Sunday, January 8, 2017

5 Best Free Android Apps for Drawing, Sketching and Painting 2017

Your smartphone is probably the best drawing device that you can conveniently carry around wherever you go. Instead of wasting paper and taking extra items with you on the go, you can just use your Android device to draw sketch or practice your favorite form of art every day.
Although Android doesn’t have a built-in drawing app, but there are a plenty of third-party drawing apps available for Android phones and tablets. Whether you’re looking for a simple drawing or painting app for your kids, or you’re wanting a professional sketching app for your business or hobby, here are the some best Android apps to get you started.
  1. SketchBook – Draw and Paint
    Sketchbook is a popular Android painting and sketching app. It provide full surface area to work. It offers 13 brushes with different sizes and color pencils. It allows you to zoom up to 2500% so that you can draw at more closer view.
    The app also has markers and support multi layer working to make your drawing more realistic. If you’re looking to create a detailed piece of art, then Sketchbook is the right app for you.
    This app also offers pro version with some additional features. These include unlimited layers, full color library, blending modes, and access to over 100 different brushes.
  2. Adobe Illustrator Draw
    Adobe Illustrator Draw is a mobile version of the more complex and premium Adobe Illustrator. Although the app is free, it packs a powerful punch when it comes to functionality. Users can pick from a small but versatile range of tools to draw, using vector brushes that make it easy to scale drawings as needed. Users can also draw using layers to create fairly complex artwork, even on a small screen. The app supports stylus input, which is useful if you’re working on a phablet. You will need an Adobe account to use the app.
  3. Sketch
    Sketch is a great drawing app that allows you to draw stunning sketches and have fun with your photos by adding stickers. You can choose from a ton of different colors, stickers, and brushes to craft a beautiful work. You’ll also be able to choose from and manipulate different fonts to add to your sketch.
    Another cool feature of Sketch is it enable you to browse other people’s sketches in the gallery. There you’ll find that users have created some pretty amazing works of art with it, despite it not having a ton of features besides the basics. You can also feature your artwork from Sketch in this gallery as well, making it the perfect place to browse, find ideas from others, and even share some of your own.
  4. ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook
    ArtFlow is another powerful drawing app that offers various brushes, color palettes, pencils, line style and more. It has two pop-out menus that disappear when you start painting. The menu on the top screen contains over 70 brushes, an adjustable smudge tool, eraser, paint bucket, color picker, line style, and gallery. The right side menu contains your layers and different layer functions such as merge, duplicate, rotate, etc.
    The app gives you the ability to export files in Photoshop’s format and support pressure sensitive pens like Samsung’s S Pen.
  5. Sketch Master
    Sketch Master is an easy to use drawing app that offers several types of sketching tools with simple user interface. The app allows users to create an unlimited number of layers with the ability to toggle visibility and opacity of these layers and even reorder them. It also gives users a choice of 7 brushes, and the ability to save and share images. While the app is quite new, it certainly doesn’t lack in functionality, and could be very useful for kids.

How to root Android: the complete guide 2017

Rooting is a national pastime in Android land. It brings people together, challenging but rewarding those who partake. If you're yet to be taught how to root on Android, sit back while we explain the pros and cons of rooting an Android device, how to root Android for each smartphone manufacturer and how to tell whether your phone is rooted.


What is root?

The term "root" comes from the Linux world. The root operation in Android is much the same as it is there: it gets you full access to the entire file system, making you a "superuser". This allows you to make profound adjustments and changes to the software.
But for novice users, it also poses a risk, because very important system files can be just as easily deleted as less important files. This is one of the main reasons why Android smartphones are not rooted by default: to avoid innocent but catastrophic mistakes.
Root access is often gained by using a script that you install in Android's download mode, which automatically executes itself, granting root access in the process. This script often uses a vulnerability in the operating system kernel by performing a so-called "privilege escalation".

 As we said above, root privileges turn you from a regular user into a superuser with access to the full Android system. The simplest way to extend superuser permissions to apps is with a tool called SuperSU.


