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sábado, 30 de abril de 2011

How to Host your Website on Google

p>website hosted on google
In what looks like a brilliant PR win for Google, the Royal Family of UK has selected Google as the web hosting provider for Prince William’s official wedding website. The site, available at officialroyalwedding2011.org, contains news updates, photo galleries and videos and all this is hosted on Google App Engine.
What’s new here? Web developers have long used Google App Engine to host web apps in the cloud - see Sleeping Time and Tall Tweets for example - but this is probably the first time that Google’s infrastructure is being used to host a 'static website' of an event that will get plenty of press attention and web traffic in the coming days.


Host your own website on Google App Engine

There are quite a few advantages with hosting websites on Google App Engine. First, it should be more reliable since your site will get served through Google’s own data centers.
Second, if you have a low traffic website, it is highly likely that you won’t have to spend a penny for web hosting. You get 1 GB of free storage space for hosting your images, HTML web pages and other files and 1 GB of bandwidth per day. If you exceed that quota, you pay-per-use similar to Amazon S3.
Ready to jump?
With a regular web hosting company, you rend some storage space on their server, you then transfer your HTML and other files to that server using FTP or cPanel and your website is ready to serve. Google App Engine works in similar manner except that the file transfer mechanism is a bit different.
Step 1: Go to appengine.google.com and create a new application. If you have never used App Engine before, you might be asked to verify your mobile phone number before you can create a new app.
Step 2: Give your application a name – it should be unique and may only include lowercase alphabets and digits. For this example, our app identifier is “thisismyawesomewebsite”.
Step 3: The next two sub-steps may scare some of you but trust me, they simply require you download and run two installers in the given sequence.
3a. Download and install Python from python.org.

3b. Download and install App Engine SDK from this code.google.com.
Step 4: Download and unzip this file - website.zip – somewhere on your desktop. It contains a basic website with some HTML pages, images and CSS that we’ll try to host with Google App Engine.
Step 5: Open the app.yaml file with notepad and replace the word ‘labnol’ with the application identifier that you created in Step 2 above. Save the changes.
Step 6: Finally it’s time to deploy /upload our website to Google App Engine. Open the Google App Engine Launcher program from the Start Menu, choose File –> Add Existing Application and browse to the folder where you unzipped the website.
Hit the deploy button, input your Google Account credentials and within seconds, your website should become available online at abc.appspot.com where abc is your unique app identifier. Later, if you add or modify any web page, press Deploy again and your new /edited files will get uploaded to App Engine.

Video Tutorial: Hosting your Website with Google




Your website will be hosted as a sub-domain of appspot.com but you can register a web domain with Google Apps and map the App Engine website to your own domain.

How to Hosting at Google

p>website hosted on google
In what looks like a brilliant PR win for Google, the Royal Family of UK has selected Google as the web hosting provider for Prince William’s official wedding website. The site, available at officialroyalwedding2011.org, contains news updates, photo galleries and videos and all this is hosted on Google App Engine.
What’s new here? Web developers have long used Google App Engine to host web apps in the cloud - see Sleeping Time and Tall Tweets for example - but this is probably the first time that Google’s infrastructure is being used to host a 'static website' of an event that will get plenty of press attention and web traffic in the coming days.


Host your own website on Google App Engine

There are quite a few advantages with hosting websites on Google App Engine. First, it should be more reliable since your site will get served through Google’s own data centers.
Second, if you have a low traffic website, it is highly likely that you won’t have to spend a penny for web hosting. You get 1 GB of free storage space for hosting your images, HTML web pages and other files and 1 GB of bandwidth per day. If you exceed that quota, you pay-per-use similar to Amazon S3.
Ready to jump?
With a regular web hosting company, you rend some storage space on their server, you then transfer your HTML and other files to that server using FTP or cPanel and your website is ready to serve. Google App Engine works in similar manner except that the file transfer mechanism is a bit different.
Step 1: Go to appengine.google.com and create a new application. If you have never used App Engine before, you might be asked to verify your mobile phone number before you can create a new app.
Step 2: Give your application a name – it should be unique and may only include lowercase alphabets and digits. For this example, our app identifier is “thisismyawesomewebsite”.
Step 3: The next two sub-steps may scare some of you but trust me, they simply require you download and run two installers in the given sequence.
3a. Download and install Python from python.org.

3b. Download and install App Engine SDK from this code.google.com.
Step 4: Download and unzip this file - website.zip – somewhere on your desktop. It contains a basic website with some HTML pages, images and CSS that we’ll try to host with Google App Engine.
Step 5: Open the app.yaml file with notepad and replace the word ‘labnol’ with the application identifier that you created in Step 2 above. Save the changes.
Step 6: Finally it’s time to deploy /upload our website to Google App Engine. Open the Google App Engine Launcher program from the Start Menu, choose File –> Add Existing Application and browse to the folder where you unzipped the website.
Hit the deploy button, input your Google Account credentials and within seconds, your website should become available online at abc.appspot.com where abc is your unique app identifier. Later, if you add or modify any web page, press Deploy again and your new /edited files will get uploaded to App Engine.

