Friday, February 17, 2012

Nokia to giveaway 5 white Lumia 800 to users worldwide.

Nokia is giving away 5 white Lumia 800 through their Facebook page. To get a chance to win you have to Like the page and pass a simple test which consists of tapping a white tile within 60 seconds. When you succeed, enter your personal info. That's it. 

The contest closes on March 1 of the current year.

Enter the contest on Facebook here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Facebook for Windows Phone updated. Is it really necessary?

While I have the app installed on my Mozart, I hardly ever use it. The reason for that is very simple and obvious. Facebook - just like Twitter, LinkedIn, Messenger - is already integrated into Windows Phone 7.5. That's what makes the beauty of Windows Phone. Don't believe me? Then check the Windows Phone simulator through your browser on your Android and iPhone. Go into the People hubs and you'll be able to check your friends' Wall, comment on their post, chat with them, all in one place. No need to have a dedicated app. 

The updated Facebook app brings a new feature called Groups. A feature that is also present in the people hub. You create groups of friends, co-workers and and view their status and communicate with them all in one place. One thing that Windows Phone does and that the app doesn't is that you can pin the groups to your home screen for fast and easier access and better yet, see your groups' update right from the home screen thanks to the live tiles.
Is the Facebook app really necessary on Windows Phone? 

Focus areas for the v2.3 release:

• News feed performance improvements

• New panorama design.

• New profile design.

• Banner Images.

• Improved navigation.

• Pages

• Groups

• View “likes”.

• Feed filters.

• Posting privacy.

• Bug fixing

If you do not have the app already installed on your Windows Phone, you can get it here

Otherwise, check the MarketPlace live tile on your phone to see if you received the update.