Android App: Group Video Chat with Google+
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***If you haven’t heard of Google+, it is a new social networking site that allows you to share what you want with who you want. It features a whole slew of features (including some copied by Facebook) that make interacting with your friends much more interesting. As of today, G+ is out of private testing and open to the public, so grab your account!***
The Google+ app just received a major update; you can now group video chat using Google+ “Hangout.” Not only can you chat phone to phone, but computer to phone as well. This is a great way to video chat with someone that doesn’t have a front facing camera on their phone. Android 2.3 and up is required for video chat capabilities.
Apart from video chatting, the Google+ app provides the user with comprehensive control over their account. You can check your stream, update your status, manage your circles, check-in, message people, and of course post comments and pictures. The app feels fluid and works extremely well. So go ahead, give Google+ a try!
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When you first open the Google+ app, be sure to activate Instant Upload. Now, every time you take a picture on your phone the picture will be automatically uploaded to Google+. No one will be able to see the pictures unless you explicitly share it. Instant Upload provides you with an instantaneous backup of your pictures and also makes it easier to share them later.
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iSyncr- Sync iTunes to Your Android Phone (Wirelessly)!
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From the same people that brought us Cheetah Sync, isyncr allows you to sync iTunes to your Android phone or tablet, but it also does much more. I usually don’t like Android apps that begin their name with the letter “i,” but this title is appropriate. iSyncr can quickly transfer your desired playlists, album art, playcounts and more to your phone, as well as transfer it from your phone to iTunes. iSyncr also gives you the ability to create syncable playlists directly from your phone. The quick and easy process requires no extra software on your computer and makes the process quick and easy.
Did I mention that you can sync WIRELESSLY!? With the $0.99 add on you can sync wirelessly while on a Wi-Fi network. iSyncr makes it easy to sync between your phone and computer by providing a one-click sync widget, or you can also have the app AUTOMATICALLY transfer your music, pictures and videos without you having to look at your phone. Furthermore, if your phone is running low on memory, you can also pick and choose which playlists to sync. It also syncs music that you have downloaded from Amazon Mp3.
The basic iSyncr is available for both Windows and Mac. You can get the basic functioning iSyncr in the Market for FREE, or pay $2.99 for the full functioning iSyncr. So go ahead, download links are provided below!
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