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21/09/2017

Use These Tips to Increase Your Instagram followers

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Instagram is one of those few applications which has in short span been able to experience revolutionary success making it touch the top ranks on the Google play store. After its launch in the year 2010, Instagram has been gaining rapid popularity since then. We can see it from the fact that it has one million active registered users in just two months of its establishment, 10 million in a year, and ultimately 700 million as of April 2017. Its users have uploaded photos which exceed over 40 billion to the service as till October 2015. As of April 2017, Instagram Direct witnessed 375 million active users, and as of June 2017, the Instagram Stories functionality has seen a whopping 250 million active users. 


Use These Tips to Increase Your Instagram followers
Instagram hashtags by people from all age groups. But the major users of Instagram include youngsters. But the simple yet creative idea is the one which has started attracting people from all age groups. 
  • Following the release in October, Instagram had one million registered users as in December 2010 which has now managed to touch soaring numbers, i.e., 700 million users in April 2017. In the year 2017, Instagram Direct had 375 million active monthly users.
  • Selena Gomez’s account was ranked as the most followed account with 124 million users.
  • Instagram has been loved by not only the masses but also the celebrities from different fields of art. These celebrities include Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and much more.Celebrities also enjoy using this application, sharing the special moments with their fans and greeting them through live videos, stories and Instagram posts.
Seeing the legacy of its rapidly growing popularity, we would today be sharing some tips to increase your Instagram followers with ease. However, the process might be a little bit slow. So, if you’re looking for a faster way then you should check out this post from NoHumanVerification. They claim to provide free followers without any hassle.

How to Increase Your Instagram Followers:

Here are some of the best & proven tips:
  1. Use some popular hashtags that are known in the social media world to help increase your followers. For e.g.. # Follow Friday, #insta follow, # Like for like, #tagformorelikes and #follow back.
  2. Like as much as hundreds of random pictures from people in the target audience. Neil Patel confirmed this strategy and results found that for every hundred likes he did of random pictures, he received 6.1 extra followers.
  3. Hold some contest on Instagram. One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply post an image promoting your contest and then ask people to like it in order to participate.
  4. Promote the Instagram account on your any other social media accounts and profiles. Tell people what they can expect once they are following you back, for e.g.- behind-the-scenes photos peeks, coupon codes, and much more!
  5. Like and comment on other users photos. This is a most convenient way to gain new followers.
  6. Use popular hashtags so that your images get found in the search option. Some most popular ones are #love, #instagood, and #photooftheday.
  7. Post your photos around 2 am or 5 pm. Some researchers show that these are the most effective times to post.
  8. Search for people and follow them who are using these popular hashtags like #follow me and #likesforlikes. Many followers will follow you back!
  9. Remember that it is always quality which beats quantity. Edit your account in a way so as to leave only the best images in your account. No one wants to follow someone with thousands of pointless images of food or other random shots.
  10. Use the Mayfair filter. According to Track Maven’s Fortune 500 report on Instagram, it is the single most effective filter for gaining followers.
  11. Make sure your bio is complete and updated. Include relevant keywords and hashtags if required, and a link to your site. Above all, do not be too much spammy; this is a guarantee given that no one who reads your profile will follow you for sure.
  12. Ask questions while writing captions of your photos. This is an effective way to increase engagement with your followers.
  13. Post your pictures and videos on Sundays, it is because Sundays see the fewest images posted, so posting on this day may get your images more visibility on Instagram.
Another Way!

Cross-promote with those users who have audiences like yours. Once you are done with building a solid relationship with some of the people behind these accounts that have a similar kind of audience as yours, you might ask them to do some co-promotion on each other’s' accounts thereby growing with mutual benefits.


The more natural and less complicated you can make the context of these cross-promotions -especially the captions, the better it is for you. It also helps to be particular about them, and do not do them more frequently.

Therefore we see that Instagram is constantly evolving, adding new amazing features and creating wider opportunities for its regular users and new talents both. Your effort to gain more of Instagram followers is worth your try!

This is how everyone should use the above tips and increase their Instagram followers easily. Visit Techrulz for more awesome tricks & tips.
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20/09/2017

How the Smartphones and Mobile Gaming are interconnected?

