How to use Social media to stay updated on Brazil World Cup 2014

Brazil World Cup 2014

Brazil World Cup 2014

The most awaited sporting event on the planet has now begun with opening ceremony underway in Brazil, so which team are supporting this year at #WorldCup.

Twitter has made #WorldCup more accessible by introducing special features that help you support your team much better.

Twitter introduced a video titled “Love Every Second” that goes with #WorldCup theme, very beautiful depicted with every kick comes lot of tweet birds.

Customize your profile by selecting the team you want to support from a list of teams like Spain, Germany, Portugal and many more.

 

Twitter Customize profile - Select team

Twitter Customize profile – Select team

After team selection, you can select from library of images belonging to that country and customize your profile and timeline image.

Twitter Customize profile - select profile & timeline image

Twitter Customize profile – select profile & timeline image

Go to World Cup timeline and click on + plus sign to add it your homepage and get to see live updates of score in real time on your timeline.

World Cup Timeline

World Cup Timeline

Twitter gives a list of people you can follow, so you get can live updates, photos, videos of event on your profile. Go on and follow your favorite players.

Select List of Famous People

Select List of Famous People

Add your favorite team country flags in your tweets, using hashflags by typing # followed by your country code. Click on globe icon when tweeting #WorldCup to convert your tweets to your country language.

Tweets Hashflags WorldCup

Tweets Hashflags WorldCup

countryhastags

 

So follow the #WorldCup on Twitter, Facebook also has introduced a special page called FacebookRef, that gives real time updates.

FacebookRef for World Cup updates on Facebook

FacebookRef for World Cup updates on Facebook

So stay updated and follow your favorite team on Twitter and Facebook, we support the team that plays the best!

For more news on Social media, stay tuned to #Hotcore or Tweet to us @Hotcorenet

 

Sony launches the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets.

Sony flash drives for smartphones and tablets

Sony flash drives for smartphones and tablets

Sony launches the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets. The new flash drives are “2-in-1” devices with USB 2.0 and microUSB connectors, allowing to be used in laptops, desktops also.

The new flash drives are compatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean OS and offers USB on-the-go(OTG) functionality. They will be available for Android 4.4 KitKat soon.

Apart from copying data between devices, these flash drives can be used to as additional or temporary storage for smartphones and tablets.

Their locking caps (available in three colours) will protect the connectors from damage, dust and debris, says Sony. The metal body of the flash drives is durable enough to withstand everyday mobile use, it claims.

The flash drives are available in 8, 16 & 32GB capacities priced at $19.99, $29.99 and $62.99 respectively. The India launch is not known yet, but flash drives will hit global market in January next year.

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Facebook launches a new feature, Shared Album!!

Facebook Shared Photo Album

Facebook Shared Photo Album

Popular Social networking site Facebook launches a new feature Shared Album.

Shared Album lets users multiple users upload photos to a single album. So example if you make your album shared, you can add your friends as contributors too. They can add, view, edit photos in the album

This new feature is intended to let friends or family to collaborate on photo albums of events, functions. Facebook members can add up to 50 friends to contribute digital photos to the shared album.

Privacy settings allows sharing of albums to be limited to those who contribute or friends of contributors or public
Source: Facebook

 

Facebook Home Android app, now available for download on Google Play Store

Facebook Home launched initially for HTC’s new smartphone, the HTC First and its Android app is now available on Google Play Store.

Facebook Home is the mobile experience that puts your friends at the heart of your phone. And when you download Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting with friends when you’re using other apps.

Features:

  1. Glance at your phone for the latest photos and posts from your friends
  2. With chat heads and Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting when you’re using other apps
  3. See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications
  4. Get right to Facebook, Instagram and other essentials

 

Install the latest Messenger and Facebook apps for the full Home experience.

  1. Facebook Messenger: http://bit.ly/fbandroidmessenger
  2. Facebook for Android: http://bit.ly/fbandroidapp 

Cover Feed

Facebook Home Cover Feed

Facebook Home Cover Feed


You can see posts from your News Feed as soon as switch your phone on.
Swipe through to see more, double tap to like a post, and comment right from cover feed.

