For many people Facebook is a way to share your life via digital communication, but now you may be able to share your life more literally. A new Facebook tool unveiled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Good Morning America has “the power to save lives” by letting users donate organs.
A new version of Facebook has finally arrived, and with it comes a new way to for developers to better distribute their Android apps. The newest version adds social app discovery channels, similar to the iOS version. What this means is that clicking on shared links won’t just bring you to web apps, but it can also fully launch inside many of Android’s native apps as well.
Blackberry has announced new updates for several apps such as Facebook and Twitter that will now include BlackBerrry Messenger connectivity. This new functionality means that users can now automatically share their Facebook and Twitter updates with BBM friends, right within the apps. Outside of Facebook and Twitter, there is also a new version of BlackBerry Travel, BBM Music, and Blackberry App World that will include BBM integration in the mix.
It seems that Google has created a vending machine for its Mountain View headquarters that dispenses computer accessories. This is exactly what Facebook did back in the spring of 2011.
Just last week, Facebook for Windows Phone had itself an update that added several new features and tweaks, such as profile design and the new panorama view. While the upgrade offered many improvements, it also broke one important feature: Facebook Events.
What about students? Couldn’t they collaborate on projects and share their interests too? Somehow, Microsoft has decided to enter this foray with a new site called So.cl.
Loytr, the developer behind the popular MyPad for Facebook app, has decided to take Timelines to a new level with his iPad app dedicated to browsing through these new profiles.
The HTC Status isn’t the only phone with a Facebook button on Telus anymore. Approaching people who want social networking on the go without the complexity and cost of a full smartphone, the Motorola MOTOKEY SOCIAL has just updated its status to “Just joined the Telus Prepaid family.”
This version should bring things up to speed with the Mango flavor. Other non-related features unrelated to Mango will also be included, but we don’t care about those.
Facebook for iPhone version 3.5 has now been revealed and it comes with some nice upgrades. For instance, you’ll notice some new sharing options from the compose screen, making it easier for you to get desktop-like Facebook functionality on your iPhone. Other updates include better privacy controls, redesigned Profile and Group walls, and the ability to tag your friends in posts.
750 million users is far from being enough for Facebook. The company has recently launched a smartphone app called Facebook Messenger that allows mobile phone users who don’t necessarily have a profile use it.
Soon, you’ll be playing games on Google’s social network just like on Facebook. They haven’t quite declared how this is going to work and whether you’ll be able to filter out the gaming noise from your social signal, but you can bet that it’s coming. Wording on the Google Plus Help pages, which has been removed, referenced games and potentially a separate stream for finding games.
FaceNiff is an Android app that can be used to hijack sessions on public or private Wi-Fi networks without the need for a computer. It can hack Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon and Nasza-Klasa (a Polish social network), and more services are coming soon. Thankfully, the app only works on very certain handsets and requires jailbreaking, so it’s not going to fall into the hands of too many mischievous Android operators; at least, not yet.
Our good friends at AViiQ who manufacture all kinds of mobile accessories, have just tweeted that they will reach out to those troubled in Japan by the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami by donating $1 for each Facebook like they receive. Japan was hit by one massive 8.9 richter earthquake early on the morning of 3/11, and they continue to experience seismic activity totaling over 100 tremors in the last 24 hours.
But thanks to inPulse Lead Designer Eric Migicovsky and his new app for InPulse smartwatches, your watch can tell all of your Facebook friends where you are anytime using an Android phone and Facebook’s Places service.
So the Facebook Phone didn’t necessarily come directly from Zuckerberg himself, but none the less, HTC had took the stage in bringing these two social phones to existence at MWC 2011. These are without a doubt the Facebook phones that were rumored last month and expected to be released at MWC.
Yes, we know that there are no “official” Facebook phones coming out of Zuckerburg’s money factory, but both HTC and INQ have revealed their Android phones with heavy Facebook integration.
NQ Mobile is showing off the prototype of their “Facebook phone,” an Android-based smartphone with deep Facebook integration called the Cloud Touch. It’s got Facebook chat, the news feed on the home screen, and FB events integrated into the Google calendar.
First, Facebook said they are not going to make a smartphone. Then, rumors spill that HTC is making a Facebook phone. Now, Facebook is once again saying that it’s not making a phone. So, who are we supposed to believe huh?
Up until now, Facebook has “only” been a social network. It spawned a huge number of apps, both desktop and mobile, but Zuckerberg’s team hasn’t really dabbled in hardware. Until now.
Almost everyone I know has a smartphone of some kind these days, but there are a few stragglers who haven’t quite jumped on the bandwagon just yet. If you happen to have a so-called “feature phone” and want proper access to social networks, what do you do?
The OnStar system is mostly voice-activated and a great way to get emergency personnel to you in the event of an emergency, but Facebook? That seems to be the next feature coming to OnStar via the MyLink interface from GM, and it will be completely handsfree.
The Facebook for BlackBerry app is already pretty good at letting you update your status, view your friends’ walls, and peruse through the uploaded pictures. How about Facebook chatting? That feature isn’t available as of yet, but while randomly browsing through the application permissions within Facebook, a BlackBerry user found a slot that asked for permission to use the integrated instant messaging service, which doesn’t exist.
