Getting started with Facebook Pages Manager for iOS

Posted by Harshad

Getting started with Facebook Pages Manager for iOS

Getting started with Facebook Pages Manager for iOS

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:47 PM PDT

Last week, Facebook let the cat out of the bag about its new Facebook Pages Manager app for the iPhone. But, as you may be aware, the app was only available in New Zealand. Now, the app is available here in the U.S.

The app will surely come in handy for those who manage several Pages or perhaps don't want to have the Facebook app (logged in to a personal account) installed on a work device.

If you're the manager of a Page, be it for yourself or work, you can begin by downloading the app for free.

(Credit: Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET)
  • When you first open the app, you're asked to log in. By tapping on the log-in button, you're then taken to the Facebook app to authorize the app access to your Facebook account. If you don't have the Facebook app installed, you'll be able to log in via a Web page and authorize the app.
  • (Credit: Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET)
  • Once you've authorized the app, you'll be redirected back to the Pages Manager app. From there, the layout as well as look and feel of the app are nearly identical to the official Facebook app. Except, now, you're only able to view information surrounding Pages you're the admin for.
  • From the ... [Read more]

Super Diet Genius app puts superfoods to work

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:10 PM PDT

Super Diet Genius plans your meals based on super-healthy superfoods.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

Diet apps are a dime a dozen. And with good reason: your smartphone is the ideal mobile companion for counting calories, managing exercise, and tracking overall health.

The latest entry into this crowded field: Super Diet Genius. What separates this $3.99 app from the likes of Lose It, Calorie Tracker, and MyFitnessPal? It's all in the "super."

Specifically, Super Diet Genius puts you on a diet that relies heavily on superfoods -- stuff that packs the maximum vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and overall nutrition goodness. (You know: not pizza. Not candy bars. Not French fries.)

Getting started with SDG is much like getting started with any other diet app: you supply details about your age, activity level, current and desired weight, and so on.

But then you'r... [Read more]

Better search on your iPhone with Bang On

Posted: 21 May 2012 01:26 PM PDT

If you are like me, you use the Google app or the Google search bar in Safari to perform Web searches on your iPhone. And then you use the search function within your various apps to search for something in a particular app. Well, no more! Spend $1.99 on Bang On, and you'll be able to search more quickly and efficiently.

Bang On is a universal app in more ways than one. It's a universal app in the sense that it works on both the iPhone and the iPad. It is also a universal search app in that you can use it to perform Web searches as well as search apps on your phone such as Instagram, Pandora, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube.

You can also create custom searches, which the app calls "bangs," to search specific apps, search engines, or Web sites. And owners of the iPhone 4S or the new iPad can use the dictation button to search by voice.

(Credit: Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET)

Bang On is a souped-up, paid version of the DuckDuckGo app. With DuckDuckGo, you can perform Web searches but not the other apps on your phone as you can with Bang On.

Related stories

How to set up sync on Windows 8

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:24 PM PDT

How to set up sync on Windows 8

Whether you love or hate Windows 8's Metro interface, its syncing feature makes it immensely valuable to both people with more than one device, and those who know how frustrating it can be to lose personal data and settings from a crash.

Windows 8 can run a local account, but if you use a Microsoft account -- formerly known as a Windows Live account -- you'll be able to sync some app settings and passwords; Internet Explorer 10 history, preferences, and bookmarks; desktop options such as log-in, lock screen, and colors; search preferences; language preferences; and keyboard and mouse settings.

To set it up, go to the Charms bar, then Settings, and More PC Settings at the bottom of the sidebar. That will open the Windows 8 settings screen. On the left nav, go to Users, then Switch to Microsoft account.

From here, you can enter in your account details, or follow the instructions for creating a new one.

Related stories

Tawkon: The Android app that detects radiation spikes

Posted: 21 May 2012 10:43 AM PDT

(Credit: Tawkon)

Buried deep in the pages of your cell phone manual is an often-ignored section on its Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is the measure of the amount of radio frequency (RF) energy (radiation) absorbed by the body when using your handset. Every phone is measured and rated, and in the U.S. and Canada, the maximum allowable SAR for any handset is 1.6 watts per kilogram. For our database of current cell phone SAR ratings, be sure to check out our chart of cell phone radiation levels for specific phones.

What we don't know, though, is whether or not this radiation is actually harmful to humans. Some studies have linked these emissions to cancer, reduced sperm count, infertility, and other conditions. Meanwhile, there are a number of other studies that show no link at all.

Whatever you believe, Israeli startup Tawkon is banking that you won't want to take any chances either way. That's why the company developed the Tawkon app for Android, which predicts the level of radiation being output by your phone, and notifies you when you may be experiencing "high exposure." It doesn't say you're in danger, and doesn't otherwise try to scare you into changing your mobile habits; all it does is tell you whether you're experiencing high exposure or low exposure, so you can take action if you feel like it.

Related stories

  • [Read more]

Windows 8 tinkering points to news, sports apps

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:41 AM PDT

With a June unveiling fast approaching, Microsoft continues to refine its Release Preview for Windows 8.

The latest tidbit to emerge about the early version of the forthcoming Windows interface is the apparent inclusion of Metro-style apps for news, sports, and travel, according to The Verge, which cites a screenshot posted to WinUnleaked.tk (registration required). For those of you keeping track, this is from Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center Build 8400.0.x86fre.winmain_win8rc.120518-1423, according to WinUnleaked.

Last week, we learned of other tweaks and changes in recent internal builds of Windows 8, including the removal of the "app preview" title and the addition of Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging apps, the Microsoft Reader, and more.

The Windows 8 Release Preview is expected to make its debut in early June. Rumor has it that the final version of Windows 8 will come toward the end of the year.

Install Windows 8 beta

[Read more]

CoPilot GPS review: You can argue with free

Posted: 18 May 2012 06:43 PM PDT

The CoPilot GPS app offers very basic route guidance and does not recalculate automatically.

(Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET)

When heavy hitters such as Microsoft and Google can offer iPhone navigation apps with turn-by-turn guidance for free, smaller companies find it tough to compete. ALK Technologies makes a play for continued relevance with its free CoPilot GPS iPhone app, building on the company's previous CoPilot Live Premium apps.

Free always sounds good, and CoPilot GPS makes its case against Google Maps and Microsoft Bing by offering downloadable maps. As part of the setup process, CoPilot GPS presents a list of maps for different regions you can download. With this very thoughtful approach, you can load up the U.S. and Canada, at 1.3GB, just the U.S., at 1.2GB, or individual regions, such as the Midwest, taking up 300MB. You can choose at any time to change the maps on your phone, as well.

To keep the downloads small, and make up for the app being free, CoPilot GPS does not include 3D, or perspective view, maps. Similar to the free competition, the maps only show in top-down view. However, CoPilot GPS does offer a variety of color schemes.

Where the interface for CoPilot Live Premium was confusing, ALK has cleaned up the menu structure in CoPilot GPS somewhat. The map screen sho... [Read more]


Post a Comment