Layout, Instagram application to create mosaics

Instagram, the social network where you can share images, has just launched Layout, an application that allows us to attach multiple photos to create a mosaic. The truth is that there are many apps that we find in the app stores that offer this feature, but Instagram has decided to launch his own. Layout is simple and has no advertising, something we often find ourselves in applications.

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Just have to select the photos we have on our device, or make a catch with Photo Booth option, then use them in the creation of our mosaic. The application allows us to zoom in on images, drag, position them wherever we like, invert or rotate to create the desired effect. The maximum number of pictures that we can include it will be nine images for collage. Continue reading Layout, Instagram application to create mosaics

Periscope: Doing streaming video on Twitter

The streaming video on Twitter is a feature we’ve been waiting for many years. Some services have approached it, but the truth is that they had some limitations, in the end, did no more than tarnish the final result. However, since the company has learned a lot, and have recently announced the availability of Periscope, a feature that help to broadcast digital content on the social network.

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We should note that Periscope was bought in January by Twitter, so you only have had to make some changes to get everything ready. In fact, they are implemented some features that will help to enhance the service. For example, we can chat and save our videos for later viewing. Continue reading Periscope: Doing streaming video on Twitter

Gmail allows to send money via email

Well, we must say that we have found it a bit confusing and weird concept, but if we look carefully it makes enough sense. And it is that Gmail has launched, for now only in the UK, a program that will allow us to send money via email using the Google Wallet platform. As we know, it is a project that allows shopping, for example, in Google Play Store.

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Send money is quite simple. The only thing we have to do will be to begin to write a new email and then click on the attachments bar (the symbol of the British pound, more specifically) to “include” the amount of money we want. To give the send button we will have enough for the recipient to receive the desired amount. Continue reading Gmail allows to send money via email

Videos and group conversations come to Twitter

A time ago Twitter announced that 2015 would bring this news, and so is the social network that was born to publish texts of no more than 140 characters, now presents its new service makes group conversations with up to 20 people and realization and editing videos from the application itself.

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We will not have to use other tools to upload photos and videos to our Twitter profile, for both the mobile web version and can use the camera to take pictures or videos up to 30 seconds. It also offers us the option to edit what we record before publishing. Continue reading Videos and group conversations come to Twitter

Facebook Lite, a lightweight version of the app for Android

While 3G and 4G service already reaches countless countries, there are still many places where they can not enjoy this speed, so Facebook has launched an application that works perfectly in places that only have 2G.

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Facebook Lite is the name of this app for Android that was born to give service to the emerging countries and being used especially in lower-range phones. While the normal application of Facebook reaches about 30MB, this version just weighs 252 KB, although it can be used with 2G but with a speed of navigation misses the 3G, we can see photos and publications without problem. Continue reading Facebook Lite, a lightweight version of the app for Android

Wishbone, a touch-free thermometer

Thanks to crowfunding platforms we have seen various options of smart thermometers that are connected to our smartphones, but Wishbone is a device that includes a somewhat different from the other technology, since it does not require contact of the device with the skin for proper operation. It also has other uses, so it can make really useful in our day to day.

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Wishbone is a project that is seeking funding through Kickstarter and has several interesting ideas that have been put in place. First of all its design, which is shaped like a Y to place the thermometer in the smartphone and can still see the screen without problem and without having to tilt the device to see the results shows. Continue reading Wishbone, a touch-free thermometer

TouchMail, Microsoft’s new application to manage emails

A few years ago we complained that Microsoft was not innovate at all, and that its software market was not as wide it should, now we have to swallow our words and change mind. The company is putting both batteries which are surprising us with the tasks being carried out. The results are quite promising, so there is no doubt that the work is very good.

Touchmail

Microsoft announced their new project, TouchMail, an email client that allows us to manage our emails in a very interesting way. The company wanted to change the way in which we invest our time, making everything simpler and without as many complications as we already have. Continue reading TouchMail, Microsoft’s new application to manage emails

Slack, the tool that is changing the way people communicate in many companies

A good communication within a company is essential for everyone to direct their efforts in the same direction and projects to go forward. To communicate with the rest of our team have many tools such as email, chats, video-conference or file sharing, etc. but today we speak Slack, a tool designed to simplify the communication process by grouping all in one channel.

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Stewart Butterfly, co-founder of Flickr, initiated this project is having some success in many organizations. Its objective was to reduce the use of email and the number of tools used in each project to improve communication between members of the team. Thousands of users are already using Slack with good results and has a free version so you can try it in your projects. How does it work? Continue reading Slack, the tool that is changing the way people communicate in many companies

Filesoup, the alternative to Google for search P2P download

Google had made some changes to its search algorithm that had mainly affected download websites, which had lost up to 50% of visits they had. Of course, made the switch, made the solution. And it is that, if we could hardly find such materials in their results, we now have to take a look at a new search engine that will do the same job.

Filesoup

Filesoup is a search engine that comes to allow us the fact of search files on major P2P networks. Nothing is quite limited, although their characteristics should be expanding soon. Right now, what we can do is search for torrents on sites like The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, Kickass or ExtraTorrent. Even put at it disposal a proxy to bypass the limitations that exist in some countries. Continue reading Filesoup, the alternative to Google for search P2P download

Tips for choosing web hosting

Choose appropriate web hosting is one of the most important issues and that is not usually pay due attention when we started a web project.

The “hosting” or web hosting is a service usually offered by specialized companies, which allows us to publish our blog, website or online webapp ensuring their availability and proper operation. Additionally, they tend to offer email accounts, databases, backup and some other more or less interesting services.

choosing web hosting

There are also different types of web hosting. The most common and economical is the shared hosting, i.e. a single machine or server supports a multitude of websites hosted at the same time. Shared hosting has the advantage of price and ease of use, but also some disadvantages:

  • There may be too many sites hosted on the same server.
  • Inappropriate behavior or inefficient applications of the “neighbors” may affect us.
  • The availability of resources in use peaks is not guaranteed.

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