Hard to believe that our U.S. readers will be face down in a plate of turkey, stuffing and all the fixin’s only a week from now, but November is flying by like a freight truck out of control, so what can you do? Meanwhile, the technology world is keeping busy with new advances such as Facebook-to-Facebook calling via the Skype app for Mac, Google Music is official, DebtMinder goes supersized, Apple pulls its one and only iOS game and RIM looks to be ready to fire sale its BlackBerry PlayBook -- at least in Canada. Here’s all the news for Thursday, November 17, 2011.
Booga booga booga! It's the Halloween weekend and while sometimes app game prices are pretty scary, but not this week. No this week, in honor of the witching season game makers across the board are slashing prices, chopping the heads off their numbers, gutting their profits and otherwise making things very easy for you. So without any further ado, here's some prices that'll have you screaming.
Everyone rejoice! After months and months -- even years -- of waiting, Facebook is finally available for the iPad. While the app developers at Facebook could have easily just ported the iPhone app over to the iPad, they have done no such thing. Facebook for iPad provides users of the popular social networking site with a significant user interface update to the iPhone version. Here's a look at some of the most salient updates, from multi-tasking and multiple users to new and improved image galleries.
It was both a blessing and a curse to be an Apple fan last week, with the iPhone 4S announcement immediately overshadowed the death of co-founder Steve Jobs. But now, the second full week of October is in full swing, with more than a million preordered iPhone 4S units headed to customers this Friday. Here’s what else is making news for Monday, October 10, 2011.
Here we are, one week before Apple is set to wow us with whatever they've got behind the curtains, so if you thought the hot news stories this week weren't going to skew toward being about next Tuesday and what we might gain -- and what we might lose -- well, you're in the wrong place.
If you’ve been following the saga of Facebook’s native iPad app, you already know that yes, it does exist and according to reports circulating on Monday from a former developer, it’s been “feature complete” since May. So what’s the holdup? The social network may be using it as leverage to cozy up to Apple.
Your new profile page is where the power of the new Facebook is going to shine. You’ll now have the ability to add significant customization, tell the story of your life from birth, and manage the new apps that will connect you with friends and family like never before.
These changes will not be rolled out for a few weeks, but don’t despair: you don’t have to wait if you don’t want to. Lets take a look at the major changes, and then we’ll tell you how you can get your new profile page today.
Closer and closer we get to the rumored release date of the next generation of iPhones. And, true to form, the rumor mill stories are all starting to get more and more overlapping and similar. October 4th is almost universally agreed as the Go-Date and things are starting to gear toward a two model release. Well, then, what else is going down?
This started annoying me about twenty minutes ago, so I thought I'd write about it to express my discontent with the constant sharing that every app seems to do these days. This kind of constant posting is bound to get me "hidden" by my Facebook friends. Also, unsubscribed to. We wouldn't want that, now would we?
Not crazy about the changes made to Facebook this week? As it turns out, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the company’s F8 event on Thursday to unveil the company’s new direction, which includes a new way to display your life and plenty of music and video content yet to come.