The Tech Circuit
Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi (The Freeman) - April 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Scheduling IM’s and texts with “Scheduled”

Staying on top of day-to-day social obligations can be confusing, so much so that even sending a simple birthday text can be easily forgotten in one’s pim of day-to-day undertakings.

A relatively new messaging-oriented app, however, is vetting to cause some changes in the arena of sending texts or instant messages (IMs) by affording smartdevice owners with a notification system to send pre-written messages on specific times.

Though not exactly the first messaging-oriented app of its class, “Scheduled” has been widely praised for an intuitive user interface and smart integration with iOS – functioning as a time-based messaging reminder system.

The app itself doesn’t send messages automatically. Rather, it issues a reminder for users to send a pre-written message on a specific time or day. Developed by Brthrs Agency, the iOS-compatible app can be used to “schedule” text messages or to remind users to send an IM over popular IM platforms like Whatsapp, Twitter or Messenger. More information on the app is hosted on its official online channels.

Apple to nix support for 2012-2013 iDevice models?

The rollout of iOS 10.3.2 Beta (a for-testing variant of the operating system of the iPhone and iPad intended for developers) has piqued the interests of techies and tech pundits, owing to the fact that its online documentation and support base doesn’t include restore images for 32-bit devices.

Updated on Tuesday last week, the absence of restore images for 32-bit devices has compelled many to believe that Apple’s is gunning to end support for gadgets released in 2012 to 2013 – like the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and 4th Gen iPad.

The absence of restore images for 32-bit iDevices in the beta’s documentation does not exactly double as an official end-of-support announcement for 32-bit gadgets, but it has raised some questions on where Apple is heading with the move, given that restore images are necessary for beta testing purposes.

As things are, many developers are convinced that an end-of-support for 32-bit iDevices is a likely possibility, one which may be officially cleared up by June this year when Apple will be hosting its Worldwide Developers Conference where the iOS 11 (this year’s version of the mobile operating system) is expected to be discussed in detail.

 “Facebook Camera” updates and more

The global rollout of updates for “Facebook Camera” feature was rolled out last week – highlighting new features that are integrated with the latest version of the Facebook app for Android and iOS.

Basically, the update covers support to share 24-hour-long video and photo montages which can ‘disappear’, a revue of camera-‘activatable’ effects, and a private messaging featured dubbed “Direct.” The updates are integrated into the core Facebook app, which means that they can be directly accessed from the app itself.

Details on the new updates are hosted on Facebook’s official online channels. (FREEMAN)

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