Get The Best Deal: Scan IT App

Ever purchased something from the mall only to know that the same thing is available for much cheaper online?



You can look at popular items from different countries at SCAN IT! International

How To Use Scan IT ?
1. Install it to your phone, take it to malls or any local shops while going for shopping. When you see any branded items, simply scan the barcode of those branded items using Scan IT! Scan IT searches online and brings you the best price/offer for the product.
2. When you run out of any products like toilet soap, shampoo, hair oil, cooking oil, paste etc, simply take out your phone, scan the barcode present on those empty product boxes and order the items instantly.

Why use Scan IT ?
Usually local show rooms or malls charge higher price for the products, so before making any purchase decisions it is wise to check the cost of the products online. This way, there are more chances of saving your hard earned money, which you can invest in something more productive.

Usually books will be charged at MRP rates(or maybe they give you 10% discount) in local stores. But in most of the cases books will be available for lot cheaper than at local store. What’s wrong in checking before buying, right?

Branded cloths cost more in malls and showrooms as they levy additional charges so that they can pay for AC charges, showroom rent charges, employee charges etc. All those add up to the percentage of cost you pay for the cloth.

Scan IT works on all barcodes?
No. Scan IT works on most barcodes. But not on barcodes printed by local shops – as they do not allow their product information online, there is no chance for the application to fetch such data. And there are so many fake barcodes available on products, on which Scan IT doesn’t work.

Barcodes printed directly on the product(example, barcode present on backside of the books) or the rate tags attached on branded cloths etc works best.

Features:
1. Automatically detects most barcode types. Faster detection, less use of phone memory.
2. History of all the successfully scanned products – for later use.





3. You can delete your scan history by pressing and holding on the individual result.
4. Aadhar card QR Code scanning supported.
5. You can view whats popular in your country – by looking at the scan results of others(user identity not revealed).
6. Doesn’t access your contacts or email or any personal data. 100% Safe and secure – we respect your privacy.
7. Helps get the best deal for a product – scan items like popular books, branded cloths, kitchen items, beauty products, grooming products etc.





8. Countries supported:
You can use this app from anywhere, but the product/store results are accessed from –
i. United States
ii. United Kingdom
iii. India
iv. Canada
v. Spain
( ..more countries will be added very soon)

9. You can copy the decoded barcode info by pressing and holding on the result.
10. You can optionally share the result page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, SMS and via email.
11. If you can’t find the product via its barcode, then you can directly enter the product name or its brand and get its information with the click of a button.
12. Supports following barcode types:
UPC
EAN
QR_CODE
DATA_MATRIX
CODE_128
CODE_39
CODE_93
CODABAR
ITF
RSS14
PDF417
RSS_EXPANDED ..etc

Google Play Store link: SCAN IT!
iOS app coming soon ..

Help us reach more people by rating us on Google Play Store. Also let your friends/family know about the app, so that you can all together take maximum advantage of the application.

Got My Nexus 7, and I’m Loving it!

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On social media and other online forums people wait for Nexus device owners to reveal their first hand experience of new android versions. I always wanted to own one, due to the fact that I love android operating system and want to feel the new version changes as soon as possible. But like many of us, I too couldn’t afford to keep buying new devices which release with the release of new android versions. When Nexus 7 tablet PC was released, I was keen to purchase one, but to my disappointment it wasn’t available in India(Play Store) yet.

Nexus7

Some Features
1.2MP front primary camera
7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen
1280 x 800 pixels resolution
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (upgradeable) operating system
1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor
16GB internal memory
4325mAH battery
NFC (Android Beam)
Wi-Fi Enabled
1 GB of RAM
Manufactured by Asus with 1 year warranty for device

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Google Nexus 7 Tablet In India
As always before purchasing Nexus 7 – 16GB WiFi Tablet, I did read some of the reviews and many had told that it’s an awesome device, but the sound quality isn’t good and WiFi signal is always low compared to their other devices. I’m not a big fan of music, I listen to it maybe 15 to 30 minutes max – but as far as my experience with the device, sound quality is awesome and WiFi strength matches that of my Sony Xperia Arc.

