Telegram? No, I am not referring to the old form of communication telegraphy. Telegram is a new (actually been in development for over a year) cloud based messaging service which pretty much does everything our beloved WhatsApp does but a lot more. It is what I use more than WhatsApp. After having been using it for over a year, I feel confident to actually publicly give a positive opinion on this instant messaging service and most importantly, I can say that it has improved so fast and has caught up to WhatsApp. In fact, we’re now at a point where it looks like WhatsApp is now playing catch up with Telegram.
Having finally got my hands on an invite to purchase the OnePlus One as well as purchase and receive the OnePlus One, I have had a good time to play with it to review it. I must say, it is something special!
If you know me, you probably know that I am not really much of an Apple fan & I usually write posts complaining about what Apple are doing and what people buying Apple products are thinking. However, although it’s quite rare, I do sometimes like the odd few features they release in the next iOS update or iPhone announcement. This time around, with iOS6, I am pretty fond about the new Passbook feature. I am not too fond that the iPhone 5 does not come with NFC though. Nevertheless, both Passbook and NFC serve a similar purpose – to identify or grant access to something. So what do I mean about this?
As you already may know, the Apple iPhone 4s was released just over a week ago and many people have purchased it for different reasons. The usual suspects include:
- die hard apple fans,
- rich folk who don’t know what to spend their money on,
- people who have never heard of android,
- and previous blackberry owners who have also never heard of android.
However, if you have purchased an iPhone 4s, then you may be forgiven if you have got it on the basis of the late Steve Jobs as this was his last invention which he had a direct influence upon (i.e. for sentimental reasons). He truly has shaped today’s technology. I don’t believe that’s this is the reason most people would have purchased one. It is most likely because of Siri which I have to admit is quite impressive but you can’t make the most out of it if you live anywhere outside the US.
Since the year 2003 I have been acquiring new phones which I have lived with and learnt to love over the years of using them. Currently, I have the a brand new HTC Desire and I had fallen in love with this phone straight away. I knew its strength and weaknesses and I knew it was the phone for me. I am now set in holy matrimony to be with my HTC Desire for the next 18 months.