Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Should you update to iOS 6?

Friday, September 21st, 2012

For those of us who aren’t rushing out to get the new iPhone 5 today, I know there’s been an overwhelming temptation to upgrade to iOS 6. While there are a lot of great new changes, there are also a few features that have gone away:

1. Maps

Not sure that this is change for the better. It’s missing Google’s transit directions, street view images, and as TUAW reported, it’s also missing several landmarks and streets making for some seriously inaccurate cartography. You can still use Google Maps from Safari, but we’re hoping that Google will publish a Google Maps iOS app soon.

2. Facebook

You can now directly link your Facebook account with the iOS, which enables you to post photos directly from you photo album to Facebook, update status from the notification center, and sync your contacts with their FB account.

3. Siri

It works much better. Full stop.

4. FaceTime

Consider this improved ONLY if you have AT&T. If you do, then you can now make video calls on 3G –  no need for WiFI.

5. Passbook

Looks neat, but haven’t yet had a chance to use it. Users who travel a lot will no doubt love being able to have boarding passes on their iPhones.

Also, we’ve had reports from some users who have encountered problems while updating to iOS 6 via iTunes and Software Update. The upgrade just flat out failed and they had to do the update via WiFi. Before you upgrade, please make sure that your phone (or other iOS 6 eligible device) is backed up! Macworld has published a handy “how to” upgrade guide here that is very helpful!

Flickr as a replacement for MobileMe Gallery

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Another tip I meant to mention in the last post regarding the transition from MobileMe to iCloud, was about Flickr.  Flickr is a really good way to share photos, create galleries of images and even set up an online portfolio (we have several users who are graphic designers that do this).  Flickr’s integration with iPhoto, Facebook and other sites makes it very easy to use.  For example, when you post a new image to Flickr, you also choose to have it automatically post to your Facebook wall, Twitter feed, etc.

Flickr also generates easy to find links for sets or collections of images (so you can email direct links to the work you want to show).  Flickr is a Yahoo! service, but you don’t have to have a Yahoo account to join or sign in.  You can also access Flickr with your Google or Facebook account credentials.

You can also check out your Flickr photos on your Apple TV.

Best of all, with a Flickr Pro account you get UNLIMITED photo uploads (20MB per photo) and unlimited storage for only $24.95 a year.

Need Mac Help’s Top 10 iPhone Apps – App #2

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Facebook is iPhone App #2 on our (non-exhaustive and in no order of importance) list of favorite Apps.

All the main Facebook features are here.  You can view newsfeeds, write to your friends, view your wall and the walls of your friends, and view friends’ photo libraries.  As would be expected for an application intended for use on a mobile device, the Facebook iPhone App features very nifty mobile features like the Facebook Chat IM service (you can chat with your friends for free!) and fast photo uploading.


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