Facebook released an update to its iOS application, version 5.5, and the main addition is the ability to make free calls if both users are located in the U.S. or Canada, which the social network added to its Messenger app in January.
It seems like Facebook’s privacy settings change almost on a weekly basis. A new iOS application from Germany, Kleek, hopes to make browsing and posting to Facebook from mobile phones a simpler experience. Kleek allows users to essentially create their own algorithms, filtering a news feed to see the friends and pages they want to see and giving users control over who sees what they post.
Thursday, Russian search engine Yandex released a mobile application, Wonder, that was something like Facebook’s graph search mixed with Siri. From an iPhone or iPod Touch, someone could ask Wonder, “What sushi restaurants do my friends like in San Francisco?” and it would come up with a list, based on their Facebook friends’ likes and check-ins. A few hours after the app went live, Facebook pulled its data from Wonder.
Hitting a bit of a musical rut and looking for some new tunes? Turn to your Facebook friends for inspiration. Social music service Serendip announced Wednesday an iOS application for those looking for new songs to listen to when they’re away from the computer. Serendip takes suggestions from content shared by Facebook friends and Twitter followers and gives users recommendations on what’s new and popular.
Next month, you won’t need an insane vertical leap to rise to power in the National Basketball Association. Game developer 2K Sports, which makes basketball video game NBA 2K13, announced Wednesday the launch of 2K Everywhere. This includes a Facebook game where gamers can import a created player from the video game and compete in challenges with friends, as well as mobile apps.
iPhone users who want a different way of catching up with their Facebook news feeds have a new option in the form of Gabi, a $0.99 application for the iPhone and iPod Touch from Berlin-based Loui Apps.
The Washington Post social reader application for Facebook has gone multiplatform, as the newspaper announced the release of apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices, and the Kindle Fire.
Now users of Apple handheld devices have a way to hide Facebook use at work like everyone else does, thanks to the release of Facade Book.
Looking for some cool apps for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch? Perhaps your Facebook friends can help by using Kinetik.