Leading short-form video app Tik Tok is all set to find the most exceptional creators from the top universities in the metro with its first-ever campus tour in the Philippines. All college students from different schools are welcome to join in this fun and inspiring contest and win as much as Php 20,000 in scholarship from Tik Tok.
I remember back in the day when I was a kid… I’d have to wake up early to catch the Saturday morning marathon of cartoon shows on TV. It was called the Sarurday Fun Machine on RPN-9. Back then there were no 24-hour cartoon channels.
Kids and kids at heart (like me!) have it easy nowadays with cable television. And they have it great!
But it seems things are only going to get better because our favorite cartoon shows and characters can now easily and conveniently fit inside our pockets with the amazing partnership forged by Globe and Turner!
Yes! It’s true! Globe and Turner has brought their wonderful partnership to life with the launch of the Cartoon Network Watch & Play App!
It’s a common concern among mobile users and a question we normally ask ourselves — “How much data have I consumed already?”
It’s normal for us to be cautious and watchful of our consumed data because we don’t want to end up using more than necessary or going beyond our allotted budget. But up until now, it’s been quite difficult to look for an application that can accurately keep track of our mobile data usage.
Globe realizes this need which is the very reason they have finally come up with an app that will not only keep our usage in check, but provide so much more than that.
I vividly remember having a daily delivery of The Philippine Star brought to my desk every morning as part of our high school class’ morning ritual back in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It was actually good training for us kids back then.
I actually love reading the newspaper. I grew up flipping through the pages of my father’s daily broadsheet delivery. Early on, I’ve been taught to be constantly aware of our current events and happenings.
Today, though the medium of learning about the news has significantly changed, my desire to be constantly “in the know” hasn’t. This is actually a very good thing. And just as this habit has been ingrained in me by my parents, so should we do the same to the kids of today.
In fact, because of the internet and the power of social media, this generation now has more ways of gathering news and learning about them much faster.
But where to look for accurate and credible reports is the tricky part. Anyone with a smartphone and a Twitter or Facebook account can immediately become sources of different kinds of news. But how verifiable? That is the question. Good thing I discovered that one of the biggest broadsheets in the country, The Philippine Star, has come up with an app that provides the same high standard of news reporting but at the same time, catering to the reading habits of this newer generation.
It is called, “The Philippine Star” Pagesuite app. You download it on the AppStore just like any other normal app. The only difference is that, this app installs into your iPhone’s built-in “Newsstand” app instead of the usual standalone type.
If you happen to be using a Windows Phone 8, you’re probably having a hard time looking for a decent alternative to Instagram’s native app which (still) isn’t available on the Windows platform.
If you’re still looking, check out the app called “6tag”.
It does everything Instagtam’s native app can do – tag people, like, video, comment, link to Twitter, Foursquare & Facebook (among others). Plus, on its recently released version, you can now also regram and use live tiles.
Have you updated your Instagram app on iOS this morning? If you did (and if you’re on iOS 7), you’d know that Instagram has just changed its look to a flatter design, making it fit in better with iPhone’s latest OS interface.
I actually like it! Instagram now uses iOS 7’s default font as well as its new keyboard look.
Note that you won’t see any changes if you aren’t on iOS 7… which begs the question, “Why aren’t you on iOS 7 yet?!”.
Anyways, if you’re on Instagram, and I’m guessing most of you are, pls follow me (pretty please?). My Instagram account is: @chuckiedreyfus
See ya, there!
What do you think of Instagram’s new look? Sound off below.
I was invited by TweetDeck to test out their latest “User Stream Preview” version. This beta application uses Twitter’s latest User Stream API, which isn’t generally available yet for everyone.
What can I say… everything about it is just AWESOME! Talk about REAL real-time!
Here is how TweetDeck explains the new “User Stream” API:
Twitter recently announced a “developer preview” of their User Streams API. This preview version of their API is not generally available yet, but is currently being tested by some of the biggest users of the Twitter API, including TweetDeck of course. The User Streams API works differently to the original, poll-based API in that apps no longer have to check for updates on a regular interval. Instead, an app will open what is, in theory (but almost certainly not literally), a big pipe from Twitter to the app. Then, when a friend of yours hits Send on his latest tweet, that tweet gets pushed straight down the big pipe and lands in your Twitter client instantly.
That’s real “Real Time”.
And its not only tweets that get the supercharged treatment. Other actions that are relevant to you are also brought immediately to your attention. For example, if someone follows you – WOOSH, it’s there. If someone favorites one of your tweets – BAM, straight into your Mentions. Oh and discovering new people to follow is made a lot easier with the addition of an option to see @replies from your friends to other people that you don’t follow. This is a big change from the standard behavior where you only see replies to people that you actually follow.
There are other apps testing out this new API such as Seesmic which has opened their User Stream preview app for everyone… but personally, TweetDeck’s interface and usability is way way better. Check out Seesmic’s own version here.