Archive for the ‘Facebook’ Category

Here’s a guide on how to turn on sound for every notification on Facebook app for iPhone. More details can be found right past the jump.

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Facebook has just launched an experimental initiative for its users, called Place Tips. As you can already tell by the name itself, the feature will be bringing you relevant information based on your location. More on this brilliant development from the social networking mammoth, right after the jump.

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Is the Facebook app for Android slowing down your entire experience? In light of the abundance of budget Android phones out there, the social networking giant has just launched Facebook Lite – a lighter version of the original for Google’s mobile platform. Head on after the jump to catch all the details on this development.

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Here’s how you can delete unread messages on Facebook without opening them up on the Web or mobile phone. Head on after the jump for the complete guide.

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WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform instant-messaging app, has had a busy past year or so. Following the purchase by Facebook for a massive amount in the billions, it recently launched its very own Web service, but despite the expansion, it’s not readily accessible to each and every smartphone owner. Because of data limits, many WhatsApp users are often forced to converse only when Wi-Fi is available, but for a flat, annual fee amounting to the equivalent of $11.60, one Italian entrepreneur is peddling a SIM solution that’ll enable unlimited WhatsApp messaging anywhere in the world.

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Here’s how you can save Facebook posts so you can access and read them later. More details on how to do so can be found right here.

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Here’s how you can view hidden photos of your friends or anyone on Facebook. More details and download link can be found after the jump.

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Facebook has today launched its new Stickered for Messenger app for iOS, just days after the same app was first made available for Android.

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Facebook has released a new app for Android and iOS, named Stickered for Messenger. The aim of this small utility is to supplement Messenger app by allowing you to add stickers to photos before sharing via the company’s chat app.

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Messenger, and instant messaging in general, seems to be the focal point of Facebook’s recent endeavors. After the lofty purchase of WhatsApp – the most expensive mobile app ever created by some margin – the social company’s own client has been the subject of frequent updates, and today, the Menlo Park firm is integrating its FacePile infrastructure into its chat service.

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Here’s how you can disable Facebook from automatically enhancing your photos when you upload them using your iPhone. Complete step-by-step guide can be found right here.

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Here’s how you can use Graph Search to find old posts on Facebook for iPhone. Complete step-by-step guide can be found after the jump.

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Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with TIME has touched upon a very interesting subject that involves the concept of business models generating revenues from ads. Zuckerberg talked about how Apple charging their consumers does not mean that the company is more customer based than other free, ad-supported business models out there.

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Arguably the biggest social network in the world, Facebook has been, time and time again, under a lot of fire from the media as well as users for its not so friendly privacy settings, including (at one point) resetting of the set settings for all users once they rolled out any changes. The social networking giant has been keen on improving its standing on this front for quite some time now, and the latest step that it took is a big leap in this direction. Recently, Facebook has been notifying its mobile and desktop users of upcoming Terms of Service & Privacy changes through push notifications across both its mobile platform, as well as the Web version of the service.

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Facebook has continued to dissect the various attributes of its social networking experience, with the Messenger app being the most obvious and widely used spin-off to the main official utility. But it’s not the only aspect of Facebook that could use its own little quite space through which to operate, and with a large chunk of the 1 billion+ user base engaged in groups, Mark Zuckerberg and his software development team have obliged with a separate Groups app for iOS and Android. Details, as ever, can be seen below.

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Facebook has now been around for a good part of our lives, and where the social network behemoth has dedicated apps for mobile platforms, it continues to be confined to Internet browsers on the desktop. Enter Current for Facebook – a native Facebook app for Mac, which is already turning some heads. We see why.

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Facebook continues to evolve at a considerable rate, with Mark Zuckerberg and his development team introducing and rolling out new features every couple of months now. Sure, there’s been quite a bit of trial and error along the way, with the the company having thrown many ideas against the wall in hoping that they’ll stick, and today, another has arrived in the form of a concept that lets users create short, ‘thank you’ clips to post to their friends.

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Despite its purchase of image-sharing app Instagram a couple of years ago, Facebook remains dedicated to the task of encouraging users to upload their snaps onto the world’s foremost social network, and as per an official blog post, the company is now adding a couple of useful new features for this very purpose. Notably, the update is dedicated to making it easier and quicker to upload multiple photos on mobile, and with users also able to select the order of the album in swift fashion, should prove a very useful enhancement for rampant photo sharers on both iOS and Android.

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Back in the old days of the Internet, one thing that thrived above everything else was the concept of chat rooms. People would spend hours and hours in IRC rooms, hiding behind pseudonyms and being whoever they wanted to be. In the days of Java-based feature phones, applications like Mig33 and Nimbuzz attempted to bring this concept to the world of mobile communication as well, but they didn’t meet much luck at that. The same concept that was massively popular on computers, never really caught on on the cellular world.

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Social media, particularly the likes of Twitter and Facebook, have become essential figures in modern media and communication, and although discussions on numerous topics occur at all times, major disasters prompt a notable spike in overall activity. The problem is that while disorganized, free-for-all chatter is fine in most instances, it simply doesn’t resonate with the general panic that coincides with catastrophe, and so to help bring an element of formality to proceedings, Facebook has added a novel feature that allows users of the network to log their “safety status” when caught up in a potentially hostile, dangerous, or even life-threatening scenario.

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