Twitter launched its video-streaming platform in March this year and since then the app has taken the world by storm. The app was launched just weeks after another live-streaming app Meerkat, which gained immense popularity during the South by Southwest Music Festival, was launched in February 2015. However, Twitter started working on Periscope well before Meerkat was launched.

Periscope was developed by Joe Bernstein and Kayvon Beykpour only for iOS and Android. In a world full of social networking apps, carving a name of every other app is impossible. Not all the apps enjoy people’s excitement and interest. However, that is clearly not the case with Periscope. Because since its inception, Periscope has gained more than ten million users (people who have made an account on it and taken the time out to check it) and two million users out of it are active users of the app.

With Periscope, you can start live-streaming video of your camera to anyone who is interested in watching it online. Moreover, you can also limit the audience for your broadcast – letting only a few people watch while blocking out the others. You can also send out an alert to each of your followers on Twitter so that they can watch and comment on your broadcast.

It is similar to Google Hangout and webchat in many ways. However, Periscope is a mobile app – which means that is used much more frequently and thus people can use it wherever they want. Plus, since it has been developed by Twitter, your Periscope is automatically linked with your Twitter account. So when you will do a live transmission or video stream, it will be updated on your Twitter newsfeed accordingly which will help you get more followers.

Every time a person you follow begins a transmission, you get notified by an alert. Upon clicking on ‘World Map’, you can view the location of all the live broadcasts that are taking place at the moment. This gives you a (boring or entertaining) glimpse into the lives of people from all around the world.

As existing services commonly prefer separate launch of a new functionality, Periscope has also been launched as a separate app from Twitter. It was developed by an endowment of reportedly £67 worth. Twitter received this endowment in January this year and development process has not stopped since then.

Although Meerkat had already a huge following at the time Periscope was launched, it did not have support of a well-established app. And that’s where Periscope succeeded. With the backing of an app (Twitter) with a huge user-base, Periscope quickly gained users. In fact, by the tenth of its launch, the app already had a million users.

Also, Periscope is favored over Meerkat because it allows saving of video streams for 24 hours once you are done watching them. In this way, you can watch the same stream repeatedly on the same day. While in Meerkat, the moment you end the broadcast, the video disappears and cannot be viewed again.

Periscope has a great potential. It could totally be a game changer in the world of live-streaming apps as it has greatly changed the way news is reported. However, it is yet to see if it’s here to stay or not.



Bad credit record is a very untimely and uninvited disaster that can be brought upon anyone by fate at any point in their life. It comes with a lot of perils; one of them is that you have limited options when it comes to choosing a mobile phone for yourself. That does not mean you can’t get any good deal because there are other options available such as bad credit mobile phones.

Bad credit mobile phone deals are specifically designed for people who have a bad credit record and are unable to afford or buy phones directly from the network provider in a standard package. Many different companies such as InstantMobile solely exist to research and provide the best bad credit mobile phone deal tailored according to your needs. These companies have a wide array of deals, thus catering to all sorts of customers. There is no eligibility criterion as such. Most companies perform a credit check to check how much you can afford to pay every month. Don’t worry; you don’t get rejected here because of a bad credit record. In fact, you have a 100 percent guarantee of getting acceptance if you have chosen wisely. Basically, all they require is a proof of income that you will be able to keep up with the monthly payments.

Of course, bad credit mobile phone deals have both some advantages and disadvantages. However, this is the best option for you if you are going through a bad financial phase.

Pros of Bad Credit Mobile Phone Deals

Bad credit mobile phone deals improve your credit score rating to a great degree. How does it happen? Well, the answer to that is simple but before that you need to know why people with bad credit record are rejected latest mobile phone deals. Basically, companies judge a person’s reliability from his/her credit record. They go through their credit history and check how much responsible this person with financial handlings is. Thus, people with bad credit records are rejected. So, if you sign a bad credit mobile deal, make your payments on time and maintain a good relationship with your provider, then a good impression is made on the company and they may upgrade you to a better deal or deal of your own choice later. Also, this way your credit rating improves.

