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Facebook Revamps Right-Hand Column on iPad App - Posted 2 days, 16 hours ago
Facebook is rolling out an update to its iPad application tha... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Explains Auto-Enhancing of Photos Uploaded via iOS App - Posted 3 days, 11 hours ago
Facebook indirectly confirmed Tuesday's report on auto-enhancing photos uploaded via its iOS application ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook to Begin Auto-Enhancing Photos - Posted 4 days, 11 hours ago
Facebook will begin auto-enhancing photos that are uploaded via its ... [AllFacebook]

Vevo Taps Parse Push - Posted December 15, 2014
Music-video provider Vevo turned to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Debuts Call-to-Action Buttons for Pages - Posted December 11, 2014
Facebook officially announced the introduction of call-to-action buttons for ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Debuts Call-to-Action Buttons for Pages - Posted December 11, 2014
Facebook officially announced the introduction of call-to-action buttons for ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Beefs Up Tools for Publishers - Posted December 10, 2014
Facebook announced a host of new features aimed at encouraging ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches Trending for Android, Divides Topics Into Sections - Posted December 10, 2014
Updates to Facebook's Trending feature are trending o... [AllFacebook]

Parse Crash Reporting, Local Datastore for iOS Debut - Posted December 9, 2014
Facebook-owned cloud application platform Parse announced the launch of ... [AllFacebook]

Re-Slung: Facebook Revamps Slingshot App - Posted December 5, 2014
Facebook announced a thorough revamp of its Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application, including ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Like Button: Success Stories and Tips from Early Adopters - Posted December 4, 2014
Facebook made its mobile like button available to all iOS and Android application developers in early October, and sof... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Advertising, from Awareness All the Way Through to Sales - Posted December 2, 2014
Social... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Groups: Facebook's Newest Stand-Alone App - Posted November 18, 2014
Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone out of his way to mention Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

New Report Says Smart TV Industry Reaching 'Point of No Return' - Posted November 18, 2014
According to an industry analysis done by Futuresource Consulting, smart TV manufacturers aren't really benefiting from all the consumer activity around them, and that the industry is reaching a "... [Lost Remote]

Search Hashtags on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest with HashAtIt App - Posted November 17, 2014
Searching hashtags on Facebook, ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Redesigns iOS Status Update Interface - Posted November 13, 2014
Facebook appears to have tweaked the status updat... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Introduces Privacy Basics, Updates Privacy Policy, Expands Advertising Controls - Posted November 13, 2014
Facebook Thursday announced a host of new features aimed at enabling its users to better understand the social network's ... [AllFacebook]

Top 5 Reasons Why Apps Are Rejected During Facebook's Login Review - Posted November 11, 2014
Facebook introduced log... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Adds People Tab to Explore Menu, Allows Users to Edit Captions - Posted November 10, 2014
Instagram released two new features for its iOS and ... [AllFacebook]

How Does Facebook Group Android Devices? - Posted November 6, 2014
With more than 10,000 different Android devices being used to access Facebook by some 500 million users, how does the social network en... [Lost Remote]

How Does Facebook Group Android Devices? - Posted November 6, 2014
With more than 10,000 different Android devices being used to access Facebook by some 500 million users, how does the social network en... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Updated Graph API - Posted October 30, 2014
Facebook announced the release of version 2.2 of its ... [AllFacebook]

3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg's Plans for the Next Three, Five, 10 Years - Posted October 29, 2014
What are Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plans for the company over the next three, five and 10 year... [AllFacebook]

Full Facebook Integration for Cocos2d-x Game Engine - Posted October 28, 2014
Facebook is now fully integrated with the Cocos2d-x game engine from ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Features to Photo Uploading via iPhone, Android Apps - Posted October 27, 2014
Facebook announced improvements to the ways that users upload photos to the social network via its... [AllFacebook]

Developers of Room App Blindsided by Facebook's Rooms App - Posted October 27, 2014
The saying, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," does not apply in the world of applications, as the Rooms anonymous chatting app Facebook released last week... [AllFacebook]

Sickweather App Now Available for Android - Posted October 24, 2014
Sickweather, the ... [Lost Remote]

Sickweather App Now Available for Android - Posted October 24, 2014
Sickweather, the ... [AllFacebook]

Parse Updates SDKs to Incorporate Tasks Component of Its Bolts Framework - Posted October 16, 2014
Facebook-owned cloud application platform Parse released new versions of its ... [Lost Remote]

SAFETY CHECK: Facebook Tool Simplifies Users' Communication During Disasters, Crisis Situations - Posted October 16, 2014
Facebook often comes into play during natural disasters or other crisis situation... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Maintains Its Security-Aware Culture - Posted October 13, 2014
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook se... [Lost Remote]

How Facebook Maintains Its Security-Aware Culture - Posted October 13, 2014
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook se... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Stickers to Comments - Posted October 13, 2014
The addition of stickers to comments is now official, as software engineer ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tweaks Your Photos Section of iOS, Android Apps; Adds Uploads Tab - Posted October 9, 2014
Facebook is tweaking the Your Photos sections of its flagship i... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Audience Network Available to More Brands; Link Ads Now Supported - Posted October 7, 2014
Facebook extended availability of its Fac... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Facebook's @Scale 2014, Mobile Track - Posted October 2, 2014
Facebook held its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Sept. 15, and engineering director ... [Lost Remote]

VIDEOS: Facebook's @Scale 2014, Mobile Track - Posted October 2, 2014
Facebook held its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Sept. 15, and engineering director ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: Mobile Like Button for All Developers - Posted October 2, 2014
Facebook announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30 that it was testing the ability for ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook to Mobile Users: 'Control When Videos Play Automatically' - Posted September 29, 2014
Facebook is reminding users who access the social network via mobile devices that they have choices when it comes to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook to Mobile Users: 'Control When Videos Play Automatically' - Posted September 29, 2014
Facebook is reminding users who access the social network via mobile devices that they have choices when it comes to ... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Snapchat Settles Lawsuit | Apple Watch - Posted September 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Facebook Messenger for Android Users Can Now Type or Draw Over Photos - Posted September 8, 2014
Facebook released an update to i... [AllFacebook]

Facebook to Roll Out New App Registration Flow - Posted September 5, 2014
Facebook took a step forward in its efforts to ease the process for developers seeking to integrate their ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pushing Messenger on Developers, Too - Posted September 2, 2014
Registered developers on Facebook are also finding them... [AllFacebook]

Parse Open-Sources Code for F8 Apps - Posted August 28, 2014
When Facebook held its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, its cloud-... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reveals Agenda for @Scale 2014 - Posted August 25, 2014
Facebook released the agenda for its @Scale 2014 conferenc... [AllFacebook]

Analytics Now Available for App Links - Posted August 21, 2014
Facebook announced a flurry of news related to its App Links open, cross-platfor... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Slings Out Update to Slingshot App - Posted August 19, 2014
Facebook released an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Most Users of Facebook, Other Social Networks Blissfully Unaware of Security Risks - Posted August 18, 2014
Despite warning after ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Social Recommendation Service WhoDoYou Launches iOS App - Posted August 13, 2014
Social local search service WhoDoYou Wednesday announced the release of an iOS application, joining its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Cross-Device Ad Reporting - Posted August 13, 2014
Facebook continues to make strides in becoming the "cross-platform platform," as today the company announced a way to track ... [AllFacebook]

What Apps and Features Do Page Admins Use to Post to Their Facebook Pages? - Posted August 11, 2014
Not surprisingly, most ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Platform Policy Changes, Updates to Graph API, SDKs for iOS, Android - Posted August 7, 2014
Facebook announced two changes to its platform policy for developers tha... [AllFacebook]

Former BlackBerry Messenger Lead Andrew Bocking Named App Product Manager - Posted August 7, 2014
Andrew Bocking, who led the BlackBerry Messenger effort for BlackBerry before leaving that company in February, joined Facebook as produ... [AllFacebook]

Happysale Allows Sellers to Share Items' Stories with Their Facebook Friends - Posted August 4, 2014
A unique take on selling products via Facebook was introduced by Tel Aviv, Israel-based Happysale, which announced that its applications for ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon is Giving Away 30 Premium Apps - Posted July 31, 2014
The dog days of summer are here, and so is this giveaway for Amazon: a package of ... []

Facebook Shares More Open-Source Projects - Posted July 31, 2014
It has been a busy week for Facebook on the open-source front, as the social network announced the release of a ... [AllFacebook] App to Debut in Zambia - Posted July 31, 2014
Zambia may seem like an odd choice for the site of an application's launch, but it makes p... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Launches Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa - Posted July 29, 2014
The newest app from Facebook/Instagram -- leaked last week -- Bolt, is official. The company announced Tuesday that Instagram Bolt has been launched for iOS and Android users in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. ... [Lost Remote]

Instagram Launches Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa - Posted July 29, 2014
The newest app from Facebook/Instagram -- leaked last week -- Bolt, is official. The company announced Tuesday that Instagram Bolt has been launched for iOS and Android users in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. ... [AllFacebook]

Umbel Helps Brands Decipher the Massive Amounts of Facebook User Data Available to Them - Posted July 29, 2014
The amount of user data available to brands on Facebook is staggering, but how can they make sense out of all the information and ensure that their campaigns are ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pushing Messenger, Removing Messages from iOS, Android Apps - Posted July 28, 2014
Facebook users who want to send and receive messages via their ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Pushing Messenger, Removing Messages from iOS, Android Apps - Posted July 28, 2014
Facebook users who want to send and receive messages via their ... [AllFacebook]

What Is Instagram Bolt? - Posted July 25, 2014
Did Instagram repeat the mistake its parent company made when Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Use This Sun-Activated Coupon for Android to Get Discounted Sunscreen - Posted July 24, 2014
Here's a clever product promotion masquerading as a coupon: Zealios, a skin-care company, is offering a digital 50 percent discount that gets activated when you spend some time out-of-doors. This is likely the most high-tech sunscreen coupon you'll see advertised. To use the sun-activated coupon, you will have to be on an... []

Comparing the Deep-Linking Strategies of Google, Apple and Facebook - Posted July 23, 2014
Better communication between applications will improve the mobile experience. In the past several months, Google, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Device-Level Targeting to Mobile App Ads - Posted July 22, 2014
Facebook is sharpening the precision of the targeting options available for its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Rollout of Save Feature - Posted July 21, 2014
After several tests of a save feature, Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Ads Manager Goes Mobile - Posted July 16, 2014
Facebook's Ads Manager has gone mobile, as the social network announced in a ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Lock-Screen Notifications With Some Of Its Android Beta-Testers - Posted July 9, 2014
Some members of the Facebook for Android Beta Testers... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Redesigned Events Page With 'Events For You' Section - Posted July 7, 2014
Facebook is testing another redesign of its events page, and the most prominent new feature is an "Events for You" section, which includes p... [AllFacebook]

Bandsintown Manager Is Mobile Music To The Ears Of Artists, Managers On Facebook - Posted July 1, 2014
Music fans have embraced concert-discovery application Bandsintown, and now the company i... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Foreclosed? Facebook Disbands Home Team - Posted June 27, 2014
In February, Facebook Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein said the social network... [AllFacebook]

9.9M Lines Of Code On The Wall ... Open-Source Update From Facebook - Posted June 27, 2014
What has 9.9 million lines of code and is free for use by ... [AllFacebook]

New Parse Offering Allows Developers To Build Android Login Screens For Apps - Posted June 25, 2014
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch of ... [Lost Remote]

New Parse Offering Allows Developers To Build Android Login Screens For Apps - Posted June 25, 2014
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch of ... [AllFacebook]

Slingshot Now Available Globally - Posted June 25, 2014
The rest of the world can now "sling" their "shots," as Facebook announced the global release of photo- and video-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Pages Manager For IOS, Android - Posted June 23, 2014
Facebook released updated version of its Pages Manager applications for ... [AllFacebook]

NewsWhip's New App Brings Users Most-Shared Stories On Facebook, Twitter - Posted June 19, 2014
Social media news aggregator NewsWhip released a new application for ... [AllFacebook]

What Is Facebook Doing To Make Its Android App Accessible In Developing Countries? - Posted June 19, 2014
Faster, leaner, smaller -- no, it's not an advertisement for a gym, but rather, a description of the changes Facebook has made to its flagship ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Debuts Photo- And Video-Sharing App Slingshot (Officially This Time) - Posted June 17, 2014
The second application from Facebook Creative Labs, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Debuts Photo- And Video-Sharing App Slingshot (Officially This Time) - Posted June 17, 2014
The second application from Facebook Creative Labs, ... [Lost Remote]

Which Apps Are Accessing Your Facebook Account? MyPermissions Updates Android App - Posted June 16, 2014
Security outfit MyPermissions released ... [AllFacebook]

What's New In Facebook Messenger For IOS, Android? - Posted June 13, 2014
New stickers for ... [AllFacebook]

What's New In Facebook's IOS, Android Apps? - Posted June 12, 2014
Facebook released new versions of its ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Hopes To Serve More Relevant Ads To Users And Give Them More Control - Posted June 12, 2014
Many Facebook users will be happy to learn that the social network will soon roll out ad preferences, a tool that explains why specific ads are served to them and allows them to choose which interests should be used in determining the ads they see. However, some ... [AllFacebook]

Kuhcoon Ads Updates IOS App For Facebook Page Admins To Manage, Monitor Ad Campaigns - Posted June 10, 2014
Kuhcoon Ads, which allows Facebook page administrators to manage and monitor ad campaigns via their iPhones, released ... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Adds 10 Photo-Editing Tools - Posted June 3, 2014
Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram announced ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Developers Conference | Google+ for iOS - Posted June 3, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Facebook News Feed Algorithm To De-Emphasize Stories From Apps Unless They Are Explicitly Shared - Posted May 27, 2014
Prepare to see fewer stories from ... [AllFacebook]

New Feature For Facebook IOS, Android Apps Uses Microphones To Identify Songs, TV Shows, Movies - Posted May 21, 2014
Facebook is adding a hint of ... [AllFacebook]

App Links: Facebook's Proposal For Routing Traffic Between Apps Explained - Posted May 16, 2014
Two weeks ago, Facebook announced App Links, a propos... [AllFacebook]

FbStart Registration Now Open To All Developers - Posted May 14, 2014
When Facebook announced its FbStart program to provide developers of mobile applications with up to $30,000... [AllFacebook]

Encrypt Your Facebook Messages With Cryptocat - Posted May 13, 2014
Open-source chat-encryption tool Cryptocat announced its latest update, which includes full encryption for Facebook private ... [AllFacebook]

The Facebook Phone Is Dead ... Or Is It? - Posted May 13, 2014
Just when you think rumors of a Facebook phone were squashed once and for all wi... [AllFacebook]

Research Says You Can Tell Whether Someone Is More Likely To be an Android or an iPhone Owner - Posted May 12, 2014
Do you invest in the stock market? Drink wine? Fly on an airplane? Then there's a good chance you ... [PRNewser]

F8: 1700+ Developers Attended From 30+ Countries - Posted May 5, 2014
Facebook recently released some interesting stats about the attendance and social activity surrounding its f8 conference last week in San Francisco. At this conference, Facebook announced new features such as anonymous login, AppLinks and a ... [AllFacebook]

F8: Facebook Testing Mobile Install Notifications - Posted May 1, 2014
Developers looking for a way to more closely tie their applications together with their websites will soon have a solution, compliments of Facebook, which announced at its ... [AllFacebook]

F8: No Internet Connection? Parse Local Datastore Has Your Apps Covered - Posted May 1, 2014
Applications that work offline? Why not? Parse announced the launch of Parse Local Datastore -- a new feature in its software... [AllFacebook]

F8: Facebook's FbStart Initiative Will Give Selected Developers A $30K Kick-Start - Posted May 1, 2014
Developing successful applications is likely a whole lot easier with $30,000 in free tools and services to start off with, and that's exactly what selected developers will get out of ... [AllFacebook]

F8: Facebook App Links Offers A Way Around Mobile Browsers, Direct Path To Deep Links Within Apps - Posted May 1, 2014
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and in the case of deep links within applications, App Links, an open, cross-platform solution for app-to-app linking ... [AllFacebook]

F8: Mark Zuckerberg Stresses Platform Stability, Users' Control Of Data, Gap Between Mobile Platforms - Posted April 30, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the so... [AllFacebook]

It's Android's Turn For Facebook Messenger Update - Posted April 30, 2014
The new features Facebook rolled out in the new... [AllFacebook]

1Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg Says 'Timing Matters' On HTML5 - Posted April 24, 2014
Despite Facebook's move away from HTML5 and toward building its own native applications, Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

1Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg On The Three Stages Of Maturity For Facebook's Apps - Posted April 24, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg divided the social network's portfolio of applications into three stages ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Google Plus Gaining On Facebook In 1Q 2014 Social Logins - Posted April 23, 2014
Customer profile-management provider ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds 'Groups You Admin' Section - Posted April 23, 2014
Facebook continues to add features related to its groups, adding a Groups You Admin secti... [AllFacebook]

3Q Digital Examines Mobile Advertising Results In Advance Of Facebook's 1Q Earnings Call - Posted April 21, 2014
With Facebook's first-quarter earnings call set for Wednesday after the close of trading, digital marketing agency ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adding Nearby Friends Feature To Apps For IPhone, Android - Posted April 17, 2014
Facebook is officially introducing a feature it has toyed with in simpler form in the past, as the social network announced the launch of N... [AllFacebook]

Sparksfly Helps Users Manage Their Social Flows - Posted April 16, 2014
The latest solution to help users cut through the clutter of their multiple social media accounts comes from Sparksfly, which a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Rolling Out Redesigned Android App - Posted April 11, 2014
Facebook began rolling out the redesigned version of its flagship ... [AllFacebook]

REPORTS: Facebook To Remove Messaging From Flagship Mobile Apps, Require Use Of Messenger - Posted April 9, 2014
Last December, Facebook began prompting users of its flagship iOS application to download its Facebook Messenger app... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Acquisition | Social Network, Divorce Linked - Posted April 8, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Facebook Messenger For Android Update Includes Conversation Shortcuts - Posted April 3, 2014
Facebook released an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

Latest Beta Version Of Facebook Android App Looks Like ... Facebook IOS App - Posted April 2, 2014
The newest beta version of Facebook's flagship a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Messenger For Android Beta Testers Launches - Posted March 18, 2014
Facebook Messenger fo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Android App Update: Most New Feature Involve Photos - Posted March 14, 2014
Android update week continues, as Facebook followed updates of the Android applications for its ... [AllFacebook]

WhatsApp Responds To Tech Consultant's Discovery Of Security Loophole In Android App - Posted March 13, 2014
WhatsApp, the cross-platform mobile messaging co... [AllFacebook]

DataPoint: Zynga Focuses On Mobile, Playing Catch-Up With - Posted March 12, 2014
Zynga is ... [AllFacebook]

Twice As Quick, Half As Large: Instagram Updates Android App - Posted March 11, 2014
Android updates are in fashion Tuesday at Facebook-owned companies, as Instagram joined ... [AllFacebook]

Treat Friends To WhatsApp With Android Update - Posted March 11, 2014
Cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp... [AllFacebook]

Friendthem: Facebook Friend Requests On A Plane - Posted March 10, 2014
Social networking connectivity tool Friendthem will extend its reach into the skies in April, ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Continues To Court Media Industry With Public Content Solutions Program - Posted March 7, 2014
Facebook took a giant step forward in its efforts to further align itself with the ... [AllFacebook]

Yelp + Angie's List + Facebook = Whodoyou? - Posted March 6, 2014
What would you get if you put Yelp, ... [AllFacebook]

LittleCast Targets Brands On Facebook Seeking To Ride Video Wave - Posted February 27, 2014
Consumption of videos has exploded on Facebook in recent months, and custom-video-p... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Page Admins Finally Edit Posts? - Posted February 26, 2014
Facebook began testing the ability for users to edit their posts last June, and the feat... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Messenger Finally Coming To Windows Phone - Posted February 25, 2014
Facebook's Messenger application will finally make its ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Messenger Finally Coming To Windows Phone - Posted February 25, 2014
Facebook's Messenger application will finally make its ... [AllFacebook]

Free Voice Services Coming From WhatsApp In 2014 - Posted February 24, 2014
What's next for WhatsApp, following its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Director Of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein: 'We're Not Done With Home' - Posted February 18, 2014
Despite the lukewarm reception it has received, Home, Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: The Social Job Seeker, The Mobile Job Seeker, And Facebook's Role In The Process - Posted February 6, 2014
Facebook is the preferred social network for job seekers, while recruiters still gravitate toward ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Most Social Buzz About Super Bowl Ads Was On Facebook, Via IPhones - Posted February 3, 2014
There were 650,757 posts on Facebook Sunday related to ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Most Social Buzz About Super Bowl Ads Was On Facebook, Via IPhones - Posted February 3, 2014
There were 650,757 posts on Facebook Sunday related to ... [Lost Remote]

3D Systems & Google's Android Team Will Develop Project Ara Smartphone - Posted February 3, 2014
(Daily Finance) Google will sell most of its Motorola division to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. However, Google will keep the best parts of Motorola for itself, including the "vast majority" of its patent portfolio, as well as the group that houses the Project Ara smartphone. Project Ara, housed within Motorola's advanced... [Bitcoins Insider]

3D Systems & Google's Android Team Will Develop Project Ara Smartphone - Posted February 3, 2014
(Daily Finance) Google will sell most of its Motorola division to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. However, Google will keep the best parts of Motorola for itself, including the "vast majority" of its patent portfolio, as well as the group that houses the Project Ara smartphone. Project Ara, housed within Motorola's advanced... [Inside 3D Printing News]

4Q EARNINGS CALL: Zuckerberg Discusses 'Separate Mobile Apps' Just Prior To Paper Announcement - Posted January 30, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wasn't joking about "building separate mobile applications beyon... [AllFacebook]

Cleverbug Marks 1st Birthday With $6M In Funding - Posted January 30, 2014
Social gifting company and CleverCards creator ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Debuts Beta Of Overhauled App Insights - Posted January 23, 2014
Facebook announced the release of ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Off-Facebook Ads On Apps Again; Working Directly With Developers, Advertisers - Posted January 22, 2014
Will Facebook users start seeing ads from Facebook while they're using other applications? The social network announced in a ... [AllFacebook]

Personal DroneFly Now Easier to Fly - Posted January 10, 2014
(Washington Post) DroneFly's CEO says their latest release Phantom 2 makes aerial photography easy for anyone. The model works with the iPhone and the Android. New Users can learn to control and fly their drones in just two flights because the Phantom 2 tries... [3D Maker Insider]

How Facebook Returned A/B Testing To Mobile Apps - Posted January 9, 2014
When Facebook rewrote its mobile applications and converted them from custom Web stacks to native develo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Officially Acquires Little Eye Labs - Posted January 8, 2014
Facebook's acquisition of Bangalore-based startup Little Eye Labs -- which was originally reported in ... [AllFacebook]

Best App Makers of 2014 - Posted January 7, 2014
(BusinessNewsDaily) DIY app-making platforms enable the budget-conscious to build functional mobile apps at a fraction of the cost. Sara Angeles reviews some of what she considers the best app creators available for businesses to create their own apps. Appy Pie is one of the fastest growing DIY mobile app-building tools being... [3D Maker Insider]

PRINT3R: A New Android App for 3D Printing - Posted January 6, 2014
(3D Printing Industry) Terawatt Industries has launched their own Android app for smartphone printing called PRINT3R. PRINT3R gives users the ability to perform entire prints directly or through the web using their smart device. Once your 3D printer is connected to your droid, whether it be a tablet or smartphone, via... [3D Maker Insider]

Flipagram Is About To Take Over Your Facebook News Feed - Posted January 2, 2014
If you've only just recovered from the Bitstrips epidemic, you might want to sit down, and not at... [AllFacebook]

Flipagram Is About To Take Over Your Facebook News Feed - Posted January 2, 2014
If you've only just recovered from the Bitstrips epidemic, you might want to sit down, and not at... [Lost Remote]

3 Ways Engagement On Facebook Can Harm Your Business - Posted January 2, 2014
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." -- ... [AllFacebook]

Can You Create A Facebook Page Via Its Mobile Apps? - Posted December 31, 2013
Some Facebook mobile users now have the ability to create pages directly via their Facebook ap... [AllFacebook]

What Were AllFacebook's Top 10 Posts Of 2013? - Posted December 31, 2013
On this last day of 2013, AllFacebook compiled a list of our 10 top posts for the year in terms of page views, and the list turned out to be quite diverse. ... [AllFacebook]

2013: The Year Of Open Source For Facebook Engineering - Posted December 20, 2013
2013 was the year of ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook, Indian Startup Little Eye Labs Closer To Deal - Posted December 20, 2013
It was reported earlier this month that Facebook was set to make its first acquisition in I... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook, Indian Startup Little Eye Labs Closer To Deal - Posted December 20, 2013
It was reported earlier this month that Facebook was set to make its first acquisition in I... [Lost Remote]

What's New In Facebook Home Update? - Posted December 20, 2013
Facebook rolled out an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

Made-in-India 3D Printer Showcased in Mumbai - Posted December 19, 2013
( Bangalore start-up Brahma3 showcased its made-in-India 3D printer called Brahma3 Anvil at an exhibition organized at Godrej campus in Vikhroli in Mumbai this past week. The Brahma3 Anvil has a robust aluminium frame and is capable of printing large high-resolution models. Wth a build volume of 240x240x240mm, ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Announces Updates To Mobile App Ads - Posted December 18, 2013
The good news keeps coming for application developer... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Is Positioning Its Upcoming Video Ads Vs. Television, YouTube - Posted December 13, 2013
Facebook appears to have embraced the strategy of keeping its friends close and its enemies closer when it comes to ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook App Developers Can Maintain Momentum After The Holidays - Posted December 12, 2013
Facebook reminded application developers that the end of the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Android Software-Development Kit - Posted December 12, 2013
Facebook released an updated version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Everything You Need To Know About Instagram Direct - Posted December 12, 2013
If you took our poll about what Instagram would announce at its press event in New Yor... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook's Recently Open-Sourced Rebound Was Used In Chat Heads - Posted December 10, 2013
Facebook announced at its Mobile@Scale event in October that it would ... [AllFacebook]

Auto-Play Videos Being Rolled Out On Facebook's IOS, Android Apps - Posted December 9, 2013
Most users of Facebook's flagship applications for iOS and Android... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Became A Mobile-First Company, And Why It Is So Involved With Open Sourcing - Posted December 5, 2013
Facebook Head of Mobile Release Engineering ... [Lost Remote]

How Facebook Became A Mobile-First Company, And Why It Is So Involved With Open Sourcing - Posted December 5, 2013
Facebook Head of Mobile Release Engineering ... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Advertisers Test Mobile App Install Ads On Their Devices? - Posted December 4, 2013
Some Facebook advertisers are now able to preview their ... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook Eyeing India's Little Eye Labs? - Posted December 2, 2013
Facebook's next acquisition may... [AllFacebook]

Which New Home Features Is Facebook Beta-Testing? - Posted November 27, 2013
Facebook confirmed that it is beta-testing customizable lock scre... [AllFacebook]

Will IOS Users Get 'Down' With Updated Facebook 'Matchmaking' App? - Posted November 26, 2013
The Facebook matchmaking application previously known as Bang with Friends and ... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook Adding Customizable Lock Screens To Home? - Posted November 25, 2013
... [AllFacebook]

Instagram For Windows Phone Debuts - Posted November 20, 2013
The Windows Phone community finally ... [AllFacebook]

How Postano 2.0 Brings Content From Facebook, Other Social Networks To Life On Multiple Screens - Posted November 20, 2013
Late last month, ... [AllFacebook]

Does Ability For Facebook Android Users To Auto-Play Videos Mean Video Ads Are Near? - Posted November 18, 2013
Could this be a sign that video ads... [AllFacebook]

Why Is BookShout Shouting? Facebook Integration - Posted November 15, 2013
Users of book retailer and reading platform ... [AllFacebook]

Test Of Revamped Facebook Messenger For Android Expanding; IOS Coming Soon - Posted November 13, 2013
The revamped Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Reminds Android App Users About Their Favorite TV Shows - Posted November 7, 2013
Facebook added a feature to its flagship ... [Lost Remote]

How Facebook Reminds Android App Users About Their Favorite TV Shows - Posted November 7, 2013
Facebook added a feature to its flagship ... [AllFacebook]

3D Printed Chocnology Exhibit at Museum of African Design - Posted November 7, 2013
(What's On! Johannesburg) Chocnology is an exhibition of 3D printed chocolate sculptures created by talented South African artists, using Android KitKat as inspiration. The exhibition features original sculptures designed by 10 of South Africa's hottest creative talents. Only, these are no ordinary sculptures; they are made entirely out of... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Nara Delivers Neural Networking For All - Posted November 7, 2013
Nara is officially on its way from being solely a consumer-lifestyle brand - with its neural networking technology helping users find dining and hotel experiences that match their tastes ... []

How NARR8 Successfully Launched On Facebook - Posted November 6, 2013
I work with NARR8, a free-to-use application and digital publisher of interactive eBooks. Last month, ... [AllFacebook]

