Install Leaked Facebook Home APK On Any Android Device

This past Friday, Facebook showcased its long-rumored ‘Facebook Phone’ which – as speculated by many but not all – turned out to be not a dedicated device running an entire Facebook-built operating system, but rather a bunch of Facebook-centric Android apps including a launcher that together provide a Facebook experience fully integrated into your phone’s home screen. According to the official announcement, the app will be available on Play Store for select top-end HTC and Samsung phones on April 12th, and HTC First – the first smartphone built by HTC with Facebook’s collaboration that will ship with Facebook Home preinstalled – will also start shipping on the same day. Though if you can’t wait till the 12th to try out the Facebook experience, you’re in luck! Developer builds of Facebook’s new apps have been leaked, including the Home launcher, and they work on many existing Android devices. Let’s take a closer look at them after the jump. Read More

Nextly Is A Fast & Elegant Reddit, Twitter, Facebook & News Aggregator

We’re always looking for a better way to browse the internet; websites redesign their interface to make content easier to read, apps are developed to assist reading and bookmarking, and then there are all the extensions that allow us to improve our browsing experience with just a tap of a few keys. Nextly is a web app designed to help you read content streams. It is presently limited to your Twitter and Facebook streams and a few choice websites including Reddit, Cracked, Time Magazine, etc. You can save your favorite streams, bookmark stories from them, and add tags and comments to your bookmarks. You will have to create an account with Nextly in order to use the service. Read More

Get Chrome Desktop Alerts For Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube

A while ago, we reviewed Chime - a Chrome extension that connects with your personal accounts on multiple social networks and gives you notifications for any activity. Chime stands out for two reasons: its gorgeous interface, and the multitude of services that it supports. The Notifications for everything is a Chrome extension that does something similar but supports fewer services and slightly greater customization. Chime kept a historical record of activity in your different account while The Notifications for everything is like the notification system that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube lack. You can select which of the four mentioned services you want to receive notifications for, start receiving desktop notifications for them or simply view them on the extension’s icon. Read More

Add Aviary Photo Editing Tools & Filters To Facebook In Chrome

Aviary's powerful image editor is widely used in photo editing apps for smartphones. Though it's far less common to see it integrated in on the web, since most web services do not provide a lot of editing options, or offer their own tools instead. Fly Photo Editor for Facebook is a Chrome extension that integrates Aviary's photo editing tools in Facebook. The extension lets you enter an edit mode from the theater view of any photo, and you can then proceed to add filters and frames to the image, crop it, add stickers to it, draw on it with a free hand drawing tool, and more. Once you've made the desired changes, the extension uploads your edited image to the same album as the original one. Read More

How To Use Vine’s New Sharing & Embedding Options

Since its release, Vine has enjoyed a decent run, but it hasn't become as big as Instagram or some of the other older services available to smartphone users yet. There might be other factors involved as well, but Vine’s absence on Android and its lack of easy sharing options has certainly hindered the app from becoming even more popular than it currently is. Twitter finally seems to have realized this, and decided to do something about it. No, there is still no Android app but starting today, you can conveniently share any public Vine post with your social network. In addition, users can also embed Vine videos into websites now. This means any of these popular six-second animations can now be shared via social media, email or on any third-party website with ease. Read More

Create Facebook & Google+ Cover Photos With Quotes Using QuotesCover

Google Plus, Facebook, and Twitter profiles all have one thing in common - cover pictures! Cover pictures work great in tandem with profile pictures, since you can use one image to express yourself and another to represent your profile, without compromising the visibility and impact of one over the other. The only problem is that creating even a mildly interesting cover picture can be quite a challenge to many. If Paint is the only image editor you can use well, creating a good looking cover picture will not be a walk in the park for sure. QuotesCover is a web app that lets you create cover photos for Facebook and Goolge Plus using different quotes, fonts, layouts and color schemes to make them look great. You can add background images as well and customize almost everything about the image. QuotesCover creates templates for printing posters and cards in various sizes as well. Read More

Cross Greeting Cards With Time Capsules & You Get Keepster For iOS

It is an emotional moment for most people if they lose their text messages, but times are changing and a lot of our important conversations now reside on the cloud, thanks to services like iMessage, Facebook, Skype and the like. However, if you are the kind of person who likes to keep or share mementos and souvenirs from the past, a simple Facebook message might appear to be a bit too casual for the purpose. Keepster is an iPhone app that makes sure you express the right message at just the right time or situation. The app connects with your Facebook account to let you send visually rich greeting greeting cards, time capsules or location-triggered messages to your friends. You can also use Keepster to send a message (or photo) to your future self. Read More

