Learn how to locate your stolen or lost Android phone using Google search ‘Find My Phone’?

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our daily life and nobody can imagine a single day without having to use it. Google now let’s you find your phone via Google search.

According to a survey, there are more than 1 billion devices running on Android and with this number in mind, the number of devices lost everyday is increasing too. Therefore, considering this issue, Google has taken another step towards helping the mobile owners to find their phones using ‘Find my phone’ service.

To retreive the location of your phone, please do the following:

Open Google and make sure you sign in using the account linked to your Android device.

Type ‘Find my Phone’ in the search results and hit search.

The next step will prompt you to login again for security purposes.

Google Find my phone

Sign in again and in the next step Google will try to locate your phone


And there you go !!


Once you have located your phone, you can perform the following:

  • Ring your phone
  • Lock it
  • Erase data from it
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How to fix ‘Image file was not found’ problem in Magento?

Recently whilst working on one of my clients web store, I found an exception on the product, category and search result pages. It was too frustrating to suddenly get an exception when a moment ago everything was working fine. Normally, Magento adds its default Image placeholder if no product image is added to the products but sometimes it may not load the default placeholder because of the folder permission issue or a broken link.

However, after digging a lot, I came up with the following fix:

  1. Go to Magento admin panel > System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog >Product Image Placeholders and upload some Image Place Holders.
  2. Remove the cache
  3. Refresh the website using CTRL + F5 and you should be able to see the result.

Have a look on the following screenshot for reference:

Magento: Image file was not found
Magento: Image file was not found

What is Magento 2.0 ? Features and Specifications

Magento 2.0
Magento 2.0

Magento has been around for over 6 good years now and it instantly became the hot choice of all the big brands who wanted to have a secure and reliable online store with a great internet marketing support. Over the past few years we have also seen many other ecommerce CMS systems like PrestaShop, OSCommerce, and OpenCart but Magento always stood out because of its distinct Multi-store feature and complete control over SEO settings like search friendly URL’s, content and tagging.
The first version of Magento was released on March 31, 2008 by Varien Inc., a US private company in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers, later acquired by Ebay Inc.
Six years after the first release of Magento, Ebay Inc. announced the new Magento 2.0 Beta for developers with a few new features and more stable security support.

For this first release of Magento 2.0, here is a summary of some important features of the release.

  • PHP and MySQL. Magento 2 supports PHP 5.5, with PHP 5.4 (actually 5.4.11 or later) as the minimum requirement, and MySQL 5.6.
  • HTML5. The reference themes available out of the box are responsive and based on HTML5.
  • CSS3, and CSS preprocessing. The reference themes use CSS3. Magento 2 uses the LESS CSS pre-processor, or you can add support for Sass and Compass.
  • jQuery. Magento 2 uses jQuery as the primary JavaScript library. Magento ships with an extensible set of jQuery widgets.
  • RequireJS. The RequireJS library helps load JS resources on demand to improve page load times. It’s also intended to encourage modular design of frontend components.
  • PSR Compliance. PSR compliance standardizes the use of PHP to allow different sets of code libraries to work together.
  • Modular architecture. Define your own set of modules. Cross-module dependencies are reduced, and interfaces among multiple extensions are cleaner and more discrete.
  • Testing framework. Magento 2 includes a pre-packaged series of test scripts, including tests for integration, units, static environments, functional areas, and performance criteria.