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Tech This Out: Facebook Home and Fido Foto

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If you were disappointed by the news Facebook's new "Home" feature for cell phones rather than a tangible phone itself, you're not the only one.

So what's the deal with Facebook Home?

The app takes over the locked and home screen of Androids.

Basically it's a news feed and not that exciting. But it does look really cool, and looking at the actual design, it's pretty.

Pictures of your friends who messaged you will float around on the screen.

The "Chat Heads" pop up even when you're in an app, so you won't miss them. It's nice if you're getting directions somewhere and the friend you are meeting is asking where you are.

Something I don't like is that Home doesn't give you an easy way to get back to the regular Android home screen. Not that I've figured out anyway.

AT&T is joining HTC and Facebook to launch the first smartphone designed to feature Facebook Home.

HTC First is available for pre-order now.

For the rest of you, you'll have to wait until April 12 to download Home. If you're an iPhone user, a Windows user or a Blackberry user, it's not available.

Lovin' Fido Foto

I love, love, love Fido Foto!

It's one of the best apps I've played with. I find it hilarious. And best of all, it's free.

Take pictures of your dog and then go to town making them look really cute or funny or both. Well, funnier or cuter than they already are.

You can add frames, sunglasses, silly eyes, smiles, hats, wigs, masks, necklaces and bow ties. In fact, there are over 100 different graphics available for free.

You can also add filters like on Instagram.

One easy click lets you share the fun pictures on Facebook and Twitter.

You can use this on people, and on cats too. Just use with caution around cats.

You can see pictures of my dogs and get caught up on the latest tech news by following me on Twitter at NBC_Molly.

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