You can do this on a case-by-case basis, for specific situations, or on a more permanent basis, to allow an app to help you take complete control over your Android. You can withdraw superuser permissions at any time, too.
If you find any of the terminology confusing, we've outlined the most important terms in root and custom ROMs in the article at the link.


Will I lose my warranty if I root my Android?

Generally speaking, rooting your Android will void your warranty, but it's not always so clear cut. Some devices, such as those in the Nexus line from Google, are pretty much designed to be rooted and modified by Android developers in order to advance the platform. You can't expect the same leniency from all OEMs.

Manufacturer positions vs carrier positions

HTC is the only manufacturer we contacted that was accommodating when it comes to rooted phones. HTC famously decided to provide all HTC devices with an unlockable bootloader that would not affect the warranty.
Unfortunately, networks including AT&T and Verizon refuse to honor HTC's pledge by generally not stocking retail devices with bootloaders capable of being unlocked, preferring instead to offer Developer Edition devices that can only be bought outright, off-contract and unsubsidized.

Will I lose my warranty if I root my Android?

Will I lose my warranty if I root my Android?

Generally speaking, rooting your Android will void your warranty, but it's not always so clear cut. Some devices, such as those in the Nexus line from Google, are pretty much designed to be rooted and modified by Android developers in order to advance the platform. You can't expect the same leniency from all OEMs.

Manufacturer positions vs carrier positions

HTC is the only manufacturer we contacted that was accommodating when it comes to rooted phones. HTC famously decided to provide all HTC devices with an unlockable bootloader that would not affect the warranty.
Unfortunately, networks including AT&T and Verizon refuse to honor HTC's pledge by generally not stocking retail devices with bootloaders capable of being unlocked, preferring instead to offer Developer Edition devices that can only be bought outright, off-contract and unsubsidized.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Android Version 7.0 Nougat 2017

Google has launched a new Android version.  This version of Android 7.0 Nougat will be available for Nexus Devices. The other device manufacturers to create their own device at the time of supply. In this new version of Android includes some nice features. OK let′s have look at what they do..??

1.Apps split Screen

Of this feature you can run more than apps together. This will add a new Dimension to multi-tasking . Samsung′s NOTE series is offered as  a custom ROM from invading it and Android officially come  to take it Nougat.The importance of it coming to Android 7.0 Nougat, though, is that soon it will work with almost all apps.

2.DOZE MOOD

The energy saving mode Doze has been improved in Android 7.0 Nougat. In my opinion the user′s marshmallow fan of this feature. The Nougat is a specified time doze moods up gradation hibernate until it gives you. AS a result, it will increase the battery life.

3. Data Saver

You using Android phone but not used internet, is it possible? Many people were upset with back_ground data consumption. But the back_ground of unused apps Nougats data saver feature that stops the data.For this reason, there is no tension of the cost of internet.

In Android 7.0 Nougat Enabling Data Saver – which is accessible both as a Quick Settings toggle or via the Data area in Settings – will limit background syncing to when you’re connected to WiFi. Of course, you can white-list any apps you want to have unrestricted network access (like email or Whats-app) even when Data Saver is switched on.

4. New Notification Panel

I think it′s best . Android 7.0 Nougat is best for >  Customization,quick reply, night mood has been added to many benefits, including. In apps from the menu bar to bar in time to save the notification panel, you can short_cut to add those apps.You can reply your email instantly. With a long press on a notification, you can view the current importance level. Tap on More Settings where you can turn off the default automatic setting, and adjust its interruption level. As you move the slider, a brief explanation will detail each alert type.

5.Fast Apps Optimization

Nougat apps optimization is very fast then any previous version. It have a good optimizer .  This version run faster then fast . For this reason dividends will be smaller of this app sloping.

6. Night MOOD

Android devices screen while using nights, the light of screen does not focus on your eye. So the stock Android  operating system is connected to the night mood. So you can easily use it on night mood. Night Mode actually help you sleep better at night. Although the jury is still out, there’s no question that reducing the amount of blue light cast be your smartphone’s display is easier on the eyes in the dark. Apple introduced its Night Shift feature in i OS 9, allowing users to automatically or manually cut out a configurable amount of blue light from their screens. Google’s newly released Android 7.0 Nougat operating system has a similar feature baked in, but for some reason Google decided to keep the feature hidden in its new release.So its help you sleep better at all night.

