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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

App reviews

App review - Viber texting without your cell phone

VIBER Connect. Freely – untether yourself from your phone

App Review   ----   ☕☕☕☕☕ /☕☕☕☕☕
Works on: Win desktop/ Surface / tablet / Windows phone / iPhone / Android

Have the urge to stay connected to your friends or customers but, like me loath tap, tap, tapping on a teeny screen? Viber may be what you are looking for.Viber app for texting review

When I’m working at my desk, I often leave my phone within reach in case I get a text. But I have to be honest, I hate texting. Well, to be more precise, I hate the small screen and thumb typing that comes with it. Up until now, I’ve discouraged most people from texting. I’ve tried different apps, but they all end up with the same issue – I’m lazy and don’t want to put effort into my typing. So I went searching  for an app that will run on my desktop or tablet. And I found Viber.

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Win 10 App Review - The good and the bad abt Pedometer Master (Run Master)

Pedometer Master mainscreen App Review   -  Pedometer Master (Run Master)  ---   ☕☕☕ /☕☕☕☕☕
 Win 10 / Windows phone

 This app is maddening. It has all the features I wanted in a pedometer, is fun to use and has many features that make it a truly stellar app. I use it to track my route while I’m going about service calls. I was looking for a simple pedometer that would let me save maps and see how far I traveled and Pedometer Master fit my needs. However:  1 serious issue turns this from a stellar app to a mediocre one.

First the good:

For those of use interested in tracking our path on a map, it’s spot on. The geo-mapping works very well. Remember those old Family Circus strips that showed Little Billies’ circuitous route around the neighbourhood? That’s the way any of my maps look.  Hither and yon but never in a straight line.

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Win 10 app review - WhatsApp for windows

WhatsApp for Win Phone - ☕☕☕☕/☕☕☕☕☕

Fans of WhatsApp can enjoy the app on their Windows Phones.   This cross-platform mobile messaging/call app will allow you to talk and message your friends, regardless of their OS platform.  I tested it out with a customer who is a Rogers/iPhone6 user. I'm a Telus WinBlue phone user. It worked without any issues. I was surprised at how crisp the voice was as well as the video. Messaging is pretty standard -  you've used one, you've used them all. 

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