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Reviews

Send Auto Delete Messages, Video and Photos From iPhone To Facebook With Facebook Poke

Facebook has released new application and this is like a small game of self-destructive messages which can be exchanged among the users. First thing to know is that, this application can poke your friend with few text messages, images and videos but they will not be sent to their Facebook account, rather it will be exchanged with only those users who have this same application on their mobile phone.

Users have been using this feature on their Facebook account but this application takes this on a bigger platform by attaching the attachments with it. Your text messages, images and videos sent in pokes to other users will be self-destructive which will be visible to them for minimum 1 second and maximum for 10 seconds (you will be deciding this time period). This application is very simple to use and in this port we will describe the way to use it.

First of all decide the way you are going to poke a user by one of the 4 options mentioned below or you can poke already poked user by tapping the ‘arrow’ sign.
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If you are poking the user with a message or any other attachment then you can select the time of that message to get auto-destructed.
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Then select the user to be poked, as mentioned earlier you cannot do anything to a user who is not using this application on his/her phone. So the user must the selected from the section mentioned below.
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The user will receive the poke and once he/she taps it, the timer for the destruction of the attachment will start. If the user wishes to view the attachment during that time period, then he/she will have to tap and hold the poke as once they life their finger up, the attachment will not be visible but the timer will not stop unless it gets complete and the attachment gets deleted.
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The only record saved on your application will be the exact time on which you were poked by the other user and when you poked a user.

Conclusion

It is a nice small game to exchange any sort of media without getting worried of it being misused, but it could have been better if this application was interfaced with the web version of Facebook, as of now when this application is not much famous among the iPhone users, you will not be able to take advantage of it.

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Reviews

Upload HD Video From iPhone Without Compression with Youtube Capture

Google has released a new application which makes it very easy for you to upload the videos directly from your iPhone. You can share those videos instantly not only on YouTube but also on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. After taking the video you can add any other background audio from YouTube soundtracks and then share the video with all of your friends. Let us discuss it in detail.

First things first, if you want to record any video using this application then it can only be done in the landscape mode because the record button will not be activated unless you turn that phone in the landscape mode.

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The moment you stop the recording you will be directed to another screen where you can share the video.

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A copy of that video will be saved in your camera roll also. The icon on the extreme left will help you to make that video better by adding certain effects to it, moreover if you want it to be shared on Facebook and other Social Network, just tap on their respective icon. While sharing that video you will have to configure this application in your Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus account by giving this application the required rights.

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You can also trim the length of the video before uploading it on internet. On the main screen (the first screenshot) when you will tap the videos section, you will see all videos already available in your camera roll. They will be enlisted and will be ready to be uploaded on YouTube, you can hide them by swiping your finger across them.

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In the beginning, I have mentioned that the recording will be initiated once you put your iPhone in the landscape mode, you can go to settings and change this setting which will let you record in the portrait mode. You can also vary the recording quality (between 480p and 720p) or misconfigure the social network with the application.

 

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Conclusion

Application is good for the freaks who love upload the videos again and again on a daily basis as it is very handy for them; moreover it is a single point from where the video can go to all of your social networks. Besides this I also liked the effects and corrections which can be done to the video using this application. Please let us know if you face any problem while using this application.

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Tips

Open Facebook Desktop Version on iPhone or Android Phone or Tablet

Someone times we want to open the desktop view of Facebook on our mobile phones, reason being there are certain functionalities which can be done on desktop view only, for example un-tagging a photo, hiding it from your timeline, reporting some photo as abuse or few more. In this post I will mention about the way to access the desktop view of Facebook on your iPhone but keep one thing in mind that you will not be able to access any link available on the left hand line column of the display.

For opening the desktop login page, go to https://facebook.com/?m2w, and then login with the credentials.

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Now again you will be automatically directed to the mobile view of the Facebook. So, tap on your address bar and then enter the address again, now you will see the desktop view of your Facebook home page.
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As mentioned earlier none of the link available on the left hand side will not work, but if you want to reach out to the photos then you can, go to profile page and then click ‘Photos’ there. From that section you can un-tag yourself or perform any other operation related to the photos. Similarly from the home page you upload any photo.

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Bonus Tip

As far uploading a photo is concerned then you can upload a photo from any phone even if you don’t have any application for that.

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Just tap on the photos section and then it will ask you to browse the photo file from your cellphone, but this process will be pretty slow as compared to an application.

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Conclusion

When links available on the left hand side are not working, then obviously you cannot use all the functionality of Facebook from your cellphone but at least you can do the needful as mentioned above. Now let me tell you that sometimes you might not be able to open the images normally as you do on your computer, for that you will have to refresh the page again and make sure that it has been loaded completely.

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Tips

Download Uploaded Photos on Facebook To iPhone Automatically

The major feature which has been rolled out recently in the Facebook Mobile application is the ability to the sync the photographs from your iPhone to your Facebook account. We generally need these options to keep our photos secure, your hard-disk might crash or you may lose your phone but as of now the most secure way to save all your images is the private cloud space.