The bills of the contract come on a monthly basis and the contract may last for 12 months, 18 months or 24 months. The duration of the contract depends on the company you are dealing with and the network provider they have teamed up with. The payments are quite affordable and you don’t have to pay hefty bills each month. That’s mostly because the cell phone that comes with the deal is new but rather cheaper, hence the payments are affordable.

Cons of Bad Credit Mobile Phone Deals

The biggest disadvantage that accompanies a bad credit mobile phone deal is that your options are quite limited. Latest, high end gadgets are totally out of league and even really hard to clinch a deal that provides one or two year old phones. You have to be really careful while selecting a deal if you want to save yourself from getting rejected.

A few companies often charge hidden fees for their services. They require you to pay this additional fee if you want to get approval.

In a nutshell, bad credit mobiles phone deal is saving grace for a person who is going through a bad financial condition. You just have to be responsible in paying your bills and stay diligent and determined throughout the contract.



Although iPhone, one of the most dominant and slim phones in its realm, comes with variety of features but its battery life fails to meet your expectations. There is hardly any solution to conserve battery but to charge it every single day. Fortunately, through these seven tips which are explained below, your investment in this luxurious cell phone may make it a bit handier than before.

First of all, it is highly recommended that you keep the brightness of your phone as low as you can. It is because the screen is mostly responsible for a phone’s low battery. The more the level of the brightness of the screen, the faster your phone’s battery drains off. As a result, your phone will require you to charge it every now and then.

Secondly, some people usually don’t pay attention to the services that are running needlessly. These services such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and other connectivity related applications are also the reason of your iPhone’s low battery. For instance, there is no purpose of keeping Wi-Fi on when you simply don’t have any use of it. Similarly, when your phone is idle, keep all the unnecessary application or services off. Hopefully, it will also keep phone’s battery high for a longer period of time.

Thirdly, have you ever wondered about how vibration leads to the recession of your phone’s battery life? Actually, when it is regulated a motor gets started that requires energy to vibrate the phone. In short, turn off the vibration option in the settings and give that motor a long rest.

Moreover, notifications also play a great role in turning down your iPhone’s battery life. So, the fourth tip is to turn off the unnecessary notifications that are ruining your battery life and limiting your cell usage. Useful notifications like text messages and missed phone calls are somewhat useful but it is not necessary to receive any notification regarding not checking your email every now and then. You can simply just turn off these notifications in the settings and give your battery a rest.

Furthermore, lowering the volume of your iPhone set may also help your battery to go down rather slowly. The logic behind this statement is that the ringtones and other device sounds may consume less battery than vibration mode but still they can become battery eating moths if you keep them louder.

Auto updating of your applications is also one of the factors due to which your battery faces such difficulties. It often happens that whenever you turn on your Wi-Fi, these applications start to update themselves. Especially, each time app developers update these apps; your phone becomes a whole mess of updating items. So, the simple solution is to manually update these apps once in a month or a week.

Lastly, don’t use battery-busting applications excessively. For example, games that have high resolution will definitely hit battery straight in its face. Even your phone’s camera and watching videos are a great threat to your iPhone’s battery life. In short, do everything in your power to keep your iPhone’s battery saved for times of need.



Samsung launched two of its best products ever at MWC 2015, a move that surprised a few. These phones are one of the most powerful and advanced phones currently in the market, even better than iPhone 6, HTC One M9 and LG G4. Majority of the people think that both phones don’t really differ much except a few modifications in design but that’s not true. S6 Edge does seem to have similar specs to regular S6 except a dual-curved display, so the question is why one should spend some extra cash and go for Galaxy S6 Edge. Here’s why you should do it:

This is what the future is all about: the Space Phone

With its mind blowing design that soothes your eye, Samsung Galaxy Edge S6 is the phone for every person who is tech-savvy and also wants the design of the phone right on point.

