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How to share your favourite places in Google Maps


Google maps have an important role in our day to day life, so google likes to update it frequently. The latest update of google maps brings the ability to share your favourite locations with your friends.

Now onwards, you can create lists of places, share your lists with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with you, without ever leaving the Google Maps app. You can save specific spots and share directly from the app.

If you have got the latest version installed, you’ll be able to do the following.

Open the Google Maps app on your smartphone, search for the destination you want to go or have visited and want to save, click on the ‘save’ icon. Tapping on the button with prompt you with pre-set lists like “Want to Go” or “Favorites.” You can also create your own lists.

To look back at all such places, left swiping in the app and going to places tab, you will be able to see all the saved locations. You will get icons for these places and an option to share it with other people via text, email, social networks and leading messaging apps.

Once the other person has received the list, they can tap ‘Follow’ to get the list of places recommended by you.

The lists you follow are with you wherever you take Google Maps and are viewable on mobile and desktop, and even offline. Next time you’re on a trip, download offline maps of the area in advance and you’ll be able to see all the places you’ve added to lists on the map itself.

It is a very interesting feature because a lot of times you want to suggest multiple must-see places in a city but often have to send multiple links or references to such locations. Now that everything is in one place, it makes it easier for the others to go through the list and enjoy these specific spots.

9 Benefits Of Rs 500, Rs 1000 Currency Ban


The banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes in India has been hailed as the biggest financial decision taken by 2.5-year-old PM Modi. Overnight, the entire economic spectrum of the country changed as Indian citizens and financial institutions were stunned and shocked.

Here, we present 9 Benefits we will get after banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes in India:

Deflation Due to Less Currency In Circulation

In the next few weeks, there would be a shortage of currency as people would be depositing their cash into banks. Besides, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes constituted around 80% of the overall currency notes in the country. Suddenly, there would be less cash around, which will lead to short-term deflation.

Low Rate Of Interest

Gradually, as banks will be filled with cash deposited by eager customers, there would be a surplus of money with the banks, which will lead to easier loans and less interest rate. Over a period of time, inflation can rise gradually, which will in fact balance the increased deflation.

Low Prices of Gold

Investments like Gold are primarily conducted in cash in India, as both the jewelers and the consumer tries to save money by hiding the transaction from the Govt. This would become things of past, as most of the gold related transactions would now happen via cards/internet banking. Fewer sales of Gold would mean less price of gold in the coming days.

Low Real Estate Prices

Besides Gold, real estate is another sector which is dependent on cash in India. As all cash transactions would stop, there would be more supply than demand, and this will lead to low prices in this sector. Note here, that due to fewer sales of Gold and real estate, there would be less currency in the market, thereby increasing deflation as we shared above.

Immediate Stop To Black Money Hoarding

The timing of the announcement related with banning the currency notes was a master-stroke by PM Modi, as black money owners couldn’t get any chance to relocate their money. Their only option is to safely deposit the money in banks and thereby attract tax liabilities. This will immediately stop hoarding of black money in the country, and most of the business transactions have to be conducted via online medium.

Stop to Terrorism Activities

Terrorists use black money to fuel their evil purposes: 100% of the arms bought by them are transacted using cash. As Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes are banned, the terrorists cannot immediately encash their wealth for guns and ammunitions. This means an immediate stop to terrorist activities in the country.

Rise in Digital Transactions

ATM withdrawal has been limited to Rs 2000 per day and Rs 20,000 per week. Thus, as people will have less cash, they would be forced to use digital mediums for making payments. Hence, there would be an incredible rise in usage of digital transactions in the country.

Rise in Income Tax

More digital transactions mean more taxable income in the country. As the old cash gets deposited in banks, and less cash is being used for various transactions, there would be a healthy increase in taxes received by the Govt. less black money means more tax for India. Right now, only 5% of Indians pay Income Tax; and this number will surely increase now.

Health, Education Expenses can reduce

As real estate prices would drop, it will impact several aspects of the economy, including health services and education. Besides, some services can also become cheaper.

However, the introduction of new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes would change the scenario gradually.

How To Remove All Transition Effects From Your Blog


Transition effects are one of the best CSS features that give awesome look and feel to your blog or website. We use this effects in page loading, image loading, buttons, mouse hover and etc.

