Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Display Instagram, Tumblr & Pinterest posts and photos on Facebook Home lock screen.

More and more features are being added to the official Facebook app for Android that you may not use your PC browser to access it anymore. In the latest update published today to the Play Store, Facebookers get a lock icon next to their names for quick access to their privacy settings. I'm sure this has been high on users' suggestion list. 

US users are blessed with the ability to set reminders for their upcoming favorite TV shows. Of course the update also contains the usual bug fixes.

Finally, devices that support Facebook Home, will now display posts and photos from Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. These added features should bring some love to Facebook Home. LOL.

Download Facebook for Android from Google Play Store.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Angry Birds Friends: Spooky Halloween tournament with zombie Pigs.

With Halloween behind the door, the eternal Angry Birds franchise had to come up with something to keep you entertained. Rovio updated their social-friendly Angry Birds Friends today featuring a new tournament based on the Halloween theme that will start tomorrow, October 23. What's the spooky episode all about?

Zombie Pigs!!! You start the game by popping the pigs like you used too. Nothing spooky here, except that they come back in the form of living dead.  So how do you go about killing creepy zombie pigs the Angry birds way, you may ask. Simple. Just just pop them again. Two pops help you fight your way through the tournament. And to make things even more fun, Rovio has added an awesome custom slingshot to help you boost your score. It is a one time purchase and is afterwards forever yours to keep.

The new Halloween episode is a free download in Google Play Store. Have fun.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New floating contextual menu for Contact + in version 3.17.0.

Remember the days when contacts list on smartphones were limited to initiating calls or text messages. These days are fortunately behind us. Contacts management and interaction have evolved and we are now able to do more than just phone calls and sending SMS. These interactions are somehow by default limited to Facebook and Twitter. 

Enter Contacts +. A smart app that offers more features beyond just Facebook and Twitter. As a dialer app, Contacts+  is the app you need to interact with your friends on Whatsapp, LinkedIn, WeChat, Google, Hotmail, Skype. All in one place.

Contact + has been updated yesterday with new quick actions buttons, which are like floating buttons from which you can quickly perform actions like calling, messaging or emailing a contact. 

Change Log:
+ New Quick Action Buttons:
You can now choose what happens when you long press a contact in the main screen!
You can choose from: call, text, email, or have a animated popup that will allow you to choose the action.
Note: the quick actions buttons can be customized via the settings menu
+ Bug fixes

Contacts + is a free app that can be download free from Google Play Store.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Feedly gets faster and a new widget.

Last July, the internet went into a frenzy when Google announced the discontinuation of Google Reader, its popular news reader. We will never know how popular it was, but those who liked the service were very vocal when Google announced its decision. I was a user of Google reader on my Galaxy Nexus, but since my main driver is a Windows Phone, I had a news reader there to compensate for the loss of Google Reader. 

The hunt of a Google Reader replacement had started in Google world and it was not long  before an app would step up to replace Google Reader. Feedly arrived and was quickly adopted by Android users. Now the app has over a million downloads in Google Play. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the defunct Google Reader had a much higher download numbers. Anyway, G reader is dead, long live Feedly.

Feedly has been updated with a bunch new features. Here's what's new in version 1.7:

★ Faster and more fluid experience
★ Enhanced readability
★ New widget
★ New discover section
★ Fixed auto-refresh issue
★ Improved feed search
★ Samsung Gear optimization

I'm curious about the Samsung Gear optimization. Not you?