AppCrawlr App Discovery Service Goes More Mobile - Posted November 5, 2013
AppCrawlr, the semantic mobile app discovery and recommendation service, is adding Windows Phone apps to its iOS and Android app-finder solution. The service, which debuted earlier this year (see our story here... []

How Facebook Integrated With The Unity Game Engine - Posted November 1, 2013
The software-development kit for the Unity game engine that Facebook released in August is now officially ... [AllFacebook]

How To Follow The 2014 Winter Olympic Games From Sochi On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - Posted October 30, 2013
The 2014 Winter ... [AllFacebook]

Why Would Facebook Bid On BlackBerry? - Posted October 29, 2013
Just when you thought the Facebook phone rumors were finally put to b... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Is Revamping Messenger For Android To Be More Mobile-Centric - Posted October 29, 2013
Facebook Tuesday began testing a completely revamped version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Are You 'Down' With The New Name For Facebook Hookup App Bang With Friends? - Posted October 26, 2013
Facebook hookup application Bang with Friends is officially leaving the "with friends" part of its na... [AllFacebook]

All Facebook Home Users Can Now Add Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram To Lock Screens - Posted October 24, 2013
Content from ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Birthday Card App Cleverbug Rebrands As CleverCards, Adds Features - Posted October 23, 2013
Birthday-card mobile application Cleverbug is now social gifting company ... [AllFacebook]

Don't Have An Android Device? Don't Worry, Google Hangouts Now Keeps You In The Google Family - Posted October 18, 2013
A lot of people will tell you that Android devices are superior to iOS products. They're probably right, but since I own an iPhone and a Macbook Pro, I couldn't tell you. Here's what I can tell you: It really doesn't matter what operating system your mobile device uses. This is... [AllFacebook]

Don't Have An Android Device? Don't Worry, Google Hangouts Now Keeps You In The Google Family - Posted October 18, 2013
A lot of people will tell you that Android devices are superior to iOS products. They're probably right, but since I own an iPhone and a Macbook Pro, I couldn't tell you. Here's what I can tell you: It really doesn't matter what operating system your mobile device uses. This is... []

REPORT: Retailers On Facebook Seeing Click-Through Rates 3.75X Higher, 152% ROI In First Nine Months Of 2013 - Posted October 16, 2013
The retail industry continues to thrive on Facebook, as r... [Lost Remote]

REPORT: Retailers On Facebook Seeing Click-Through Rates 3.75X Higher, 152% ROI In First Nine Months Of 2013 - Posted October 16, 2013
The retail industry continues to thrive on Facebook, as r... [AllFacebook]

INQ Mobile Android Overlay SO.HO Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Fourth Feed - Posted October 15, 2013
Facebook Home isn't the o... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adding QR Codes To Android App, Directing Scanners To Users' Profiles? - Posted October 14, 2013
Some Facebook Android users now have the option of allowing people to scan QR codes on their Android applications that direct those people to their Faceboo... [AllFacebook]

When Beta Isn't Quick Enough: Facebook For Android Alpha Testers - Posted October 11, 2013
Adventurous Android users who want to get their hands on Facebook featur... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Instagram Updates Apps For IOS, Android - Posted October 11, 2013
Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram released updates Thursday to its applications for both ... [AllFacebook]

3 Tips From Facebook On How Developers Can Push Login Conversion Rates For Apps Past 70% - Posted October 9, 2013
Facebook offered developers three tips on how to achieve login conversion rates of higher than 70 percent, highlighting Lyft, ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Graph Search Coming To Facebook's IOS App; Messenger For IOS Being Overhauled - Posted October 9, 2013
Facebook's Graph Search is finally going mobile, as it will be added to the social network's flagship a... [AllFacebook]

Does Circa's Breaking News Feed Raise Privacy Concerns? - Posted October 3, 2013
What if there was a new wire service for mobile devices that takes the citizen journalism aspects of Reddit and Twitter, and combines them with customizable... []

Does Circa's Breaking News Feed Raise Privacy Concerns? - Posted October 3, 2013
What if there was a new wire service for mobile devices that takes the citizen journalism aspects of Reddit and Twitter, and combines them with customizable... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Home Lock Screen To Welcome Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram - Posted October 3, 2013
Facebook's Home Android overlay is about to get a lot more crowded, as Engineering Manager Tom Alison announced in a Newsroom post that content from ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Android App Update Includes Privacy Settings Icon, Structured Status Updates, Ability To Edit Posts - Posted October 3, 2013
The privacy settings icon we reported on Wednesday is part of a minor update Facebook released for its ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Android App Update Includes Privacy Settings Icon, Structured Status Updates, Ability To Edit Posts - Posted October 3, 2013
The privacy settings icon we reported on Wednesday is part of a minor update Facebook released for its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Privacy Settings Icon In Android App? - Posted October 2, 2013
Facebook appears to be testing a new icon in its Android application that allows users to quickly access their privacy settings. Reader ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Privacy Settings Icon In Android App? - Posted October 2, 2013
Facebook appears to be testing a new icon in its Android application that allows users to quickly access their privacy settings. Reader ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Adds Seven New Calls To Action For Mobile App Install Ads - Posted October 1, 2013
Facebook's mobile application install ads ... [AllFacebook]

FINALLY: Facebook Allows Users To Edit Posts - Posted September 27, 2013
Facebook is finally rolling out one of the most requested features by users of the social network, allowing users to edit their posts. Sister blog Inside Facebook rep... [AllFacebook]

Spoiler Shield Allows Facebook Users To DVR TV Shows, Games Without Finding Out What Happened - Posted September 26, 2013
Facebook and Twitter users who have attempted to watch TV shows and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Android Beta-Testers: Please Come Home - Posted September 20, 2013
Facebook is urging its Android beta-tes... [AllFacebook]

Will Twilio Cloud Code Module For Parse Bring Voice, Messaging To Facebook Apps? - Posted September 19, 2013
Voice and messaging may be coming to more applications on Facebook and elsewhere on the mobile Web as clo... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Going Public, NSA Controversy, Home, 'Moving Fast' At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 - Posted September 12, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed a variety of topics w... [AllFacebook]

Brands Turn Apple's iPhone Release Into Promo Opp - Posted September 11, 2013
Yesterday was prime time for pseudo-"brandjacking" exercises as the marketing/social media teams for multiple brands used Apple's product launch as an excuse to push their own products...even if they have nothing to do with smartphones. Denny's easily wins for best out-of-nowhere tweet: -- Denny's (@DennysDiner) ... [PRNewser]

Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [AgencySpy]

Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [PRNewser]

Facebook For Windows Phone Beta Update: 256-MB Devices Now Supported - Posted September 9, 2013
Most of the attention on the mobile side at Facebook goes to iOS and Android, but the social network hasn't forgotten about it... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Becoming LinkedIn? | Instagram Ads - Posted September 9, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Ability To Edit Posts, Comments; Emoticons For Status Updates Tested In Facebook For Android Beta 3.7 - Posted September 6, 2013
The ability to edit posts and ... [AllFacebook]

Parse Unveils New Features At Developer Day - Posted September 5, 2013
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced several new features at its ... [AllFacebook]

First Kit Kat Android Video Subtly Snarks on Apple - Posted September 4, 2013
Kit Kat and Google Android picked the best possible time to reveal their new partnership: right after Labor Day when news organizations need big stories to turn their content trickles into floods. The Android upgrade's first video spot is brilliant too, as it subtly but unmistakably snarks on Apple's reputation as... [PRNewser]

Facebook 'Matchmaking' App Bang with Friends Returns To Apple App Store As Down - Posted August 30, 2013
Are you Down with ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For Android Update Includes Ability For Home Users To Control Music Apps Via Cover Feed, Animated Stickers - Posted August 29, 2013
The Facebook for Android Beta Testers program continues to bear fruit, as new features to the social network's flagship application for the platform, which were ... [AllFacebook]

Babee Bunny Stickers Hop To Facebook - Posted August 27, 2013
Fat Rabbit Farm, which created the Pandi set of stickers for Facebook, released a new crop of stickers for the social network's website and its flagship and ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Returning To TechCrunch Disrupt - Posted August 23, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at last year's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, where he discusse... [AllFacebook]

Login With Facebook Update: Apps Must Now Separately Request Permission To Post On Behalf Of Users - Posted August 22, 2013
Facebook users who are fed up with posts from ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Page Admins Gain Access To Shutterstock Image Library; Ability To Upload Multiple Images; Updated Pages Manager Apps For IOS, Android - Posted August 22, 2013
When Facebook began to introduce its revamped News Feed in March, the social network emphasized its highly visual nature to brands. Three upda... [AllFacebook]

Bitcoin for Android Hit By Bug - Posted August 20, 2013
(The Telegraph) Bitcoin said in a statement that the component of Android responsible for generating secure random numbers "contains critical weaknesses, that render all Android wallets generated to date vulnerable to theft." It said any wallet app generated by Android, including Bitcoin Wallet,, BitcoinSpin... [Bitcoins Insider]

New Facebook SDK For Android Adds Share Dialog, Object API Support, Improved Login UI - Posted August 20, 2013
Facebook released another updated software-development kit, this time for the ... [AllFacebook]

Latest Beta Of Facebook For Android Allows Home Users To Control Music Apps Directly Via Cover Feed - Posted August 16, 2013
The latest version of the Facebook for Android beta application includes an intriguing new feature, giving users of its Home Android overlay the ability to con... [AllFacebook]

Google Now Comes To Google Search - Posted August 16, 2013
The next few days will see Google upping the search ante again, whether you're looking for information in Gmail, Google Calendar or Google+. In Google Search, users will be able to ask questions like what is their flight status or when an expected package will arrive, without having to troll through... []

Instagram 4.1 Adds Ability To Import Video, Automatic Straightening - Posted August 12, 2013
Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram released Instagram 4.1 last w... [AllFacebook]

LinkedIn Users Can Now Send Applications From Their Mobile Devices - Posted August 5, 2013
LinkedIn members have been able to use their mobile devices to find a company and search for job openings on the network since July, but the mobile apps were missing one thing: the ability to fill out ... []

Facebook for Android Update Shows Friends' Updates on the Lock Screen on Certain Phones - Posted August 1, 2013
After receiving less-than-stellar reviews of Facebook Home, Facebook has added just the cover feed to the newest version of Facebook for Android. Cover Feed shows Facebook users the most recent photos and status updates from their friends when they turn on the... []

Facebook Brings Cover Feed To Android App, For Home-Supported Devices - Posted August 1, 2013
Facebook will release an update to its Android application Thursday that will allow users to set popular Home feature ... [AllFacebook]

HTTPS Is Now The Default For All Facebook Users - Posted July 31, 2013
HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is now the default for all Facebook users, putting the wraps on a process the social netw... [AllFacebook]

Adblock Plus Is Ready For Facebook Video Ads - Posted July 31, 2013
Whenever video ads finally launch on Facebook, ... [AllFacebook]

Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Announces Launch Of Quip Word Processor - Posted July 31, 2013
When Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor left Facebook last year to launch a startup with Kevin Gibbs, his friend, the founder and tech lead of the Googl... [AllFacebook]

A Closer Look at Zagat's New Website and Mobile Apps for Android and iPhone - Posted July 30, 2013
[gallery columns="4"] Though it was acquired by Google in 2011, Zagat is holding its ground as a stand-alone review service with the release of a new website and mobile app for Android and iPhone. Zagat predates socia... []

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More - Posted July 24, 2013
There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on... []

New Beta Version Of Facebook For Android Addresses Several Bugs - Posted July 22, 2013
Facebook announced the release of an updated Facebook for Android beta version 3.5 in a ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEO: Designers Who Worked On Facebook Home Offer Details On The Process Of Creating It - Posted July 22, 2013
When Facebook introduced its Home Android overlay in April, Co-Founder and CEO ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Testing Opening Of Links By Android App? - Posted July 18, 2013
Facebook appears to be using the latest beta version of its Android application to quietly test allowing the app to open... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Acquires Code-Verification-Software Developer Monoidics - Posted July 18, 2013
Facebook continued its efforts to bolster the quality of its mobile application with its latest acquisition, U.K.-based code-verification-software developer Monoidics, which was announced on... [AllFacebook]

Snoopy, Pandi Debut On Facebook Stickers - Posted July 17, 2013
With Comic-Con International: San Diego set to begin Thursday and run through Sunday, Facebook introduced two new sets of ... [AllFacebook]

Hulu Users Can No Longer Automatically Share Videos To Facebook - Posted July 17, 2013
Web video portal Hulu is eliminating the ability for its users to share videos they have watched... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases New Beta Version Of Android App - Posted July 15, 2013
Facebook users who are part of the Facebook for Android Beta Te... [AllFacebook]

Tumblr Updates Boost Discovery of New Content - Posted July 9, 2013
Tumblr today released mobile app updates for iOS and Android that will make it easier for users to discover new content on the blog network. The company billed the updates as an effort "to help you find more of the stuff you love." The updates allow users to search for tags and blogs... []

App Folders For Home Included In Update To Facebook For Android App - Posted July 8, 2013
Late last month, Facebook added application folders to its ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Is Transforming The News - Posted July 8, 2013
These days, news gets out at an alarming speed. We no longer have to wait for the evening news or the morning paper to fi... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Posts Help Determine Suicide Risk? - Posted July 5, 2013
Can posts on Facebook and other social networks, and text me... [AllFacebook]

Aug. 5 Scheduling Hearing Set For Eminem's 8 Mile Style Copyright Suit Vs. Facebook, Wieden & Kennedy - Posted July 5, 2013
A scheduling conference in the copyright-infringement lawsuit f... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Stickers Now Available Via Web - Posted July 2, 2013
Facebook stickers -- they're not just for mobile anymore. The social network announced Tuesday that stickers are now available when accessing Facebook from the Web. Stickers on the Web work the same way they do on the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Wieden & Kennedy Deny Violating Copyright On Eminem Song - Posted July 1, 2013
Facebook and ad agency Wieden & Kennedy denied trying to be the... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Correcting Bug That Collected Phone Numbers Of Android App Users - Posted July 1, 2013
Facebook is taking steps to address a bug discovered by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For Android 3.4 Beta Adds Folders To Home - Posted June 28, 2013
The Facebook for Android beta-testing program is apparently... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Android App Testers Wanted | Facebook Chat | DIY Memes - Posted June 28, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Android Users: Facebook W... []

Now Playing In Facebook's Sticker Store: 'Despicable Me 2' - Posted June 27, 2013
Move over, Beast: The characters from Universal Studios feature film Despicable Me 2, which will hit theaters July 3, joined Facebook's lead dog in the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Fires Up Android Beta-Testing Program - Posted June 27, 2013
One of the oft-expressed complaints about Facebook involves its traditional process of staggering the rollouts of new products, such as ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Aims To Curb App Spam: Starting Oct. 2, Developers Can No Longer Use API To Post Directly To Friends' Walls - Posted June 27, 2013
Starting Oct. 2, applications on Facebook will no longer be able to use its application-programming interfaces to post stories directly... [AllFacebook]

Beast Gets His Own Set Of Facebook Stickers - Posted June 27, 2013
Beast, the furry companion of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: AT&T Sells Out HTC First Inventory After Price Cut - Posted June 25, 2013
The good news for AT&T: Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility, told ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Reader Is Not RSS-Based, Nor A Response To Google Reader Shutdown - Posted June 25, 2013
The Reader project Facebook is reportedly working on is not based on ... [AllFacebook]

Are You Interested Parent Snap Interactive Is Very Interested In Facebook Mobile App Install Ads - Posted June 24, 2013
Facebook dating application Are You Interested was stung by Cupid's arrow and began what it hopes will be a long, healthy relationship wi... [Lost Remote]

Are You Interested Parent Snap Interactive Is Very Interested In Facebook Mobile App Install Ads - Posted June 24, 2013
Facebook dating application Are You Interested was stung by Cupid's arrow and began what it hopes will be a long, healthy relationship wi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Thumbs-Up Like Icon Sticker To Messenger Apps, Mobile Site - Posted June 24, 2013
Facebook added a sticker to its Facebook Messenger applications for iOS and Android that allows users to respond to m... [AllFacebook]

Vine Vs. Video On Instagram: The Jockeying Starts Early, But Is There Room For Both? - Posted June 20, 2013
Is there enough room for both Twitter-owned video-sharing application Vine and ... [AllFacebook]

Video On Instagram Debuts - Posted June 20, 2013
A hat tip to all of those who predicted that Facebook would introduce ... [AllFacebook]

MyPermissions Debuts Real-Time App-Permissions Scanners - Posted June 20, 2013
Application security provider MyPermissions Thursday launched real-time application-permissions scanners in the form of apps for iOS and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For IOS Gets Structured Status Updates, Ability To Edit Privacy Settings Of Shared Content - Posted June 19, 2013
Facebook released version 6.2 of its application for iOS devices, adding the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Apps Draining Your Batteries? Try Uninstalling And Using Its Mobile Site - Posted June 18, 2013
Reports continue to circulate that Facebook's mobile applications are draining the batteries of users' devices, so Kevin P... [AllFacebook]

Social Gaming Network's Acquisition Of Mob Science Continues Trend Away From Facebook-Only Social Games - Posted June 17, 2013
Take a close look at Social Gaming Network's story, and you will see how social games are evolving away from a focus on Facebook-only games. SGN is rising... [AllFacebook]

Wrapp Wraps $15M Funding Round - Posted June 13, 2013
A series-B funding round totaling $15 million? That's a Wrapp for the social gi... [AllFacebook]

Vodio's Personalized Video Discovery App Now On Android - Posted June 12, 2013
Vodio has released an Android version of its video discovery app, the company announced today. Created in 2011, Vodio organizes videos into channels like tech, entertainment, and sports; and serves up new ones based on what's already being shared on social networks as well as the user's personal... []

FACEBOOK ANNUAL MEETING: Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Concerns About Stock Price - Posted June 11, 2013
Facebook held its first-ever annual meeting Tuesday at the Westin San Franci... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Android Update & Advertising | Audioboo and Twitter - Posted June 7, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Facebook Android Update Includes Ability For Home Users To Dock Their Favorite Apps - Posted June 6, 2013
Facebook released an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Offers Best Practices For Mobile Developers To Thwart Security Threats - Posted June 6, 2013
Facebook participated in the Federal Trade... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks Mobile Users To Verify Phone Numbers For Security - Posted June 5, 2013
Facebook recently began asking desktop users to add their phone numbers to verify their accounts and make them more secure. Now it seems that the social network is doing the same on mobile. Some Facebook mobile users have seen prompts in their mobile applications to input their phone numbers, "to help... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Users Seeing Polls About Home In Sponsored Stories - Posted June 5, 2013
In the past, Facebook has used polls i... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Offers Tips For This Year's Graduates - Posted June 5, 2013
Graduation season is upon us, and with that in mind, Facebook offered a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Sees Record Gaming Numbers In 1Q - Posted June 3, 2013
Facebook Monday released their latest gaming statistics, showing that 250 million people are playing games on Facebook each ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reminds Users That They Can Turn Home Off - Posted June 3, 2013
Is Facebook attempting to use reverse psychology, or merely attempting to address one of the most prominent concerns about its Home Android overlay? The Facebook Mobile page published a post reminding Home users that they ca... [AllFacebook]

Twitter's Crashlytics Mobile Reporting Software Arrives On Android - Posted May 31, 2013
In January of this year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, the "powerful, yet lightest weight crash reporting solution." Yesterday, ... [AllTwitter]

Pandora Becomes Top-Grossing App Maker on iOS - Posted May 30, 2013
Pandora has become the top-grossing app publisher in the iOS ecosystem, edging out Apple itself, according to data released today by the mobile analytics firm App Annie. "Its accomplishment is... []

Facebook Prompts Mobile Users To Chat More - Posted May 30, 2013
Facebook has been trying to push its chat feature through desktop, but now users are seeing prompts to use it on mobile. On the mobile News Feed, some users are seeing a "Chat With Friends" box with buttons to chat with active friends. Facebook started promoting its chat feature more on the... [AllFacebook]

INQ Android App SO.HO Now Includes Instagram Feeds, Along With Facebook News Feed, Twitter - Posted May 30, 2013
In March, U.K.-based social application creator INQ released Android app ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Highlights From Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013 - Posted May 29, 2013
Facebook held three Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter App Updates Boost Support for Photo-Sharing, Multiple Accounts - Posted May 29, 2013
Twitter released updates to its iOS and Android apps today that allow users to preview their tweets, including a full preview of a photo and their avatar and user name. The new workflow helps users who tweet from multiple accounts keep track of which account they're using. Users can toggle between accounts... []

Getting Europe Into The App Economy - Posted May 29, 2013
In the United States, the app economy, as of late 2012, had created close to 530,000 jobs and served as a significant economic driver for a number of states. A study released by CTIA-The Wireless Association and the Application Developers Alli... []

Americans Spend an Hour a Day on Smartphones - Posted May 28, 2013
[caption id="attachment_128185" align="alignleft" width="400"] Photo by koratmember[/caption] The average American adult spends 58 minutes a day using his or her smartphone -- and just 15 minutes of it is talking, according to a ... []

Facebook Squashes Bug That Made Privately Uploaded Photos Via Android Page Manager Public - Posted May 28, 2013
Facebook Security fixed a bug over the we... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Trying To Give Users More Control, Richer Experiences With Apps - Posted May 23, 2013
People are increasingly engaging with Facebook-connected applications such as ... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook Out At Home? HTC First Launch Delayed In U.K., France - Posted May 23, 2013
The bad news continues to roll in for Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Google Positions Drive as a Replacement for Paper - Posted May 22, 2013
With an update to its cloud storage mobile app Drive, Google has taken Android users one step closer to a paperless future. The update allows users to photograph paper documents and convert them into searchable PDF files, using optical character recognition. "No more frantic scrambling through drawers looking for a receipt or digging... []

Workout App Endomondo Strengthens Its Ties With Facebook - Posted May 22, 2013
Working out is becoming a more social experience, with Facebook friends offering support on a tough hill or the homestretch. ... [AllFacebook]

Siri Alternative Maluuba Offers Sports Results, TV Schedules - Posted May 22, 2013
Frederic Lardoinois of Tech Crunch reports, "Maluuba, the Waterloo, Canada-based ... []

Pandora Enables Automatic Sharing To Music Section On Facebook's Revamped Timeline - Posted May 22, 2013
Internet radio provider Pandora deepened its integration with Facebook, i... [AllFacebook]

Video StoryEngine Helps Brands Get 'iNvolved' With Videos On Facebook - Posted May 21, 2013
Another way to promote brands through videos on Fa... [AllFacebook]

Eminem Publisher Files Suit Vs. Facebook, Wieden & Kennedy Over Music In Home Ad - Posted May 21, 2013
Did Facebook's ad agency, Wieden & Kennedy, lose itself in the music of hip-hop star ... [AllFacebook]

Dish Anywhere Adds Tighter Facebook Integration - Posted May 20, 2013
Satellite-TV provider Di... [AllFacebook]

Dish Anywhere Adds Tighter Facebook Integration - Posted May 20, 2013
Satellite-TV provider Di... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Launches Offers For Android - Posted May 17, 2013
Facebook announced Friday that it is making offers available to Android users. In April, Facebook made mobile offers available to iOS users. Facebook pointed out that these offers posts will have a simplified layout with larger images and clear call to action buttons (Get Offer/Shop Now). Facebook also say... [AllFacebook]

Google I/O: Weird Name, Big Deal - Posted May 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_126943" align="alignleft" width="372"] Photo: Amit Fulay[/caption] Google's kicks off its three-day I/O conference today, drumming up lots of chatter among techies but leaving at least some casual observers wondering what the heck I/O is. The I/O conference is Google's major stage on which to make an ann... []

Pinterest App Updates Accentuate Social and Search Features - Posted May 14, 2013
Pinterest today released updates for its mobile apps that allow users to mention social contacts and receive notifications, as well as access searches they've made previously on other devices. Pinterest follows Facebook in adopting the "@" mention convention first pioneered by Twitter. The mention feature is supported by augmented notifications. Users can... []

REPORT: AT&T To Discontinue HTC First, Flagship Phone For Facebook Home - Posted May 13, 2013
Last week, AT&T lowered the price... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Home Can Be Installed On All Android Devices Running 4.0 And Up - Posted May 13, 2013
The good news: Facebook Home can now be run on all ... [AllFacebook]

A Guide To Marketing On Facebook Home - Posted May 11, 2013
Facebook has recently shared that on Facebook Home, engagement with the social network has increased 25 percent compare... [AllFacebook]

U.S. Facebook Users Becoming More Mobile-Centric - Posted May 10, 2013
Contrary to an erroneous report in The Guardian last week, Facebook isn't losing users in the U.... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Pages Layout For Android - Posted May 10, 2013
A few weeks ago, Facebook updated the layout for pages on iOS and mobile web, bringing information such as a map and a call button to the top. Friday, Facebook will start rolling out this update for Android. A Facebook spokesperson commented on the changes to the layout... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook Home The Test Version Of A Mobile Platform? - Posted May 9, 2013
When Facebook introduced Home, as well as the flagship ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: Renovations Are Coming To Home - Posted May 9, 2013
On the Google Play store, Facebook Home users have made their voices heard. As of Thursday, there are more than 8,300 one-star reviews of t... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's First Home Update Coming Thursday - Posted May 9, 2013
Many users have been unhappy with Facebook Home, the company's mobile platform on Android. Facebook will relea... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Mozilla: Add WebP Support To Firefox - Posted May 9, 2013
Facebook announced last month that it was experimenting with the use of ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Head Of Product For Android Bubba Murarka Joins Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Posted May 9, 2013
The revolving door of engineers leaving Facebook continues to spin, as Silicon Valley ventu... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Matchmaking: Bang With Friends Launches IOS, Android Apps; YouShouldTotallyMeet Debuts - Posted May 8, 2013
Facebook users tapping the social network to get, well, really social will likely be heartened by news that ... [AllFacebook]

Cost Of Facebook Home Flagship Device HTC First Drops To $0.99 - Posted May 8, 2013
The HTC First, announced as the flagship Android device for Facebook Home, now costs less than a fast-food cheeseburger (well, before taxes and fees). AT&T has discounted the price of the HTC First from $99.99 to $0.99, with a two-year agreement. Recently, AT&T changed the pr... [AllFacebook]

The Mobile Evolution Of The Branded Facebook Experience - Posted May 3, 2013
It was a sunny morning back in August 2008 when Stuzo launched its first-ever experience on a Faceboo... [Lost Remote]

Facebook's 1Q Earnings Call: Nobody Home? - Posted May 2, 2013
Even though Android overlay Facebook H... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Highlights 1Q 2013 Advertising Achievements - Posted May 1, 2013
Facebook's transition to a mobile-first company continued with great speed during the ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter App Update Allows Users to Tailor Trends by Location or Topic - Posted May 1, 2013
In an update to its iOS and Android apps released today, Twitter began allowing users to ... []

iOS Gets a Dose of Google Now - Posted April 30, 2013
Stuart Dredge of The Guardian writes, "Google has launched its ... []

Messages On Personal News Feeds Prompt Facebook Developers To Promote Mobile Apps - Posted April 30, 2013
Developers that have created mobile applications for Facebook are being prompted on their personal News Feeds to promote their apps and drive installs. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gifting App EGifter Starts Using Algorithm To Go Beyond Birthdays - Posted April 29, 2013
Several Facebook gifting applications have relied upon the birthday to get users to interact. But eGifter, the app from ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Facebook Recaps 2013 Game Developers Conference - Posted April 29, 2013
Last month, Facebook announced some major milestones for games and laid out plans for the future for roughly 300 people at the Game Developers Conference in... [AllFacebook]

Lead Android Designer On Facebook Home: 'They Did A Nice Job' - Posted April 29, 2013
One of the first questions after Facebook announced Home, which takes over the home screen from Android, was what Google thought of the product. Google's direct... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Android Updates Must Now Go Solely Via Google Play, Not Home - Posted April 26, 2013
Facebook can no longer push updates or beta updates to its Android users via Android overlay ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Mobile Cloud App Platform Parse - Posted April 25, 2013
Facebook has been acquiring plenty of talent to help the company grow on mobile. Earlier this week, Facebook acquired the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Layout for Business Pages Highlights Location - Posted April 23, 2013
Today Facebook has revealed a new layout for business pages on its mobile application that will help users find businesses while they're on the go. In the new version, a map of the nearest store location, company contact information, customer reviews, check-in data, and the company's business hours are near the top... []

Facebook Gives Pages On Mobile A Sleeker Design - Posted April 23, 2013
Facebook has redesigned the way mobile users view pages. The company announced Tuesday that pages will take on a sleeker look, making it easier for users to like, message, call, as well as see if a business is open. Users can also easily see how many times they've checked into place-bas... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Home Tops 500K Google Play Downloads - Posted April 22, 2013
Android overlay Facebook Home topped the 500,000-download mar... [AllFacebook]

TweetDeck's Facebook Integration Ends May 7 - Posted April 19, 2013
Pretty soon, TweetDeck users will not be able to manage their Facebook accounts. ... [AllFacebook]