View Enlarged Facebook Photos By Hovering Over Them In Chrome

Magnifier for Facebook is a Chrome extension for viewing enlarged photos on Facebook without having to open them in the photo viewer. The extension lets you zoom into images and disable the theater view in Facebook’s photo viewer. You can view the enlarged image by moving your mouse over its thumbnail preview, or by right-clicking the image and selecting to open the image in a new tab. As its name implies, Magnifier for Facebook also zooms in on the image so that it appears larger than its actual size, but the zoom feature can be disabled or tied down to a shortcut key for toggling it. Read More

View Your Facebook Feed Items In Tiles With Metro Social For Windows 8

Just yesterday, the official Twitter app hit the Windows Store, and I loved every bit of it. It’s great to see that the world's largest microblogging service has kept things minimal yet intuitive on the Metro platform. On the other hand, Facebook users are still waiting for an official Windows 8/RT app from the world's largest social network to join the club, and it might not happen anytime soon either. You don’t have to worry much though, as Windows Store is riddled by a number of third-party Facebook apps like MINEFacebook Touch and many more. Already tried those but want something different? Metro Social is yet another one that seems worth a shot. Read More

Prevent Facebook Messenger For iOS From Sending ‘Seen’ Receipts

In a bid to keep pace with changing times, Facebook is always introducing new features. While some changes are welcomed by users universally, there are others that end up being vastly unpopular. The ‘Timeline’ view caused quite an uproar when it first started rolling out, and now the read receipt feature recently added to Facebook messages is being deemed by many to be an invasion of their privacy. To be fair, a lot of users don’t mind it much, but things can get a bit embarrassing at times. There are already a few ways to disable the ‘Seen’ stamp if you are reading the messages on your desktop, but FBMessengerUnseen is among the first iOS-focused solutions to the issue. As you can probably guess, FBMessengerUnseen is a Cydia release. The tweak makes sure that you can read any message on the Facebook Messenger app without the sender knowing that you have seen it. Read More

Pin Live Tiles & Get Push Notifications For Facebook Pages On Windows Phone

Windows Phone’s Facebook integration has always been pretty good, thanks to its presence in the People hub, along with a decent Facebook client. While Mango users have had some complaints regarding push notifications in the past, they work pretty flawlessly on WP8. Having said that, there is a limit to the kind of content that is pushed to users via notifications. If you follow a lot of Facebook pages, there is no way of getting notified whenever there is some new activity on them. That’s where Pages comes handy. This aptly named Windows Phone app has been designed to let users pin Facebook pages to their Start screen, and configure notifications for them. The app also offers quite a good way to discover pages and make your timeline more interesting. Read More

Create Custom, Combined Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Tumblr Feeds With mybucketz

There are too many social networks out there, and too little time to keep up with all of them. In all fairness, not everything that appears in your news feed or timeline is worth reading, nor is it all equally important. mybucketz is a web service to bring more organization to your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr feeds. It lets you create ‘buckets’ of your friends or people you are following on these networks. These buckets then act as groups for reading updates only from the people you've added to them. It does take time to create buckets and organize all your contacts into them but once done with this one-time process, your feed reading experience will become much better. At the very least, it will be free of updates from apps, and promoted or sponsored content. Read More

How To Remove Facebook Suggested Pages & Posts In Firefox

Facebook suggests friends for you to add and pages that you might like, which is fine; as the suggestions are presented on the right in a very unobtrusive manner. You can easily ignore them when you’re reading your feed, but the same can’t be said for the suggested and promoted stories that appear in your News feed. Promoted and suggested posts/pages can easily be mistaken as items in your feed if you miss the ‘promoted’ or ‘suggested’ sign. We covered Hide Facebook Suggested Posts for Chrome last year that allowed you to hide the suggested posts. If you've been looking for a Firefox add-on that does the same, look no further. Remove Facebook Suggested Pages and Posts takes care of blocking both suggested posts and promoted stories (from pages and from users) from Facebook on Firefox. Read More

