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HTC Status review

Introduction: HTC’s Status is “the Facebook phone,” previously known as the ChaCha. It was released in America by AT&T on July 17th for $399.99 outright and $49.99 on a two-year contract with a minimum data feature of $15. The contract price and lowered data requirement make the Status a bargain entry for a new Android phone, and happens to ship with… Read more

Google+ Games: Facebook revisited?

One of the aspects of Google+ that I found refreshing after relying on Facebook as my primary social site for a couple of years, was Google’s simple, clean take on sharing and following. Specifically, the lack of game invites and goofy trivia surveys in the Google+ Stream. But according to some Google+ code discovered by Engadget, games and possibly surveys… Read more

Facebook goes to the next level smearing Google

After a long series of controversial moves with users’ privacy, Facebook has been exposed engaging in a whisper campaign against Google, in which doubt is cast on the search giant’s respect for its customers’ privacy. Burson-Marsteller, a PR firm that handles Silicon Valley giants, was recently busted pushing a blogger towards anti-Google posts,… Read more

Facebook acquires Beluga

Beluga has been a shining example of just how good a BlackBerry Messenger-esque app for non-BlackBerry phones can be. So good, in fact, that it’s been acquired by none other than Facebook today. On Beluga’s site: “Since launching Beluga, we’ve appreciated all the enthusiasm and positive feedback from our users. We’re excited to continue to build our… Read more

HTC’s “One Touch Facebook Access” phones revealed

Let’s just get this straight: There is no real Facebook phone. Yet. And for right now, this is as good as it’s gonna get. Just announced today, HTC will be manufacturing not one, but two Android devices featuring dedicated Facebook buttons — The Salsa and Chacha. Just what do these Facebook buttons do? Well for starters, they’re context aware. Whenever… Read more

HTC said to be working on two Facebook phones

The last time we heard the words City A.M. and exclusive together, the site was spreading news that the Nexus S was going to be available in the UK in time for Christmas. They also said “rumours surrounding a Samsung model are believed to be untrue,” so be sure to keep that in mind when you hear what they’re saying now. According to City A.M., HTC… Read more

Facebook for Android lands big update

Before we dig into the meat of this post, let’s just get this out of the way right now: There is no Facebook phone. There is however, a lot of great changes being made to Facebook for Android, and the way it communicates with other apps. The newest version of the Facebook app for Android includes three key features that will change the way you use… Read more