Android's Facebook Messenger App Gets VoIP Calling - Posted April 18, 2013
Facebook's war against the call feature of a phone continues. TechCrunch re... [AllFacebook]

Can MediaWire Bridge the Cross-Platform Gap? - Posted April 18, 2013
Developing a comprehensive digital experience for a publication is no small task. While very few outlets have the financing and manpower to produce a custom app, the low-cost appeal of micropublishing... [TVSpy]

Facebook Page Admins Can Promote Posts From Native App - Posted April 18, 2013
Facebook is giving page administrators more options through its iOS and Android native applications. AllFacebook reader Matteo Gamba of Wimdu recently realized that he is able to promote posts through his iOS app. This feature is also available on Android. Previously... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013: Easier Mobile Open Graph Integration, Improved Login, New IOS SDK, Launch Of Facebook Technology Partners - Posted April 18, 2013
Facebook used its Facebook Mo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Home Starts Rolling Out Internationally - Posted April 16, 2013
When Facebook Home was launched for U.S. Android users on selected devices, many users in other countries wondered when they wo... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook Home Find A Home On IPhone, Windows Phone? - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook Home still has that new-home smell, bu... [AllFacebook]

Victoria's Secret, American Apparel Join Facebook Gifting Platform Wrapp - Posted April 15, 2013
Wrapp, which allows Facebook users to send free and paid electronic gift cards to their friends, has said that three new retailers have joined the fold: Victoria's Secret, America... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg 'Stars' In Newest Ad For Facebook Home - Posted April 15, 2013
Facebook released another ad promoting its Home overlay for certain Android devices, with this one... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Home Is Now Available On Select Android Devices - Posted April 12, 2013
The most recent Facebook innovation is now live. ... [AllFacebook]

Android Updates: Chat Heads Added To Facebook Messenger, Home Permissions To Flagship App - Posted April 12, 2013
The Chat Heads feature of Facebook's Home overlay for ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Separate Screens For Different Mobile App Permission Requests - Posted April 12, 2013
When Facebook announced last December that it would roll out new privacy options for users, the social network also said it would change the permissions process for applications, requiring them to break down information they were seeking access to in multiple screens, rather than bunching all of the information together in... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Featured In 'Fortune' Cover Story - Posted April 11, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all ov... [AllFacebook]

Pondering Advertising On Facebook Home - Posted April 9, 2013
When users start getting Facebook Home on Android devices, there won't be paid advertising. But much like other Facebook products, it's lik... [AllFacebook]

Will Microsoft's Anti-Google 'Scroogled' Campaign Backfire? - Posted April 9, 2013
In case you missed it, those dumb "Bing challenge" ads aren't the only front in Microsoft's ongoing war with Google. Over the holiday season the company started the "Scroogled" campaign taking its big competitor to task for...we don't know, failing to protect customers' privacy or off... [PRNewser]

POLL: Will You Buy A Facebook Home Device? - Posted April 8, 2013
When Facebook introduced Home, a fully integrated mobile platform for Android, it also announced that select phones will have this technology starting April 12. The HTC One, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S IV, Samsung Galaxy Note II, and HTC First will be the flagship devices for... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Blocks Access To Unauthorized Pre-Release Version Of Home - Posted April 8, 2013
Some tech-savvy users of Android devices were able to ex... [AllFacebook]

Now You Can Talk To Your TV -- And Get A Response - Posted April 8, 2013
Seen anything good on TV lately? If the answer is 'No,' then maybe the problem is that you and your TV just aren't communicating as well as you could be. The same may be said of your experience across other viewing mediums, like smartphones, tablets and PCs. Veveo wants to change the... []

Facebook Answers Privacy Questions About Home - Posted April 5, 2013
When Facebook announced Home, a heavily integrated mobile platform for Android phones, many people were worried that it represented just another invasion of pri... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Allows Mobile Users To Add Media That They 'Want To' Experience - Posted April 5, 2013
When Facebook updated Timeline recently, the company added more opportunities for users to give feedback on things they wanted to read or watch. Now it appears that Facebook is testing this capability on mobile. ... [AllFacebook]

What Others Are Saying About Facebook Home - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later beco... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg On Home: 'It's Not An Operating System. It's Not Running Code. It's A Platform.' - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zucker... [AllFacebook]

What Was Google's Reaction To Facebook Home? - Posted April 5, 2013
Despite being the creator of the Android mobile operating system that w... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Home | LinkedIn Mentions - Posted April 5, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Facebook's Home: Comic - Posted April 4, 2013
Here's a humorous take on what an actual home would look like if Facebook built it. ... []

A Tour Of Facebook's Home On Android - Posted April 4, 2013
It's not exactly a Facebook phone. It's not exactly a Facebook application. It's Home, and it will be on select Android devices starting April 12. The company announced Thursday that the HTC First, as pr... [AllFacebook]

Oh, Right: Facebook Did Something Today! - Posted April 4, 2013
Calm down, everyone: Facebook will not provide you with a shiny blue smartphone. What it will do is take over the phone you'd planned to buy next month. Today's Zuckerberg press conference served as the launch of the new "Facebook Home", a sort of app cluster that will dominate a specially... [PRNewser]

Here's The First Ad For Facebook Home For Android - Posted April 4, 2013
It doesn't compare Facebook with a chair, like last October's The Things That Connect Us campaign from Wie... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Phone Home? - Posted April 4, 2013
Facebook announced today a new application that will put Facebook activity front and center on Android devices. Facebook Home is neither an operating system nor an actual phone, the company said, but a "family of apps" that puts the social ... []

Facebook Makes Developers Feel At 'Home' - Posted April 4, 2013
What does Facebook Home for Android, which the social network introduced Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., mean for ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Its 'Home' On Android - Posted April 4, 2013
Facebook finally announced what it has long denied: A Facebook phone. Soon, Android phones will have what the company calls Home, which involves deep Facebook integration. It's not an application, not a ph... [AllFacebook]

Nearly Half Of Instagram Users Are On Android - Posted April 3, 2013
Instagram celebrated its one-year anniversary on Android Wednesday, sharing that now almost one-half of the people who... [AllFacebook]

Nearly Half Of Instagram Users Are On Android - Posted April 3, 2013
Instagram celebrated its one-year anniversary on Android Wednesday, sharing that now almost one-half of the people who... [Lost Remote]

For Facebook Ads, How Targeted Is Too Targeted? - Posted April 3, 2013
It's no secret that Facebook in recent years has become a data company. The more data Facebook has about its users -- such as gender, e... [AllFacebook]

For IOS Users, Facebook's Nearby Feature Becomes Local Search - Posted April 3, 2013
When Facebook announced Graph Search earlier this year, the natural question was, "When will this be on mobile?" It appears that Facebook is trying to push more search queries onto its mobile application (instead of apps such as Foursquare and Yelp). As Inside Facebook Editor Brittany Darwell ... [AllFacebook]

Google Releases Quickoffice for iPhone, Android - Posted April 3, 2013
Google Apps for Business users can now edit Microsoft Office files using Quickoffice on iPhone and Android, the company announced today. Already available o... []

Is The HTC First Android's Facebook Phone? - Posted April 2, 2013
The worst-kept secret in the tech world this week has been the so-called "Facebook Phone" that the social network is allegedly building on Android. According to The Verge, the Facebook-heavy smartphone will be called the HTC First, and it has a body style similar to a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Addresses Android Issues, Dislike Button, Groups In Reddit AMA - Posted April 2, 2013
Facebook employees love to take part in Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions. Tuesday, Facebook Product Engineer Bob Baldwin (as well as Joel Seligstein, who works on... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Addresses Android Issues, Dislike Button, Groups In Reddit AMA - Posted April 2, 2013
Facebook employees love to take part in Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions. Tuesday, Facebook Product Engineer Bob Baldwin (as well as Joel Seligstein, who works on... [AllFacebook]

Is Android Building The Unthinkable Facebook Phone? - Posted April 1, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has constantly laughed off the thought of a ... [AllFacebook]

Throwing Some Semantic Fun Into the April Fool's Web Mix - Posted April 1, 2013
[caption id="attachment_36256" align="alignleft" width="240"] Image Courtesy Flickr/ Sean MacEntee[/caption] It's April Fool's Day on the Web, and we're sensing some semantic allusions and downright sentiment analytics assertions in today's pranks. Have a look: Head over to your Google search engine and you'll be teased to find out what that s... []

Facebook To Press: 'Come See Our New Home On Android' - Posted March 29, 2013
Droid does it: Facebook announced a ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: How Addicted Are We To Facebook Mobile? - Posted March 27, 2013
We know that Facebook has roughly 618 million mobile users, but how are they interacting with the social network from their smart... [Lost Remote]

STUDY: How Addicted Are We To Facebook Mobile? - Posted March 27, 2013
We know that Facebook has roughly 618 million mobile users, but how are they interacting with the social network from their smart... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Expands Mobile App Install Ad Options - Posted March 27, 2013
Facebook has been trying to make sure that the application install ads that users see on mobile are relevant. The company announced Wednesday that advertisers can now target their app install ads to users of specific versions of iOS or ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Strategy: Growth In Desktop, Core, Mid-Core Games - Posted March 26, 2013
Facebook has a sizable share of the games market, but it wants more. Most of the people who pay for games on Facebook are casual gamers, with titles... [AllFacebook]

Users Of Facebook's Android App Can Scroll Through Multiple Open Graph Actions In Posts - Posted March 26, 2013
Users of Facebook's Android application are seeing a new way to browse content created by Open Graph actions generated by their friends' app usage. If those friends perform multiple Open ... [AllFacebook]

Text Messaging Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android - Posted March 26, 2013
Facebook has been trying to bring new features into its stand-alone Messenger application, first with voice-over-Internet-protocol calling, but now it appears that the social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages,... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Text Messaging Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android - Posted March 26, 2013
Facebook has been trying to bring new features into its stand-alone Messenger application, first with voice-over-Internet-protocol calling, but now it appears that the social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages,... [AllFacebook]

Live-Stream Videos To Facebook Via LiveLens - Posted March 26, 2013
Another live-video-streaming... [AllFacebook]

Free VoIP Calling Added To Facebook Messenger For IOS In The U.K. - Posted March 25, 2013
Voice-over-Internet-protocol calling has made its way across the pond for ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Users More Likely To Engage With Videos On Mobile Than Desktop - Posted March 22, 2013
Facebook recently redesigned its News Feed to show off more visual content, with photos a... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Releases New Apps for iOS and Android - Posted March 22, 2013
Need inspiration? Check your purse. Pinterest has updated its mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android to include some of the discovery features that were recently released on the web. Here's what'... []

Redesigned SoundCloud Apps Include Playlists - Posted March 21, 2013
SoundCloud has released new versions of its iPhone and Android apps for recording and sharing audio tracks. The most noteworthy change is the addition of "sets," which are basically playlists that listeners can curate and share. A new search filter will make the sets from other community members easier to discover. This fea... []

Mobile Bookmarks To Be Limited To Games That Work With Both Facebook Canvas, Mobile - Posted March 21, 2013
Facebook announced a change in how ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Updated SDKs For IOS, Android - Posted March 21, 2013
Facebook announced the release of new software-development kits for the iOS and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook 'Officially' Launches Android App Update - Posted March 20, 2013
Facebook continues to update its mobile applications,... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Cover Photo Capabilities To IOS App - Posted March 18, 2013
Facebook pushed its latest iOS native application update Monday, giving users the ability to change their cover photos from their phones or tablets. The latest version of the iOS app also improved group messaging features. These features are already ... [AllFacebook]

Free Messaging App MessageMe Latest To Lose Access To Facebook Find Friends Functionality - Posted March 18, 2013
Facebook once again demonstrated that it does not believe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, blocking access to its ... [AllFacebook]

Dubbler App Allows Users To Send, Modify Audio Messages Via Facebook, Twitter - Posted March 15, 2013
The big changes Facebook recently introduced, such as its revamped n... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Releases 'New and Notable' Update for Android App - Posted March 15, 2013
Foursquare will now show members what's new in their city on the Android version of the social network's mobile app. The "new and notable" feature, announced yesterday, shows Foursquare users places that have recently opened in their area. Visitors can still find recommended restaurants, bars, and other attractio... []

Music To Your Ears: Seevl Takes First Step To Become Cross-Platform Music Discovery Service - Posted March 14, 2013
Seevl, the free music discovery service that leverages semantic technology to help users conduct searches across a world of facts-in-combination to find new musical experiences and artist information, has launched an app for Deezer that will formally go live Monday. (See our in-dep... [AllTwitter]

Using Facebook Login, Waze Has Been On The Road To Success - Posted March 14, 2013
Waze, a GPS navigation application that updates with user-submitted traffic information, has grown quite well since adding Facebook integration. The social network put ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Begins Rolling Out New, Customizable Timeline - Posted March 13, 2013
The redesign for timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook's updated ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Android Users: Stay Current - Posted March 13, 2013
Facebook appears to be taking steps to ensure that users keep up with its recent focus on the Android platform, with some Android users receiving messages that their older versions of the Facebook application are no longer supported, as well as an "about" screen that pops up after they upgrade their... [AllFacebook]

Google Glass Powers Ahead, Though Privacy Battle May Be On The Horizon - Posted March 13, 2013
The NY Times reports today that Google acknowledged it had violated people's privacy during its StreetView mapping project. Thirty-eight states had brought a case against Google on the grounds that the project resulted in people's passwords and other personal information being unknowingly recorded by the search giant. Google has agr... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013 To Debut In New York, London, Seoul - Posted March 12, 2013
Facebook continues to pursue engagement with the mobile ... [AllFacebook]

The AllFacebook Guide To SXSW - Posted March 11, 2013
Facebook is at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, both personally and through the ... [AllFacebook]

HTC Myst #UL Joins Long List Of Rumored Facebook Phones - Posted March 8, 2013
While Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has r... [AllFacebook]

INQ SO.HO App Allows Android Users To Toggle Between Facebook, Twitter Feeds - Posted March 8, 2013
Users of Android devices can now toggle back-and-forth between their Facebook and Twitter feeds without having to switch between applications thanks to ... [AllFacebook]

FooTalk Takes Free Calling Between Facebook Users Worldwide - Posted March 8, 2013
Smartphone calling application ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Apps Among The Most Popular On Android, IOS - Posted March 7, 2013
Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Revamped News Feed Aspires To Be A Personalized Newspaper - Posted March 7, 2013
In an effort to clean up the clutter, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed Thursday. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ironically enough, compared the company's vision to that of a newspaper. If users just want to see stories about Wall Street, they can flip to the business section. On this new... [AllFacebook]

Snoox Brings Their Social Recommendations Platform To Mobile - Posted March 5, 2013
Back in November we introduced you to Snoox, a new social recommendation service with a Pinterest-vibe that lets you share recommendations with your friends. Today, backed by $2 million in funding, the company is launching a new mobile app on both ... []

TweetDeck To Pull Plug On Facebook Integration, Apps For IOS, Android, AIR - Posted March 5, 2013
TweetDeck, the former third-part... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter's Dorsey Worth $1B | Facebook News Feed - Posted March 5, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Messenger For Android Update Includes Free Calling For Canadian Users - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook continues to wage war with the call feature of a cell phone by introducing VoIP (Voice-over internet protocol) and voice features. This time, Fa... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook, Google Team Up To Solve Android Gingerbread Dilemma - Posted March 4, 2013
The relationship between Facebook and Google continu... [AllFacebook]

The Weather Channel app for Android launches major updates - Posted February 28, 2013
After shutting off alarm clocks, the next action people usually take on their phones each morning is to check The Weather Channel app. ... [Lost Remote]

Ginger Software Aims to Be Best Spell/Grammar Checker for Android - Posted February 26, 2013
Rip Empson of TechCrunch reports, "... []

Facebook Gives Android Users Ability To Upload New Cover Photos - Posted February 26, 2013
Facebook recently pushed out a minor update to its Android native application, allowing users to change their cover images from their phones or tablets. The social network also fixed issues regarding the "find friends" prompt and image loading. A few days after ... [AllFacebook]

YouTube Readies Android App for Paid Channel Subscriptions - Posted February 25, 2013
Last month, AdAge reported that YouTube is preparing to introduce paid subscriptions on select channels in the coming months, and the latest YouTube Android app update seems to confirm that paid subscriptions are, indeed, on the way. Acc... []

McAfee Social Protection Facebook Photos App Launches For Android - Posted February 25, 2013
Computer security software provider McAfee announced that its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Partnerships With 18 Mobile Carriers In 14 Countries - Posted February 25, 2013
Facebook announced partnerships with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries aimed at ... [AllFacebook]

IOS App FaceSaver Enters Facebook Profile Cleansing Sector - Posted February 21, 2013
The latest solution to help Facebook users ... [AllFacebook]

Licensed to List: the 'Right Way' to Build a Craigslist App - Posted February 20, 2013
Craiglist finally has a mobile version of its online classified ad network that's free, functional, and won't be shut down in a few months. The Craigslist app that Silicon Valley design studio Mokriya launched today may be unofficial, but ... []

Facebook Users Have Redeemed More Than 1 Million Gift Cards On Wrapp - Posted February 20, 2013
Wrapp, a mobile social gifting application, connects Facebook users through gift cards. If a user wants to celebrate a Facebook friend'... [AllFacebook]

Canoodle: Online Dating Meets Facebook Profile Data - Posted February 19, 2013
The mobile and Facebook dating sector welcomed a new potential matchmaker Tuesday in social discovery dating service ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Page For Pages Manager To Be Renamed Pages Feb. 28 - Posted February 19, 2013
Facebook is changing the name of the page for its ... [AllFacebook]

10 Great Apps for PR Professionals - Posted February 15, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post from Kelsey Libert reviewing ten top smartphone apps that can help PR pros. Kelsey is a speaker, entrepreneur, and Internet enthusiast. She's a chief development officer for a diverse website portfolio, where she runs the content development strategy and execution for several websites. Thinking on... [PRNewser]

App Launching On Valentine's Day Allows Users To Remove All Traces Of Exes From Facebook Timelines - Posted February 13, 2013
Just in time for Valentine's Day -- launching Thu... [Lost Remote]

App Launching On Valentine's Day Allows Users To Remove All Traces Of Exes From Facebook Timelines - Posted February 13, 2013
Just in time for Valentine's Day -- launching Thu... [AllFacebook]

VI Allows Facebook Users To Boost Friends' Social Credibility - Posted February 12, 2013
You can change just about anything you've got on your Facebook profile, but many times, it's not a true representation of yourself. A ne... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Strategy: Create Experiences That Can't Be Done On Desktop - Posted February 12, 2013
As Facebook pushes more and more to become a mobile-focused company, it wants to create experiences that simply cannot occur on laptop or desktop computers. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Mobile Advertising Is A Big Part Of 1-800-Flowers' Valentine's Day Bouquet - Posted February 12, 2013
Valentine's Day is like the ... [AllFacebook]

Onehackmind's Locist App Builds On Connection Between Location, Facebook - Posted February 11, 2013
Several existing applications tie ... [AllFacebook]

Yoobeo App Brings Task Management To Facebook - Posted February 4, 2013
A new task-management and sharing tool debuted in the Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Trek 'Into Darkness' with this Star Trek App - Posted February 1, 2013
The U.S.S. Enterprise has landed on the second screen. Today, Paramount has released an app for iOS and Android that's based on J.J. Abrams' upcoming film, "Star Trek Into Darkness." The game has sends earth-bound fans on missions to hunt for Star Trek images in the real world and to discover hidden... []

Facebook Apps Bring Super Bowl Spectators Together - Posted February 1, 2013
Even if you're at a huge Super Bowl party this Sunday, you'll probably be checking Facebook on your phone or tablet. Maybe you want to congratulate your friend in Baltimore or talk some trash to a buddy in San Francisco. There are several Facebook-integrated applications that look to enhance your Super... [AllFacebook]

Bjork Takes to Kickstarter to Fund Educational Apps for Android and Windows - Posted January 29, 2013
Bj rk wants to make her Biophilia app, which provides educational multimedia experiences about science and sound, available on platforms in addition to iOS, and she has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the work. The Biophilia app also forms part of a larger the Biophilia Educational Program for schoolchildren, which is... []

Facebook Updates IOS App, Adds Voice Messaging, Recording Of Voice And Video - Posted January 28, 2013
The voice-messaging feature that was added to the Facebook Messenger applications for iOS and Android is now part of the flagship ... [AllFacebook]

59% of Global Android Tablet Share is Based in U.S. - Posted January 28, 2013
Kindle Fire tablets are the most popular Android tablets in the United States, according to new metrics from Localytics, an app analytics tool. Fifty-nine percent of all Android tablets which use apps with Localytics integrated in them, are based in the U.S.. Of these U.S. based de... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Promotes Pages Manager For Android Within Its Android App - Posted January 28, 2013
Facebook made its ... [AllFacebook]

They Might Be Giants Release 'Song a Day' Promo App - Posted January 24, 2013
Today in Interesting Music Promo news: They Might Be Giants (you know, the guys who wrote the Malcolm in the Middle theme) came up with ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Is The Most Popular Mobile App In The U.S. - Posted January 23, 2013
We know that more and more users around the world are accessing Facebook through their phones, but new statistics ... [AllFacebook]

GroupVox Offers Voice Messaging To Facebook Groups And Events - Posted January 22, 2013
Facebook is integrating voice messaging more and more on its mobile applications. After offering it on both Android and iOS versions of its Messenger app, F... [AllFacebook]

Google Punts Questions About Mobile Ads, Touts Now, Driverless Cars - Posted January 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_116918" align="alignleft" width="300"] Palto /[/caption] Wall Street analysts were predictably concerned about Google's falling cost-per-click as users shift to mobile devices after the company released its ... []

Facebook's Android Update Gives Users More Robust Use Of Mobile Share Button - Posted January 18, 2013
Facebook released an update to its Facebook for Android application Friday, with two features not yet seen on the native iOS app. On Android, Facebook i... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Call Button For Pages On Android App? - Posted January 15, 2013
Last June, we reported on Facebook's test of a call button for video chatting, as an alternative to the video-camera icon in the window for text chats. Another call button has surfaced, this one on pages viewed vi... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Sammy Sosa on Pinterest | Wikivoyage Nears - Posted January 11, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... []

Facebook For Every Phone Was The Top Page In 2012 - Posted January 10, 2013
Celebrities had a great year on Facebook in 2012. Rihanna rose up the page charts to be the most popular human-based page on the social network, and se... [AllFacebook]

Android: Facebook's Springboard To The World - Posted January 10, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Pages Manager For Android Launches In All Google Play Supported Countries - Posted January 9, 2013
Recently, Facebook finally introduced Pages Manager for Android -- but only to users in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. On Wednesday, Facebook rolled it out to users in the U.S. and... [AllFacebook]

Google TV 3.0: Knowledge-Graph Smart Platform Debuts On New TV Devices - Posted January 8, 2013
In the fall Google updated its Google TV platform to Version 3.0, touting features like its new Voice Search. This week, expect to hear about a slew of new products with the technology onboard launching at the CES show in Las Vegas. Google recently reported on its ... []

Report: Facebook App Downloads, Usage Spike On New Year's Day - Posted January 7, 2013
Global marketing and digital advertising company Li... [AllFacebook]

Why Facebook Advertisers Spend More on Mobile - Posted January 7, 2013
Advertisers are spending 20.3 percent of their Facebook budgets on mobile ads, according to new data from Kenshoo Social. The company's analysis of two million Facebook ad clicks and conversions also revealed that ad spends vary dramatically between Android and iOS devices. ... []

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Mobile Ad Performance - Posted January 7, 2013
As more and more Facebook users check the site through their mobile devices, advertisers have followed suit. New figures from Kenshoo Social show that more than one of every five dollars spent on Facebook ads are delivered on mobile devices. Kenshoo Chief Marketing Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Blip Goes Mobile, Brings Original Web Series To iOS, Android, Kindle - Posted January 4, 2013
Blip has teamed up with L4 Mobile to create a new mobile app, bringing their original web series content to iOS, Android and Kindle devices. The app, which launched yesterday, lets users discover, watch and share Blip's original content on their mobile phones and tablets. Darren Cros... []

Facebook Pages Manager Launches On Android In Select Countries - Posted January 4, 2013
While Facebook users on iOS devices have had the luxury of Pages Manager to keep tabs on their pages, Android users have not, but it appears that the ap... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Voice To Android, IOS Messenger Apps - Posted January 3, 2013
Facebook has been constantly tweaking its mobile applications, but the newest change may be one of the biggest additions -- voice messaging. The social network released updates to its stand-alone Messenger apps for iOS and Android Thursday that include the ability to send voice messages. Facebook also announced that it is... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Says Google Refuses to Support YouTube App for Windows Phone - Posted January 2, 2013
[caption id="attachment_115066" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image: SocialTimes[/caption]As the FTC continues to mull a lawsuit against Google for anticompetitive practices -- with a decision expected as soon as ... []

AP Stylebook Updates Detail How To Handle User-Generated Content - Posted January 2, 2013
The Associated Press Stylebook is on a tech kick with its latest updates. Among the new additions, according to a note to online stylebook subscribers: Android, circles (as in Google Plus groups), flash mob, ... [10,000 Words]

AP Stylebook Updates Detail How To Handle User-Generated Content - Posted January 2, 2013
The Associated Press Stylebook is on a tech kick with its latest updates. Among the new additions, according to a note to online stylebook subscribers: Android, circles (as in Google Plus groups), flash mob, ... [TVSpy]

MyPermissions Wants Facebook Users To Start 2013 Safely With Cleaner, Android App - Posted January 1, 2013
When you connect with a Facebook application, how often do you pay attention to the fine print of what information the app wants from your profil... [AllFacebook]

A Look Back At The Year Of Facebook Developments - Posted December 20, 2012
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook's developers team ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Engineering Details Favorite 2012 Hacks - Posted December 20, 2012
With 2012 drawing to a close, Facebook celebrated its hacker culture by sharing its favorite hacks from the past year in a note on the Facebook Engineering page. The social networ... [AllFacebook]

Tumblr Update Delivers iPad Optimization - Posted December 20, 2012
Tumblr launched an update of its iOS app yesterday that delivers iPad optimization. Users on iPad have more direct access to Tumblr's basic content-sharing menu and will see larger ... []

Android App OStream Speeds Up Facebook Experience By Synchronizing Content In Background - Posted December 20, 2012
Facebook's newly revamped Android application was rebuilt with a focus on speed, and sta... [AllFacebook]

IOS 6 Users Can Now Install Facebook Apps Directly Via Mobile App Install Ads - Posted December 18, 2012
Mobile Facebook users running iOS 6 will now be able to install applications featured in mobile app install ads directly via Facebook, without being red... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Nearby Tab On Mobile Apps - Posted December 17, 2012
Facebook beefed up the functionality of the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook SDK 3.0 For Android Is Out Of Beta - Posted December 14, 2012
Facebook's Thursday blitz of mobile announcements for both the iOS a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For Android 2.0 Is Built For Speed - Posted December 13, 2012
Earlier this year, Facebook gave its native iOS application a much-needed speed upgrade. Now Facebook has done the same with its ... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Rolls Out Smarter Venue Pages in Android Update - Posted December 12, 2012
Foursquare released an Android update today that serves up different versions of a venue's landing page depending on how the u... []

YouTube Launches Guide Interface On Tablets With Android, Mobile Updates - Posted December 11, 2012
Last week YouTube officially launched a new redesign, featuring a major emphasis on subscriptions that includes a Guide that lets users easily navigate through the channels they've subscribed to. Now the Guide is available on the YouTube app ... []

Facebook Tweaks Documentation For Developers - Posted December 7, 2012
Facebook continued its focus on developers with its release Thursday ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Makes It Easier For Android Users To Sign Up For Messenger - Posted December 4, 2012
Facebook's devotion to Android is growing stronger. The company announced Tuesday that Android users can sign up for Facebook's standalone Messenger application by just entering their name and phone number. The site reports that accounts, separate of a Facebook me... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's David Fisch Talks Mobile At Inside Social Apps Conference - Posted December 3, 2012
Facebook is increasingly becoming a mobile company, as evidenced by the fact that roughly 600 million people access the social network via their phon... [AllFacebook]

Nine Important Facts About Facebook Photo Sync - Posted December 3, 2012
Now that Facebook's photo sync feature has offici... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Officially Rolls Out Photo Sync For IOS, Android - Posted November 30, 2012
Throughout the year, Facebook has been testing photo sync, allowing mobile users to automatically upload photos to the social network, but in a folder only... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Employees: Start 'Droidfooding' - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook continues to ramp up its support for the Android platform, putting its own ta... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Cyber Monday | Facebook Privacy - Posted November 26, 2012
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Facebook Tests Photo Sync On IOS Devices - Posted November 19, 2012
In September, Facebook tested Photo Sync for Android, allowing users the choice for photos to instantly upload to Facebook (but to an album only you can see) when they are taken. TechCrunch reported Monday that the social network is bringing Photo Sync to Apple devices. This is not an automatic feature, but... [AllFacebook]