But some of you don't like this effects. Some guys want clean blogs. If you are using the downloaded template from any websites, that includes a lot of transition effects. It is difficult to change entire CSS code.

But I'm giving a simple piece of code that will remove all of your transition effects from your blog.

Transition effect codes are usually written like this:
.transitions {    transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;    -webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;    -moz-transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;}
If you want to disable transition effects without finding and deleting your transition CSS code. You can simply add the below CSS code into your CSS section to disable the transition effects. 

First of all, go to your blog > Templates > Edit HTML > Please find the below code:
]]></b:skin>
After that add the below code before the above code:
.fullload * {-webkit-transition:none!important;-o-transition:none!important;-moz-transition:none!important;-ms-transition:none!important;}
Not yet completed you have to follow one more tiny step. Again go to template editor and find this code
<body> 
And change it into:
<body class="fullload">
That's it, you completed the job. Now save the template and check your blog, it is working or not.

If it is not working, please comment below I will help you. Thanks for reading my blog, Stay tuned for more cool stuff.

How to Limit Number of Post in Blogger Search


Hi guys, after a long time now I'm active with my smartpik. This time, smartpik will give you a simple tip to limit the number of posts appear when you are searching in blogger search

This is an easy trick. You have to follow some simple steps. Ok! let's start

First of all, as usual, Open your blog in Blogger go to templates section click on the Edit HTML, Now you can see the cool simple single page blogger code. 

Then search for the search-box form from your blog. And that code looks like the below code.
<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search" autocomplete="off">
<input name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="Enter keywords here..." />
<input id="button-submit" type="submit" value=" "/>
</form>
After that add the highlighted code into your code.
<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search" autocomplete="off">
<input name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="Enter keywords here..." />
<input name='max-results' type='hidden' value='7'/>
<input id="button-submit" type="submit" value=" "/>
</form>
The value 7 is the number of posts that shown when anyone searches anything on your page. You can change that into your wish. It is simple editing and it works perfectly.

That's it. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks. Thanks for reading!!!

Why Google Switching To HTML5 from Flash?


Google has been in favour of replacing Flash with HTML5, that allows quicker load times, lower power consumption and an overall richer experience. Flash had been excluded from Google’s advertising network already, and now everything on Google Chrome will be supported by HTML5.

Hyper Text Markup Language 5 (HTML5) is used to create websites and media content that is generally very light and fast. But, Flash uses to support things like page analytics, that make the processing speed slow and worsens the user experience.

Now users needed to download the plugin to view the flash content. But in the case of HTML5 it works without downloading any additional plugin to view the content. And HTML5 works on smartphones and devices that do not even support Flash.

From September, the latest version Google Chrome 53 will begin to block any flash content on its application. Google’s blog mentions, “HTML5 is much lighter and faster, and publishers are switching over to speed up page loading and save you more battery life. You’ll see an improvement in responsiveness and efficiency for many sites.”

If you’re on Google Chrome, you might have to say bye-bye to your favourite websites that use Flash content only, unless you are okay with enabling Flash every time. This will also affect millions of people who play games and just browse content supported by Flash.

From December 2016, Chrome 55 will make HTML5 the default experience, except for websites that only use Flash. From 2017, you’ll be prompted to enable flash one a one-by-one basis, depending on the website, since all websites will be HTML5 by default.

Google is also encouraging developers to switch to HTML5 from Flash as it sees a lot of advantages. If you’re not happy with this decision from Google, you can definitely switch to other browsers like Opera Mini and Firefox that use Flash by default.

Box Social Media Plugin for Blogger


Hai Friends! Today I'm going to share a new social media plugin for the blogger. This plugin helps you to serve your social media links in an attractive look on your blogger sidebar. 

For those, who want to try this plugin make sure to take a look at this plugin by clicking on the below demo button.
Now if you like it and want to install it on your own blog then, simply follow the below simple steps and install it without any problem.

At the first, go to the blogger dashboard, Go to the "Template" section and then click on the "Edit Html" button.

