Friday, April 17, 2015

Best Instagram Experience With iGrann by Adrian Sacchi On BlackBerry Passport

iGrann Review

I felt remorseful that it took me to buy a BlackBerry Passport before I started using the most popular Instagram client in BlackBerry World, the iGrann by Adrian Sacchi. I have been using Z10 without using IG as I was hopeful for the real Instagram to arrive in BlackBerry. Unfortunately it did not happen. Even if there's a lot of ways to download the original IG to BlackBerry, I still just let my Z10 pass.

When my Passport came, I can no longer ignore the overwhelming popularity of IG so I side-downloaded it and started using my long been created Instagram account that has been idle since then.

But I have encountered a lot of hiccups with it and it pains me to do the downloading process again and again. That was the time I decided to download iGrann by Adrian Sacchi.

The following are just some of the best things that I like with iGrann, aside that it has a free account option:

  • it is the only client for Instagram with the "Built for BlackBerry" designation, so that gives utmost security
  • it has that minimalist layout which I like most
  • it has the ability to adjust and optimize its features for different screen sizes of BlackBerry phones
Perfect UI and great resolution
The profile layout looks very clean
and looks neat too
Just recently, I've updated it to the latest version: 1.7.6.142 with 5.5 MB size. It carries more additional features, enhancements and developments like the option to hide comments when scrolling or viewing the feed using the modern feed design.

For Pro Premium accounts, there's Hub Integration and Headless Notifications for more convenience.

See some of the new features from the release notes:

  • Direct Messaging to any IG users and receive DMs from any IG users too
  • DM can be done directly from phone Pictures application without even opening iGrann
  • you can no follow users you like
  • you can now zoom in and out photos on iGrann by just pinching
  • it now has news and help section in the most discrete position
  • bugs fixed and you can now type long comments
  • it now supports @names that has period or full stop

But the most outstanding additional feature that has been included in the latest iGrann by Adrian Sacchi version, is the Multiple Instagram Accounts feature. You can now have multiple accounts and is very "easy to switch in between."

The latest iGrann Version: 1.7.6.142
Long press the pic and cool features appear from the side
Whether you are having a passport, Z10, Z30 or any other OS 10 BlackBerry phones, I suggest you to get that best Instagram experience with iGrann by Adrian Sacchi.

And am giving this best mobile app 9.5 stars out of 10.







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Friday, January 30, 2015

This Is My BlackBerry Passport Review

BlackBerry Passport Influence

BlackBerry Passport was launched last year but only now I got to hold mine. This was after seeing the video of JC the hater. We both hate the phone and that's why we are having it. :) We now have something to abuse.

It's been almost a month since I started hammering this big-faced phone but surprisingly, it seems everything works great so far. With that, I hate passport now even more. Why? Because behind all those hate remarks I've made, we are now starting to create a bond. A bond that made me dump my granny BlackBerry Bold which has kept my hands busy for several years. Although the ever jealous Z10 is still very enthusiastic each and every day.

I'm sure you have read or heard all the great reviews of the Passport already so let me just bring you some things which I think were never mentioned by others yet.

They've already told you how efficient the battery power is, how fast the OS is, how very dynamic the browsing or the overall UI experience is, how improved the application choices are, how they [BlackBerry] were able to keep it as the most secured phone in the market, so on and so forth.

Below are my takes:

Square Screen
Its square screen makes my YouTube viewing very convenient. I don't have to rotate my phone to get that ideal wideness of the video. One thing about watching YouTube videos on a BlackBerry is that, you won't see any banner ads popping out on the screen. No intrusions in between. :)

Because it is square, my Instagram posting is now quite smooth. I'll just click, filter and post. Cropping is useless as the default ratio/dimension is now 1:1. It would be odd to have a ratio/dimension of 16:9 with this, unlike with the Zs.

Safety
Now, aside from the outstanding security this phone has, it also gives us safety. How? Okay, imagine using it while driving, it's upsetting because of its size, right? So with that, you won't be tempted to use it while your hands are on the driving wheel. LOL!

Attention Grabber
Every time I pulled it from my pocket, people always have to give the phone that jealous second look. Passport to women is like the shirt-less David Beckham who have just sprayed one can of Axe cologne. And to men, Passport is like Angelina Jolie on her sexy and fitting long black dress. It actually depends who's holding it but I just hate it, when people do that.

Wait, did I tell that I wrote this post entirely using my Passport while I was inside my car waiting for my wife to come out from her office?

And also, I want to mention how effective the ear buds are that come along with this. There's that weird small rubbery extension attached to it which gives a total grip when inserted to your ear. Falling ear buds while moving is not happening for this one.

Nuff said. That is why I hate BlackBerry Passport.


Just to share with you what my brother has told me, who is also a BlackBerry hater himself, is this:


BlackBerry is not for the masses, BlackBerry is made for smart professional like you and me. We are not student anymore who wants to have the latest game apps - Haime said.
Yes, Apple's iPhone and Samsung are mainstream, we are just simply the choosy few - he added.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BlackBerry Passport With JC The Hater

Done Hibernating

It's been two months now since I last posted here. What a shame I'd admit. But here I am again, with high hopes and dreams after the so many good things that have happened to BlackBerry.

Let's go fast forward.

The once struggling company is now struggling no more. A'right?! Kudos to John Chen for proving all the skeptics wrong and Kudos to BB for bringing Passport to us because haters like JC The Hater, has resurrected with his epic hate YouTube vlog. He's the same lad who made us laugh with his previous BB hate videos. And I hate to say this, (I'm serious with this hate now) that I missed to meet JC when he visited Dubai. D*mn!

The Passport

The first time I got hold of the Passport was last Gitex, that was October at the Dubai World Trade Centre. After months of contemplating about getting it, I have finally decided to get it, very very soon. And JC is among those factors why I have decided on getting passport. But this doesn't meant I'm dumping my Z10 just yet. Even my Bold is still very active.

BlackBerry Passport is irresistible. I love its size, looks and feel. And all the features JC has mentioned in the below video.

Please give the 5-minute video a little of your precious time. Who knows, you'd be delighted too to get one.

Will be making my own passport feedback too, soon. Thanks to JC!
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