your device after you change your IMEI number.
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