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    Facebook recently announced that it will start rolling out a test update to certain users for the Messenger application. This new test refresh will bring a "faster and more reliable mobile-to-mobile messaging experience", since it is Facebook's belief that "more and more people use Facebook to connect with their friends on mobile". First of all, it will look completely different, as you can see in the image above, where the app is running on an HTC One mini. There will be status badges next to user names informing you whether your friends are using the mobile app or not (something which is ...

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    I'm sure that most of us will admit we completely forgot about Facebook Home. Yes, it is a cool launcher that makes your experience with your device more personal, but still, having your world revolve around Facebook isn't necessarily good. Specially when all you get are invites to Candy Crush. Still, the social media giant keeps working on improving the service, even if their phone venture with HTC flopped very badly. A new update that's being pushed today allows users to not just have to revolve around Facebook. It allows you to set services like Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, and Pinterest ...

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    As Windows 8.1 becomes public, lots of apps are expected to either surge or update within the next couple of days. One of these is a new and official Facebook App, which plans to offer you a more immersive experience with the social network, even if all the invitations to Candy Crush will do an opposite job in making you want to leave. Among the enhancements that this app brings:   Your friends are always at your side, even when you’re using other apps See what your friends are up to Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts Get updates on your Start screen Share ...

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    If you have a Windows Phone 7 and you've always wanted the Facebook app that Windows Phone 8 users are now using, you can do it, as of today, thanks to Microsoft. The company has updated its Facebook Beta application to add support for Windows Phone 7. Grab it at the source below. If you're on Windows Phone 8 and are already using the Beta, make sure to update your client as the new version brings "performance improvements and bug fixes". It is visibly faster than the previous version, though not as fast as we'd like it to be. Source: Windows Phone Store

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    If you are a heavy Facebook user and your platform of choice is Windows Phone 8 you have probably checked out the Beta Facebook application which was available over the past couple of months. Now Facebook for Windows Phone 8 has been updated with a final version of the Beta as it becomes Gold. Facebook 5.0 is a completely new application. Among others, it brings "a complete overhaul of the user interface, improved navigation, support for high-res pictures, post sharing, and Facebook Timeline view". If you want to stay up to date with every minor (or major) change, you can still use the ...

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    Back in April, we heard about Microsoft's interest in recruiting some Windows Phone users to help the company beta test the latest changes to its own Facebook app. Today, we get news of something similar going on, but this time involving Android and the Facebook app developed by the company itself. Facebook wants to attract Android users interested in helping the company test our its latest beta builds. While the project will be open to the public, you're still going to have to sign up to get involved – this isn't as casual as just downloading a beta app from the Play Store. Full ...

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    It's almost hard to believe how quickly Facebook Home – and the HTC First along with it – grabbed the spotlight before almost immediately fading away. Sure, it was risky project that didn't quite deliver in the ways we were hoping, but it was still a big deal to see a company releasing software like this, and it got us wondering who else might cook up a Facebook Home of their own. Now that the dust has settled, it seems a lot less likely that anyone might be interested in following in Facebook's footsteps. Some new survey data spells out just how little interest the smartphone-using ...

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    A little earlier this week we heard a rumor that Facebook might use the event it's hosting today in order to announce a new feature for Instagram, which would move beyond supporting only still pictures and start allowing users to post short video clips – just like Vine has enabled Twitter users to do. Sure enough, that theory has turned out to be right on the money, and today Facebook revealed the new version of Instagram, now video-enabled. So, how isn't this Vine? Well, while Vine's insistence on brevity limits clips to six seconds, Instagram is more-than-doubling that out to fifteen. ...

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    Twitter's Vine has found itself becoming one of the bigger hits of 2013, and after iOS users getting all the fun of posting their short clips online for months, there's now an Android Vine release to get even more users in on the action. Despite the good times so far, Vine may have a bit of a fight in store for it, as some rumors suggest that Facebook is nearly ready to announce a big new feature for Instagram, bringing the same sort of short video support to the app. What we do know for sure is that Facebook has an event coming up this Thursday, where it's expected to announce a new ...

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    A couple weeks back we got word that Facebook was slamming the breaks on plans to bring the HTC First – and the Facebook Home software that comes along with it – to the UK. Reportedly, Facebook wasn't quite loving the user experience the software delivered and wanted time to give things a bit of a refresh and add some "new customization features." We're not sure if we're already seeing the fruits of that labor, but today a new version of Facebook for Android has arrived that does deliver some adjustments to Facebook Home. The big new thing in this release is the creation of a favorites ...

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    In the States, yesterday was Memorial Day. It's a day we spend remembering men and women who have given of their lives, times, and talents to fight for our Freedom and Liberties. It's also a time where we honor our departed loved ones by visiting and decorating graves. In my family, it's an annual tradition to gather at Grandma's house, then trek to three cemeteries, cleaning headstones, placing flowers, remembering all the good times had together, and forging new memories as well. Memorial Day also represents a three-day weekend in which a great many people head to the hills with boats ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's demo of a smartphone with no bezel, and the possibilities of it ever happening. We later talk about Samsung, the sales results of the Galaxy S 4 and their future Developer Edition. We later go through how the Facebook phone is now being pulled away from the UK because of the obvious bad results on sales, even though they don't tell you that. We then cover HTC, their results with the sales of the HTC One, and their new HTC Desire 600. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 5S and iPad 5, manufacturing dates and even some changes ...

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    It hardly took any time at all following the HTC First's launch that we started hearing rumors of the smartphone's failure. Then we saw AT&T slash the phone's price, and all that talk started feeling like it had some weight to it. As we still stand by to learn the phone's ultimate fate in the US, its troubles spread internationally, and today we get word that the First's UK launch has been placed on indefinite hold. What's maybe most interesting is that this reportedly isn't primarily HTC's decision, or even any carrier's, but a choice made by Facebook itself. The company is apparently ...

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    HTC seems like they want to be "number one" -- at least they want people to associate them with that level of prestige. Why else would they name their devices "One" and "First" when everyone else is rapidly iterating their model numbers? Recently the hardware maker teamed up with a social networking service to do something bold and creative: they released a smartphone that was "Facebook centric". When you turned on your phone you got Facebook first. Finally, the much rumored "Facebook phone" had arrived -- but they were bold enough not to call it that. And now, just a few months later, ...

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    Not all of us have read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so not all of us were exactly qualified to make the lame joke that kicks off this week's podcast. But we made it, and we stand behind it. Because as hundreds of fifth-rate "manufacturers" well know, sometimes you just have to fake it. But we're not talking about secondhand knockoff products in this episode of the Weekly. Rather, we get serious about octa-core comparisons, the till-recently-mythical HTC M4, the insanely cheap new Lumia out of Finland, and just how tired we are or aren't of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. In between, we ...

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