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Facebook has become the social media hub for many netizens and has grown so huge that keeping tabs on friends online has become as easy as sifting through your phone’s address book. Another great thing about Facebook is the multitude of apps surrounding the popular social networking site. Developers are crafting new applications to be integrated with Facebook. One such application is Facetones. Facetones is a free application that specifically aims to bring your Facebook experience up to the next level. From the name itself, Facetones integrates Facebook and your mobile phone into one social media hub that provides you…

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Facebook has earned the allegiance of Taiwanese manufacturer HTC to build a smartphone fully integrated with Facebook services. The device has been given the codename “Buffy” and is reported to run a modified version of Android with services from Facebook deeply integrated in its system. According to AllThingsD sources who have insider information about the project, it will also run HTML5 as a platform for its applications. Speaking to AllThingsD, a spokesman from Facebook declined to comment about Buffy. So did HTC. But, the Facebook representative did say that the company thinks that every mobile device will do well when…

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The headline last month was the release (finally!) of Facebook’s own Messenger app. There were other choice picks in there as well, so let’s look at some of the ones devs have released recently that keep you productive on the go. 1. Facebook Messenger (free) Wait, Facebook has a productivity app? Well, it does streamline your messages and let you connect with your contacts more quickly on the go. That’s the main gist of the new Messenger app. Great for organizing get togethers, not so much for calling meetings. 2. Seller Tool for Amazon ($2.99) If you’re a US Amazon Pro merchant, I’m…

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Starting out with your new Android tablet and don’t know what apps to get? Let us help you by presenting this fine list of quality apps for your daily needs. From Facebook to Office, we got you covered. And it’s not just for you new tablet owners; long-time Honeycomb users can peruse our selections as well and check out some apps they might have missed. 1. Friend Me for Facebook And what would a list like this be without a Facebook app? FriendMe is a tablet-optimized, ad-supported app that gives you almost everything FB in one screen. It even has games,…

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The race for the top social network isn’t over yet, Facebook. Giant search engine company Google expands its realms to the social networking world with the announcement of Google+, a site that could be mistaken for Facebook, if not for the logo and design. Google+ has its version of Facebook Groups with Circles (plus easy-to-use privacy settings for each ‘circle’) and Facebook Chat with Huddles (plus a video chatting feature called Hangouts). What would possibly dethrone Facebook, experts say, would be the integration of Android for photo uploads. Google+, while it appears to be like Facebook in more ways than…

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Building an Android application first, then creating a counterpart for iOS is said to be more difficult than normal, but the people behind Lightbox Photos for Android is doing exactly this. Unlike photo-sharing newcomers Instagram and Path which are both run only in iOS, Lightbox takes the Android-first stance. “Android is going to take the market position of where Nokia is today,” said Lightbox CEO Thai Tran. “Android phones will, within two years, be just as cheap as the non-smartphones you buy today.” Tran further explains that Android users are offered with inferior applications compared to counterparts offered to iPhone…

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HTC ChaCha, the QWERTY phone with a dedicated Facebook button and integration software, gets a pre-launch processor upgrade from 600MHz to 800MHz. The upgrade may be attributed to the need for speed, considering that the phone runs on Android 2.3.3 (It’s actually one of the very few QWERTY monoblock phones that carries Android) and its Facebook integration software is running continuously at the same time. Another reason might be the built-in HTC Sense, HTC’s own graphical user interface, described by some as “resource-hungry,” and 600MHz may not be enough. HTC ChaCha was introduced to the mobile phone world in February…

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It’s been a good week for Android updates and here’s another one coming down the pike. Sony Ericsson has just announced that they have begin roll-out of the firs software update for Xperia™ arc and Xperia™ PLAY. Some lucky owners have probably received it already but if you haven’t, Sony Ericsson is planning a wider roll-out slated for the  end of this week or, if some delays happen, in the beginning of next week. The two biggest features that gets delivered in this update are the jump to Gingerbread 2.3.3 and the recently announced Facebook inside Xperia update. The Android update provides…

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Rather than make a whole bunch of short posts, I thought I would collate them all into one manageable item. I think I sound like a debt repayment shark. Anyway, Twitter, Facebook, Zynga and StumbleUpon have all made waves today or very recently with their announcements for updates or products for Android. Twitter have released an update for android which includes changed to the layout of the timeline and introduced a Tweet details page. The app is faster and more ‘polished’ and is well worth upgrading to if you haven’t already. In a recent press event in Palo Alto, Mark…

Facebook has over 150 million users, its own film in the works, and now there are rumors of a mobile phone based on Google’s open source Android platform. According to Business Insider, the reason why Facebook is secretly building a phone is because it needs to be a platform and not just a service. What better foundation to lay it on than Google’s Android? So what is fueling the rumors? Facebook have always been a fierce competitior to Google in terms of recruitment, but now Facebook has hired away Google’s Senior Product Manager of Android, Erick Tseng. No easy feat….