Google Plus, or Google+, is now available for iOS in the iTunes App Store. The social networking service, in which you divide up your friends, family and acquaintances into "Circles," has taken off in the past few weeks and has even seen defectors from Facebook. When the service launched, we said that mobile users Read More...
Many of us awoke today to startling developments about the recent Boston Marathon bombing. The two suspects in the case have Chechen roots, and the President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov took to Instagram, one of his favorite mediums, to belay any rumors of the suspected bombers having any connection with the Chechen government. Kadyrov had this to say (translated from Russian via Google Translate): “Any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevymi if they are guilty, in vain,” “They grew up in the United States, their … Read more
Today, Twitter announced that it is rolling out its new music service to the public. Previously available only to celebrity accounts, the new Twitter #Music will let you mine Twitter activity to find the songs and the artists that other people are listening to. You can also share the music that you enjoy with your followers as well as view other people’s profiles and see what music they like and what artists they follow. It’s all about sharing and discovering new music using a social network as its backbone. When … Read more
Facebook’s new messaging platform, Chat Heads was launched yesterday for iOS, and lacked a certain something, well, quite a few things actually. It took no time for a developer named Adam Bell to remedy the problem, creating a workaround that provides an Android-like Chat Heads experience for those who have jailbroken iPhones. Chat Heads unifies multiple messaging clients and displays a floating chat bubble on the screen, no matter what app one is using, allowing users to have quick access to their chats while surfing the web or checking an e-mail. … Read more
Facebook updated its iOS app to version 6 and included several new features that’ll bring some of Facebook Home to iOS owners. The most notable addition is the inclusion of chat heads in oth the iPhone and iPad version of the app. This implementation of chat heads is not as robust as the version on Android, which is present throughout the mobile OS. In iOS, chat heads is limited to the Facebook app and lets you chat from anywhere within the app. Similar to the Android version, the updated Facebook app … Read more
Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Or maybe not. Either way, Zuck’s new Facebook Home launcher has just gone live on the Google Play Store, allowing owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X and One X+ to play with the new Facebook interface. The Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will also be able to run the software, though we’re still getting a “device not compatible” warning on our international HTC One. Facebook Home is essentially a launcher that hijacks … Read more
Little by little with each update we saw Foursquare slowly evolving into a venue discovery service and putting less focus on check-ins, which was the core feature when it first launched in 2009. Today, it looks like Foursquare has completed that transition with version 6.0 of its iPhone and Android app. Not too long ago with Foursquare 5.0 the app moved the check-in button to the top right and revamp the Explore tab to be more functional. However, the Explore tab was never front-and-center… until today. The new Foursquare app … Read more
While it likely won’t have you abandoning Plume, or one of the many other great third-party apps, Twitter has updated its Android application with a nice UI refresh. The updated application now more closely resembles the Holo UI for Android, bringing an overall spit-shine that’s desperately been needed. Users have access to four tabs lining the top of the application for home, connect, discover, and me, all of which can be accessed by swiping across the screen. Here’s a list of other tweaks found in the updates Android application: – … Read more
Earlier today, a leak from Evleaks gave us a possible glimpse at the rumored Facebook phone being developed by HTC. Now, a second leak posted to Weibo and reported by 9to5Google suggests the phone may launch in a variety of colors. The latest leaked renders show faceplates in red, white and blue, in addition to the black we saw earlier. The color schemes and the mid-range specs seem to suggest the Facebook phone will target a younger crowd looking for a handset that is affordable and original. [Via 9to5Google]
Evleaks, which has become famous (or infamous depending on the perspective you’re coming from) for leaking authentic images of unannounced or unreleased devices, is at it again. The new “home on Android” Facebook is planning to unveil this Thursday, April 4th, will apparently be featured in an upcoming HTC smartphone, the HTC First. Evleaks posted the photo above of the handset on its Twitter account just a few hours ago today. There’s also some rumored specs alongside the image that surfaced in earlier reports. The HTC First would have a 4.3-inch … Read more
There are many apps out there that focus on sharing music, and now an app called Soundtracking has seemingly pulled the best parts from social networks and music sharing into one app. Soundtracking is an iOS and Android app that brings together picture sharing like Instagram, music tagging/discovery like Shazam, and location sharing features like those of FourSquare into one app so that users can “share the soundtrack of their lives.” Since this app centers around music sharing, users must first identify a song with the app, either Shazam style via the microphone, … Read more
Oh my god, it’s Shaq! What’s he been up to since the release of Shaq-Fu? Apparently playing with his iPhone. Shaq is promoting a new gadget called the Kogeto Dot, which is a small video camera that attaches to your iPhone and records 360 degree footage. It takes panoramic shots, as well as interactive video. The unit takes pictures and shoots video from its accompanying app, and allows users to post their content to Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and a bevy of other social networking favorites. Check out the promo video below, starring … Read more
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