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Okay, now that we’ve gotten your attention, tune in for the latest in social media obervations, startup tips and geeky gadgetry galore. Pack your brain with fascinating facts about the history of mobile phones. Satisfy your curiosity by discovering where those darn-cute Google Doodles come from. And tap into the best LinkedIn apps for sales teams. It’s your world — we just write for it.


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38 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed


Aaaaand…we’re back! The list might seem intimidating, but this week’s roundup of top Mashable features will ultimately save you loads of time otherwise spent scouring the web for tech resources.

We’ve compiled the past week’s features, how-tos and insights into a handy little package — and it’s just for you. Presenting everything from geeky galleries to thoughtful think pieces, this handy guide is here to help.


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Facebook iPad App Preview Leaks Out [PICS]

Update: It looks like Facebook has blocked access to the app at this time. Still, you can check out our screenshots to see how the app looks.


Facebook users were able to get a sneak peek of the social networking site’s long-rumored iPad app on Monday by using a jailbroken device and tweaking a file embedded in Facebook for iPhone.

The hack appears to have been first uncovered by Marvin Bernal on Twitter, and TechCrunch has since confirmed “with a source who had previously seen the Facebook iPad app” that this is indeed the iPad app that the company planned to launch with.

Facebook for iPad

Mashable used a jailbroken iPad 1 and made the necessary changes so we could try out the app ourselves.

As you can see from our gallery, it’s quite good. It takes many of the features we have come to see in third-party Facebook apps, but uses its full access to the Facebook API to make the user experience better and more fluid. Facebook Chat is supported, though video chat isn’t (yet) and browsing through the application is much like using Facebook’s web interface, but with a more refined, iPad twist.

Take a look at our screenshots and a description of some of the other features below:


App Icon




The Facebook icon looks the same. Note the Cydia and iFile icons. Right now, in order to access Facebook for iPad, you need to be running a jailbroken iPad 1 or iPad 2.


Loading Screen





Facebook Login





News Feed




The default screen is the Facebook News Feed.


News Feed Options




You can select various filters for the app, just like in Facebook on the desktop.


Side Panel




Sliding the main window to the right reveals an enhanced Facebook sidebar. This interaction, which is similar to Twitter for iPad, provides access to Groups, Events, Places and Messages.


Side Panel




In landscape mode, the panel appears alongside the elongated news feed if swiped to the right.


Status Update




Sharing a status update works as expected. Tapping on the lock icon shows you visibility options.


Visibility Options





Photos




Photo albums are displayed in a grid-like manner, using the same styling Apple uses in its Photos app.


Add Photos




You can create a new album or add photos from your device to an existing album.


Notifications




Notifications are accessible throughout the app.


Facebook Chat




Facebook Chat works on the iPad. Users can communicate iChat style through the panel on the right.


Facebook Chat




Facebook Chat works quite well, but note the lack of hyperlink support.


Like or Comment




A modal window gives an option to "Like" or comment on a post or status update.


Places Check In




Who says the iPad isn't mobile! Facebook Places is supported in the app.


Places Map view





Places Friends View





Facebook Groups




Groups can be accessed from the side panel.


User Wall





User Info





User Wall Interactions




In landscape mode, comments and likes on a status update or wall post appear in the right hand panel.


Viewing Comments on a Photo





Replying to Comments





Logging Out




To log out, tap the arrow underneath your name in the left side panel.


Account Screen




Facebook for iPad supports multiple accounts, which is great for users who share an iPad with other family members.


Remove an Account




To remove an account, tap and hold the profile photo and then tap on the "X."


Remove Account Options




When an account is removed, all the information about it is wiped off of the device as well.

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40 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed


Coming at you with the weekly roundup of features you may have missed on Mashable. Can you handle our collection of Google+ tips, mobile how-to’s, and general geekery? We thought so.

We especially hope you love the editors’ picks this week because we have a hunch they’re exactly what you need. Read on for the latest in tech resources, gathered together for your convenience in this handy one-stop guide.


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Pixable Sorts Videos Your Friends Post on Facebook


Pixable’s apps help users sort through the deluge of photos that result from multiple photo-sharing services and constant access to smartphone cameras. Now, it’s applying the same concept to video.

The startup is launching two new feeds on Wednesday that show users videos that have been recently posted to Facebook or uploaded to Facebook by their friends.

Both video feeds now appear in the “category” section of Pixable’s browser app and will be added to the iPhone, iPad apps at the end of the summer. One of the feeds is useful for scrolling through the YouTube humor that friends post. The other keeps you up to date on personal videos your friends have created.

Pixable’s photo-sorting categories like “best of the week” or “family photos” operate in a similar manner. All comments, likes and other functions of a regular Facebook video are maintained. Browsing them just becomes a more streamlined process.

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46 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed


Get ready for Mashable‘s weekly roundup! This week, we’ve performed original Google+ analysis, prepared you for the Mac OS X Lion release, and pointed you toward the best fictional Twitter accounts. We’ve celebrated startups and mourned space shuttle finales.

So review the list of important resources you may have missed over the past week. Tune in for more great stories and tools coming at you sooner than you can say “Spotify.”


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Ashton Kutcher To Edit Online-Only Bonus Issue of Details Magazine [REPORT]


In addition to acting, investing in various apps and heading up a philanthropic foundation, Ashton Kutcher is also reportedly getting into magazine publishing. The actor will be gracing the cover of the September issue of Details magazine, as well as creating an online-only bonus edition.

Industry sources inform us that the magazine’s September issue will include an online-only companion that can be accessed via Facebook and Flipboard (which Kutcher invested in). The issue is free, and will include content curated by Ashton Kutcher — apps, entertainment, styling products and so on.

Although the social issue seems an intriguing idea, Details has yet to launch a magazine iPad app, which seems a more natural venue for such an edition. The first iPad issue is slated to be released this fall.

More About: ashton kutcher, details, facebook, Flipboard, magazines

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40 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed


Whew! This week was awash with news. So, we transformed that news into advice, tips and how-to’s that you can reference for years to come.

Take Facebook’s video chat launch — we’ll guide you in setting it up. Or the space shuttle launch — we provide the Twitter accounts for dozens of astronauts and space experts. And Google+ has been on the minds of millions — we present its pros and cons. Mashable not only releases breaking news, we help you learn how to apply it to your business, your interests and your personal life.

If spare time for reading didn’t exactly factor into your busy week, here’s a roundup of resources that appeared on Mashable.


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42 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed


No doubt your summer celebrations this weekend will leave you little time to catch up on reading. To help you out, we’ve compiled a handy roundup of this week’s most helpful, informative and inspiring stories.

We’ve celebrated iPhone’s birthday, we’ve pondered celebrity impact on social good, and we’ve laughed over geeky gadgets. This week Mashable overflowed with engaging content. Find out what you missed!


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44 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed


Wow, we have a ton of resources this week. And we’re perfecting one of the most engaging ways to view news: the infographic. Our team loves them and we know you will too. Enjoy the infographic posts below.

We’ve also generated helpful How-Tos, gathered tons of apps and presented cutting-edge technology for your business. For a rich roundup of resources, search no further. We’ve got your back.

Looking for even more social media resources? This guide appears every weekend, and you can check out all the lists-gone-by here any time.


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