Facebook for iOS has been upgraded. The new version is readily available for download from the app store. It’s listed as version 6.3. It enhances iPad support, fixes Information Feed trouble, supports validated account, which is much like the confirmed accounts you see on Twitter. You’ll see blue checkmarks to signify a validated account.
With Facebook 6.3, when a user searches for a star, public figure or a brand name, a blue ‘validated account’ checkmark appears alongside an account name to let users understand that the Facebook account is official. In addition to appearing in search, the checkmark also appears when you visit that celeb, public figure or brand’s Facebook page in the app.
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Google has revealed a significant new upgrade that’ll bring the official Google Maps app to the iPad ‘SOON’. The updated Google Maps app will focus on exploration to browse and discover new places with a new cards interface that shows “great places to consume, consume, sleep and go shopping”. Along with improvements to navigation and reporting of traffic conditions, Google will also bring Zagat and Offers integration, retire Latitude and My Maps, and release new location sharing and check-in choices for Google+ (coming quickly to iOS). According to Google, the My Maps functionality will go back to future variations of the app.
You can read Google’s blog (with screenshots of the new Google Maps app for Android) here.