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Facebook Updates Its iOS App Making Faster And Easier To Use

Anyone who has been using the current Facebook app for iOS devices might have noticed it getting a bit sluggish recently. However, that should be changing now with the newly updated version, it promises to be faster and easier to use, which has to be a good thing.

Therefore, what is new from the Facebook app version 5.0;

We’ve rebuilt the app so it’s faster and easier to use.

Scrolling through news feed is faster than ever

New banner lets you tap to quickly see more stories – no need to refresh

Photos open fast and close with one downward swipe

Instant access to your notifications

This new and updated app from Facebook is available for free from the iTunes Store

Source [ABC]

How To Remove Baby Images From Your Facebook Feeds

We have all seen them, baby pictures that appear on your Facebook feed and there comes a point when enough is definitely enough, but what can we do about it? Well it seems that there is an add on got Chrome that will do the job for you with little fuss and it will replace those images of babies with something a bit cooler, such as cars, cats or a number of other categories.  Continue reading →

Amazon Plan To Take On Games Developers At Their Own Game

It must be a sign of the times when retail giants such as Amazon after seeing their profit margins squeezed, decide to become producer and supplier. In this case, Amazon are looking at games development, with the launch of Game Studio the firm are looking to develop new games such as the free to play “Living Classics” recently launched on Facebook, it is just a taste of what is to come from the new Games Studio by Amazon.  Continue reading →

Datable Gets You A Date With The Help of Friends

Online dating works for some people, but not others and that is a shame, so that means there are plenty of single people out there who are still looking! So this is where Datable comes in, by using that old principle of meeting friends of friends! Except in this case it uses the Facebook friend network. It is a surprise that nobody has thought of this before, but it’s here now and so are you going to give it go or continue to be alone, it does not take a brainiac to work that one out!

Here is how this interesting dating idea works;

We all have friends who know single people they can introduce us to. Wouldn’t it be great if all your friends could easily list their single, datable friends for you to browse? That’s exactly what TheDatable is for. We uncover the single friends of your friends and their friends, and we make it easy for you to connect with them. Finally, you have permission to ask your friends’ Facebook friends out.

Source [The Datable]


Facebook Users Will Love Facecream

There is nothing like a cool ice cream when the temperature is up and you have a bit of a hot head! So the designer of the famous Facebook Bed, has come up with the answer and he has called it Facecream, stop him and buy one! Of course, this is not a real Facebook product but if they made ice creams they might look like these do!

This is what the Croatian designer Tomislav Zvonari? has to say about this idea;

Remember the FBed concept? ;) …well it is time for the Facecream! XD. This is just a 3D conceptual design and it doesn’t exist as a real product!

Source [Food Beast]


Farmville 2 Is On Its Way



The social games developer Zynga has been showing off some details for Farmville 2 at the firms Unleashed press event at its San Francisco headquarters. They are adding 3D graphics, so that players will be able to switch angles, but as expected this will be a whole new game and therefore gamers will not be allowed to carry things over from one game to the other!



According to the chief technology officer of Zynga, Cadir Lee, he said;


“All the buildings, crops and animals are shown in 3D. You can see them from multiple directions, they can rotate, you can see them more richly – so it provides a certain pop in the game itself.

“The game also has more social elements and a lot more crafting: the crops that you harvest are what you use in the game to make things which you then use to make other things, like on a natural farm.”


Source [BBC]



Facebook Like Button Goes Mobile



It seems that the Like Button on Facebook is going mobile and as such, this means that developers on web apps can now incorporate the custom button into their apps, making much easier for the user to get to grips with the Like Button while using apps running on their Smartphone or tablet device.



According to a posting on the Facebook Developer Blog by Andrew Rothbart;


The new Open Graph built-in like action makes it easier for people to share content from your app. While the Like button is a great way to let friends share content from the web back to Facebook, the like action enables you to build your own like buttons for your mobile or web app and drive distribution across Facebook. You can use the new like action to implement your own like button for a more integrated experience with your app on web and mobile platforms, as Instagram and foursquare have done.


Source [Inside Facebook]



There Is A New Game From Zynga On Facebook



For those who have somehow had enough of playing something ville, the social games developer Zynga have come up with something new, well new for them! It’s called Ruby Blast and its one of those games where you need to match three shapes or colours in order to collect them and move on to the next level! There are games like this around, but this is the first of its kind from Zynga and therefore is bound to be seen on a Smartphone near you anytime soon!



Here are some details on the new and free social game from Zynga;


New free game! Ruby Blast, is a fast, fun, game, where you match gems, dig through bedrock with help from friends, and activate power-ups to reach high scores in a weekly leaderboard. Ruby Blast follows intrepid archeologist, Ruby, in a high-speed race into the depths of an ancient mine where you smash through dirt to uncover hidden treasure and face off with friends.



This is a free to play game available on the new Ruby Blast Facebook page


Source [Mashable]



WordPress Tool Launched By Facebook



Facebook will be allowing users of WordPress.org and WordPress.com to add their content from a blog straight to their Facebook pages with just one click! This is about to make blog posting much more social and so much easier for the busy blogger.


WordPress Tool Launched By Facebook


According to a posting by Matt Kelly an engineer at Facebook on the Developer blog, he said;


Starting today WordPress publishers can easily integrate Facebook features, such as social publishing and mentions, through the new Facebook for WordPress plugin.

The plugin was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners, and makes it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social – no coding required. The plugin will also work on mobile and support internationalization.


Source [Mashable]



Facebook Add More Admin Controls




Admin on Facebook has just got easier or harder, depending on your point of view! The social network has added a couple of new functions that allow the Admin to expand control and management across the pages. Basically, what you get here is more admin permissions; these will be Manager, Content Creator, Moderator, Advertiser, Insights Analyst and so on. There is another neat feature too that will allow users to schedule posts anything from sixteen minutes to six months. Both these features are available right now through the admins page.


Source [The Next Web]



Facebook Crashes For Two Hours



It seems that the thing that could never happen, has happened Facebook crashed and for some users they are offline for up to two hours. This of course has had a two fold effect! On the one hand, those affected Facebook users have been stunned by this and on the other employers around the world are rejoicing because all of sudden productivity has increased for the first in a long while!



According to a statement from Facebook;


‘Earlier today, some users briefly experienced issues loading the site. The issues have since been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologise for any inconvenience.’


Source [Techcrunch]



Facebook Launches iPhone Camera App



The idea coming out of the Facebook ideas factory is an app for the iPhone, it is simply called Facebook Camera and it promises to bring to the device, a whole new outlook on how the iPhone user manages their images and the best thing about this app, is that its free and so you just cannot lose, can you?



This is how the app is described on the iTunes page;


With Facebook Camera, you can share photos on Facebook faster than ever, and see what friends are up to in a feed of nothing but their photos. Such as; Post a bunch of photos at once, See friends’ latest photos in one place, Play with crops and filters, Tag friends, add captions and say where you are and See photos from different apps.


The Facebook Camera app is a free download from iTunes


Source [San Techie]