Facebook Automatically Enhance Mobile Photos

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

By on December 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

The photos you upload straight from your phone to Facebook typically aren’t works of art, but starting this week, you don’t have to worry about tinkering with them to make them look better. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is now automatically enhancing photos uploaded on iOS devices, with Android soon to follow. More →

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Facebook Year in Review 2014

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

By on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, Facebook wants us to take a look back at the people, the places and the events that defined our year. The popular social network has put together a Year in Review site with a series of fascinating top 10 lists, from the TV shows that kept us glued to our couches to the songs that never seemed to leave the radio. More →

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Facebook Image Recognition Technology

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

By on December 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

At some point in the future when your drunken self will think it’s perfectly fine to upload certain embarrassing selfies to Facebook, the social network will be so smart that it will be able to prevent it. The company is currently working on such advanced artificial intelligence that’ll be able to determine the content of pictures beyond simply recognizing your face or the face of your friends, and tell whether you’re intoxicated or not before offering an automated advice against uploading a picture that the entire world could see. More →

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Facebook Advertising Business Model

Mark Zuckerberg is totally fine with you being the product

By on December 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg is totally fine with you being the product

In an extensive look at how Facebook wants to help people in emerging markets access the Internet (and turn them into Facebook users) with help of its Internet.org initiative, Time has also spoken to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social network’s business model. This is particularly topical given the rise of the Ello anti-Facebook social network, and also Tim Cook’s comments about customers being “the product” for certain companies that make money from targeted advertising. More →

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Opinions
Mark Zuckerberg Vs. Apple

Mark Zuckerberg is yet another person who doesn’t understand Apple

By on December 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg is yet another person who doesn’t understand Apple

As you’ve probably read by now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took some shots at Apple in an interview with Time where he defended his company’s advertising-based business model and said that if Apple really cared about its customers, it would make its products a lot cheaper. While this might make for a good soundbite, it once again shows how a lot of people out there simply don’t get why Apple has been so successful over the years. More →

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How To Stop Trolls On Facebook

The single best way to deal with awful Facebook trolls we’ve ever seen

By on December 2, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

The single best way to deal with awful Facebook trolls we’ve ever seen

Dealing with trolls is just a something you have to deal with when you’re online but there are times when they go far beyond the bounds of tolerance by making rape threats or death threats. The Guardian reports that 21-year-old YouTube gamer Alanah Pearce got completely tired of receiving rape threats from teenagers and young boys on Facebook and she figured out the best way possible to get back at them: She figured out who their mothers were and sent them pictures of messages their sons had left. More →

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Read Receipts: How to Turn Off

How to stop your friends from seeing when you read their Facebook and WhatsApp messages

By on November 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

How to stop your friends from seeing when you read their Facebook and WhatsApp messages

Texting apps on smartphones are very popular with users, and third-party social apps with instant messaging features are gaining ground as well. But most of them also come with one annoying feature, at list for some people, that lets senders know the recipient has read the message. The “read receipts” feature can be turned off on most popular instant messaging apps, though not on all of them, with Facebook being one such example. More →

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Facebook iPhone App Tips And Tricks

How to stop Facebook from eating your iPhone’s precious storage space

By on November 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

How to stop Facebook from eating your iPhone’s precious storage space

If you use the Facebook app regularly on your iPhone, you might notice that it’s gradually taking up more and more storage space on your device. Business Insider’s Matthew Stuart notices that Facebook keeps expanding the amount of storage it takes up on his iPhone the more he uses it because Facebook opens up links within the app on its own internal browser instead of on an external browser like Chrome or Safari. Facebook has designed its app so that whenever you open a webpage posted by a friend on the Facebook app, it will cache the entire page on your device. This is obviously a problem since the more pages you visit, the more space gradually gets eaten up. More →

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Why Is Facebook So Addictive

There’s a scientific explanation for why you can’t log off of Facebook

By on November 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

There’s a scientific explanation for why you can’t log off of Facebook

If you’re reading this article on a computer, there’s a pretty good chance that you have Facebook pulled up on another tab. If not, you probably just closed it. There’s something about Facebook that keeps us coming back for more, no matter how crowded and frustrating our news feeds have become. So why can’t we break away? More →

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Facebook News Feed Settings

It’s never been easier to avoid your most obnoxious friends on Facebook

By on November 7, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

It’s never been easier to avoid your most obnoxious friends on Facebook

In recent years, the Facebook News Feed has devolved from a streamlined way to keep up with your friends into an endless list of advertisements, quizzes and links. It can be all but impenetrable to those unwilling to comb through it for the updates they actually care about, but Facebook is introducing new features for the News Feed which will give you the ability to control what you see. More →

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Ebola Virus

Watch CEO Mark Zuckerberg obliterate an Ebola troll on Facebook

By on November 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

Watch CEO Mark Zuckerberg obliterate an Ebola troll on Facebook

No one in the spotlight online is a stranger to Internet trolls. They’re everywhere — just look in the comments section on just about any well-known website that supports commenting, and you’ll find plenty of them. They lurk around every digital corner, waiting for the perfect moment to spring out and annoy us. Brazen trolls don’t even worry about masking their identities, happy to aggravate everyone knowing that they’re sitting safely behind their computer or smartphone.

Of course for most of us, it has become second nature to simply tune out their stupidity. Every once in a while, however, a high-profile Internet personality decides that enough is enough — and that’s exactly what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided recently. More →

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Samsung Facebook Home Smartphone

New report claims Samsung may make a mistake of epic proportions

By on October 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

New report claims Samsung may make a mistake of epic proportions

Things haven’t been going great for Samsung lately, but things surely can’t be this bad for the company… can they? SamMobile points us to a new report in The Korea Herald that claims Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with Samsung executives in Seoul this week to discuss whether Samsung is interested in building the next “Facebook Phone.” More →

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