Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Facebook for Android updated. Finally includes photo swiping.

A couple of improvements have been made to Facebook app for Android through an update that just showed up on Android Market this morning. Check the list below for details about the changes.

What has changed:
- Made it easier to share with who you want.
- Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site.
- Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts.
- Added new design for the Profile and Groups Walls.

Fixes and tweaks:
- Improved photo browsing with swiping. (FINALLY)
- Added the ability to tag your friends in photos.
- Improved Messages and Notifications.
- Fixed a number of crashes and performance issues.

Friday, September 9, 2011

RWC 2011: The free official Rugby World Cup app.

Unless you've been on vacation on a distant planet, you probably know that the Rugby World Cup kicks off today in New Zealand. While you may not be able to go there to attend all the games or watch them on TV, the free RWC 2011 app will prove very useful. 

With it you will be able to get the latest news, get live match coverage  including stats and video highlights wherever you are. For those who are lucky enough to be there, the app will provide you information about nearby events, stadium locations, seating plans and facilities.

Whether you're in New Zealand or elsewhere and you're a rugby fan, this app is definitely a must have.

Download link: 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Evernote now supports sketching and annotation.

An update to the popular note taking app was pushed out to Android phones today. And it supports some cool features like the ability to draw and annotate. But the latter features will work only if you have Skitch installed ion your phone. Skitch was recently acquired by Evernote. Simply put, both apps kind of have a link built-in to each other; Not what I would call the best example of integration. Hopefully Evernote will work this out so we don't need to have two apps installed on our phones and bring a better experience to users.

Skitch is an app that lets you draw sketches and annotate images and send them into Evernote. As shown in the picture, both apps have an icon that links to each other. Evernote now has new icon in the form of a square and heart logo that takes you to Skitch. Once in Skitch you can draw or write your note using your own handwriting. When done, tap the now famous elephant icon to save your note into Evernote.

Among other features is the ability to make searches offline; support for slideshow view; shared notebook improvements that let you view the shared notebook right on your phone; ability to save files to the SD card etc.

Check Android market on your phone to download the free update. Also note that you will need to download Skitch to be able to benefit from the additional functionalities. Skitch is also available free on Market.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Angry birds Seasons updated, celebrates Moon Festival.

For 3000 years, the Chinese have celebrated the moon cake festival in September. It's one of their most important holidays and now Rovio is also celebrating by adding 30 new levels to Angry Birds Seasons for iOS and Android. "help the Angry Birds as they chase the pigs through 30 brand new levels filled with pagodas, rabbits, and red lanterns, lit by a dazzling harvest moon".
Of course the upgrades are free for you to download on Android Market and the App Store.
Enjoy and happy Moon Festival.