How to create a .nomedia file?

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Earlier I posted a tutorial on how to hide any android files without any third-party software. There I hid folders and files just by adding a dot (.) in front of the folder or file name. That process, however doesn’t seem to work on all devices (especially on few kitkat handsets). Hence for those devices, I’m publishing an alternative procedure to hide folders or files from gallery.

The process is nothing but simply adding a .nomedia file in the folder where we're hiding the files. The contents (pics, vids etc.) of any folder that contains a .nomedia file will be hidden from the gallery. But what is that .nomedia file?

A .nomedia file is simply a file, which has an extension of nomedia. Just like .mp3 for an audio song. This is mainly used to hide system media files from gallery. But how to create such type of file?

So today in this tutorial I’m gonna show you how to create a .nomedia file to prevent certain pictures, videos or audios from coming into gallery and players. As far as my knowledge this procedure works for most of the KitKat, IS, Jellybean devices including Samsung, Micromax, Xiaomi, LG etc. popular handsets.

What you’ll need during the process is a useless file (and a working android smartphone, obiously). So let's get started.

How to create a .nomedia file in your phone or tab?


1. First of all, move all the files you wanna hide to a specific folder. Or if you want to hide an existing folder then move on to the next step.

2. Pick a useless file, any file. If you don’t have one, just open the camera and snap a photo of your nasty cousin. We’re gonna use it as a useless file. For the sake of this tutorial, let’s name it techabrel.jpg.

3. Now move that file (techabrel.jpg) to the folder, where you kept the to-be-hidden stuffs.

4. After that, rename that file. Erase the full name along with the extension, i.e. erase techabrel.jpg and type down .nomedia in place of that. Save it.

Okay, so you’re done. Go and check your galley, it’s completely hidden from there. If files are still visible there, reboot your device and recheck gallery.

Creating .nomedia file on PC:


You can also create this .nomedia file in your computer and then transfer it to your mobile via USB cable or Bluetooth. This is helpful, in case your phone doesn’t let you create a .nomedia file.

To make such a file on pc, just follow the easy step mentioned below.

  • Open any random folder. Right click on the blank area and create a new text file.
  • Name it anything, say Techabrel.txt. Now notice carefully whether you can see the file extension or not (.txt). If you can see it, its fine, you can skip this step. And if you can’t see it, then you need to switch it on. To do that, in Windows 8 go to View panel and tick on the File Name Extensions box. For other windows version you’ll find this option in Folder Options > View > Hide Extensions for Known File Types (un-tick it).
  • Now right click on the newly created file and click on rename. After that erase everything including the extension and type down techabrel.nomedia and then press enter. Then your computer will ask you whether you really want to change the extension or not, say yes.
  • After all the steps are done simply copy that file to your mobile via data cable. Alternatively you can also send this file to mobile by Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
  • Then in your file manager locate the file and erase the techabrel by renaming it. And simply save it.

To unhide the files:


If you want to unhide the hidden files again so that you can see them on gallery, just delete the .nomedia file or rename it back to anything adding its previous extension.

Troubleshooting:


In some devices, even after deleting the .nomedia file, the hidden files do not show up on gallery. In those cases, restart your device or rescan media library. And if rebooting doesn’t work, follow the steps below.
  • At first, create a new folder.
  •  Move all the files from the hidden folder to this new folder.
  • Delete the hidden folder.
  • That’s it, now rename it with the previous folder’s name.

Lastly,


I hope it helps. If you found this guide helpful or interesting, please do share it. Sharing is caring.
Facing problems?? Write it down in the comments, I’ll reply you within a few hours. Have a good time :)

WhatsApp is Now Available on PC!

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Finally, putting end to a long wait, the messaging-service giant WhatsApp Web has arrived on desktop.

Yes, recently this messenger has released its desktop client named WhatsApp Web. According to this Facebook owned messenger, this is nothing but an extension to its app, which syncs the phone's conversations to the desktop browser (copies it, to be more precise). This means from now on, you can chat with your close buddies on the computer as well.

