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Facebook Camera App : Bulk Upload & Add Image Effects

Facebook bulk Image UploaderSome time back when Facebook acquired Instagram, we expected something awesome from Facebook. Today, Facebook launched a new app in App store which is a camera app for iPhone Facebook users.

Facebook launched Facebook camera app for iOS. As name suggests, this is an image uploader app for Facebook but not only that, it has much more option then simple image uploading. Probably, this is the reason why Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion.

Let’s look into some of the features of this new app from Facebook.

Facebook Camera app : Review

This new Facebook app integrated the features of Instagram app and made image uploading on iPhone/iPad and other iOS device so easily. If you are one of those who wants to upload bulk images from your camera gallery on Facebook, or take and upload picture to Facebook, this free Facebook Cam app is for you.

You can also browse images uploaded by your friends and you can like and comment on it. With this launch, here are list of Instagram filters, this official Facebook cam app has got:

Contrast, Cool, Light, Emerald, Bright, Golden Copper, Rouge, Cream, Coffee, highlight, Boost, Neon, B+W

Though, I’m hoping to see more awesome Instagram filters in coming days. In recent time, Twitpic launched their Twitter image sharing app, and it has also some awesome image effects. Anyhow, getting back to this app, if you are one of those who love to upload images on Facebook, this dedicated app will make your work easy. Specially, earlier uploading multiple images on Facebook was a headache and this new app, you can quickly select all/multi images from your image gallery and upload them.

When I installed this app, it didn’t even asked for my login (I believe because of official Facebook iOS app I’m using), and here is a screenshot of an Image which I’m taking from my iPhone and adding effects using Facebook camera app.

Facebook Camera App iOS

Once you have added the effect, all you need to do is click on compose or put the tick mark and click on upload to share photos on Facebook. You can crop photo, if you like which is another great feature for photo editing. You can also tag people directly using this Fb camera app.

You can download this app from official app store here. Facebook has launched another app call Facebook app manager few days back, which will let page admins manage their pages easily.

I’m not sure why Facebook is coming up with separate app for everything and why not integrate all the features in official app. Specially, this image effect features from Instagram, will be very handy for Facebook app for iOS. Lets see, what all new features we get to see in this Instagram Facebook Camera app, but for now do try and let us know your review on the same.

MyPad: A Perfect Alternate Facebook App for iPad [Review]

Facebook has no doubt turned out be an essential part of our online activities, no matter how hard you try but getting away from Facebook craze is a bit difficult these days. You pick up any portable device or a smartphone and you will find a Facebook app designed specifically for it. But there is an exception for the Apple’s highly popular tablet device iPad, till now there is no official Facebook app for iPad, unless you try this little trick.

So if you are searching for an app that will provide you with the perfect Facebook experience on your tablet device then I have lined-up a perfect application for you. Here is a brief look at it:

MyPad App Features

MyPad app

MyPad is a graphically rich and a slick Facebook app designed for iPad that not only allow users to use Facebook seamlessly rather it also helps them to connect directly to micro-blogging platform Twitter. If you are an avid user of both Twitter and Facebook then you will find this app perfect recipe for your appetite. Amazingly the app’s interface have no resemblance to Facebook’s original interface, meaning that if you are tired of Facebook’s original interface then this app will be a welcoming change for you.

Load the app and you will notice a nice little sidebar housing all the categories from Facebook. All the contents for a any icon are displayed on the screen’s right side, the interface is dynamic and shifts and adjusts itself according to the user interaction.

Using MyPad App

mypad interface

Attaching a link or a photo, writing a status update on MyPad is pretty simple and easy. You can also configure MyPad to publish contents to your Twitter account automatically. App’s photo viewer is also pretty cool, you can view photo albums in a slide show and also download these photos in a flash. Though there is no option of tagging the photos but even then you can play around with your photos. Event is the other useful feature of the app that I liked, just click on a date and the event for the whole week will pop-up automatically.

Well I really loved this app, mainly because of its interface and fast speed. The free version of the app will be having ads, but if you prefer ad-free version then you can download it MyPad+ from App store for $0.99.