'People You May Know' Feature Appearing On Facebook Mobile News Feed - Posted November 19, 2012
In recent updates to its mobile applications, Facebook has been looking for more quality content to push toward the top of its mobile news feed. AllFacebook has noticed a new addition, long a staple of the desktop news feed -- people you may know. ... [AllFacebook]

Orange Debuts Internet+ Mobile Payment Service In France With Facebook, Bango - Posted November 19, 2012
France Telecom's Orange mobile service provider quietly roll... [AllFacebook]

Urbanopoly: Gamers' Way To Smarten Up Cities - Posted November 19, 2012
What makes a city smart is having the right information at the right moment for the right stakeholder. Opening up city government data is the first step to that, and some cities are actively doing so right now - New York City, San Francisco, ... []

Urbanopoly: Gamers' Way To Smarten Up Cities - Posted November 19, 2012
What makes a city smart is having the right information at the right moment for the right stakeholder. Opening up city government data is the first step to that, and some cities are actively doing so right now - New York City, San Francisco, ... [AllTwitter]

It's Official: Facebook Apps Have A Share Button - Posted November 15, 2012
Users asked for it, and Facebook responded. The social network announced Thursday that tits native applications for iOS and Android devices now include a share button. Both apps also got upgrades Thursday, with emoticons coming to Apple and better photo tagging coming to Android. We ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Share Button Will Come To Facebook IOS, Android Apps - Posted November 14, 2012
Facebook users have been asking for a share button on its mobile applications. The social network responded, as reported by sister site Inside Facebook, by rolling out a way users can share content on their phones. This only appears on the mobile site ri... [AllFacebook]

How Does Facebook Improve Its Mobile Apps? - Posted November 9, 2012
Earlier this week, Facebook released an update for its iOS application, integrating popular features from... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Enables Private Boards - Posted November 8, 2012
Pinterest is allowing users for the first time to create boards that aren't publicly visible to visitors of the website. The so-called "secret boards" are enabled on the website and in updates available today for iOS and Android. Each user is limited to three such pin boards. "When you add a pin t... []

Non-Foursquare Facebook Users Can Now Be Added To Foursquare Check-Ins - Posted November 7, 2012
Users of location-based mobile application ... [AllFacebook]

Latest Facebook Phone Rumor: HTC Opera UL - Posted November 2, 2012
In his first public interview following Facebook's initial public offering, at TechCrunch's Disrupt SF event in San Francisco Sept. 11, Co-Foun... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Power Editor Users Can Target Ads By Mobile Operating System, Device - Posted October 31, 2012
Advertisers using Facebook's power editor can now target the social network's users based on the operating system or mobile device they are using to access Facebook. According to sister blog ... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Update Makes It Easier to Connect to Friends on iOS - Posted October 30, 2012
Yelp launched an update to its mobile apps today, and the iOS update features a "rebuilt" homepage notification bar designed to make it easier for users to respond to friend requests, approve other users' compliments and view their own previous likes and comments. The home page menu now includ... []

Google Unveils its 'Truly Shareable' Nexus 10 Tablet - Posted October 29, 2012
Google today announced the release of the new Nexus 10 tablet, which runs on Android 4.2 and is the largest of the three available tablet sizes. The company is calling it "the first truly shareable tablet." From the official Google blo... []

Social Media Newsfeed: Bulgarian Blogger | Hurricane Sandy | Social Campaiging - Posted October 29, 2012
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Facebook Spotlights Buffalo Studios' Bingo Blitz - Posted October 22, 2012
Facebook spotlighted Buffalo Studios' Bingo Blitz in a post on its ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Spotlights Buffalo Studios' Bingo Blitz - Posted October 22, 2012
Facebook spotlighted Buffalo Studios' Bingo Blitz in a post on its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Enhances Photo Capabilities Of Android App - Posted October 19, 2012
Facebook updates for Android are coming in rapid succession. On Thursday, the site released an extensive upgrade for application developers. Friday, Facebook noted that it has improved the ph... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Mobile Platform For Android Developers: SDK 3.0 Beta - Posted October 18, 2012
Facebook said that it is focused on Android, and the site Thursday launched one of its biggest updates for developers of mobile applicatio... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Screenshot Importer For App Developers - Posted October 18, 2012
Facebook continued to introduce new features aimed at helping application developers, following Wednesday's announcement that mobile app install ads are now available to all developers with the less-ballyhooed rollout of a screenshot importer, which allows developers to import their apps' screenshots from Apple's iTu... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Makes Mobile App Install Ads Available To All Developers - Posted October 17, 2012
When is a ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing New Ad Unit For Developers To Promote Mobile Apps: Install Now - Posted October 17, 2012
Facebook appears to be testing a new version of its ad unit for developers to promote their applications for Apple ... [AllFacebook]

Fashion, Shopping App SizeMob Allows Users To Share Sizing, Tastes, With Help From Facebook - Posted October 17, 2012
Shoppers often turn to gift cards in lieu of actual presents because, at least when it comes to clothing, remembering the siz... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Opens First Non-U.S. Engineering Center In London, With Focus On Mobile - Posted October 16, 2012
London called, and Facebook listened: The social network Tuesday opened its first engineering center ou... [AllFacebook]

Google+ Update Allows Post Editing and Page Administration - Posted October 15, 2012
Google released updated Google+ apps for iOS and Android apps last week. Both updates allow users to manage their Pages from mobile devices. The Android update replaces ... []

Tabby Awards/Business Deadline Extended - Posted October 15, 2012
The submission deadline for the Tabby Awards/Business has been extended to to Monday, October 22 at 11:59 pm EST. Follow this link to enter your business app--th... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Emoticons Appearing In Facebook Comments - Posted October 15, 2012
Facebook users can now add emoticons to their comments on the posts of other users or ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Staffing | LinkedIn Ruling | Facebook Offer - Posted October 9, 2012
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Is Facebook's New Android App Almost Ready? - Posted October 8, 2012
A while ago, Facebook announced that it will have a renewed focus on Android, as more users worldwide sign onto the site from devices using that operating syst... [AllFacebook]

Younger Users Flock To Facebook Mobile; Android Tops Apple In Worldwide Usage - Posted October 8, 2012
It's well-known that more people are accessing Facebook on mobile devices, and the trend is definitely not lost among the site's younger ... [AllFacebook]

Treater Goes Mobile, Allows Users To Give Facebook Friends Gifts On The Go - Posted October 4, 2012
Social gifting -- where users can send items and presents to their Facebook friends -- is all the rage these days. Treater, a prominent social gifting company, announced Th... [AllFacebook]

Mobile App Mila Uses Semantics To Match Micro-Entrepreneurs To Social Media Customer Leads - Posted October 4, 2012
A mobile app released this week aims to give micro-entrepreneurs a hand-up when it comes to financial interactions with customers, as well as sussing prospects out to start with. The app, called Mila, is a blend of two companies' technologies: One of them is Core Syst... []

Zuckerberg Talks IPhone, Wardrobe With NBC's Matt Lauer - Posted October 2, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't make too many public appearances. About a month ago, he appeared at TechCrunch's Disrupt event... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Messenger For IOS 2 Adds Support For IOS 6, IPhone 5, And Bubbles - Posted October 1, 2012
What do Apple's iOS 6, the larger screen on its new iPhone 5, and bubbles have in common? They are all pillars of the ... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Partners with Open Table on In-App Reservations for iPhone and Android - Posted September 28, 2012
Put down those vending machine crackers right now. Foursquare just announced a partnership with Open Table that lets you find a restaurant and book a table straight from your iPhone or Android. ... [AllFacebook]

BlackBerry 10 Comes With Native Facebook App, Timeline - Posted September 27, 2012
With all of the hype about the iPhone 5 and Facebook's renewed focus on Android, it's easy for Blac... [AllFacebook]

Indian Developers Can Now Sell Paid Apps In Google Play - Posted September 24, 2012
Google has added India to a list of countries from which developers can create and sell apps in Google Play. Prior to being added to this list, Indian developers were limited to distributing apps for free or finding workarounds. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Ustream Broadcast For Friends Live Video-Streaming App Adds Support For Facebook Pages - Posted September 24, 2012
Streaming-video provider Ustream released an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Scraps Tag Suggest Facial-Recognition Feature In EU, Gets Thumbs Up From Ireland DPC - Posted September 21, 2012
Irish eyes (and those of the rest of the European Union) are finally smiling on Facebook, as Ireland's Office of the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Update Mobile Apps Every 4 To 8 Weeks - Posted September 20, 2012
On the same day that Facebook released a bunch of mobile updates for Apple and ... [AllFacebook]

Android Users Rejoice: Facebook, Messenger Apps Updated - Posted September 20, 2012
After releasing a flurry of updates for iOS apps, Facebook announced Thursday that it has tweaked its main Android application, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Photo Sync For Android - Posted September 20, 2012
Facebook is testing a feature for its Android users that syncs photos taken on their mob... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Begins Testing Mobile Ad Network - Posted September 19, 2012
Facebook Tuesday began testing what may end up being the solution to its ... [AllFacebook]

Android Marketplace App Quickable Allows Sellers To Offer Special Prices To Facebook Friends - Posted September 19, 2012
What makes mobile marketplace application ... [AllFacebook]

Support For Admins: Pages Manager For Apple Updated, Feedback Panel Announced - Posted September 18, 2012
Those who manage Facebook pages can often use all the help they can get. The social network announced two things Tuesday to aid pag... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Has Just Updated Your Profile Page. What Do You Think? - Posted September 18, 2012
In an announcement made live this morning on the TODAY show, Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo explained that some pretty big changes are coming to everyone's Twitter profiles. Namely, we all now have the option to upload a cover photo to our Twitter profiles that will display on, Twitter for Android,... [AllTwitter]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Mobile, IPO, Search, And Facebook's Future - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook is the world's most social platform, but the man who started it all hasn't spoken much recently. At TechCrunch's Disrupt ... [AllFacebook]

Will Parents Buy into the Toys 'R' Us Tabeo? - Posted September 10, 2012
Parents today must wrestle with a host of questions that their own folks never had to worry about. No longer are sensitive conversation topics limited to determining the most appropriate age for "the talk", the first date, or that necessary conversation about the perils of peer pressure. If kids ... [PRNewser]

EyeEm Brings a Semantic Twist to Photo-Sharing - Posted September 10, 2012
David Meyer of GigaOM reports, "EyeEm, Berlin's most prominent entry in the photo-sharing-app sweepstakes, has rolled out a major refresh for i... []

Amazon's New Kindle Tablets Optimized For Facebook - Posted September 7, 2012
Amazon is la... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Interface For Pages Looks More Like Timeline - Posted September 5, 2012
Facebook recently announced that the mobile experiences for iOS and Android will change for... [AllFacebook]

NBA 2K13 Takes Its Talents To Facebook - Posted September 5, 2012
Next month, you won't need an insane vertical leap to rise to power in the National Basketball Association. Game developer 2K Sports, which makes basketball video game NBA 2K1... [AllFacebook]

Mobile Facebook Messenger Update Adds Emoticons, Shows When Friends Were Last Active - Posted August 24, 2012
Shortly after Facebook announced an upgrade for Apple iOS devices and said it was working on ... [AllFacebook]

Next Up For Facebook: Android - Posted August 23, 2012
Now that Facebook has given its Apple iOS application a serious speed boost, it's time for the company to focus on Android devices. While Inside Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Google Now Headed To Galaxy S3 As Samsung And Apple Lock Horns Over Siri In Court - Posted August 22, 2012
The Google Now intelligent personal assistant service was introduced mid-summer with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system for the Nexus 7 tablet and a variety of Nexus devices. Originally it was not available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, which offers its voice-enabled mobile personal assistant, S Voice (see story ... []

Pinterest Pushes Ahead with New Mobile Apps - Posted August 15, 2012
Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest, which made headlines last week by dropping its invitation-only status, stepped up its mobile game today with ... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Gets Real with New iPad, iPhone, and Android Apps - Posted August 15, 2012
Pinterest wants you to move away from your desk and start making your pins a reality, at least that's the idea behind the newly redesigned apps that the company released on August 15. "It may sound funny, but our goal has never been to ke... []

Facebook Gives Developers Easier Access To Sample Apps - Posted August 15, 2012
Facebook took steps to make its sample applications more readily accessible by developers,... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Facebook Developer World Hack 2012 - Posted August 8, 2012
Facebook is taking its hacker culture ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Beta-Testing New Mobile Ad Unit For Developers To Promote Apps - Posted August 7, 2012
Facebook announced the beta-test of a new mobile ad unit aimed at helping developers drive installs of their ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Files 10-Q With SEC, Details Mobile Users, Zynga, Lawsuits, Other Issues - Posted August 1, 2012
Following its second-quarter earnings call... [AllFacebook]

Spotify Releases Free Radio App for Android - Posted July 31, 2012
The social streaming service for music lovers is putting a radio in the pockets of Android users everywhere. One month after releasing its radio app to iOS users, Spotify has brought the app to the Android. Listeners can create stations from artists, albums, or other playlists from Spotify's entire lib... []

Instagram Has Skyrocketed Since Facebook Acquisition - Posted July 27, 2012
Though Facebook's purchase of photo application Instagram may not be final yet, Instragram has already been reapi... [AllFacebook]

Seven More Countries Get Facebook App Center - Posted July 25, 2012
Facebook's app center applications discovery portal is now available in seven more count... [AllFacebook]

AdParlor: Mobile Facebook Ads Are Effective, Especially On Android - Posted July 24, 2012
As Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wonders how the company can make money off mobile users, there's some good news out th... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Pre-Earnings Call PR Blitz Shifts Focus Away From Financial Results - Posted July 24, 2012
Leading up to Facebook's first-ever earnings call as a ... [AllFacebook]

Event App Gather Rides Facebook, Twitter Social Graphs - Posted July 23, 2012
The boys on MTV reality hit "... [AllFacebook]

Use Facebook Verbally On Android Devices With VoiZapp's Friends Aloud - Posted July 19, 2012
Facebook users with Android devices can use their voices and ea... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Digg $500K Buy | Facebook Love | Tweet Screening - Posted July 13, 2012
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Facebook Launches App Center In More Countries - Posted July 9, 2012
Facebook announced Monday that its app center portal for discovery of applications is now available to 100 percent of its users in the U.... [AllFacebook]

Video: The Power of Google Voice Search - Posted July 5, 2012
Jean-Louis Nguyen has posted a video showing some of the impressive results that Google can provide on Jelly Bean. Nguyen writes, "I never make videos, but felt compelled to share the many new voice capabilities on +... []

iOS, Android Marketshare Up - Posted July 2, 2012
It probably comes as no surprise that Apple has sold lots of iPads and iPhones, but the magnitude of their dominance of the mobile device market might surprise you. The tracking firm NetMarketshare has just released some data which shows that iOS now accounts for 63% of the mobile OS market (in... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Amazon's Flow App Coming to Android - Posted July 2, 2012
Price comparison shopping in stores just got easier for Android users., an Amazon subsidiary, is releasing its augmented reality search app ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Social Media Newsfeed: Best of Google I/O | iTunes Sharing | Twitter Digests - Posted June 28, 2012
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Facebook Releases Updates For Messenger, Pages Manager Mobile Apps - Posted June 27, 2012
Facebook released updates to its Messenger and ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Pulls Find Friends Nearby Feature - Posted June 25, 2012
UPDATED: Facebook abruptly pulled its new find friends nearby feature, first reported Sunday, which listed users of the social network who were also logged into the application's page, and which was available via the Web and its apps for Apple's ... [AllFacebook]

Nike Relaunches Nike+ GPS App As Nike+ Running, Deepens Facebook Integration - Posted June 22, 2012
Just did it: Nike relaunched the ... [AllFacebook]

YouTube Weighs Paid Subscriptions | Sources: Microsoft Considers $1.2B Yammer Buy | Facebook to Respond to Lawsuits - Posted June 15, 2012
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Michelle Obama on Pinterest | Expanded Tweets Now Include Video, Audio, Stories | Klout App Gets Swipey - Posted June 14, 2012
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Facebook Officially Launches App Center - Posted June 8, 2012
The leak is now a launch, as Facebook began rolling out its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Opens App Center | The New Foursquare Launches | Bitly Listens to its Users - Posted June 8, 2012
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Facebook Debuts Three Mobile Security Measures - Posted June 7, 2012
Two topics that have been top-of-mind at Facebook the past few weeks, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds 'Send To Mobile' Button To App Center - Posted May 23, 2012
Facebook issued an update for developers on its app center, saying ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Acquisition Spree Continues With Gift-Card App Karma - Posted May 21, 2012
Facebook bought itself another gift over the weekend, acquiring mobile gift... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Still Dominates Google Plus On Android - Posted May 18, 2012
Recently, by way of sponsored stories in Facebook users' ne... [AllFacebook]

Study: Google Ads More Effective Than Facebook | Social Media-Sex Connection? | Flickr Rolls Out New Photo Layout - Posted May 16, 2012
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Facebook Updates Mobile Photo Layout - Posted May 14, 2012
Facebook began rolling out an improved layout for posts with photos across all of its mobile platforms (Apple iOS, Android, and its mobile website). Photos will now fill the screen from edge to edge, appearing up to three times larger. And multiple photos from an album or event will be displayed within... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Introduces App Center, Paid Apps Beta - Posted May 9, 2012
Facebook's apps and games discovery page? That's so yesterday. The social ne... [AllFacebook]

Another Facebook Acquisition: Mobile App Glancee - Posted May 4, 2012
Facebook's May 18 initial public offering hasn't slowed its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook In-App Ad Developer LifeStreet Media Secures $66M Equity Investment - Posted May 3, 2012
LifeStreet Media, creator of the... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Prepping Messenger For Ipad - Posted May 2, 2012
Facebook is developing a stand-alone version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Mobile App Growth - Posted May 2, 2012
Traffic directed to mobile applications by Facebook is soa... [AllFacebook]

Watch a Test Drive of the 'Netflix for Magazines' App Next Issue - Posted May 1, 2012
Next Issue, which has been described as "Netflix for magazines," is a partnership between five major magazine publishers that aims to make reading magazines on your tablet easier by bundling together digital subscriptions for titles like Va... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Watch a Test Drive of the 'Netflix for Magazines' App Next Issue - Posted May 1, 2012
Next Issue, which has been described as "Netflix for magazines," is a partnership between five major magazine publishers that aims to make reading magazines on your tablet easier by bundling together digital subscriptions for titles like Va... [FishbowlNY]

Wrapp Unwraps Facebook Gifting Service In U.S. - Posted April 30, 2012
Swedish social gifting service Wrapp debuted in ... [AllFacebook]

Chomp Is Gone From Android | Tumblr President Leaves | Rise Of Social Apps - Posted April 30, 2012
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Facebook Social App Discovery Added To Android - Posted April 24, 2012
What's good for the Apple is good for the Android, as Facebook announced that it extended its single-sign-on and deep-linking options to Android devices, following its move in February to do... [AllFacebook]

Anonymous Tops Reddit | Twitter Bribe | Is Facebook Uncool? - Posted April 11, 2012
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Tumblr's Android App Gets a Makeover - Posted April 10, 2012
Tumblr has just enhanced its blogging app for the Android. Released this morning on Google Play, the app has a cleaner interface, loads more quickly, puts notifications for multiple blogs in one place, has a better photo browser, and randomly highlights posts from the ... []

Google's Project Glass Unveiled | Reality Tech TV | Introducing Aviary - Posted April 5, 2012
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Facebook Versus Yahoo | Instagram for Android | Twitter's European Jobs - Posted April 4, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... []

Facebook Search | From Reddit to Wedding | TweetDeck Back to Normal - Posted April 2, 2012
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Hulu Plus Now Available On Seven Android Tablets - Posted March 30, 2012
Hulu Plus users with Android tablets will be happy to hear that the service is now available on seven android tablets, complete with a brand new interface. Rajiv Makhijani and Zachary Pinter, Software Developers at Hulu, announced yesterday on the ... []

Mobiles Republic Launches News Republic 2.0 - Posted March 29, 2012
One week after closing a $3 million funding round, Mobiles Republic has launched version 2.0 of the company's popular News Republic app for Android and iOS. ... []

Registration Opens for Instagram for Android - Posted March 26, 2012
We recently reported that Instagram was coming for Android, and this weekend the Instagram team has opened up registration for the new Android version of the application. There's no doubt that this will be a big deal for Android users who have been looking for a great camera application that... []

Now Advertisers Can Target iOS And Android Users With Their Promoted Tweets - Posted March 20, 2012
Twitter announced on Tuesday that advertisers now have access to expanded options when it comes to serving up Promoted Tweets to smartphone users. Twitter began ... [AllTwitter]

Google Bans "Reddit is Fun" Android App for Sexually Explicit Content - Posted March 20, 2012
The cool Reddit is Fun Android app, which we covered recently, was banned from the Google Play store today due to a "violatio... []

'Reddit is Fun' Android App Updates to 2.0 -- Includes Tablet Support - Posted March 12, 2012
Reddit is fun, one of the top unofficial Reddit browsing applications for Android, has released version 2 and it adds all kinds of cool features. Most notably the pro version is now optimized for tablets, but there are a bunch of bug fixes that make the app the easiest way... []

Android Tablets Receive OnLive Desktop App - Posted March 2, 2012
I've been a big fan of cloud powered gaming services, such as OnLive, Gaikai and now GFace. That's why it was surprising when I found out that OnLive was releasing a Windows 7 service. The service allows users of the iPad to essentially use Windows 7 over the cloud,... []

PapayaMobile Has 50 Million Users, New Social Development Tool - Posted February 29, 2012
Nine months ago, PapayaMobile, the creators of "Papaya Farm" and "Papaya Fish," stopped publishing their own games. Since then, the company says it has reached 50 million users and has just launched a new development tool called "Social Splash" that will make it easier to put games on the Android. PapayaMobile is... []

At Facebook The Buzz Is About Mobile Priorities, Brand Timelines, And New Advertising Options - Posted February 29, 2012
The Open Graph protocol continues to progress: Earlier this week Facebook's Director of Developer Relations Douglas Purdy talked about its intersection with the mobile web. According to ... []

At Facebook The Buzz Is About Mobile Priorities, Brand Timelines, And New Advertising Options - Posted February 29, 2012
The Open Graph protocol continues to progress: Earlier this week Facebook's Director of Developer Relations Douglas Purdy talked about its intersection with the mobile web. According to ... [AllTwitter]

News360's Updated Windows Phone App Designed Around Microsoft Metro UI Concepts - Posted February 23, 2012
Personalized news app News360 yesterday updated its Windows Phone application, which makes up one of what's still a relatively few 50,000 apps for the platform in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Right now, the device platform has just under 2 percent of the smartphone OS market, but that could change: Analyst firm... []

True Knowledge Introduces Siri Competitor, Evi - Posted January 31, 2012
A new article reports that Siri has found its first real competitor in Evi: "Evi, which went live on Monday evening, is not the creation of a Google or a Microsoft. It's the brainchild of William Tunstall-P... []

Nuance Set to Launch Dragon Go for Android - Posted January 11, 2012
Kev... []

Learn To Code Today with Google Code University - Posted January 5, 2012
Journalists, what are some of your New Year's resolutions? If one of them happens to be "learn to code", then search engine titan Google has you covered with Google Code University. There are many reasons that journalists should learn how to code. Like we'v... [TVSpy]

Steps To Smarter Neighborhood Marketplaces - Posted December 19, 2011
Got a few things you're looking to offload on Craigs' List for some last-minute holiday cash, or perhaps you're still combing the online ads in search of that special Christmas gift? The EggDrop mobile app accommodates that by making it easy to sell a product online, real-time message questions abo... []

Steps To Smarter Neighborhood Marketplaces - Posted December 19, 2011
Got a few things you're looking to offload on Craigs' List for some last-minute holiday cash, or perhaps you're still combing the online ads in search of that special Christmas gift? The EggDrop mobile app accommodates that by making it easy to sell a product online, real-time message questions abo... [AllTwitter]

Publishing Your News Content to Google Currents - Posted December 15, 2011
Here on 10,000 Words, we've shown you a few tips on how to define your newsroom's mobile presence, as well as some ... [TVSpy]

Microsoft's #DroidRage Campaign Gives Away Free Phones To Those Who Tweet Disses About Android - Posted December 13, 2011
Considering switching your Android device for a Windows phone? Now's your chance - as long as you're willing to say something nasty about your old phone. Microsoft is running a semi-unofficial-but-still-official Twitt... [AllTwitter]

Apps That Won a Place on the Home Page of my iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone & Android - Posted December 2, 2011
I've written about thousands of apps for Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone here. If you ever wondered which of these third party apps (not part of the mobile platform) actually made their way to the start window for each of my devices, wonder no more. I usually leave the default... []

Revisiting Using a QR Code & SlideShare to Share Presentations on Smartphones - Posted December 2, 2011
I provided a tip here in August that drew a fair bit of attention and commentary. The tip provided a solution to a problem I had to solve myself: How do I share a slide presentation with an audience when a projector is not available? My solution was to upload the... []

Path 2 for Android & iPhone Automates Journaling Your Life - Posted December 2, 2011
Journal or diary writing was once a private and somewhat laborious task. Blogging changed the nature of the activity from a private one to a public one and made the process of word smithing faster. Micro-blogging services like Tumblr and Twitter simplified the process further by either limiting the character count... []

Tech Round Up: Brands Missing Links on Google+, Twitter Buys Whisper - Posted December 1, 2011
-In news that suprises probably no one on the planet, brands are not as engaged on Google+ as they are on Facebook. SEO company BrightEdge found that within the first 10 days of availability, 61 percent of the top 100 brands around the globe had a presen... [PRNewser]

TWC TV for Android Tablets: Control Time Warner DVRs and More - Posted December 1, 2011
Want to control programming on your Time Warner Cable service while wandering around your home with an Android tablet? Now, there's an app for that. Our TWC TV App For Android Tablets Is No... []

Apple Has Siri, Android Has Cluzee - Posted November 30, 2011
As an Android user, I have managed to not have iPhone envy, at least not until Apple announced the iPhone 4S with Siri. Ever since I first heard about Siri I found it desirable, and I was very disappointed when Apple bought the company, sealing it... []

Indoor Maps Added to Google Maps for Android 6.0 - Posted November 30, 2011
Google Maps 6.0 for Android adds a feature that people bewildered by navigation in unfamiliar large indoor places like airports and shopping malls: Indoor maps. ... []

Twitter Acquires Whisper Systems To Bolster Security - Posted November 29, 2011
Twitter has acquired Whisper Systems, a company that builds enterprise-level security software on Android. The acquisition will likely be used to improve Twitter's own security, and assuage worries that the network is vulnerable to hackers and other nefarious types. ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Buys Security/Privacy Firm and Shuts Down Key Encrypted Voice Communication Tool in the Middle East - Posted November 29, 2011
Relatively small tech company acquisitions are usually only interesting to people who follow the tech industry. And, that's how Twitter's purchase of the security and privacy specialist firm Whispter Systems was perceived when most of us read news items like this one on Forbes: ... []

Google Brings Catalogs Back To The Future - Posted November 28, 2011
Today the Google Catalogs app was released for Android tablets. The free Catalogs app makes 125 different catalogs available for browsing on an iPad and Android tablet, and in some instances links are available to order the prod... []

The National Dog Show App for Android & iOS - Posted November 28, 2011
What could possibly more social than the the relationship between humans and their dogs? If you missed the National Dog Show that took place on November 19 and 20, you can still check out the highlights and learn about the dog breeds involved using the free The National Dog Show 2011... []

It's About The Google Experience - Posted November 25, 2011
In a piece titled "How Amazon Is Making A Sucker Out Of Google" writer Mike Elgan suggests that Amazon is taking advantage of Google's open policy towards Android and in the process could be destroying the Android ecosystem. Google prov... []

A Look At The Google Music Store On Android - Posted November 23, 2011
Last week the Google Music store opened, and as I wrote then, the Android Market app needed an update in order to provide the Music section of the store on smartphones. The update is now on my Nexus S and here is a quick look at t... []

YouTube HTML5 Flash-less Player Works with Mobile Browsers Too (even Windows Phone) - Posted November 23, 2011
The independent Google Operating System blog took note of the improvements to YouTube's HTML5 player. The HTML5 interface is in an opt-in trial period that you can enter and leave at will. Once you opt-in, Adobe Flash becomes unnecessary when using a browser that supports HTML5. The question I had and... []

360 Panorama Comes To Android - Posted November 22, 2011
I've been using Pano to take panoramic photos on my Nexus S running Android, and while it does a pretty good job of creating panoramic photos by stitching multiple pictures together, it does require some work to align the photos proper... []

New Version Of Firefox For Android Available For Testing - Posted November 22, 2011
A version of Firefox has been available for Android since March, and since then a few updates have been released that have made them more stable. I have Firefox installed on my HTC Flyer and I am using it as the primary browser on that device because I like how it... []

An Official Facebook Phone from HTC in 2012 or 2013? - Posted November 22, 2011
There's no shortage of phones with a dedicated Facebook button. The Vodafone 555 Blue is a low-cost feature phone with a Facebook button. The HTC Statu... []

Use Shopkick & a Visa Card to Get Rewards from Retailers - Posted November 22, 2011
Foursqare and American Express aren't the only companies to team up to promote holiday buying. Shopkick and Visa are also in the retail rewards game. ... []