7.Menu between the system settings

A hamburger menu button (the icon with three lines) has now been embedded into the system settings of Android 7.0 Nougat. When a user is in the Bluetooth menu, for example, they can quickly jump to the other system options using this left side menu. This menu is already a standard in other Google applications.

8. 3D Touch support

Apple’s iPhone 6s launched with a pressure-sensitive screen that allowed users to make use of shortcuts by pressing either lightly or heavily on the screen.
Now, it looks as though Google won’t put 3D Touch in its Android OS. The new feature, called Force Touch or 3D Touch was first mentioned in the Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview documents but is was not included in the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat.


I think this is what has made Nougat a little underwhelming. It’s not like there’s much going on that we haven’t already seen before. Split-screen mode is a good feature but isn’t exciting. Improved notification design is a little cooler. But still, nothing rapturous.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

iPhone 8: Release date, price, rumours and news about Apple's 2017 iPhone

Apple only just launched its iPhone 7 a few months ago, but many eyes are already turning to next year's model, the iPhone 8, which is expected to be Apple's biggest launch in years

 

Yes, we know, the iPhone 7 was only released in September. But with this year's model featuring only iterative upgrades, many Apple fans are already looking ahead to the iPhone 8.
2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, which was first announced by Steve Jobs on 9 January 2007, and released later that year on June 29.

Given the momentous occasion, rumour has it that Apple has been holding back some of its most groundbreaking features for next year's model - which many expect to be called the iPhone 8.
We've rounded up all the latest rumours and leaks, so if you're unimpressed by the iPhone 7's features, you'll know what next year's update has in store.

Latest news

Apple is rumoured to be working on three versions of its next iPhone, including a 5-inch model to sit between its existing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets.
Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that all three models will boast identical specifications , citing sources within Apple's Taiwanese supply chain.
The 5-inch version is also rumoured to feature a dual-lens camera, with iSight modules arranged vertically instead of horizontally.

Release date

Apple traditionally releases its latest iPhone in the first two weeks of September, in good time for the start of the Christmas shopping season.
So far, there's nothing to suggest the company will break with tradition. That means we can expect Apple to unveil its new handset either the week of September 4 or September 11.
Then again, with it being a special anniversary, Apple may choose to pick a different date for the launch. If Apple is feeling particularly nostalgic, it may opt for June 29 - the same day the first iPhone was released.

Price

It's unlikely that Apple's iPhone 8 will be any easier on the wallet than previous models, but it may not be much more expensive.
In past years, Apple has launched its new handset at roughly the same price point as the previous model, and simultaneously knocked around £100 off the cost of the previous model.
Apple's 32GB iPhone 7 costs £599, while the iPhone 7 Plus starts at £719.
That should give you a fairly good idea of what the iPhone 8 will cost - although if it does get a major design ovehaul, we wouldn't be surprised if Apple increased the price a bit.

The tick-tock cycle refers to Apple releasing a new design every two years, and new features within the same casing on alternate years (which are usually known as "s" models).
However, rumour has it that Apple is moving to a three-year cycle on major iPhone refreshes.
This, combined with the fact that next year is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, suggests that Apple's 2017 model will be a fairly major upgrade.




 

Why 2017 will be big for smartphones

2016 saw the release of many new smartphones. Despite the production of high quality devices, 2016 was lacking in innovation. Of course, LG laid down the ground work for a modular smartphone concept, Samsung showed the potential of the eye scanner and several manufacturers dabbled in foldable devices, but outside of that 2016 was more about improvements than innovations. Obviously, 2017 will be much more rich with innovations in certain areas.