Facebook App for iPad Not Working [Here’s How to Fix it]

We told you yesterday on How-to get the Facebook for iPad, which was nicely hidden within the iPhone app. There was this nice little trick that could bring it from the dead and at first it worked, but then Mr. Mark realized that his iPad app was leaked and started blocking it all together. So, the app turned out to not work for people who tried to perform the hack today and also it wasn’t allowing users to log in. It had been blocked.

So, if you’re stuck with the beautiful Facebook app on your iPad and aren’t able to use it, then follow this tutorial to make it work again. To do this, you’ll need to have a jailbroken iPad. That’s all you need. If you haven’t jailbroken your iPad 2 then follow this tutorial here. If you don’t have Facebook app installed on your iPad, then download the Facebook for iPhone and sit tight, I mean follow the steps below;

  • First of all, you’ll need to make your way to Cydia>Sections>Tweaks and search for an app called FaceForward. If you don’t see it the first time, it’s best that you hit the refresh button. You should be able to see it now.

  • Select FaceForward and then Install it. It’s a really small file and will only take about 7 seconds. Once it’s installed, it’ll ask you to Restart your SpringBoard. Do as it says and your iPad will go blank and get back to the Homescreen.

  • Now, Open the Facebook App and you should be able to login without any problems.

Facebook will probably patch this hack in future updates, but until then you can enjoy the amazing Facebook app for iPad.

Are you using the Facebook app on your iPad yet? Have you tried this trick?

Airtel Launches USSD Based Facebook Service in India

You must be familiar with Facebook’s notification service on your mobile device that will not cost you anything. Recently Airtel India, launched another new service to help feed your Facebook addiction through your mobile device. Usually people don’t update Facebook statuses, comment or send messages because it charges them, but now Airtel has come out with a plan that will let you do it all for just Rs.1.

airtel-facebook-logos

Airtel has launched the Worlds first USSD based Facebook service that lets users in India to update their Facebook status messages and much more without using GPRS or 3G. You can update your status for free, but if you want to check your notifications, like/comment on photos, statuses, read messages, reply and others then it’ll charge you Rs.1 for an entire day. That’s 30 INR a month for unlimited access of Facebook from any mobile device using Airtel connection.

We just received the official Press Release Statement from Airtel earlier today saying,

Do you miss keeping in touch with family and friends on Facebook, simply because you don’t access internet on your mobile phone? Your favourite social network is all set to be just the press of a button away.  India’s leading telecommunications company, Bharti Airtel announced that starting today, its 150 million plus customers in India can now simply dial *325# (and “*fbk#” for non-qwerty mobile handsets) to access Facebook – without subscribing to data plans. To deliver this, Airtel has launched the world’s first USSD-based service innovation that will allow its mobile customers to update their Facebook status messages, view / comment on / ‘Like’ news feed, post on friends’ walls, find / add friends, confirm friend requests, view notifications and much more without using the internet or activating GPRS capabilities.

How to update Facebook Status on Airtel Network for Free

Using this new USSD(Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) based service to update your Facebook Status on Airtel Network is really very simple and quick. To get it working follow these steps:

  • Dial *325# from your mobile device.
  • Once done you’ll get the notification asking you to enter the Facebook Username and Password.

Facebook USSD Service Airtel

  • You should keep in mind that when you enter your username, for example [email protected], it should be entered in the following way. name at mail.com !! This is important.
  • After entering your password it’ll show a Menu with some Facebook features listed on it.

Facebook USSD Service Menu

  • From the menu Reply with the desired number,for example 2 for Update Status and so on. You should remember that only updating Status is free using this service. Everything else will cost you Rs. 1 for a day. That is not so bad after all, but if you’re a regular GPRS user then this may not be suitable for you.

Facebook USSD Status Update

  • Then all you need to do is reply with your Status update and it will be posted on your Facebook profile.

Facebook Status Update

That’s it, your status will be posted on your Facebook wall. Overall I liked the idea of free service to access Facebook. Though if you wish to use the paid version of this service, I would suggest opt for Airtel Unlimited GPRS plan which will cost you 98INR and you can access Facebook along with all other sites.

Now enjoy Facebook on Airtel using any mobile device, from anywhere without the need to activate GPRS.

