Pager Turns Your Facebook Pages Into Full-Fledged Websites

Having a Facebook page can be fun but owning a website is really cumbersome. It is so easy to manage a Facebook page and post pictures, events and wall posts all the time. Pager is the perfect idea for small business owners who wish to turn their Facebook page into a website.

When you start the app, first you have to log in using your Facebook account. Then you’re presented with a list of your Facebook pages. You select a page, save and your site is live in no time. We have to wait a little to get updates on Pager, as this hack was developed in 24 hours at NY Hackathon.

Pager sorts everything into four categories — About, News, Events and Galleries. The About page presents all your business’s contact info, opening hours, the news page has your wall posts, and events and galleries will have the images posted by you.

  • https://github.com/antonshevchenko/pager
  • https://pagerapp2.localtunnel.me

Posture.io helps you to Stop Slouching At The Desk

Heenan’s Posture.io demonstrated at the Disrupt NY Hackathon combines a Bluetooth Low Energy sensor attached to the back of an office chair with velcro and an adhesive magnetic rubber strip that’s stuck to the back of the wearer’s belt. The sensor detects the distance and angle of the magnetic strip on the belt to find whether the wearer is slouching or sitting up straight.

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The app uses that data for tracking the wearer’s posture score and encourages them to slouch less. The wearer’s goal is to keep the posture score as close to 100 as possible.

Within the app, Posture.io displays a large graphic of the user’s posture with their posture score and also integrates with the menu bar to display a discreet reminder of how the wearer is currently sitting.

Google plus sends its first tweet

It’s been nearly four years after Googleplus created a Twitter account. And Googleplus has sent its first tweet yesterday. Since the debut, the service has never gained the same attraction as Facebook or Twitter did.

The Twitter profile of Google Plus was created (@GooglePlus is the handle) in July 2011.

In March Google announced that it would dismantle the service into two separate products: streams and photos. The Google plus split news was not a surprise to it’s users since it was so evident that it was not in the league with Facebook and Twitter that had 1.44 billion, 302 million user base. So why a tweet now?! is the big question.

Send directions, notes, reminders and much more to your phone via Google search

Google is working lot to connect your Android phone and desktop computer seamlessly. All that you need to do is, follow the 4 easy steps – Update the Google app, Turn on Google Now, Turn on Web & App Activity, Sign in to your browser

And now you can just type “send a note to my phone” or “send directions to my phone” into the search bar. A
little Google Now-style card will open up letting you to type in your note or
specify the directions that you’re looking for. The data will be sent to your phone as a notification. You can even send reminders, set an alarm. Earlier, the browser extension, Chrome to Phone was used to share data from your computer to
your phone.

Facebook Messenger’s one click video calling feature

Facebook is not new to video chat, but of late it lacked the normal expected ability . While Skype and Hangouts stole the show — Facebook has just introduced video calling in Messenger. Whether you’re are an Android or iOS user, you can start a video chat with a single tap. All that you need to do is tap the video call button in an existing conversation to start a face-to-face session. Once the call has started, you can switch back and forth from the front-facing and rear cameras, or turn your camera off entirely. As Facebook’s business offering comes into focus (Facebook for work), video could be a smart area of focus.

Including the UK and the US the feature is available for 18 countries. Now you need not fire up another app just to see who you’re talking to. Happy video calling!!

Apple Pay hits Best Buy’s app

Best Buy, has changed its mind and is getting behind Apple. The retailer and Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced during its earnings call that Best Buy stores will support Apple Pay later this year. It’s also available starting today within Best Buy’s mobile apps.

The announcement is quite surprising since Best Buy, along with fellow retailers Walmart, Sears, CVS, and Rite Aid, is a member of the Merchant Customer Exchange – The mobile payments platform built by those merchants and other MCX members to compete against Apple Pay at popular retail chains. Since CurrentC has had trouble getting off the ground and Apple Pay is doing exceptionally well ever since its launch, retailers have started to change their mind to give customers a good payment experience. Soon it’ll have the support of all major credit card brands.

WordPress 4.2 supports emojis!!

Are you an avid blogger waiting for emoji support?? Days back if you use an emoji in your post, WordPress would fail to save it or in some cases you even get to lose the text. Oh yes! Now WordPress 4.2 (landed last week) fully supports emoji. You can even use emojis in your URL slug.

And there is a warning: If your readers aren’t on the latest version of their browser, adding emoji to titles sometimes will have unexpected results, though WordPress officially supports it.

The update also contains some major improvements to the “Press This” feature that allows you to create a post by clicking a button on your bookmarks bar, making it easier to use.

Update to WordPress 4.2 by downloading the latest build or hit the update button on your dashboard to give a try.

PayPal Brings Its Instant Checkout Service “One Touch” Across the Web

PayPal is rolling out one-touch payments across the web, letting customers to checkout from a merchant’s website without having to enter in their user ID and password all over again. One Touch for Web, is an extension of PayPal’s previous efforts on mobile. The vying payments platform Stripe has made thoughtful expansions in acquiring customers of its own, and this is when PayPal made the move for the much needed transformation.

With One Touch, customers wouldn’t have to repeatedly enter in their username and password each time they wanted to pay using PayPal. The information would be stored and shared between supported apps.

PayPal’s OneTouch for Web is arriving today in the U.S. but will expand internationally in the months ahead.

Google and facebook launch tools to help find people Affected by the nepal earthquake

Google and Facebook have launched tools to help people find and track their friends and relatives in the areas affected by Saturday’s disastrous earthquake.

Google has re-launched its People Finder tool, where visitors can either look for someone or share information about someone in the affected areas. The People Finder tool uses a database of missing persons powered by crowd sourced data from individuals and organizations to help people check the status of friends or relatives after a disaster.

Facebook has also launched its Safety Check tool to help users in the affected areas let friends and loved ones know they’re OK. If you are in one of the areas affected by the earthquake, you will get a notification asking if you’re safe, and whether you want to check on any of your friends.