tigertext.

it's been a busy week since i stepped foot in socal (i.e. eating, catching up with family, eating, and oh, did i mention eating? ;)) so i have yet to upload pictures and compose entries.  

in the meantime, here's something i found very interesting... and mind you, i use the term very loosely.  as if cheaters need more help in cheating! anyway, i'm sure all of you are familiar with the scandal involving tiger woods and his mistress.  well, some enterpreneurs saw this as an opportunity to introduce... tigertext!

"Called, coincidentally enough, TigerText, it allows users to set a time limit on how long a text that they send will hang around after it has been read. When that lifespan has been exceeded, the message will disappear, say the developers, from the recipient's phone, the sender's phone and any servers. The message cannot be forwarded anywhere, stored anywhere or sold to any tabloids for an undisclosed sum."



"When you send a regular text message, the message is sent from your phone, routed through a server, and then delivered to the recipient’s phone. The message you send will live on the receiver’s phone until the recipient decides to delete it. The text message will also reside on the cell phone company’s server for an unlimited amount of time. TigerText is different because, even though it looks and feels identical to a normal text message, the content of your message is never sent to the recipient’s phone and you control when the message is deleted from our server so you control the lifespan of the message!"


it's like those messages in spy movies that self-destruct within a certain period of time.  how innovative!  tigertext is free to try (100 messages sent over 15 days) over at appshopper.  girls, what is your take on this app?  a YES or a NO? ;)



and on a different note, i got the beautiful blogger award.  and it's my first award, too.  (apparently, russ gave me this award already :)) thank you!  i think today's the day i officially enter the blogger world yet again ;)




Here are the rules:

  • Thank & link to the person that gave you the award.
  • Pass this award onto bloggers you think are fantastic.
  • Contact said Blogs and let them know they’ve won.
  • State 7 things about yourself.

hugs and kisses to kero who gave me this award.  i always have fun reading about your family adventures in dubai.  i have to visit that country soon!

now, i pass this award to KAT of kat's nook, KORYN of suburban girl, RUSS of because i said so, LIZ of ruby red confessions, NINA of ballerina's closet obsession, LEAH of leah and ERIKA of cafe fashionista.  since you guys have already been in the modern blogging world for sometime, you probably received this award already.  nevertheless, i'm still giving it to you beautiful girls :)

and as for the 7 things about myself, i'm waiving this part since i'm not too keen into divulging much about moi.  i'm into staying mysterious about my personal life unless it involves places i go to or food that i eat ;)










photo credit:
time.com

35 comments

  1. Self destructing text messages! Cool!

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  2. Joie, watch out on the eating part, I gained a few pounds when I was there. Hahaha!

    Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me. xoxo

    About the TigerTxt, interesting! But that would be welcomed by those who have a gazillion things to hide. Hahaha!

    Have a great weekend my dear friend! :-)

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  3. Joie, watch out on the eating part, I gained a few pounds when I was there. Hahaha!

    Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me. xoxo

    About the TigerTxt, interesting! But that would be welcomed by those who have a gazillion things to hide. Hahaha!

    Have a great weekend my dear friend! :-)

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  4. Hmmm.. I wonder if it'll be available with Palm phones too?

    If it was readily available (on any network and phone), I guess the only reason why one'd use it is for confidential communication - professional or otherwise :) Naku! hehe..

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  5. Oh..so that's why your blog is mostly about food and travel:) I was looking for a 'kwento' post here but hindi ko napansin na hehe.. :) Interesting..

    Weekend's coming! Looking forward to more of your visit! :)

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  6. leia. who knows what they'll think of next!

    leah. oh i know! im here often and i gain at least 5 pounds! food is tempting.. just had in n out last night! ;))

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  7. mommy judy. uh huh. and that's why i rarely post pictures of myself, too. mostly of just things and of T :))

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  8. I'm still a fan, nonetheless. :) You 'take' me to a lot of places and I'm thoroughly enjoying it!

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  9. Tigertext! Another innovation ... too early in the day for me to wrap my head around it, ha, ha, ha!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this award, Joei! How blessed am I today!

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  10. mommy judy. thank you for that compliment!

    nina. you probably received this before but you're one of the first i thought of when i saw the award :)

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  11. oh but why, oh, why do they want to make cheating easier??? :/ hahaha.

    grabe, the things they think of! my vote is NO! :p


    thanks for the award, mother! will put this up in my site also ;)

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  12. koryn. hahaha! i know right?! :))

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  13. hey very beautiful blog
    where u get this theame

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  14. seems like a super cool application! i'd love to use it!!
    congrats for the award too, Joei, well-deserved!

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  15. Because it's just so hard to hit delete. lol

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  16. That would be the invention of a lifetime for people who have something to hide. LOL Congrats on the award, Jo!

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  17. Oh wow, TigerText! Well, the people behind it are definatey both very creative and smart, I'm sure this will be popular at least for a while and will bring them some money. I don't know if I'd like to use their service myself and I would probably hate someone sending me a text like that too. A lot of people don't give a damn what they say and don't want to be resposncible for their words already - this would only encourage such behavior. I'm all for being able to back it up if you're going to be doing or saying anything at all.

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  18. Oh, that is truly the most clever thing EVER! Honestly, what will they come up with next?

    Oh darling you're the absolute sweetest! Congratulations on the award; and thank you so much for passing it along to me - you've truly made my day!! :)

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  19. james. correct!

    ariane. which composes probably 99% of the world of showbiz and politics! :))

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  20. julia. i know right? i guess the app was made for people like tiger woods. hence, the name ;)

    erika. you're welcome! :)

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  21. Haha, want to know my opinion? I am sure Tiger wouldn't have used it if he knew something like that existed... I'm sure he thought he could get away with it all, and what's more sad, I'm not sure he learned his lesson. But we'll see ;)

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  22. P.S. Plus, you can always take screenshots of the texts you receive, then no Tiger can delete them ;) Or maybe I'm just too cautious and always thinking ahead of time hahah

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  23. how sneaky! but it does a cool thing. there are so many gadgets coming out making it easier for people to fool around...not sure if it's a good thing.
    xoxo alison

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  24. do you think this would work here in the philippines? i wanna dload that app on my iphone hahaha..
    i hope someday ill receive that award too heheh :)

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  25. do you think this would work here in the philippines? i wanna dload that app on my iphone hahaha..
    i hope someday ill receive that award too heheh :)

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  26. julia. that's a good idea! :))

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  27. alison. i know right?

    koolaide. i think it'll work! why not download the free trial? :)

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  28. re: tiger text, it will only encourage the male specie (married or in a relationship) to stray. ang argument, wala naman ebidensya lolz!

    thank you for posting and passing on the award. i really hope you can come visit Dubai.

    have a great week ahead!

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  29. kero. and guys are really like that! hahaha!

    erlyn. found it interesting, too. not sure if in a good or bad way though :))

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  30. Thanks for the award :)
    I gave you this award too before, here. Enjoy your vacay!

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  31. russ. oh ya! then this is my 2nd award then ;) goodluck on your new job!

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  32. Joei!!! :) Now lang that I saw this. Haven't been online! Anyway, THANKS! I miss you!!! Hope all is well :D

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  33. kat. been mia with my blog, too. have to update soon. miss you!

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