The new iPhone should be even more innovative

You’re probably wondering, what does iPhone have to do with this? Whether we like it or not, Apple is always imitated by its competitors. Recent events, such as with the disposal of the mini-jack, have already spread to Android. Another recent example is when Apple released the color ‘Jet Black’, which was quickly followed by Samsung and their release of a ‘Black Pearl’ version.
Apple announced a while ago that they would only release a new iPhone every 3 years. Years have gone by and this year we should see an iPhone with an even more original design and, we hope, with new technology.

Samsung Galaxy X price, release date, specs and rumors 2017

Samsung has been playing with the idea of foldable smartphones for nearly a decade. It was eight years ago when they first showcased a flexible display, but it is finally ready to turn concept into reality. We now have news from China that the Galaxy X will be launching late this year.

Galaxy X: release date and price

It's been a rough year for Samsung, with the Galaxy Note 7 disaster and a corruption scandal in Korea, but according to GSM Arena and SamMobile they've still managed to work on an exciting innovation codenamed Project Valley rather than just focusing on incremental improvements. It's not too likely that the Galaxy X will catch on immediately, but if it proves popular, we could see more models with foldable screens in the future. Samsung may integrate the technology into their top range devices if users adopt the technology and there is significant market interest.
While having a large screen that could fit in your pocket would be cool, the price of such a device due to manufacturing and R&D costs could put the device out of reach for most consumers. So, it remains to be seen if the Galaxy X will sell well or not.
We know Samsung is working on a foldable phone based on their patents which you can see later in the article. And we think that it's likely to come out in 2017, but we now have word from China that the Galaxy X will be launching this year in Q3 or Q4. You can see the original rumor source tweet below:

Galaxy X: design

The overall design of the Galaxy X could feature the same Galaxy DNA we're all used to, but there's no telling what could change due to the foldable screen. Camera, button, and fingerprint sensor placement could really affect the look of the device. The overall shape will obviously change, and rounded edge could make the device more ergonomic, both when folded and when open.

Galaxy X: display

The Galaxy X will have 4K resolution according to SamMobile, but not much else is known about the display's specs yet. It is rumored that the touch area will extend beyond the front of the device to its edges, and work like a Galaxy S7 Edge in that respect.
Source: SamMobile

Foldable screen

Everyone wants a big screen, no one wants to carry it around. It's the paradox of the smartphone world that drives us crazy almost as much as battery life vs. battery size. Foldable screens are here to save the day.
First things first, the Galaxy X will be foldable, but we don't mean "foldable" like your old flip phone. There has been another rumor that Samsung has been working on a foldable device (without a foldable screen) that would have a hinge like a laptop, allowing two AMOLED screens to rest on top of each other. To illustrate, check out the patent below.


 Below, you'll see the patent for a true foldable screen. This is what we mean when we say the Galaxy X will be foldable. You'll actually be able to bend the screen without snapping it in half and rendering it useless. How well this will hold up over time could be an issue. Constant bending and pressure could cause screen damage, especially if you sit down with your phone in your back pocket.

 Hopefully Samsung will be able to design around a normal user's behavior patterns, which tend to include throwing your cell phone into bag full of stuff, dropping it, sitting on it and, even worse, letting your child play with it.

Below you can see an old example of Samsung's attempts at making a curved screen, which show a somewhat thick and bulky design concept. Could the Galaxy X also be this bulky, or will it be thin and elegant? The success of the idea depends on the execution and Samsung's ability to design with the user in mind.


Galaxy X: features

The Galaxy X is likely to take advantage of biometric technologies for security, including the usual fingerprint scanner plus facial and eye recognition, and palm scanning.
What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of foldable screen technology? Are you interested in trying the Galaxy X, or do you prefer to stick with the current style of phones until they've worked out all the kinks? Let us know in the comments.

Galaxy Note 7 battery may not have caused explosions

The tragic story about the Galaxy Note 7 is one we all know by now. But what we still don’t know, however, is the reason why this phone malfunctioned (yes, we’re putting it lightly here). Though Samsung will reveal the real reasons this month, a new rumor now suggests that the battery may not have been the cause at all.