This widget uses font Awesome , There for add the following CSS link above </head> tag:
<link href='//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.4.0/css/font-awesome.min.css' rel='stylesheet'/>
Then copy and paste the below code before ]]></b:skin> tag:
/* Social Media Box Widget */.sidebarbox-info h4{background:transparent;position:relative;padding:0;margin:0;border:0;text-align:center;font-size:120%;}.sidebarbox-img{position:relative;max-height:140px;overflow:hidden}.sidebarbox-img img {width:100%;transition:all .6s;}.sidebarbox-img:hover img{transform:scale(1.2) rotate(-10deg)}.sidebarbox-img:before{content:'';background:rgba(0,0,0,0.3);position:absolute;top:0;left:0;right:0;bottom:0;z-index:2;transition:all .3s}.sidebarbox-img:hover:before{background:rgba(0,0,0,0.6);}.aboutfloat-img{width:55%;position:absolute;top:35%;bottom:35%;left:22.5%;z-index:3}.sidebarbox-float{text-align:center;display:table;width:100%;height:100%}.sidebarbox-float a{background:transparent;color:#fff;padding:8px 14px;z-index:2;display:table-cell;width:100%;font-size:90%;text-transform:uppercase;vertical-align:middle;border:2px solid #fefefe;border-radius:3px;transition:all .3s}.sidebarbox-float:hover a{background:#e74c3c;color:#fff;border-color:transparent;}.sidebarbox-float a i{font-weight:normal;margin:0 5px 0 0}.sidebarbox-wrpicon{display:block;margin:15px auto;position:relative;}.sidebarbox-wrpicon .extender{width:100%;display:block;}.extender{text-align:center;font-size:16px}.extender .sidebarbox-icon{display:inline-block;border:0;margin:0;padding:0;width:32%;}.extender .sidebarbox-icon a{background:#ccc;display:inline-block;font-weight:400;color:#fff;padding:0 12px;line-height:32px;border-radius:3px;font-size:12px;width:70%;}.extender .sidebarbox-icon i{font-family:fontawesome;margin:0 3px 0 0}.sidebarbox-icon.fbl a{background:#3b5998}.sidebarbox-icon.twitt a{background:#19bfe5}.sidebarbox-icon.crcl a{background:#d64136}.sidebarbox-icon.fbl a:hover,.sidebarbox-icon.twitt a:hover,.sidebarbox-icon.crcl a:hover{background:#404040}.extender .sidebarbox-icon:hover a,.extender .sidebarbox-icon a:hover{color:#fff;}.sidebarbox-info{margin:10px 0 0 0;font-size:13px;text-align:center;}.sidebarbox-info p{margin:0px 0}.sidebarbox-info h4{margin-bottom:10px;font-size:16px;text-transform:uppercase;color:#444;font-weight:700;border-bottom:2px solid #e73138;padding:5px;}
Now go to the "Layout" section. Click on the add a widget option. (According to your need). Select Html/JavaScript from the popup menu. Add the below Html code in the Html/javascript box.
<div class='sidebarbox-img'>
        <img class="img-responsive" height="auto" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1sm37HPLs-M/Vzv_qX-kdTI/AAAAAAAAEpc/6ZhkA68LMDQ6GK-Clymg_Qhm1lPmjDn9QCCo/s720/synch-social-channel-with-email.jpg" width="300" />
        <div class='aboutfloat-img'><span class='sidebarbox-float'><a href='#' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Join Our Site'><i class='fa fa-user'></i> Join Our Site</a></span></div>
    </div>
    <div class='sidebarbox-info'>
      <h4>Smartpik</h4>
      <p>Sharing Techniques</p>
    </div>
    <div class='sidebarbox-wrpicon'>
      <ul class='extender'>
        <li class='sidebarbox-icon fbl'>
          <a href='https://www.facebook.com/smartpik.in/' target='_blank' title='Follow Our Facebook'><i class='fa fa-facebook fa-fw'></i> Like</a>
        </li>
        <li class='sidebarbox-icon twitt'>
          <a href='https://twitter.com/smartpik_in' target='_blank' title='Follow Our Twitter'><i class='fa fa-twitter fa-fw'></i> Follow</a>
        </li>
        <li class='sidebarbox-icon crcl'>
          <a href='https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Smartpikin/' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' title='Follow Our Google+'><i class='fa fa-google-plus fa-fw'></i> Circle</a>
        </li>
      </ul>
  </div>
Then replace the highlighted codes with your picture, blog title, description, and links to your social media accounts.

