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WeChat offers cross platform video calls

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WeChatThese days I started to try WeChat, a free WhatsApp, Viber, Line, Hangouts alternative that adds a very useful feature Video Calls. Its like Facetime but also works cross platform so although its still a bit clunky, I think it has a good future. Or at least it does until a contender with a bigger user base gets the feature on board.

WeChat is developed by a company called Tencent in China and it is available for almost every existing mobile platform (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone & Symbian).

Between the features the app offers you can find Chat with History Backup, Video Call, Moments (to share pictures with your friends), Voice Chat (what was recently added by WhatsApp and I found very useful), WebClient (to talk with our friends we have on the mobile from any computer which is geat!), Look around (offers a way to connect with people nearby using also WeChat), and a cute feature called Drift Bottle (which allows you to place a message “in a bottle” and “leave it” floating, then anybody can pick it up Ā and see your message šŸ™‚

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Copy any file from your iPhone, iPad & iPod touch to your PC

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Today I was looking for an easy (non restrictive) way to get some files from my iPhone without using iTunes and I found this software iFunBox, its totally free and you don’t need to have your iPhone (for example) jail braked.

Just install it, unlock your phone, connect it to your PC and your phone contents will be shown inside the software. You can drag and drop any file you see and copy it to your PC.

The website claims you can do the following things with the software:

  • iFunBox for Windows Version 2.6
  • Import/Export music, video, photo and ringtone files
  • Accelerated thumbnail preview in Camera Roll
  • Optimized device connection 2x speed up
  • Alert for failing to connect the device
  • Fixed crashing issue on errors

Sweet šŸ™‚

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What should Microsoft do with all the Windows Surface RT tablets

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Microsoft-Surface-RT (Copy)Microsoft is in problems with their “light” tablets called Surface RT, they confessed they almost lost 1 billion dollars and that they over-produced a lot of them. To try to mitigate the problem they just lowered the price tag in USD 100 offering it at USD 349, unfortunately this wont probably work for them either.

Why the Windows Surface RT didn’t work

– Its confusing, people thought they could just run their Windows software on it, but they cant! Windows RT is a totally independent operating system, so standard Windows applications wont work on it.

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Get daily high rated FREE stuff from Apple App store

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Tekiki
We all love free stuff, but when Apple decided to eject the well know AppGratis from the AppStore it was very difficult to search which application was free today in the Apple App Store. Ā The guys at TekikiĀ allows us to easily check which are the top FREE Apps available on the store on daily basis. Apple cant block it because the check is down using HTML5, not through an App.

The following is their “About” content, check them out!

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Viber launches Desktop app, WhatsApp clueless

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Viber_LogoViber the application that allows you to talk for free over the internet on your mobile device, just launched today Windows and OSX desktop versions to offer a more complete experience.
The WhatsApp killer (Viber), already used by 200 million users worldwide, also incorporates video conference (in beta) between the new desktop versions.

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BitCasa just killed the hard drive (jaw-dropping)

Posted by on in Reviews, Apps, Cloud & Online Services, Online Storage, Soft | 13 comments

What is BitCasa?

Bitcasa-Logo-GreenIts an application that enables an online virtual drive on your computer Ā that works the same way an external hard drive connected to your computer would but withĀ steroids. It adds all the benefits of having all the information you put on this driveĀ securelyĀ backed up online and available to access it from any device you have (PC, MAC, Tablet, Smartphone) no matter in which part of the world you are. You can choose to move, copy or mirror folders you have on your computer to the BitCasa drive and if you choose to move them, those files wont take space on your computer.

BitCasa explained by Tony Gauda, CEO and Co-founder

How much storage space BitCasa offers?

When I heard for the first time Tony GaudaĀ“s statement “We are killing the hard drive” itĀ immediatelyĀ got my attention.

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18 features the ideal online storage service should have

Posted by on in Apps, Cloud & Online Services, Online Storage, Opinion & Ideas, Services, Soft | 6 comments

Cloud StorageFrom month to month I check several cloudĀ storageĀ services like Dropbox and Google Drive. I test them and check about any new functionality their developers might add. But still, there is not one service on the market that really rules.

Companies like the two mentioned on theĀ previousĀ paragraph might be more well known than others but still they are missing several features and flexibility.

The following is a list of must haveĀ“s for a cloud storage service to really lead the market:

1 – Not everything in one folder:
I have several hard drives con my computers and work on a certain way with them. IĀ don’tĀ want to change the way I work to be able to use a service. Dropbox works very well but having to put everything into one folder really makes me sick.

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Apple please allow us to change the IMG_ prefix in iOS

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Me and my girlfriend have iPhones & iPads (well technically I dont have an iPhone yet), that would be 4 devices. We bought the devices at the same time so the chances of picture names overlapping is preety high.

I use Windows and my girlfriend too, and when we have to download files from our devices into our folder structures (which we share on the network) then some overwrite could occur if we are not really paying enough attention at the Overwrite? question.

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Google: please integrate Google Drive and Picasa

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I am starting to use Google Drive and IĀ“veĀ been using Picasa for a while now. Some days ago Google announced that they were going to start considering Google Drive and Picasa space as one storage unit. I believe this will make things easier for the end user, but something crucial is missing.

I needed to back up my pictures and videos, they are around 80GB of more than 10 years of scanned, and digital pictures IĀ“ve been taking since I had my first digital Epson PhotoPC 650 camera (1Ā Mega pixelĀ yeah!).Ā As you can imagine I have to get some order to the “My Pictures” folder but until I have time to do so, I really need to have a backup of everything outside my house, you know, just in case…

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AnyList: so you dont forget to buy anything

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IĀ“ve been searching for a Grocery list App for iPhone, the idea is to share the same list with my girlfriend so both of us can add items to it, of course the items must sync between the devices automatically…

At first IĀ“ve tried with iOS 6 Reminders, but because of a glitch I already reported to Apple the lists cant be shared (as calendars do). I tested some Apps and after not finding what I was searching for I decided to ask on Twitter, Then Jeff Hunter, one of the Co-FounderĀ“s of the development suggested me to try AnyList…

IĀ“ve installed the App on my girlfiendĀ“s iPhone and on my iPad (Jeff told me they are planning to release an iPad version too so it looks nicer). Then I registered from both devices, created a list and clicked on Share, I just had to add my girlfiendĀ“s email address and ready to go! We both had the same list of stuff, we can add items and 2 seconds later the item shows on the other device, the same happens if we check out an item…

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