Let’s start from square one. After the first Galaxy Note 7 incident, Samsung recalled all of its devices and let the Chinese company ATL take care of the production of the new batch batteries. Samsung SDI was initially in charge of the batteries found in the Note 7, but in light of the present issues, Samsung opted to go with another partner. Unfortunately, the new models also had a similar fate to the first batch, forcing Samsung to implement yet a second recall (Samsung SDI was likely quite relieved by this fact), and in the end, the Galaxy Note 7 was completely eradicated from the market when all users were highly encouraged to return their phones.


Now, the information that is presently circling the internet tells us that Samsung SDI will yet again be responsible for the production of batteries in this year’s flagship, the Galaxy S8. This would mean that Samsung does not think that the batteries were linked to the problem of the exploding devices. After the fiasco that Samsung went through, there is no way that they would risk going with the same company unless they were 100% certain the problem didn’t come from them (or would they?). So, now the question remains, what exactly caused the faulty devices to explode. We won’t know exactly until Samsung spills the beans this month.
Last week, another news hit the web stemming from South Korea indicated the Samsung might collaborate with LG Chem in the production of the future Note 8. It is not yet known whether the two have reached an agreement, but it doesn’t seem likely that Samsung would opt for another partner.

Top reasons why Android is better than iOS 2017

Android and iOS are the two most popular mobile operating systems around. In the hyper-competitive tech world there can only be one winner, and we believe it's Android. Here are our top reasons why you're better off owning an Android phone rather than an iPhone.

Android has more apps

The Google Play Store is where most Android apps can be found. The App Store is the app marketplace for Apple (iOS) devices. There are more apps available in the Google Play Store than in the App Store. At the moment there are a little over 2 million available for the App Store, whereas the Google Play Store has 2.5 million.
In addition to there being more apps in the Google Play Store in general, there are also more free apps. Of the 2.5 million total apps for Android, 2.3 million of these are free. That's more free apps for Android than the total number of apps you get from Apple. And while there are some quality concerns over free Android apps, there are more options to choose from and you can try more apps out without any concerns about the costs.



Android is more customizable

While some people are quite content with the homogeneity offered by iOS, those of us who like to see a phone as an extension of ourselves want to tweak it. You can even completely replace the software on some Android devices.
Android devices let you change just about every aspect of their on-screen appearance – from the keyboard, to the homescreen launcher, to your email app. If you get CyanogenMod, you can pretty much strip away any unnecessary features that come pre-loaded on your phone.
Check out some Android customization options below:

There's an Android phone for everyone

Need a rugged phone that you can take mountain-biking or rock-climbing? Get the Galaxy S7 Active. Want a high-end phone that performs well? Nab yourself a OnePlus 3T. Great camera? Huawei P9. Android is brimming with choice – and we love it. As of last year, there were over 24,000 devices from 1,300 brands.
With each generation of Apple devices, you basically get three different options (sometimes only two): small, medium and large. The sizes are basically the biggest differences in the devices. Sure, there are also variations in display or hardware but they're all essentially the same phone.



There is a wider array of price ranges

Let's face it, sometimes we feel like spending a ton of money on our smartphones and other times we don't. If you're upgrading to the next generation of iOS devices, then you've got just a couple of different choices – and all of them are expensive.
There's an Android phone out there for every price range. You can pick up a $20 Alcatel Pixi Glitz or jump into a $800 (starting price) Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The choice is yours but the point is that there is a choice. Apple won't release a phone under $500, so you're quite limited.


You don't have to use iTunes

Apple is a pioneer of hardware and software design, but iTunes – which is required to transfer music between your iPhone and computer – is a bloated mess. Uninstalling it is a nightmare too, to the extent that Apple published an extensive guide for how to fully remove iTunes from your PC.

Android users don't need iTunes, and are given many more choices for music services and purchases in general. More and more services are expanding to Android and not just for music but movies, TV shows, games and many more. Heck, you can even get iTunes on Android if you want to.


You're integrated with Google

Android is an open source project called AOSP (Android Open Source Project) that is led by Google but not owned by it. Google uses this to make its version of Android, which is then used by the other manufacturers. That said, Google services are an integral part of Android and are a good reason to pick up one of these devices.
Google services are great and people are flocking to their convenience. How could we live without Google Maps, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Music or Google Chrome? When integrated, these services make our lives so much easier and Apple just isn't keeping pace.