WhatsApp is now available on pc web
Two developers, Brian Acton and Jan Koum built WhatsApp in 2009 which was lately acquired by Facebook (for a whopping $19 billion). Though it was created for smartphones only, whatsapp could also be accessed from computers via android emulators like Bluestacks. But now one can easily use whatsapp on his/her favorite laptop or desktop without installing any third party software. 

WhatsApp has said that due to limitations of iOS platform, this web client is currently available for Android, Windows, Blackberry and Nokia S60 devices only. Which means iPhone & iPad users have to wait until WhatsApp can work it out.

Besides this, another drawback of WhatsApp Web is that it syncs messages from your phone. This means your phone must stay connected to the internet all the time in order to transmit messages in the web client.

Here's how you can use WhatsApp Web on your computer


1. Update WhatsApp in your smartphone. Skip this step if you already have the latest version installed.

2. Now open Google Chrome in your computer. Download Chrome if you don’t have it.

3. Then go to this link: https://web.whatsapp.com/. Here you’ll see a QR Code (like the screenshot below).

whatsapp on web google chrome


4. After that open WhatsApp in your mobile. Press Menu and from the list click on WhatsApp Web.

whatsapp web is available on desktop


5. Soon you’ll see a QR Code scanner. Point your camera to that QR code on your browser and hold it up there for a few seconds.


whatsapp web scanning qr code

6. That’s it. Now all your conversations will come alive in your desktop web browser.


WhatsApp Web Screenshot

7. To enable notifications on desktop, click on menu (the vertical three doted thing). Then press notification. And switch on the notification alerts by ticking those specific boxes.

You can connect more than one computers with your account, which means your account can be accessed from multiple devices — at the same time. To do that, go to WhatsApp Web in your phone's WhatsApp app. Then click on the big plus sign at the upper right corner and follow the above mentioned steps again.

Further if you want to log out from your desktop, just click on WhatsApp Web in your mobile again. And tap Log out from all computers.

Though this is an admirable step by WhatsApp, what is its utility when you need your phone to be connected to internet always? It's fun and pretty cool, I know. But for those who doesn't own a smartphone, it's still a piece of junk. They'll rather use Bluestacks.

So what do you think about this web client? Is it helpful? Please comment down your reviews about WhatsApp. And don't forget to share it amongst your friends.

Cover image: WhatsApp Media Library

How to Write a Blog Post: The Ultimate Guide

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Now since that we’ve learnt what Blogging & Search Engine Optimization is, it’s time for you to write your first blog post. While writing a blog post, you can’t simply paste it from your brain, you’ve gotta work out a few more things. Even if you’re a pro blogger, a pure post can’t come out until you connect your brain with the heart. And no one can tell you how to do that literally. The only way to do that is keep writing and let the flow blow automatically.

When you’re crafting a post, keep in mind that you ain’t writing it for yourself, it’s the readers, who will read it. So you have to make sure that they remain connected throughout the post. Ask yourself, when do you hit the back button after landing on a webpage? Obviously when you don’t find it interesting or helpful enough. That’s the same thing your visitors do.

Suppose you’re having a dinner in some restaurant. There you’re never given a bunch of foods altogether. At first you’re served with a starter followed by something solid and lastly some cool deserts. There’s a certain format for everything. The same goes for a blog post. A blog post, or say an article must be structured in such a way that it psychologically please a visitor. A harsh truth of this world is, the aesthetic is the very first thing that one cares about.

So how to structure a blog post?

The basic anatomy of a blog post:


There’s no standard that says you must write articles in some certain format. But you can follow a simple reference style format that makes it easier for your visitors to read your article. Obviously, you can experiment styling your blog posts, but until you get to that pro-level, try to stick to the traditional blog anatomy.

No matter whether you're writing a post in wordpress or in blogger, just follow this simple formula step by step and you'll surely get better SEO results and less bounce rate.

A blog post should start off with a breathe-shaking introduction part. In the introduction section, give a brief idea about what you’re going to tell your readers. It should be long enough to clarify the ‘thing’, but short enough not to bore your audience.

Also Read: How to generate a blogger sitemap and submit it to Google? 

