Facebook Messenger – a Free Mobile Messaging App

Facebook has just made available a free stand-alone messaging app for your mobile phone. It will be like BlackBerry’s BBM service, or WhatsApp, or Kik, or LiveProfile, or PingChat!, but that you don’t need an additional ID, as all your contacts in Facebook will be available for messaging, may they be using the app as well, or just in any other mobile device, or the web.

Get and send messages fast

With the new standalone Messenger app, now messaging with friends is faster than ever. Messages are delivered instantly, and they’re always just a click away.

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Unfortunately, it’s only available (yet!) for iOS and Android (have I already told you about the developers’ preference in developing mobile apps?), and for iOS it’s only available as of the moment in the US iTunes store. Continue reading

Sparrow – What Makes a Mac a Mac

Apps like Sparrow Mail are what makes a Mac a Mac. Not just because it is available exclusively for Mac, but they integrate well with the Mac.

Sparrow is a desktop email client for Mac that works like a native desktop client especially for Gmail. It could even replicate most of the keyboard shortcuts of Gmail as you would do in a web browser. It’ll support IMAP for Yahoo! Mail as well. What’s more, email accounts other than Gmail will behave like Gmail inside Sparrow.

Watch the introductory video below:

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From NU 107 to DigRadio.ph – A Wish for an iPhone App

I have missed the music that is NU 107, especially since it signed off in November 2010. Rock & Roll world rejoiced when the former DJ’s of NU 107 put up an online music streaming site at digradio.ph to continue that music we have known. Yet, I always find it inconvenient to be able to listen to it only via my laptop.

So here’s a wish for an official iPhone app soon.

Digradio.ph is a step in the right direction for us rock fans to continue converge in one common music ground. So I hope they come up with mobile apps soon for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.

Tweetbot — The Quality You Pay For

Tweetbot, according to the developers, is an iPhone Twitter client with a lot of personality. And personality, indeed, it is full of. From its first release, the Tweetbot app significantly defines what a quality app is — what is value for money in the mobile app world.

I don’t want to delve into much details on what this app can do or how can it be so different from the other Twitter iPhone clients. Instead, just watch the introductory video »

Globe Recommendation: SuperSurf

Took this Globe Telecom’s internet surfing profiler to determine which of Globe’s internet plans is best for me according to my data requirements, habits and/or usage. And the result: Globe recommends I subscribe to their SuperSurf plan.

After all I thought Globe has got a lot of options suited for me, and all they could come up was the ultimate SuperSurf plan! Continue Reading »

Samsung Galaxy Tab — Faster, Thinner, Lighter

Here’s the commercial of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was aired in the UK:

Great that the device is HSPA+ capable, but what do you do with that hardware if the network you’re on sucks? Honestly, you’ll be paying for a hardware you can’t even use.

Here are the separate commercials emphasizing how the Galaxy Tab can be thinner and lighter: Watch the Videos »