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Monday, 25 September 2017

If you are thinking of recording activities on your android phone such as recording your favorite
games or you want to make a video of your games and upload to youtube, you might also want to record short tutorials some performance test for your apps.

I have listed some apps that will help you do that, with this 5 screen recorder apps you have no worries.

1. Az Screen Recorder 

Az screen recorder offers all basic features of video captures which include the magic button function this allows you to control the recording without been seen in the video, Az screen recorder also offers basic video editing functions it gives you the pleasure of working in an elegant design providing all features for a simple user need.

2. Mobizen Screen Recorder

Mobizen screen recorder is one of the few/less application to capture video screen the application supports android version 4.4 kit-Katt as the minimum requirement no root is required for your phone, mobizen also allows you to record games and app activities you can also edit your video and lots of other things attached.

3. Google Play Games 

This app is highly recommended for smartphone users, with the latest update of google play games you will be able to record your phone screen without installing external software it offers the best video quality it output is between 480p and 720p
How To Use The App
  1. Open Google play game app on your android phone
  2. Go to your installed game
  3. Select your preferred game you want to record and press the record button
  4. Launch the game you have selected

4. Du Recorder

Du screen recorder imposes strong competition, the app provides quick access to the video recording of your smartphone screen without leaving the app in use, it also has advanced features that allow you to decide the quality your video produced, frameset, support sound, all are adjustable to suit your needs.

5. Game Screen Recorder

I can say this is one of the best screen recording apps I have tested as it allows you to record your screen without rooting your phone or installing external software, the game screen recorder is a little bit similar to that of google play games it provides amazing features like adding your own prologue to videos this is a google function for making youtube videos it also allows you to pause while recording, game screen recorder can also be used to boost your games.

How To Use The App
  1. Open the game screen recorder app on your smartphone. 
  2. Click on the Add button to select the game you want to record you can also select desktop to record your screen.
  3. Launch the added game directly from the game screen recording app and click on the "Rec" button.
This is my top 5 screen recording app for android phones if you think i missed other applications you have tried let me know in the comment box so I can include them in the post update. All applications listed above can be downloaded from the Android play store of your phone.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Welcome to today edition on Techstoryhowto I will be showing you how to add facebook page like box to your blog, this is a short tutorial as it does not require much talking and long explanations we all know how essential it is to own a facebook page as a blogger facebook now stand as 1 major traffic source for most bloggers like me also due to it population and stands in social media community. You can get your like box by simply going to Facebook Plugin Page when you get your code you can follow this steps or use the javascript I will provide for your it simple you just have to replace my page id with your own facebook page id.

Let get started

Go  to your blogger dashboard once your login is successful click on layout

go to your sidebar widget and click on add widget

After clicking on add a gadget a new tab shows up then select HTML/javascript code

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 Next thing to do is copy this code below and add it to your HTML/javascript

 amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header  =false&amp;" style="border: none; height: 250px;
 overflow: hidden; width: 290px;">

Replace my facebook page id mytechnologyupdate with your own your id should either be numeric or your page username. if you cant find your page id login to your Facebook and click on your facebook page you will find in  your page URL example  you can change the width and height of your like box to your preferred choice and click on the save button                                  
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if you have any questions concerning this post or you're finding it hard to add the facebook like box do not hesitate to use the comment box also you can join my tutorial spot on Google+ or connect with me on Facebook and Twitter

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

You might have heard about the facebook instant articles before or thinking of how to set it up for your blog, in this post I will show you steps to set up the facebook instant articles.

If this is your first time you are seeing or hearing of Facebook instant articles I will give you a brief explanation of it and how it works.
Facebook instant articles is powered by Facebook it a mobile publishing tool for webmasters/publishers that allows them to load their article/content faster than a normal web page, facebook instant article uses facebook app and customized web template to increase/maximize the load time

Lots of popular websites/blogs are already using the Facebook instant articles to distribute their content such as Mashable, TechCrunch, RarFront and much more. To recognize the instant articles on facebook you can check out for a lightning bolt icon as shown in the image below

Why facebook instant articles is important
As we all know Facebook is one of the most popularize social recently counting on 2billion+

  1. It increases your load time which gives your readers reason to stay most people don't have all the time in the world to wait for a web page to load the faster the load time the more interest they have in reading. 
  2. There's nothing so impressive like getting a free service online, the Facebook instant articles is absolutely free no charges are attached.
  3. Due to better user experience, it is likely for users to share your content which promotes your visibility on social media. 
What you need to watch out for why using Facebook instant articles 

  1. In case you are using a third-party ad service such as Buysellads or infolinks you might witness a drop in your revenue because Facebook limits the number of adverts delivered through instant articles.
  2. Widget won't appear on your instant articles if any is applied on your content or web page.
  3. Sidebars will not be visible on your instant articles which means Advertisement or pieces of information in your sidebars will not reach your audience.
Knowing all of this you must be thinking of how to implement facebook instant articles especially if you are running an online business oriented website/blog moreover news or multimedia niche can also benefit from this great service.

