Social Networking

Facebook’s new app Riff lets you collaborate on videos with friends

First it was video sharing apps. Then it became ephemeral video sharing. Now, it looks like collaborative video creation and sharing will be the name of the social media video game. Facebook has released the newest app from their Creative Labs. It's called Riff and its main purpose in life is to get you and your friends to collaborate on interesting and fun videos and then share them with the world.

Facebook now lets you make digital scrapbooks of your kid’s pictures

Parents, especially new ones, can always be found sharing photos of their child or children on social networks. Some even give monthly or weekly photo updates to show off how cute their progeny are, especially to relatives or loved ones that are far away and can only see the kids online. But sometimes, the photos are digitally scattered so it's hard to keep track of them. The largest network of them all. Facebook, is now giving you a much more organized way of sharing your children's photos with their new Scrapbook feature.

Invite your loved ones to go out through Swarm’s private messaging

Have you ever wanted to send an invite to a group of friends to eat out in this new restaurant, but didn't want to broadcast it to your whole social network? Well, yes, there are a ton of group messaging services out there, but what if you didn't want to go out of the app you're currently on, and what if that app was called Swarm? Well, now you have a solution to that if your answer to both questions is yes.

Blinq keeps you updated with people you’re chatting with

Probably all of us who are living in the digital, mobile world, has experienced this at one point or another. You're chatting with a colleague, acquaintance, or friend, when you suddenly realized you're missing some information about them, and so you have to go to their social networks (if you're connected) to look for that crucial piece. It's sometimes a hassle to move from your conversation to searching for information, so an app will make things easier for you. Welcome Blinq to your life.

LinkedIn’s Connected app now available for Android

If you're not really that satisfied with your built-in phonebook or your current contacts app and if a lot of your contacts are on LinkedIn, then this new app is something you can consider being a replacement for the current one you're using. LinkedIn Connected brings more than just the usual functionality of a phonebook and integrates information that your contacts have added to their LinkedIn profile to help you build a better relationship with those you'll be encountering both online and offline.

Facebook Lite now available for low-end Android devices [apk download]

A new version of the Facebook app has turned up on Google Play and it is aimed directly at users who want something that uses less data and runs smoothly on low-end devices. The Facebook app can use a lot of data and that is a problem for people on limited plans. Sometimes the app can also be sluggish on devices that are on the low end of the power scale with limited performance.

Facebook At Work currently being tested, coming soon

Facebook isn't going anywhere. I think it will still be the top social network for a few more years before a new one comes along and be more popular. Some people may have stopped checking their accounts but I know a lot of people who still depend on Facebook as if life would be over if they don't open it. Oh well, you've got to admit that it's been great communicating with family and friends on Facebook. But more often that not, it has also become a place for so many trivial stuff that can be annoying at times.

Status automatically lets your friends know what you’re doing

If you don't want to flood your friends' Facebook or Twitter timelines with inconsequential updates like "at home" or "driving" or "out of town" but you would actually like them to know it, then there's a separate app for that. Status - auto status updates somewhat simplifies the process and does that for you.

HTC Zoe hands-on: an attempt at a new kind of sharing

As part of its attempt to expand its reach beyond its own hardware and software products, HTC is releasing its Zoe app for the whole world to see and use. But more than just a fancy way to stitch up photos together into a memorable video reel, HTC is pushing Zoe to become something much more: a social networking platform for sharing such reels, but with a spin on "collaborative editing".

Foursquare version 8.0 focuses on customized recommendations

Two weeks after Foursquare announced that they are rebranding from the ground up, they have finally unveiled version 8.0, and simply checking-in is definitely a thing of the past as far as the new app is concerned. The new Foursquare is all about giving users personalised and localized recommendations, based on what kind of things you like, where you’ve been in the past and what you should be checking out in your hood.
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