The more we rely on our smartphones for every facet of our lives, the more risk there is of losing important data if your phone gets lost, stolen or destroyed. Android already has some backup services built in, but the massively popular chat client WhatsApp has just announced a partnership with Google to make sure its 900 million users don’t lose anything important to them. Starting today, WhatsApp users on Android will have the option to back up their entire WhatsApp history right to Google Drive. The backup will include chat histories, voice messages, photos and video, and you’ll be able to restore all of that data to a new phone when you set up WhatsApp.
Unfortunately, as with many new Google features, this one will be coming by the ever-popular gradual rollout. This is a particularly long one — Google says the feature will become available over the next few months. Once it’s available, you’ll find the option in WhatsApp’s settings. Why it’ll take so long isn’t clear, so you’ll have to just start checking your app periodically if you want to take advantage of the new feature.
Here we go again with another weeks collection of newly released BBM Sticker Packs. This time around we got a total of 8 Sticker Packs which are all housing 20 different stickers and which are all coming in at 7.29AED per pack.
Zoodorable by Hill Hill Design, some funny animalistic Monsters to enrich your conversations
Florida Gators by Florida Gators, If you are a Gators fan this is the right Pack all around Albert their mascot.
Adam the Funny Moslem Boy Part2 by WEsticker is a set all about Adam.
Endless Love by Hi-Art, show your romantic side with this Sticker Pack.
Pororo Summertime Fun by Iconix Co.Ltd. , another Pack containing Pororo and his friends.
Black & White by Teo Tarras, Funny and positive messages with these little monsters which are not only Black and White.
Feel the Love by viamedia, Another sticker set to share your love with a special someone.
?? by Nimmble. some Arabic Themed Soccer Stickers where I cannot get the Title of.
Are there any Packs in here that you fancy to get? If so head down to the BBM Shop to get them!
Amazon’s latest giveaway in the Amazon Appstore includes over $50 of paid content for free from now and until the 1st of July. Titles in this promotion include The Bard’s Tale, Exiles Weather Live and many more, if you are on Android or using a BlackBerry 10 device that can use Android apps you might want to check out the list!
Here’s the full list of apps in this latest offer which might differ depending on which country you are in:
Let’s face it, the original camera software which comes in each BlackBerry is not really the best. Even on the Passport where you have a 13MP sensor the pictures are still not up to par. Camera++ promises to change that a bit.
Camera++ is an advanced camera application to meet the needs of professional and amateur photographers. It characterizes itself by centering on how an image is taken and all that it entails within the scope of the OS and the available APIs.
This means for users that you have more control over configuring your images. You can choose from an array of different modes with which to adjust. Some options are to toggle the flash on off, the ability to switch scenes, adjust the white balance either automatically or manually, choose an ISO mode (though this is dependent upon hardware and what each device supports), select an EV offset, set a timer, switch from normal to burst mode, and even change the resolution. Again all very important tools when trying to capture the perfect shot. Settings wise you are close to what you can set on a DSLR.
All images that you are taking are by default stored in the camera folder of your device, but this can be changed in the settings of the App if you wish so. Also it is possible here to turn off the shutter sound!
Once again three brand new Sticker sets have arrived in the BBM Shop. This time around we got What by Nani, Psych by Psych and Hot Stuff by Hot Stuff. All packs got 20 Stickers for AED 7.29. Wondering when the Easter Sticker Packs will arrive.
BlackBerry has pushed out last night an update for BBM for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices. It brings quite some new features with it this time. From customer BBM Pin’s to Landscape mode for iOS users. You can see the full list of changes below,
Custom Pin: With a Custom PIN subscription you can make a PIN that’s easy for you and your friends to remember and/or says something special about you. Custom PINs have to follow certain guidelines. They must be 6-8 characters long, and can include numbers and letters only. Special characters cannot be used and PINs are not case sensitive. A Custom PIN subscription is 7.29AED per month. BBM users with any active subscription get another little bonus – a badge on their avatar to show off their premium status.
Photos in Groups: BBM Groups keeps getting better. Last time the ability to use stickers in Group Chats was added. This time it is another users request – Photos in Group Chats.You can now share a photo while having a group conversation. These photos are also saved to the Pictures section of your group, allowing you to still “like” and comment on them.
Android Wear: If you are using BBM on Android, you’ll be excited about this! Android Wear Support is now baked-in to this release. Seamlessly receive alerts on your wrist when new BBM messages come in, and read and respond to them with a few simple swipes. This is going to make discreet messaging on-the-go even easier.
iOS Security Updates: By taking advantage of iOS specific features like TouchID, we are enabling iOS users to password protect their BBM chats. Lock your private BBM conversations with a 4-digit passcode or your fingerprint. You can set how long you would like BBM to remain unlocked before a password is required again.
Landscape Mode for iOS users: iOS users can also take advantage of landscape mode support in their BBM chats and can now swipe to delete a chat from the chat list and use “edit” mode in chats for quick chat deletion.
Multiple BBM Channel Contributors: BBM Channels now supports multiple channel contributors through the web client; making it easier for the over 1 million BBM Channel owners to manage and post new content.
You can head down to your respective App store to get the update right on your device.