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Facebook Live Audio is almost here. Pretty soon you will be able to livestream AUDIO-only like a radio station

Can’t wait to use this feature and see how this affects the future of radio, audio blogging apps like ZCast, Anchor and Bubbly and if indeed the future of tech is in voice all along.

It’s under beta testing and expected to roll out publicly early 2017.

By: Shirley Ip, Product Specialist, and Bhavana Radhakrishnan, Software Engineer As we continue to improve the Facebook Live experience, we’ve been listening to feedback to inform the new tools and features we build. One thing we’ve heard is that partners want new formats for going live. We announced Live 360 last week, and today we’re […]

via Introducing Live Audio — Facebook Media

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Candywirez Lightning Sync and Charge Cable [REVIEW] @candywirez

Sync and charge cables are probably the most used and abused phone accessory. Even headsets don’t come close to it when run through the “abused-and-taken-for-granted” meter!

And if you’re like me, you probably use it more than once or twice a day. I charge a minimum of 4 times a day because I’m currently addicted to Smule’s Sing! app and it only takes minutes before I drain my phone battery. So you can just imagine how overworked my charging cable is! A few days before, I’ve been getting this “incompatible accessory” warning when I plug it into an outlet which pretty much means, something inside is starting to get screwed up because I’m using Apple’s stock iPhone 5 cable charger.

And how convenient that a Candywirez Lightning Sync and Charge cable just came through the mail a few days ago! Although my cable is far from broken, just iffy I guess, it’s an opportune time to let it rest for a few days (or weeks) and use this new lightning sync and charge cable from Candywirez. As of this post, I have used it once for charging (last night) and so far, I’ve had no problems with it whatsoever.

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The candywirez Lightning Sync and Charge cable is 5ft (1.5m) long so it’s about 18 inches longer than the stock iPhone charging cable. This is a huge improvement for me because I can’t tell you how many times the stock cable’s “shortness” has upset me before. I can’t even charge my iPhone on my desk because my power outlet is way down near the floor so it usually lies on the floor when I charge. But with this new charging cable from candywirez, I have a lot of leeway to move or use my phone while charging.

Also worth nothing is the rubbery feel of the cable itself. It feels sturdy enough yet comfortable to hold. The wire is also a little fatter than Apple’s stock cable so it lends a bit of toughness to it. I also love that it has this metallic protective coating on both ends which feels more secure and more durable.

And if you love bright, loud colors then you’d be glad to know that it comes in spunky, pastel colors to fit your unique taste! I got the Lime colored cable and it looks awesome when plugged to my black iPhone 5 and if you have a white iPhone all the better because practically any color would go well with it!

One more thing I like about Candywirez Lightning Sync and Charge cable is that unlike my stock cable, this one doesn’t heat up even during long charging sessions (charging and using phone at the same time).

So far, it’s been a wonderful experience. I will be using this as my main charging/sync cable while my old cable will stay in the car’s glove compartment as backup. So if you’re looking for a reliable, durable and pretty sync/charging cable, I happily suggest getting Candywirez! It’s well worth every penny!

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Facebook Free for Globe/TM Subscribers Until January 25, 2014; Twitter Free for Sun Subscribers

Access to Facebook for Globe/TM subscribers will be FREE until January 25, 2014. This is true whether Facebook is accessed through m.facebook.com on a smartphone browser or through an app.

Meanwhile, access to Twitter becomes FREE for Sun subscribers. See images below. Please check your corresponding network’s website for more details.

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Watch NetFlix, Listen to Pandora and Access other Geo-Blocked Content Anywhere on Any Device with UnoDNS [REVIEW]

This is probably the longest product testing I’ve ever done here at RJMarmol.com but also undoubtedly the most rewarding on a personal level.  You see, I don’t normally immerse myself (for as long as this, which is almost 4 months) with products/services/apps that I review because I always want to maintain a considerable distance, so to speak — just to make sure my reviews aren’t biased in some way. But I have to tell you that this service had so much impact on my daily life that looking back now, I can’t believe I actually survived without it.

Friends, let me introduce you to UnoTelly!  Continue reading “Watch NetFlix, Listen to Pandora and Access other Geo-Blocked Content Anywhere on Any Device with UnoDNS [REVIEW]”

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Why I Made Globe GCash My Central Payment Hub and Why It’s So Worth It

There’s so much to be said about mobile payments these days that I don’t even know where to begin. However, in my 8 years of mobile/online banking, I can probably say that 90% of the time, I don’t transact with cold cash anymore. It’s because there’s rarely a need to do so, except of course if you’re buying from your local mom & pop convenience stores (like the one I have — I do accept G-Cash payments, by the way) or public markets that don’t accept credit/debit cards or mobile payments. And it’s a shame, really — when you think about how many businesses remain either hesitant or clueless (or both) about using mobile payments. While some of these people are technophobic by nature, many remain set in their old ways because they’re more comfortable that way.

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But if you look closely, many of these people don’t even give mobile payments a try because they refuse to be like old dogs being asked to do new tricks. I’m not writing this to say, mobile payments are easy as pie or are ridiculously easy because the truth is that it does require a considerable amount of work and research. What these technophobics fail to acknowledge is that their fear of technology (or at least most of them anyway) can be fixed by arming yourself with a little know-how — and this, my friends — is what this post is about. I’m here to tell you that yes, the wonders of technology may seem like an insurmountable mountain but that you are never too old or too young to learn about it. And this learning is a huge step towards understanding what technology can and cannot do and how these things can actually make a real difference in your life.  Continue reading “Why I Made Globe GCash My Central Payment Hub and Why It’s So Worth It”

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Would Phablets and Cheap iPhones Ruin Apple?

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Forget Home: The iPhone becomes more social without Facebook

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