Disable Facebook Sharing In The Spotify iPhone And Android Apps - Posted November 21, 2011
Over the weekend concerns about Facebook oversharing was the topic of posts on Google+ and on blogs. The concern is over Facebook's new "... []

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Mobile App - Posted November 21, 2011
My memories of Thanksgiving as a child includes watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Besides being pretty much the only thing on TV at that time in the morning, I was pretty much forbidden to change the channel when the... []

Get The Full Version Of Documents To Go For Free Today On Amazon - Posted November 21, 2011
Much has been written about how the Kindle Fire is essentially a portable door to the Amazon store. I think today's free app on ... []

Songza Reinvents The DJ - Posted November 17, 2011
My earliest memories about listening to music involve my favorite local radio stations and disc jockeys. Each DJ had their own style that they showed with the songs they selected to play on air. I remember creating my own mix tapes in high school and college, which were the first way... []

T-Mobile Giving its Android Using Customers Free Songs from the Google Music Store for the Rest of the Year - Posted November 17, 2011
T-Mobile customers who use Android phones can get a little something extra from the new Google Music Store. T-Mobile is offering free songs every week between now and the end of the year. ... []

Youtoo Apps for Android & iPhone: Ticket to 15 Seconds of Fame on National Cable TV Channel? - Posted November 17, 2011
Youtoo is more than just a cable TV channel where you can find old TV shows like Batman, Green Hornet and X-Files. It is, as their slogan says, social TV. The release of the new Youtoo iPhone and ... []

First Impressions Of The Amazon Kindle Fire - Posted November 16, 2011
When we first learned about the iPad, it was promoted as a content consumption device. Given the iPad's on-screen keyboard that can be challenging for typing a lot of words, I can understand the emphasis on content consumption. However, when you turn on an iPad what you see is a grid... []

Google Music Store Is Now Official - Posted November 16, 2011
It has been a long time in coming, but today the Google Music store officially launched. Previously, the beta of Google Music was primarily a music storage service for users to upload their music catalogs to make available on the web and mobil... []

Google Voice for Android Gains Offline Voicemail, Group Texting & a Bigger Footprint - Posted November 16, 2011
Google Voice for Android added two new features in its update. The ability to send text messages to multiple recipients brings it up to par with Apple's iOS Messages app and service. It also brings it up to the same level of functionality as the Google Voice desktop web interface... []

Netflix App Updated for Android Tablets Including the B&N Nook & Amazon Fire - Posted November 16, 2011
Netflix announced that its free Android app was updated this week to provide a better experience for viewers using an Android tablet. This tablet support includes the Amazon Fire and Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet that also became available this week. ... []

EA Mobile Launches Bejeweled, Dead Space and Monopoly for Kindle Fire - Posted November 15, 2011
Just in time for Amazon's Kindle Fire, EA Mobile rolled out six of its most popular titles for the Amazon Appstore for Android. Each game has been optimized for Kindle Fire to offer incredible gameplay and mind-blowing graphics. "EA is proud to be part of Kindle Fire," said Bernard Kim of ... []

Flurry: Nintendo DS Game Software Revenue Marketshare Sliding Rapidly as Smartphone Revenue Rockets Upward - Posted November 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_83885" align="alignnone" width="520" caption="Data source: Flurry."][/caption] Flurry, an analytics company that focuses on the mobile world, published their data of portable game software revenue marketshare from 2009 to 2011 (using projections to estimate November and December revenue). In... []

Any.DO Is A Pretty To-Do App With Some Unique Features - Posted November 10, 2011
Last week Megan O'Neill wrote about how she discovered Astrid, which is a to-do list manager available for the iPhone and Android smartphones. Like Megan, I find myself constantly on the search for just the right to-do app and honestly, so far... []

On Nov. 15, Starbucks Cup Magic Will Bring Red Cups to Life on Android & iPhone - Posted November 10, 2011
If you really need a good reason to make yet another trip to Starbucks, here's one to consider. On November 15, apps for Android and iPhone will be released that uses Augmented Reality (AR) to bring characters encoded on the Starbucks red cups to life. Pointing an iPhone or Android phone running... []

Adobe Dropping Flash For Mobile Devices - Posted November 9, 2011
Adobe has confirmed a rumor first reported last night by ZDNet that it is ceasing developing of the Flash Player for mobile d... []

Kindle Fire Will Be Open To Competing Content Providers - Posted November 9, 2011
It is fairly obvious that the main reason why Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire tablet is to sell more video, music, and books from their store, so it would be understandable if they opted to not make competing content provider apps available for the Fire. Today ... []

Tablet Tier Impact On Users - Posted November 9, 2011
Earlier this week I wrote about how we are now getting a clearer view on the tablet market with the Nook Tablet announcement, and that we now have low and high tiers in the market. Beyond the obvious benefit of lower prices makin... []

PayPal Mobile 3.0 for Android: Repay a Friend by Tapping NFC-enabled Phones - Posted November 9, 2011
How would you like to repay a friend using PayPal by just tapping phones? That's what is possible using the the updated PayPal Mobile for Android app and if (this is a big "if") you both use one of the few NFC (Near Field Communications) Android phones such as the Nexus... []

Buffer - The Twitter App That Can Get You 200% More Clicks - Now Available On Android - Posted November 8, 2011
The first mobile version of Buffer has hit the Android Market, and it's a slick product. Now, you can send updates to Twitter at the times that they'll see the most impact while you're on the go from your Android device. Buffer for Android is a simple little app that let's you share... [AllTwitter]

Buffer - The Twitter App That Can Get You 200% More Clicks - Now Available On Android - Posted November 8, 2011
The first mobile version of Buffer has hit the Android Market, and it's a slick product. Now, you can send updates to Twitter at the times that they'll see the most impact while you're on the go from your Android device. Buffer for Android is a simple little app that let's you share... [10,000 Words]

i.TV for Android Beta Release Available for Public Testing - Posted November 8, 2011
i.TV for the iPhone and iPad has been a well-regarded free TV guide app. It provides local TV show listings, the ability to bookmark favorite shows, schedule TiVo DVR recordings, search for shows online (iTunes, Hulu and Netflix), access to reference information about shows on iMDB and Wikipedia, and news about... []

The Tablet Market Is Coming Into Focus - Posted November 7, 2011
Today Barnes and Noble announced the Nook Tablet, their latest device that they intend will compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire. In my opinion the announcement of this $249 device hel... []

Retro Atari Games Now Available For Andriod - Posted November 7, 2011
Long time video game enthusiasts might appreciate the ability to play retro games on current mobile devices. If you count yourself amongst the enthusiast crowd and have a device running Android, you will be happy to know that ... []

Yahoo Adds To A Crowded Android Weather App Market - Posted November 3, 2011
One app that I must have on my smartphone is a good weather app, and I keep my eye out for any new ones. It's surprising how many different weather apps are available for Android, and Yahoo has added another one to the crowd with the release of ... []

Ice Cream Sandwich Makeover Of Google Reader - Posted November 3, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Google officially launched the newest version of Android, code named Ice Cream Sandwich. While it may still be a few weeks until the upgrade appears on phones, we are starting to see Google release new versions of several of their Android apps to make them ready... []

GREE, DeNA and the Mobile Social Gaming Wild West - Posted November 2, 2011
Mobile social gaming network GREE has recently announced its plan to launch a cohesive mobile gaming platform by mid 2012. In addition, the Japanese giant is also projecting net sales of around $1.7B, a 40 percent jump from the firm's previous projections. This news comes at a time when DeNA is... []

Banjo Alerts You When Friends Are Nearby - Posted November 1, 2011
While social networks are great for connecting with friends online, they don't provide a good way to connect with friends in real life. Facebook and Foursquare support check-ins that enable you to tell your friends where you are located, and they will show you where your friends who have checked in... []

WhatsApp Sends One Billion Messages Per Day - Posted November 1, 2011
It has taken a long time, but text messaging has finally become popular in the United States. Unfortunately, the mobile carriers still want to charge ridiculously high prices for text messaging plans, and with more people now using smartphones, Internet-based messaging apps are becoming popular. Messagi... []

iPhone Vs. Android: The Social Apps Battle [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 31, 2011
Is there a difference between how iPhone users and Android users access their social media? Apparently so. Owners of each device favor Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare differently, accessing some social apps more than others. This infographic from onavo ... [10,000 Words]

GetGlue Adds Real Time Chat To Their Android App - Posted October 27, 2011
Earlier this week we wrote about the new real time conversation feature that has been added to GetGlue. While the capability has been available for iPhone, it just became available in the Android versio... []

A Quick Look At FriendCaster For Facebook - Posted October 27, 2011
I've been pretty satisfied with the Facebook app for Android, but I recently learned about an app called FriendCaster that is an alternate. In addition to being available for Android, both the smartphone and Honeycomb tablet versions, it is also available for the ... []

Hipmunk Now Checks Your Calendar When Booking Flights - Posted October 26, 2011
Hipmunk is a flight search and booking app available for both Android and iPhone or you can use their web site to book flights from a desktop computer. One of the unique features of Hipmunk is t... []

Flipzu for Android & iPhone: Voice Broadcast Via Facebook & Twitter - Posted October 25, 2011
In a mobile world seemingly focused on video, Flipzu is a bit of a throwback by focusing on real-time streaming audio to friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Flipzu provides free apps for Android and iPhone that can streams and records audio using a 3G or WiFi connection. A link... []

Nokia Mobile Web Maps Work Great on iOS/Android. Windows Phone? Not So Much - Posted October 25, 2011
Google is not the only company trying to move its services from mobile native apps to mobile web apps. GigaOm's Kevin C. Tofel used Nokia's updated web-based mapping service and gave it a thumbs up for features while noting its limitations in saving offline maps due to the large size of... []

HTC Providing 5GB Of Dropbox Storage For Free - Posted October 24, 2011
A new trend appears to be emerging with mobile device manufacturers partnering with Internet storage providers to provide free online storage to people who buy their devices. HP partnered with to provide 50 GB of free storage to Touchpad owners, a... []

Facebook Messenger Updated for Android & iPhone. BlackBerry Gets an App Too - Posted October 21, 2011
Facebook's group messaging app was launched just a little more than two months ago. Messaging using Facebook Messenger goes around mobile phone companies' text messaging service and is free. Message... []

Android OS 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" People App & Social API - Posted October 20, 2011
Google revealed details of Android OS 4.0 codenamed "Ice Cream Sandwich" (ICS) during a joint press conference with Samsung on Tuesday. Samsung announced the Galaxy Nexus which will be the first phone to be based on ICS. ICS unifies the currently split smartphone (Android OS 2.x) and tablet (Android OS 3.x)... []

Android Signs Up For Twitter - Posted October 17, 2011
Android users, your time has come: your favorite smartphone operating system now has a Twitter account. The Android account (@Android) is just a few days old, and has tweeted three times, one of which includes a ... [AllTwitter]

OpenFeint's Game Discovery App Launches On Android - Posted October 14, 2011
OpenFeint has been the heartthrob of writers in the gaming space, notably for its departing personnel, as it navigates the murky waters of iOS. The latest news to come from the mobile gaming network is its launch of its app discovery platform Game Channel on Android. More after the jump. Game Channel... []

Google Translate for Android Adds 12 Languages to Conversation Mode Translation Feature - Posted October 14, 2011
The Google Translate for Android app's experimental conversation translation mode can now work with a dozen additional languages: French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch Russian, Czech, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish. This conversation mode lets two people speak to each other in their own languages with G... []

GameFly Adds Social Networking To Their Android App - Posted October 13, 2011
GameFly is a very popular video game rental service that works like Netflix. If you have an Android phone and use GameFly you might want to grab the free GameFly app, which you can use to manage your game queue. A new version of the GameFly app has been released that... []

Pulse Syncs News Sources Across Devices - Posted October 12, 2011
Pulse is one of the several news reader applications available for mobile devices. Available for Android and iOS devices, a new version has been released that keeps track of your news sources and synchronizes them across devices, which enables you to quickly restore Pulse should you need to. The news sourc... []

Another Web Browser Available For Android - Posted October 12, 2011
I am amazed by how many web browsers are now available for mobile devices, particularly for Android. Another browser called Bolt is now available in the Android Market. Bolt claims to provide faster browsing, social network integration, and built-in ... []

Location Based Photo Sharing App Trover Now Available On Android - Posted October 10, 2011
Most location-based sharing apps center the sharing activity around the idea of checking in at a location. Trover takes a different approach by focusing sharing on pictures. Previously only available for the iPhone, ... []

Nuance (Dragon) Buying Swype for $100+M? - Posted October 7, 2011
Michael Arrington reports that Nuance is set to buy Swype for more than $100 million. Swype created an innovative gesture typing app for Android. Android users are able to enter text by swiping a finger across an on-screen keyboard. Nuance has its own FlexT9 Android app that provides multi-modal text input... []

Google Docs for Android Update Makes it More Tablet Friendly - Posted October 6, 2011
Google Docs has not been particularly friendly to smartphones and tablets. However, Google has been making steady progress in removing that reputation. Unlike other recent mobile announcements which were web based, this Google Docs enhancement is an update for an Android app that takes advantage of the larger d... []

Want A Virtual Assistant Now? - Posted October 5, 2011
Yesterday Apple announced the new iPhone 4S. As we wrote, the the iPhone 4S looks the same as the iPhone 4, but its major technical features have been upgraded. Perhaps the most significant part of the announcement is the inclusion of the S... []

Track Your Favorite Wines With Vivino - Posted October 5, 2011
Previously I wrote about Drync Wine Pro, which you can use to look up reviews of wines and track the wines that you drink. In my review I wrote that I believe it would be useful if the Drync Wine app had an image search feature like Google ... [] Unveils and Takes off Amidst Dogpatch Labs Eviction - Posted October 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_80397" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Get on your iPhone sto shop local boutiques. "][/caption] launched its location-based shopping application last month, but that's not all they are looking to do they're looking to do in the coming months; they're trying to tak... []

Google Dynamic HTML5 Mobile Banners Ads Turned On. Get Ready to Interact with Mobile Ads - Posted October 5, 2011
Mobile advertisements might become a lot more interesting now that Google has turned on the ability to deliver dynamic HTML5 banners. These HTML5 banners are available for all ad sizes through the AdMob network for tablets and smartphones based on iOS (Apple) and Android. ... []

SanDisk Memory Zone for Android Provides Device/Cloud File Management - Posted October 5, 2011
SanDisk is best known for its flash storage hardware technology. The company is also interested in moving data between flash storage in Android devices and cloud services. SanDisk provides a free Android app to help with this kind of file movement. ... []

Microsoft Releases Hotmail For Android - Posted October 3, 2011
While it may not be as trendy as Gmail, as recently as last year Hotmail had more users than Gmail and Yahoo. You might not know it, but Hotmail was the original web e-mail service and was not always part of Microsoft. If you are a Hotmail user and don't have... []

Spotify Update Brings Private Listening Mode - Posted September 29, 2011
On Monday Spotify announced that their service is now freely available for anyone who wants to sign up, previously it was available only by invite. At that time Spotify also announced their participation with Facebook's "frictionless s... []

Surprise! Amazon Also Has A New Browser For Their Tablet - Posted September 28, 2011
As expected, today Amazon announced their new tablet called the Kindle Fire. As we reported earlier today, the Kindle Fire will cost $199, and will be available in Nove... []

Amazon Introduces 3 New B/W Kindles, $200 Kindle Fire Tablet with Free Cloud Storage & New Cloud-powered Browser - Posted September 28, 2011
Despite the widely accepted public knowledge before the big reveal today (including pre-announcement photos on TechCrunch), Amazon managed to pull of a Steve Jobs type "one more thing" this morning by announcing not just one but four new Kindle models and a new web browser that uses its own considerable cloud... []

SlideShare Says No More Flash, All in With HTML, Mobile Friendly Slides - Posted September 28, 2011
I used SlideShare to help solve an somewhat unusual presentation problem I had last month. Lacking a projector, I used SlideShare to let people attending my talk follow my slidedeck on iPhone and Android smartphones.. The slidedeck consisted of PowerPoint slides uploaded to ... []

Edmunds Now Provides Used Car Prices In Android App - Posted September 27, 2011
If you are in the market for a new or used car, your smartphone can be a handy tool for doing research on cars. Edmunds is one of the most widely known car buyer guides and while the app has been available for Android for some time, it has not been... []

HeyStaks for iPad & Android: Google Search Meets Flipboard - Posted September 27, 2011
What would happen if someone created a cross between Google search and Flipboard? The developers responsible for a new free app for the iPad and Android tablets hopes you will say HeyStaks. They describe HeyStaks as a community-based search app. ... []

Gowalla Is Heading In A New Direction - Posted September 22, 2011
Since its beginning Gowalla has been locked in a battle with Foursquare for the check-in app market. To their credit, Gowalla is working hard to differentiate itself from Foursquare and their latest attempt at doing so is by focus... []

It's Baack! Color Returns - Posted September 22, 2011
Earlier this year a photo sharing app called Color launched and shortly disappeared in a cloud of controversy. The controversy related to $41 million of venture capital it earned despite having what many people considered to be limited functional... []

SugarSync Updates Their iOS and Android Apps - Posted September 21, 2011
In June SugarSync released their web-based mobile management capability for iOS devices. With this capability one can use SugarSync to transfer files from any personal computer to an iOS device running the SugarSy... []

Vote: Game Developers, What's the Future of Google+ Games? - Posted September 21, 2011
Game developers, please take this very short survey on the future of Google+ games, which we'll be using for Social Times' next report on the subject... []

Google+ for Android Gains Hangouts Video Chat - Posted September 21, 2011
Google announced a number of important changes to the Google+ social network service. The most important is that Google+ is now open to everyone. An invitation is not necessary to join the service. There were also two big changes for the Google+ mobile experience. ... []

Skype Added its Own Group Messaging Service: GroupMe - Posted September 21, 2011
One of the "big things" for major non-carrier players to do this year, it seems, is to have a group messaging product in their consumer tools checkbox. Google started things going with the Google+ Huddle group messaging feature (renamed to Messenger this week). Facebook launched Facebook Messenger soon after. And, now,... []

Desk Pets TankBot: Tiny $25 Motorized Toys Controlled by an Android or iPhone - Posted September 21, 2011
The number of self-propelled toys controlled by smartphones continues to grow and become more affordable. The latest entry is the $24.99 TankBot that can be remotely controlled by iOS (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Android devices. Desk Pets Tankbot ... []

Android Users In The U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and Spain Can Now Control Their Phone By Voice - Posted September 16, 2011
One of the really cool capabilities of Android is its speech recognition. You can run a Google query by speaking the term or say a command like "call frank mcpherson" to control the phone. Unfortunately prior to today only Android users in the United States could use voice actions, but ... [] BeKnown Professional Networking App Released for Android & iPhone - Posted September 14, 2011
It looks like job search site is quietly taking on LinkedIn through a Facebook service and mobile apps. Its BeKnown is a professional networking Facebook app that now also has mobile reach through a mobile friendly site and apps released for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) in this week. ... []

Nielsen Wire: Not Much Google+ Reach on Android & Task Killer App Used More Than Angry Birds! - Posted September 14, 2011
Nielsen Wire has really been looking hard at the mobile world. The latest report used on-device meters to determine which apps were used in a 30-day period. Their measurement techniques provided insight into overall use as well as separating app use by men and women. ... []

Philadelphia Media Network Selling its Own Android Tablet for Newspaper e-Subscriptions - Posted September 14, 2011
Newspapers and magazines have been trying to find a winning formula for publishing on the iPad and, to a lesser degree, other tablet platforms. The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and is pursuing a slightly different strategy. The have teamed with a tablet manufactu... []

Facebook Improves Tagging In Android App - Posted September 13, 2011
Facebook continues to improve their smartphone apps and today they released an update to their Android app that has a significant number of user interface improvements. Perhaps the most noticabl... [] Makes It Easy To Follow TV Shows On Your Smartphone - Posted September 13, 2011 is an online TV guide site that just launched both on the web and with free iOS and Android apps. Unlike other TV apps that follow Foursquare's check-in model, focuses on making it easier for one to follow their favorite programs. As I am writing this post I can only... []

Mobile Engagement Firm Apsalar Raises $5M In Funding; Hires Chief Revenue Officer - Posted September 13, 2011
Apsalar, a mobile engagement management platform for iOS and Android, just announced that they have raised a Series A round of funding led by Thomvest Ventures, Battery Ventures, and DN Capital. In addition, the firm reported their new hire Anton Commissaris for the position of Chief Revenue Officer. More after the... []

Smozzy Gives Free Web-Access Via Texting On Android Phones - Posted September 13, 2011
Smozzy, new Android app launched with the help of T-Mobile's unlimited messaging plan, helps users surf the web for free. Smozzy intelligently encapsulates the communication between the browser and the web as SMS and MMS, ther... []

FlightAware Provides Free Mobile Flight Tracking - Posted September 12, 2011
If you travel by airplane you will find a flight tracking app a useful addition to your smartphone. FlightAware is one of the most popular flight tracking web sites on the Internet and they have released free versions of their mobile app for all of... []

Drync Wine Pro Goes On Sale - Posted September 12, 2011
Over the last several years I have developed an interest in wine. It was intimidating to start because there are so many different wines at different prices, but a friend recommended a few different ones to try and advised that the only way to learn more about wine is to try... []

TripIt Updates Android App And Shares Information About Smartphone Travelers - Posted September 12, 2011
[caption id="attachment_77999" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Image courtesy of Tripit"][/caption] At the beginning of the summer I wrote an article on five Android apps that I find most useful for travelers. Top on my lis... []

Android Tablets Soon To Be Powered By Quad Core Processors - Posted September 8, 2011
Nvidia has announced that Android tablets will be equipped with quad-core processors before the years end. According to Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, the high-end computing tablets featuring quad-core processors will hit t... []

No App Needed for Google+ Reshare on Android or iPhone - Posted September 8, 2011
Google continues to attempt to move people away from native platform mobile and desktop apps. The latest is an enhancement to the Google+ mobile web site. Visiting using the Android or iPhone (also iPad) mobile browser now provides the ability to reshare a post writ... []

There's an App to Pay for Vending Machine Products (in China) - Posted September 8, 2011
Developers all over the world have been taking Apple's slogan "there's an app for that" very seriously. The latest case in point comes from China where Ubox has apps for Android, iPhone and Java-based feature phones to provide mobile payment services for products in vending machines. ... []

Free Evernote Service Users Can Now Attach Any File Type from Desktop or Mobile - Posted September 8, 2011
Evernote's free cloud notes services and free apps for a number of mobile platforms has always been a great productivity tool and a great deal. Evernote's $45 per year premium service adds a number of features over and above what the free service offers. One of these premium features just made... []

Google Offers Expands To Five More Locations - Posted September 7, 2011
Google Offers, which is the company's fledgling deals service similar to Groupon, is taking another step in its slow rollout with an expansion into Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver, and Seattle. The service is already ... []

The Guardian Releases Their Android App - Posted September 7, 2011
Android users in the United Kingdom will be happy to learn that The Guardian has released the Android version of their smartphone app a... []

Evernote for Android 3.2 Adds Ability to Annotate Images Using Skitch - Posted September 7, 2011
The Evernote for Android 3.2 update brings a feature that can't be deployed on the iPhone version yet: Add graphical annotation to a note using Skitch for Android. ... []

Foodzy Brings Their Food Tracking And Gaming To Smartphones - Posted September 6, 2011
We first wrote about the nutrition web site Foodzy last May. Foodzy is a web app that helps people track what food they eat. It attempts to make the process of tracking food fun by awarding badges for good eating h... []

Google Voice Now Supports Data Portability - Posted September 6, 2011
One of the realities of using web apps is that you are storing some of your data on another company's servers and that poses a risk of the company shutting down those apps or going out of business, preventing you from getting at your data. Consequently, it is a good idea... []

Tumblr for Android Honeycomb Tablets Arriving Soon - Posted September 6, 2011
Tumblr, the high flying free micro-blogging service, recently issued a minor update to their Android app. While the bug fixes are important to people experiencing problems with the app, the bigger news is at the end of the blog items announcing the release that provides a near future road map for... []

The Number 1 Social Network Used In-flight is... - Posted September 6, 2011
Gogo provides in-flight WiFi service for several of the major airlines in the U.S. So, if anyone knows about what and how WiFi is used in the air, it is Gogo. And, their data provides a few surprises among the more expected results. ... []

Cloud Engines Introduces New Storage Solution Targeted At Mobile Devices - Posted September 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_76834" align="alignleft" width="218" caption="Image courtesy of Cloud Engines"][/caption] I've long advocated storage solutions like Dropbox and for mobile users because of their low cost and ability to expand the amount of information one can access from mobile devices. Some people do not like the ... []

Springpad Friends Stuff (beta) Makes Finding What Facebook Friends Liked Easy and Fun - Posted September 1, 2011
Friends Stuff that will be rolling out in September for their online notebook service and mobile apps. The nice folks there activated the beta version of the Friends Stuff feature for my account to let me get an early look at this new social sharing aspect of the service. ... []

Mobile Browser Week: Firefox for Android Tablet UI Previewed. Dolphin Browser for iPhone Released - Posted August 30, 2011
There's a pair of mobile browser related news items this week. First up is a preview of Firefox for Android tablets. Then, we learn a bit about the Dolphin browser migrated over from Android to the iPhone. Ian Barlow provided a preview of Firefox for Tablets. The platform targetted is Android 3.0... []

Electronic Arts Releases Free Version Of Tetris For Android - Posted August 29, 2011
Before there was Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies, there was Tetris. The game has an intriguing history and while it was first released in 1984, it was the 1989 release of the Nintendo Game Boy,... []

Pulse Now Supports Reader Lists - Posted August 29, 2011
I have used both Read It Later and Instapaper to store articles on the web that I would like to save to read at another time, and I also use Google Reader to read my RSS subscriptions. The problem, of course, is that I have to use multiple ... []

Differences Between An Average iPhone And Android User [Infographic] - Posted August 25, 2011
People are often judged by their cars, jobs and houses, but can someone be judged by the mobile phone that he/she keeps? According to an Infographic published by Hunch, users possessing a specific smartphone (Android or iPhone... []

Tool of the Day: Mobile Media Toolkit - Posted August 25, 2011
The mobile phone has become an indispensable tool in every journalist's arsenal. Whether you are on an iPhone, a Blackberry, an ... [10,000 Words]

Four Gadgets & Apps That Might Help You Live Longer - Posted August 25, 2011
Please don't take this the wrong way, but would you like to live a little longer? Assuming the answer is "yes," here's some encouraging news published in The Lancet that is mobile gadget and app actionable. ... []

Intuit Teaming with Verizon Wireless to Compete with Square in Personal Credit Card Processing - Posted August 25, 2011
Square revolutionized credit card transactions by making it cheap and easy to process by ordinary people without needing a merchant account. Personal finance software giant Intuit didn't want to get any further behind in this area and is partnering with Verizon Wireless to promote i... []

Can Just Adding Photo Filters to the Facebook App Get Instagram's Action? - Posted August 25, 2011
Facebook is dumping Facebook Places and conceding defeat to Foursquare, Gowalls and other check-in services. With Places demoted to tagging locations, what is Facebook setting its sights on now? Messaging, as evidenced by the... []

Android Malware Up 700% Since January 2010? - Posted August 25, 2011
Pop quiz! When were these two news subject lines written? If you said, "This week," you would be half right. I wrote the first of the two in May of this year. While the second one comes from Electronista earlier this week. ... []

Google Docs App For Android Makes It Easier To Insert Pictures - Posted August 24, 2011
If you take a picture that you later want to insert into a document, how do you do it? Normally the process involves multiple steps to get the picture off the camera and into a document, but ... []

LogMeIn Ignition Is On Sale - Posted August 24, 2011
Several apps are available to remotely access and control personal computers, but LogMeIn is one of the oldest ones and is popular because it comes in free and paid versions. The free version provides remote control within a web browser from desktop computers, while the Pro version that costs $39.95 provides... []

Time Warner Cable Enabling De-couching by Providing a Full Rebate for a Slingbox HD - Posted August 24, 2011
Time Warner Cable has demonstrated a surprising willingness to let its customers uncamp themselves from the confines of of the couch in from the TV. First up was TWCable TV for iPad which lets iPad users in select Time Warner Cable regions watch TV shows over WiFi while in thei homes.... []

First Android Tablet to get Hulu Plus Service: Vizio 8 - Posted August 24, 2011
Vizio, best known for their reasonably priced LCD TVs, entered the Android tablet market this summer with a sub-$300 producct, the WiFi-only Vizio 8. It has an 8-inch 1024x768 pixel capacitive touch screen, 4GB of internal storage with the option to add up to 32MB using a Micro SD card, and... []

PapayaMobile Reaches 25M Users On Android; Reveals Weakness In Mobage's Model - Posted August 24, 2011
Social mobile gaming network PapayaMobile announced an array of compelling stats today. It's most notable accomplishment is that it has hit the 25M user point, indicating 940% growth since January 2010. With Android controlling 52 percent of the market, can PapayaMobile maintain its lead against upcoming competitors' platforms like Mobage? More... []