Video Tutorial: Hosting your Website with Google




Your website will be hosted as a sub-domain of appspot.com but you can register a web domain with Google Apps and map the App Engine website to your own domain.

Video Streaming Links to Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Live Online

ICC CWC 2011 Live Stream
The ICC cricket world cup 2011 has been kicked off and it is time for fun now. The matches start from Feb 19, Sat- 2011 and will extend till the finals on Apr 2, Sat- 2011. We will witness 14 international cricket teams in battle for the world champions title and the mighty world cup. There are 49 matches in total and the final will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Apr 2, Sat- 2011.
All major sports channels including ESPN, Star cricket and Star sports (Hindi) will be broadcasting matches live from the venue. There is ESPN HD channel available on selected DTH services too. For those who don’t have access to TV sets or DTH STB’s then online streaming is the only option. For watching cricket world cup live online you can head over to sites that hosts live streams.
Pepsi Co. has released an interactive schedule flash app for desktops which you can download here (.exe). For ICC cricket world cup 2011 wallpapers you can check Chethstudios.
List of websites live streaming ICC cricket world cup 2011 :
1. ESPN LiveESPN sports will be live streaming matches on their official blog.
2. ExtracoverLive streaming links from around the web under a single page. Different server options available.
3. CrictimeSimilar to Extracover, Crictime hosts live streaming links aggregated from different streaming sources.
We will be updating this page regularly so you can bookmark this page now to stay updated.

viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

Google Chrome 11 Gets Speech-to-text Translation Through HTML

Chrome 11 Logo
The latest stable version of Google Chrome 11 has been released sporting the new flat icon with improved security and with the speech-to-text support through HTML speech input API. The first official Google service to make use of this service is Google Translate.
Once after downloading and installing Chrome 11 you can head over to Google Translate page to check out Speech-to-text translation. Right now Google supports only English to other languages. If activated you will see a microphone icon turn blue when you hover over it and the Speak Now speech bubble appear. When you have finished speaking and Chrome 11 speech input API has successfully converted voice to text, Google Translate service steps in and translates language. Hit listen button to heart the translated word.

Does your Flash Player Look Like a Green Screen ?

flash player - green screen
You are trying to watch a video on YouTube but all you get is a green screen like the one in the above screenshot. The audio portion is playing just fine but the Adobe Flash Player is unable to render the video.
If you refresh the web page, the ‘green screen’ problem might vanish temporarily but it is very likely to stage a comeback in your next browsing session. And this problem is not specific to YouTube but any video website that uses the Adobe Flash Player.
The fix is however simple. While you are on a video page, right click anywhere inside the Flash Player and choose settings. Now click the first tab that says Display (look for the monitor icon) and uncheck “Enable Hardware Acceleration.”
Refresh the page (hit F5) and enjoy the videos. The performance of playback in Flash Player might take a slight hit after you disable hardware acceleration but that’s obviously better than watching a video that only has sound.
I have done a quick screencast the explains the fix visually.

Twitter Introduces Text Ads

twitter text ads
Twitter is experimenting with sponsored text-ads on their website that show-up just after the “trends” section. The first round of text-ads mainly promoted Twitter apps and other services built around the Twitter ecosystem but that is no longer the case.
Twitter’s new ad format includes a website URL that takes you straight to the advertiser’s website (NFL in this case) and there’s a related hashtag to help you see related tweets on Twitter search.
A bit surprising thing about this new format is that nowhere does it says that these are advertisements or sponsored links. I could only figure that out after looking at the HTML source of the Twitter website (class = “promo”). Also they don’t use a nofollow for ads but that should not be an issue as the ads appear only in the timeline of logged-in Twitter users.

twitter source code

Being Number One in Google Search Makes a Big Difference

A study from Optify [PDF] has revealed 37% of Google users are likely to click on your website link if it ranks at number one in Google search results pages while the CTR dips to 12.5% for sites that rank at position two in Google. The report also says that the average click-through rate for being on page one of Google is 8.9% while it drops to 1.5% for sites that appear on Google’s second page of search results.

Average Click-Through Rate on Google

Search Engine Watch has converted this CTR data into a caterpillar-shaped infographic [PDF] to help you visualize it even better. If you are an SEO company, you can probably use this data / graphic to convince your clients to further increase their search marketing budgets.
google CTR

How to Filter out Noise from your Twitter Timeline

You follow a couple of people on Twitter who are big fans of cricket and thus, whenever there’s a game happening anywhere in the world, your Twitter timeline gets flooded with tweets that are of least interest to you.
That’s just one example but there are plenty of other sources that add noise to your Twitter timeline – some people may be broadcasting their location through Foursquare, iPhone users do the same with Instagram pictures and then there’s the Royal Wedding happening that may have completely hijacked your Twitter feed.
Hide Tweets
Don’t you sometimes wish there were a mute button on Twitter that would let you temporarily block people from your timeline without having to unfollow them?
Some Twitter apps – Tweetdeck for example – do offer simple text filters (you can access them from settings) to help you hide tweets that either contain certain words, match an #hashtag or have been written by particular people.
However if you are not using any app but the regular Twitter.com website, you should check out Slipstream – a super useful extension for Google Chrome that cleans up your Twitter timeline automatically as you like.
It work this like. You’ll find a new hide link next to all tweets - you just have to click this link to define a new filter which may be something like hide tweets that contain the word #FF. Save the filter and you’ll never see another Follow Friday tweet in your timeline again.
Alternatively, you may also leave the text criteria blank and that will hide all future tweets from that particular user (just like the Mute button you were looking for). You can always disable / delete existing filters from the options menu. Simple!

