Facebook Creative Labs' debut release, Paper, aims to change the way you interact with Facebook on your phone. The app has removed the cumbersome buttons long associated with the original app and replaced them with a cleaner interface and a tacked-on newsreader. But will this be enough to bring fleeing users back to Facebook?
Stylish controls: Although Paper's swipe navigation is nothing new, it makes browsing your feed easy. Swipe left and right to navigate, swipe up to expand, and swipe down to collapse. It couldn't get any easier. Imagine Flipboard but with all the stories from … Read more
Jildy, the iPhone app that organizes your friends list, is promising a better status browsing experience that will take users less than a minute.
The app's update announced today means it can now push the statuses it thinks is most relevant to you -- based on the keywords you choose and the group of friends you want to hear from -- to the top of your reading list.
How long does it take you to sync your iPhone? I have the 16GB 3G, about 9GB of music, almost 2GB of apps, and about 60 photos. My "Other" category shows up as more than 2GB (!) in iTunes, but that might be worthy of a separate post. In any case, from start to finish, syncing my iPhone on my Windows PC (it's where my music library is) takes almost an hour. A lot of that time is spent backing up or transferring purchases, but it just doesn't seem right that it should take that long.
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Vator.tv, the "YouTube for start-ups" has a new feature going live on Tuesday morning that lets companies post short updates to their Vator.tv-hosted information pages. Similar to Twitter, the messages are limited to just a few hundred characters and other Vator users are simply able to follow a company to keep tabs on what it's doing.
Companies with access can post new updates anytime they'd like, and interact directly with users who can reply in the threaded commented section below each item. Vator has borrowed a page from Facebook in letting users get notified … Read more