copter swing, just when you thought your phone is safe …

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Trust me, if you think FlappyBirds was tough, well try this.

No i am serious. It is diabolically tough.

TGB can never get past 5points.
I fear for my Android phone`s screen.

Oh well, Copter Swing, now available on iOS App Store and Google Android PlayStore.

You have been warned.

Enough of the Apple bashing Samsung!

To Samsung Mobile,

Dude, get a grip of your frigging products first before you freaking start bashing Apple.  Everyone who reads TheGeekyBeng knows that I am no Apple iOS fanboy, but really, for a brand whose atrocious battery life is classified as Rotten, you really have irked the hell out of TGB who is gonna issue you a challenge!

I will take my Lumia 1520, my Sony Xperia Z2 to compete with your BEST newest Device in terms of battery life and see who wins!

#DoNotBeAShamedungSheep

The Next Big Thing is ALREADY OVER!

It is the Era of Sony, XiaoMi and Microsoft Nokia!

It has been a while …

Yeah, TGB haven’t been posting for a while, mainly because he actually had to work + lack of new flagship phones to play with + down with flu or is it dengue for a week so far.

Anyway, some exciting news coming to TGB within the next 10 days.

1. RedMi Note going on sale on 8th July 2014 at 12pm in Singapore through http://www.mi.com/sg … at an incredible price of S$199.  To think TGB was banking on S$209 for the sale price of the phone and wanted XiaoMi Singapore to give me the F-Code.  DANG!

2.  Very reliable sources (since it has been out in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and all around the world) that next week, on a Thurs, TheGeekyBeng will get his hands on a brand new Flagship phone.  YES!!! Is it Thurs yet?  So effectively speaking, this brand new Flagship phone that can match his “somewhat” brand new Tumi Bag, will be released to the market two days later.  So watch my space on 10th July 2014 for a Preview of this supermegawesomedelic Flagship phone.

And some sad news, since you guys also know that TheGeekyBeng is also a Sony lover, and that the beloved Xperia Tablet Z2’s ultimate NFC BT Keyboard Leather Case

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Well, it has met its demise before the launch.  And yes, TGB is extremely sad that he cannot bring the keyboard equipped Android Tablet as he main travel companion for his Europe trip …

But it is ok, since you know, TGB never gives up …

Thus, he have embraced a two solution route for this travelling issue.

1. Bought an 11″ MBA which fits perfectly into the Tumi Bag.
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2. “Outsourced” to his favourite Sony Retail store, to help him find a 3rd Party Leather Casing that will fit perfectly with the Sony’s NFC BlueTooth Keyboard so that he can STILL bring along both devices for the trip.

#FirstWorldProblems

Last but not least, thanks to Nokia or should I say, MSFT Devices for loaning me a Prototype Lumia 635 – an uniquely super fast device at a remarkable price of S$239 only ….

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More details of this awesome tiny device later.  Time to rest my body.

Free MS Office for Android and iOS – Limited Time only

Apparently there is a free download of the all powerful Microsoft Office available today for iOS and Android OS.

Free Microsoft Office for iOS HERE
Free Microsoft Office for Android Platform HERE

There is a kicker though.

Free MS Office - doesn't download on Xperia Z Ultra

For some weird reasons, TGB’s Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the only device that cannot download the Freebie.

Devices that TGB has managed to download the freebie.

  • iPod Touch 5th Gen
  • iPad Mini
  • XiaoMi Mi3
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z

No Samsungs was touched in the process.  but TGB would love to get his hands on the new HTC M8 and try out how MS Office works on it.  *big wide grin*

 

UPDATE

APK Found.  Microsoft Office installed on my Xperia Z Ultra.  Thus it will work with ALL Android Tablets also.
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Google for the APK or be nice and ask me nicely for it. 🙂

 

Why I Love Telegram – the Whatsapp Replacement Messenger!

After a series of unfortunate news about Whatsapp:

1. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/us-whatsapp-facebook-idUSBREA1I26B20140219
2. http://news.sky.com/story/1215826/whatsapp-sorry-for-outage-after-facebook-deal
3. http://sg.news.yahoo.com/singtel-criticised-for-proposal-to-charge-whatsapp–skype-for-network-usage-030719966.html

TGB decided to revisit his old apps that he have downloaded and yet seemingly no one seems to be crazy about it in Singapore.  And of course, he have chosen Telegram.

Not only Telegram is working across all major Mobile Platform, iOS, Android and WP8 – it also works for desktops operating systems …

Best part, it is completely free!

Here’s a complete list of apps on each different OSes that supports Telegram, some official, some unofficial.

Official

All our applications support phones and tablets, including no-wifi devices.
Unofficial alpha apps for Windows Phone can be found below.

Unofficial

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Windows Phone Unofficial

Personally, TGB is using Migram on his Lumia 1520.  Ngram for some weird reasons didn’t work on his device and Arkagram seems a bit laggy.

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For the Clueless and the totally haven’t used Instant Messaging

Hey, let’s switch to Telegram
http://telegram.org/dl

The link says it all.

For WP8 device users like me, we can download NGram, or my personal favourite, Akragram.

And it is simple to install and use. Best of all, you can seamlessly transfer between devices without losing your old messages because of different OS.

Whichever loser of a Telco that plans to charge OTT providers or their post-paid customers extra for such services should really relook into their strategies.

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