View Facebook Feeds In Real-Time with FlipToast Desktop Client

In social networking domain, Facebook is the sole spot on which we spend an awful amount of time. Normally majority of our friends hang out on this social networking hub discussing latest events and news along with other things like status updates and pictures. So in-order to cater for the need of users who are somewhat addicted to Facebook there is a pretty useful desktop app called as FlipToast.

How FlipToast Works?

FlipToast for Facebook

FlipToast is basically a desktop client for Facebook that is designed for both Mac and Windows systems. It offers a very quick and an easy method to stay connected with your Facebook buddies. What makes FlipToast different from other Facebook clients available out there is that this utility provides almost all the essential elements of Facebook like chat functionality and other notifications.

FlipToast Settings and Sidebar

FlipToast desktop app is designed in a way that it notifies you about everything related to your Facebook profile, plus it gives all the updates in real-time. The app is also distraction-free because users can keep the chat window and the sidebar in a corner while doing other tasks.

PhotoSharing with FlipToast

The utility also have some really cool photo uploading and sharing features, you just have to Drag & Drop the photo on FlipToast specify the album info and the uploading will start uploading.

Once you are done with the installation, FlipToast will pop-up in our system tray. The settings page will allow you to modify things like display of desktop notifications, posting of photos and status updates. The sidebar will be displayed on the right side of the screen but you can adjust it as per your requirements.

FlipToast is definitely an awesome desktop client for Facebook, the utility offers a seamless access to your Facebook profile. Facebook chat integration is indeed a useful feature if you happen to be a hard-core Facebooker.

You can download FlipToast for free from their official website.

Make Free VOIP Calls to Facebook Friends with Facebook Messenger for iOS Devices

With App store getting flooded by Skype like Apps it is sometimes very hard to choose an app that will fulfill your need for VOIP based calling. If you are a Facebook fan and wondering that how can you call your Facebook friends over VOIP then Facebook Messenger is the right app for you.

Facebook-messenger-iPhone

Facebook Messenger is a brand new iOS based application that allows you to call your Facebook friends free of cost. The application allow users to send instant messages to your Facebook friends through Facebook chat or send pictures or view their walls.

Facebook Messenger main features are:

  • Chat with your Facebook friends from your iDevice
  • A very easy to use and Friendly features
  • Apple Push notifications updated regularly
  • Easily send photos from your iPhone camera roll
  • Message history of all the Facebook chats
  • Ability to view friends wall without ever leaving the app

Facebook-messenger-settings

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Facebook Messenger uses a third party website to make video calls to any of your friends. On the whole, app is well designed and even looks great in the use. For more information you can visit the developers website, Facebook Messenger app can be downloaded from Apple App store for $2.99.

5 Cool and Free Applications for iPhone Users

In the past few years there has been the way phones were used has been revolutionized. With the coming of smartphones like the iPhone the flourishing industry of mobile phone applications has experienced a boom. Out of more than 200k iPhone applications, here we present the best, according to us, free iPhone applications that you need to get the most out of your gadget.

Top 10 cool applications for iPhone users
Top 10 cool applications for iPhone users

Facebook

Facebook
Facebook

Well, who here is not a social freak. We all are social animals and its pretty impossible to ignore social networks while we try to keep up with the changing world and this free app allows you to access your facebook account on the go using your iPhone.

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RunKeeper Free

RunKeeper Free
RunKeeper Free

This free app enables you to keep a track of your jogging route and provides you details about miles covered, path taken, calories burnt and much more. Moreover you can configure it to match your treadmill.

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Skype

Skype
Skype

Stay connected while on the go. This pretty applications provides a good looking interface and is extremely simple to use. It can also be used on your iPod Touch to make calls.

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TonePad

TonePad
TonePad

Do you love music? I do. And this app allows you to compose your own symphonies :P. This app is purely designed for creating digital music and I must say it does its job like no other.

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Evernote

Evernote
Evernote

This application is a great tool for bloggers like me. We get a lot of idea while on the go but we tend to forget most of them till the time we reach home.  And this nifty tool can come to our rescue. It allows us to create and store our notes and ideas using our iPhone.

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These were 5 useful applications that I thought were worth sharing and will enhance the productivity of your beloved iPhone. Share your favorite applications with us.