Briefly: Qantas Goes Android, Facebook Goes Bumpy

Briefly: Qantas Goes Android, Facebook Goes Bumpy
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Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Qantas’ Android app, Facebook’s new approach to post promotion and the future of 3D TV in Australia.

  • Qantas has released an official Android app, which lets you log into flights, track frequent flyer points and sign up for alerts on flight specials. As Australian Business Traveller points out, it’s similar to the iOS version but welcome nonetheless. Qantas has also integrated with Google Now so your phone can handily/creepily tell you when you need to leave for the airport.
  • Facebook has changed its algorithms in a bid to make sure stories that are popular will remain visible for longer by being “bumped up”, while also altering some of its ad display parameters. We’re sure the final outcome will be the usual: Facebook users will noisily complain but no-one will leave.
  • Over at Gizmodo, Luke looks at the future of 3D and HD broadcasts in Australia. Despite 3D channel shutdowns across the globe, it isn’t all bad news.

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