Month: May 2012

Facebook® smartphone may come by 2013

Facebook is being reported to launch its own smartphone by next year. The newly public social networking giant looks to boost its revenue in the mobile Internet market by releasing a smartphone of its own. How Facebook is going to launch smartphone Facebook has hired more than half a dozen software and hardware engineers who have the experience of working on Apple’s bestselling iPhone, and one engineer who has iPad experience, reported New York Times, citing employees and other unnamed sources. The company has also expanded a group working on a partnership with Taiwan’s HTC to create a smartphone code-named “Buffy” – a project first unveiled last year by technology blog All Things Digital. What Facebook has to say on launch of smartphone The social networking giant refused to comment on this. Facebook neither confirmed nor denied the report. “Our mobile strategy is simple: We think every mobile device is better if it is deeply social,” it said in a statement e-mailed to AFP. If you wish to read the complete story, click here. News source: New York...

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Nokia® Lumia 900 Batman edition smartphone coming to UK

The Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 900 will go into Batman-mode for the UK citizens this week. The Nokia Dark Knight Rises Lumia 900 Windows Phone is expected to arrive in the UK on June 1st. Features of Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 900 special edition According to Pocket-lint, the special edition of this Windows Phone 7-powered smartphone will be available in black color and have the Batman logo laser etched into the polycarbonate body of the handset. Besides the branded logo, you get limited-edition packaging, the official Dark Knight Rises movie app, character wallpapers and ringtones. It comes with a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display. How you can book Nokia Lumia 900 Batman edition Nokia has not disclosed how limited the new smartphone will be. But according to Pocket-lint, there won’t be many – so if you are interested, you need to be quick to book your smartphone. Click here to pre-order Nokia Lumia 900 Batman edition. With your pre-order you also receive 12 months of free unlimited Wi-Fi and free cinema tickets to The Dark Knight Rises. After UK, the new phone is expected to go on sale in Germany, France and a few other European destinations in the coming weeks. News and image source:...

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Share photos in a snap with Facebook® camera app

Popular social networking platform Facebook has announced the release of its Facebook Camera photo application for iPhone. The app allows Facebook users to share many pictures simultaneously instead of having to post them one at a time to the social network. How Facebook camera app works The Facebook camera app works similar to Instagram, which has been acquired recently by the social networking platform, but through a different interface. Once the user signs in, the app offers news feed which only contains photos, alongside a camera/photo upload ‘quick-menu’ across the top. A tap on the top menu expands it to full screen, at which point the user can scroll through all his photos. From there, the user can either take a new picture, or select one or many to upload on its Facebook profile. The Facebook camera app also allows the users to make basic edits to the photos such as filtering, cropping, adding tags, etc. The user can comment on, tag, or ‘Like’ photos, but the app does not yet allow the user to save photos taken by others. Secondly, there is no option for uploading video on Facebook profile as well for time being. From where to get the Facebook camera app If you wish to install this photo sharing app on your iPhone, you can grab it from Apple’s App Store. For more details on Facebook...

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A social networking app for the dying – My Last Wish

My Last Wish is a social networking mobile application that has been developed to help dying people get in touch with others who have similar hopes and ambitions which they wish to achieve before they die. The free to download social networking app, which has been developed by a software company called White Lotus Corporation, is available in Apple’s App Store. An Android version of the mobile app is under development and will be rolled out soon. Objective behind the mobile app According to the developer company’s official website, My Last Wish app is “a social networking application to make friendship with those unknown people from corners of the world with different ethnicity, culture, traditions, value systems, life style and much more – but having only one thing in common and that is the ‘Last Wish’.” “By this application, we have tried to unite the community on the ‘Wish Wall’ to share their last wish with the world and find out those people with similar wishes before they die, get connected to them and be friends forever.” How My Last Wish app works? Users of the app – “fellow wishers” – are asked to post their final wish on to the “Wish Wall” and can choose to attach their e-mail address or phone number so other users who want to do the same thing, can get in touch. “Fellow...

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