Widgets for Android Users

Android might still have a long way to go ahead of its rivals like iOS and Windows Phone 8. However, the biggest advantage that this OS has over other platforms is the widgets. Let us find out most popular Android widgets that you can install on your Android device.

Widgets to home screen

Beautiful Widgets, as the name suggests is all about beautifying the screen of your Android with widgets. This will cost your $3 with a pack of animated widgets of various sizes including weather, clock, toggle and date widgets. You can also customize them accordingly by creating your own skins. Additionally, you can download at least 10 themes with this widget apart from the pack you get along with it.

If you want to avail the advantage of full version and in-app purchase then you need to shell out $3.50.

Customizable widgets

HD Widgets provide you with customizable toggle buttons that can be used for various options. You can use toggle buttons for tilt lock, Wi-Fi and screen brightness control level. Apart from it, you get the usual weather, clock and calendar widgets.

You also get the option to customize colors and various theme designs to choose from like modern fonts and aero-style skins. Download these widgets for $1.99.

News briefs

For all those who are inclined towards remaining up to date to the news scenario will love Pulse News app. You will be able to get the latest news briefs from all the news websites including magazines, blogs and online newspapers. The display of news will be in a simple reading style format. Just click the headline to read the entire news story.

Managing audio levels

AudioManager is available for free that enables you to fetch information about the volume levels of all your programs on your Smartphone. You will be able to get information on the audio levels of media, alerts, alarms, ringer, voice calls and system. As soon as you tap the widget, you will be re-directed to the app to make relevant adjustment to the individual audio level.

Widget for weather

Aix Weather Widget is a widget for your home screen that enables you to find out the exact temperature, the level of precipitation in the air with correct measure and even the timings of sunrise and sunset. This means that now you have a complete weather report in the palm of your hands. You can schedule an important meeting or your flight timings accordingly.

A widget for car

At times, it is essential to answer your call or look at the text that you receive while driving your car. A Car Widget comes handy just for this purpose while keeping you safe. The screen comprises of direct dial option, Gmail folder and open an app icons. The pro version of this app will cost you $2. This version will help you with making customized settings and in-car detection of running options accordingly.

Voice to text

Google Voice comes handy for making cheap overseas calls, text messages, and in converting voice to text. You can even use this service as your primary service for voicemail. Your voicemail will be displayed in text format and text messages in voice format, just tap to listen.

Note taking

Evernote is a good note taking app with simple UI. Evernote gives you the options like picture and memo. The widget can be customized accordingly. Your home screen will have short cuts to various options like Speech-to-text, Snapshot and Audio Note. Additionally, your recent notes too will be displayed within the short cuts.

Improving vocabulary

We often wonder about correct use of a word while constructing an e-mail or a message. Other times while reading something we need to find out the meaning of that new word. Keeping a dictionary handy in your Smartphone like Dictionary.com is the best way to go about it. You will get all the help required with thesaurus, online dictionary and searching a specific word.

Data tracking and monitoring

At times, you need to check out the exact data usage just to figure out if you are not exceeding the limit. Onavo Count is just the app for you that enables you in finding out the exact amount of data used. A list displays the apps and programs that are consuming your data.

The Biggest Waste of Programming on the Internet for First Time Home Home Buyers

If you’re a first time home buyer, we know that typically you get 90% of your information from the internet before you begin the search for your first home. We also know that first time home buyers do much of their information gathering about home loans on the internet as well.

This “insider” information has led to most real estate and mortgage websites offering a “how much home do you qualify for” widget. You get to enter some basic like your desired sales price, down payment, interest rate etc. The widget then calculates a monthly payment and estimates (based on the amount of income you entered) a sales price for which you qualify.

it all sounds pretty simple, but the real value for your home search?

None!… Zero!… Zip!… Nada!

There is some entertainment value however.

It’s very similar to those photography kiosks you find in some malls, or in the casinos on the Strip in Las Vegas.

You know the ones where you get to put your face on the world’s most perfect body? It’s fun to imagine, but not likely to happen in the real world.

Those “what do I qualify for” widgets are the same thing: FANTASY! and they only create unrealistic expectations for first time home buyers.

Today’s lending world is full of strange new terms, like “overlays” and “LLPAs”. What these terms mean to you is that:

What you buy!
Where you buy!
How you buy! – all potentially have an impact on your first time home buyer loan and most importantly the monthly payment.

Did you know? That if your first home has a Homeowner’s Association Fee of $200, it impacts your monthly “nut” the same as an increase of $40,000 in your mortgage amount.

So, if you enjoy the “fantasy” of these widgets, have fun with them!

But, If you’re interested in finding out what you truly qualify for, contact a lender who specializes in first time home buyer programs and the incentives available for first time home buyers.

Your first time home buyer loan, is not an off the shelf product and these widgets lead you to believe they are.

Buying your first home is the most important decision of your financial life and trusting it to a bunch of 1’s and 0’s, is not only creating false expectations, it will lead to a great deal of frustration as you begin to realize that your “dream home” and the accompanying payment may not be within your reach.

Home Based Internet Marketing Businesses Steps to Going Live – Step 8 Opt-in on Your Website

List building is an essential part of making money for home based internet marketing businesses. No matter what your niche is, you have got to have a list, right? Well, to build a list you have to have a way for people to subscribe to your list. That is what an opt-in form is all about. Getting an opt-in form on your website is pretty simple if you follow my instructions.

To make it super easy, I suggest you set up your website using WordPress. Their blog format is incredibly easy to set up and the search engines love it, so it is a great choice. In addition, you will have needed to design your opt-in form. That is an easy thing to do too, by using your autoresponder system.

Once you have your website built-and it doesn’t have to be beautiful or fancy, better to have it simple and done than fancy and not-and your opt-in form code in hand, then you are ready to marry the two together and start building your list.

You are going to go to the back office of your blog and put the code in place so your opt-in form appears on your blog.

Important tip: If you are copying the code directly from your autoresponder system, like NijaResponder or Aweber, be sure to copy it and paste it into a text or notepad type document. Do not paste it into a word processing document because they can mess up the code!

Login to the back office and on the left hand side, click on Appearance. You will have several options, choose the Widgets link. There are lots of widgets you can choose to add. Any that you choose to add will appear on the right hand side of your page.

Scroll down until you find the widget called “Text” and click Add. This is the one that we are going to use to put in the opt-in box code. I suggest you have the Text icon at the top of the widgets list. If you have other widgets already in your side bar you can just click and drag the Text bar to the top.

To add the opt-in form code click Edit in the Text widget bar and it will open up a box. Paste the code in the large box. There is a smaller box just above the larger box which is for the header.

Go ahead and write something in the header box that tells people why they should sign up-the purpose of the opt-in box.

If you are giving people a free report for example you might have a header that says simply “Sign up to receive a valuable report on XYZ”. You want to give people a reason to opt-in so you can communicate with them in the future.

Click Done and then be sure to click on Save Changes or you will lose what you just did.

That is all there is to adding the opt-in form to your website! Check out your website and see how it looks. Your potential customers will now see the opt-in form and be able to subscribe to your list. So now your home based internet marketing businesses are ready to start making money because you are building your list!