And then comes the body of the article. In this area you have to pull down the main content. Now, while writing the body part, be cautious to break it down in some paragraphs. A continuous long document is always unpleasant to a reader. Have you ever seen continuous texts while reading an interesting story book? No right? Same goes for your article. See this post, for instance. You’ll notice many para-breaks. This makes it easy to read for everybody.

In the body part, you can also make more than one points if you wish. It’s all up to you, play around it. But never forget to break it down.

After body section, there’s the conclusion part. In this part, you have to add some ending words. It’s like giving a finishing touch to an art. Here, you can ask your readers to share the post, comment on it or give their feedback.

The following diagram shows the format of a sample blog post. (click to enlarge).


how to write a blog post article format


How to write the title?


Title is a part, which is often ignored by most of the newbie bloggers. But the title plays a vital role in getting traffic to your blog. Not only because a well-fed title ranks higher on Search Engines, but it also helps attracting readers from Social Networking Sites, Feeds etc. A healthy title should contain the main keywords which the blog post is about. But never congest it with those keywords. This totally demagnetizes traffic, scientifically saying

While promoting your post, sometimes, title is the only way to convince people to come and see what you’ve just written. No matter how good or read-worthy your content is, it stays completely invisible to them. The only thing they can look at is the title, and if it sounds boring to them, they won’t click it. So you can never risk it putting some boring or tedious titles.

But how to write interesting, traffic grabbing titles?

Psychological studies have shown that titles which includes adjectives like Awesome, Extreme, Fantastic, Killer etc. attract more focus than normal headings. Just imagine, would you click on a link that says – “5 Android Smartphones Under $130” or would you go with “5 Killer Android Smartphones Under $130”? Obviously the second one seems more convincing, unless you’re suffering from awesomeness-blindomania disease. That’s a serious sickness, I’m saying. Read more articles from Techabrel, this may help you reloading the awesomeness.

Though, it’s true that putting those cool words on title will attract readers, but do not overuse it, it ruins the effect, brutally.

Using Images:


Some random legend has said that an image speaks a thousand words (tell it to Google, genius). Actually I always had a slight doubt on the quantity of the words that a picture can speak. I mean, seriously, thousand words is a hell lot. Anyway that’s none of our business. My point is, if you don’t use pictures in your posts, it will totally look dumb as text books. And your blog ain’t a boring school, eh?

There are some traditional way to implement images on your post. At first there should be a Cover image relevant to the article which describes what the post is all about (see, images speak). You can either put it on top of everything, as big as a poster. Or simply keep it small, aligned to right at the introduction part (look at this post, for example).

For the rest of the post, you can use any required pics at the content area. But try to keep all images’ size same, this looks more handsome, aesthetically. And never forget to SEO optimize those pics. Google doesn’t understand pictures, so if you don’t optimize the photos, those are as worthless as rocks. Sorry rocks :( 

Another matter which you should take a bit seriously is the image size. Heavy sized photos will increase the page load time (Google hates it, I hate it). To reduce image size without losing their quality, you need to compress them.

The Editing Part:


After writing your first draft, just copy it to Microsoft Word. We need to proof read it to check for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes (all errors will be underlined red or blue, right click on them and use any of the correct suggestions). After reviewing the whole post and rectifying all errors, read it again, this time act like you’re a common reader and reading someone else’s document. And then cut off all the craps that you feel needless. While reading out a phrase, if you feel that it shouldn’t be like this, change it. Add more stuff, if needed. Whatever you do, keep in mind that your mission is to make it more awesome than its previous version.

Final Tips:


  1. Split your blog post to three parts – Introduction, Body & Conclusion.
  2. Don’t make it too long to read or too short to be punished by Google.
  3. Keep it simple. Imagine that you’re writing it for your 10 years old cousin.
  4. Make sure that your post have the minimum amount of spelling or grammatical errs.
  5. You’re not a robot. So keep it light and add a little funny twist. Maintain a good conversational tone.

