Tech Sharing

Tech Sharing

Advertisement

Posts Tagged ‘ Desktop ’

After Spotify and iTunes, another big-name app is coming to Microsoft’s Windows Store: Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

 

As discovered by MSPoweruser, a listing of the WhatsApp Desktop app has popped up on the Windows Store, which indicates its imminent arrival on the Store.

 

Like WhatsApp’s desktop apps on other platforms, this Windows Store app serves to be an extension of your mobile phone, mirroring conversations and messages from the device. Set up requires scanning a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app on your phone, and expectedly, you need to keep it in the vicinity of the PC for both to sync up. Since the app runs natively on the desktop, I expect it to support Windows 10’s native desktop notifications.

 

It’s not often that you see a ready-made desktop system come with speakers built into the design, let alone one with 360-degree sound. Samsung has one such thing, and it’s called the ArtPC Pulse.

samsung_artpc_pulse

Very aptly named too, in our opinion. It’s a cylindrical desktop system with a 10.7 inches (approx. 272mm) tall full metal body with circular lighting. Sitting near the top of it all is the 360-degree omni-directional Harman Kardon speakers. It would fit nicely alongside any of your other modern art-inspired décor, especially if you have a matching monitor or TV.

But what about innards? There are two versions, an Intel Core i5 one and the other with an Intel Core i7. The former comes with an AMD Radeon RX460 2GB (which puts it just below the minimum VR requirements), a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, a single USB Type-C, and a HDMI port each. The i7 version keeps most of the specs, but comes with 16GB of RAM instead and an additional 1TB HDD.

Both models are now available for pre-order on Amazon, for US$1,200 (approx. RM4,981)and US$1,600 (approx. RM6,642) for the i5 and i7 versions, respectively. If you’re looking to get one, this is your only way for now as there’s no word on if Samsung will be bringing this into Malaysia officially.

 

 

Viber for Desktop

Viber, one of the free mobile messaging in Mobile platform had release their latest version 3.0 for Andriod as well as iOS mobile user, come together with the release, they also announce the newly launched Viber Desktop application for PC and Mac Users.

tech.david-cheong.com

In a media release, the company said that Viber Desktop and the latest versions of the Viber app were designed from the ground up for individuals using Viber on multiple devices, so they can always use the app that’s right for them, whether at home, in school, at the office, or on the go.

tech.david-cheong.com

Key highlights of the new mobile app versions include:

  • Video messages
  • New stickers
  • Last online status
  • Enhanced photo experience
  • Performance improvements
  • New voice engine
  • Android version security fix
  • Support for eight new languages and 20 languages overall. Supported languages include: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

tech.david-cheong.com

Some of the key combined features(Viber Desktop and Mobile apps) include:

  • Seamlessly transfer calls between Viber Desktop and the Viber app with one click or tap
  • Received and Sent messages are shown on all devices, but will only “beep” on the device you are currently using
  • Messages and conversations you delete from one device will be removed from all devices
  • On top of this, Viber Desktop is Viber’s first application to offer video calls. With this new beta feature, users can now make desktop-to-desktop video calls to other Viber users.

tech.david-cheong.com

Check out the new Viber Desktop for PC & Mac introduction video below:

 

Viber offers free calls and messages between its users via Internet connection. The app is free to use and can be downloaded from Viber.com.

tech.david-cheong.com

The company also announced that it now has over 200 million users across the various platforms that it supports including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and others.