Android keeps up with technology

Apple moves slowly, while Android races ahead at full speed. Individual technological innovations of Android devices are way ahead of Apple. Usually, Apple follows Android. For instance, the Huawei P9 was released with a dual rear camera system earlier this year and now the iPhone 7 Plus has it.
If there's a new innovation you're interested in then you should go with Android. Manufacturers of Android devices give you plenty of fresh choices for new technology. If you want last year's innovations jumbled into one device, then Apple is the best bet. Remember, many new features Apple touts are already in Android devices. The iPhone 7 is now water resistant, but Android did it first two years ago, and the Galaxy S7 still has a higher IP68 certification than the IP67 certification of the iPhone 7. Android started using haptic feedback two years ago as well. Apple marketing is clever. For instance, many people believe that Apple invented the smartphone.


Android has microSD card support

If you want more internal storage on Apple devices, then you need to either erase your stuff or buy another phone. Apple devices don't give you the option to expand with a microSD card. But many Android smartphones come equipped with microSD card access.
The difference between a 32 GB iPhone 7 and the 256 GB version is $200. But the SanDisk Ultra 200 GB microSD card only costs $72. That's a huge savings. But another great thing about microSD card support is you can customize how much storage you have for your phone. For instance, SanDisk microSD cards come in 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 200, and 256 GB. So if you just need an extra 64 GB you would only have to pay $20.


Android has removable batteries

When your iPhone has aged and no longer holds a charge as well, you have no choice but to replace the phone or plug in constantly. With Android, many phones like the LG G5 have removable batteries, so you can swap them out for a spare without skipping a beat.

Android has real multitasking

Sure, you can switch between apps and call it multitasking on iOS, but real multitasking is available on Android. Samsung for example, has had the Multi-Window feature for some time now. It allows you to display two apps on the screen simultaneously so you can do more than one thing at a time.

Android offers more cloud storage

Google Drive offers a full 15 GB of cloud storage, while iCloud only gives 5 GB, which is not nearly enough for all of a person's documents or photos. If you want to upgrade your iCloud storage, again Apple is less generous than Google. It'll cost you $100 per year for an extra 50 GB with iCloud, and only $24 per year (at $2 per month) from Google for twice as much storage.

Android doesn't limit NFC

Apple brought NFC to the iPhone 6, but they only allow you to use it with Apple Pay. Since there's a lot of money to be made with mobile payments systems, this is likely Apple's attempt to hold off competition on that front. But, with Android, NFC chips been available in devices for years, and they work with everything they're meant to, including NFC tags and file sharing.





Do you agree with these points? What other ways is Android better than iOS? Let us know in the comments below!
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10 Must-Know Facebook Ads Tips & Features

It’s no secret that paid social is drastically on the rise. Social advertising spend jumped 50% year-over-year in the last quarter of 2015. Social media ad revenue is expected to reach $35.90 billion by 2017, reaching a staggering 16% of the total global digital ad market.



Facebook (including Instagram) unsurprisingly comprises a big piece of this pie, making up an estimated 65.5% of all 2015 social ad spend. This is driven by changes in their CPC model, launch of Instagram ads & the addition of powerful new features.

1. Facebook Lead Ads

One of the most recent campaign types added by Facebook are Lead Ads. This campaign type allows advertisers to collect lead data without a landing page and directly through a form without leaving Facebook.

Some early advertisers found Lead Ads to result in a 4x reduction to their CPL (according to Facebook).


Example experience on mobile
To get started with Lead Ads, simply: 1. Create a new campaign with the “Lead Generation” objective

2. Build out your campaign/advert set, as you would for any campaign
3. Create your lead form at the advert level

4. Choose the questions you’d like added and optionally add up to three custom questions



 5. Link to your privacy policy, add your disclaimer and destination URL
6. Customize your form

 7. Preview then create your form
Now you’re ready to get started with Facebook’s newest and most powerful lead generation tool.
Tip: Twitter has had this campaign type for years, they call it Twitter Lead Cards.

