The long awaited and much anticipated Facebook app for the iPad is finally here today. As of Monday evening, Facebook’s iOS app is now a universal binary that supports not only the iPhone and iPod Touch but also the iPad. Among the new features found in the app are: Facebook lists supporting high-resolution photos, slide and pinch gesture supports, game compatibility with Facebook games, and quick access to messaging features from anywhere in the app.
Furthermore, Facebook has a dedicated page to the iPad app where you can find out more information as to what the app offers. If you are More >
When Spotify was recently launched in the US, an invitation was needed in order to get a free account. Previously anyone willing to pay for a subscription could join right away, without needing an invitation. Now Spotify no longer requires an invitation to join the party as they have recently partnered with Facebook to bring music to the social network. New Spotify users in the U.S. that sign up for free accounts will have unlimited access to more than 15 million tracks for the first six months. After that, time limits will go into effect. Spotify users with free accounts in Europe are More >
Facebook recently announced the launch of their in-browser video calling powered by Skype. Some of the new features that will be supplementing the video feature include the following:
See The Friends You Message Most The new chat design includes a sidebar that lists the people you message most. Now it’s easier to find your friends and start a conversation. The sidebar adjusts with the size of your browser window, and it automatically appears when the window is wide enough.
Create a Group Chat Instantly We’re also launching multi-person chat, which is one of our most requested More >
As Facebook continues its process to spread around the world, HTC has introduced a new phone with a heavy focus on Facebook integration. The phone, known as the Status, as it’s now called (formerly the HTC ChaCha), is a new AT*T phone with many Facebook oriented features, including a dedicated features, such as a dedicated Facebook button, which makes sharing content on Facebook much easier.
In addition to the Facebook button, there are also quite a few exclusive features across the board. The lock screen, for example, has been turned into a launch pad, allowing users to place shortcuts to More >
George Hotz, after months of being missing in action has been fond to be working for Facebook. He supposedly started working for Facebook last month but the announcement was made on June 17th only to be discovered recently. The news came originally from the iPhoneDownloadBlog:
We were just tipped off by the folks at Tech Unwrapped that George Hotz is now working for Facebook. Needless to say that I was a bit skeptical about the news and when I inquired for more details, I was pointed to GeoHot’s very own Facebook profile where he confirms that he is indeed working for Facebook…
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Facebook seems to constantly be in the middle of privacy issues recently and as Mashable reports, the social networking side could be steaming headlong into another, with its facial recognition system. The new system, which set many alarming bells ringing for many privacy-conscious people when it was first discussed back in December, offers people’s photos and suggests the names of friends they should be tagged as.
The feature basically means that whenever you’re offered the chance to tag groups of your friends in an album, Facebook will use its facial recognition technology to group More >
A recent report by Forbes says that Facebook has teamed up with Spotify, to launch a music-streaming service on the popular networking site. Spotify, a Swedish Startup which was founded in 2008, allows music lovers to stream music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, The Orchard, and Universal.
As per the report:
The service would be launched in two weeks, and would be available for Facebook users in countries where Spotify service is available. The integrated service is currently going through testing, but when launched, More >
Facebook has updated its iOS app to let you add your phone number and find friends via their phone number.
What’s New In This Version:
Facebook for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends’ latest photos and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.
- Find your Friends on Facebook using your phone
- Add your phone to your profile
- Bug fixes
- Download Facebook App for iOS for Free via iTunes.
It More >
Folks at Vietnamese site Tinhte claims to have gotten their hands on an official white iPhone 4 which is said to be running a pre-release version of iOS 5. According to a Tinhte forums member cuhiep, who managed to grab some hands-on time with what’s described as “a test version of next-generation iPhone with the new iOS that Apple plans to release this year.”
The video shows off new Exposé-style multitasking switcher, along with new spotlight search user-interface in iOS 5 running on what appears to be a genuine white iPhone 4 from Apple.
Even though this might look like one of those More >