Wrapping it up:


So that’s how you write a post, proof read it and make it mind blasting. Now it’s time for some DIY. Go to the dashboard. Write a new blog post. Awesomify it. And then comment down the link to your newly written blog post. I’ll go through your article and tell you what’s wrong with it and how can you make it better.

Plus don’t forget to share it amongst your friends. It just takes few kilobytes to share it, don’t be a selfish, hit the share button, I’m serious.

Cover Image: Pixabay

5 Damn Awesome Android Launchers You Can't Miss!

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Bored of the usual UI of your android phone? Why don’t you redress your smart phone?

There are hundreds, if not thousands of android launchers available in the play store. A few of them are just freaking awesome. But the rest are just a waste of time and data. You can’t try all of them to see which suites you best, can you? So we’ve handpicked these 5 mind blowing android launchers. These launchers will change the way you look at your phone. All the apps are available for free in Google Play Store. Try’em out.

Caution: You’re about to fall in love with your phone, which will ultimately lead to addiction. So please proceed further on your own risk.

Presenting the most handsome, the most spectacular & obviously handpicked android launchers to turn your smartphone into something super-awesome.

1. Yahoo Aviate:

yahoo aviate launcher for android


Yahoo recently launched their very own launcher called Aviate. Just like its name, Yahoo Aviate is a cool and extraordinary launcher. It has a brilliant, yet easy user interface. While roaming around the launcher you’ll feel the flow of blow. In the launcher you’ll notice 4 sliding screens – a home screen, a screen with a few selected app put in a showcased manner, a setting screen, another screen in which all apps are arranged in alphabetic order (which slightly resembles Windows). When you plug in your headphone, it will automatically switch to the music screen, where it will automatically find and load tweets of the song artist along with loading a link to his/her YouTube channel. Besides, it has an inbuilt online wallpaper gallery, which impressed me pretty much. All in all, it’s a great, light and smooth launcher to use.

Download from Playstore.

2. Buzz Launcher: 

buzz android launcher


This launcher is one of the most customizable launcher in the market. You’ll never get bored with this launcher, mark my words. Thousands of totally different home screens, called Homepacks keep your favorite android phone forever young. The Homepacks will give you a 180° changeover in the looks, whenever you switch to a new Homepack. Those can be installed from an online store available within the app. In this launcher you can customize almost everything, starting from a widget to several gesture options. Besides, for the app shortcuts at home screen, you can choose among thousands of icons or easily use any other images from your gallery (which makes it more flexible). And if you have a designer soul inside you, reveal it creating a new homepack and then upload it on its store. So wrapping it up, it’s a super-customizable, ultra-smooth and hell-good launcher to try in.

Give it a spin.

3. Google Now: 

google now launcher


Google Now may not be as awesome at looks compared to the Buzz or Aviate, but with this launcher you’re getting the ultimate power of on-the-desk voice control. Though grandpa G’s this new launcher has a formal android dress-up, it will take you to a hands-free adventure of voice recognition, just like James Bond movies. Shout ‘Okay Google’ and your phone’s ready to note down your commands. For instance if you say Call Noah, and it will call her promptly. Say ‘take me to LA’, and it will show the map navigating you to LA. There are hell lot of other commands to make your day lazier. Hence, even if this launcher, having ordinary looks, sounds boring, it actually rocks.

Get it now from Playstore.

4. Themer: 

themer awesome android launcher


Themer is another great launcher and if you’re an admirer of aesthetics, you’ll surely fall in love with it. Basically it looks sort of similar to the Buzz. But unlike Buzz, Themer doesn’t have any user library for uploading your own theme. It has good amount of super-duper themes in its store, though. And the launcher’s customization options are pretty impressive as well. I found some negative issues, like the app crashed two times when I was roaming around it. But that because of my cruelty, I guess. Actually I already had 2 other launchers installed when I installed Themer. As a matter of fact, neither Aviate nor Buzz crashed under similar sort of anti-humanistic pressure. So I think this launcher needs a little bit more furnish to survive the race. Yet, you should give it a try, it’s worth it.

Try it.