Sync Facebook Photo Albums With Your PC The Dropbox Way Using Drop N Sync

Facebook has become a one stop shop for all kind of social networking, media sharing, and promoting your business/venture without costing a dime, but it’s apparently the internet giant’s photo sharing feature that is used the most. Previously, we've covered various desktop tools and browser extensions/add-ons that let you upload images to your Facebook account, and today, we've got yet another one at your disposal called Drop N Sync. It’s an intuitive desktop application that makes uploading your photos to Facebook a breeze. It lets you synchronize your existing Facebook albums with your PC, which makes the process of downloading and uploading new photos to Facebook completely hassle-free, in a Dropbox-like manner. Lets dig deeper into it and see how it works after the break. Read More

Easily Design Custom Tabs With Media Content For Facebook Pages

Facebook Pages are so common that everyone and their cat seems to have one. Though easy to create, they can prove to be somewhat difficult to customize for the average Joe, especially when it comes to tasks like adding multimedia to a tab. Tab Creator is a Facebook app that gives you an excellent tab creator and editor for your Facebook Pages. It allows you to create new tabs and provides built-in templates for Pages related to music, photography, artists, restaurants, online shops, and real estate. You can also create a blank tab, and use Tab Creator's excellent editor to add elements to it. Taking hint from Photoshop, each element that you add to a Page represents a layer, and layers can be organized any way you want. Read on for more information. Read More

PhotoSun 14 Is A Lightweight Photo Editor With Effects, Facebook Integration & More

Every once in a while, a new photo editor tosses its hat in the ring to grab users’ attention (and money too, at times), promising something unique or phenomenal. While the choices available in this department are apparently endless, only a few photo editors offer powerful editing options that instantly make them worthy of  a shot. Developed by Micranes Incorporated, PhotoSun 14 is a new Photo Editor for Windows that's jam-packed with features, doesn’t hog your system’s performance, and does exactly what’s it advertised for without adding a plethora of other features you might not likely need. Read More

Atrium Is A Faster, Lightweight Facebook App For Android

The official Facebook Android app may have finally gone native in its last major update but despite that, it hasn't been able to impress many users with its speed improvements. As a result, avid Facebookers are left with no choice but to keep looking for better, faster and more responsive companion apps to keep connected to their social world through their mobile devices. Developed by XDA member radiantbits, Atrium is an unofficial Facebook app for Android that seems to have all the makings of a worthy Facebook mobile client. To begin with, the Holo-esque UI of the app is quite neatly built, allowing you to post status updates, check in to your favorite places, share photos & videos, chat with online friends, enjoy high quality photos in full screen, and explore detailed user profiles with ease. Atrium also lets you set a custom time interval to sync your Facebook content, this preventing it from constantly running in the background to save you precious battery life. More to follow. Read More

Easily Capture Facebook Statuses, Blur Names & Share To Imgur From Chrome

Everyone has friends on Facebook who happen to post updates funny or ridiculous enough to warrant being shared with the rest of the world via Twitter or Reddit. No matter how you share what your friends wrote, it's always smart (and is the norm) to blur out their names, profile pictures and any other information that might aid in identifying them. Status Snapper is a Chrome extension built solely for this purpose. It takes a screenshot of whichever update you select from your Facebook feed, automatically blurs names, places and profile pictures out, and uploads the resulting image to Imgur. Read More

Access, Manage & Share Cloud & Social Media Content With CloudKafe

A decade ago, no one probably thought that cloud computing and social network applications would dominate our lives in such a short span of time. Though with so many such services and products at your disposal from the likes of Dropbox, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many more, it can become quite difficult to keep a track of all of them in their separate apps. Thankfully, we've seen several apps for many platforms that let you manage them all from one interface, and CloudKafe is the latest to join that club. This web app allows to access, manage and share your content from many major cloud, social networking and image sharing sites and applications from a single window with ease. Read More

Chat & Share Dropbox Files With Nearby iPhone Users With ProxToMe

Sharing photos with nearby people using Bluetooth isn’t much of an issue even on iOS, since the App Store offers plenty of apps for this purpose. When it comes to sending and receiving other files though, things get a little tricky. Sharing music, videos and documents takes some extra effort, but recently some easy ways of doing this have finally started to emerge. ProxToMe is a new iOS app that allows you to connect with other users of the service who are nearby to chat with them and send them any file stored in your Dropbox account. The app uses Bluetooth to find the nearby users. Any files that you receive can be stored in the ProxToMe folder created by the app in your Dropbox. Read More