Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
New Rumors Claim an 8-Inch iPad Is in the Works
Apple is working on a smaller, 8-inch version of the iPad, the Wall Street Journal reports citing a source familiar with the matter. This new iPad would help Apple compete with Android tablet manufacturers, which have embraced a variety of tablet form factors, from 5 to 11 inches. The new version of the “standard” iPad will have a similarly sized screen as iPad 1 and 2, but with a much higher resolution, the WSJ reports.
Angry Birds Now Available on Facebook
Ahead of the official launch later today in Jakarta, Rovio has made its multi-platform game Angry Birds available as a Facebook app. The app is very similar to the mobile version of the game which made it one of the most popular mobile titles of all time, with over 700 million downloads so far.
Facebook App for Windows Phone Gets a Redesign
Facebook for Windows Phone has been updated to version 2.3, bringing several new features and many improvements. Highlights include news feed performance improvements, new panorama design, new profile design, improved navigation, support for feed filters, pages and groups, the ability to view likes, posting privacy and many bug fixes.