How Software Download Sites Are Confusing Users

Columnist and radio host Dwight Silverman recently did a detailed analysis on how the various software download links, available on CNET’s popular download.com website, could be confusing their not so tech savvy users.
The reason is quite simple. Some of the banner ads running on Download.com have big red buttons that scream “Start Download” – such ads are confusing and the user may therefore end up installing a completely unrelated software. To CNET’s defense, they have little control over such ads as these are directly served by Google.
This story reminds me of another popular software downloads site - Softonic.com – that offers a very tricky download process (you’ll soon know why).
download_softonic
What you see above is the download page for the trial version of a popular video game.
Like most users, you are likely to click that big blue link that says “Download” but it will actually download a Softonic software on your machine and not the game installer that you landed here for. The real download link is hidden somewhere below in a relatively small font.
Once you have downloaded Softonic’s own downloader, the first screen of the installer will contain the usual EULA that you need to accept to proceed with the game installation.
On Screen #2, shown below, Softonic recommends installing the Babylon Toolbar on your computer. This option is selected by default so if you pass this screen in a hurry, chances are that you’ll find another new toolbar in your browser.
 babylon_toolbar
And that brings us to Screen #3. This is the place where the software installer, you were looking for, will start downloading on your computer directly from the game vendor’s server. 
Since Softonic had an interest in putting that toolbar on your computer, they wrapped the installer in their own downloader thus forcing users to take extra steps for a process that could have been completed in one click.
There’s another interesting thing about this last screen that I should point out – it has a big Google AdSense ad that shows up while the software installer is downloading in the background. Maybe Softonic has a special deal with Google but as far as I know, Google forbids all publishers from showing ads in desktop apps (one exception is Google Earth).
adsense_ads 

miércoles, 27 de abril de 2011

Introducing ctrlQ.org

Meet ctrlQ.org – a search tool to help you discover RSS feeds around your topics of interest. You may use ctrlQ to find feeds for blogs, news websites, podcasts, and more.
A unique feature (see video demo) of this tool is that it you can preview feed content inline, from the the search results page itself, thus making it easier for you to decide whether a site / feed matches your interest or not.
You may use any of the Google advanced search operators - like site, allintitle or inurl – in your queries to further refine your search results. If you find an interesting feed, hit the corresponding Subscribe link to subscribe to that feed in your preferred news reader.
The site internally uses Google Feeds API while the presentation is made possible with YUI Library and the awesome jQuery. The feed button is powered by AddToAny.
RSS Search

domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

How to Permanently Delete Files from Dropbox

One of the big advantages of using Dropbox is that it lets you easily recover files that you may have accidentally deleted from your computer’s hard drive. Should you wish to restore a file that is no longer available on your computer, just go to the “Deleted files” section of the Dropbox website and select the file that you want to recover.
When you delete a file from a local folder, Dropbox will not remove that file from their own servers, instead they will simply move it to another folder from where you may restore it later. This is much like the Recycle bin of Windows – deleting a file will only move it to the Recycle bin and you have to manually empty* the bin to permanently remove that file.

Coming back to Dropbox, if you would like to get rid of a file permanently so that it also gets deleted from Dropbox servers, first delete that file from your computer.
Next, log in to Dropbox website, choose the “Show Deleted Files” option, select the file that you just deleted and then click More –> Permanently Delete to trash it forever. The screencast above explains the steps in greater details.
[*] In fact, it is a bit complex at the OS level. You should securely delete your Windows files else they can be recovered even after you have emptied the Recycle bin.

sábado, 23 de abril de 2011

Convert Web Files to PDF with Google Docs Viewer

Google Docs has a built-in PDF converter that supports nearly all popular file formats including Office documents, presentations, HTML web pages and more. Simply upload a file to Google Docs and then choose the “Download as PDF” option to convert it into a PDF.

That’s simple but consider a slightly different scenario where you would like to save a web file - like an Excel sheet or Word document that you found on another website - as a PDF. What’s the quickest path?

One option is that you save that online file to your computer first and then upload it to Google Docs for converting into PDF. Or, if you wish to save time, use Google Docs viewer.

Open that web file into Google Docs Viewer and then hit Ctrl + P to print it as a PDF. Here, you don’t have to download the original file to your computer as Google Docs Viewer will pull it directly from the website before conversion.

Google Docs Viewer is slowly turning into a universal file viewer that can help you read not just Office documents in the browser but also fonts and graphic file formats that would otherwise require tools like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.