That's it! I hope you like this plugin! Stay tuned for more cool plugins like this! Thanks for reading!

Auto Scrolling Recent Posts Bar Plugin with Thumbnail & Date for Blogger


Add new and responsive auto scrolling recent posts bar plugin with Thumbnail & Date in Blogspot blog - Hey guy's I'm back with a new Blogspot plug, called Recent post bar. This plugin will help you to show the recent posts of your blog in a very stylish way. This bar plugin is not like others, the best part of this plugin is that it will show the thumbnail of the post with date and the Author name.

For those, who want to try this plugin make sure to take a look at this plugin by clicking on the below demo button.
Now if you like it and want to install it on your own blog then, simply follow the below simple steps and install it without any problem.

At the first, go to the blogger dashboard, Go to the "Template" section and then click on the "Edit Html" button.

Now copy the below CSS code and paste it just before ]]></b:skin>
/* CSS News Ticker */.ticker-wrap{display:block;text-align:center;margin:20px auto 0 auto;padding:2px;background:#fefefe;border:1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.1);border-left:5px solid #3cc091}.ticker-wrap>span{display:inline-block;background:#fefefe;padding:0;font:700 13px 'roboto',sans-serif;}.ticker-wrap>span>a{color:#222;text-decoration:none}#ticker{height:45px;overflow:hidden;background:#fefefe;text-align:left}
#ticker ul{padding:0;margin:0;list-style:none}
#ticker ul li{height:45px;white-space:nowrap}
#ticker ul li img{float:left;width:35px;height:35px;margin:5px 7px 5px 5px}
#ticker ul li h3{margin:0;font:700 16px 'roboto',sans-serif}
#ticker ul li h3 a{color:#333;text-decoration:none;line-height:25px!important}
#ticker ul li .tickermeta{font:400 13px 'roboto',sans-serif;line-height:20px!important;color:#999}
After that, copy the below JavaScript code and paste it just before </body>.
<script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[// News tickerfunction getauthor(t){for(var e=0;e<t.length;e++)var i=t[e].name.$t;return i}function getmeta(t){var e=[];e[1]="Jan",e[2]="Feb",e[3]="Mar",e[4]="Apr",e[5]="May",e[6]="Jun",e[7]="Jul",e[8]="Aug",e[9]="Sep",e[10]="Oct",e[11]="Nov",e[12]="Dec";var i=t.substring(0,4),a=t.substring(5,7),n=t.substring(8,10),r=e[parseInt(a,10)]+" "+n+" "+i;return r}function arlinadesignTicker(t){var e=document.querySelector("#ticker"),i=t.feed.entry,a="<ul id='ticket-wrapper-inner'>";if(i){for(var n=0;n<i.length;n++){for(var r=i[n],s=0;s<r.link.length;s++)if("alternate"==r.link[s].rel){var l=r.link[s].href;break}try{var o='<img src="'+r.media$thumbnail.url+'"/>'}catch(t){var o=""}var u=r.title.$t,c=getauthor(r.author),d=getmeta(r.published.$t);a+="<li>"+o+'<h3><a href="'+l+'">'+u+'</a></h3><div class="tickermeta"><span>'+c+"</span> - <span>"+d+"</span></div></li>"}a+="</ul>",e.innerHTML=a}$("#ticker").vTicker()}!function(t){var e={speed:700,pause:4e3,showItems:1,mousePause:!0,height:0,animate:!0,margin:0,padding:0,startPaused:!1},i={moveUp:function(t,e){i.animate(t,e,"up")},moveDown:function(t,e){i.animate(t,e,"down")},animate:function(e,i,a){var n=e.itemHeight,r=e.options,s=e.element,l=s.children("ul"),o="up"===a?"li:first":"li:last";s.trigger("vticker.beforeTick");var u=l.children(o).clone(!0);if(0<r.height&&(n=l.children("li:first").height()),n+=r.margin+2*r.padding,"down"===a&&l.css("top","-"+n+"px").prepend(u),i&&i.animate){if(e.animating)return;e.animating=!0,l.animate("up"===a?