ChatStep Is a Secure, Private, and Web Based Disposable Chat Room [Chat]
a collection of things i like and want to remember. by “scrapbooking” it on my blog i can go back and google it later
Most people don’t have a need for a group chat service all the time. While many apps require you to set up passwords and accounts, it’s just not worth it for that once-a-year experience. If you need a private and secure chat room without the hassle of usernames, ChatStep is a service worth checking out.
ChatStep is incredibly easy to use. You can create a room from the home page by typing in any name you like, then your nickname, and an optional password. Then, simply send your friends the room name and they can join up. When you leave, everything is deleted from the servers. Similar to the previously mention CryptoCat, ChatStep doesn’t log messages, images, or user information. Better still, all your messages are encrypted before they’re even sent. It’s simple, but if you’re looking for a quick way to chat with friend without Big Brother watching, then ChatStep is a great solution.
Samsung Galaxy S III OTA update adds brightness widget to drop-down menu
While we didn’t have many complaints with what Samsung offered us in its 2012 flagship, several users noted that the auto-brightness setting wasn’t really making the most of that 4.8-inch screen. The Galaxy S III’s latest OTA update tries to fix this by throwing in a new brightness gauge and auto toggle within the drop-down notification menu. There’s also a handful of stability fixes included in the 73MB update and according to SlashGear, the update can now be pushed to global models by hitting up the update section in the settings menu.
Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone
It’s hard to underestimate the value of brand loyalty. Just ask Verizon Wireless. It’s with satisfied Incredible and Incredible 2 owners in mind that the carrier is promoting the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a 4-inch, $149 device that — as you may have guessed — rides along VZW’s fast LTE network.
- PSA: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE lands in Verizon stores, gets us tongue-tied
- HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon hands-on at CTIA 2012 (update: video)
- Verizon officially announces HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
Interestingly, the Incredible 4G LTE is landing at a time when many consumers might have preferred, say, the HTC One X. In fact, though, Verizon’s decision to instead update the Incredible (also made by HTC) introduces a rather enviable proposition to Verizon customers. Remember that in a short matter of time, the Samsung Galaxy S III will soon make its debut at Verizon, at which point, it’s expected to become the network’s premiere smartphone. St! ill, its large size will deter many shoppers, and when viewed through this lens, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE begins to make sense. Put simply, it’s a compact handset that stands as the antithesis to the assumption that size equals power. While the handset doesn’t quite approach the capabilities or elegance of the One X (or the One S, for that matter), the latest Incredible is a worthy successor and deserves consideration as your next smartphone — regardless of your current provider. Read on to learn why.
JBL’s extra-tiny Soundfly BT wall outlet speaker gets spoiled by the FCC
JBL is known for its portable speakers, but an FCC filing has revealed that it’s willing to make speakers that are almost inconspicuous. The Soundfly BT would represent your everyday Bluetooth speaker save for the very uncommon ability to optionally plug directly into a wall outlet, skipping the power cord. Shades of the previous-generation AirPort Express, anyone? There’s not much mystery in other areas, but the 20W stereo output is unusually powerful for something small enough to hang off of a hotel room’s power port. Between the manual and live photos, about the only riddles left are the Soundfly BT’s official release date and price.