The Cloud's FastConnect WiFi app launches location-based vouchers in UK

The Cloud announced has recently that it has launched a location-based voucher service for millions of Wi-Fi users in Britain. As a BSkyB subsidiary, The Cloud provides public access Wi-Fi in the UK through more than 18,000 hotspots. The company’s new location-based vouchers are a trial feature as part of its three-year-old Wi-Fi app, called FastConnect, enabling registered mobile users…

Facebook for iOS adds verified check marks for celebrities and brands

Facebook updated its iOS app on Wednesday, incorporating the verified check mark feature that it previously rolled out for web in May. Facebook initially launched Verified Pages on the web for celebrities, high-profile people and businesses. A small, bluecheck mark appears on profiles to indicate that Facebook has verified them as authentic. The check mark – which looks practically identical…

Facebook to reveal New Home on Android, here’s what to expect

Facebook is yet to formally and officially announce what it has in store for its New Home on Android event, but that hasn’t stopped the leaks, rumours and speculation building in anticipation. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, has always said that “every phone is a Facebook phone” and that building a phone has “always been the wrong strategy” for Facebook. More…

Facebook Messenger for Android receiving voice calling functionality

Facebook has begun rolling out voice calling and voice message functionality on its Facebook Messenger for Android app to users in the UK. The Android functionality comes shortly after it was made available for UK iOS users earlier this week.  There’s no need to update the app, as the functionality comes automatically over Facebook’s servers. It’s a cool feature, allowing…

Vine for iPhone Twitter sign-in issues fixed, loses friends with Facebook

After its release yesterday, many users of Twitter’s new video capture and sharing iPhone application, Vine, found that it wouldn’t sign in to Twitter itself – as Pocket-lint found when we first checked out the app. An update has now arrived that fixes that particular issue. It also adds the ability to update your profile photo through the Camera Roll,…

HTC First release date UK: Summer as EE exclusive

EE has confirmed that it will exclusively stock the HTC First, the new Facebook-friendly phone, from this summer in the UK. The UK release date comes some time after the US launch on 12 April, although HTC, Facebook and EE have not detailed why. ”The HTC First will be exclusively available this summer on EE’s superfast 4GEE service, with details on…

What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

Facebook and its partners have�announced the HTC First, making a U-turn on something it said it would never do: launch a Facebook phone. It won’t be for everyone, but Facebook does hope to tempt you in with a clever Android user interface tweak. And should you not fancy a new mid-range handset you can even convert your existing Android smartphone…

HTC First with Facebook Home now available on AT&T for $99

The HTC First, the first handset to come with Facebook Home pre-loaded, is now available stateside for the Facebook-enthused.  After roughly a week of being available for pre-order, the HTC First is available exclusively on AT&T stores and online for $99 (£65) on two-year contract. It is offered in white, black, red and baby blue, and if you’re not the contract type,…