This new feature named ‘Photo Sync’ will automatically upload all the photographs from your cellphone on your Facebook account, don’t worry nobody else will be able to see the photographs as they will be uploaded to a folder which will be private by default but the space allotted per account to store the photos will be 2GB which is much less as compared to DropBox (3.2 GB and then increases further more on referral program, goes up to 16GB) and Google Drive (5GB).

But then if your Facebook account gets hacked, then all those uploaded images will not be private any more. So keep the risk factors in your mind and then use this feature. Please follow the steps mentioned below to activate the feature and then access the images in that private folder.

Step 1

Open the application and then go to the ‘Photos’ section.
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Step 2

Tap the third option in the right hand-side bottom corner named as ‘synced’. All the photos saved here are private and you can share any of the photos saved here on your Facebook account.
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Step 3

If this features has not been activated in your account then you will see the screen somewhat mentioned right here. Just tap the option ‘Sync Photos’ to enable the feature.
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Want to stop this feature

Just select the appropriate option as per your need and you will be navigated to this screen after pressing gear available on the right side top corner.
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Conclusion

I have mentioned the pros and cons of using this feature. The method used by this application to sync the photographs is faster as compared to Google Drive and DropBox as this saves the compressed form of the photo. Anyways the photos are definitely saved as private and initially only few photos will be saved, so to save all the photos you will have to tap ‘Sync All Photos’. In short it is a faster way to save your photos.

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News

New Updates In Facebook Camera App for iOS [Version 1.1]

We know that this fall iOS 6.0 will be released which is being awaited by all the iPhone users. Once of the most interesting features in that version of iOS will be the integration of Facebook as built-in application in iOS, which simply means that now it will be much easier for all the users to share anything using Facebook.

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Well it seems that Facebook primarily want their main ‘Facebook’ application to be used for news feeds, that is the reason to manage the page and chatting with your friends, you will need some other application. This being said, Facebook also updated their new Facebook application and they have claimed that this application was written from scratch to make it 2 times faster than the previous version and similarly they updated Facebook Messenger application also.

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After these 2 they have updated Facebook Camera application, though it is not available in all the countries but it also a very interesting application, especially for the users who love to share photographs on Facebook from their iPhones. Before giving you the new updates about this application I would like to ransack through the features which were already present in this application.

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Features available in the previous release

Initially, you could

  • Take the photos, edit them with the ‘filters and crop’ feature.
  • Share them with your friends.
  • Add comments on them and like them.
  • Tag your friends and add the caption line.
  • View the photographs shared by the other friends.
  • Control the type of audience of your photograph.

New features introduced in this application

  • Now you will be able to organize the photographs into new albums, by creating or deleting any album.
  • You will be able to give the caption, like or comment on the album as a whole.
  • Any notification related to any photograph related to your account will be notified in that application. For Example, if someone has tagged or if someone has posted a comment on a photograph or an album or if someone has liked the same, then you will be notified under these circumstances.
  • Apart from a single photograph or a single album if you want to like or put a comment on a certain number of photos, then you can select them randomly out of an album and then do the needful.
  • You will be able to see the details (name and profile image) of the user who has likes your photo or album.
  • One of the most important features, that you will be able to like any single comment.
  • This application has been translated for 10 different languages (including French, German, Spanish and few more)

Expected features in the Future release.

  • Ability to remove pic from your timeline: If your good friend has tagged in you in a bad photo, then instead of reporting that as an abuse you can remove it from your timeline, so that your other friends should not be able to see it on your timeline.
  • Suggesting your friend as their profile picture, if they have not selected one.

Download Facebook Camera 1.1

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Apps Lists

4 iPhone Apps To Auto Send Birthday Wishes On Facebook [ Works on Android ]

In these days of busy life, we generally forget to wish our close friends and now when Facebook helps us to remind the birthdays of every one of them and it also helps us to wish them, it has become lot easier for us to be reminded of the birthdays, but still we cannot manage to enter each and every birthdays manually for every contact in the phone list.

In this post we will mention most of the applications which can help you to sync those birthdays from Facebook to your iPhone calendar and thus every time when a birthday comes nearby you will see them in the notification center of your center or if you have set the alarms for such events in your calendar then you will be notified by the alarm.

Apps To Wish Birthdays on Facebook

1. Birthday Reminders: Never Miss One Birthday

This application will let you to sync all the birthdays from Facebook to your iPhone, apart from this feature you can manually add any of the birthdays from your side. It will sync all the contacts from you Facebook account to your iPhone, if there are some contacts which are missing then it will add them also.

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You can wish them birthdays by an email, MMS, on Facebook, on Twitter or you can send them the birthday cards. You can also change the settings of the reminder; you can change the number of days prior to the birthday to be reminded.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

2. Birthday Sweet – Facebook birthday calendar & reminder

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It also does almost everything as mentioned above in the application apart from those, you can send or post high definition retina birthday card on their Facebook wall. It also supports the Chinese and Hebrew calendar. In the contacts it also displays the number of days remaining along with his/her photo and zodiac.

