The future of mobile

Take a look at this infographic from Three mobile in the UK, it’s about the speed at which smartphones and mobile technology have impacted our lives – and where we’re headed from here. Three have used current data to predict ways in which mobile technology will change the way we live. Right now over 10 billion products are mobile-connected, and if our predictions are correct, within 7 years, it’ll be five times that amount!

The Future of Mobile


The Next Billion Internet Users

Since 2006, the number of internet users has nearly doubled. It makes us wonder what that means for the demographics or users and their experience on the web. You can access the internet from your phone, tablet, or computer, and each experience is different. What do the next billion internet users look like? Click the image to access the full Infographic.

The Next Billion Internet Users


Enemies Of The Internet

If you think that identity theft is the worst-case-scenario of Internet use, you clearly don’t live in any of the nations that make the list of top “Enemies of the Internet.” Not only do these governments monitor their citizens’ web activity, but they also make it nearly impossible for them to safely share and gather information through anonymous microblogs, Facebook pages or Twitter accounts.

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Best Web Hosting for WordPress Themes

Trend of website creation is growing pretty rapidly as people are utilizing web world quite effectively, initially it was quite difficult for people to create website but now it’s simple and easy. Anyone having basic information regarding web can easily set up a website, nowadays the easiest way to set up a website is to obtain Content Management System (CMS). There plenty of FREE content management systems are available, one can easily download and install the desired one on the hosting server and start working. The most common and highly preferred CMS is WordPress, its FREE and open source which means if you do have knowledge about PHP you can easily customize it according to the requirements.

WordPress allow easy inclusion of Text, Images and Videos, based on Graphical User-Interface it’s quite easy to manage the different aspects of website. Beside this wordpress offer numerous website themes out of which one can easily pick an attractive one according to the nature of website and if you can’t find an appropriate wordpress theme nothing to worry about as there are countless websites that offer cheap wordpress themes and you can easily sort out the best one.

Now the question is how to pick best web hosting for wordpress? All the applications and themes offered by wordpress need proper integration on hosting server for instance it offer social media apps and SEO tools that help webmasters to promote and optimize website but these apps required support on hosting server so that they can function properly. If you are planning to publish wordpress based website than it is highly recommended to choose best web hosting company that ensures total support for wordpress themes and applications.

A well reputed web host offer stable and consistent hosting servers and they configure it properly to ensure utmost application support so that people don’t have to face any kind of trouble while installing or configuring any application or theme. In order to be sure of quality hosting service one should consider reading web hosting reviews as they are proven to be useful in terms of web hosting selection.


162 million people saw Wikipedia anti SOPA message

After a 24 hour blackout in protest of SOPA, Wikipedia released the following press release.

More than 162 million people saw our message asking if you could imagine a world without free knowledge. You said no. You shut down Congress’s switchboards. You melted their servers. From all around the world your messages dominated social media and the news. Millions of people have spoken in defense of a free and open Internet.

For us, this is not about money. It’s about knowledge. As a community of authors, editors, photographers, and programmers, we invite everyone to share and build upon our work.


Our mission is to empower and engage people to document the sum of all human knowledge, and to make it available to all humanity, in perpetuity. We care passionately about the rights of authors, because we are authors.

SOPA and PIPA are not dead: they are waiting in the shadows. What’s happened in the last 24 hours, though, is extraordinary. The internet has enabled creativity, knowledge, and innovation to shine, and as Wikipedia went dark, you’ve directed your energy to protecting it.

We’re turning the lights back on. Help us keep them shining brightly.



Reddit and Wikipedia will go dark in SOPA protest

Social news site Reddit and massive online encyclopedia Wikipedia will black out its site on January 18 to protest the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act SOPA bill that is currently working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.

Many other sites are taking a stand with the SOPA movement by blacking out their web site for a 24 hour period on Wednesday, tomorrow.


In a blog post earlier this week, Reddit team members said they have decided to black out the site next Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST in a bid to draw attention to SOPA.

“Instead of the normal glorious, user-curated chaos of reddit, we will be displaying a simple message about how the PIPA/SOPA legislation would shut down sites like reddit,” the blog noted. PIPA, is an acronym for the Protect IPA Act, a U.S. Senate version of SOPA.