Android Market Update Adds PIN Protection For Purchases - Posted August 23, 2011
Over the last month Google has made significant improvements to the Android Market app. Version 3.0 provides a much better user experience for discovering apps, and it adds the ability to buy books and rent movies directly from your ... [] Provides Free And Easy File Sharing - Posted August 22, 2011
I've written in the past about online file storage services like Dropbox and how valuable I believe they are for mobile users. Services like Dropbox increase the amount of storage accessible from a smartphone... []

Paper Camera Turns Pictures Into Drawings - Posted August 19, 2011
Few smartphones have a camera that is as good as a standard digital camera, but they are good enough for snapshots when you are out with friends. One area in which smartphone cameras excel is in effects, which compensates for low resolution by turning pictures into works of art. ... []

LocalMind Brings Crowdsourcing Q&A To Android - Posted August 19, 2011
Earlier this week Todd wrote about the LocalMind app for the iPhone, and the Android version of this... []

Android Beats iPhone in Australian Smartphone Market - Posted August 19, 2011
Android has outnumbered the sales of iPhone for the first time in Australia. During the last 12 weeks Android accounted for 42.9% of the total smartphones sold in Australia compared to 37.2% of A... []

Is LinkedIn's Mobile Web Site Good Enough to Let You Toss Its App Out? - Posted August 19, 2011
Frank McPherson covered the LinkedIn app updates for Android and iPhone earlier this week. The major overhaul of the apps' user interfaces (UI) has resulted in what some people think is a much more appearling LinkedIn mobile UI. LinkedIn ... []

Verizon Android Market Share Dropping Due to Verizon iPhone? Maybe Not - Posted August 19, 2011
Lomg before Apple even hinted that the iPhone would be available from Verizon, there was a lot of doomsday speculation that huge number of AT&T iPhone customers would defect to Verizon to get improved call quality (fewer dropped calls). However, while Verizon now has an estimated 23.9% of U.S. iPhone cus... []

MetroPCS Throws In Free Music For Android Users - Posted August 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_74712" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Image courtesy of Rhapsody"][/caption] The mobile operator market is very challenging for regional providers as they need to provide incentives to entice people to chose them over one of the national providers. Most regional mo... []

Bing For Android Brings New Look And Facebook Sharing - Posted August 17, 2011
With the Bing app for Android, Microsoft is attempting to overcome the difficult challenge of enticing Android users to use their search rather than Google. Microsoft's answer to the challenge is a standalone app t... []

Google Maps Updated With More Transit Features - Posted August 16, 2011
One thing that I think is over looked in comparisons between Android and iOS is the frequency at which Google is releasing updates to some of the core Android apps. A good example is the Google Maps Android app, for which an update is now available after ... []

Google's 6 Mobile Ads Recommendations for Retailers & How Their Tablet Focus Differs from Apple's - Posted August 16, 2011
The Google Mobile Ads Blog provides six mobile advertising trends and recommendations to retailers in their latest blog entry. Mobile Insights: Retailers, are you reaching one of yo... []

"Bro Lifeline" App Is The Ultimate Wingman - Posted August 16, 2011
Do you need pickup lines, make excuse for being late or just want to get out of sticky situation? Don't worry, Bro Lifeline, an exciting new mobile app from TechiXoft got you covered. Bro Lifeline is an ultimate wingman app that aims... []

Tapjoy Hits a Milestone With 10,000 Apps - Posted August 16, 2011
Today Tapjoy has hit a major landmark of attaining over 10,000 apps in its network through its latest partnerships with OMGPOP and Moblyng among others. This milestone is significant because it shows that there are at least that many freemium based apps utilizing virtual currency to monetize their apps. More after... []

Android Accounts For 53% Of All Mobile Ads, Beating iOS In Second Quarter - Posted August 16, 2011
Android has further consolidated its top position in mobile advertising by securing 53% of all ads served to mobile devices during the second quarter in 2011, according to the latest report from Millennial Media, ... []

NewYu Connected Fitness Montior Syncs with Android Via Bluetooth - Posted August 16, 2011
I've been using a Fitbit activity tracker since May 2010. And, while I've found value in using it, I often wish there was a way to check activity information directly on a smartphone. The Fitbit comes with a proprietary wireless transceiver tha... []

RecyclePix for Android & iOS: Share Photos of Recycling, Get Redeemable Reward Points - Posted August 16, 2011
People seem happy taking and posting photos of almost anything and everything. So, why not photos of recycling in action? That's Greenopolis' idea for the free RecyclePix apps for Android and iPhone. RecyclePix By Greenopoli... []

Oops! Android Vendors May Have Lost Their Linux Distribution Rights - Posted August 15, 2011
Android, which owns about half the market share for smartphones has been in the new lately because of the various patent purchases involving Apple, Microsoft and Google defensively buying from (what used to be) Novell, Nortel, IBM and other sources. However, FOSS Patents reports that there is an even more important... []

eWallet Go Is Updated And Goes On Sale - Posted August 15, 2011
An unfortunate consequence of the Internet is the multitude of user ids and passwords one has to keep track of, therefore I have found it necessary to maintain a database on my smartphone of web sites and my user id and passwords for the sites. Several apps are available for... []

Theia: Research Project to Search Photos on Smartphones in Real-time - Posted August 15, 2011
You've probably seen or read about apps and services that aggregate photos to get multiple perspectives of a single place or event at a place. You may also be familiar with projects that rely on people donating a portion of their computer's time for massively difficult problems like detecting an... []

Google Buying Motorola Mobility: Reactions & Two Oddities in Google's Announcement - Posted August 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_74216" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Image courtesy of Wikipedia"][/caption]Google's Android strategy has looked more like Microsoft's original Windows CE/Windows Mobile plan than Apple's iPhone plan u... []

Tabco Revealed as Grid 10 From Fusion Garage -- But What Exactly Is The Semantic Inspiration? - Posted August 15, 2011
  What does it mean for a tablet to have a Semantic Web inspired user interface (UI)? Following the launch of the Grid 10 from Fusion Garage - erstwhile known as Tabco i... []

Google Will Own Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion - Posted August 15, 2011
Google has decided to buy phone hardware maker Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion in cash to reinforce its intellectual property and placing itself directly into the handset business of its Android mobile software. Google is set to pay $40 per share, a 63 percent premium to Motorola Mobility's Friday closing p... []

Thrutu Aims To Make Phone Calls More Social - Posted August 12, 2011
[caption id="attachment_74066" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Image courtesy of Thrutu"][/caption] It would seem as though the title of this post is an oxymoron if there ever was one, what can be more social than a phone conversation? What if you could send pictures to the person you were talking to during your conversation? ... [] for Android Tablets: Cloud Storage Includes Document Update Collaboration & Communication - Posted August 12, 2011 is one of many cloud file storage and sharing services available. It has provided mobile apps for Android phones, iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry. However, Box just released apps that work with Android tablets and the BlackBerry Playbook. Box's redesigned mobile website using HTML5 now works with Wi... []

New App Lets You Track Your Party Guests' Locations In Real Time - Posted August 12, 2011
We have all been there, trying to organize a social or business event and coordinating where and when to meet up. Would real-time location-based event planning make it easier to schedule business meetings, coordinate road trips with friends, or find parents at soccer games and swim meets? If you answered... []

Google Releases Videos App - Posted August 11, 2011
A while back Google released a new version of the Android Market web site that added the ability to rent movies and buy books. At that time you could only play movies with a web browser on a PC, or on the Motorola XOOM, which had the Google Videos app, but... []

Take Panoramic Pictures On Android Phones With Pano - Posted August 11, 2011
A feature not in the Android camera app is the ability to take panoramic photos. Pano is a new Android app that makes it very easy to take panoramic photos. You can ... []

Foursquare for Android Gets a New Look & Improved Navigation - Posted August 11, 2011
Attention Android users, Foursquare updated its Android app this week. Android gets a new fresh new look for the summer! Here's what's new: - Improved app navigation - Check-in button always a... []

TheIceBreaker: Metrics for Your Relationship Heading to a Phone Near You Soon - Posted August 11, 2011
There's a lot of web services for people looking for dates. But, what about people already in a relationship? A pair of former YouTube-ers created a new site with the idea of: Whether you're newly together, engaged, married or somewhere in between, theicebreak keeps your love live fresh and fun ... []

Facebook Messenger's Stealthy Video Calling and Bing References - Posted August 11, 2011
The Facebook Messenger apps released for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android yesterday is a game changer just for its ability to send group messages to Facebook contacts and on-phone contacts at the same time. However, 9To5Mac found hidden (or at least unused) icon images within the app that hints at... []

Personalized News, Synched Up From Mobile Devices To Desktops - Posted August 10, 2011
There's a moment in the launch video explaining News360's app update -- now including a desktop product -- where the narrator jokingly notes of the personalized news app category, "Yeah, like you haven't heard that before." In the category of personalized news apps that... []

Taking Concept-Based Advertising To Mobile Platforms - Posted August 10, 2011
If the future of web content is mobile, so too then goes the future of advertising. Mobile ad network Mobile Theory and ad technology company NetSeer want to be there for that future. The two have teamed up with the goal of mobilizing NetSeer's concept-based ad... []

YouTube Android App Updated - Posted August 9, 2011
A new version of the YouTube app for Android now available in the Android Market brings improvements to uploading videos to the service and adds the ability to manage video playlists on the device. The update... []

AccuWeather Android App Includes Social Networking - Posted August 9, 2011
Rather than telling your friends on Facebook and Twitter about the current weather conditions at your location, you can show them using the new version of the free AccuWeather app for Android. Version 2.0 of the AccuWea... []

DropSync For Android Automatically Syncs Files With Dropbox - Posted August 9, 2011
I have long been an advocate for using Internet-based file storage services with mobile devices, and I particularly like Dropbox. You can find Dropbox apps for just about every mobile platform as well as Wi... []

OpenFeint Social Gaming Network Added 230 New Games for Android in 2 Months - Posted August 9, 2011
OpenFeint is a social gaming network that enables developers to integrate rewards, play with friends and leaderboards into games. It is available for both iOS (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Android developers. The firm just announced that: ... []

Twitter+Starbucks App Account = Social Coffee Experiment : Jonathan's Card - Posted August 8, 2011
There's an interesting social experiment going on that involves a Twitter account, Starbucks mobile apps and a bit of web software development. The Twitter account is found here: @jonathanscard If you go there, you'll see a series of mesages indicating money added... []

SmartPhone Apps Are Storing Unsecured Data - Posted August 8, 2011
Recent articles published on the web about smartphone security have focused on malicious software that users could inadvertently install on their phones. The reasons why smartphones are increasingly coming under attack is because more and more people are using them, and the information being stored on them is of v... []

Glamour Magazine Using Social SnapTags to Connect Readers to Brands on Facebook & Twitter - Posted August 5, 2011
If you look at the lower left corner of the cover of the September issue of Glamour magazine, you'll see the familiar Facebook logo surrounded by two circles. That is an example of a Social SnapTag. Many more Social SnapTags from more than two dozen advertisers are found inside of the... []

Android Users Should Sign Up For Google+ - Posted August 4, 2011
I've been using Google+ for a while now, and while I find it to be a good social network, I don't know how popular it will become given the significant number of people who use Facebook. The truth is that most of the people who are on Facebook will have to... []

Android Has A Voice Too - Posted August 4, 2011
Yesterday Todd wrote about the voice control features coming to Windows Phone with the next major update, code named "Mango." One thing about voice control (or speech recognition) is that it's ... []

Is The Sky Falling On Android? - Posted August 4, 2011
For some reason it seems to be the week to pile on Android over security concerns. Earlier in the week we saw a report about a trojan that captures phone conversations, and that was followed by a report of a growing trend of Android malware, and finally came a report suggesting... []

Record and Broadcast Live Video with Live Reporter - Posted August 4, 2011
The smartphone has become an indispensable tool for capturing news in the field. We've covered ... [10,000 Words]

Receive Text Messages On Your Desktop PC With DeskSMS - Posted August 3, 2011
If you receive text messages while sitting in front of a personal computer, you might find it more convenient to reply to those messages using your PC rather than typing a reply on your phone. DeskSMS is an Android app currently in beta that redirects t... []

GroupMe Releases Major Update - Posted August 3, 2011
Popular group messaging app provider GroupMe has released a major update to their mobile apps and web site. The new features include ask questions, send direct messages, chat from the GroupMe web site, hide your phone number, and worldwide availability. ... []

Report Warns Of An Android Trojan But Fails To Provide The Name Of The App - Posted August 2, 2011
Yesterday morning Computer Associates published a blog post about an Android trojan they say they discovered that is able to create an audio recording of a phone conversation. The audio file is stored on... []

Amazon Free App Of The Day Not Such A Good Deal For Developers - Posted August 2, 2011
You might be aware that Amazon has an Android AppStore and that its most compelling feature is that every day Amazon provides an app for free that you otherwise would need to buy. I've assumed that Amazon brokers deals with the companies selling those apps where they got some compensation for... []

Facebook App Users by Mobile Platform: iPhone #1. Android #2. Where Do the Rest Rank? - Posted August 2, 2011
Benedict Evans took the known monthly user figures for Facebook's iPhone and BlackBerry apps and some extrapolated figures for other mobile platforms to provide an interesting look at how many people are using each of the apps. Facebook mobile user... []

Developer Tool Provides Easy Cross Platform Development - Posted August 1, 2011
The challenge for mobile application developers is being able to make their apps available for a multitude of platforms, each of which have different development environments that require writing separate applications. A small developer may have to choose to only write their app for only one platform because that is all... []

Access More Of Your Media From Mobile Devices - Posted August 1, 2011
Smartphones and Tablets are powerful enough that one might consider using them as their only computing device. While smartphones and tablets have the processing power equivalent to personal computers sold just a short time ago, one area in which they are significantly inferior to PCs is storage. If you have a signi... []

Gmail Update Breaks Some Third Party Apps - Posted August 1, 2011
Last week Google released an update to the Gmail app for Android that added new functions to control how much data synchronizes with Android phones. Unfortunately, it appears that the update removes some API functions that third pa... []

Google Releases Update To Gmail Android App - Posted July 29, 2011
Google has released an update to the Gmail app for Android that provides more ways to control how much data it transfers and notifications for when you receive new mail. The update is available now in the Android... []

Improvements Coming To The Plume Twitter App - Posted July 29, 2011
Despite Twitter's efforts to the contrary, there are still a significant number of third party Twitter apps, and Plume is one of the more popular ones for Android smartphones. In a post on Google+, Plume developer Ludovic Vialle describes the features being develop... []

Mobage beta: ngmoco's Social Gaming Platform Now Available for Android - Posted July 29, 2011
ngmoco's freemium games have been a success in the iOS (iPhone/iPad) market. ngmoco's We Rule, for example, is the 69th highest grossing app in Apple's App Store despite being a free game that has been available for over a year. They do this by enticing players to make in-app purchases to... []

Google Maps 5.8 for Android Gains My Places Check-in Richness. Disconnect with Google+? - Posted July 27, 2011
Google Maps for Android got an update earlier today. Google Maps 5.8 for Android adds photo uploads, My Places, and more Google is moving further and further into territory owned by Foursquare, Gowalla and (to a lesser extent) Facebo... []

Tip: Configure Google+ to Limit Who can Huddle (group message) With You - Posted July 27, 2011
Huddle is a Google+ feature unique to its Android and iPhone apps. It is not available on the desktop web interface. Huddle is Google+'s group messaging feature that can work with SMS (text messaging) but does not require it. Here's a quick tip on how to control who can include you... []

Study Suggests Amazon Tablet Could Be A Hit - Posted July 26, 2011
Electronics shopping site Retrevo recently surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers to find out their interests in a tablet. I think ... []

Bookmark Google+ Notifications on an iPhone - Posted July 26, 2011
If you want to check Google+ notifications on your iPhone quickly, here's a handy technique. Google's search site tunes itself for the platform it sees. On an iPhone tapping the "more" link in the upper right hand corener (see above). ... []

13% of Freemium Gamers Willing to Spend $20 or More for In-App Purchases - Posted July 25, 2011
Earlier this month a report by Flurry revealed that: Flurry: Free Games Generate More Revenue Than Paid Games (seasonal component?) Revenue from free games in-app purchases overtook revenue from paid games during the course of this year. Flu... []

Popular News App SkyGrid Now Available For Android Tablets - Posted July 25, 2011
Originally created for the iPad and iPhone, SkyGrid became available for Android phones back in May. Today a version of SkyGrid was released specifically for Android "Honeycomb" tablets. If you have a tablet... []

Peel's Android App Provides Customized TV Guides in the Palm of Your Hand - Posted July 25, 2011
Peel released their smartphone app for Android phones making it easy for you to find and discover your favorite TV shows. Peel for Android displays custom tailored programming recommendations in an intuitive and elegant fashion eliminating the need to s... []

Google Plus Apps Roadmap: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian - Posted July 25, 2011
The official Google Plus Blog (which is actually a Google+ account) published a brief roadmap for Google+ mobile apps yesterday. Google+ mobile update roadmap Here's what we can expect: - Google+ for Android updated today (Monday,... []

Google mobile Web App Searches by Platform - Posted July 25, 2011
Frank McPherson noted here a year ago that: Android And iPhone Apps Appear In Google Mobile Search Results This mobile app search required the word "download" to precede an app name to increase the change... []

Alternate Android Keyboard Is Today's Free Amazon App - Posted July 21, 2011
One of the differences between Android and iOS that stands out is keyboards. Obviously, some Android phones have physical keyboards while no iOS device does, but another difference is Android's ability for users to change the on-screen keyboard. iPhone users who want to change the keyboard need to jailbreak their phone.... []

Do iPhone Users Like Google+ More Than Android Users? - Posted July 21, 2011
TechCrunch noted that the Google+ app for iPhone became the number 1 downloaded free app within 24 hours of its release. Google+ Now The Top Free App In The Apple App Store But, what about Google's o... []

Is Android a Bit Too Social? Thousands of Apps May Be Leaking Private Information - Posted July 21, 2011
Android apps may be a bit too social based on the findings reported by Digitizor. Researcher Says That 8% of Android Apps Are Leaking Private Information A security researcher studied about 10,000 Android apps and found that 800 of the apps were provi... []

Google Labs Is Closing Down, Putting Some Android Apps At Risk Of Disappearing - Posted July 20, 2011
In a blog post today, Google announced that they are closing down Google Labs. Labs is a group within Google that develops and makes available prototypes of various applications, many of them for Android. In the blog post Google state... []

Dolphin Browser HD for Android: Fast Web Page Rendering. Flipboard-like Webzine Feature - Posted July 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_70985" align="alignnone" width="480" caption=" native mobile view (left). Dolphin Browser HD webzie view (right)"][/caption] GigaOm's Kevin C. Tofel gave a very positive review of the new recently updated free Dolphin Browser HD. ... []

AT&T U-verse Mobile App Available for More Android & Windows Phone Devices - Posted July 19, 2011
AT&T announced U-verse mobile app support for additional Android and Windows Phone based smartphones this week. AT&T U-verse Mobile App Expands to Make Mobile TV Viewing Easy on More Android, Windows Phon... []

Sprint Rolling Out American Express' Serve Mobile Payment System to Select Android Phones - Posted July 19, 2011
While some of wait to see if NFC (Near Field Communications) takes off as the mobile payment system technology of choice (it doesn't look to be it so far), Sprint partnered with American Express and its Serve mobile digital payment system available to its customers. ... []

Windows Phone Bests Android in User Satisfaction According to ChangeWave - Posted July 18, 2011
AppleInsider focused on ChangeWave's survey data that indicates that Apple's iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices are the number one preference for potential buyers (46%) with Android placing second at 32%. ... []

A Look At The Spotify Android App - Posted July 18, 2011
Spotify has been available in the United States since mid last week, and more people are getting signed up to the service every day. I suspect most people are trying out the free service, which does not provide access to the music service via mobile devices. Here is a walk thru... []

Google+ "Nearby" Feature Unique to Mobile View - Posted July 14, 2011
The Google+ mobile web view on the iPhone and iPad has a feature that is not available in the desktop view. If you are in the stream view, there is a link under the Home button labeled Nearby. Tapping that link displays a stream of public posts on Google+ from people... []

Spotify Launches In The U.S. And Here Is Our First Look - Posted July 14, 2011
It's nice when companies keep their word. As we expected last week, Spotify officially became available in the United States today, although the free version of Spotify is not available unless you receive an... []

News Reader App Pulse Adds Content - Posted July 13, 2011
Pulse, an app that delivers news content to mobile phones and tablets including Android devices, the iPhone, and the iPad, will add fare from under terms of an agreement between the two parties, announced Wednesday. Content from including its NBC News: Decision 2012 election coverage, top headlines,... []

Twitter For Android Update Adds Key Features - Posted July 13, 2011
An update to the Android version of the official Twitter app is now available in the Android Market, and the update adds two important features,... []

First Disney Android App: A Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book - Posted July 13, 2011
The first Disney produced Android app is available. And, surprise, it is not based around Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. But, perhaps with the new Winnie the Pooh movie set to open this Friday, it is not such a surprise that the first Disney Android app revolves around Winnie the Pooh. ... []

Top 10 Cities Where Phones are Lost or Stolen Identified by Lookout Security - Posted July 13, 2011
Lookout, the mobile security company that specializes in anti-malware apps for Android, looked at the problem of people losing their cell phones and determined the top 10 U.S. cities where phone losses occur (either simply losing it or by theft). ... []

Android Market App Update Will Permit eBook Buying & Movie Rentals From the Phone - Posted July 13, 2011
Google's revving up for a full assuault on Apple's iTunes. They announced that the Android Market app will be updated "in the coming weeks" for phones running Android OS 2.2 or newer. The, which currently only supports app purchases, will also permit renting movies and buying ebooks. Movies can be downloaded... []

Soon You Might Manipulate Android Phones Using Car Controls - Posted July 12, 2011
During the Google I/O conference this past May we learned about the Android Open Accessory Protocol, which provides a way for Android devices to communica... []

Recent Updates To Evernote Make It An Even Better Productivity Tool - Posted July 12, 2011
Evernote is the app that I use the most on my smartphones and tablets. If you are a long time reader of this blog, you know that I have written numerous posts about this wonderful notetaking app. What m... []

Smart Places Simplifies Facebook Check-ins - Posted July 11, 2011
I have mixed feelings about check-in apps like Foursquare and Facebook Places. I some time like the idea of checking in at a location and sharing it with my social network as a way of sharing what I am doing. On the other hand, I don't always remember to check-in and... []

Are Subsidized Tablets On The Way? - Posted July 11, 2011
Ever since Amazon announced the Kindle eReader device, there has been speculation about whether Amazon would provide a subsidized version. It took a while, but recently Amazon started selling the Kindle with Special Offers, which is a Kindle that you can buy for $114 that displays special offers and sponsored screensavers... []

What's The Big Deal About Spotify? - Posted July 8, 2011
To outsiders looking at the mobile technology industry, we must appear to be obsessed with music. Each of the major platform companies have their own music services, from Apple's iTunes, to Microsoft's Zune, and to... []

Landlords Put it in Writing: App Creates Custom Leases - Posted July 8, 2011
Already available on iPhone and iPad, RentalPro for the Android platform was launched by Esq Apps earlier this week. Reviews from iPhone and iPad users have been very positive and the app creates custom rental agreements within a few minutes. One review on iTunes said, "...It made ren... []

What Would You Think About a 32-inch Android Tablet? - Posted July 8, 2011
What would you think of an Android tablet with a 32-inch display? OK, I'll fess up and acknowledge that SKR Technology's 32-inch Android based display system is not a tablet. But, if you view the demo produced by, you'll see that all the conventional Android tablet features are there including... []

Google Docs for Mobile (browsers) Gains Ability to Share. But, Does it Work? - Posted July 8, 2011
Google refreshed the Google Docs for mobile web feature set this week. Share your docs on the go with the improved Google Docs for mobile Here's what's new: - Sort: Sort list of documents in the mobile br... []

Watch The Final Space Shuttle Launch On Your Mobile Device - Posted July 7, 2011
During most of my entire life time the United States has been putting men and women in to space. Tomorrow will be the beginning of the end of that era with the final Space Shuttle launch at 11:24 EDT. As a child I was free to watch the Apollo mission launches... []

Upgrade Android Picture Management With JustPictures - Posted July 7, 2011
The Gallery app that comes with Android does a good job of consolidating all of the picture files on your phone in one spot for you to view and manage, but of course most of us store pictures in many more places than just on our phones. JustPictures is a free... []

Foursquare Tweaks Its Platform with "Notification Tray" - Posted July 7, 2011
Foursquare maintains its presence in the social network by tweaking its platform with a new addition. A very cool looking and useful notification system that lifts users "beyond the check-in." Ironically, the new addition is only available for Android and web users first. The New York-based c... []

Screenshot Tour of Google+ for Android - Posted July 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_69641" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Google+ for Android home screen"][/caption] I was finally able to sign-in to Google+ yesterday. Here's a set of screenshots from main components of Google+ for Android running on a Nexus One phone. [caption id="attachment_69650" align="alignnone" width="240" captio... []

Xoom Tablet Price Reduced. Good Social Device. But, Still Priced Too High? - Posted July 7, 2011
Business Insider reports that the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom Android tablet had a price drop this week. It went from $599 to $499. Motorola's Xoom Finally Matches The iPad On Price As Business Insider notes, this brings the Xoom's price in line with th... []

Amazon Cloud Drive Now Allows Unlimited Music File Uploads for Paid Accounts - Posted July 7, 2011
If you've been streaming music from Amazon's Cloud Drive to your Android phone or tablet, you may have been watching your bytes because the plan you are on (most likely 5GB for a free account or 20GB for $20 per year or if you bought an Amazon MP3 album). MP3 music... []

Google Maps Now Provides Public Transit System Navigation - Posted July 6, 2011
[caption id="attachment_69596" align="aligncenter" width="388" caption="Image courtesy of Google"][/caption] ... []

Google Maps For Android Update Includes Limited Map Downloading - Posted July 6, 2011
During my recent trip around Lake Michigan I used Google Maps and Navigation to provide directions during my travels. Unfortunately, I encountered situations where Google Maps did not work because I did not have ... []

Add Facebook Events To Google Calendar - Posted July 6, 2011
Last month I wrote about Best Wishes, which is an Android app that notifies you when one of your Facebook friends is celebrating a birthday and provides an easy way to post a birthday w... []

Podcast 50: Waze, ABC-7 LA & CarMageddon-A Discussion with Di-Ann Eisnor of Waze - Posted July 6, 2011
Yesterday I wrote about how Waze, a social crowdsourced traffic information service and mobile app (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) is teaming with KABC (aka ABC 7) in Los Angeles to try to deal with the traffic nightmare expected next week for what is being called Carmageddon. You can learn more about the... []

Zoho CRM Mobile Access Via the Website or the iPhone App Available - Posted July 6, 2011
I took a look at Zoho CRM a few years ago as a possible way to manange project contacts. But, it didn't have a way to let me use it on my phone. So, I dropped the idea. Today, however, Zoho announced a free Zoho CRM iPhone app as well as... []

Google World Domination Starts with... Rebranding? Bye Bye Blogger & Picasa - Posted July 5, 2011
It looks like Google's plan for world domination is comin together this summer. Google+ launched last week with an app for Android. The Google+ app for iPhone was submitted yesterday (the 4th of July). Today we learned that Google is dropping the Blogger and Picasa branding. Those names came with the... []

Foursquare Launches Notifications On Android - Posted July 5, 2011
Foursquare has been eagerly working to have users see it for more than just a check-in app, and today they made another step in that direction by introducing Notifications. The notifications provide updates about ... []

Changing Your Twitter Password Is Not As Simple As You Might Think - Posted July 5, 2011
Once when I checked my Twitter timeline this past weekend I noticed a tweet that I am certain that I did not post. I have no idea how it got posted under my account, and although when I searched for news about any new Twitter hacks I didn't find anything, I... []

How Will Google+ Be Integrated With Android? - Posted July 5, 2011
By now you most likely have heard about Google's new social networking app, Google+. While much of the talk about Google+ has been about how it affects other sites like Facebook and Twitter, I think another vali... []

Cut the Rope for Android Ad-free Version Available from Android Market & Amazon - Posted July 1, 2011
A free ad-supported version of the popular iPhone game "Cut the Rope" for Android debuted exclusively on a week ago. Cut the Rope for Android Debut Exclusively Available from GetJar That fre... []

Snapbucket for Android: Create Your Own Photo Filter Sets - Posted July 1, 2011
Photobucket, the popular photo sharing site, has a free Android tool that lets you edit, add effects and share photos on social networks (Facebook and Twitter) as well via email. Snapbucket (Android Mark... []

Skype for Android 2.0: Video Calling for 4 Phone & 0 Tablets - Posted June 30, 2011
Skype 2.0 for Android finally adds video to voice calls. It can also send SMS text messages. But, the big deal is video calling, of course. Skype 2.0 for Android: Say hello to video calling Unfortunately, Skype for ... []

