Weekend tech reading: Facebook's midlife crisis

By Matthew ยท 6 replies
Mar 17, 2013
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  1. Does Facebook know how to get old? At a Facebook developer event in Austin on Sunday, the company's golden children weren't so sure. Many of the people there either ran or represented companies that make Facebook apps. A rep for...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    Don't forget Kixeye Battle Pirates and War Commander those on played on Face Book. But Kixeye has their own server now to play these two games directly without logging onto Face Book. Their newest game Vega Conflict a space battle game also plays on their server. Still in beta I able to get a feel of that game. So all 3 of games I play. Only two BP and WC are on FB and on KE servers.

    Old games from Zynga like CafeWorld and Farmville get stale on FB.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    FB cant really change anymore. Heck, they can redesign their newsfeed, but there is nothing new there.
  4. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    Hahaha, it sounds like apple is getting desperate :p
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I have an iphone 5 but still got the email lol... fail
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    GRRRRRRR my jimmies continue to be rustled by Apple. That new 'why iphone' page is simply amazing.

    - The first photo looks ridiculous. The stupid screen aspect ratio is multiplied by the angle of photo.
    - Retina display claims: yeah, you can see the pixels - lie #1. Also, other high-end phones have better-than-retina quality displays, which Apple deny - lie#2.
    - The battery technology claims are blatant lies. It's a Li-Po 1440mAh battery - standard.
    - The CPU claims I agree with. Proprietary CPU with OS makes it run pretty great. (Still lags on GUI though)
    - Camera claims. Most popular? Get your obscure facts pulled from Flicker out of here. The iPhone camera's are mediocre, and the latest iPhone 5 one has serious issues.
    - Store claims: yup, the store is pretty good. Developer frustration though? Haha...
    - iOS6 - worlds most advanced. I don't really have anything to say here really, we all know this is BS.
    - Siri. It's a gimmick. Is it even out of Beta yet?

    inb4 fanboy.
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  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I love my iPhone and I really like iOS, it is clean and beautiful. But it is very very boring and too simple (made for newbies). I would like some aspects of Android in iOS, while still keeping it simple. iOS has its way to go, I like it, but both Android and iOS have features to share.

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