Facebook to Build Smartphone to Compete Against Google?

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Rumors are once again surfacing that social network giant Facebook will be taking on its Internet adversary Google in the hardware space by creating its own branded smartphone. This hasn’t been the first time that Facebook is rumored to be entering the smartphone space, and the company has declared that mobile is an important platform […]

Facebook Camera iPhone App Adds Filters, Simplifies Sharing

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Despite the recent Instagram acquisition, Facebook has its own dedicated photo sharing app for the iPhone. The new Facebook Camera app is an easier way to take photos to upload to Facebook, share multiple photos to social network, and view friends’ Facebook photos. The app features Instagram-like features for editing photos, but has a few […]

Facebook for Windows Phone Gets Big Update

Facebook for Windows Phone Gets Big Update

Facebook has pushed out a major update for its Windows Phone application that pull the application closer, feature wise, to the versions found on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system. In a blog post, Microsoft has detailed the software update which brings the version of the Windows Phone application to version 2.5. The update […]

Why Facebook Doesn’t Love the Facebook Mobile Apps

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After the Facebook IPO, or initial public offering, Facebook is valued at over 104 billion dollars, but the Facebook apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android are as awful as ever. Over half of Facebook’s monthly active users use Facebook mobile apps and the mobile web. Read: Facebook IPO By The Numbers That’s 500 million […]

Facebook IPO by the Numbers: How Much Are You Worth to Facebook

Facebook IPO by the numbers

In case you missed the news on your way to Facebook this morning, the company is worth 104 billion dollars. As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rings the NASDAQ opening bell, the opening share price of $38 is expected to climb, just like the number of monthly Facebook users. Up until today, Facebook has been a private company, […]

Facebook Pages Manager for iPhone Makes Pages Easier to Manage

Facebook Pages Manager

Facebook is spinning off another feature into its own iOS app. The new Pages Manager app helps users separate their personal and professional Facebook identities. According to 9To5Mac, New Zealand Facebook users started seeing messages about the app today in the Facebook for iPhone app. The message tells users the new app can help them […]

As If I Needed One More Reason to Hate Socialcam

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Socialcam is a hot new iPhone app that lets users make, watch and share videos. Some are calling Socialcam, Instagram for Video, but I’m calling it annoying and shady. In addition to forcing users to sign up with a Facebook app to watch videos that are shared as well as showing videos you can already […]

Instagram for Android: A Lesson in Great Apps

Instagram for Android Gets A Nice Update

Instagram for Android, one of the more popular applications on the Google Play Store, has received an update today that squashes some pesky little bugs while shoring up reliability on certain devices. This latest update comes just a short time after the Instagram team brought the popular tilt-shift affect and tablet support to Android users. […]

Facebook Update Brings Larger Photos to iPhone & Android

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Facebook users that mostly use mobile apps to access the social network should start seeing a new layout today. The new layout reduces the amount of white space by making photos in the news feed three times larger than they were before. The new design also separates individual status updates and photos by placing them […]

Facebook App Center Offers New Way to Find Apps

Facebook App Center Offers New Way to Find Apps

In an announcement today, Facebook unveiled its App Center, a place where iOS and Android users who use the Facebook app will be able to find and download both free and paid Facebook apps. In addition to being able to download free and paid applications, Facebook users will also be able to find HTML 5 […]

Instagram Hits 50 Million Users

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Just a few weeks after launching on Android, Instagram has grown to over 50 million users. According to Mashable, the Instagram API now says that over 50 million users have already joined the photo sharing service. The app is gaining about 5 million users very week. Two weeks ago, on April 13, Instagram crossed 40 […]

Microsoft’s Bing to Go Bada Boom?

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There are reports that Microsoft may try to spinoff and offload its Bing search engine service as pressures mount from inside and outside Microsoft. The idea is said to be opposed by current CEO Steve Ballmer, who says that Bing is a core strategic asset for the company as it tries to integrate Bing into […]

Top 11 iOS 6 Features We Want on the iPhone 5

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The iPhone 5 can’t get here soon enough, but the software that powers the new iPhone is just as important as the hardware itself, and we can expect a look at it in just a few months. iOS 6, the next version of the software that will come to the iPhone 4S and the new iPad, […]

HTC Developing a Facebook Phone?

HTC Developing a Facebook Phone?

HTC could be trying its hand at making a Facebook phone once again, this time with the help of Facebook itself. According to Digitimes, HTC and Facebook are working together on a Facebook phone that will launch later this year. Digitimes’ sources say the phone is the first in a line of Facebook-branded phones that […]

Facebook Planning a Big Update for Windows Phone App

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The Facebook for Windows Phone team is listening to users and promises a big update soon. On their own Facebook page this morning, the team announced some of the  v2.5 changes that are being tested now. The more important news is that they are reading comments and listening to users. The initial version of Facebook for […]

Friendcaster is My New Favorite Facebook App for Android

Friendcaster Facebook Android app

Facebook for Android is better than the iPhone app, but it still falls flat on my Galaxy Nexus. That’s where Friendcaster, a premium Facebook app for Android, comes in. After just a day of Friendcaster on Android I’m ready to uninstall the official Facebook app from my Android phone. That’s the sound of me saying […]

Today I am Mark Zuckerberg, According to iPhone Facebook App

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The Facebook app for iPhone is so buggy that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s profile picture has replaced my own in most areas. Maybe Facebook programmers are partaking in 4/20 celebrations today or maybe there’s a glitch in the matrix. Whatever the cause, this is yet another example of Facebook not putting enough resources into its […]

Instagram for Android Updated Again, Now Supports HTC One X

Instagram for Android

Instagram came to the Android platform just over one week ago, and it’s already on its third update. This newest update fixes problems on Tegra 3 devices, and adds support for HTC’s newest flagship device. According to The Verge, after a week of waiting, HTC One X users can finally use Instagram to share photos. The […]

Nokia Automatic Uploads Patent Makes It Easy to Get Social

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Nokia was just awarded a patent for automatic uploads to social networks, making it easy for users to share their life events with others on various sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Microsoft Live, and others. As it stands, for example, in order for a user to share a photo with others, they must […]

Instagram for Android: 5 Million Downloads in Under a Week

Instagram for Android: 5 Million Downloads in Under a Week

Instagram, which was recently bought out by Facebook for $1 billion, has seen its Android application top the five million download mark in the apps first six days of existence on the Google Play Store. The milestone, reported by The Next Web, comes after the application saw one million downloads on its first day on […]