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It’s all about data, part2 … what about your phone ?

5 Nov

I’m with my favorite subject of the moment, the phone communications, the data and the apps you can use … check yesterday review.
Now, I’ve build you a sweet little table with the apps out there and the phones compatible.
I hope you will like it.
AllAboutData

It’s all about data!

4 Nov

Photo 24-10-2013 3 10 43 pmPhone communication evolves and is slowly disappearing to be replaced by data consumption.
You continue to talk but you use Skype or FaceTime, no more regular calls especially if you call family, friends or business relations living abroad.
You can also chat/message your friends with greats apps ready to be downloaded on your beloved cell phone.
You’ll notice that depending on the region of the world you are in or the cell phone you are using, you’ll switch from one messaging app to another to contact your friends.
So, let’s tour the world of the data communication together and discover this new world ready to welcome you.

Basically the messaging apps promise you a service “à la carte” between all those utilities:
. free audio, video calls,
. free text messaging,
. and also free files transfers of images, video messages, audio messages

. Skype, video and audio chat, as well as instant messaging. You can see if your contacts are on or offline (even if it’s not always accurate). If you want to call regular phone numbers you may do so after buying minutes to Skype.

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. FaceTime, Apple app built-in your iPhone. Video and audio chat are available. The video quality is better than Skype one but I can’t message my contact at the same time. Now FaceTime works on 3G and wifi. That’s my favorite.

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. What’s App, one of the best messaging app out there. Your ID is linked to your telephone number* (sim card inside the phone). Chat messaging, audio calls and Hold-To-Talk available as well as images transfer. I use it daily.

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. WeChat, China.
I discovered this app recently during a trip to Beijing and basically everyone there is using WeChat to communicate. So with my Chinese colleagues and business relationships, and I, now use WeChat. Your address book contacts already using WeChat will appear in your WeChat contacts list (same on Viber, FaceTime and Whatsapp).
On top of the classic services of chatting, you’ll have cute emoticons (called stickers) ready to be downloaded for free or against paiement. You can also post “Moments”, kind of status you use in Facebook. I’ll stick to messaging, sharing pictures and voice messaging.

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. Line, Japan.
On your screen: text messaging, free audio and video. You will also be able to send videos and pictures to your contacts.

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. KakaoTalk, South Korea.
Free chat and audio calls. Possibility to share images , contacts and location, as well as Hold-To-Talk message your contact

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. Tango, USA.
Audio and video calls, text messaging, images/videos and Hold-To-Talk messages. Possibility to play games and see which games is being played by a contact.

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. FaceBook Messenger
Great app to message your contacts who are constantly on Facebook.
You will be able to send them pictures too.

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. Viber, audio calls as well as text messages.
Possibility to send photo and videos, to record a video and to take a picture. Also you can share your location and send a doodle to your contacts.

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As you see, there are plenty of communication apps out there. Now, your choice will depend on the service your friends, family and business relationships are using AND ALSO on the phone you are using and it’s operating system (iOS, Android, Symbian, blackberry, …).

I’m using FaceTime, Skype, Whatsapp, WeChat and now the new BBM for iPhone!
BUT if you don’t have data wherever you are you have to downgrade to texts … It’s the last thing that works when nothing is working anymore …

PS:
*If, like me, you have an unlocked phone, and you buy prepaid wherever you are traveling and you use WhatsApp (when the message appears on the screen “it’s a new phone number would you like to register it ?”, say NO and your WhatsApp ID will stay the one you used home!
*Because you will be using datas, I’ll suggest to check out your subscription with your telecom operator to see if it fits your communication pattern.
*Also, monitor your data usage with this free (but ugly app) called MyDataMgr you will avoid the bad surprise when you fly home and receive your phone invoice …
*If you own a Blackberry, I heard you will be able to download those apps through the Android shop, I will check it out and share with you soon

Cables, cables, cables, …

2 Apr

Modern life comes with cables: cables for the cell phones, game consoles, … Anything that you need to load. Did you notice that there was 3 main types of cables ?

  • The one for the iPod/iPhone/iPad
  • The one for the old blackberry
  • The one for the new blackberry (starting with the Curve and the Bold)

The guys at Incase decided to make cables fun and short.
I bought the 3-cables pack. Good value for your money, 24,95$. But you can buy them by the piece, and it will costs you 17,95$.

The color is way cool and flashy, why have the cables always black ? And it’s easy to say, could you pass me other the orange one ? Instead of the mini-USB one ?
The length is cool! If you hook to a computer, from a plug it’s normally way too short and will apply tension in the cable.

ChaseIt or BChased ?
ChaseIt because it’s practice, portable, easy not to forget, cheap and it’s cute.
BChased if you depend on a plug.

More infos
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Xmas11 ChaseItOrBChased wish list

5 Dec

Dear e-Santa,
Here’s my x-mas wish list with all the great toys that can fit in my purse. Thanks for considering 😉
And Mom, shoot me a mail if you can’t find something on the list and please don’t forget to make eggnog …
See you on the 25th!!!

1. Rockbed Orange from RockForm, $79 available at RockForm, check out  this video and you’ll be impressed how strong it is
2. Isotoner smarTouch Stretch Gloves – Fleece Lined, 42$ to protect my little hands when it’s cold out so I can keep chatting with my e-buddies on my iPhone
3. It’s true I already have an iPad, an iPhone and a Blackberry but if you could nick a tiny little AirMac, 13″ screen with 256Gb, I have a weak back so it would help a lot ($1.599)

4. Womens Maylin from Ugg Australia, to keep my feet warm when I watch the snow fall
5. To carry around all the great stuff you will bring me, I suggest you to put it all in Timbuk2 bag, check it out I customised it myself
6. I need an Ida Estelle bracelet to look shiny under the xmas tree, I would go for the Santa Fe Glamour wraps, $98 (don’t hesitate, free shipping is offered for xmas)

7. To purify the air in my cosy tiny-little cocoon, I would like the Andrea air filtration system (only $149 to have clean air filtered by a plant), my lungs will be thankfull to breath clean unpolutated air  from bad chemichals (from the paints, solvants, … used home). Need a plug to activate it during the day.
8. Fermob Bistrot 2 chairs and table in orange to put on my tiny little space outside home, so I can strech my legs when spring comes
9. Always dreamed about having a pet ? But don’t feel like cleaning his cage or walking him after dinner when Doctor House just started ? Buy an EcoSphere and watch you shrimps grow in this closed environment. You don’t have to take care about anything.

  • the algae will take care of oxygene used by the shrimps,
  • the bacteria will break down the shrimps wastes and produce nutrients used by the alguae.

Your job will be to monitor the light received by the EcoSphere. The shrimps have a life expectancy of 2-3 years. EcoSphere was created to give company to the space explorers on long term missions. (from $79 for $489).

Invitation to the Blackberry messenger using barcode. As easy as 1, 2, 3!

5 Oct

Tired of typing the pin code of your new best friend in your Blackberry messenger? It’s time to show off because you can now scan your friend’s barcode !
ONE, go (both of you) to the messenger application
TWO, you select the option “invite contact”, then “Invite by scanning a PIN barcode”. YOU are ready.
Your friend has to select the option “View My Profile” and then clic on “Pin barcode SHOW”
THREE, hold your Blackberry on top of your friend’s blackberry and it’s done, you both have a new friend !!!

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