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Nine benefits WeChat is better than Whatsapp

WeChat the new messenger app, available on all mobile smart phones, including your computer – has features that outdoes most of the well-known messenger apps across all systems. Have a look as we are comparing it to Whatsapp. It has some quite nifty features.

1. Group Messaging on Whatsapp is restricted to just 30 members per group at a time, while on WeChat however, you have the option of adding up to 40 members per group at a time. Unlike Whatsapp, WeChat supports Video Call function over WiFi or 3G networks. You can now see each other while talking!

Whatsapp only supports video sharing, that allows to only send your already made video as a normal message, but not calling to one another.

2. Say goodbye to the regular hassle of typing and getting words wrong on your phone keypad. Using WeChat, you can just press the “Hold to Talk” button, record your message and it is sent. Don’t confuse it with Voice Search. Your message actually goes as a voice recording and not as text after voice search. As it is called on BBM – Voice Notes that you can send to each other, making the conversation more alive and faster.

Whatsapp also have this handy feature, by quickly sending voice notes to one another.

3. We all love emoticons! They’re the perfect way to express your mood. While Whatsapp Emoticons are much loved, WeChat goes a step further. You can take any image of your choice, convert, save and send it as an emoticon! We think that’s quite nice to do.

4. WeChat, unlike Whatsapp is not just another instant-messaging app. The app supports social network integration and you can link WeChat to your Facebook profiles too.

5. One reason we love Whatsapp is because it allows us to share images and video files so easily! But WeChat takes it 2 steps further. Using their special feature called ‘Moments’ you can share pictures not just with friends, but with anyone world wide – this is pretty much like using the Public feature on your Facebook profile.

6. WeChat is not restricted to your network of friends but also helps you in expansding the network. Using the Look Around feature, you can look at the active WeChat users in a particular area and connect with them. As already grown man, I felt that by making use of this feature feels that I am back on using Mxit  connecting with people I don’t know an making me open to strangers seeing my profile.

7. This is one feature we absolutely, simply love! The Drift Bottle features. You can throw bottles into the sea with voice or test message (once the drift bottle feature is activated) and someone from anywhere in the world will pick it! You can pick others bottles too. As this sounds like a nice feature to use, it is nowhere to be found any where on the app

8. Another fun feature is the Shake Feature. Users can just activate the feature and proceed to shake their phone. As they do that, if there’s anyone else anywhere in the world shaking their phones at that instant, their names will pop up on your list. Connect and start chatting.

9. This we think is the coolest feature ever. In office and can’t keep juggling between your PC and your phone? Don’t bother. Get WeChat on your PC. Simply log into the profile through your PC and continue your conversations. While a back-up is the conversation is created on your phone, all records are deleted from your system.

Initially I thought by myself that that’s what is the use of using WeChat, while I already have all the same features on Whatsapp, and all my contacts ready to chat to. It seems that I was under the wrong impression that WeChat isn’t better. It seems that making use of WeChat, messages is also going through way faster than your normal Whatsapp app can handle, because of the load Whatsapp never thought of.

Try it out for yourself, and make your own decision – we give the facts and you desicde.

Employment - Are you the right candidate?

PC Hiccups sourcing the best qualification

Here are PC Hiccups, we have a passion for what we would like to achieve in the world and occupation of information technology. Working with professional home and business clients, it is highly essentials to have the right qualification for the job (position), that is available at PC Hiccups.

It is not just about being efficient, but also learning to adapt to the fast paste of business we are running in. From meeting with clients, to arranging quotation and invoices to be send out, while doing some technical support on our technical support line, is just a small glimpse of what is done at our offices in northern Pretoria.

Ultimately the question is – do you think you can handle all the pressure?

  • Do you have Customer knowledge?
  • Can you increase customer satisfaction?
  • Are you flexible?
  • Can you communicate with clients?
  • Do you have confidences?

This is just a small list of what you need to be when being in the flexible IT Wold of PC Hiccups. Working with clients is our number one priority, and handling then should be a breeze, and so should the client feel.