5. Smart Launcher: 

smart launcher for android


The cutest launcher. Smart Launcher packs so many things within this teensy bit of size that sometimes you'd just keep gawking at it with a tantalizing thought that how did they do it? Unlike Buzz & Google Now, it has a different kind of app drawer, which makes it look cuter. In the app drawer all the apps are arranged in several categories (like Games, Social, and Photography etc.) vertically. App customization level isn’t bad. You can set custom gestures for easier navigation. It has several plugins, lock screens & themes inbuilt. Additional goodies are available in the market. And with just a bit of little more brainstorming, you can enjoy the Okay Google feature in this app. So all in all, it’s a smart launcher indeed.

Grab it now.


Rolling it up,


There are hell lot of android launchers in the Google Playstore, but these few cuties couldn’t help attracting my evil (not literally) eyes. So pick your favorite one, install it and get ready to set the phone on fire (again, not literally). Opinions may differ, if you think that the list needs more addition, shout your voice, and speak up in the comments. We do hear. Till then, keep rocking, literally.

How to turn your android phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot?

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There are times when you need a shared Internet connection. For instance, if your data plan is over or the net connection goes down, you must borrow Internet from someone (sometimes from your nasty cousin). Or suppose you’ve got some works to do in your computer, but there are no ways you can access the network from it. And moreover, if you want to steal your cousin’s Internet plan, nothing can help you better than the Wi Fi Hotspot. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a Wi-Fi zone with your android mobile without installing any third party app!

It’s really an easy process and you don’t need any ninja-craft to turn your favorite android smartphone into a super-duper Wi-Fi hotspot instantly. So grab your seatbelt, you’re about to evolve into a walking Wi Fi zone.


P.S. Users from US may face some difficulties in this procedure, as they might need a working tethering plan. So make sure you have a tethering plan running. Or else search for other Wi-Fi tethering apps in the Playstore which will help you skip the plan requirement.

So how to do it?

The process will merely take 2-3 minutes. Follow the simple steps below.

  1. First of all go to Settings.
  2. Now in the Wireless and Networking section click on More
  3. Next navigate to the option Tethering and portable hotspot. 
  4. There simply switch on the Wi-Fi hotspot (by sliding the switch).

how to turn your android phone into a wifi hotspot

That’s it. Now you can easily connect your computer or any other device to Internet. To do that just switch on the Wi-Fi on that device. Then it will automatically show down the list of Wi-Fi networks available (including your newly created Wi-Fi hotspot). Just connect to that and you're done. 

Customizing the Wi-Fi name:

If you want to give your Wi-Fi a custom name, at first tap on the Wi-Fi hotspot option (in the Tethering & portable hotspot section). Now press Set up Wi-Fi hotspot. And change the Network SSID to any name you want.

Setting up a password:

To set a password to your Wi-Fi hotspot follow the same path as you did while naming your Wi-Fi (i.e. Go to Tethering & portable hotspot > Wi-Fi hotspot > Set up Wi-Fi hotspot). Now below the Network SSID, you should notice a Security option. Found it? Great. By default it remains set to Open. Change it to WPA2 PSK. And soon after you do that, a password field should arise. Erase whatever’s written up there and type down any desired password you want.

Other Settings:

Under the Basic Settings section in Wi-Fi Hotspot, there’s an option named Keep Wi-Fi hotspot on. With this option, you can easily set a time after which the hotspot will shut down. The Bandwidth usage shows how much network is being exploited by the connected device. And you can also limit the data transfer speed by enabling the bandwidth throttling.

Conclusion:

So thus we can use our android smartphone to create a Wi-Fi zone anyplace, anywhere. Go and try it out yourselves. In case you face any difficulties following the steps, just mention it in the comments section. I'll get back to you. And if you found the article helpful, please share it to your buddies (before they do). Cya.

Cover photo: Johan Larsson

5 Killer Android Smart Phones within 7000 in India!

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5 best killer android smart phones within 7000

Want to buy a low budget android phone? No need to search anymore. Here’s the ultimate list of top android mobiles that fit your budget. Thanks to the droid-revolution, there are hundreds of smart phones available in the market today. And many of them are residing within a catchable price range. So it gets really frustrating to select a single one among those. Hence, at Techabrel we thought of picking the ultimate list of low budget android handsets, to help you out.


