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LINE – A fun WhatsApp alternative that lets you make calls and chat for free

Line

LINE lets you call, chat and send photos to others for free, from your Smartphone, Mac or Computer.

LINE allows you to make free calls to other users of the service. This includes the ability to make calls between the iPhone and Android versions of LINE. The application is easy to set up, allowing you to register with your phone number or email address (the latter option only gives you access to text chat, though.)

The call function of LINE works really well. Although the option to make video calls is missing, the sound quality when making calls is excellent. There is a slight delay in calls both via WiFi and 3G, though the quality is still better than both Fring and Skype.

Text chatting in LINE is easy, with support for group chats of up-to 100 people, and a good selection of emoticons to add to your conversations. Unlike WhatsApp, LINE allows you to chat between the desktop and mobile versions of the application – on the go and at the office!

LINE is a viable alternative to apps like WhatsApp and Viber, allowing you to make free calls on your phone with good audio quality.

Download LINE now free for; iPod/iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Mac OS X, Windows or Windows 8

Instagram web profiles begin to roll out

Instagram is to start rolling out a web version of its photo-sharing service, for those who want to share pictures they’ve taken beyond their mobile phone.

In a move that will surprise many that it didn’t already exist, Instagram, now owned by Facebook, will be rolling out Instagram profiles on the web.

Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram,” says the company, explaining the new feature.

In addition, you can follow users, comment & like photos and edit your profile easily and directly from the web. It’s a beautiful new way to share your Instagram photos!

Users can check out other people’s profiles by adding a username after instagram.com – here’s mine.

The company warns that not all users will get the new feature straight away.

If you don’t see your profile yet, be assured that you’ll see it in the next few days. We’re rolling out profiles to everyone on Instagram over the course of this week.

Users will be able to share their own profile with anyone they want to see their Instagram photos, while anyone will be able to comment and like photos you’ve shot.

Users worried that the sudden move will mean all their secrets will be shared by everyone shouldn’t be.

If your photos are set to public, anyone will be able to see your profile by visiting instagram.com/username on the web,” says instagram. “You do not have to be an Instagram user to view a public user’s profile on the web…

If your photos are set to private, your photos will be visible only to logged-in Instagram users you’ve allowed to follow you.

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