Facebook to Soon Launch Dedicated ‘Events’ App for Android, Available Today on iOS

Facebook announced a new app this week, breaking yet another piece of the main Facebook mobile experience off into its own tangent. This time, it’s for Events, providing a new area for users to find all of the latest happenings in their area.

With Events, you can easily find concerts, track events you are already planning to attend, and other nightlife action. To begin, you will see a calendar, complete with things you are already scheduled for. If you happen to be free one night, you can find a local event that might interest you.

GIPHY CAM, Greatest App Ever, Available Now on Google Play

One day, we will actually crown the world’s greatest app, but until that happens, GIPHY CAM can have the title. Launched onto Google Play this morning for all to download, GIPHY CAM brings all of the GIF fun you can imagine, letting users easily produce and customize GIFs for sharing.

To begin, you will simply snap a video, then choose to add stickers, foreground animations, face overlays, or various filters to your video. Once you have a GIF masterpiece completed, simply save it, then upload to your favorite social media site. It’s that simple, which is what makes it so fun.  (more…)

Facebook Announces Messenger Lite, Catered to Those With Older Phones and Slower Connections

Facebook announced Messenger Lite this morning, a retooled Messenger app for users with aging devices, or who are in areas with slower data connection speeds. With the Lite version, folks from all over can stay connected with their friends and family, without having to worry about Messenger hogging all sorts of data.

Messenger Lite weighs in at just under 10MB, a big slim down from the standard version we use here in the US. To make the app smaller, it appears Facebook has stripped a few features, with the big one being Chat Heads. However, users on the Lite version can still send and receive texts, links to webpages, share photos, and see stickers.  (more…)

Some Cards in Your Android Pay Account May Stop Working on October 14

When Android Pay first arrived, Google allowed users of Google Wallet the chance to migrate their already-working debit and credit cards that had been set up for tap & pay to come over to the new service. That offer was a temporary one, clearly, because Google has announced via Android Pay support that those old grandfathered cards will be cut off on October 14, 2016 if they aren’t one of their official participating banks.  (more…)

Facebook Marketplace Lets You Buy, Sell Items Around Your Area

I can’t remember the exact year it was, but quite a few years ago, I attempted to purchase a laptop from Craigslist. Given there is no longer an active police investigation taking place, I can tell you that not only did I not get a laptop, but I was also out $400. TL;DR version: I got robbed. It was from that moment on that I never used Craigslist again, considering you just never know who you are meeting up with.

Now in 2016, Facebook is attempting to get people buying and selling, this time with something called Marketplace. Baked right into your existing Facebook experience, users can simply post pictures of things they want to sell, or browse items already for sale in their area. (more…)