Android Jumps On The Path Social Network - Posted June 30, 2011
While other social networks seem to focus on enabling people to share whatever they want with as many people they want, Path has a different approach by limiting the number of friends one can have to 50 people. ... []

Snipper for Android, BlackBerry & iPhone: Create Public or Private Video Broadcast Channels - Posted June 30, 2011
The key word in social for 2011 appears to be "granular." That's what Google+ ("Google Plus") seems provide in their new social network's beta release. And, this is also what Snipper seems to provide. Snipper lets you post videos to the entire Interent like, for example, YouTube. However, you can also define... []

Hitpost Provides Sports-Based Social Media - Posted June 30, 2011
If you are a sports fan and like pictures, I suggest that you check out as well as their Android app. When you go to the web site or open the Android app, the pictures of various sporting events are front and center. Each of the pictures relates to eithe... []

HTC Status: Android Phone With a Dedicated Facebook Button - Posted June 30, 2011
As the current 11th Dr. Who might say: I like thumb keyboards. Thumb keyboards are cool (and functional). And, the Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) based HTC Status looks cool. HTC Status And, check out that blue button sitting by itself under the navigation keys. Yep, tha... []

B&N Partners With Rovio For Exclusive Angry Birds Mighty Eagle - Posted June 28, 2011
In another article today, I wrote about how eReaders like the Barnes and Noble NOOK Color are out selling tablets. In that article I might have given the impression that eReaders are single purpose devices, but the NOOK Color is really an eBo... []

Listening To Podcasts With Pocket Casts - Posted June 28, 2011
One main thing I use my Nexus S for is to listen to podcasts during my daily commute to and from my day job. Amazon's free Android app yesterday was Pocket Casts, which is a podcast player th... []

Easily Shorten URLs On Android With D bitly - Posted June 27, 2011
Depending on your point of view, URL shortening is either a very useful tool or horrible for the Internet. Still, some apps like Twitter pretty much require URL shortening in order to share anything, and URL shortening services can be useful for tracking and sharing commonly referenced URLs. The problem... []

Android Fans Of HBO's TrueBlood, There Is A Live Wallpaper For You! - Posted June 27, 2011
According to my Twitter timeline last night, I follow a lot of people who are fans of HBO's original series, TrueBlood. Last night the first episode of the new season of TrueBlood aired and with that HBO has released a ... []

Taiwan Android Users Cannot Buy Apps From Google - Posted June 27, 2011
A while back Google changed the refund policy for paid Android apps from 24 hours to 15 minutes. Several people were not happy with the change, but nevertheless Google implemented because app developers wanted the refund policy shortened. While... []

justWink for iPhone & Android from American Greetings: Share Custom Greeting Cards - Posted June 27, 2011
justWink is a free iPhone app from American Greetings, the largest publicly traded greeting card company in the world. It lets you create electronic greeting cards that you can send via email or Facebook. It provides themes for birthdays, thank you notes, congratu... []

The Big Four Anti-Malware Apps for Android. Only One Runs on Tablets - Posted June 27, 2011
In the previous blog item here, I noted that well-known anti-virus firm Avast plans to provide a security tool for rooted Android phones sometime in the future. Avast Plans to Offer Anti-Malware Tool for R... []

Avast Plans to Offer Anti-Malware Tool for Rooted Android Phones - Posted June 27, 2011
Google's Android mobile platform resembles Microsoft's Windows in more ways than one these days. Like Windows, Android has become the a market leader as an operating system. Unfortunately, like Microsoft its market leadership has also made it a prime target for malware. While there's no shortage of anti-malware/anti-virus apps for Android,... []

Facebook For Android Gets Video Uploading - Posted June 24, 2011
Facebook has released a minor update to their Android app that adds the ability to upload videos from the phone. Facebook also says they made improvements to the newsfeed as well as support for pages... []

How To Make Your Google Sites Website Mobile Browser Friendly (Android & iOS) - Posted June 24, 2011
[caption id="attachment_67944" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Before & after views of a Google Sites page in a mobile browser"][/caption]If you've been wondering how to create a web site that automatically configures itself for desktop and mobile viewing, wonder no more, Google has a simple and free option for you t... []

Aggregate All Your Tweets, Facebook Posts, Instagram Pics with Banjo - Posted June 23, 2011
It takes several apps to keep up with all our disjointed social networks. Banjo, a new iPhone and Android app coming out today, aims to solve the fragmentation of the social medi... []

HTC Facebook Phone Get's U.S. Name Change - Posted June 23, 2011
We've been monitoring the progress of the "Facebook" phone, known as the HTC ChaCha, as it is set to be released by AT&T in the U.S. after having already been released in the United Kingdom. ... []

Textfree for Android Gaining Momentum - Posted June 23, 2011
Pinger, the makers of the texting free and talking free apps, has launched its Textfree 1.2 for Android with Facebook Chat integration. Textfree by Pinger is the texting/instant messaging app for iOS and Android devices that provides the users their personal... []

Glympse Gets $7.5 Million in Funding: Limited Time Location Sharing is a Hit - Posted June 22, 2011
Frank McPherson had very positive comments about Glympse running on Android and Windows Phone devices earlier this month. Glympse Location Sharing App Now Available For Windows Phone His opinion appears to be sha... []

Ford SYNC AppLink Lets Your Car Interoperate with Smartphone Apps - Posted June 22, 2011
The idea of installing apps on automobile entertainment and navigation centers interested me but introduced the need to maintain yet another set of apps. What does make sense to me, however, is to develop software for these systems that can give you voice control of apps you already have and use... []

Google Goggles for Android Can Copy & Paste OCRed Text, Map Searches, Translate Russian! - Posted June 22, 2011
Google Goggles for Android 1.5 was just updated and gained a couple of interesting new abilities. Google Goggles learns Russian and gets a new view The first is the ability to recognize and translate (optic... []

Following Wimbledon Using A Smartphone - Posted June 22, 2011
Given that just about everyone and everything has a mobile app, from celebrities like Bill Cosby to events like ... []

Best Buy Launches Cross Platform Cloud Music Service - Posted June 22, 2011
It appears that every retailer is convinced they must offer a cloud music service because today the Best Buy Music Cloud launched. Best Buy is attempting to stand out amongst the music cloud services by providing player apps for Android, iOS, and Blackberry phones, but... []

New Android Malware Fakes Android Market - Posted June 21, 2011
Unfortunately, it looks like people who want to maliciously attack smartphone users are increasing their efforts, particularly on Android users. Last month Google removed 25 apps from the Android Market that had malwar... []

Firefox 5.0 for Android: Includes Integrated Twitter Search & Do Not Track - Posted June 21, 2011
Mozilla released Firefox 5.0 today. And, in the mobile world, this includes Android. Mozilla Delivers New Version of Firefox - First Web Browser to Support Do Not Trac... []

Microsoft SkyDrive: 25GB Free Cloud Storage. Now Mobile Browser Friendly - Posted June 21, 2011
This announcement in Microsoft's Inside Windows Live blog does not mention anything about mobile browsers. Introducing SkyDrive for the modern web, built using HTML5 ... []

Run Linux Desktop Computer Apps On A Smartphone Or Tablet From The Cloud - Posted June 20, 2011
You might be familiar with the idea of remote desktop computing apps like LogMeIn Ignition and Splashtop Remote Desktop tha... []

Podcast 49: Haptify's Chris Ulrich Talks About Haptics & Enzo's Pinball for Android - Posted June 16, 2011
In Podcast 49 I speak with Chris Ulrich of Haptify and Immersion Corp.. Immersion provides technology that enables force feedback capabilities in phones, game controllers and other devices. Haptify emerged from Immersion as an app development firm ... []

Track Which Social Network Is Using Your Mobile Data Bandwidth - Posted June 14, 2011
[caption id="attachment_66561" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Image courtesy of Mobidia"][/caption] With all of the U.S. mobile carriers imposing some form of a data bandwidth cap on their mobile broadband, combined with faster speeds, it is becoming important to monitor data usage. While it can be pretty straightforward to ... []

Google Docs Team: Mobile Docs Not Ideal. Working On It - Posted June 14, 2011
Business Insider summarized a Reddit community Q&A session with five members of the Google Docs team. One of the highlighted topics was "a better Android app" (for Google Docs). What's Next For Google Docs: Better Android Ap... []

HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Available Now On Vodaphone - Posted June 13, 2011
Competition in the smartphone market is forcing handset manufacturers and carriers to look to software to make their products stand out from the competition. A trend appears to be developing with one of the key differentiators being social network integration. A while back HTC announced two smartphones with Facebook integration, and... []

Manage And Share Grocery Shopping Lists With GroceryIQ - Posted June 13, 2011
Unless you never cook a meal or never get the munchies, you or someone in your family inevitably has to make a trip to the grocery store. GroceryIQ is a combination of smartphone app and web service that makes it easy to create shopping lists and share them with family members. Shopping... []

SugarSync Makes It Easier To Copy Files From PCs To Mobile Devices - Posted June 13, 2011
One of the challenges smartphone owners encounter is how to transfer files to or from personal computers to their smartphone. Cloud announcements by Apple, Amazon, and Google have focused on transfer files from the phone to their cloud services, where you can then access those files from any computer, but what... []

American Airlines to Offer Samsung Android Tablet for In-Flight Movies - Posted June 13, 2011
American Airlines is planning to use Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet as in-flight entertainment devices in the Premium cabins of select transcontinental flights. Samsung Mobile S... []

My Coffee Card Pro: Pay for Starbucks Coffee With Your Android Smartphone (app free today only) - Posted June 13, 2011
The Starbucks Card Mobile for the iPhone is a great app for people who use Starbucks pre-paid cards. It lets you pay for a product by scanning a barcode on the iPhone's screen. The balance of the card is updated almost instantly. I've long wondered why Starbucks does not provide an... []

Messaging Apps Impact On Text Messaging - Posted June 10, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has an article today in which it suggests that Internet-based messaging apps like the Blackberry Messenger and the newly announced Apple iMessage are threatening text messaging serv... []

Virgin Mobile Differentiating With Social Networking Music App - Posted June 10, 2011
[caption id="attachment_66115" align="alignleft" width="205" caption="Image courtesy of Motorola"][/caption] It seems as though every day a company is announcing a new Android phone. As I look at the different announcements, I try to find what makes one phone stand out from another. This week Motorola announced several new pho... []

Dell Launching Dell Streak 10 Tablet in China First: Here's Why... - Posted June 10, 2011
[caption id="attachment_66104" align="alignleft" width="360" caption="Dell Streak 7"][/caption]Dell's follow-up to the Dell Streak 5 and Streak 7 Android tablets is the Dell Streak 10 with a 10-inch display (as you may have already guessed). There's been a number of reports about Dell's decision to offer it in China first including an interesting... []

Oracle Sues Google, Wants Half of Android Ad Money - Posted June 10, 2011
Oracle is seeking major compensation i.e. around 50% in terms of ad revenues Google generated via Android mobile operating system. These hefty demands were made in the recent filing made this we... []

More Free Music for Android with Winamp 1.1 - Posted June 10, 2011
The latest version (v1.1) of Winamp for Android is out with even more free music, additional language support and SHOUTcast (internet radio stream) support for Android (2.1 OS and above). AOL introduced Winamp 1.0 for Android a few mont... []

Report: Android More Susceptible to Malware Attacks - Posted June 10, 2011
Now available for the first time in the United States, the "Smartphone Malware Report" from Panda Security aims to raise awareness of the threats affecting ... []

Postagram Combines Old School Postcards With New School Smartphones - Posted June 9, 2011
As you may know, I recently spent a week traveling around Lake Michigan, visiting family and friends. During my trip I took pictures and shared them instantly with family and friends on Facebook by using picplz. Of course, that only worked for my fri... []

Android Market Now Shows Device Capatability - Posted June 9, 2011
Now that I have an Android tablet, I am finding that in some cases apps that can run on my Nexus S cannot run on the HTC Flyer. The web version of the Android Market prevents you from installing apps on devices that it knows it is not compatible with,... []

Use Purina's Petometer To Keep Your Pooch Healthy - Posted June 9, 2011
Walking is not just good for humans, it's also good for our pets. Knowing whether or not your pet is getting enough exercise can be a challenge, but an Android app called the Petometer from Purina helps by keeping track of when you walk you... []

Android Faces Lawsuit For Knowing Too Much About The Users - Posted June 8, 2011
Google's Android smartphone has become a Big Brother and knows more about the users, than their family and friends does. A federal class-action lawsuit filed by a Charleston attorney, has alleged Google and Android phone apps of keeping track... []

RunKeeper Health Graph API: Create a System of Health Apps & Hardware - Posted June 8, 2011
RunKeeper's apparent goal is to be on every possible smartphone platform. It is available for Android phones, the iPhone and even Windows Phone. Once on your phone, their next goal is to become sticky and stay on your phone and in your daily routine. Part of this strategy is to make... []

Verizon/Google Team to Block 3rd Party Android Tethering Apps - Posted June 8, 2011
You've probably seen Verizon Wireless' commercial of three people downloading media to 4G tablets while a rocket speeds to destory a 4G MiFi hotspot. If you have a 4G capable Android phone running OS 2.2 (Froyo) or newer, you don't need a MiFi hotspot since the phone can become a hotspot... []

Comparing The Big Three Cloud Music Services - Posted June 7, 2011
After Apple's iCloud and iTunes Match announcements, we now have three major cloud music service providers, with Apple joining Amazon and Google. There are also many other providers like mSpot, not to mention streaming services like Pandora and ... []

Fring Expands Android Support - Posted June 7, 2011
If you have an Android smartphone and want to do video calling from your phone, you will either need to have a Nexus S that is running Android 2.3.4 or you need fring, which is a free app that you can find in the Android Market. Today fring announced support for... []

OnLive Player For Tablets Makes Appearance - Posted June 7, 2011
OnLive is a cloud gaming service that is available for Windows PCs and Macs as well as on televisions using the OnLive MicroConsole. You can install the OnLive View... []

Thoughts About Honeycomb Tablets & the Moto Xoom - Posted June 7, 2011
Motorola's PR firm provided a 14-day loan of a WiFi-only Xoom tablet with Android 3.1 (Honeycomb). Motorola Xoom Reviewing the Motorola Xoom takes a different mindset than reviewing the iPad. The iPad's hardware a... []

Handheld Confusion: Sony PS Vita vs. Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play? - Posted June 7, 2011
Sony's original Playstation Portable (PSP) mobile game console was a thing of beauty that never quite caught the imagination of mobile gamers. The UMD-less (UMD = Universal Media Disc) PSP Go didn't do much to attract mobile gamers either. Sony new attempt to revive the PSP line is the Playstation Vita... []

Top Five Favorite Android Apps Tuned for Honeycomb Tablets - Posted June 3, 2011
I had a WiFi-only Motorola Xoom tablet running Android OS 3.1 (Honeycomb) on loan for the past two weeks. It gave me a chance to find and try a some of the Android apps that have actually been tuned for an Android tablet's larger screen and the Honeycomb version of the... []

FaceNiff for Android Hijacks Facebook Sessions Over WiFi - Posted June 2, 2011
Engadget reported on a free "research" Android app tool that can intercept web session profiles of computers on a WiFi network. FaceNiff makes Facebook hacking a portable, one-tap affair (video) An Android phone needs to be ro... []

Wikitude Drive for Android: Augmented Reality Navigation in Europe - Posted June 2, 2011
If you are an Android user in the U.S., you may have tried the free Wikitude World Browser that provides an Augmented Reality (AR) view of the world around you. However, if you live in or are visiting Europe, you might want to take a look at Wikitude Drive which provi... []

WhisperCore Deals With Android Smudge Attacks & More - Posted June 2, 2011
One of Android's early draws was its gesture lock feature. This let you assign a gesture within a grid on the screen to unlock your phone. Unfortunately, as you can see in the photo of my Droid, it is reasonably easy to guess what the gesture is based on finger oil... []

Post Updates To Multiple Social Networks With RapidFire - Posted June 2, 2011
If you belong to multiple social networks, you might have encountered a challenge of posting the same status updates to all of those networks. RapidFire is a new Android app that has one purpose, to make it easy to post updates to multiple social networks. While ... []

Share 3D Video on YouTube & Quick with the HTC EVO 3D - Posted June 1, 2011
The big news in this recent Sprint press release was that The Green Hornet movie will be bundled with the Android-powered glasses-free 3D viewing enabled HTC EVO 3D smartphone. Exciting Content Coming for this Summer's Highly Anticipated Smartphone, HTC EVO 3D Ex... []

Google Adds +1 And Twitter Buttons To The Android Market - Posted June 1, 2011
Google has added a level of social networking to the Android Market by implementing +1 and Twitter buttons on each app detail page. The +1 button is Google's version of Facebook's Like button, which people can click to indicate that they like t... []

Google Adds Place Review and Public Transport for Android Maps 5.5 - Posted June 1, 2011
The Google Maps team has released a version of the Maps for Android, they are now up to version 5.5. The new release adds redesigned Transit schedules and Place details pages as well as the option to e... []

YouTube Blocking Pay Per View Service On Jailbroken Androids - Posted June 1, 2011
Last month YouTube beefed up their on demand movie service with over 3,000 new movie rentals, but if you want to watch pay-per-view content on YouTube from your jailbroken Android you'll be sorely disappointed. According to... []

Pac-Man and Plants vs. Zombies For Free, Oh My! - Posted June 1, 2011
Amazon's strategy for it's Android AppStore is obvious, they want Android users to check out the store every day, and they do so by providing a free app each day. The apps Amazon provides premium paid Android apps, and even premier launches, like yesterday's free app, Plants vs. Zombies. Today's free... []

Sprint Bundling The Green Hornet 3D Movie with HTC EVO 3D Android Phone This Summer - Posted May 31, 2011
You don't have to buy a 3D TV to see the Green Hornet movie in 3D if you buy an HTC EVO 3D Android-powered smartphone from Sprint this summer. Sprint announced "The Green Hornet 3D" movie will be bundled with the phone on a microSD card included with the phone. ... []

Is the U.S. Nearing a Smartphone Saturation Point? - Posted May 31, 2011
CNN Fortune notes that Android's amazing rise in marketshare over the past year have come to the point where it will not widen its lead over Apple's iOS (iPhone and iPad). Nielsen: Android's lead ... []

Springpad Notetaking App Enhanced for Android Honeycomb Tablets - Posted May 31, 2011
Springpad, the free note taking web service and mobile app provider, announced app support for the Android powered Nook Color last week. They are not leaving out Google's flagship Android version for the tabl... []

Contapps Is A Social Network Centric Phonebook For Android - Posted May 27, 2011
While the stock Android Contacts app integrates Facebook status updates with contact information, you will need a third party app if you want to integrate other social networks like Twitter with contacts on an Android phone. Contapps is an alternate phone book app for Android phones t... []

Get Organized for the Summer with Springpad on a Nook Color eReader - Posted May 27, 2011
While Springpad (found at is sometimes compared to the better known Evernote web service and app family, it has its own unique set of features that may have you using it in addition to Evernote. Springpad can, for example associate multiple objects (notes, photos, link... []

Get Rewarded for Just Walking into a BestBuy with Shopkick on Your iPhone or Android Phone - Posted May 27, 2011
Want to get rewarded for just walking into a BestBuy store? Just install the free ShopKick app for your iPhone or Android phone and walk into a BestBuy. An inaudible sound emitted from a device in the store confirms with the Shopkick app on your device that you are in the... []

Only 0.1% of Android Paid Apps Sell More Than 50,000 Copies - Posted May 27, 2011
Commenting on Microsoft's Windows Phone app pricing strategy earlier today, I wrote The mental baseline price for iPhone apps is somewhere between free and $1.99. For Android users, the baseline is simply free. ... []

Gear Up For Grilling Season With The Omaha Steak App - Posted May 26, 2011
The U.S. Memorial Day holiday is only three days away, and for many it marks the beginning of summer and related activities like grilling. Omaha Steak has released apps for the iPhone and Android phones that ... []

Google Announces Mobile Payment System: Google Wallet - Posted May 26, 2011
Ever since Google launched the Samsung Nexus S that has a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, there has been speculation about whether Google would have a mobile payment system. Today in partnership with Citi, Mastercard, First Data, and Sprint, ... []

Information Rich Honeycomb Widgets a Win for Android Tablets - Posted May 26, 2011
I've beem using a WiFi-only Motorola Xoom for about a week now (14-day review unit loan courtesy of Motorola's PR firm). It is the first Honeycomb device (the Xoom runs Android OS 3.1) that I've used. Honeycomb really is quite different from Android OS for smartphones. It took a while for... []

XDA Developers Provide Netflix Build That Installs On More Android Phones - Posted May 25, 2011
Netflix recently became available for Android phones, but unfortunately, it is only available for five different phones. If you have a phone other than the HTC Incredible, HTC Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, HTC G2, and Samsung Ne... []

My First Day Of Putting The HTC Flyer To Work - Posted May 25, 2011
Yesterday I received the HTC Flyer, which is a new Android tablet that Best Buy has just started selling in the United States. Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Flyer has a seven inch screen and does not run the tablet-optimized... []

Google Maps 5.5 for Android Lets You Check-in & Rate Places - Posted May 25, 2011
Google updated Maps for Android by adding the ability to check-in and rate a place from Maps itself. Check-ins and rating places get easier with Google Maps 5.5 for Android This update also lets you adjust ... []

Newsr for Honeycomb Tablets: Free, Simple, Efficient Google Reader App - Posted May 25, 2011
Google Reader on the desktop lets me quickly browse through dozens of RSS feeds and hundreds of feed items. I've been looking for a mobile app that lets me quickly take a pass at these RSS feeds on a phone or tablet for a long time. None of them, including Google's... []

The Google Music Experience on an Android Honeycomb Tablet - Posted May 25, 2011
The Google Music service launched as in a limited beta test mode during Google I/O earlier this month. My invitation finally came through yesterday and I tested in on a Motorola Xoom tablet with Honeycomb (Android OS 3.1). Google provides a reasonably large collection of songs from a wide variety of music... []

Scam Alert: Tiny Wings on Android is Not the Real Deal - Posted May 25, 2011
Android gamers were over joyed to find out that the popular iPhone game Tiny Wings has made its way onto the Android platform, however this bliss was short lived after the early downloaders of the game started making angry comments on online forums that the game is not the real deal... []

TweetComb: A Sweet Twitter App for Android Honeycomb Tablets - Posted May 25, 2011
As far as I can tell there is only one Twitter app designed specifically for Android OS 3.x (Honeycomb) tablet devices. Fortunately, it is a very good app and I don't fee the need to look for anything else. TweetComb If you use... []

Barnes & Noble Announces A New Nook With Touchscreen and Social Media Integration - Posted May 24, 2011
When Barnes & Noble first announced the Nook, I decided it was the eReader for me because of its versatility. The fact that it is buit on a standard operating system, Android, and has expandable storage, means there are less constraints on the device. While I have been a happy owner... []

The HTC Flyer's Social Media Integration - Posted May 24, 2011
Today I received a new toy, the H... []

Nook Color Getting Traction: Evernote Update Targets It - Posted May 24, 2011
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color ereader became a full-fledged Android tablet with its recent firmware update. And, it has apparently gained enough traction to attract Evernote's attention. The latest update for Evernote includes an improvement specific to the Nook. ... []

News360 App for Android Tablets Available Today - Posted May 24, 2011
Android tablets do not have a lot of apps designed for their bigger displays (when compared to Android smartphones). Today, a new app specifically designed for tablets running Android Honeycomb (OS 3.x): News360. News360 is already available for the Apple iPad and has remarkable average customer rating of 5-stars (out of... []

Facebook, Twitter, Email & More in Android OS 3.1 Tablet Status Update Window - Posted May 24, 2011
One of the first things I noticed when I started using the Motorola Droid in late 2009 was that its pull-down notices at the top of the display provided a lot more information than what I saw on an iPhone. The push-up notices from the bottom of Android tablet displays are... []

New Lady Gaga Album for 99 Cents on Amazon. An Extra Win for Android Users - Posted May 24, 2011
Amazon lured Android users to their new Android App Store by offering Angry Birds Rio for free. Now, Amazon is simultaneously taking on iTunes and Google Music (which is still in private beta) by offering the new album from Lady Gaga for 99 cents. ... []

INQ's Facebook Phone Expanding To Include Foursquare - Posted May 23, 2011
We first heard about the INQ Cloud Touch smartphone, which is tightly integrated with Facebook, back last February. Our Readers in the United Kingdom are able to buy it now from The Carphone Warehouse. Today ... []

Music WithMe Brings Music Sharing To Android - Posted May 23, 2011
Ever since I discovered MSN Messenger's ability to post what song you are playing with Windows Media Player, I have been attracted to the ability to share what music I am playing via instant messaging and social networking. Perhaps the desire to share music comes from wanting to be a disc... []

Amazon App Of The Day Reminders - Posted May 23, 2011
Last week I wrote about Tweetcaster, which was the free app of the day from Amazon. The quality of free apps make it worthwhile to check Amazon's app store every day to see if you are interested in that day's free app. O... []

Enable A Rooted Nook Color To Watch Video From Hulu - Posted May 20, 2011
Todd has written in the past about his impressions with the Nook Color that was rooted to run a full version of Android. Even though Barnes and Noble recently released an update to the Nook Color that increased the functionality of the device beyond an eReader, you are still limited to... []

Google Improves Maps For Mobile Web Browsers - Posted May 20, 2011
Google has released an update to the mobile web version of their Maps app that puts it on par with the capabilities of the desktop web version. You access the mobile web version of Google Maps ... []

Speed Up Data Entry On Android Phones - Posted May 19, 2011
While the I like the stock Android keyboard, I still find it difficult to use to type thinks like email addresses. I recently discovered an app called Auto Text Keyboard that automatically expands pre-defined shortcuts into complete words. Now, i... []

Secure Online File Storage For Smartphones With Wuala - Posted May 19, 2011
Regular readers of this web site will know that I am a big fan of Dropbox, mainly because it is integrated with many of the smartphone and tablet apps that I regularly use. Unfortunately, Dropbox has recently been receiving bad press over the security of user files ... []

PayPal Mobile Check Cashing Comes To Android - Posted May 18, 2011
While Visa and Mastercard are racing to implement mobile payment solutions and Google slowly builds support for Near Field Communications (NFC), PayPal is continuing to add new services to its already existing mobile payment capability. Android users who have ... []

Android Market Now Has App Filtering Based On Rating - Posted May 17, 2011
Last week Google released several changes to the web version of the Android Market, but what may have been overlooked is a change that has been made to the Android Market app that now ... []

Nook Color App Downloads Provides Evidence Of Transformation To Tablet - Posted May 16, 2011
According to Barnes & Noble, 1 million applications were downloaded to the Nook Color during the first week of the store's availability. While that number of downloads pales in comparison to the 10 billion apps downloaded to iOS devices, I think it indicates good popularity... []

Wireless Mobile Storage To Carry More Media - Posted May 16, 2011
If you have a significant amount of pictures, music, or movies that you want to access with a tablet or smartphone, but your device is limited by the amount of storage it has, Seagate is providing an option to help you. ... []

MyWeather for iPhone/Android Forecasts Your Street, Not Just Your City - Posted May 16, 2011
Weather Central is looking to add some storm clouds to The Weather Channel's forecast with its launch of MyWeather and its companion apps for the iPhone... []

5 Little Known Diet Apps for Android That Don't Cost A Cent - Posted May 16, 2011
With all of the recent talk regarding The 17-Day Diet, we decided to take a look into finding the app for our readers. Unfortunately, we fell short, because they don't have one! However, don't be frustrated! Instead, we compiled a list of the Top 5 Free Litt... []

NetFlix Is Available Now On Select Android Phones - Posted May 12, 2011
Up until today one of the major apps not available on Android has been Netflix, but that is no longer the case as it is now available for select phones. The Android phones that can run the N... []

Twitter Announces New Mobile Web App - Posted May 11, 2011
Twitter has created a fair amount of controversy by being aggressive in either developing their own or purchasing third party mobile Twitter apps. Ironically, Twitter started by first developing mobile and desktop web apps, and frankly I primarily use the desktop web app to access Twitter from my... []

Google Improves The Android Market - Posted May 11, 2011
An often stated complaint about the Android Market is that it is too difficult to discover new apps. The issue lead to third party developers like AppBrain to provide apps that interface with the Android Market and provide more ways to view and discover apps in the market. Google, however, has... []

A Look At The New Android Music App - Posted May 11, 2011
Yesterday Google announced the beta testing for their cloud-based music service, which right now they are just calling "music beta". Along with the news about the service, Google released a new version of the Android Music app that they pushed to Android phones via the Android Market. While I don't currently... []

Mobile InfoApps Get Context Aware With Semantic Technologies - Posted May 11, 2011
Startup SemantiStar sees a place in the world of InfoApps for semantic technologies. InfoApps, as SemantiStar CEO Bill McDaniel explains them, present information to the user as needed, when, and in the manner in which they want it. They're generally are associated with the world of ... [AllTwitter]

Will Microsoft Use Skype To Compete With Google Voice? - Posted May 10, 2011
As we reported earlier today, Microsoft has announced that they are acquiring Skype. Articles on the acquisition on the Internet have range from claims ... []

