You have all watched Gangnam Style, right? That is exactly why YouTube had to upgrade its code. Google Messenger is updated and a new messaging service emerges.
Gangnam Style is the most viewed video on YouTube. It has been watched so much that it literally broke YouTube’s code! The video surpassed 32-bit integer numbers in views, which are set at 2,147,483,647.
Quite a large number, so we have to give it to Psy for this accomplishment. YouTube changed its view counter coding to a 64-bit integer, which means the counter can now reach 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 before any problems are encountered.
Opinion: Google never thought a YouTube video would get that many views, which is why they stuck with 32-bit. How times change…. Anyways, the video is awesome! Let’s keep watching it.
Google is not wasting time with its new Messenger app, which is pretty much an SMS replacement for those who like the Material Design style. The application is pretty cool. The interface is sleek and simple, while still pretty functional.
Enjoying Google Messenger? You will like the update Google has for you today. The two main upgrades include the ability to change the theme colors, which were previously set at random. In addition, the animation for opening a messaging thread has been improved and simplified, whereas the previous one had significant delays.
Opinion: I have been using Google Messenger for a while and must accept I really like it. Much better than the mess that Hangout SMS capabilities brought.
Well, here is yet another messaging app that promises to change anything. Can Wire really keep its promise? The app is sleek, multi-platform and works well, but it doesn’t do much. You can share messages, pictures, videos, links and the like. We must say it offers a stunningly beautiful visual experience, though.
What really puts this service all over the news today is that it is backed by a Skype co-founder. This gives the service more credibility, as Skype has grown to be one of the most used messaging services out there. You can download it for Android, iOS and Mac, if you want to try it.
Opinion: Though I must say I love the way Wire looks, I just don’t need yet another messaging service. Especially when not a lot of people will be using it (which is what we can assume will be the case in the long run).