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The ever advancing smartphone technology has a huge impact on the lives of people. From the old Java-based mobile phone to a fully-fledged Android, iOS, Windows, or Blackberry oriented smartphone, the mobile industry has managed to advance in every aspect. The sales of the smartphones are already on a boost with each and every smartphone manufacturer offering the best features at an affordable price. The costlier your device is, the more you can expect from it.

Smartphones and Mobile Gaming are interconnected
The revolution in the smartphone industry has a huge impact on mobile gaming. As the smartphone technology is improving with every passing day, the mobile game developers are able to add a more joyful user experience to it. The games have become better and you will definitely be thrilled to play the modern games on your mobile. The features of a smartphone decide what type of games you can play on it. Let us see how smartphone and mobile games are interconnected to each other.

Bigger the Screen Size better is the Gaming Experience:

You might have played the games like ‘Snake’ or ‘Space Impact’ on your old black and white smartphone 10-15 years before and you would have loved it. Now, try playing these games on your new smartphone and see if you have a better gaming experience. Yes, you will have it surely.

The bigger mobile screen will help you to enjoy the game in a better way. It can be compared with the fact that you enjoy watching movies on bigger theater screens rather than watching on your TVs/laptops. Same is the case with mobile games. Try testing it by playing a mobile game on the 4inch mobile phone and the same game on a 6-inch mobile phone.

More Memory, More Games can be Installed:

Gone are the times when the phones with 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB were enough. Nowadays, the mobile phones with 16GB or 32GB memory are also not enough for the gaming addicts. The people who are addicted to the mobile games install several mobile games at a time. Your phone requires a good memory to accommodate games like NFS, Call of Duty, and many other games that require more space.

If you have phones with memory 32GB or 64GB or even higher than you can easily install different heavy games at the same time without worrying about the space.

Bigger RAM & Latest Processor makes Gaming a Wonderful Experience:

You all know that if your smartphone has the latest processor and bigger RAM then multitasking is an easy task on your device. If you want to play heavy games on your smartphone, you should ensure that your phone should have at least 4GB or bigger RAM and the processor should be older than the Quad-core processor. This will make mobile gaming, a joyful experience.

If you try to play the heavy games on the dual-core processor or quad-core processor phone having 2GB or lesser RAM, you might see that your smartphone starts hanging up. The smartphone is not able to take up the load that the game puts on the processor. This is the reason why you should play heavy games on devices having a good processor and bigger RAM.

The Bottom Line:

The specifications of your smartphone largely contribute to the type of game you can play on your mobile device. Everyone wants to make gaming, a joyful experience. If you have a smartphone with a bigger screen, bigger RAM, and latest processor, gaming would be a wonderful experience for you. But if your smartphone is not feature-rich, it may lag when you play games on it. So, we can say that the smartphone and mobile gaming are totally interconnected.
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14/09/2017

How to Play Roulette: Rules, Odds, Payouts

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The Rules of Roulette:

Let’s take a look at the picture below before we start explaining the rules of one of the most popular casino games around:

This is a standard roulette table layout. There is a wheel on the left side of the table, and the options are on the right side where bets can be placed. If you look carefully at the wheel, you will see that there is only one “0” on it. That means its European roulette. American roulette has one more section in addition to 0; “00”. 0 and 00 are the casino's sections. So if the ball stays in one of these, all the players are considered lost.

All the remaining sections belong to the players. You can bet on any one or more than one. Roulette betting options are:
  • Single/Straight Bet: It means betting on a single number. For example, Red 7. 
  • Split Bet: It means betting 2 numbers at the same time. 
  • Street Bet: You are betting on 3 numbers at the same time. 
  • Square Bet: You are betting 4 numbers at the same time. 
  • Top Line Bet: It means betting over 5 numbers. This option is only available in American version and is known as the worst bet possible. 
  • Line Bet: It means betting over 6 numbers. 
  • Column: You are betting on 6 numbers standing close together. 
  • Dozen: It means betting on 1st 12, 2nd 12, or 3rd 12. So you bet over 12 numbers in total. 
  • Low / High: This means placing a bet on the entire numbers between 1-18 or 19-36. 
  • Even / Odd: You are betting on whether the outcome will be an odd or even number. 
  • Red / Black: You are betting on whether the outcome will be in red or black color (the number is not important).
Each of these options pays differently. (You can see a list of them below.) The betting limits of each table are different. At online casinos, if you are not a VIP member, this limit is usually 1,000 coins. In terrestrial casinos, you have to check the limit every time. To deposit your bet on a single option or multiple options, simply put your chips over the section that belongs to that option. After that, the dealer turns the wheel and throws the ball in it. From this stage, you cannot place any new bets anymore. If the ball lands on one of the options you have chosen, you are considered to have won. If you have not won, you can place a bet again for the next round.