Google Announces Movie Rentals And Music Service - Posted May 10, 2011
If Apple has set the standard for mobile technology, then Google crossed off two more items on their list of what they need to implement with their movie rental and music announcements made at the 2011 Google I/O conference. Movie rental is available now via the Android market, while ... []

Microsoft Announces Azure Cloud Services for Mobile Devices. Groupon Already on Board - Posted May 9, 2011
The Windows Azure Platform is part of Microsoft's cloud strategy. It is similar to Amazon's Web Services products to provide a virtual data center which includes everything from computational resources to database services to syncrhonization. Microsoft announced toolkits to let mobile... []

WatchESPN App Now Available On Android Devices - Posted May 9, 2011
Starting today, the WatchESPN App is now available on Android phone and tablet devices to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of their video subscription. The free App provides users with remote access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.... [SportsNewser]

Scan To Add A Facebook Friend On Android Phones - Posted May 6, 2011
Have you ever been at a social event and run into someone who you want to add as a friend on Facebook? You either have to remember to add them when you get home, or go through the process of adding them using a smartphone, which involves multiple steps. ... []

South Korean Police Raid Google's Office -- What Does It Mean to the U.S? - Posted May 6, 2011
How do consumers and the feds respond to potential privacy breaches on mobile phones? Depends on where you are. In the United States, lawmakers call for hearings, while ... []

Google Is Crowdsourcing Improvements To Maps - Posted May 5, 2011
Google has released version 5.4 of Maps for Android that includes three new features, storage of Map searches in the Google Web History associated with your account, inclusion of more details in the Pla... []

Goodreads Adds Book Sharing To Android - Posted May 5, 2011
Popular book discovery and sharing site Goodreads has released an Android app, bringing the ability to manage and share book information to Android phones. ... []

Speed Up Search With DuckDuckGo - Posted May 4, 2011
DuckDuckGo is a fast search engine that has a new Android app. DuckDuckGo speeds up the process of providing information that you are looking for by provid... []

ReQall Rover Location-based Android Assistant - Posted May 4, 2011
While I can do a lot of things with my smartphone, its main purpose is to make me more productive, which it does by enabling me to access a wealth of information on the Internet. The problem is that I have to seek out that information by loading different apps like... []

Thoughts About Android App Player for RIM PlayBook Tablet - Posted May 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_60787" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="BlackBerry PlayBook Android App Player"][/caption]What if you made a tablet based on an operating system that is not used on any other tablet and has very few apps available for it? If you are RIM and your tablet is the QNX based PlayBook, then yo... []

Is The Nook Color The Most Affordable Social Media Tablet? - Posted May 3, 2011
For many people the best Android tablet on the market today does not come from an obvious tablet maker such as Motorola or Asus, it comes from Barnes and Noble and is the Nook Color. Android is the underlying operating system of the Nook Color, but it is pretty much hidden... []

Batch Upload Photos And Video To Facebook From Android Phones - Posted May 2, 2011
I recently uploaded a batch of photos of my birthday to my Facebook account using Windows Live Photo Gallery on my PC. If I had taken those photos on my Android smartphone the process of uploading them directly from my phone would be very cumbersome with the Facebook app because it... []

How Are iPhone and Android Users Fighting Back Over Location-Sharing? - Posted May 2, 2011
Forget emails to Steve Jobs and blog ranting, iPhone and Android users are taking their privacy complaints straight to the courtroom. Two Michigan women have sued Google over location data collected by Android devices, just one week after fellow iPhone-maker Apple was named in a lawsuit citing privacy violations with... []

Turnabout: Crackle Video Stream Free Everywhere Except on Android - Posted May 2, 2011
I first noticed Crackle as a free channel available on the Roku streaming video accessory for TVs. It provides a relatively small but interesting library of TV, movies and original programming for free. The service is apparently supported by the commercial advertisements interspersed during video streaming. Crackle recently became available ... []

Tip from Qik to Prevent Chatroulette-like Encounters in Qik Video Connect for Android - Posted May 2, 2011
Do you remember Chatroulette? It was a web service that let pairs of webcam equipped strangers randomly connect to each other for video chats. While its original purpose was to let people have random video chats, the service was probably best known for its significant number of NSFW (not safe for... []

SeeClickFix Released For Android - Posted April 29, 2011
Crowdsourcing has been in the news this week with Apple explaining how it plans to collect traffic information via iPhones. The idea behind crowdsourcing is to distribute work across a large group of people. SeeClickFix is a combination of mobile apps and web site that has the purpose of pro... []

Shazam for Android: Unlimited Free Song Tagging for the Rest of 2011 - Posted April 29, 2011
Shazam lets you identify a song you are listening to, get lyrics, buy it and share it with friends. The free Shazam iPhone app is limited to 5 song Tags per month (unless you installed it before November 2009). A $5.99 in-app purchases gives you unlimited tagging. Android users, however, can get... []

HBO GO Streaming Video App for Android & iOS Available. Works Over 3G/4G - Posted April 29, 2011
Engadget reports that HBO has released its own streaming video apps for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad). Both apps are free. However, you need to be an HBO cable service subscriber in order to access the content. HBO Go hits iOS and Android, free fo... []

7 Things I Learned About Apps At AppNation - Posted April 29, 2011
AppNationSF brought together some great minds in the mobile space to assess the current app ecosystem and relay best practices to the audience to help them succeed. The overall take away was that product quality is of the utmost importance and that brands and indie developers alike should test what works... []

Possibly 60% of Xoom Tablets Shipped May Still Be Sitting on Shelves - Posted April 29, 2011
Earlier this week I commented on an analyst's estimate that only 25,000 to 120,000 Motorola Xoom Android tablets had been sold. Are Android Tablets a "Bag of Hurt" Too? Maybe Not During the first week of April, I wrote: ... []

Android Users Don't Buy Apps. More Free Apps Appearing - Posted April 29, 2011
While Android smartphone sales were strong in 2010 and continue to be in 2011, the same cannot be said about paid Android apps. Despite its huge sales, Android app revenue is a tiny single digit percentage of Apple iOS app revenue. ... []

Google Announces Android Video And Voice Chat, Along With A Twitter Puzzle Challenge - Posted April 28, 2011
Confirming a leak earlier this week, Google today announced that Android 2.3.4 includes Google Talk voice and video chat. The Android 2.3.4 upgrade will be pushed over-the-air to Nexus S and Nexus One phones ... []

Google Docs for Android: Limited Functionality. Big App Size - Posted April 28, 2011
Google released a free Android app that accesses files stored in Google Docs. Introducing the new Google Docs app for Android When you search for "Google Docs" in the Andoid Market, it is, ironically, the second result hit. The first h... []

Qik Video Connect for Android Released. Plus Version for iPhone Free This Week Only - Posted April 28, 2011
Qik released a new version of Qik for Android with a new name: Qik Video Connect. See what you're missing with new Qik Video Connect apps (Qik blog) Two Qik Video Connect users can carry on a live video chat. Live video can be shared via Facebook and Twitter too. Qik claims that... []

Square Now has Visa in its Corner - Posted April 28, 2011
Square has a brilliantly simple business service producct and Visa (the credit card company) took notice. Visa Makes A Strategic Investment In Disruptive Mobile Payments Startup Square (TechCrunch) Square provi... []

SocialCamera for Android: Interesting. But Install Size is a Deal Breaker - Posted April 28, 2011
Apple introduced a simple to use face recognition for photographs feature in its iPhoto for Mac OS X a few years ago. It made its way into the iPhone's photo app a while later. Google provides face recognition for its desktop and web-based Picasa photo management products. But, face recognition is... []

Viewdle SocialCamera Automatically Tags Pictures - Posted April 27, 2011
If you upload photos to Facebook or Flickr, you are probably familiar with the ability to tag your friends that are in the photos. The process involves uploading the photos to the service, then logging on to the service using a desktop computer to tag the photos. Viewd... []

Twicca Twitter App For Android - Posted April 27, 2011
Twicca is a new Twitter app for Android phones, which is currently in beta and available in the Android market. It is very visually appealing, and has more setting options than any Twitter app that I have seen on an Android phone. However, Twicca does ... []

SugarSync Adds Automatic Synchronization To Android - Posted April 26, 2011
A new version of the SugarSync Android app that automatically synchronizes photos and other files is now available in the Android Market. If you... []

Is The Dogfighting App Acceptable? Michael Vick and Humane Society Say No - Posted April 26, 2011
A new app for the Android is stirring up controversy, and a once unlikely alliance is leading the cause to have the game removed. Dog Wars, a mobile app that is just what it sounds like, in which users fight dogs, has come under heated resistance led by reformed Philadelphia Eagles... []

NBC News VP Mark Lukasiewicz Touts The Royal Wedding by NBC News App - Posted April 25, 2011
NBC News vice president of specials and digital media Mark Lukasiewicz touted the network's The Royal Wedding by NBC News app, as well as Twitter account @RoyalWedding, in... [TVNewser]

Steve Jobs Chimes In, Via Email, on Smartphone Tracking - Posted April 25, 2011
How do you solve a privacy breach like smartphone location tracking? If you're a Member of Congress, you very publicly tweet, send a ... []

Facebook Smartphone Updates Make It Easier To Find Friends - Posted April 22, 2011
Facebook has released updates to their Android and iPhone apps that make it easier to find friends. The apps use email addresses in the phone's contacts to search for potential friends who are on Face... []

Brands Should Create Long Term Experiences On Mobile Platforms - Posted April 22, 2011
Brands that can figure out a cohesive strategy on mobile will proposer for long times to come. For this piece I had a chance to speak with digital agency Ubermind about trends they are noticing in this space. More after the jump. Established in 1999 in Seattle, Ubermind has been quite a... []

Skyfire Browser 4.0 for Android Brings Tighter Facebook & Twitter Integration + $3 Charge for Video Optimization (except for Verizon Customers) - Posted April 22, 2011
Skyfire provides an alternative browser for Android that is available for free in the Android Market. Skyfire 4.0 The latest release (4.0.0) is a major one that provides simpler access to Facebook and Twitter. Skyfire provides dedicated buttons for these two social netw... []

Got A Story To Tell? Tell It With Broadcastr - Posted April 21, 2011
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets can connect real life with the virtual world of social networks by incorporating location into what we share. A good example of this is Broadcastr, which is a new social media site that associates audio recordin... []

Smartphone Growth In Mobile Gaming Continues - Posted April 21, 2011
Mobile gaming is just one of the many ways that smartphones are taking over as our primary computing device. Engadget reports on data from Flurry analytics that shows iOS and Android devices increasing their share of the money spent on portable games. ... []

Evernote Adds Sharing To Android App - Posted April 20, 2011
Last week Evernote released an update to their Windows app that added the ability to share notes on Facebook and Twitter. Evernote has now released an update to their Android app that ... []

Five Chuckle-Worthy Media Moments in Atlas Shrugged - Posted April 20, 2011
Apparently, the future will be devoid of social media. I saw Atlas Shrugged over the weekend, the movie adapt... []

Android Skype User Data Could Be Accessed By Malware - Posted April 18, 2011
You may recall that back last month there was an issue of 21 apps containing malware in the Android Market that were eventually removed by Google. Google even executed their ability to remove the apps from phones of people who unwittingly installed the apps. If you had Skype installed on your... []

Warning: Skype Android App Security Flaw Revealed - Posted April 18, 2011
If you're a Skype Android app user, take a deep breath; your security may be compromised. Skype has confirmed that a flaw in their Android app may allow hackers access to confidential information via third party applications. Late last week, independent Android specialist Justin Case at was trying out a l... []

Top 5 Apps for a Very 'Appy' Easter - Posted April 18, 2011
Easter Sunday is hopping upon us quickly, with just days left for you to plan that perfect menu, dye those two dozen eggs, remember why you bought that 10lb chocolate bunny, and do it all without forgetting the reason for the season. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't. There's an app... []

Android Tablets Floundering Now. But, Wait Until They Get a Second Wind - Posted April 18, 2011
There were questions last year about how many Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablets were actually sold to customers as compared to the several million that were shipped to vendors. More recently, there have been questions about how many Motorola Xoom tablets have sold. Indications are, "not many". Samsung's Galaxy Tab was... []

App To Provide Privacy Controls To Android - Posted April 15, 2011
Smartphones create a security and privacy challenge because they are always connected to the Internet and carried everywhere, which means that we need be worried about what happens if the phone falls in the wrong hands and whether the information we have on the phone is being disclosed without our knowledge.... []

Why Fast Mobile Browsers Matter - Posted April 15, 2011
It may seem like ancient history, but the iPhone first appeared only four years ago, and when it first shipped users could not install apps on it. When he first announced the iPhone, Steve Jobs said we didn't need apps because there were... []

Google Translates More Languages - Posted April 15, 2011
When we think of social apps for smartphones, apps like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare and more come to mind. You probably don't think of an app like Google Translate as a social app, but it is in that it enables users to interact with others who speak a language other than... []

Android Works with LinkedIn - Posted April 15, 2011
It's official that LinkedIn works with Android and is now available for download in the Google Apps Marketplace and the LinkedIn Web site. The app takes LinkedIn web site capabilities and brings the functionality to the smartphone. The product involves a home screen with links to six modules: Updates, Connections, Invitations, Search,... []

Buy TweetCaster Pink for Android & Support Breast Cancer Awareness (Feel Your Boobies Foundation) - Posted April 15, 2011
Handmark's TweetCaster Twitter app for Android is a good Twitter client. In fact, I use the free version on my Android phone. If you are not poor and cheap thrifty like me, are looking for a good Twitter client for your Android phone and have $10 buring a hole in your... []

Adobe Flash 10.1beta for Android in 2010? Underwhelming? Flash 10.2 for Android in 2011? - Posted April 15, 2011
There's a saying that the more things change the more things stay the same. Case in point? Adobe Flash for Android. Last may I wrote about Flash 10.1 beta for Android OS 2.2 phones. Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta for Android OS 2.2 an Unde... []

Did Android's App Revenue Really Jump from 4.7% in 2010 to 36% in 2011? - Posted April 15, 2011
All Things Digital's Ina Fried points to a report by Millenial Media that says Apple's iOS apps accounted for 47% of app revenues while Android account for 36% Android Provides More Eyeballs to Advertisers, While iPhone Offers Most Revenue to App Creators, Study Finds It isn't surprising that iOS apps account for more... []

LinkedIn Explains Why its Android App Can't be Installed to an SD Card - Posted April 15, 2011
One of biggest complaints about Android's app story is how many large apps do not allow themselves to be installed on an SD card. This takes up the valuable limited system memory on my Android phone and limits the number of apps that can be installed. Here are a couple of... []

Android App Direct Carrier Billing Now Available to Sprint Customers - Posted April 14, 2011
Buying an Android app through Google's Android Market is not a simple matter in parts of the world that do not use credit cards the way we do in the U.S. That's what Google tells us in this announcement about the new Carrier Billing options for the Android Market. ... []

Manufacturer & Carrier Branding in the Android Market App - Posted April 14, 2011
Engadget notes that Sony Ericsson has its own channel for its Android phones in Google's Android Market. The article's author also notes that the "My Apps" section that lists apps installed on your device has been moved off of the main Market page. ... []

Eye-Fi Direct Mode About To Be Available - Posted April 13, 2011
Back in January the makers of the Eye-Fi WiFi-enabled Secure Digital cards announced that they will be adding the ability to directly transfer pictures from cameras to mobile devices later this year. We now know the feature be available on a new 8 G... []

Skype for Android with Video Call Support for HTC Thunderbolt is Unofficial - Posted April 13, 2011
Skype is, by far, the dominant Voice over IP (or Voice over Network) player in the world. Perhaps because of their dominance, Skype has make some logic defying decisions in recent years. For example, Skype for Android was initially only available for Verizon Android phones in the U.S. Skype completely removed... []

AutoCAD WS Available for iOS Now, Available for Android Soon - Posted April 13, 2011
There are a lot of people who pigeon hole tablets as consumer devices. And yet, we see products moving from the professional and enterprise settings to tablets and smartphones on a nearly daily basis. The latest is from the maker of AutoCAD, Autodesk. ... []

Manage Information Overload On Android With my6Sense - Posted April 12, 2011
Today there are more sources for information than ever before, presenting a challenge of how to keep on top of it all. I recently learned about an Android app called my6Sense that attempts to help manage information overload. What makes my6Sense unique is that it identifies the information it thinks is... []

Android is its Own Worst Enemy in Promoting App Installation & Use - Posted April 11, 2011
Android currently rules the smartphone device world in marketshare and projected growth. And, while Android's app count has grown to be nearly as large as the iOS (iPhone & iPad) market, app sales revenue is tiny compared to what is seen in the iOS market. Amazon's recenlty launched Appstore for Android may... []

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android Honeycomb Tablet for $450. Priced Low Enough? - Posted April 11, 2011
I've been writing for many months that tablet computers need to be more than simply better than the iPad. The iPad has first mover advantage as well as a immense and rich app market. To compete with the iPad a tablet needs to be both better and cheaper. No one seems... []

Using Feedly To Create A Personal News Hub - Posted April 11, 2011
Twitter's tremendous growth and active user base means breaking news stories to the web has become easier than ever. But when this is juxtaposed with information from mainstream media sources, keeping up with the latest news around a particular topic can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, the team at DevHD has... [10,000 Words]

Google Hotpot Folded into Google Places - Posted April 11, 2011
Do you remember Google Wave? It was, um, well, that's the problem. Most of us never quite figured out what it was and what it was supposed to do for us. Google pulled its plug less than a year after it became widely available. It is now an Apache Open Source... []

Open Is Relative - Posted April 8, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Google announced that they were not releasing the source code for Android 3.0, code named Honeycomb. The news lead to a range of speculation about what Google was doing and whether they were having second thoughts about releasing Android as ... []

Social Times' Top Stories Of The Week - April 8, 2011 - Posted April 8, 2011
I don't know about any of you, but I think it's time for some lunch. Before you go, glance over the headlines below. For the golfers out there, take a look at David Cohen's and Tee Up Masters Live for information regarding one of the PGA's biggest to... []

T-Mobile G2x Dual-core Android Phone: 8mpixel Camera, Dual-core, No NFC, No Gingerbread - Posted April 8, 2011
New iPhone models only appear once a year. But, new Android phones appear, its seems, several times a month. The T-Mobile G2x was announced last month and BGR reports that it will be available to order next week on April 15 for $199.99 (no-contract price is $499.99). ... []

Gartner & IDC Agree About Mobile Marketshare in 2015 but Disagree About 2011 - Posted April 8, 2011
In March, I took a look at IDC;s mobile platform forecast for 2015 and was fascinated by their prediction that Windows Phone would be the second largest in marketshare. In 2015: Android Rules, Symbian is Gone, iPhone is Flat, & Windows Ph... []

Chrome OS (not Android) Tablet Resurfaces. Will Google Tablet (Android vs. Chrome OS) Ensue? - Posted April 8, 2011
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt famously said last year that: Chrome OS is for keyboards, Android is for touch (The Next Web & many other reports). So, what is this that CNET is reporting about a keyboardless tabl... []

LinkedIn for Android: Free, Fast, Functional & (mostly) Stable - Posted April 8, 2011
LinkedIn, the Facebook for business people, released a free app for Android phones LinkedIn for Android: Ready for Business The app's main screen provides easy access to six main features: - Updates: What your contacts are sharing - Connections: Who you are connected to - I... []

My Nexus S Is Sick And Your's Might Catch What It Has - Posted April 7, 2011
It started one morning when I picked up my Samsung Nexus S after leaving it to charge up overnight. I pressed the on button and nothing happened, the screen was completely blank, and the only way I could get the phone to power on was to pull out the battery and... []

More Angry Bird Updates In The Next Two Months - Posted April 6, 2011
Another holiday is only weeks away, so you know what that means, right? That's right, another release of Angry Birds is imminent. In a tweet Rovio said that a new version of Angry Birds seasons will be released for Easter, which I take to mea... []

HootSuite Acquires Firefox Add-On TwitterBar - Posted April 6, 2011
Keeping social media management efficient and fun usually means keeping an eye out for ways to save clicks and keystrokes. HootSuite today announced its acquisition of TwitterBar. Rebranded HootBar and available for immediate download, this add-on for th... []

Nuance To Close Down Jott - Posted April 5, 2011
Back in 2006, before smartphones became really popular, a service called Jott was developed to make regular cell phones smarter. You dialed a toll free number, waited for a prompt that said, "Who do you want... []

fring Beta Permits 4-way Mobile Video Calls. But, Not to Skype or Facetime - Posted April 5, 2011
For some reason, most phones sold in the U.S. did not have front-facing cameras until recently. So, mobile video calls are still a novelty here. These calls are one-to-one over services like Apple's Facetime. fring just announced a beta release of a multi-party video call system. 1st ever Group Video - Now... []

Angry Birds Rio Blasts Pass 10 Million Downloads In 10 Days On iPhone and Android - Posted April 5, 2011
Rovio is on a roll of its life, the developer of Angry Birds has tweeted that Angry Birds Rio, the latest version of the game has crossed 10 million downloads in merely 10 days after its release on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Rovio had the following to say ... []

Google Maps for Android 5.3: See Where Google Thinks You've Been - Posted April 5, 2011
If you use Google Latitude, you have always been able to see where's you've been using the little known Google Latitude Dashboard found at: It shows you where you've recently been, airplane trips (take offs and landings), time at work vs.home vs. ou... []

Would You Run Android Apps On A PC? - Posted April 4, 2011
While companies like Motorola and Asus have been working to make Android smartphones and tablets look and act like PCs by providing support for notebook size docks, BlueStacks has been working to bring Android to desktop and notebook PCs. ... []

Developers Say Android is a Mess: Fragmented, No App Visibility, Revenue Issues - Posted April 4, 2011
Google's Android mobile operating system is sitting on top of the mobile world. After sitting on the sidelines since its October 2008 introduction, Motorola's Droid gave Android a much needed second chance when it launched and quickly captured the public's attention and cash in November 2009. However, as Nokia, Palm, RIM,... []

Cloud Drive Could Lead To Amazon MP3 Habit - Posted March 31, 2011
Since Amazon's launch on Tuesday Amazon's Cloud Drive, I've spent more time and money with Amazon's MP3 store tha... []

Google TV Remote App Now Available for Apple Devices - Posted March 18, 2011
Google TV announced that its Google TV Remote app is now available for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPods running iOs 3 or higher, joining the Android app, which debuted in December... [WebNewser -]

Android Update Might Include More Secure Facebook - Posted March 15, 2011
The newest upgrade for the Android mobile phone includes secure socket layer security, which might mean greater security for Facebook users. We're trying to determine whether this addition of SSL suffices as a way to prevent hackers from ... [AllFacebook]

Android Twitter Users and Their Love/Hate for Plume - Posted March 2, 2011
Ever since Twitter asked LevelUp Studios to change the name of their popular Twitter app from Touiteur to some... [AllTwitter]

CNN App for Android Honeycomb Tablets Now Available via Android Market - Posted February 24, 2011
CNN announced the launch of its CNN App for the Android Honeycomb tablet platform, available free-of-charge via the Android Market. As the cable news network ... [WebNewser -]

Twitter for Android Fully Redesigned, Now Available - Posted February 10, 2011
Twitter released its official Android app with a completely redesigned interface today, after previewing the app to 25 followers of @TwiterGlobalPR earlier this week. T... [TVSpy]

Twitter for Android Fully Redesigned, Now Available - Posted February 10, 2011
Twitter released its official Android app with a completely redesigned interface today, after previewing the app to 25 followers of @TwiterGlobalPR earlier this week. T... [10,000 Words]

Twitter for Android Fully Redesigned, Now Available - Posted February 10, 2011
Twitter released its official Android app with a completely redesigned interface today, after previewing the app to 25 followers of @TwiterGlobalPR earlier this week. T... [AllTwitter]

Experience Super Bowl XLV in 3-D, 360 Degrees, with App from USA Today, Junaio - Posted February 3, 2011
USA Today is covering Super Bowl XLV in 3-D and in 360 degrees, and its readers with Android or iPhone devices can take the field by downloading a free app from Junaio... [WebNewser -]

Artistic App from The Boston Globe - Posted February 3, 2011
The Boston Globe teamed up with illustrator Edel Rodriguez and ani... [WebNewser -]

CNN Readying App for Android Tablets - Posted February 2, 2011
Lost among the hoopla over that other news app that launched Wednesday, CNN announced that it will launch a CNN App for Android-powered tablets. The announcement was made at Google's press event Wednesday at its headquarters in Mountain Vi... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Foodspotting Serves Up Zagat Integration, Beta Android App - Posted January 3, 2011
Foodspotting co-founder Soraya Darabi spoke with founder an... [WebNewser -]

Top Startup Trends of 2010 - Posted December 28, 2010
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foursquare for Android Adds Photos, Comments - Posted December 23, 2010
The Android update promised earlier this week h... [WebNewser -]

Photos, Comments Check In at foursquare - Posted December 20, 2010
Photos and comments can now be added to check-ins on location based mobile app foursquare via the iPhone and, with an update for the Android operating system to be released later this week, the company announced on its blog. From the post: Comments m... [WebNewser -]

WSJ: Pandora Steals Your Info - Posted December 20, 2010
More than half of the smart phone apps tested by the Wall Street Journal found that they were sending users personal information such as location, age, gender, and a phone's unique iden... [WebNewser -]

LinkedIn for Android Beta Version Released - Posted December 16, 2010
LinkedIn announced the release of the beta version of LinkedIn for An... [WebNewser -]

Top 10 Twitter Trends of 2010: BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Was No. 1 - Posted December 13, 2010
Twitter analyzed the approximately 25 billion Tweets sent so far in 2010 and found that BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the top trend for the year. The complete list, from the ... [WebNewser -]

Next Issue Media to Debut in Early 2011, But Only for Android - Posted November 11, 2010
"Hulu for Magazines" is coming in early 2011, b... [WebNewser -]

Flash-Capable Mobile Browser Makes $1 Million in a Weekend - Posted November 10, 2010
Cross-platform mobile web browser SkyFire has earned nearly $1 million over a single weekend after it's appearance on Apple's iOS app store. SkyFire... [WebNewser -]

WSJ Tablet Edition App for Android Now Available - Posted November 10, 2010
Users of Android tablets can now take a walk down Wall Street, as The Wall Street Journal announced the release of its Wall Street Journal Tablet Edition app for that platform. The app is a... [WebNewser -]

Twitter for Android Updated - Posted November 4, 2010
Twitter rolled out an update of its app for devices with Android 2.1 and higher, with improvements including a Tweet details page, better speed, pull to refresh, swipe to reveal, and the option to quote Tweets. Product manager for mobile ... [WebNewser -]

Apple, Google Face Off Over Mobile Payments Startup - Posted November 2, 2010
Apple and Google are headed for a showdown over mobile payments startup BOKU, according to reports. The two tech giants are both in private talks with the San Francisco-based company about ... [WebNewser -]

Google Android Chief Andy Rubin Tweets Tweak at Apple CEO Steve Jobs - Posted October 19, 2010
What better way to break in a cobweb-covered Twitter account then to take a poke at your biggest rival. As reported by ... [WebNewser -]

SOA REST Cloud Computing RIA Android SOAPUI Expert Rohit Bharadwaj to speak at ... - (press release) - Posted October 18, 2010
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Android Devices Get Some Crackle from Sony - Posted October 11, 2010
Crackle, the streaming-video portal from Sony, can now snap and pop on Android devices, as two apps were released ... [WebNewser -] College Network Releases Free GameTracker Apps for Android, BlackBerry - Posted October 11, 2010 College Network launched 190 free mobile GameTracker apps covering 95 NCAA colleges and ... [WebNewser -]

Evri launches vertical content discovery apps for iPhone, Android - Fiercemobilecontent - Posted October 1, 2010
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Bloomberg Rolls Out Android App - Posted September 30, 2010
Bloomberg added the Android platform to its arsenal of apps, releasing an app that allows users of Android devices to access news and market data, track customizable portfolios, a... [WebNewser -] for iPhone Gets an Overhaul - Posted September 17, 2010
Live video streamer followed the release of its Android app earlier this month with Thursday's rollout of an updated version of for iPhone, which enables iPhone 4 and iPhone 3 GS users to broadcast live v... [WebNewser -]

Atigeo: Interview with Chief Scientist Dr. Oliver "Olly" Downs - Posted June 17, 2010
— TONY SHAW, OLIVER (OLLY) DOWNS Tony Shaw: Hi Olly, so to get us started, could you give me a high-level overview of what Atigeo does? Olly Downs: Absolutely. Atigeo’s platform, xPatterns, enables enterprises to derive insights from large, disparate sources of unstructured data. In doing so, we’ve taken two approaches toward how our... []

Evri Absorbs Twine, Goes Mobile for Tech News on Android Phones - Xconomy - Posted May 17, 2010
Evri Absorbs Twine, Goes Mobile for Tech News on Android PhonesXconomy The semantic technology involves trying to understand the meaning of search queries, and drawing connections between online entities like people, places, ...... []

Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications - Posted April 5, 2010
When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about... []

Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications - Posted April 5, 2010
When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about... []