Leading up to the WWDC, Twitter users were excited to learn that iOS 5 will feature system-level integration with the popular social networking service, specifically with regards to its photo sharing functions. At that time, we wondered where Facebook was during all of this, considering that it hosts nearly 100 billion photos, yet had no premier iPhone photo app of its own. Today, we may know a little bit more.
Technologies like Skype have been around for some time, letting us make calls from our computers. The iDevice revolution put VoIP calling in our pockets, but services like Skype are actually rather limited. Yes, you can Skype or fring on the 3G network now, but only to other members of the same service. Skype can call Skype and fring can call fring, or you can pay to make calls to numbers outside of their service. Not a bad deal if you're calling another country, but paying to use your iPhone data package you already paid for to call your buddy seems like a raw deal to us.
Not surprisingly, a couple apps have come up with an interesting alternate form of calling.
Facebook recently introduced a new facial recognition service that allows for easier photo tagging. However, the problem is that many users may not appreciate this feature, and consider it a privacy concern. Fortunately, Facebook did enable the ability to turn off this feature, and in this article, we’ll show you how.
The dust has settled at Moscone West and the WWDC 2011 keynote is now only a memory. Apple CEO Steve Jobs and friends covered a lot of ground in only two hours, but like many keynotes before it, some of the more interesting possibilities are the ones that didn’t get talked about.
Despite the gangbusters success of the Facebook iPhone app, for some reason the social networking behemoth has yet to do anything for the iPad. Sure there's a touch-optimized version of their page that works on any mobile device, but come on. That's not what we'd call a dedicated focus on the dominant tablet. Heck, they've even got something for the RIM Playbook, which only seven people actually own, while millions of iPads and iPad 2s ship with nary a peep from Zuckerberg, et al. Bizarre behavior, to be sure.
But fear not, because the App Store is crammed to the gills with Facebook apps just for you and your needs -- whether they be chatty, photography, video, or the whole package. And while you scan this gallery, you can be sure another six hundred developers are submitting Facebook related apps for approval. We can do just fine without you, Mark, just fine.
We know, you’re all sick of hearing about Europe’s favorite streaming music service, Spotify. Maybe you got excited all over again hearing rumors that the service could be incorporated into Facebook -- but now comes a “reality check” report throwing cold water on the idea.
The open road can be a scary place. Remember that movie,The Hills Have Eyes? Yeah, if those people had a GPS unit, things would have turned out much better for them. Luckily for you, we're giving away a Magellan GPS combo pack on our Facebook page.
Live streams, made popular by sites like Justin.tv, have become ubiquitous in the post Web 2.0, socially-connected world. Now, Ustream hopes to change the way people interact with live streams by allowing you to place a live stream on, where else, your Facebook page. If you're itching to share your "All Bacon, All the Time" cooking show with your Facebook friends, we're here to help you.
It was a big week for app sales and for a few chairs being shuffled around on the tech deck. What'd you think of Microsoft buying up Skype? Did you sign up for Google Music Beta yet? We possibly end the backpack versus messenger bag debate for all time, and other juicy little tidbits, in case you missed it.
Facebook is a great social networking website, however, if you have a public profile or a lot of friends, your networking experience may quickly become a mess of unsightly comments and game requests. In this how to, we'll show you how you can remove offensive posts from your Facebook wall and photos, and how you can block game requests all together.