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I especially love the display and the smoothness – due to the presence of 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor and 1 GB RAM. No lagging what-so-ever! Gaming freaks would surely fall in love with Nexus 7.

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Nexus 7 (2013 model)
New Nexus 7 2nd generation tab is better than this in specs, but again, for Rs. 9000 it’s a steal. I’m totally in love.

My Needs
I wanted this device badly, so that I could read a lot of ebooks, but after getting it in my hands, I’ve started loving music even more, a little bit of games and more time for social networks.

Seriously, social networking and reading on Nexus 7 is far better than doing it on my Dell Studio XPS

Cons:
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It should have got a better charger port and a better connector wire: sharp edges might damage the screen. And the Nexus 7 16 GB variant doesn’t have support for 3G – but we can root it and make use of USB sticks to access internet on the go, without WiFi. Other essentials like, tablet case, ear phone etc has to be purchased separately. But for Rs 9k, it’s still a great deal 🙂



Best Tablet and Best Price
I was looking for an alternative as the price of Nexus 7 was high when it was released. But later Amazon started selling it for lot less and the 16GB WiFi only model got out of stock soon. Later FlipKart started selling it for lot lesser – I grabbed it immediately!

Pros
Superb display.
Long battery life.
No lag while playing games and using applications.
..and lot of amazing features as listed at the beginning of this article

Note: FlipKart is running 10% cash back offer for a limited period. If you take advantage of this, you would get Nexus 7(WiFi only) 16GB model for Rs 9000
Know more on our forum

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Once you have Nexus 7, its safe to get a case to protect it from accidental damage. Look at this official Nexus 7 Case

android updates: The Best Part!

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I like the fact that, Nexus devices are among the first to get new version android updates. I updated my device immediately to android 4.3 and am eagerly waiting to experience android KitKat – version 4.4

Related Read: Nexus 7 For Rs 9999: Good Deal on FlipKart

Do You Want More Sales ?

We see a lot of ads all over in our lives! like internet, TV, Newspaper, Streets, Radio, beginning of a movie in the theater, at intervals etc. Its all around us. So much so that most of us have developed ad blindness. Geeks can smell adsense ads from far 🙂 let alone click it!

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Do You Have A Business? Want To Sell More ?
If you run any online or offline business, it’s wise to start advertising your business. Well this is common sense, but many businesses are still operating without ever trying to advertise.

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.”
— Steuart Henderson Britt
(Marketing Management and Administrative Action)

If you are making $5000 per month without advertising, then how about making $15000 per month, by spending $100 for effective advertising ?
It’s like having a sales force to bring in more leads, more business to you. Wouldn’t you spend $100 to get an additional profit ? Why not, right ?

Product First
But for all these things to work, you must have a good product in place. If you have that, then there is no need to step back.

“If you believe in what you do and you can really help people, then you have a moral obligation to try and bring it to as many people as possible.”
—- Chet Holmes

Most of us think advertising as evil..but if you have a good product, and a nice offer to make, then I don’t think you need to hesitate to get all your target audience to buy your product. Most people under-estimate the power of advertising. If you think you have a good product which helps people, then why not provide them a nice offer via advertisement and help them even more ?

#1 Form of Advertising
The old form of marketing – “The Word Of Mouth” marketing is still the #1. But to get to that point, you can use advertising effectively to build the brand.

See the biggest brands in the world, for any commercial product. There is at least one big dominator in most niches. How do you think someone became #1 ? Yes, they obviously have a good product, and a big budget to market via advertisement.

Darker Side!
There are some products which are not so good, but they still manage to sell ? It’s the marketing trick and the magic of advertisement. But you bet, they won’t be in the market for a long time. If someone has a bad product, and tries to sell via advertisements, these advertisements will eventually hurt the business, no matter how good they are at advertising. But sure, with advertising they will make some quick bucks for a short time.

