09/23/2011, Google+ was finally opened to everybody a few days ago, and yesterday, it’s been reported that the number of people using the service has increased by 30%! Talk about a massive influx of new users to the service. Calculated by Paul Allen, an unofficial statistician for Google+, he estimates that Google+ now has 43.4 million users. Considering how the service has only been up for a few months, it’s quite an […]
09/23/2011, Spotify made its debut in the US on July 14th but it was an invite-only service. But after Facebook’s announcement to integrate more services and apps into its service, it looks like Spotify is ready to open up to the rest of the country. Folks who have been pining for an invite since its launch but haven’t gotten on yet will be glad to know that as of today, anybody […]
09/23/2011, Isn’t it interesting that our lives seem to get more and more interconnected these days thanks to social networking tools, and yet when we sit at the dinner table with our family, real conversation rarely happens? Mom and dad will be the only two people talking to one another and attempting to make conversation with the rest of the family, while Timmy is busy texting his mates, and Jane puts […]
09/22/2011, After the f8 keynote, it is time to digest all that was announced, and of course there will be snippets here that make up crumbs of news left. Kobo, one of the major players with e-book readers, knows that exciting times are ahead by offering the next advancement in social eReading that will allow you to engage in conversations with one another when reading. I am not quite sure whether […]
09/22/2011, Earlier today, Facebook has announced its Timeline redesign of the user profile page. It’s a design unlike any other in Facebook’s history as it does not focus only on adding more functionality – and clutter. Its goal is to make things more readable, easier to navigate, while at the same time opening the door to more complex and engaging apps/widgets. Instead of describing feature, I will let you watch a […]
09/22/2011, As if Facebook doesn’t already know enough about you, it looks like the service has plans to store your whole life on its service. Facebook unveiled at the f8 developer conference today, a new format for profiles called Timeline. It is designed to keep your friends informed about your recent activities as well as all the things that have happened to you in the past (should you choose to fill […]
09/22/2011, This morning, we’re heading to Facebook’s F8 developer conference where Mark Zuckerberg will present the opening keynote starting at 10am PT. You can watch the live video from this page, or you can follow our live blog at live.ubergizmo.com.
09/22/2011, Facebook has been rumored to launch a music service at the f8 event later today, at it looks like word about the service has got out sooner than expected. Facebook’s Creative Director, Ji Lee, sent out a tweet yesterday talking about the music service, and here’s what it said: The “Listen with your friend” feature in ticker is blowing my mind. Listen to what your friends are listening. LIVE. The […]
09/22/2011, If you’ve recently noticed links on Facebook or Twitter about the death of Lady Gaga in a hotel room, don’t start panicking – she’s not dead. However some scammers have decided to use her fame as a way to spread a new scam. Clicking on the link lands you on a Facebook page which asks you to “Pay With A Tweet” (a legitimate app that grants you access to stuff […]
09/20/2011, After introducing the “subscribe” button that makes Facebook more like Twitter or Google+, the world’s largest social network takes things one step further by introducing two new features today. 1/Top Stories The news feed is going to get an upgrade with “top stories”. Today, the news feed is sorted by date, so you may miss something really cool if you have been away for days as updates are simply pushed […]
09/19/2011, There are whispers going around that Facebook is working to introduce a redesign of their social network, perhaps to remain fresh and relevant ahead of the competition. Well, someone over at CNET discovered that the ‘Poke’ button has disappeared unofficially – it has been hidden on the sly by the Facebook folk. Of course, that does not mean you no longer can Poke your friends, it is just that this […]
09/16/2011, For those unfamiliar with the HTC ChaCha, it is an Android handset that is reminiscent of the Blackberry’s design, featuring a QWERTY keyboard and more importantly – Facebook integration. It is the first HTC handset that has been touted as a “Facebook phone” which seems to be targeted at those who can’t get themselves off the social networking website.
09/15/2011, Facebook Subscribe Button - How it works: Now, users can subscribe to the Facebook feeds of people that they are not "friends" with. However, each user can control if their feed is public or private
09/14/2011, If you’ve heard of the video message service “IF i DIE” that’s been getting quite popular on Facebook recently, you would know that it’s an app that lets you record a video message that will be played for your loved ones after your death. However, if you plan to use the service, be sure to get the app from “IF i DIE”‘s official Facebook page. There have been reports of malware […]