{top:"-="+n+"px"}:{top:0},r.speed,function(){t(l).children(o).remove(),t(l).css("top","0px"),e.animating=!1,s.trigger("vticker.afterTick")})}else l.children(o).remove(),l.css("top","0px"),s.trigger("vticker.afterTick");"up"===a&&u.appendTo(l)},nextUsePause:function(){var e=t(this).data("state"),i=e.options;e.isPaused||2>e.itemCount||a.next.call(this,{animate:i.animate})},startInterval:function(){var e=t(this).data("state"),a=this;e.intervalId=setInterval(function(){i.nextUsePause.call(a)},e.options.pause)},stopInterval:function(){var e=t(this).data("state");e&&(e.intervalId&&clearInterval(e.intervalId),e.intervalId=void 0)},restartInterval:function(){i.stopInterval.call(this),i.startInterval.call(this)}},a={init:function(n){a.stop.call(this);var r=jQuery.extend({},e);n=t.extend(r,n);var r=t(this),s={itemCount:r.children("ul").children("li").length,itemHeight:0,itemMargin:0,element:r,animating:!1,options:n,isPaused:n.startPaused?!0:!1,pausedByCode:!1};t(this).data("state",s),r.css({overflow:"hidden",position:"relative"}).children("ul").css({position:"absolute",margin:0,padding:0}).children("li").css({margin:n.margin,padding:n.padding}),isNaN(n.height)||0===n.height?(r.children("ul").children("li").each(function(){var e=t(this);e.height()>s.itemHeight&&(s.itemHeight=e.height())}),r.children("ul").children("li").each(function(){t(this).height(s.itemHeight)}),r.height((s.itemHeight+(n.margin+2*n.padding))*n.showItems+n.margin)):r.height(n.height);var l=this;n.startPaused||i.startInterval.call(l),n.mousePause&&r.bind("mouseenter",function(){!0!==s.isPaused&&(s.pausedByCode=!0,i.stopInterval.call(l),a.pause.call(l,!0))}).bind("mouseleave",function(){(!0!==s.isPaused||s.pausedByCode)&&(s.pausedByCode=!1,a.pause.call(l,!1),i.startInterval.call(l))})},pause:function(e){var i=t(this).data("state");if(i){if(2>i.itemCount)return!1;i.isPaused=e,i=i.element,e?(t(this).addClass("paused"),i.trigger("vticker.pause")):(t(this).removeClass("paused"),i.trigger("vticker.resume"))}},next:function(e){var a=t(this).data("state");if(a){if(a.animating||2>a.itemCount)return!1;i.restartInterval.call(this),i.moveUp(a,e)}},prev:function(e){var a=t(this).data("state");if(a){if(a.animating||2>a.itemCount)return!1;i.restartInterval.call(this),i.moveDown(a,e)}},stop:function(){t(this).data("state")&&i.stopInterval.call(this)},remove:function(){var e=t(this).data("state");e&&(i.stopInterval.call(this),e=e.element,e.unbind(),e.remove())}};t.fn.vTicker=function(e){return a[e]?a[e].apply(this,Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments,1)):"object"!=typeof e&&e?void t.error("Method "+e+" does not exist on jQuery.vTicker"):a.init.apply(this,arguments)}}(jQuery),$(function(){var t=document.createElement("script");t.src="http://"+$(".ticker-wrap").data("domain")+"/feeds/posts/summary?alt=json&callback=arlinadesignTicker",t.type="text/javascript",document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].appendChild(t)});//]]></script>
Note:- Add the below css code to make this plugin responsive just after @media only screen and (max-width:640px) (Not Required).
.artabs-menu li span,.top-menunavi li.infoarlina,.top-menunavi li.searchbutton,.ticker-wrap {display:none;}}
Click on the save template button to apply these changes.

Now go to the "Layout" section. Click on the add a widget option. (According to your need). Select Html/JavaScript from the popup menu. Add the below Html code in the Html/javascript box.
<div class='ticker-wrap' data-domain='www.smartpik.in'>
<div id='ticker'>
</div>
Click on the orange save button then, refresh your blog and see the magic. Note: Don't forget to replace the above-highlighted text with your own blog URL.

That's it! I hope you like this plugin! Stay tuned for more cool plugins like this! Thanks for reading!