Essentials
For long term successful business, these are the key ingredients:
1. Have a good product.
2. Market the product effectively.
If you fail in any one, your business is likely to fail as well.

Give advertising a try, if you haven’t already. Build the brand, sell the product, help as many as possible.

Tips for getting started
There will always be (most of the times) some offers for advertisers to get started. For example, Google provides Free Google Adwords coupon, Chitika and Bidvertiser also provides Free $$ for new advertisers to get started. Make a quick search on our blog and you will find a lot of discount coupons for advertising on various ad networks.
If you want to advertise on a magazine, ask for a offer. You will always need to negotiate and never compromise with the quality of the ad copy that you write.

Let us know, how you market your business, both online and offline.

Twitter @earlybird to lay Golden Eggs!

Twitter has created @earlybird account to tweet about valuable offers from their partner advertisers. This is good for twitter as it can support its bandwidth costs and save us from seeing #failWhales.

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Twitter @earlybird Exclusive Offers are special time-bound deals, sneak-peeks, and events that are promoted by the official Twitter @earlybird account. We partner with select advertisers and retweet offers that they have crafted only for the Twitter community. Our advertising partners determine the terms of the offer, including availability, amount, and price. As with other forms of advertising from Twitter, we are focused on bringing value to our users and will keep your interests in mind as we develop this program.

@EarlyBird is like any other twitter a/c, so its upto you to follow or not to follow. You will see earlybird tweets in your timeline, only when you follow earlybird account or someone in your following list retweets the tweets of earlybird.

Source: Twitter EarlyBird

I just wish, we don’t see those big failwhales often from now.

If you have a better idea for advertising, you can share it with @earlybird.

( But excuse me, doesn’t it sound like Amazon acquired, daily deals site Woot‘s business model ? )

HostGator New Discount Coupon: Valid For Any Hosting Plan

As always we try to bring discount coupons / offers / coupon code / promo code for valuable products and services.

Use “TechnotipDOTorg” (without quotes) to get $9.94 off of any hosting package that you purchase from HostGator.

What I like the most about HostGator?

24×7 Live Chat with support team/Billing department.

Quick response to support tickets.

Their “Hatchling Plan” costs $4.95 per month.

And with “baby plan” which costs $7.95(if purchased for 3 years) you can host UNLIMITED Domains and have UNLIMITED databases– This is the number one reason for me to prefer HostGator.

Update: You will also get $100 Free Google Advertising Coupon / Adwords /Google Search Marketing Coupon code along with the hosting. After signing up for the hosting, visit your cpanel and claim your $100 Adwords coupon(There is a link at the top left sidebar to claim your coupon).

If you have hosting needs, then its a good idea to give HostGator a try. You have nothing to lose, after-all your first month bill can be exempted by using the coupon code “TechnotipDOTorg” (without quotes), if you like it – you can continue or else there are many other hosting companies.

Free Hosting + Free Domain from DreamHost — Hurry!!

This offer seems to be unbelievable! But its by DreamHost, and its a valid offer.

Note: This offer is valid only for the first 1000 GeoCities users. So do not waste your time. Read the complete step-by-step explanation below and hurry up to register an account with DreamHost.
With this offer you will get a 2 year plan (which would otherwise cost $214.80) hosting totally free from DreamHost!

1. Copy and paste below code into a text editor and save it with the name promo.html (not a mandatory name, used just to illustrate)
<html>Dream HostI'm off to DreamHost!</html>

or else

Just right click on this index.html link and click “save Link as“, rename it as promo.html and then upload the file to your geocities account.

2. Log into your geocities account.

3. Click on “Manage” tab.

4. Now click on “Easy Upload” link.

5. Use the Browse button and select the promo.html file that you had created in step 1. Click Upload Files.

Dream Host part:
6. Go to Dream Host Signup page.

7. Click on “Host a domain“(as low as $5.95/month) link.

8. In the “I would like to pre-pay…” section, select “Two Years” plan ($214.80 ($8.95/month), 18% discount + no setup).

9. Next goto “Configure my first domain…” section and select the first option –> “Register a new .com/net/org/info domain for me. (Free with hosting.)

