Did you share the news of your brand new BlackBerry with your Facebook friends? Or did you let them know that you’ve silently switched to an iPhone? Even if you’ve got none of these, you can still fool your friends into thinking you do! Status Via
is a smart little Android app that actually lets you play all these tricks on your Facebook friends by pretending that you are logged into your account from many of the aforementioned services/devices. With Status Via you can update your Facebook status under the guise of as many as 50 different services and/or devices. Status Via is basically a fun app meant for self-satisfaction and playing mind games with others; albeit just momentarily!
Google+ has obviously been perceived as a threat to Facebook; with the multitudes of apps and extensions aimed at pulling your Facebook data and exporting it to Google+, Facebook has had its work cut out trying to block them all. The limited number of Google+ invites coupled with Facebook’s no-one-use-Google+ efforts means it will be some time before anyone can fully migrate to the new service but for early adopters who have scored a Google+ account and are using it resiliently, there is a way to update Google+ from Facebook
using the mobile upload email address provided by Facebook and keep the best of both worlds updated.
is a web app that lets you schedule posts and status updates for Facebook, you can schedule pictures, text updates and links to be posted to your wall from the app’s interface. Some of you might laugh at the idea of scheduling your updates because what you say on Facebook comes from deep thought and wisdom or because you have random brain storms of intellect that you generously share with your friends but the app can be extremely useful for bloggers who post their daily content to Facebook and would like to space them apart at reasonable intervals so that it doesn’t seem like spam. It can be equally useful when you want to share something on your Facebook wall at work but don’t want to be seen opening the site.
Not everyone prefers having their homescreens cluttered with toggle widgets. From amongst those who don’t, some flash custom ROMs that have built-in status bar toggles while others simply sweep said widgets under the rug. If you’re ready to do neither, we’ve got the perfect remedy for you. Notification Toggle
for Android is a free tool that adds toggles of your choice to the notification bar. The freeware lets you choose from a list of seven toggles and four shortcuts and adds the chosen to the notification bar, each in a separate notification/line or up to five grouped in a single notification. As exciting and refreshing the concept of Notification Toggle may sound, it is one of the very first solutions of its type that we have come across so far.
Do you feel that you're Android's notification bar can be made a bit more productive? How about placing shortcuts to a handful of favorite apps of yours in the notification panel, and then launch them directly from there with just a tap? This can now be made possible with the help of an app called
Launch From Notification 2
(app has been renamed) Simple Shortcut Panel
, which is a handy tool that lets you add shortcuts to up to three apps of your choice to the notification/status area and, unlike similar apps the likes of Bar Control and Smart Bar, includes the option to display all three shortcuts in a single line within said area, providing you with quicker access to your favorite apps. You may also set the app to display a single shortcut in the notification area, tapping which displays a pop-up housing all app shortcuts. Though, it is the former feature that holds it apart from older, more popular alternatives.
How is this any better than having shortcuts on the home screen, you may ask. Well, unlike the home screen, the notification area is accessible from everywhere (except from within full screen apps, of course). So if, for instance, you’re browsing the web on your device and find something that you want to take a screenshot of, Simple Shortcut Panel will aid you in launching your favorite screenshot application without having to return to the homescreen. In short, accessing apps from within the notification panel is as simple as dragging the notification bar down and tapping the icon/ shortcut of the required app. There is no restriction whatsoever on the type or order of apps that can be pinned to the notification panel.
To update your facebook status message from Gmail, you will have to first install Xoopit plugin. It is a plugin I cannot live without, read the post I wrote about it here. Once you have installed this plugin you will find a Facebook Connect message on the top-right side of the screen.
Clicking Connect will bring a pop-up window asking to connect Xoopit with Facebook. Read More
Note: There are many software available to find and manage WiFi networks and I have covered few here on this blog, but this is the first time I have come across a WiFi gadget for Windows 7/Vista sidebar.
Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor
is a gadget for Windows 7/Vista sidebar that lets you monitor WiFi networks around you and shows the information of your connected and nearby networks in full details. It has a radar like graphic interface which helps you monitor the status in real time.