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How to Use Facebook’s Snapchat-like Photo Tools on Your iPhone

By on June 30, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

How to Use Facebook’s Snapchat-like Photo Tools on Your iPhone

Facebook has a new toy for those users who like taking pictures of everything around them and sharing those shots with family and friends. Confirmed over the weekend, the photo-editing tool that’s similar to Snapchat’s tool should already be available to most iPhone users, with an Android version expected to launch in the future. More →

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Facebook Is Most Likely Tracking Your Rainbow Profile Picture

By on June 30, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Facebook Is Most Likely Tracking Your Rainbow Profile Picture

The social network wouldn’t firmly deny that it’s tracking the rainbow profile pictures that started appearing on Facebook soon after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. You’ve probably seen many friends use the tool Facebook set up so that anyone can add a rainbow to their profile picture, and you may have done it yourself. But if privacy is a concern, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. More →

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Facebook is More of a Threat to YouTube Than Ever Before

By on June 27, 2015 at 4:31 PM.

Facebook is More of a Threat to YouTube Than Ever Before

There’s no disputing that YouTube remains the king of online video, but the Google-owned property is starting to see some heavy competition from an unusual place: Facebook.

Whereas most videos shared on Facebook used to come in the form of embedded YouTube videos, most videos on the site today are now uploaded to the social network via Facebook’s video uploader.  More to the point, 70% of all new videos posted to Facebook are being uploaded directly. Back in February of 2014, this figure was just 25%.

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Facebook Tips And Tricks Stop Game Invites

Yes! There’s a Way to Block Facebook Friends’ Annoying Candy Crush and Farmville Invites

By on June 24, 2015 at 3:24 PM.

Yes! There’s a Way to Block Facebook Friends’ Annoying Candy Crush and Farmville Invites

One of the most annoying things that people do on Facebook is to send you invitations to play Candy Crush SagaFarmville, and all sorts of other crappy games that you will never, ever play. Thankfully, there’s a way to block these unwanted invitations from ever reaching you, as a new video posted by Business Insider demonstrates.

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Facebook Lite App Battery Power

Yes! An official Facebook app that won’t kill your phone’s battery

By on June 5, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Yes! An official Facebook app that won’t kill your phone’s battery

Facebook’s mobile app is notorious for draining your battery and consuming tons of data every month. Because of this, the company has come up with a new app called Facebook Lite that will deliver the essentials of the Facebook experience while significantly reducing the amount of power and data it consumes compared to the regular Facebook app. More →

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Your Instagram feed is about to be invaded by even more ads

By on June 3, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Your Instagram feed is about to be invaded by even more ads

In an effort to begin monetizing Instagram more seriously, the popular photo-sharing service has plans to infuse a lot more ads into user photostreams. Additionally, the Facebook-owned company announced that it may leverage information gleaned from user Facebook accounts to serve up more targeted ads on corresponding Instagram accounts.

While advertising on Instagram, in a broad sense, is nothing new, previous advertising efforts have been limited to adverts from big time companies like Levis. Under Instagram’s new rules, advertising will now be open to all comers.

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Facebook Recovery Message Scam

Scam alert: New Facebook scam wants to steal your login and your money

By on May 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Scam alert: New Facebook scam wants to steal your login and your money

Another day, another scam — but this one might have the potential to rope in unsuspecting people at an above average rate. A new wave of messages is sweeping Facebook, and it may be an easy one for some people to fall for considering how enthusiastic they are about Facebook. The scam involves replies made to users’ posts informing them that their accounts may have to be suspended due to reports of abuse. The only way to prevent the suspension, according to the scam messages, is to enter your login credentials and update your payment information in Facebook’s system.

Of course, these messages have nothing to do with Facebook and victims risk having their logins stolen along with their credit card information. More →

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Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games

By on May 22, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games

Video games have gotten a bad rap for years now. They create killers, many critics like to claim. They glorify criminal behavior, some politicians often shout.

But often left out of the video game discussion is how video games can actually be helpful to a child’s intellectual development. While it may sound a bit outlandish at first, video games can often help kids hone their problem solving skills, sometimes without them even realizing it. What’s more, kids who really love video games often start trying their hand at making their own, a sentiment recently articulated by none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who credits his childhood love of video games with turning him into a programmer.

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Oculus Rift Hardware Requirements Windows

Oculus Rift: Start saving money for a high-end computer, and it won’t be a Mac

By on May 18, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Oculus Rift: Start saving money for a high-end computer, and it won’t be a Mac

The Oculus Rift is finally nearing mass-production, but that’s not necessarily good news for anyone looking to purchase one of Facebook’s virtual reality headsets, because the VR gadget will require a very powerful computer, one that’s going to be rather expensive. And it apparently can’t be a MacBook Pro or any other Mac OS computer, as the Oculus Rift will only run on Windows devices for the time being. More →

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