10. In the same “Configure my first domain..” section, pick a new available domain name @ “Pick First Domain to Host: www” . Remember, its irreversible. We can not modify the domain after we are done with the application.
Also pick a UserName in the same section – “Pick First Server Username“.

11. Fill the contact info @ “My contact information…” .

12.Finally…” Give the link of this article/post in the “How did you first hear about us?” section. please 🙂

13. Here is the important thing:
In this section – “If you have a promotional code to redeem, or would like to let us know the email address of the person who referred you to DreamHost, please enter it here:” enter the URL of your geocities page with the promo.html page(which you created in the step 1 and uploaded in step 5 🙂 )

14. Check the “I agree” option and hit “Proceed to Payment” button.

You will receive a confirmation email from Dream Host, and a invoice which reads “All paid up – Thank You!” . Owo..you are done with 2 years of Free hosting with Dream Host + a Free Domain Name registered in your name!

NOTE: If you have a @ symbol in your geocities URL then you should replace it with %40 symbol. For more info, read 57th and 60th comment of this article.

What Dream Host promise on their blog is:

In honor of WebRing” or something, we are now offering to the first 1000 GeoCities users who sign up TWO YEARS of a completely free DreamHost account (including domain registration)!

No strings attached.

All you have to do is verify you are an existing GeoCities customer by creating a page on your GeoCities account (or editing an existing page) to have the phrase “I’m off to DreamHost!” on it!

Then when you signup for us, simply put the full URL to that page as your “promotional code” and you’ll get a 2 year plan (normally $214.80) free!

And we promise to never shut down.

With this Free account, you will get Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Email Accounts, and unlimited FTP Accounts. What else can you get for FREE 🙂

Another important thing to clarify:
Question is : Can I move my other existing domain to this free dreamhost offer ?

Yes, you definitely can!
Go ahead and move your other blogs in 🙂

Thanks a lot for the help guys: Arpit, Amit, Harsh Agrawal.

Free Microsoft Software for Students

Microsoft DreamSpark Student Program, gives free software to college and high school students worldwide, and has now expanded to India. Bill Gates was in India and among other initiatives, he launched the DreamSpark program for all technical students in India.

If you are a student(anywhere in the world) then just go ahead and check  www.dreamspark.com whether your country is listed or not. If listed:
Sign In using your Windows Live ID. Get verified as a student. The system is linked to schools and organizations around the world that can confirm student status. Simply choose your country and organization, enter your info and hit submit. Download your products. Some files are quite large, so make sure you have the bandwidth and enough space to bring them to your machine.
It supports the latest versions of both Internet Explorer and Firefox for your download.
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Other Free Tools:
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If you are in India, you can download it online or else visit the Microsoft program partners like NIIT, Aptech and Hughes Net Fusion Centers – Simply show your college identity card and collect your free DVD containing the Microsoft software package.

Eligibility(To get the software for FREE):
Undergraduates or graduate students with their college ID card, are eligible to receive free software.
*They will expanded this exclusive offer to high school students(of India) by early 2009.

This program is active in many other countries. Checkout dreamspark.com, to know whether this offer is available in your country or not. If this offer is not available in your country, then wait till Bill Gates comes to your country! or just send a request to include this offer to your country students, hope Microsoft will here it.

[ Don’t be surprised, if someone(refuse to give you the Free Microsoft software DVD) at the Microsoft program partners like NIIT, Aptech and Hughes Net Fusion Centers do not know about this offer by Microsoft! Just bring them to this article and show them all the websites link we have given in this article. ]

Get 45 days of free hosting from Doreo host

If you are new or want to change your present hosting company, then why not try Doreo host.

Here is a promo code or offer or coupon code or Discount coupon ( “technotip.org” without cotes ) which will give you 45 days of FREE hosting or 12$ off of your purchase of any hosting plans from Doreo.

If you want to know more details –> why we recommend Doreo host.