April 2, 2012 |
That Retina display on the new iPad is both a blessing and a curse. Sure, it offers superior color accuracy and clarity of detail. But it really does make bad photos look just a little bit worse. Does the update of the Facebook iPad app make the photos there look any better? Sort of. The high-resolution photos and HD videos sparkle. The rest, well, they're as bad as they ever were. Blame the photographer. In the 4.1.1 update , the user interface has become sharper.
November 15, 2012 |
The latest update to the Facebook iOS and Android apps will now let you tag your friends in status posts and comments. The feature, which has long been available on the Facebook website, can be activated by typing "@" followed by the name of the friend you want to tag in your comment or status update. You can use this feature on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or any Android device running the latest version of the Facebook app. Quiz: The week in business Facebook has also added a "Share" button next to the "Like" and "Comment" buttons.
May 22, 2013 |
Verizon Wireless and Jennifer Lopez teamed up Wednesday to launch Viva Movil, a new brand of cellphone retail store that will target Latino customers. The brand launched its website and a Facebook shopping app Wednesday and will roll out physical retail stores in the next few weeks. The first few stores will launch in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. The stores will be staffed with biligual employees, but the phones and plans sold by Viva Movil are the same as Verizon's.
July 1, 2011 |
Facebook Inc. is preparing to launch a major new feature next week. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook director of engineering, told The Times this week, "We are working on a number of exciting things that we have not yet announced, but stay tuned for next week. " On Wednesday, Facebook's chief executive and founder, Mark Zuckerberg, told reporters during a visit to the company's Seattle office that Facebook planned to "launch something awesome" next week. The project was developed at the 40-person office that is Facebook's only major engineering hub outside of its Palo Alto headquarters, Zuckerberg said.
May 24, 2012 |
Facebook has launched its fourth individual iPhone app, and this time it's a camera, the company announced Thursday. Facebook Camera is an app intended to enhance the Facebook photo experience on smartphones, a company spokeswoman said. The app will allow Facebook users to view a feed that focuses solely on pictures. It will also allow them to upload multiple photos at the same time as well as edit the pictures with captions and filters. "When you launch the app, you'll see a feed of just great photos from the people you care about," the company said on its site . "You can swipe to see more of any album or tap to enlarge an individual photo" The app is supposed join Apple's App Store later Thursday and will be available for free.
April 16, 2013 |
Facebook is releasing an update to its iPhone and iPad apps Tuesday that will include many of the new features it has promised over the last several months. The social network said the apps will now feature the redesigned News Feed it announced in March. Facebook says the change will be most notable in its iPad app; the new design will emphasize photos more than it has in the past. The app update also adds a new feature called "Chat Heads" that Facebook introduced earlier this month when it announced Facebook Home, its new interface for Android smartphones.