As you can guess, European roulette is more advantageous than American one. To make a comparison, the house edge in the European version is 2.7%. For American roulette this figure is 5.26%. So in European roulette, your chances of winning are higher. If you find a version based on the original French rules (en prison roulette) do not miss this opportunity: This version offers the best odds for the players.


Roulette Payouts:


Roulette is a game based on mathematical principles, and payout values are determined accordingly. Simply put, the lower the value of probability, the more it pays. If you bet on a lot of numbers, your chances of winning are increasing, but the payout is falling at the same time. If we show it as a table:

Bet Type
Payout
Straight
35 to 1
Split
17 to 1
Street
11 to 1
Square
8 to 1
Top Line
6 to 1
Line
5 to 1
Column
2 to 1
Dozen
2 to 1
Low/High
1 to 1
Odd/Even
1 to 1
Red/Black
1 to 1

You can increase your money 35 times by playing straight bet and winning. But do not forget that the probability of this option is very low. Professional players usually opt for the last 6 options listed.

The Odds of Roulette: Which Bet Is The Best? 

There are many theories about which betting is better in roulette. Before we get to it let's take a look at the probability calculations:

Bet Type
Odds In European Roulette
Odds In American Roulette
Straight
2.70%
2.63%
Split
5.41%
5.26%
Street
8.11%
7.89%
Square
10.81%
10.53%
Top Line
Not Available
13.16%
Line
16.22%
15.79%
Column
32.43%
31.58%
Dozen
32.43%
31.58%
Low/High
48.65%
47.37%
Odd/Even
48.65%
47.37%
Red/Black
48.65%
47.37%
In other words, there is no such thing as the best bet: There are bets that your chances of winning are the highest. In this regard, beginners should choose red/black, odd / even, and low/high bets. Column and dozen bets offer an ideal risk/reward value. All of the other options are rather risky and totally depends on luck. Unfortunately, none of the existing roulette “systems” work. For this reason, make sure you do not deposit too high on risky bets.
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11/09/2017

5 Biggest Payroll Mistakes Businesses Make

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Handling payroll can be tough. It's a complex procedure and it’s easy to make mistakes due to a mere oversight. Unfortunately, that mere oversight can have a lasting impact on the entire business, not just the payroll department. The good news? Knowing is half the battle when dealing with these errors. Simply by reading and learning, you can prevent payroll errors in the future. 

Late Processing Of Payroll:

This hurts not only your business but your employees as well. Processing payroll late (or, at times, simply not processing it at all) means that your workers have to wait for the paychecks they've earned. This lowers work morale and can lead to lower work quality and, perhaps, even result in people quitting and finding another job. Because of this, on-time payroll processing is essential. Hiring a payroll processing service might be a good idea for business owners who don't have the time for it.

Not Taking Holidays Into Account:
And, we're not talking about vacations. When you're dealing with payroll, you need to keep a strict record of when your bank’s holidays are. These are oftentimes federal holidays that are well-known, but it never hurts to double-check so that you're not taken by surprise later on. The reason for this is that bank holidays are not counted as standard business days when it comes to payroll processing. You'll need to alter your payroll records to fit this before finishing them.

Not Properly Handling Taxes:
If you're in charge of the payroll, you're probably in charge of the taxes as well. Taxes have to be taken out of your employees' wages before they are even given the check, making it your responsibility to ensure that the right amount was taken out and that you've deposited the share that was left up to you. It's also your job to make sure you've submitted these taxes to the proper authorities. Not doing so could lead to a monetary penalty.

Mislabeling Employees As Independent Contractors:
It might seem like a good idea to label all your employees as “independent contractors” so you don’t have to not treat them as standard full-time employees. However, the federal government doesn't appreciate this tactic much. While you won't have to pay taxes for your “independent contractors,” if you're found by the government to have mislabeled employees, you'll have to pay quite a bit in back taxes. Possibly, you might even have trouble with the IRS.