2. Reporting, Reporting, Reporting

Some of the biggest wins are always found within the reporting section. One of the most important parts of reporting is the ‘Breakdown’ section.
  • Are your mobile placements converting?
  • What age group has the strongest CPA?
  • What regions aren’t converting?
  • What gender is responding to your adverts?
These are all important questions that can be answered under the ‘Breakdown’ drop-down.

 In this example, the Instagram placement converted a near 500% better than mobile news feed placement, at a fraction of the CPA. Knowing this, we’d shift more spend to Instagram and remove budget from the mobile news feed placement to maximize performance at our budget (if there’s volume available).

3. Attribution models

It’s important to understand Facebook’s attribution models, where to change the view and what makes sense for your conversion goal. These are the ‘rules’ for how each conversion is counted, in regards to the timeframe after an interaction with your advert and the method of the interaction (click or view).
This is important to take note of so you have a clear understanding of the value of your conversions and how they compare to the other networks you may be running.
Within ‘Manage adverts’, the option to change the attribution model can be found under ‘Columns’ > ‘Customize Columns…’ > ‘Change Attribution Window’.


4. Test Instagram

Since September 2015, Instagram placements have been made public in 30+ countries within the Facebook Ads Dashboard. Getting started with this is as simple as connecting an Instagram account and choosing the Instagram placement.
Break out some test budget and see how this placement compares.


5. Lookalike audiences

I’ve found lookalike audiences to be one of the most effective targeting methods on paid social.
A lookalike audience is a targeting criteria where Facebook generates an audience of user who are similar to your current customers or audience.
This audience can be based off an email list, segments of your Facebook Pixel or any conversion goals you have set up. Facebook matches these users with Facebook profiles then finds similarities in demographics, interests, behaviors, etc. Lastly, Facebook uses these finding to generate a list of similar Facebook users which you can target in your campaigns.
Learn how to create a lookalike audience here.

6. Keep an eye on Facebook’s location options

An often overlooked targeting criteria is Facebook’s more granular location targeting options. It’s important to keep this in mind while creating your campaigns and use the targeting option that makes the most sense for your business.

 Are you trying to target people living in a specific city, or all people within this city? These are two very different targets.
Take for example, a local service business operating only in downtown SF. You wouldn’t want to be targeting people visiting for the weekend, or commuting in for work.

7. Speak to your audience

With Facebook’s granular targeting methods, in most cases you know who you’re speaking to (at least the interest, behaviours, etc. that define your audience).
Use this knowledge to tie copy and creative closely with each specific audience you’re targeting.
Targeting a recent homebuyer? How about something like “Your new home would be complete with [Brand Name’s] contemporary/ modern furniture line”.

8. Remarketing

All digital marketers know the importance of remarketing, so don’t level this out of your Facebook Ads strategy be left out.
Make sure to take advantage of Facebook’s audience segmentation options, where you can include/exclude specific pages & domains, as well as choose the remarketing window length.


Tip: Did you know Facebook now offers Dynamic Remarketing?
This feature allows advertisers to remarket specific products to users who’ve previously viewed or added them to their cart. The creative and copy of your ads will dynamically change based on what products your visitors have viewed.

9. Test multiple creative and copy

Always test many creative and copy variants to see which ones resonate best with your audience. Facebook will optimize ad serving based on performance and your conversion goal.
An interesting and relatively new creative type I recommend testing is the ‘Carousel’, which allows you to fit multiple images and links into a single creative.

 This creative type has been found to reduce your CPA by about 30-50% & decrease your CPC by 20-30% (according to Facebook).
Use this creative type to:
  • Showcase multiple products
  • Highlight multiple features
  • Create a larger canvas
  • Outline benefits
  • Tell your brand’s story
Tip: Don’t forget to run a statistical significance test to see if the improvement you’re seeing is indeed valid and not just by chance.

10. Breakout campaigns by placement

The different placements offered by Facebook perform very differently. It’s important to keep an eye on their performance and where your spend is being directed (details of how to do this are found in #2 above).

