Cute avatars have taken over social media! Everyone is posting their 3D characters using Zepeto, the newest online craze.
To put it simply, Zepeto is an app that allows you to create a 3D version of yourself. You can stylize and make your own emoji. It’s like a combination of Snapchat’s Bitmoji, Samsung’s AR Emoji, and Apple’s Memoji.
The app uses facial recognition technology to generate avatars. All users have to do is take a selfie or pull up an existing photo and upload it. (Pro tip: Use your best front-facing selfie to achieve a closer replica of yourself.)
When your avatar is generated, you can customize it to match your look in real life. After the character creation, you can dress up and decorate your home. It’s just like The Sims! You can also search for your friends through a unique code, since this app is originally a social media platform.
There’s also a feature called “Photo Booth,” which is the main reason why you’re seeing Zepeto all over social media. It allows you to take a photo of your 3D character on your own or with a group of friends. You can even customize it by adding a realistic background. If you’re into meeting people online, you can head over to the “Street” and greet other “Zepetos.”
The app allows your avatars to earn coins to splurge on fashion and home decorations by watching an ad or playing Flying Ghost, a carbon copy of Flappy Bird.
New features are on the way, but for the meantime, we can take all the photos we want and share them with everyone.
The app is currently ranked #1 on iOS. It’s available on both the App Store and Play Store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ levels up battery, sound quality
With the the headphone port nowhere to be found on the Galaxy S20 series comes a pair of improved true wireless earbuds — the Samsung Galaxy Buds+.
It’s a step up from last year’s Galaxy Buds. While last year’s version promised 6 hours of listening time, the Galaxy Buds+ takes it up to 11 hours on a single charge. You also get another 11 hours with the charging case.
In terms of sound quality, these are still tuned by AKG. It employs 2-way dynamic speakers and 3 mics to deliver better sound and voice quality
Inside the box you’ll also find a variety of wing and ear tips so you get the fit and comfort that’s made just for you.
It doesn’t have the noise-cancelling chip that you’ll find on the true wireless earbuds offered by Sony, Apple, and Huawei. Its approach to noise-cancelling has to do more with its physical design and rather than a tiny chip.
Speaking of its design, it retains the form factor of the original Galaxy Buds — which is great since it doesn’t look anything like the AirPods which many other manufacturers have taken a cue from. Speaking of Apple, if you’re not a fan of the AirPods’ design, you’ll be happy to know that the Galaxy Buds+, along with its companion app, will be compatible with iOS devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ will be available in Cosmic Black, White, Red, and Cloud Blue, starting February 14, 2020 on Samsung.com, followed by major mobile carriers and retailers on March 6, 2020 and will retail for US$ 149.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ price and availability in the Philippines
A minor improvement
True wireless (TWS) earbuds are popping up one after the other. Samsung’s latest — the Galaxy Buds+ — is also making its way to the Philippines.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ improves upon the battery life of its predecessor promising up to 11 hours of listening time in a single charge. You also get another 11 hours thanks to the charging case.
Its approach to noise cancellation has to do more with its 2-dynamic speaker and physical design which means this may not be in direct competition with the likes of the AirPods Pro, Huawei Freebuds 3, and Sony WF-1000XM3.
It maintains the same design as its predecessor — a welcome look in the sea of TWS earbuds that all look like AirPods. If you use an iPhone but are not fans of the AirPods’ design, you’ll be happy to know that the Galaxy Buds+ will also be compatible with iOS devices.
Price and availabilty
The Galaxy Buds+ will be available starting March 6, 2020. It will retail for PhP 6,990.
PayMaya offers up to 75% off discounts on Tinder subscriptions
Swipe more for less!
Are you still trying to find “The One” online? You’re in luck! PayMaya partnered with Tinder to make it easier for you to find love.
Through PayMaya’s app, you can enjoy discounted Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold subscriptions. For Tinder Plus subscriptions, you can get 75 percent off from PhP 259 to PhP 65 for 1 month; 50 percent off from PhP 1,039 to PhP 519 for 6 months, and 50 percent off from PhP 1,559 to PhP 779 for 12 months.
For Tinder Gold subscriptions, all are discounted for 50 percent off. Get the subscription from PhP 415 to PhP 208 for 1 month, PhP 1,559 to PhP 780 for 6 months, and from PhP 2,339 to PhP 1,170 for 12 months.
Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold
If you’re still new in this online dating thingy, Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold make your online dating experience more fun and convenient.
Tinder Plus gives you unlimited likes, unlimited rewinds, five Super Likes to capture your interest’s attention, and a free Boost every month so more people can see you. Additionally, it helps you be shown to people you’ve liked, allows you to control your profile, and lets you swipe around the world wherever you are. Lastly, there are no ads!
Tinder Gold, on the other hand, gets the same perks as Tinder Plus. Except, you have the ability to swipe on every Top Picks — compared to only one swipe when you’re just using a regular account — and more importantly, see the people who likes you so you can match instantly.
How to purchase your subscription
First, open your PayMaya app. Then, choose Treats, find the Tinder subscription you want, and tap Buy. You can also have an option to gift it to your friends. Tap the share button, choose the channel and send the generated coupon. Promo will be available from February 1 to 29, 2020.
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