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Buy & Sell through Facebook, Discover Apps through Pinterest [Tech News Digest]

Dave Parrack 12-02-2015

Facebook channels Craigslist, Pinterest discovers apps, LookFor is dumb, House of Cards leaks, play with a First Person Lover, and the Hitman: Agent 47 trailer kills YouTube stars.


Facebook Improves For Sale Groups

Facebook is actively making it easier to buy and sell items in Facebook Groups How You Can Make Your Facebook Group Popular [Weekly Facebook Tips] So, you made a Facebook group but there's hardly anyone in it? Or maybe you made a group for a specific bunch of people, but can't seem to get anyone to be active within the... Read More . Members who belong to a For Sale group will now have access to a new Sell feature, which makes the whole process of listing an item for sale much easier than it was previously.

According to TechCrunch, members of these groups have, up to now, merely added a photo and a text description of the item they want to sell. Once the new Sell feature is fully rolled out, members will have a more structured process in place.

This feature was originally tested in December but will now be rolled out across the social networking site over the “coming months.

Pinterest Adds New App Pin Options

Pinterest has teamed up with Apple to help its users discover new iOS apps. Anyone browsing Pinterest on their iPhone or iPad may encounter an App Pin. This allows iOS users iCan't: 5 Things Android Users Take For Granted and iPhone Users Just Can't Do Have you ever thought that there might be a reason Android users brag about their customizability? Sure, as an iPhone user, you can add and configure apps, change your wallpaper, and otherwise make yourself feel... Read More to download an app without ever having to leave the comfort of Pinterest.

Apple has already launched its own App Store board on Pinterest full of apps sorted into curated collections. Pinterest employees have also chosen a selection of iOS apps, which are now visible on the Staff Picks board. All you need to do to download the app you’re interesting in is click the blue ‘Install’ button.


As yet, there is no word on whether Android apps The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store for 2019 Looking for the best Android apps for your phone or tablet? Here's our comprehensive list of the best apps for Android. Read More will follow in due course.

LookFor, the World’s Dumbest App

A new app called LookFor is being described by its own creator as “the world’s dumbest app.” However, we’re not so sure LookFor takes the crown from Yo!, the previous app described in such a way Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More... [Tech News Digest] Twitter adds support for animated GIFs, a new glitch is found in Super Mario Bros. 30 years after release, HitchBOT prepares to travel across Canada, and a first-person cat simulator on Kickstarter. Read More . In fact, the simplicity and effectiveness of LookFor could be its saving grace.

LookFor turns your phone into a bright beacon, with a colored light (chosen from a range of six) blinking on and off in quick succession. This is designed to be used by friends looking to meet up in crowded places. You simply hold your phone above your head and your friends should be able to spot you.

LookFor is available to buy for 99 cents on iOS.


Netflix Leaks House Of Cards Season 3

Netflix briefly leaked Season 3 of House of Cards, more than a fortnight ahead of schedule. The new season of the original series is set to debut on Feb. 27, but the first 10 episodes (of 13) were accidentally made available to Netflix subscribers Is Netflix Worth The Money? There are more people who don't subscribe to Netflix as those who do, and that swathe of the population wants to know if they're missing out on anything. Is Netflix worth the money? Read More in the U.S. for a short time.

Netflix blamed a “technical glitch” and pulled the show off the service after less than an hour. However, some clever cord-cutters Cut That Cord! How to Ditch Cable If you've read about the cord-cutting phenomenon but aren't sure where to start, this is a guide to cutting the cord and ditching cable TV for good... Read More began watching all 10 episodes, meaning they could carry on doing so even after Netflix fixed its mistake.

There’s a small chance this was all intentional and designed to publicize the return of House of Cards, but we suspect Netflix merely messed up. Albeit briefly.

First Person Lover Changes FPS Rules

While the vast majority of first-person shooters Important First Person Shooters That Evolved The Genre [MUO Gaming] First and third person shooters are the most popular genre in the video game world right now. Call of Duty and Halo have the charts on lock down, and games like Battlefield and Crysis are... Read More depict violence on a scale most of us will never (thankfully) experience in real life, First Person Lover changes things up a little. And we have Swedish sports clothing brand Björn Borg to thank for this.


The free-to-play Unity game which works on both PC and Mac sees you using love to destroy hate and the people propagating it. You douse the villains in kisses, petals, bubbles, rainbows, and teddy bears, before dressing them in Björn Borg’s latest line of clothing.

First Person Lover may just be a marketing ploy, but it’s a fun one, so we’ll let it pass.

Hitman: Agent 47 Kills YouTube Stars

And finally, Hitman: Agent 47 is a new movie based on the Hitman video game series. It stars Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto, and is scheduled to be released in August 2015. However, 20th Century Fox has caused controversy with its early viral video 20 of the Best Viral Videos of 2014 You Really Need to See In terms of online videos released in 2014, for every entirely forgettable damp squib there was a gem that stood out from the crowd. And here are just some of the latter. Read More marketing campaign for the film.

While there is a normal, run-of-the-mill trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, there is also a supercut showing several YouTube stars Three YouTube Stars Interviewed President Obama, Here's What Happened Hank Green, Bethany Mota, and GloZell Green didn't waste their chance to interview President Barack Obama. Read More being assassinated by the titular hitman. While the cartoonish violence isn’t likely to fool anyone, this probably isn’t the best idea in the world.


Your Views on Today’s Tech News

Would you ever buy and sell items on Facebook? Do you still actively use Pinterest? Is LookFor really the world’s dumbest app? Do you think Netflix leaked House of Cards on purpose?

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