 When optimizing for clicks, I find most of your budget will get pushed to mobile or audience network (since these have the most effective CPC), however these placements may typically not have the best overall performance.
In most cases, I find it makes sense to break out your campaigns by placement (or at least mobile vs. desktop). This is especially true if you’re setting manual bids, or if your campaign is set to optimize for clicks.

Conclusion

I hope you find these Facebook Advertising tips & features useful. If you have any questions or additional tips/features that you think merit discussion, let us know if the comments section.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Clash Of Kings Hack Android IOS Unlimited Wood Food and Gold

Hello guys, Today our xtmhacks team again created the long awaited Clash Of Kings Hack tool which gives you all the resources you need like wood, gold and silver . However, as you guys know, you need to spend real money to buy these resources. But here you can get all the resources you want without spending a single dollar.
Clash of Kings is a strategy game where you battle to build an empire and control seven fantasy kingdoms! To build your empire, you need to have all kinds of resources, if these resources becomes empty then it is very difficult to build an empire soon, that is why we are here now, after you download our hack tool Clash Of Kings Hack , You guys will get all kinds of resources which helps you to build an empire soon, you can upgrade everything sooner and faster, this hack provides you unlimited gold, wood and silver .Using these resources you can also recruit armies and defeat your opponents, defeat everyone and become the god of the empire. This is 100% safe, since this cheat tool has shield protection software. Within the web You will find lots of virus files, but not this time around. So why waste you time ? Just download our hack and experience a new thrilling experience of the limitless clash of kings.


Clash Of Kings Hack Features:

  • Generate Unlimited clash of kings Gold.
  • Cheat unlimited wood.
  • Get unlimited resources of clash of kings silver.
  • Works on all devices – android iPhone ( ios ) and tablets.
  • Very easy to use user interface.
  • Daily updates available.
  • Security : Anti-ban protection, Proxy Connection.
  • 100% safe and secure.

Clash Of Kings Hack Instructions:

1) Download the Clash Of Kings cheat by clicking the button below.
2) Run the hack tool and activate it.
3) Select your device android/Iphone and click the Connect button.
4) Wait till the connection is established.
5) Now go to features and Check the required items you want to add.
6) After selecting your items to hack,enter the amount you need.
7) Click on the hack game button.
8) Wait till the adding process is finished.
9) A success message appears when finished.
10) Restart your game and enjoy the unlimited resources!.

Clash Of Clans Hack Tool | Unlimited Gems Gold And Elixir (With Screenshots)

Good news for clash of clans players. We have made a clash of clans hack tool which can give you unlimited supply of resources. You can get unlimited supply of elixir, gems and gold. This hack tool works on android IOS tablets IPads and many other devices. This works well even with non-rooted devices. Also jailbreak is not required in case of IOS devices. It’s been provided with hyper threaded resources decryption, so adding resources just takes a few seconds.

Clash Of Clans Hack Tool | Unlimited Gems Gold And Elixir (With Screenshots)
 Clash of clans is a very nice game with awesome graphics. And since many people are playing this game these days, and many struggling to get gems and stuffs why don’t you try our hack cheat? As you know with unlimited gems coins and elixir supply you can play the game to the full extent. Clash of clan hack tool will be updated every day so that it works all the time. Look at the screenshot of our hack below. And read the instructions below before you run into any problem. We hope this clash of clan hack helped you. Don’t forget to leave a good review below. Have a nice day guys!

Clash of Clans Hack Tool Features:
Generate unlimited gems.
Generate unlimited Coins.
Generate unlimited elixir.
Works with Android IOS Tablets and many other Mobil devices.
No root or jailbreak required.
Easy to use just plug and add.
Updates available every day.

Clash Of clans hack tool instructions:

1) Download the hack by clicking the download button below
2) Installed the necessary supporting software i.e. dotnet framework if you haven’t installed it.
3) Run the tool and plug your devices to your PC.
4) Click on connect. It should take about 20 seconds.
5) After your devices connects with your application, input your desired no of resources.
6) Click on the hack button.
7) After completion restart your game.
8) Done!