How to get started

Step 1 signing up for instant articles
The first thing you need to do is go to the facebook instant articles home-page  and click on the Sign-Up button to get started

You will be asked to choose your preferred facebook page you want to use with instant articles

 After  your page selection don't forget to click on the agree to terms and conditions then click on Access instant articles tools to proceed you will be redirected to your facebook page you selected previously, your facebook page Publishing tools now has the Facebook instant articles section

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Now you will need to authorize your website/blog to be able to import contents

to proceed with the authorization click on "Authorize your site" and facebook automatically scroll you to the tools section where you will be giving a small code snippet to paste into your website

You will need to paste this code in your blogger template
How and where to paste the code 
Go to your blogger dashboard, by your left click on theme>>>>edith HTML search for <head> paste the code below it.

and click on save "theme" to apply your changes once the code is successfully added to your blog go back to your facebook publisher tool section.

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You need to enter your website or blog URL then you click on "Claim URL" to finalize your authentication process
if your code has been placed correctly on your blogger theme you will get a message that says your URL has  been claimed

Next step is to add your blog RSS feed link to instant articles so it can automatically get information about your articles when they are published on your blog.

blogger provides RSS feeds by default for each blog that you create also make sure your RSS feed is turned on from your blogger site.

One more thing you will need to make sure your blog post feed is set to full.

How to set your blog feed to full 
Go to your blogger dashboard follow the instructions in the image below

If you already applied a setting that allows full post feed there's no need to make changes.

Copy your RSS feed like and go back to facebook page publishing tools

How to access your RSS feed page
You can access your RSS feed page by adding /feed/posts/default?alt=rss after your blog URL

Click on save the page automatically refresh itself and you will see a message that your feed has been added successfully if you have followed the instructions correctly.

Go to your facebook page and click on the publishing tool by the top left o your screen then click on Production articles below instant articles if you have followed the instructions correctly you will be able to see a list of articles from your blog

Step2 Adding a logo to your facebook instant articles

On your Facebook page click on publishing tool then click on configure below instant articles scroll down from the tools section and click on style for more option click on default or click on add style to create a new design of your own.

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Click on choose logo to upload a logo of your blog it should be in PNG format, your minimum logo dimension requirement should be 690px in width and 132px in height

they are many options to customize apply and get  a unique look for your facebook instant articles

After your logo is fully uploaded click on save and close

Step3 Submitting your instant articles for review 
Before you submit your articles for review make sure you have up to 5 instant articles in your production library once you are sure they are at least 5 articles you are good to go submit your articles for review.

Go to your facebook page click on publishing tool then configure under instant articles

In initial setup, section look for step 2 to submit for review

 if there is no error you will be able to submit your article for review then click on the "Submit" button for review, it normally takes 1-3 working days to get a reply from facebook review team.

Once your article is fully approved by facebook review team you will have access to step 3 to start publishing your instant articles.

I hope this post has helped you in learning how to set up the facebook instant articles for your Blogger Blogspot.
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Auto tweet your blog post with Feedburner.


Feedburner is an essential add-on server for bloggers which help them track people who subscribed to their blog by using RSS, people subscribe to their RSS feed so they can read their blog content and get updates on their blog in their mail box using a web application of any sort such as Google reader. Feedburner was launched in 2004 founded by Matt Shobe, Eric Lunt, Dick Costolo, and Steve Olechowski FeedBurner also provide management tools for bloggers and other web based content publishers.

I implement this process on my blog to save time and stress, with a step by step process I will show you how to link your Twitter account to your Blog with Feedburner

How to get started.
Go to Feedburner home page sign in or create a new account for the feed you want to link and if you already have an account you can easily log in to your dashboard in and select your preferred feed

Once it completely loaded click on socialize by the left

click on "add a twitter account" follow the instructions signing in to your twitter account might be required if you haven't logged in before then click on the Authorize app

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To finalize tweeting your blog post you will need to configure how you want your post to appear on Twitter first you need to activate the service by scrolling down to the end page and click on the Activate button

after the activation, you can now configure your post and click the save button
its as easy as this you are done with merging your blog to your twitter account so sit and relax whenever you publish a new post. HAPPY BLOGGING

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if you have any question concerning this post or find any difficulties  pls make use of the comment box I will be glad to answer your question

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