March 6th, 2013
Skype has recently introduced a new function where users can send each other video messages easily and quickly by the use of their computer or Smartphone. The new feature is currently still in its BETA stage and is not yet compatible with the Windows Phone or Windows 8.
The new Skype feature is a logical next step for the VoIP software company, which enables millions of people to stay in contact with family, friends, and business contacts around the world at the touch of a button. The new video messaging function allows the user to make video messages by the use of their webcam for up to three minutes and send this message to other users, whether these are online or offline. The new feature currently works on Mac, Android and iOS devices.
Skype is currently fine tuning the application, so it would be able to record messages with both the front as back camera of your Smartphone. Although the official launch date is not yet set in stone, some believe the full feature should be rolled out by April 2013 and most believe that by this time the feature should also be fully compatible with Windows 8 and the Windows phone.
March 3rd, 2013
The Harlem Shake moves and movie clips are starting to become more and more popular, it should therefore not come as a surprise that many apps have recently come on the market to record and publish your version of the Harlem Shake easily and quickly.
What is the Harlem Shake?
The Harlem Shake song is a song recoded by an American DJ and producer, called Baauer. The song was originally released for free in May 2012 but only become really popular in February 2013 when the song went viral. YouTube have since revealed that around 4000 videos relating to the Harlem Shake are being uploaded every day, making it a viral hit that could content with the likes of “Gangnam Style”.
What defines a successful Harlem Shake?
A successful Harlem Shake has a simply format that is performed to the song of DJ Baauer Each video is supposed to last around 30 seconds. The first half of the movie should exist out of one single, often masked, person dancing in front of an uninterested crowd. Once the base drops, the video should quickly cut out and fill the screen with people dancing energetically to the base of the music.
Although 30 seconds might not sound like a long time, and it certainly isn’t if you are having fun, it is advised to stick to this format as it is the short and easy to replicate format which is allowing it to be a viral success.
Harlem Shake Apps
The Harlem Shake app by Hitcents.com allows you to record you Harlem Shake movie in two takes with an automatic countdown timer and instant music overlay. The Harlem Shake App is easy to use and makes it child’s play to join in and be part of a viral hit.
Other apps such as Harlem Shake it, Harlem Shake Video Maker Pro, HerlmShakr and the Harlem Shaker Maker are also available for download, which all allow you to create your Harlem Shake clip easily and quickly.
February 28th, 2013
Hushed is an Android App which allows you to generate a temporary phone number so you can keep in contact wherever you are. Although a disposable, temporary phone number might at first sound like an app designed for the likes of James Bond and criminals, the Hushed app can prove very useful in a whole array of (legal) situations.
The Hushed App is the ideal solution for people who travel frequently abroad and therefore would like to obtain a temporary, local phone number that could avoid some expensive mobile bills. Some people who have a whole array of contacts, might also prefer to not hand out their personal number to everyone, but instead provide certain business contacts with a temporary phone number, thus keeping work and private phone numbers separate. The Hushed app is also ideal for people who sell online as providing your personal mobile on an auction site can get you a lot of spam phone calls months after the product has already been sold.
The Hush app can be installed easily on an Android Smartphone and will avoid you to having to go to a mobile phone provider to pick up an extra sim-card. The temporary phone number generated by the Hush app will remain active for one month, until destroyed prior to this by yourself, and can be currently used in 40 different countries. The Hushed tariffs are currently dependent on the country and phone number you require.
The Hushed app is currently only available for Android devices, but an iPhone app is said to be in the making. The Hushed app seems to have also opened up a whole new market with companies such as CleverPhone aimed especially at businesses, being close on Hushed toes.
February 18th, 2013
PressureNet is an Android App which allows you to measure air pressure and share this information with scientists around the world in order to predict the weather more accurately. This new app is seen as a revolutionary tool that could aid science by collecting a wide array of data that can be used and examined by scientists.
PressureNet has enabled Android phone users who have a built-in barometer in their Smartphone, to help predict the weather more accurately. The App allows scientists to use data, which would otherwise have been very expensive and time-consuming to obtain, to be available at the touch of a button.
The PressureNet app could truly revolutionize science, if enough people use the app and therefore portray enough data to scientists. The data could in turn be used to predict extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, snow storms, draughts and other weather types thus allowing better reactions from the communities affected.
Visit PressureNET on Google Play