There are a lot of apps out there which allow you to pay your bills/top up, this one however has two things I like. First is the simple user interface, tap on the telecom, fill in your information and pay. The other part that I like is the fact that you can also purchase iTunes and Google Play prepaid cards right from the app.
A friend just called me through Whatsapp and I was surprised it worked, I thought it would only be exclusive to the U.S right now but it’s not. The voice was clear and now I can call anyone with an Android through Whatsapp (Sorry Apple users, you’ll have to wait once again). I would be very surprised if Telecoms in Kuwait don’t take action to limit or block access to this feature because it will hit their revenue really hard if everyone starts using it.
I’d like to send an invite to everyone but to get an invite someone with Whatsapp Calling enabled has to call you, then your Whatsapp will permanently get the feature and I don’t want to give away my phone number obviously. Try to see if you have a friend with Android that has it and let him call you through Whatsapp.
I just took this screenshot from my phone, the latest version of Whatsapp will let you disable the feature where the people you’re chatting with get to know when you read their messages. However, it will also disable you knowing when people read your message. The update isn’t on the Play Store yet but can be download from their website [here].
Using Whatsapp is going to get pretty awkward to many, especially to those that pretend to ignore someone. Whatsapp now informs you when the person you’re sending messages to has read your message or not by having the two checks flip to blue. I made an image explaining the differences between the checks.
This I can say is the best update to BBM yet, even though it pretty much died out in Kuwait, it still has hope. The new features include the ability to retract a message, that means if you send a message and the other person still hasn’t read it you can still delete it and they will never be able to read it.
It also kind of feels like snapchat because not only can you send pictures that automatically get deleted after a few seconds but you can also send text messages that get automatically deleted as well. You cannot take a screenshot when viewing an image with a timer, your phone won’t let you. You’ll get a similar warning like the below.
Another cool feature I noticed on the new BBM is the ability to request HD images. The thing I hate most about BBM is when you send an image it gets so compressed it looks terrible by the time it reaches the other person. Now you can let me them know you want an HD image and they just accept, it will automatically be sent as HD image.
Don’t forgot to add my and the blogs BBM Pin: 7EF24ACC
On of my favourite services, Lumosity just hit the Google Play. I wrote about them back in March, it’s an app designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention as well as many others aspects.
Been using it almost daily for 5 months and have noticed a difference, I remember things more accurately, precision and attention improved too. I had to be on my laptop or desktop to work on my dose of exercises, which was an issue. With the Android app being released I can train on the go.[Google Play]
I’ve been using VSCO Cam app for months and I must say it’s been my favourite app to capture and edit photos. What I love about is the fact that it has a clean and simple interface yet has the options of a power user, where other apps normally undermine and pick one of the two.
I feel this is what instagram should have become but haven’t, they stayed pretty much with the same options and limited filters. You get your standard filters, after you pick the filter you can reduce its contrast on your photo. Once your done you can go into more details and change things like brightness, sharpness, tone, saturation etc.
On the left is the standard photo I took of me holding a cookie, on the right is the image after a few minutes of changing some options using the app. The way the app makes money is by selling filters, although you do get a lot of free filters with the app pre-installed, I bought 3 filters so far for $0.99 or $1.99 can’t remember.
Now that Whatsapp is owned by Facebook, many have jumped ship to Telegram, millions actually. They reached the point where they were receiving 100 new users every second, which was also due to Whatsapp’s downtime. Friends and family are already using Telegram and I hope everyone switches because quite frankly, I don’t trust Facebook with my private conversations.
Telegram has a very similar interface and structure to Whatsapp, some people can’t even tell the difference between the two except Telegram is much more secure when it comes to sending and receiving your messages with encryption. It also has a feature which I consider game-changing, chatting through [web]. Since telegram has an API, developers can make Telegram work anywhere, there’s already an app for Windows, Mac and a Chrome extension.