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

3. Birthday Reminder Pro+

It also covers all the features mentioned for the first application but leaves out the features mentioned in ‘Birthday Sweet’ (mentioned above this application). You will not have to check the application for the upcoming birthdays rather the application will notify you with the alert on your iPhone

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It does not matter whether all the iPhone contacts are available in your Facebook friend-list, it will search their names on Facebook and after confirming their accounts with you, it will sync with their birthdays also.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

4. Birthday Elephant

This application is very simple as it does not include the functionalities included by the other applications mentioned above. It will sync with the Facebook contacts and it will wish them birthday on your behalf. You will just have to save the template of the message as mentioned in the screenshot above and then it will automatically wish them birthday.

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You will have to turn-on an option available on the home screen of this application to enable this application to wish on your behalf.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

5. SmartSync – Facebook Sync

This application will help you to sync all the information for the contacts from their Facebook account and among that share of information it will also put the birthdays on the calendar and if you have a section of calendar in the notification center drop down then whenever you will swipe down that notification center you will see the upcoming birthdays.

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Apart from wishing birthday it will update the photos of the contacts from their Facebook accounts and it will also updated their checking status as mentioned in the screenshot above.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

Conclusion

One of the paid applications mentioned above will help you to be reminded of the birthdays in a better way, secondly the first application mentioned above is the best free application which has been specifically developed to wish birthdays and the last application mentioned (SmartSync) can be the best application for the users if they want good features apart from wishing birthdays. Please provide your feedback in the comments

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Utilities

Speak To Type on iPhone With Voice To Apps

Today, we will be reviewing an application named as ‘ Voice To Apps – Voice To Messages, Email, Facebook and Twitter ’, which will help you to speak to type on iphone with most the application, to send any SMS or update your Facebook status or Twitter Tweet by just giving a verbal command. The best part is that its accuracy is exceptional. It will translate your command into words without making a single mistake. Now when Siri is there in iPhone 4S, application like these might attract many of the iPhone 4 users and now we will tell you that how this application works.

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As you can see from the screenshot that you will have to select the language you speak and then this application will proceed for recording your command. As you can see there are three types of English language, so select the language as per your accent as the efficiency of the application mostly depends on the accurate language selection. This application is really very simple to use, now you will have press the red button available in the center of the mike mentioned in the screenshot below.

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Once you tap on that red button, wait for a while until it displays the message ‘Start Recording’ displayed above in the snapshot mentioned below. Once you see the same screen on your phone start recording your message, once will recommend that you should not go for long sentences, it will be best of the message is only of 8 to 10 words.

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As after you record the message, it will take some time to process that recording to create that into text, if your message gets long then it takes longer time to process that recording which certainly decreases the efficiency, so try to keep your messages short. After processing the recording it will show certain option as mentioned in the snapshot below.

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Now you can select any of these, here I chose the option as SMS or iMessage. Now it will compose a new message with no recipients and then you will see the message mentioned in the screenshot below. That’s, it!! The best 2 features about this application is that it really very simple to use and it is really very efficient.

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App Requirements:Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: 1.99$ | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This app comes for Android – YES, Download Similar App for Android from here]

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Social Networking

Facebook Messenger Lets You Do Facebook Chat For iPhone, iPad

With this new update of the Facebook application for iOS and Android, you must have noticed that Chat option has excluded from it, as it was not working properly with the previous version. I noticed most of the times that if you are using the phone on 2G network then, chat option used to show a error message quoting that there might be some problem with the network on your phone.

With the new upgrade in the Facebook application, its interface looks quite similar to the one on the browser on your computer and now when they have excluded the ‘Chat’ part from the application; they have released another application which has been especially dedicated to this feature of chatting and messaging to your Facebook Friends. In this post I will review about this new application released by Facebook.

First of all you will have to login with the credentials of Facebook into the application and then it will remain logged in, until and unless you manually logout, then you will see all the recent chats done by your with your friends.

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Using the Gear sing on the left, you can change the settings of this application, all the options under the settings tab are self explanatory, but if you still face any problem while altering any of them then you can put that question in the comments section.

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With the help of that icon with a page and a pen, upon tabbing that option you will all the friends in the chat list, they will be divided in the similar way as they are on your Facebook page on your computer browser. All the friends with whom you chat quite frequently will be shown on the top of the list and then all the other online friends will be shown below.

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Key Features of Facebook messenger

  • Send messages instantly to other friends who have Messenger
  • Chat with friends who are on Facebook
  • Get free push notifications for incoming messages
  • Add location and photos to messages
  • Reach friends via text message if they don’t have Messenger yet
  • Access sent and received messages on both Messenger and Facebook
  • Create group conversations for making plans on the go
  • Add more friends to group conversations at any time
  • Control alert and location settings for each conversation.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android –YES , Download Similar App For Android From here ]