Our motto is – “We can make it real easy for you.” 

The clients should really feel that you as the IT Engineer, makes the technical problem seems real easy to repairs, making then feel comfortable leaving it into your technical hands and knowledge.

Being a professional worker can only be beneficial to you, as you are the decision maker of what your salary will be every month. Being in this occupation, there is no limitations to what you can achieve – It is all up to you! If you are not one of the following, you may find it hard to enjoy this occupation as you should be:

  • A problem solver
  • Be optimistic
  • Be Flexible
  • Must have a passion to work with people
  • Must be an extremely hard worker
  • Have all the knowledge of a computer in – and – out
  • Being organized and well balanced
  • Have an initiative mind
  • Can relate well with people you are working with
  • Have a sense of how to sell yourself, along with marketing
  • Have your own vehicle to come and go as clients needs you.

With the right qualification as a Junior MCITP / MCSE, between the ages of 20 – 24 you can go a long way in this position, as you are almost your own boss. That doesn’t mean you are the boss or will become one soon, no. in this position, you are able to enjoy your work, as it is to feel that you are your own boss. Commission based salary, can make you have more as what you would have if you were employed per month salary.

Still think that you are suitable for this position, then you still on the right track. With our team, ready to help you – we would like to hear from you. If you think that you have all what it takes that is stated above, then we would like to let you know – what are you waiting for.

Please let us know in writing that you are interested, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Use our easy to navigate menu and fill out our contract form, or simply send us a mail to:

  • marketing @ pchiccups.co.za

We would like to hear from you soon. We make everything real easy!

Going Arabic

PC Hiccups goes Arabic

Logo - white

With our latest service we added, we just finished a clients basic website and design. We are proud to be included in the designing of this website, as it includes different culture styles and foods. Mediterranean Grilled  (www.mediterraneangrilled.co.za) is all about difference events, markets and food from:

  • Mediterranean
  • Middle eastern
  • Arabic

We were also fortunate enough to get the section where we did the designing of the coffees the client will be selling and use in the future restaurant that is still in planning. We also received some sample coffees to taste, as we are doing the package designing for the ground coffees.

Not to forget that we also did the logo design for the logo that will be used for any future branding purposes.
Foto klenerWith our graphics department, we have to say that our graphics team, especially, Saake Botha, who was assigned made the client speak volumes about the end website product.

We are also happy to say that it was quite nice to work with different cultures and food styles.

Working with different people, doing arrangements and the technical side. One learn so much, that is nice to have. It keeps this kind of business being a variety, never to get bored.

As always we would like to know what you think. Let us know!

Phone System in the Cloud

Office Connection is a fully hosted PBX business telephony solution. It is a better, simpler, more affordable phone system. And you can get it right now.

  • It sits in the cloud. You just need plug in your phones. And we do the rest. No bulky PBX equipment onsite with high setup and running costs.
  • It is the virtual switchboard so you manage all the calls in your office. Not just for office staff, but all staff working from home or on the road too.
  • It is your answer to a demanding work environment. Get 24/7 control online, real-time cost analysis and financial visibility and unified communications with SMS and faxes all on the same office number.

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The dirtier - the better?

I want to pose a question:

How would you feel when you hot, dirty and all sweat up?

I already know your answer, and don’t you have to tell me. In another way your computer can’t speak and tell you how he feels. The only thing a computer can do is to stop working, and then it may be way too late to get it up and running again.

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Keep your eye on your IT

Recently I visited a new client, who sounded promising. From upgrading to maintaining his systems from day to day…

Well, lets just say that promising state was more of a mess where – I am new, not knowing his systems, to the client who doesn’t know either. The client who normally work with the systems should probably know what is going on with his systems – while that wasn’t true!

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We are improving once again

Not only do we want to be the best computer services in town, but also be known as the fastest, best service provider in town.

We may not yet be where other computer business are, as we are still young, up and coming. Since we still very new, we like to keep everything fresh and new. We would definitely would like to know what you have to say about our totally redesigned website. (more…)