“A few months ago, many people thought this legislation would surely pass. However, there’s a new hope that we can defeat this dangerous legislation,” the Reddit team wrote.

Visitors to Reddit’s site on Jan. 18 will be presented with a live video stream of a hearing by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on DNS and search engine blocking.

SOPA was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Lamar Smith (R-Va.). It is co-sponsored by John Conyers (D-Mich.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and several other lawmakers.

SOPA is ostensibly designed to make it easier for U.S. copyright and IP owners to take action against foreign sites dedicated to selling counterfeit goods, fake prescription drugs and copyrighted movies, music and other content. SOPA supporters claim such sites cause tens of billions of dollars in losses annually to U.S. companies.

The bill enjoys support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and predictable quarters such as the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America. It also has garnered wide support from a majority of state attorneys general, law enforcement officials, hundreds of trade unions and industry groups.

Opponents say that while the intent of the bill is good, the provisions in it would lead to a form of Internet censorship.


WordPress 3.3 Beta 3 Released

WordPress Testers, Beta 3 of 3.3 is now available! You know the drill: use a test install, see what you can break, and report any bugs you find. There have been 200 commits since Beta 2, but at this point, betas are not adding new features — it’s all about fixing bugs, making things a little prettier, and editing text strings.

As always, plugin and theme authors, PLEASE test your code against the beta so you can catch any incompatibilities now rather than after your users update their WordPress installation and find bugs for you. This time we really mean it, especially if your plugin uses jQuery. We’ve now updated to jQuery 1.7 in core, so please please pretty please check your plugins and themes against beta 3.


bbPress version 2.0 RC 5 Released

bbPress version 2.0 RC 5 has been released. bbPress 2.0 has been making huge leaps over its predecessor with several bug fixes and new features, including highly demanded full integration with WordPress as a plugin.

The developers are confident that this is the last release candidate and that it is ready to run on a live site, so if you want to test this out, now’s the time. If you run into any bugs, please don’t hesitate to report them and communicate with other users on the support forums.


Some fresh WordPress themes

Here are some new releases and fresh WordPress themes. You can get these themes firectly form the WordPress extend Directory. Enjoy.

    San Kloud

San Kloud is a blogging theme focused on typography and content. Several different color schemes to choose from.

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zeeBusiness is a two column wordpress theme in an elegant bold design with strong colors. It comes with three navigation menus (top, main and foot), five sidebar areas (blog, pages, 3x footer) and a Featured Posts Slider.

    Download Here

   Allure Real Estate Theme for Placester

The Allure Pro Real Estate theme for Real Estate Pro plugin powered sites. Placester provides all that you need to easily create robust sites for generating leads, professional branding. Easy option menus make it easy to personalize your site, create a network of sites with specific listings focused on niche markets for best results.

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Twitter adds Image Galleries to User Profiles

Twitter has a new photo-uploading tool, that can be used through third-party photo-sharing services such as yFrog, TwitPic or Instagram, and your photos will soon be featured on your Twitter profile in an image gallery.

Twitter is rolling out user galleries, as the feature is called, to members beginning Monday. Galleries will automatically display the 100 most recent images the user has shared by way of Twitter — dating back to January 1, 2010 — from supported photo-sharing services.

Galleries will live on a user’s profile and highlight a few recent images. A visitor can click the “view all” button to see even more images in either a grid view showing image thumbnails or a detail view highlighting the most recent image and the text of the tweet that was shared along with it.

The update ties into Twitter’s photo-sharing push and will dramatically change the appearance of Twitter profiles. Galleries will provide equal billing to images shared via third-party app makers, but also serve to remind users that Twitter is no longer a place just for 140 characters — it’s for photos too. The update is likely designed to entice Twitter users to add more photos to their tweets.

Galleries, at launch, will be image-only. Twitter Communications Manager Carolyn Penner said in a tweet that users can expect to see the update Monday. “We’re rolling out one of my fave features today: user galleries! View photos an account has shared on Twitter. Sit tight – it’s coming soon,” she tweeted.