Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow Beta Update In Photos

Samsung recently rolled out a beta Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge for a limited crop of users in the U.K. Registration for the beta has ended with no word on a release date for the official update in the U.K. or anywhere else, or if there will be any changes between now and the final release. For the time being, the update has rolled out to everybody it’s going to roll out to. For those in other regions or who missed out on the beta, SamMobile has taken the time to put together a photo gallery showcasing the sweeping changes in the update.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow

As you can see in the absolutely colossal gallery below, TouchWiz has taken on a whole new look. Scaled back just a teensy bit more toward stock Android, it’s picked up a brand new white color scheme for the quick toggles and status bar, replacing the highly divisive teal that TouchWiz has sported since the KitKat days. Icons are now flat, more in line with Material Design guidelines, rather than the poppy 3d-ish effect seen previously. Some of Samsung’s own app icons have been redesigned from the ground up, as well. On top of some icon redesigns, the vertical app drawer from Marshmallow is now a part of the TouchWiz launcher. The power menu has been given a minimalist redesign, making it much simpler to use. In the theme store, you can now download themes based on overarching color scheme, so those in the mood for some pink, yellow or red menus and icons will no longer have to hunt around to get their fix. As a nice touch, the default camera app has been given a shutter speed option, but only in Pro Mode.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow

Samsung surprised us all by launching a beta for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge last week. Samsung is no longer accepting new participants for the beta, but we’ve been running Android 6.0 on our S6 and S6 edge and have a lot of images to show you how the latest version of the operating system looks on the two devices.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 brings many changes to the interface. The status bar and quick toggles menus are now fully white instead of blue, the power menu has been redesigned (quite poorly, we might add), and a few app icons have been changed as well. If you like changing themes on your phone all the time, you can now download new ones based on their color palette, which is a nice touch that should help you narrow down the number of themes you have to go through when finding a new one.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow

In terms of features, the regular Marshmallow features like Google Now on Tap and more advanced app permissions are included. For photography buffs, the Pro mode now has a shutter speed option, which has been a long time coming for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users. All in all, with the interface changes and the Android 6.0 features, this is turning out to be quite a notable update.

Well, enough talk! Check Marshmallow in action on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge below, and let us know what you think down in the comments.

More images: SamMobile

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Surface Phone: Microsoft working on breakthrough Windows mobile

Microsoft CMO hints at development of breakthrough Surface Phone running Windows 10 mobile

Microsoft CMO Chris Capossella has confirmed development of breakthrough Surface handset from the company. At a podcast interview, Capossela spoke about Surface branded handset.

During the interview, Capossela hinted at the development of Surface branded phone and he calls it breakthrough device for Windows 10 Mobile ecosystem. He also called it the equivalent of the Windows Surface tablet, which could be a hint at more Continuum features.

Microsoft has been struggling in the mobile space since the launch Windows Phone 7. The addition of basic features have been slow and app developers have never been forthcoming about the OS. Till now, Instagram Beta on Windows Phone doesn’t even show verified profiles.

While Capossela has confirmed the development, the device doesn’t seem to be coming out anytime soon. Surface Phone has been leaked before too with Evan Blass revealing the slow development of mystery device earlier.

Also read: Microsoft Outlook hacked following Gmail block in China

Microsoft recently announced the launch of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in India at a price that were in line with the pricing of Google’s flagship Nexus 6P. With Surface business turning profitable, it makes more sense than ever before for Redmond to launch Surface-branded Windows 10 mobile device.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Block referral spam in Google Analytics is a referrer spam URL associated with other referrer spam domain names including,, and referrer spam is designed to mix inappropriate web data into your Google Analytics account in order to aggressively gain your attention and provoke you to visit the website or search for it online. referral traffic is not essentially harmful to your website and the way it appears in Google Search Results Pages, but it can ruin your website’s appropriate data measured in Google Analytics reports such as your bounce rate and time on site. referrer spam and referrer spam from other URLs such as is becoming a very big problem and hot topic for many webmasters, website owners, and anyone who values their website’s appropriate data. Unwanted referral traffic can ruin your website’s analytical data. For example, the spam URL usually appears to land on a single webpage on your website and leave from the same webpage which interfere with your appropriate bounce rate. This is not the only Google Analytics data that referral spam can ruin. It can essentially mix useless data into everything provided in Audience, Acquisition, and Behavior reports.

Fortunately, we have created a guide to block referral spam in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter that targets the Campaign Source. This will stop referral spam from interfering with your data measured by Google Analytics.

What is is an untrustworthy referrer spam URL that targets your Google Analytics data with deceptive and eye-catching referral traffic. The website promotes a service which it claims is a “New lucrative opportunity to monetize your website” and will ask visitors for their name and email address. Do not sign up for this service. It is merely a phishing scheme designed to acquire your email address and full name for a variety of marketing purposes. The content on the webpage is used to promote; an untrustworthy advertising platform notorious for referrer spamming.

If you sign up for this deceptive marketing ploy you will receive numerous emails. One of them will be from a representative from named Jeff Bridges, which is a red flag because that is also the name of a very famous actor. will also claim to be located at 416 Lincoln Rd Mall,

Miami Beach, FL, 33139, in the emails. This is actually the address of a Starbucks coffee shop in Miami Beach.

The downside to unwanted referral traffic for website owners is that it can mess up the appropriate Google Analytics data.

Spammers target the referral traffic of your website for several reasons:

-- Referrer spammers want to promote a website and want you to visit the webpage or search for it online through Google search engine results pages.

-- Referrer spammers want to boost their rank on Google search engine results pages by creating backlinks. They do this by logging requests into your website’s access log, which is then crawled by Google’s indexing bots and seen as a backlink to the spam site. referrer spam is not entirely dangerous to your website. It will most likely not cause any trouble with how your website is accessed by your visitors or ranked by Google. However, in some cases referrer spam may use up your website’s bandwidth and CPU by creating multiple site requests to your website. In other cases, the spam URL is served to your analytical data by traffic bots which create ghost hits and never actually land on your website, which happens to be the case with this URL. They often target your GA ID number.

How to block referral spam in Google Analytics ?

This guide shows you how to block referral spam in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter to stop referral traffic at the source.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab and click All Filters. referral spam

2. Click the ADD FILTER button to create a new exclude filter. referral spam

3. Add or something you can easily remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type. referral spam

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage. To add multiple address you can make a Filter Pattern like this: | | |