Monthly Archives: August 2010

No Sound in Music or Video in iPad

There are few things more frustrating than hoping to listen to music or watch a video, only to find that no sound comes out of the iPad. Usually, there is an easy fix for this problem.
1. Check the volume by using the Volume Up key in the upper-right edge of your iPad. You might have accidentally lowered the volume all the way or muted it.

2. If you are using wired headphones from the headphone jack, unplug
your headphones and then put them back in. Sometimes, the headset
jack isn’t connected well.
3. If you are using wireless Bluetooth headphones or a Bluetooth stereo setup:
a. Check the volume setting (if available on the headphones or stereo).
b. Check to make sure the Bluetooth device is connected. Go into the Settings icon. Tap General in the left column and Bluetooth in the right column. Make sure you see your device listed and that its status is Connected. If it is not connected, then touch it and follow the directions to pair it with the iPad.

NOTE: Sometimes you may actually be connected to a Bluetooth device and not know it. If you are connected to a Bluetooth Stereo device, no sound will come out of the actual iPad.

4. Make sure the song or video is not in Pause mode.

5. Bring up the iPad music or video controls. Double-clicking the Home button should bring up the iPad music or video controls. Once you bring up the controls, verify the song is not paused or the volume is not turned down all the way.

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6. Check the Settings icon to see if you (or someone else) has set the Volume Limit on the iPad.
a. Touch the Settings icon.
b. Tap iPod in the left column.
c. See if the Volume Limit is ON. Touch Volume Limit to check the setting level. If the limit is unlocked, simply slide the volume to a higher level. If it is locked, you need to unlock it first by tapping the Unlock Volume Limit button and entering the 4-digit code.

Introduction : HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery

When you’re browsing the Web, the pages that you are viewing are just text documents sitting on someone else’s computer. The text in a typical web page is wrapped in HTML tags, which tell your browser about the structure of the document. With this information, the browser can decide how to display the information in a way that makes sense.

An HTML document is made up of two sections: the head and the body. The body is where you put all the content that you want users to see. The head contains information about the page, most of which is invisible to the user. The body and head are always wrapped in an html element.

CSS is a stylesheet language that is used to define the visual presentation of an
HTML document. You can use CSS to define simple things like the text color, size, and style (bold, italic, etc.), or complex things like page layout, gradients, opacity, and much more.

A CSS rule that instructs the browser to display any text in the body element using the color red. In this example, body is the selector (what is affected by the rule) and the curly braces enclose the declaration (the rule itself). The declaration includes a set of properties and their values. In this example, color is the property, and red is the value of the property.

Example : body { color: red; }

JavaScript is a scripting language that can be added to an HTML page to make it more interactive and convenient for the user. For example, you can write some JavaScript that will inspect the values typed in a form to make sure they are valid. Or you can have JavaScript show or hide elements of a page depending on where the user clicks. JavaScript can even contact the web server to execute database changes without refreshing the current web page.
the most important feature of JavaScript is that it can interact with the elements of an HTML page (the cool kids call this “manipulating the DOM”).

jQuery is a relatively small JavaScript library that allows you to write your JavaScript code in a way that will work the same in a wide variety of browsers.
What’s more, it greatly simplifies a number of common web development tasks. jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.

An Introduction to SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 provides a single infrastructure for all your business Web sites. Share documents with colleagues, manage projects with partners, and publish information to customers. SharePoint 2010 offers tools and components for creating do-it-yourself business solutions. Build no-code solutions to rapidly respond to business needs.​ SharePoint 2010 gives everyone access to the information in databases, reports, and business applications. Help people locate the information they need to make good decisions. SharePoint 2010 delivers great collaboration tools—and a single platform to manage them. Make it easy for people to share ideas and work together the way they want. SharePoint 2010 Content makes content management easy. Set up compliance measures ”behind the scenes”—with features like document types, retention polices, and automatic content sorting—and then let people work naturally in Microsoft Office. SharePoint 2010 Search cuts through the clutter. A unique combination of relevance, refinement, and social cues helps people find the information and contacts they need to get their jobs done.

