Petralex – Hearing Aid

Petralex Hearing aid is a simple app which will automatically adjust to specific features of your hearing. Using the power of your smartphone and latest technologies, you can get maximum sound amplification.  You only need a simple headset in order to use it. Initially, you need to calibrate and adjust the app to suit your individual requirements.

Once you are set, you can use the app, in conjunction with wired headphones or bluetooth, to improve your hearing skills and get louder, clearer sound. You may be watching TV or just talking to someone in front of you, the app will amplify the voice for you, just as per your own individual requirements.

Very cool for all of us who have hearing challenges!

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Be My Eyes – Helping the blind

Lend your eyes to a blind person in need through a live video connection or be assisted by the network of sighted users. Be My Eyes is all about contributing and benefiting from small acts of kindness, so hop on board and get involved!

Blind or visually impaired users can request help from a sighted volunteer, who will be notified on their phone. As soon as the first sighted user accepts the request for help, a live audio-video connection will be set up between the two parts. The sighted helper can now assist the blind or visually impaired, through the video connection from the blind or visually impaired user’s rear-facing camera.

The blind or visually impaired person can need help with anything from knowing the expiry date on the milk, to making sure that their clothes match.

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Google News

Google News is a smart news app that organizes what’s happening in the world to help you learn more about the stories that matter to you.

Your briefing helps you easily stay in the know about what’s important and relevant to you. You have perspectives and contextual links which further elaborate on the story which you wish to know more about. You also have local stories which give you the latest news based on your location.

Google curates quality content from a diverse set of credible publishers and discover sources you haven’t heard of before. You can even choose your favourite, trusted sources to get maximum stories from that source.

Google News is the new way to keep yourself upto date on the go – you will never go to a newspaper again!

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Pin a Chat on Whatsapp

Whatsapp is one of the most preferred media for communications across the world both for formal and informal connections. Owing to its omnipresence, over a period of time, the chats get cluttered and sometimes, overwhelming. In the process, some important messages may get missed out or ignored. And imagine what happens if the message is from your boss or your wife (same same!)

In order to avoid this, Whatsapp provides a provision to PIN messages from certain individuals and Groups on your message board. Just long press the chat or whatsapp message you want to pin. You can now see the pin icon on the top right of the screen. Tap on the pin icon and your whatsapp message is pinned. Henceforth, all messages coming from that source (individual or Group) will be pinned on top of the message list. You can also unpin whatsapp chat in the same way. Besides pinning chat, you can also mute a group chat or archive a chat.

Speechnotes – Speech To Text

Speechnotes is a wonderful professional Speech Recognition Text Editor. It gives accurate speech recognition right from your browser. Just head to, click on the microphone button and start dictating. You can then copy and paste the text into any application you want – it could be Gmail or Word. It is that simple. No registration and no payment.

If you wish to dictate directly into any website e.g. Gmail or WordPress, you can buy the paid version for a nominal price. This is a one-time payment and valid for life.

It also has an app which performs the same functions on your smartphone.

A very simple way of dictating to your computer or your phone.

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Add Stickers to WhatsApp

Stickers are the new rage on WhatsApp. Here is a quick guide to install and start using stickers on WhatsApp:

Update your WhatsApp to the latest version – go to the play store and run update, if it is not automatically done. Once you have the latest update, go to a chat window. When you are typing, on the left, you have the option for smileys and gifs. Tap on that. In the smileys window, at the bottom center, you will see smiley, gif and one additional option for sticker. Tap on the  sticker option, and then on the + sign on the top right of that panel. You can then add sticker galleries. After adding a gallery, you can choose a sticker and tap on it to send. That’s it.

WhatsApp pre-installs a few sticker galleries. If you need to add more, suiting to your usage and likes, you can scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Get More Stickers” This will take you to the app store and offer you a large variety of stickers. Choose and install the ones you like and start using it immediately.

Enjoy your chats with lots of stickers!

Ada – Your Health Guide

This is a wonderful Health App. You just tell Ada what is wrong with you – it then asks you simple personalized questions for further diagnosis, just like your doctor would. It then understands what could be wrong and you get instant diagnosis on what could probably be wrong with you.

Ada is 100% private – it has your first name only and your data is always safe. You can even share health data and activity with your doctor. And it is personalized – unlike a generic web search, Ada gets to know you and gives health information specific to you.

A great way to help self-diagnostics for minor ailments – use with care though – if your condition persists, your doctor is the best judge!

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