As noted by The New York Times, Facebook has announced a new standalone application for the iPhone and iPod touch called Facebook Camera. The app is intended to make it easier to take and share photos on the social network.
Facebook members will be able to use the new software to upload high resolution photos — up to 2048 x 2048, choose from a selection of 15 filters (makes sense), and pipe the images directly into their Facebook photo albums… Read More
We told you five days ago that Facebook was rolling out a brand new iPhone app to manage your Facebook Pages. The software originally landed on the New Zealand App Store and it obviously took longer than expected, but here it is finally so grab it quickly.
The app should be indispensable to anyone managing their own Pages on Facebook.
Unlike the official Facebook for iOS client, the free Pages Manager app lets you check out comments, drill through logs, post updates, get notifications on new activity and so forth… Read More
This über-cool status update on Facebook will be tough to beat. The social networking behemoth co-founder and CEO posted this morning the following status update. It reads: “Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on NASDAQ”.
The 29-year old entrepreneur has timed the post just ahead of the opening bell this morning so yeah, this particular status update has been conceived with today’s special occasion in mind.
That’s as awesome as awesome gets, if you ask us. Think you can do better than that? Read More
With one in two in the United States now owning a smartphone (was 40 percent of mobile subscribers in 2011), app downloads are on the rise, too.
Compared to last year, the average smartphone consumer in the U.S. now has 41 apps on their home screen, a 28 percent increase from 32 apps in last year, according to a Nielsen study released this morning.
Here are the top five downloaded apps across the iOS and Android platforms… Read More
Such is the confidence Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has in the leadership abilities of Facebook’s boss Mark Zuckerberg that he would buy shares of the social networking giant when it goes public on May 17 no matter the opening price.
The famous engineer who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II system in the mid-1970s also sees the 28-year-old Facebook CEO closer to the combination of himself and Steve Jobs.
Specifically, Wozniak called Zuck a “real acute” businessman who mixes technical ability with the vision and corporate acumen of Steve Jobs… Read More
Late yesterday afternoon, Facebook announced that it was going to be launching a cross-platform app store, coded entirely in HTML5, called App Center. Cross-platform meaning it will be available on both Android and iOS, as well as the web.
No, this doesn’t mean that the social network is looking to take on Apple or Google. The App Center will contain both iOS and Android apps, along with Facebook’s own titles, and will link directly to each platform’s respective app stores… Read More
For those of you who have been highly anticipating Facebook support for TwitkaFly, your wait is officially over.
TwitkaFly has been updated, and along with the update comes a new plugin that lends Facebook support to the formerly Twitter exclusive tweak.
Check out our preview of the new Facebook functionality if you’ve yet to do so. The update to TwitkaFly is free for those who’ve previously purchased it, while the new Facebook plugin will set you back $0.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.
Are you happy to finally see Facebook support in TwitkaFly?
Earlier today I had the opportunity to spend some time with the new Facebook plugin for TwitkaFly — the popular jailbreak tweak available on Cydia.
TwitkaFly is a tweak that allows you to send Twitter updates from anywhere by means of a user-configurable Activator action. It is also one of the most well supported tweaks that I know of, which speaks volumes for moeseth, its developer.
This new plugin will allow you to update your Facebook status, send a tweet, or do both at the same time. If you’d like to see how it works in action, then by all means take a gander… Read More
A new report alleges that Facebook is working to add video chatting capabilities to its standalone messaging app for the iPhone. Additionally, the Facebook Messenger for iPad with video calling is also being tested internally.
Both versions of the Messenger app take advantage of Facebook’s deal with Skype from July of last year which has enabled the social networking behemoth to deliver Skype video calling right within the desktop interface… Read More
The Facebook Messenger app debuted last fall and has remained one of the most popular iOS apps ever since. It seems a lot of members of the social networking service use the standalone messaging app over standard texting.
So far, the software has only been available [for iOS] on the iPhone. But it looks like that could be changing in the near future. According to 9to5Mac, Facebook is working on an iPad version of its popular Messenger app… Read More
Late last year, some rumors started circulating that Facebook was working on its very own smartphone. Code-named “Buffy,” the handset was to be built by HTC, and feature a forked version of Android with core-level integration of the social network.
Today, DigiTimes is reviving the rumor with a new report regarding the mysterious device. Quoting “industry sources,” the site says that Facebook is set to release the smartphone as early as Q3 of this year, shortly after the company goes public… Read More
Unless I and pretty much every other journalist out there extrapolated the original report, it appears that Google co-founder Sergey Brin has called out Apple and Facebook for running closed platforms that, in his mind, are “balkanizing the web”.
Why? Because apps, media and other content served within these ecosystems is not crawlable by the almighty Google search engine. And even though Google’s built an empire on other people’s content, Google’s co-founder calls the latest trends “scary”.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have Facebook integration that acted similar to iOS’ built in Twitter integration? Well, now you can.
Introducing Fusion — a jailbreak tweak that integrates Facebook, Foursquare, and even MySpace (obligatory lol) into your default Twitter composition pane. But the tweak doesn’t stop there, it also allows you to composes messages for all of the aforementioned networks using Siri.
Check out our full video walkthrough on this awesome jailbreak tweak inside… Read More
Folks who use Facebook’s iOS app might want to make sure to stay away from using public computers and charging stations for a while. Apparently a serious security glitch has been discovered in the software that could give hackers access to your account.
Security researcher Gareth Wright published a blog post yesterday that has raised some serious questions about how iOS developers are handling saved values — logins, etc. It seems that some apps are saving this data in plain, unencrypted text files… Read More
It took them a while but Facebook has finally updated their iPad application with Retina display graphics. The update also brings a few new features as well as minor bug fixes.
Considering how big Facebook is, I find it slightly disappointed they take so long to release such a simple update. Anyway, we have listed the full change log below for those of you interested… Read More
Adding to the recent privacy scare that has been taking place among iOS apps, London-based newspaper Sunday Times is reporting that popular social network Facebook has read users’ text messages.
In the report, Sunday Times says that when Facebook was gearing up to launch their new Messenger app, they “admitted” to reading text messages. Facebook’s Messenger app plays a similar role to texting, letting you quickly fire off messages to your Facebook friends. It’s not known if the issue still continues, but is scary nonetheless…
Apple’s iOS and Mac integration with Twitter is a relatively new thing, and one that has had impressive results for the social network with reports of a 25% increase in sign-ups coming after the release of iOS 5. While Twitter is currently the only social network tied into iOS, that may not always be the case.
During a shareholder’s meeting today, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that the company could become closer to Twitter’s largest rivals, Facebook, and that he has personally always thought the two could work more closely.
The news will come as music to the ears of Mark Zuckerberg and his band of cronies, with any link to Apple being a veritable gold mine these days… Read More