Thursday, 23 April 2015

Emojis Go International

Swiftkey has unveiled the results of its new study which focuses on the most popular emoji of each language.

Do you agree? 

Judging by the results, I should be living Turkey.

What's your favourite emoji? Comment below with your answers.

Viral Video of the Day: Random Act of Kindness

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Music Messanger

What is life without music and socialising? Co-founder O.D. Kobo, an entrepreneur from Israel, knows that it'd be rubbish, that's why he's helped to develop Music Messenger.

The app, which launched seven months ago, has raised $35M from private investors including Russian Billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich.

Music Messenger is the first of its kind to allow users to create multiple playlists and send music to each other for free.

It's proving very beneficial for the music industry, as artists use it as a 'promotional tool' to introduce users to many songs.

With $35million in funding and a valuation of $100m, Music Messenger attracts 1 million new users each month, and available in 10 languages.

The company which plans to launch in China this Summer, will focus on releasing it in Brazil, Russia and India too.

Viral Video of the Day:

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

REFRESH: App Updates To Take Advantage Of

1) Apple's iOS 8.3

My favourite thing about the new iOS update has to be its wider range of ethnic emojis. I love that emojis are more diverse than ever before, and that there are more flags being represented - it's nice to know that Apple is doing its bit to encourage ethnic-equality.

If you want to take advantage of this new update, click on Settings and request an update in the Software section.

2) Instagram 

Hold the phone! Yes, the one that Alexander Graham Bell invented! Instagram has updated its filter and layout settings to include a range of colour hues and highlights, with the addition of collages too.

Oooh, snazzy!

I like this update [Instagram 1.0.1] because it makes images/videos look more professional and pristine than they did before.

Now, your selfies will look model-esque all the time. Have a great time snap, snap, snapping! If you'll excuse me, it's time to get nap, nap, napping.

I'll leave you with a video of Kim Hyoyeon [a vlogger] testing out Instagram's new video filters. 

Find the Loch Ness Monster with Google's help

The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has been ongoing since 1933, as she continues to haunt Scotland's murky waters...

Nessie, as she's better known, remains coy, bringing an air of mystery to everyone who knows of her legendary story.

For the people who have "allegedly" seen and pictured her, their stories could be about to be proven correct, thanks to Google Street View's attempts to find her!

Yes, that's right - Google has enlisted the help of a specialist team to help track her down. 

Leading the search party is Adrian Shine, leader of the Loch Ness & Morar Project, which has recorded more than 1,000 Nessie sightings to-date; as well as launching the initiative to celebrate the anniversary of the infamous Surgeon’s Photograph, published in the Daily Mail on 21 April 1934. 

Although that image was later proven to be a fake, many more images have surfaced since…

The Internet giant think that her story has gone on long enough, so they're embarking on a quest to find her; and what better way to do it than to unveil a 360-degree Street View imagery of Loch Ness to Google Maps where the public can play detective and search for the mythical creature themselves.

In a tribute blog post shared yesterday, Google mused: "Sail across the freshwater lake and take in its haunting beauty, made darker still by peat particles found in its waters. 

Let the Loch unlock the spirit of your imagination, where the rippling water, tricks of the light, and drifting lots brings the legend of Nessie to life."


Oh, and Shakespeare eat your heart out! Who knew Google were such poetic geniuses?!