Chat Heads and Messenger

Facebook Home Chat Heads

Facebook Home Chat Heads

Install Messenger to send and receive texts and Facebook messages from the same spot. Jump in and out
of conversations while you do other things, like watch videos and browse the web. Reply
right from chat heads, or move them around if you’re not ready to respond.

http://bit.ly/fbandroidmessenger

 

Notifications

Facebook Home Notifications

Facebook Home Notifications


Notifications from Facebook appear right on your home screen and stick around
until you need them. Open a notification with a tap or clear them away to see your cover feed.

App Launcher

Facebook Home App Launcher

Facebook Home App Launcher


Launch your favorite apps and post to Facebook from the same spot.You choose
what’s on your app launcher—press and hold an app then drag it where you want it.

You can download the Facebook app from here – http://goo.gl/nF8fY

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Sony adds Two new models added to the Xperia™ range of premium smartphones with Xperia™ SP and Xperia™ L

Xperia SP offers a high quality HD experience, LTE 4G and easy connectivity with One-touch function in a beautiful cutting-edge design.

Xperia L provides a stylish design with best in class Sony camera experience for perfect pictures and videos every time.

Sony Xperia SP smartphone

Sony Xperia SP smartphone

Key features for Xperia SP

  1. Precision crafted co-moulded aluminium frame
  2. Super-bright 4.6″ 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  3. One-touch functions with NFC to display content on your TV or to share music and photos between devices
  4. 4G LTE for superfast entertainment and browsing
  5. Unique ‘transparent element’ can be personalized to change colour when notifying you of all your incoming messages and calls. Or simply set it to pulse to the beat of your music to stand out from the crowd.
  6. 8MP fast-capture camera with “Exmor RS for mobile”, HDR and Superior Auto for the best photos, even at night or against a strong backlight
  7. Battery STAMINA Mode for optimum battery life
  8. Available in white, red and black colour variations
  9. Xperia L – the perfect smartphone camera experience
Sony Xperia L smartphone

Sony Xperia L smartphone

Key features for Xperia L

  1. 8 megapixel fast-capture camera takes sharp pictures in any light
  2. Enjoy all your content on the generous 4.3″ FWVGA display
  3. One-touch functions with NFC to display content on your TV or to share music and photos between devices
  4. Fast performance with dual-core processor
  5. Battery STAMINA Mode for optimum battery life
  6. Available in white, red and black colour variations
  7. Sony entertainment on the go

Xperia SP – High Definition brilliance in a premium design

The Xperia SP utilizes expertise from Sony’s BRAVIA® TV engineers to create its stunning 4.6″ HD Reality Display for razor sharp pictures and superior brightness. The latest Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by analysing your content type and adjusting the image automatically, making it one of the most intelligent smartphone screens around. The engine will make the adjustment by adding new real-time contrast optimization to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality color management and noise reduction.

Both Xperia SP and Xperia L benefit from Sony’s media applications offering a consistent entertainment experience across the range. The “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies” apps, provide online and offline content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content.

The “WALKMAN” application provides access to all your downloaded music, plus Music Unlimted* with over 18 million songs to explore from, and Facebook social integration. The “Movies” application gives consumers access to over 100,000 movies and TV series from Video Unlimited* while the “Album” application enables easy access to Facebook friends’ photos as well as browsing photos by location.

 

One-touch functions for easy content sharing

Also featured on both models are Sony’s One-touch functions, allowing you to easily and instantly enjoy music and photos across an array of devices, such as Sony’s SRS-BTV5 speaker and latest range of NFC-enabled BRAVIA TVs, with just a single touch. It’s sharing made easy with no wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary.

Feedly, RSS app picks up 500,000 users in two days

Feedly, RSS Reader

Feedly, RSS Reader

Feedly, the RSS app picked up more than 500,000 new users in the two days after Web Giant Google retired its RSS app – Google Reader.

Feedly is a new way to browse the content of your favorite sites, RSS feeds, Tumblr blogs and YouTube channels.

Feedly is an RSS news reader re-imagined for android phones and tablets. It makes browsing faster: the content of your rss feeds are transformed into pocket-sized cards which load very fast and are easy to browse.

Feedly also offers two way sync with Google Reader: articles your read in Feedly are automatically marked as read in Google Reader. Feedly makes sharing content on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ very simple.

You can download app Feedly from Google Play store here – http://goo.gl/LovdA

Download the app and write down your comments!!

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