BY WHITSON GORDON APR 20, 2012 10:30 AM 16,495 33 Share
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Fast Facebook Brings a Speedier, Ice Cream Sandwich-Inspired Facebook Experience to Android
Android: If you’ve used Android’s Facebook app recently, you know how slow and bloated it’s become. If you’re tired of staring at the Facebook loading screen, Fast Facebook is a cool, customizable, blazing fast Facebook client for Android.
Fast Facebook does exactly what it says it does: it’s fast. Profiles and photos load nearly instantaneously, and it even has some fancy animations to go with its new, Ice Cream Sandwich-inspired look. You can do nearly anything the official app can do, like post status updates, write on your friends’ walls, chat, and more. Plus, it even has a few extra features, like themes and the ability to choose the resolution of photos (to tweak how fast they load). The only things it doesn’t currently do are event invites and push notifications, but it’s still in beta, and the developer is working on those features right now. Overall, it’s much better than Facebook’s official app, so give it a go if Facebook has you a little frustrated.
Fast Facebook is a free download for Android devices.
Fast Facebook Brings Slimmed Down Experience
POSTED APRIL 20, 2012 AT 2:00 AM BY POORCOLLEGEGUYDIFFICULTY:1
What do many users often request from the Facebook mobile app development team? A faster, less bloated experience for starters. And a way to theme it would be nice as well. Whether it is small bug fixes or big feature omissions, there are a lot of users who are frustrated and dissatisfied with the official Facebook application. Now, those users have a second option.
XDA Forum Member taomorpheus has created a Facebook application dubbed Fast Facebook, which looks to fill in the gaps where the old Facebook left off. It promises a much faster and smoother Facebook experience, without sacrificing any of the features. It even includes a few features that the standard Facebook application lacks.
Fast Facebook can be themed. Unlike other themed versions of the Facebook application, there are theme packs for Fast Facebook that allow users to change the look themselves and upload their own backgrounds from their photo gallery. Think desktop wallpaper, but for Facebook. The application also features pretty much everything you’d need in a Facebook app, including the chat function, usual notifications, posting on walls, and so on. The application’s big claims to fame, however, is how it is designed to be streamlined and run more quickly and is based on Android 4.0 design language. It is a beta, though, so expect there to be a few bugs when roving around. taomorpheus is working hard to iron them out but a beta is a beta.
More information, screen shots, download links, change logs, and feature lists are available in the application thread. Go get your Facebook on in a different way.
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Features: Comment, share and like Real-time Home feeds Write new status Read notifications Chat Share contents from other android apps Access to news, status, photos, links, videos, … Search friends, people, pages and everything else Write on friends’wall Access to Groups and Pages Read your private messages Add Photos Add locations (check-in)
View Albums and Galleries
Background themes (grey, app theme or photo loaded from your Device) High security level: Facebook takes care of your user and password, we don’t store anything! Android 4.0 Design
Features Coming Soon: View Events Widgets Notifications Please send us feedbacks. Don’t post 1 Star, we are in BETA! Your opinion is important for us. This app is free, remember!
UPDATE 1.3 - Showcase: Increased the number of types of news User Photos in the News News and news in detail horizontal view Color identification for each type of news Added Groups (Reading, Comment, Like, Share) HD Images PinchToZoom on Pictures and news Possibility of removing “Likes” by a news
-Chat: Added New Chat system Added list online / offline Friends Real-time notification in the chat with multiple users simultaneously (no background) Added search form for Friends in chat Friends List expandable and reducible Chat also in horizontal
-Friends: Optimized scrolling speed of Buddy List Quick Search form Cover photos and friends time line
-Settings: Login / Logout Added menu backgrounds Performance settings added (Ability to change the performance settings and option to free up cache)
-Image Gallery: Added Albums Added comments displayed for each image PinchToZoom on each individual photo
-Private Messages: List messages with details of the person you contacted Easy searching of the person that you want to contact Possibility to send private messages directly from your profile page
-Improvements Optimized loading speed Optimized pagination News Optimized the update rate Notifications Optimized speed of loading images Optimized search speed Fixed all the bugs found Added possibility to open notifications in Groups
TAG Heuer, the popular Swiss luxury watch maker (a subdivision of Louis Vuitton, in turn owned by luxury goods group Christian Dior – see where I’m going here ?) is known for providing a unique balance of build material quality and precise technology… in watches. You can only imagine how surprised we were to learn that they have recently announced the TAG Heuer Racer, a luxury Android smartphone that will be available for purchase starting this July, at a starting price (I really wonder what that really means, since we’re talking about a smartphone!?) of roughly $3600 / 2800€.
Modern smartphones are often plagued by less than stellar battery performance, which sometimes makes a full day usage of the device impossible.
If you love your Galaxy Nexus, chances are you’ve been rather disappointed by its measly battery life. In that case, you’ll be pleased to know that an extended (really extended) battery pack is now available. Produced by Mugen, the 4000 mAh extended battery pack for the Galaxy Nexus also comes with a built-in stand and a new battery cover. Note that the extra battery hours come at the expense of a bulkier phone, but that’s to be expected.
1. Launch the Android Market
2. Update Google Music
3. When the update has been installed, go to your home screen
4. Pull down the notification shade and tap the Settings icon
5. Tap Apps
6. Go to Market under the “All” tab
7. Press “Clear Data”
8. Open Play Music (that’s what the new Google Music is called)
9. Tap the Market icon in the bottom tray
10. Confirm the upgrade
You’ll be able to tell if you have the new “Market” by looking at the icon in the “Play Store” app. If it’s the new white colored sack with a multicolored arrow on it, you’ve got the new one! Also, the “Market” will no longer show up in your app list, it will have been replaced with the “Play Store”.