Paying The Wrong Amount:
This is one of the most common problems when it comes to payroll processing. It's also one of those that are guaranteed to make either you or your employee very upset. Paying the wrong amount is stressful for everyone involved. If you give too much, your employee can't legally spend the money, but you don't have it in your bank accounts either. If you pay too little, then you could have a problem with an employee looking for their pay. By making sure you are paying the proper amount, using a time tracking system like Clockspot, you can avoid this problem

Processing payroll is something that most business owners do, but something that most wished they didn't have to. When you’re a large organization, like the fabrication company for metal stamping - WEISS-AUG, things can get even more complicated. Between taxes, deciding who qualifies as an independent contractor, and making sure your employees are being paid the right amount (and on time), it can be difficult. But, by knowing these mistakes, you're less likely to make them.
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31/08/2017

Sticker Market App: Access Thousands of Emojis & GIFs with Personalization Options

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Almost all messaging apps have recently received a flurry of updates to add new emojis. Yet the variety and numbers available are not enough to keep up with the everyday messaging needs of billions of users. When you end up using the same emojis every now and then, things are no longer as interesting.
 Sticker Market is an app that provides you access to thousands of emojis, GIFs, templates and stickers that make text messaging much more fascinating and engaging. This review introduces you to the key features and benefits of using this unique app on your phone or tablet.


Sticker Market is an app that offers free and paid stickers, emojis, GIFs, and templates. The emojis are available in different categories and can be searched for and added to your keyboard. Keyword search is possible, thus allowing you to find the required stickers. The paid stickers cost from anything starting from $0.99 to $2.99.

Versatility:

Sticker Market can be used with all the text-based messaging apps. This makes it a highly versatile keyboard app for both Android and iOS platforms. The commonly used messaging apps where you can use it include:
  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp
  • WeChat
  • Snapchat
  • Hangouts
It works seamlessly with all the leading messaging apps without any interruptions or compatibility issues. You can also use it with iMessage apps. All this means that there is no need to look for an additional app that is compatible with iMessage.

Sticker Market’s versatility can further be determined from the point that it also has a Chrome extension. Thus, you will be able to access emojis and stickers even with your web experience.

Create Custom Emojis & Stickers:

Creativity and communication go hand in hand. You can make your messages more effective and even striking if you could personalize your emojis and stickers. That is what this app lets you do. There is an in-app editor that lets you use your camera to capture a face and insert into emojis or stickers.


This feature has been called Face Emojis. Choose from thousands of stickers and existing emojis and insert anyone’s face to create something unique. It needs just a few taps to create and send personalized emojis. Messaging was never so creative.

Thousands of GIFs:

Messaging shouldn’t just be limited to emojis and stickers. GIFs have emerged as the new trend in messaging and social platforms. With the Sticker Market app, you can access not just emojis, but also thousands of GIFs. So you can choose a GIF image that perfectly matches the situation. Whether it’s about bringing a smile to a friend’s face or showing your support or some awkward situation, you can find a GIF that perfectly defines it.


With Sticker Market, messaging has become fun. Now everytime you are texting with someone, you could choose unique emojis or create your own emojis and make the communication more interesting. Send GIFs or create a unique template for your messages on both Android and iOS.

There is no limit to the kind of stickers you can find within this app. And the vast selection keeps getting updated every now and then. This means that every time you use it, you will find something new. So you will always be able to send new and innovative emojis and stickers to your friends.

Conclusion:

The Sticker Market app is a feature-rich keypad app. It offers much more than just emojis. You can create custom Face emojis, find thousands of stickers, and then determine the template of your messages. Since it offers free emojis and stickers, you can continue using it for free. There are paid emojis/stickers, and you can pay as you use. You are not required to sign-up for a paid account to use everything. Pay only for what you use.

The app is available for both iOS and Android users. You could also install its Chrome extension and use it when communicating through a Website. This will allow you to access all its emojis, stickers and templates within your browser. It is easy to use and requires nothing more than a few taps even to create personalized face emojis. Text-messaging was never as thrilling as with the Sticker Market app.
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30/08/2017

16 Simple Motivation Tips to Get More Done

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16 Simple Motivation Tips to Get More Done

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16 Simple Motivation Tips to Get More Done
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