SharePoint sits on top of the many technologies. It borrows a lot from web development. However, it also integrates tightly into the Microsoft Office products, giving them the ability to accomplish goals like the following:
• Create shared document libraries that users can access from anywhere they can get an Internet connection or to work on those documents offline and then synchronize their changes with the document library the next time they connect to their corporate intranet.
• Present electronic forms that people interactively complete, rather than forcing them to download and print the form, write on it, send it back, and then have someone enter the data into a computer program interface.
• Store multiple versions of documents so a revision history can be retained or to archive a copy of a document into your company’s permanent records archival center.
• Display business information in Excel-style pages, dashboards and Key
Performance Indicator (KPI) lists that change interactively to help managers make better decisions.
• Use agile application development with Microsoft Access to meet the needs of various departments and groups within your corporate environment and deploy that application to run on the user’s browser so they can truly access it anywhere. By deploying through Access Services on SharePoint, these applications are secure, backed up, and easily maintained, since they only have a single source for the data, the forms, and the reports. 

The capabilities of SharePoint 2010 work together to help your company quickly respond to changing business needs. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can share ideas and expertise, create custom solutions for specific needs, and find the right business information to make better decisions. For IT, SharePoint 2010 helps you cut training and maintenance costs, save time and effort, and focus on higher business priorities.

The capabilities of SharePoint 2010 work together to help your company quickly respond to changing business needs. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can share ideas and expertise, create custom solutions for specific needs, and find the right business information to make better decisions. For IT, SharePoint 2010 helps you cut training and maintenance costs, save time and effort, and focus on higher business priorities.​

Cloud Computing : An Introduction

Cloud Computing has been a buzz word for last couple of years now. Cloud Computing got its name from metaphor of internet. But cloud computing is much more than just internet, it is organized set of services offered through a well built process oriented construct which allows you to access applications which reside at a location other than your computer which will be at a particular data center.

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided on-demand, like the electricity grid. It describes a new delivery model for IT services based on the Internet, and it typically involves the provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources as a service over the Internet. Customers consume resources as a service and pay only for resources that they use.

Cloud Computing solution includes several elements: clients, the datacenter, and distributed servers. And cloud computing services are offered through IaaS (infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (platform as a service) and SaaS (software as a service). A lot of players have emerged in this cloudy world, some major players are Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Saleforce etc.

Advantages of the Cloud

  • Less complexity and cost effective
  • End of IT maintenance
  • Access from anywhere at anytime
  • Flexibility and Scalability

A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic — a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider (the consumer needs nothing but a personal computer and Internet access). Significant innovations in virtualization and distributed computing, as well as improved access to high-speed Internet and a weak economy, have accelerated interest in cloud computing.

Cloud computing is a better way to run your business. Instead of running your apps yourself, they run on a shared data center. When you use any app that runs in the cloud, you just log in, customize it, and start using it. That’s the power of cloud computing. Cloud computing is a simple idea, but it can have a huge impact on your business.

Cloud Computing is more than a technology. It is more than a platform. It is more than just a hosting provider. It is more than just an application hosted as a service. It is more than providing storage services on the Internet. It is a combination of all the above.

Blog and Affiliate Marketing

Blogs seem to have some natural potential for building stable and long-term relationships between the affiliate and the customer. And there are lot of reasons for this, most important among those is that blogs grow consistently over time and their accumulated content is first among the crawled content, which brings a targetted traffic.

Along with contextual ad networks like adsense, their are some affiliate programs too, which can bring a long term profit if properly implemented. And Affiliate programs work better for blogs than websites because blogs can offer a variety of updated information and are a persuasive means that will eventually convert doubtful consumers into willing referrals.

Now let us see some important aspects to keep in mind for ideal affiliate program implemented blog:

1.  Your content should be original and unique.

2. Your blog should have a niche for affiliation.

3. Information on your blog should be easily available.

4. Advertisement shouldn’t effect the content of your blog.

5. It should be regularly updated.

6. Your blog content should revolve around theme, given opinions about things.

Traffic is important for contextual programs like Adsense and Page Rank is vital for link selling, affiliate blogs need to focus more on persuasive copy writing, effective search engine optimization and most importantly, issues of trust between the customer and the affiliate.