Without wasting a second, let’s directly jump to the list. All the phones cost below rupees 7000 (about $120) and all of them are awesome.

1.  Micromax Unite 2: 


Micromax has stolen an enormous percentage of low price smartphone sells. The Unite 2 is the best featured low budget smartphone of 2014. The phone has 11.9 cm. (4.7 inch) huge IPS screen, featuring Quad core 1.3 Ghz processor (with Mediatek MT6582 chipset & Mali-400MP2 GPU).

It has 1 GB RAM. This handset comes with two ROM variants, 4 GB and 8 GB. Memory can be increased up to 32 GB using MircoSD card.
The phone is brilliant for photography as it comes with 5 MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection and blah blah. It has a secondary camera of 2 Mega Pixels for taking stunning selfies. You can record 720p HD videos with the primary camera, and the quality is pretty awesome.

It has 2000 mAh battery that lasts up to 7-8 hours easily [Standby 190 hours]. If you want a full featured phone, spending teensy bit of bucks outta your pocket, just go for it. You’ll fall in love with it, I promise.

Price: 6,030.00 [Buy from Flipkart]  

2. Moto E: 


Moto E is one of the best low budget phones available on the market. This kitkat phone costs Rs. 6999 only. It has 4.3 inch screen with Gorilla glass 3 protection (a big thumbs up to that). If you’re a hardcore gamer, good news for you, this low budget handset belongs to dual core 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor family and for a cherry on the top, you’re getting Adreno 302 GPU. Besides, we have 1 GB RAM and 4 GB Internal Memory (say ROM). You can expand device’s memory using memory card (microSD) up to 32 GB.
A big thumbs down to Moto E in photography section. It has got 5 mega pixel secondary camera with 480p video recording. But it has got no LED Flash, no autofocus. Besides, there’s no secondary front facing camera. Dude! In a selfie-age how can you cut out these features from a kitkat device?


1980 mAh Li-ion (non-removable) battery allows you to hang around 6-7 hours with your phone. Motorola said that they’d be bringing Lollypop update to the phone soon. The phone’s available on most of the leading online stores. Grab it now.

Price: 6999 [Buy from Flipkart]

3. Micromax Canvas A1 (Android One): 


Google recently launched Android One. There are only a few handsets of android one available in the market including Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO and Karbonn Sparkle V.  Amongst them, I think, Canvas A1 is the awesomest one. Like Unite 2, it’s featured with Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6582 processor along with Mali-400MP2 GPU. Unlike Unite 2, you’ll be able to upgrade this kitkat device to Android 5.0 Lollypop, as promised by Google.


It has got 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM. The camera’s pretty same with Unite 2, having 5 MP primary camera, 2 MP secondary cam, 720p video recording. It lacks auto focus, but it has touch focus option for focusing into object while shooting.  Apart from that it has dual sim support, Li-ion 1700 mAh battery and for connectivity you’ll get the usual stuffs like WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 etc. 

Besides, since this mobile is a Google’s initiative, you’ll get some awesome preloaded features from Google directly.

Price: Rs. 6026 [Buy at Flipkart]

4. Xiaomi Redmi 1S: 


The Xiaomi Hongmi 1S, or the so called Redmi 1S is one of the most popular handsets in this price range, having a magnetastically awesome look. This jellybean, dual sim handset comes with a 4.7 inch huge IPS display protected by AGC Dragontrail glass. 
The smart phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor storming at 1.6 GHz speed. Apart from that there’s Adreno 305 GPU for heavy gamers. In memory section, you’re getting 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM and an sdcard slot supporting upto 32 GB storage.

The camera’s impressed me pretty much. Its 8 Mega Pixel primary camera helps you capture stunning images. It can record 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. Besides taking great selfies, the 1.6 MP front facing camera can record 720p high quality video. Apart from all these, you’re getting stuffs like autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection etc.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S has 2000 mAh battery which can long last up to 7-8 active hours. The only drawback of this low budget cellphone is that it comes with Android 4.3 Jellybean.

