123RF Verification on Credit Purchase

Disclaimer: This review is based on my personal experience. 123RF did not request me to write this article and I’m not endorsed or paid for making this review.

123RF

Today, I just decided to purchase some credits under my account at 123RF.com since I need to get some images from there. After creating an account, I simply made a purchase. It was a simple process. When I made the my purchase, I was connected to my office VPN. So, I was detected in Singapore while I was physically in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

I filled in all billing information. I have been making lots of transactions using my credit cards, and I had most of them succeeded.

When I hit the purchase button, I got a notification saying that a verification process was needed and it would be by calling my phone number. I waited for the next few minutes. But, I didn’t get any phone call (on my mobile number).

So, I decided to contact 123RF from its Live Chat feature. So, I provided the customer service staff with my invoice number and some basic information about my order and account. The customer service staff informed me to make verification process based on the instruction sent to my email. She also requested my mobile number again and I gave her my numbers.

I replied the email with the information about my full name, bank account information, and my home address. I provided all the information based on my credit card information. No credit card number of verification number provided during this process.

In the next few seconds, I got a phone call from 123RF. She introduced herself as Jessica from 123RF, and she was using Bahasa Indonesia. She asked me for some details about my order and the situation that I made an order  from Singapore (while my address is in Yogyakarta, Indonesia). Of course, I was more than happy to give the best answer. Then, she told me that she would be back to work on my order.

After few minutes, I got another call from her telling that the credit was already under my account. I checked directly by refreshing my browser, and the credit was there.

Overall, I had a good experience on my first credit order. I know that each companies — when it comes to payment or security — has its own standard of the payment or security. 123RF has its own verification process. Based on my experience just now, 123RF made the verification simple enough.

On Tokopedia Electricity Credit

I tried to purchase electricity token credit from BCA internet banking service. But, it didn’t work. My transaction could not be processed. Lucky that Tokopedia — one of the  Indonesia marketplaces — is available for electricity token credit. The order process was simple. After having the order under my internet banking account, I made the payment. And, within seconds I had my order status to “Paid”. Great.

Wait… not so great. The thing was that the token credit was not available yet. It was because of the system policy that “An order made between 11PM until 1AM will be processed (automatically) after 1AM”. Meh.

Bye Google’s Panoramio

Google will shutdown its Panoramio in November 2016. It’s a photo sharing application in which all photos can be accessed on Google Earth and Google Maps. But, its popularity is left behind since Google Photos and Google Maps are more favorable in a way how photos will be functioning as the primary contents or additional information.

Google Local Guides

I almost never look at Panoramio since I’m more on Google Maps. Google Maps already has deep integration with photo contents especially using its Google Local Guides. And, I have started contributing few months ago. Google Maps and Local Guides integration is just seamless and I have nothing but enjoyable experience.

Emotional

Got hundreds (or probably thousands) of old photos from my mother. And it's so emotional. They bring sweet old memories. From the day my father was still single and had good time with his brothers. From the period when my late father and mother were engaged, and got married. From the time before I was born until I went to high school. From the time my late father met and married to another woman — my mother was passed away when I was 15. I love them all, no doubt. From the time when my father built this small house from the ground. On the my sister got married. From my brother was born until attending junior high school. Even lots of big family photos are here. One of the priceless and wonderful legacies from a father — he passed away 2 years ago. It's so emotional.

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Pixel — Phone by Google

Google Pixel phone is not yet officially revealed. But, there are already some leaked images and information.

Both devices — Pixel and Pixel XL — will have 32GB or 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, Qualcomm’s latest 821 processor, AMOLED screens, fingerprint scanners on the back, an eight-megapixel selfie camera and a 12-megapixel camera on the back with optical image stabilisation, according to the smartphone retailers listings which have since been removed.

Marketplace by Facebook

Marketplace by Facebook: buying and selling with each other

To help people make more of these connections, today we’re introducing Marketplace, a convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community. Marketplace makes it easy to find new things you’ll love, and find a new home for the things you’re ready to part with. We’ll continue to build new options and features to make this the best experience for people.

In this initial release, Marketplace will be available in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android. And, it will be only available for users over 18 years old.

 

We will die at the hands of our smartphones

It’s time to accept that we will die at the hands of our smartphones

Unlike what you might think, the way we will die by smartphone will not vary. At least not by much. Sure, there will be those who follow a smartphone game off of a cliff, or walk into traffic looking at a map, or lie down on the ground, close their eyes, and refuse to ever get up again because of Twitter. But the rest of us will die when our phones explode.

G Suite

Google Apps for Work now has a new name. It’s G Suite.

G Suite is a set of intelligent apps — Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more — designed to bring people together, with real-time collaboration built in from the start. And there’s a lot more on the way. Because we believe that when organizations break down silos, connect people and empower them to work together, we get the speed, agility and impact needed to compete in today’s market.