Mobile World Congress has officially kicked off in Barcelona, Spain and TechRadar, our sister site from across the pond, is there! Journey with us now as we give a quick rundown on the second day of MWC 2011.
Taptivate’s Friends app for iPhone and iPod touch is like that social butterfly everyone liked back in school. It attempts to be all things to all social network users, and succeeds admirably, allowing you to access Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace in one slick iOS-powered package.
Going on a trip? Don't bring your laptop. The iPad works just as well as a photo editing and uploader tool, so you can get those vacation photos from your SD card up to Facebook in no time. All you need is the iPad, the camera connection kit and a speedy Wi-Fi (or, if you sprang for the mobile contract, 3G) connection and you'll have your friends envying your trip to sunshine land in no time.
Totally bummed that Facebook doesn’t have an official app for the iPad almost a year later? You may not care too much after downloading the free Facepad app, which could be the slickest third-party app yet for the social network.
If there’s one thing that’s at the top of every anti-iOS whiner’s list, it’s the lack of Adobe Flash video playback that is sure to be mentioned first and foremost. Thankfully, the arrival of Skyfire squashed some of those dissenting opinions -- and now the app has been super-sized for the iPad.
One thing I really like to do with my spare time is super impose things upon other things. And hey, it's the holiday season, so it's definitely time to superimpose photos of Santa's hat on my head. It makes for a nice Facebook photo and can save a bit of money on those professional photographs you take every year for the annual Christmas card send out. If you've got Photoshop handy, dive in and I'll show you how to turn yourself into Santa Claus!
Despite some interesting first impressions from publishers, Flipboard has proven itself as a very cool way to browse news and social networks on the iPad. The reader app lets you subscribe to various blogs, check up on your social networks, and just recently, given you the ability to read subscriptions from your Google Reader account. In this how to, we would like to show you how to maximize your social media use with Flipboard for iPad.
You've got your iPad and you're ready for Facebook, but wait. There's no official iPad Facebook app. You can try the iPhone version, but it's a pixelated mess blown up to twice the size, and shrunk down to normal seems to miss the point of an iPad. Well, there's always the full version in mobile Safari, but due to the iPad's file structure, you can't upload that great photo your friend emailed you. The touch version of the site is all right, but it too lacks photo uploading and leaves something to be desired in its UI.
The answer, friends, is third-party apps. There are a variety out there, some only dedicated to uploading pictures or chatting, but there are two stand outs in the App Store that make Facebook on the iPad enjoyable.
Admit it: You’re an iPhone owner and closet ABBA fan. Now those two great tastes have come together in one place with the release of ABBA Singbox, the first official ABBA app which lets you belt out “Dancing Queen” and share it with the world.