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Verizon Wireless’ latest release of VZ Navigator 5.0 has taken mobile GPS navigation to a whole new level. They have integrated the VZN service with Facebook, what this means is you can update your status from the app, and even share your locations with friends. This is an option of course, you don’t have to share your location when you post to your FB status.
With the release of Facebook for iPhone version 3.1 things were supposed to get better, others were to get fixed, but in all reality, most of it is broken for many users.
The days where you can just hang out next to the pool with your umbrella drink are probably numbered, unless you can find yourself in more tropical climes some time soon. Even so, the new Pure Sensia will certainly come in handy with or without the cabana boy there to bring you an iced beverage. […]
You know how the iPod touch is supposed to be so much more than a mere media player? The same thing can be said about the Nintendo DSi, apparently, because Nintendo doesn’t want it to be “just” a portable gaming console. That’s why the big N has just launched some heavy Facebook integration into its […]
Do you have a hard time connecting names to faces? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just sift through your phone book using pictures rather than just names? With PhoneFace for BlackBerry, that’s exactly what you get. The new service supplements your existing address book by replacing just the name of your contact with […]
What’s the point of having a smartphone if you can’t poke your friends on the go? For those of you rocking a Windows Mobile handset, you can now get your hands on a pretty good Facebook application and, as far as I can tell, the app is completely free for you to enjoy. John Herman […]
Developers are really starting to find some rather innovative uses for the Apple iPhone, especially now that the floodgates have been opened with the arrival of the App Store. At a Facebook developers meeting, it was announced that Facebook Connect would becoming to the iPhone in a few short months. For those of you who […]
Some people are saying that Facebook is even bigger than MySpace, and if this deal with Nokia to create Facebook Mobile goes through, the social networking site will get that much bigger. There’s word going around Nokia and Facebook are in negotiations wherein a portal into Facebook would be featured on the home screen of […]
While firms like Helio are catering to the younger demographic, offering MySpace Mobile on all of their cell phones, owners of BlackBerry devices by RIM are decidedly older and more mature. Facebook, in some ways, is also much more mature than MySpace, because it is catering to and older audience. I guess it only makes […]
What? Yes, you heard that correctly. There’s word going around that Facebook is working on an online MP3 download service that will compete directly against the iTunes Music Store. There have been plenty of people launching Facebook applications, trying to land a few quick bucks, but this is the first time that I’ve heard of […]
I don’t know about you, but I heavily prefer Facebook over mySpace. The profile pages are less cluttered, the interface is cleaner, and it’s not filled with a bunch of emo kids that get on my nerves with their crappy songlists. And now, a custom Facebook application has been developed specifically for the iPhone, letting […]
With thousands of apps pouring in on the web each year, it is hard for app creators to keep building something that will make them stand out in this extremely crowded industry that is being led by the Apple and Google app stores. Trying not to get lost, it is then hardly a surprise to find a […]
Every good business thrives on phenomenal customer service experience, but did you know how many business ignore that and that the true cost of poor customer service is over $41 billion per year? Wow, obviously that’s a huge number to ignore. But here’s Top 10 Call Center technology trends of 2016 that can make a difference. […]
I don’t think I’ve spent even a single day without my phone’s help to accomplish most of my daily tasks. I had owned a Samsung Quattro before I took this huge leap towards getting myself a cool device like the Oneplus One. Not comparing (at least trying not to), but the Oneplus One has given […]
There are so many android apps releasing everyday on the Play Store, yet not adding to the usability of its customers. However, very few applications are designed and developed beautifully to accommodate solutions to everyday issues. Here are a bunch of handpicked applications I personally think are amazing to have. 1. Wifi FTP This is […]
“The show has ended, but the memories linger on” This is how we are feeling now, as CES 2016 is over. CES is largest consumer electronics and technology trade show, which is held annually in LasVegas. It showcases the latest technology trends and really cool gadgets. This year though, there were tons of new tech […]
In today’s world, you are only as good as what google and facebook, twitter, instagram and all other social media sites say you are. If someone is happy. they will scream bad stuff all over the internet and destroy your business. And your years of reputation, be it individual or business, can go away in […]
Earlier we reported that Amazon is planning to kill Adobe’s Flash advertisements in September because they were causing unnecessary harm to the browsing experience. Before that, Apple, Mozilla and Facebook decided to steer away from Flash and now it looks like it is losing out another companion – Google. The search giant has finally broken […]
For many years Samsung has been a dominant player in the smartphone market. Even though the Korean electronics conglomerate manufactured phones out of plastic which felt cheap to use, even then Samsung’s smartphone sales sky-rocketed making it the most profitable phone manufacturer. However, that dominant era was short-lived when new players emerged in the market. […]
Technology can do some pretty amazing things. Take cellphones, for example. We use them to check our email, communicate a message to our friends on Facebook, and record our workout sessions at the gym. But, did you know that you can use your smartphone as a wi-fi hotspot? Well, you can, and it might […]