Facebook Speeds Up App for iPhone and iPad

Facebook recently heard the pleas of iPad and iPhone users and launched an upgrade of the version of its Facebook App for iOS. Those who suffered due to the slowness and sluggishness of Facebook apps can now breathe a sigh of relief as the new app offers quick, easy, and fast browsing.

Marked Facebook 5.0 for iOS, the app hit the Apple App Store Friday and comes with the most updated change ever.

Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Facebook seemed happy with the new app and posted on his page, “We just released a new Facebook app for iPhone and iPad, and it’s a lot faster. Our team completely rewrote it from the ground up to focus on speed. It’s a big step forward.”

The upgraded app is made to offer twice as fast services in three areas such as launching the app, scrolling through the News Feed, and opening photos in feed.

Other changes include old photo sharing and opening experience, which has now been transformed to much zippier and faster process. With this new app, users just need to tap a photo to open it right away and pull down to close the photo just as quickly. Notifications should now also load just as swiftly.

Mick Johnson, product manager for iOS revealed in a statement, “As you scroll down your news feed, all your friends’ stories appear faster than ever. A banner lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates.”

Now it is believed that with Facebook 5.0 for iOS, users experience on iOS devices won’t be as tedious or boring. With the success of this app, Facebook can mark a step ahead in an opportunity to monetize its service via Sponsored Stories and application ads when the service has just got better and faster!

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Introducing Updated Google Chrome OS…

Google Chrome continues to get better and better to offer you a smooth and easy online experience. And with pets on the desktop, storing files in the cloud, and a slimmed down app-list, Google’s Chrome has just got a lot more fresh and fun.

Google recently announced the updated version of its Chrome OS, which is made with app lists experience to offer you easy use while accessing websites and your favorite applications.

Along with an uninterrupted browsing experience, this updated Chrome OS version will also provide the browser-based operating system file management to match the original product vision, which was a thin layer on hardware that puts storage into the cloud services.

With this version, now you can easily save a file directly to Google Drive, instead of saving it locally and then uploading it.

This latest update by Chrome OS looks somewhat similar to Apple’s Mountain Lion, which has iCloud as the default storage space for certain files. However, it is also to be noted that Google does not mandate or default the file location, it has just added Google Drive as an option, which you can opt for.

In addition to this, Chrome’s app launcher also underwent a change, which you can now see neatly clinging to the corner of desktop. There is also a search box at the top of the app list, which you can use like an omnibox to quickly sort and browse applications.

Providers at Google have also added visual improvement to the Chrome OS, which now allows custom wallpaper, so that you can put your baby’s pets’ pictures on the desktop. Other additional features this updated version offers include audio support for USB and HDMI, an updated Cloud Print dialog, and many bug fixes.

So go update your Chrome to enjoy the fresh experience, if you haven’t done it as yet!… Read the rest

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