CaptchaTrader is long gone. So I had to look for another alternative because DeathByCaptcha is not that reliable. Between the two, in my experience CaptchaTrader was quicker and more accurate when answering captchas.

I decided to use ImageTyperz since it was the only one that I found aside from the two where you can submit a captcha through a URL rather than uploading an image file.

While their API does not provide such a way in Java, I asked their support if it was possible and they actually modified something on their end and gave me an updated code to accept a URL of an image captcha.

Now, comparing this with DeathByCaptcha, I cannot pinpoint if they have the same low accuracy. I said low because I checked on some captchas when the staff of ImageTyperz answered them and there were times when the answers never coincided with the words of the image captcha.

Sometimes when it is two words, they do not finish the first word while giving out a wrong spelling on the second word. At least if they do that their staff should at least answer the second word correctly.

ImageTyperz maybe be a last resort since there are no other captcha answering service that accepts an image URL as its input. I also cannot say this is a very good service. It has its flaws but it also has its good parts.

However, sometimes when you use their service for business and the captchas are not answered correctly, their mistakes can erase the good they had done.

I am not saying they have a very low accuracy rate on answering captchas. But they are not high either.

Finally! After so many agonizing years of waiting, Google Contacts finally supports high resolution images to be used in your contacts.

Well, I actually did not wait that very long. Maybe just a few months but I read that this issue was already brought up more than 3 years ago.

While the previous workaround was to use Google+ and sync it to one’s mobile phone, I did not want to do this because not all my Google+ contacts are people I keep in touch with all the time.

The only solution for me that time was just to wait. Imagine my surprise when I added a new contact and selected an image to find out that the user interface for uploading an image looks different. It got bigger was what I thought.

Then it came to me … could it be Google Contacts now supports high resolution? YES!

Now my contacts look good in my phone! And yes … tablets ;).

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