How to modify topic title in PHPBB3 ?

PHPBB3 is one of the best free forum software.out there. It can easily be modified to your community’s requirement.

One of the problem with the default PHPBB3 installation is the default titles of the topics or posts. The default topic title in PHPBB3 is in the following format.

Site Name • View Topic – Your_Title

Now if some one search for a given topic in Google than he will be presented with such a long title from your website. This decreases the organic traffic traffic to your website. Now this can be improved by modifying a single line in your Overall_Header.html file present in your theme folder. I am here writing all the steps to modify the title:

  1. First go to your PHPBB3 admin panel.
  2. Click on the STYLES TAB on the above menu bar.
  3. Click on the Templates link in the left menu bar which is under the Style Components category.
  4. Now you will see the list of all the styles installed in your PHPBB3 installation. In the front of each style there is an Edit option. Click on it.
  5. Now you will see a drop down list showing different template files. Select the  overall_header.html file.
  6. Now you will a editor window showing some HTML code.
  7. Search for <title> {SITENAME} &bill; <! –IF S_IN MCP –>{L_MCP} &bull; <!– ELSEIF S_IN_UCP –>{L_UCP} &bull; <!—ENDIF —> {PAGE_TITLE} </title>
  8. In the above line of code delete this portion {SITENAME} &bill; <! –IF S_IN MCP –>{L_MCP} &bull; <!– ELSEIF S_IN_UCP –>{L_UCP} &bull; <!—ENDIF —>
  9. After this task click on the submit button.
  10. Now click on the General Tab in above menu bar.
  11. In the middle of the home page of your forums admin panel click on the link in front of Purge the cache option labelled as Run Now.
  12. Now its done.

Now your forums title will not contain useless Site Name and other variables.

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PIR to raise .org prices by 0.49$

Public Interest Registry or simply known PIR is going to increase the prices of .ORG domain extension by 0.49$ from 1st July onwards. This means if your present registrar is selling the .org extension for 10$/year than from now onwards it will be 10.49$. 0.49 $ is approximately Rs. 28 in Indian currency.

PIR is the organization which is behind the core management of .ORG domain extension. Though this extension is mostly used by NGOs or volunteer organizations, its popularity among domainers is very high. Some experienced domainers consider .ORG to be a more general extension than .NET and hence more premium too.

So if you have .org domains in your portfolio, than renew it before the price increase.

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Rumoured HTC One XXL to be powered by a Krait based quad core CPU

As per the latest rumours going around the web world, HTC is going to launch the all new Smartphone HTC One XXL. HTC One XXL can simply be considered as an upgraded version to HTC One X (USA Version). The USA version of HTC One X is powered by a dual core CPU based chipset S4 from Snapdragon. The CPU on a S4 chipset is a dual core processor with Krait based cores.

htc one xxl

 

HTC One XXL not only features a mere CPU upgrade but also many other improvements. Some of them are listed below:

  1. HTC One XXL is rumoured to have 2GB of on-board RAM. 2GB RAM is present in very few smartphones presently. The upcoming Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung is also expected to be loaded with 2 GB of RAM. Presently LG Optimus 4X is the only smartphone to have 2 GB of RAM. But also if the rumours are true then the Galaxy S3 version for South Korea also features 2 GB of RAM.
  2. Larger screen size of 4.7 inch at HD resolution
  3. 8 megapixel primary camera and 1.8 megapixel secondary camera
  4. Latest Adreno 320 GPU
  5. Quad Core chipset with 4G or LTE connectivity.
  6. The chipset which we expect to be present in this beat is Qualcomm APQ8064 which have 2.5 GHz of clock per core!
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AMD to launch 7970 GHz edition

7970 ghz editionAs you all may know that as per the latest benchmark reports Nvidia’s GTX 670 and GTX 680 kepler based graphic cards beats the hell out of AMD 7970. AMD 7970 in spite of having 3GB VRAM and more memory width, was beaten up by both of these Kepler based GPUs from Nvidia. In response to this AMD has nothing to do except to lower the price of their 7970. But now today AMD has launched the all new 7970 GHz edition.

AMD 7970 GHz is named because the core clock of this new graphic card is 1 GHz or 1000 MHz . This will give some performance boost to the performance of the original 7970. 7970 GHz edition is just a overclocked version of the original chip with increased bandwidth. AMD 7970 GHz edition will also be some what costlier than original GPU by approximately 100$.

The latest benchmarks reports from Toms Hardware indicates that the new AMD 7970 GHz edition is now comparable to GTX 680 and beats GTX 670 in almost every test they performed. This new GHz edition chip some times even beats GTX 680 at some high resolution tests (2500 X 1600) which require more VRAM for smooth experience.

The major difference between the original and the new GHz edition is given below in the table.

Feature / Tech Spec 7970 GHz edition 7970 original GTX 680
Main clock 1000 MHz to 1050 MHz (Boost) 925 MHz 1006 MHz
Memory Clock 1500 MHZ 1375 MHz 1502 MHz
Video RAM 3GB 3GB 2GB
Memory Bus Width 384 bit 384 bit 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 288 GB per second 264 GB per second 192 GB per second
Texture Fill Rate 134 Gtex/sec 118 Gtex/sec 128 Gtex/sec
Transistor Count 4.31 billion 4.31 billion 3.54 billion
Power TDP 250W 250W 195W
Indian Price NA Rs. 35,000 Rs. 33,000
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Windows Phone 8 OS based smartphones to feature dual core Krait CPU

So at last Windows OS based smartphones will also have dual core or quad core models. This became possible only after the recent launch of Windows Phone 8 OS by Microsoft this week. Windows Phone 8 will be able utilize more than one core on the CPU chip there supporting present generation dual core and quad core processors from snapdragon.

Now Qualcomm today officially declared that the upcoming Windows Phone 8 based smartphones from Samsung, Nokia, HTC and Huawei will be powered by their S4 chipset which feature dual ‘Krait’ cores. This is the same chipset which is used in Galaxy S3 also (US version only).

The graphics on this chipset will be handled by latest Adreno 225. Adreno 225 will be able to play DirectX based 3D games and also supports Full HD video capturing. Not only this, because of the S4 chipset Windows phone from now onwards will be able to use high resolution HD displays also which is not possible in Windows Phone 7.5.

Another important feature of this chipset that it supports 4G or LTE signal. It has a 4G or LTE modem built on to it which will enable smartphone to use LTE data service. But this will not be compatible with upcoming 4G service in India. This is because in US they use FD LTE technique for providing LTE service which is compatible with this chipset but here in India operators rely on TD LTE technoque for providing 4G service.

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