Battery is bigger

Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a bigger, 2600mAh battery as compared to regular S6’s 2550mAh one. Most people would dismiss the idea of spending extra cash just to get that 2 percent more of battery but trust us, this is really worth it. For example, at the end of the day compared to S6, S6 Edge still would have some 10-20 percent battery left.

Lighter and thicker

There is not much of a difference between the two but S6 Edge is slightly lighter and thicker as compared to S6. S6 is 7mm thick, weighing 132g. S6 Edge weighs 138g and is 6.8mm thick. Having 6 grams less weight on your hand all day long does make your day a bit better, doesn’t it?

Edge to edge display

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge lets you experience the perks of a true edge to edge display. The results are quite amazing as the phone does not have any bezels.

Favorite Contacts

With its clever notifications, Samsung S6 Edge has made accessing your favorite contacts totally hassle-free. You don’t have to look around for contacting your favorite people Just swipe anywhere from the right and all your favorite contacts will appear on the screen. Also, you can select a specific color for each contact so, whenever they call, the screen glows with that color, so even if the phone is lying upside down, you would know who is calling.

New Notification Bar

In Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the notification panel comes from the side instead of from the top. Thus, you are able to see the notifications, preview messages or change tracks without having to leave the app you are using.

More, better colors

Just like S6, Samsung S6 comes in range of colors. Both give a pearlescent glow that changes when the light strikes the phone, making it quite attractive. However, the colors of S6 Edge are more fascinating as compared to the colors of Galaxy S6.
In a nutshell, if you want something that is stylish and advanced at the same time, then both Samsung S6 and S6 Edge are a perfect choice for you. However, if you want the best of everything and can fork up some extra money to spend, then don’t hesitate and get yourself a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.



Sony Xperia Z5, known as the ‘Bond Phone’ these days after making an appearance in the latest James Bond installment ‘Spectre’, is a phone definitely worthy of the title. After years of half-hearted, rushed efforts by Sony to make improvements to their product, it seems like with its latest flagship, Sony has finally made a hit.
With amazing design and key feature improvements such as frosted glass back, amazing finger print sensor and stronger battery life, this is a really good modification to the previous model.

Sony Xperia Z5 measures 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm, thus making it much easier to handle. With a 5.2-inch display and trademark Sony design language consisting of flat front and back, sharp and angular edges; this phone is a big improvement on Xperia Z3. Running with Google’s Android Lollipop 5.1.1 software, the size of Xperia Z5’s screen is good enough for important and mostly used applications. With its full HD display powered by X-Reality technology, watching stuff on it is a real treat. The dust resistant and waterproof design is also a plus point.

However, the real treat offered by Sony in its latest product is its camera. Xperia Z5 features a 23-Megapixel sensor, 0.03-second autofocus and 5x image zoom with a F2.0 G lens. Thus, it is real handy for people who have a passion for photography. You can also capture action shots and with its low-light settings, you can take amazingly clear photos at night or in dark surroundings.

With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, it is said to possess a battery life up to two days. With Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, you get 5.5 hours of usage for 10 minutes of charging.

Some other notable features are high-resolution audio, integration with PS4 Remote Play etc.

Another most talked about enhancement is the addition of fingerprint sensor, thus increasing the levels of security. The fingerprint sensor, unlike iPhone’s finger print sensor that takes a circular section of your finger print, is combined with the power button, thus the Xperia only captures a narrow sliver of the print.

Also, Sony now offers microSD support up to 200 GB. Only Sony out of big players in the market currently offers that.
Key enhancement in the design is the new frosted glass back in place of the clear glass we have seen on every Xperia phone since the Xperia Z1. You get to have different color choices as well such as black, white, gold and green. Also, unlike previous Xperia phones, Xperia Z5 shrugs off finger prints.

In a nutshell, Xperia Z5 is one of the best products of Sony. Ignoring some tiny problems, it is an amazing phone with some great features worth spending your money on.