If you’re planning to buy a rocking android handset this New Year, it’s a steal for ya.

Price: 5,999 [Buy from Flipkart.com]

5. Huawei Honor Holly:


Huawei comparatively lags behind the above mentioned companies. Despite that, this handset is a gem. The phone has a huge 5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen and a new kinda UI named as Emotion UI.
It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system powered by Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek processor. It supports dual sim.

It has 1 GB RAM and a whopping 16 GB internal storage, expandable to 32 GB with additional SD Card. For photography there an 8 Mega Pixel autofocus camera with LED Flash, geo-tagging, face detection etc. which can shoot 1080p HD video. In addition to that, it has a 2 MP secondary camera.
The phone has a powerful 2000 mAh battery which hangs out for almost 6-7 active hours.

Price: 6,999 [Grab it from Flipkart]

Lastly,

So, these were the top featured android phones amongst hundred other handsets which come in this low price range. The price and specifications provided might not be totally accurate. The prices keep changing time to time. Hence, it is advised to check full details from the stores before buying. 

I personally use Micromax Unite 2. And I’m in love with this cutie. I’ve been using this phone for almost 4 months, and till now I haven’t found a single problem. What’s your favorite? If you’re using any of these handsets tell us your experience in the comments.
Think we missed something in the list? Just bam it in the comments.

How to Compress Image(s) Using IrfanView?

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As I told earlier in my previous articles, image size is a crucial factor in defining search ranking of a blog. If you use heavy images in your blog posts, your page load speed gets hampered down. And our grandfather Google doesn’t love that at all. Previously I discussed and reviewed several ways to compress an image to reduce its size without losing its quality. One of the best tools amongst them was IrfanView. This is currently the most popular offline compressing tool available. In this article we’re going to see how an image size is reduced using IrfanView.
First of all, download the IrfanView software from this link. Along with the software, download all its plugins. The tool is of 1.8 Mb and the all-in-one plugin file is of about 10 Mb. Install the software followed by its plugins.

Now let's directly get to the tutorial. You can compress single image as well as multiple at once.First things first.

How to compress a single image?

1. After installing start IrfanView. Now with it open any image file you want to compress (File>Open).
2. Now go to File again and navigate to ‘Save for web’. Remember that you must install the plugins in account to do this.

how to compress an image with irfanview
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3. As you can see from the screenshot above, you’ll have several manual options to optimize. The image on the left side shows the original image along with its size, whereas the right side’s pic shows the optimized image and the size. You can set the preferred format (jpg/gif/png).

4. In the quality panel below, shift the slider to choose desired quality percentage.

5. Right below the optimized image, there’s a button named – ‘Compress to size’. Through this option you can input the size which you want the optimized pic to be.

6. No need to play around other stuffs, if you’re not an expert. Just select desired bytes or quality and hit the save button above. That’s it.

How to compress multiple photos at once.

Using IrfanView you can optimize multiple images at one time, which is called batch processing. Batch processing in photoshop is already discussed on Techabrel. Now let’s see how we can reduce size of many images at once using IrfanView.
1. First of all, open IrfanView. And go to File > Batch Conversion/rename or simply press B after starting the software.

how to compress multiple images at once using irfanview
Snap 2
2. You’ll now notice a window like the screenshot above. First off, select your preferred format and then click on the Option button, which will pop a new window (watch the snap below).

compressing many photos at once using irfanview
Snap 3
3. There select the preferred quality by adjusting the slider and type in the desired size in the text marked text field (Set file size). Then press OK.
4. Now refer to snap 2 again. In the right side of the window select the folder in which the pictures you want to compress are residing.
5. Here you may select multiple images one by one and press Add or you can simply press Add All to select all the images at once.
6. Select the output folder.
7. Then click on Start Batch. That’s it. Compressed images will be saved in the output folder you provided.

Okay all done. Now you know how to compress image(s) using IrfanView. If you’re helped though this article, please take a few moments to share it to your buddies, so that we can keep writing more stuff like this.
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