Friday, 20 December 2013

Use your PC or Tablet to send SMS through your Android phone with MightyText

Ever got into such situation that you are using PC or your lovely tablet and just then you need to send a text, but your mobile is fairly away from the reach of your hand. 

This situation forces you to overcome your laziness. Also even this is not the situation then also you may not like to type long text messages on your tiny phone's screen.

Remember those days when Nokia's symbian phones allows you to send you text messages through Nokia PC suite on your PC. But today there is hardly anyone using those symbian phones in this Android age.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Orkut is still live at the end of year 2013

2013, the year when many Internet services retired. Google Reader, iGoogle, Winamp and the you even don't remember, Altavista. 

But many will be cursing Google for shutting down Google Reader and iGoogle. And why not, Google shut them even when they are fairly popular and Orkut which is as quiet as graveyard, is still live.

However, it is not that Orkut which used to be heart and soul of internet users.  Most of its part is redirecting to Google+, BUT IF someone want to use it (a very very rare case) can use it.

Why use SnapChat when there are already 100s of Photo Sharing platforms

You may also be thinking like this same as me. And its not surprising. Because the Facebook is so dominant in India that people don't want to try anything else. To be precise,  friend are  not on other platforms to make them interesting.

Okay, Now I should come to the topic. What is difference between facebook and SnapChat. Both can share photos privately, as well as publicly on the news feed. Also facebook has much more features than SnapChat. 

You may be thinking that facebook is winning here. Ofcourse, when it comes to complete social networking, there is no competition to facebook right now. 

"But SnapChat is different from classic social networking "

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Copy by Barracuda (Copy.Com) Review [Android]

Copy is a new entry in cloud service list launched in March 2013. Since it is new it is providing great offers to make buzz. As they are yet to make a mark in this field. Barracuda is known for its security related services and now they are try their hands in this field too.

They are offering 15 GB for new users, and also you can refer your friends to earn 5 GB per user. And to make referral interesting they are also giving 5GB extra to your friends if they SignUp from your link. It means your friend will directly start from 20 GB space. If you too want start directly from 20 GB you can use my referral link given at the end of this post, by using that you will get 5 GB extra as well me which is not a bad deal.

Now lets come to service. I compared it with Dropbox because I found it more similar to it. Available for almost all platforms, like Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS. Windows Phone version is also coming soon.

Here I am reviewing its Android app. The interface of very simple reminds you of Dropbox. There is a Photocopy feature which can be enabled in setting which do exactly what Dropbox's camera upload does. However Dropbox 's camera upload feature never worked for me on 2G connection, it just keeps waiting for faster connection while PhotoCopy worked for me smoothly. UPDATE: Dropbox latest update fixed the issue

You can view photos within the app as well as stream uploaded video with the help of any video streaming application, but this feature doesn't works with flv videos. 

There is also option for PIN lock just like Dropbox, for extra security.
You can share files either privately or publicly.
One good feature is that if you share a file with "edit and sync" right the storage will be shared. Means if you share a 4 GB file to four users, each user will contribute their 1 GB, by this way you can save space while collaborative working.
One very irritating missing feature is that there is no option to make a file offline, means you have too manually download and update your files in your every devices. But I think this feature will come soon.

Web version works fine in my dolphin browser in android. It is also with inbuilt photo and video viewer.

But, as the service is new, everything doesn't works smoothly. Sometimes it freezes and crashes. However they are very quietly developing it with the help of Google+ community "Copy for android - beta channel". Means they could become a big giant in future. 

So my idea is to collect as much space you can right now, use my referral link to get extra 5 GB.
Who knows that in future when they become stable they will reduce space for new users just like Box.net and SkyDrive.

Till then you should trust Dropbox for your important files. If you don't have Dropbox account you can SignUp with this link to get 500mb extra.

Drop your views about Copy in the comment box.

COPY.COM referral link : https://copy.com?r=PudZdZ