The just-released update to Facebook's iOS app adds the ability to send voice and video recordings to your Facebook friends, as well as to your timeline. Additionally, Facebook has rolled out improved support for its Nearby tab within the app. Using the app to send media messages to friends seems like a breeze, so far.
It's Friday, and that means the final day of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Most of the tech press have already packed up and gone home, which just leaves the vendors and the attendees just a few short hours to soak it all in before the doors close and the whole thing is a memory until next year. While you're waiting for that registration to open, why not soak in a few stories you might have missed from the last few days?
Now that the doors have swung wide open for any and all to join Google+, the company is stepping up their mobile app features to make it easier for members to connect with each other. Matching an Android update last week, the iOS version now includes Hangouts and plenty of other changes -- but still no iPad love.
Research in Motion is finally launching their own answer to the iPad on April 16 in the form of the BlackBerry PlayBook, and if the rumors are true they’ll even be hitting iOS with a new BlackBerry Messenger app shortly thereafter.
Hot on the heels of FaceTime for Mac's beta release, we have news that Redmond isn't far behind -- at least as far as its popular Messenger software is concerned. As of today, Mac users who prefer Microsoft's chat client (or those who have many PC friends who do), can now hop on board the video chatting bandwagon.
Cocoon’s Gramercy bag tries to make carrying your iPad into a fashion statement of its own. And hey, why not? The iPad is sleek, sexy, and undeniably cool--shouldn’t it have a case to match? As if in answer to that question, this bag nicks its name from the crazy-fashionable Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan, but its overall stylishness is more plain and pedestrian. It’s available in black, grey, or red, and provides just enough space to schlep an iPad and the included Grid-It accessory organizer.
Finding a laptop bag that does it all is not a simple task, and we
often have to make compromises between style, utility, and comfort.
Speck’s CorePack Fly nails two out of those three, faltering a bit in
the comfort department. The CorePack’s black-and-white pinstripe design
(also available in a blue-gray check pattern) makes it a fashionable
laptop bag that pairs well with our favorite--and only--pair of
designer shoes. This lightweight bag also offers good protection and
storage for our stuff without adding much extra heft when we’re hauling
around our MacBook.