Most Popular Smartphone Apps

List of most popular iOS and Android apps is dominated by Facebook and Google

By on February 4, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

List of most popular iOS and Android apps is dominated by Facebook and Google

Whether you’re an iPhone user or partial to Android, one thing smartphone users across the board can enjoy equally is an absolutely endless selection of apps. Today, both the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store each house more than 1.5 million applications. Even better, the days of top applications being exclusive to one platform or the other appear to be winding down.

That said, if we look at a list of the most popular apps, it quickly becomes apparent that the mobile app experience is still dominated by big time players.

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Internet Activity One Minute

What happens on the Internet in one minute?

By on February 3, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

What happens on the Internet in one minute?

The Internet is an amazing place that gets both better and worse every minute. The web is advancing at a rapid rate, with newly created content generating massive amounts of traffic for an audience that’s also steadily increasing. Currently, there are 3.2 billion people online, and companies including Google and Facebook want to connect even more people to the web.

One business intelligence startup set out to find out what goes on online and it has released an infographic that shows what happened on the Internet in a minute last year. More →

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Facebook Android App

It takes 2 seconds to give your Android phone a speed boost and improve battery life by 20%

By on February 1, 2016 at 12:15 PM.

It takes 2 seconds to give your Android phone a speed boost and improve battery life by 20%

Given how much time smartphone users on the whole spend using Facebook, it’s not all that surprising that the app tends to consume its fair share of battery. The problem, however, is that Facebook’s mobile apps have a bad tendency of tearing through battery life much quicker than what one might reasonably construe as “fair.”

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Facebook Ride Sharing

Facebook is working on a clever ride-sharing feature for your Events page

By on January 29, 2016 at 10:25 PM.

Facebook is working on a clever ride-sharing feature for your Events page

A recent patent application from Facebook suggests that the social networking giant has interesting plans in store for its Events page. The patent filing specifically details how the site’s Events page could also double as a ride sharing center where Facebook users attending the same event would be able to connect and share rides together.

While the current incarnation of Facebook’s Events page provide users with three basic response options – Going, Not Going, and Interested – the patent application adds two noteworthy sub-listings to the ‘Going’ selection: ‘Going and driving’ and ‘Going but not driving.’

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Facebook Friends Real Study

Surprise: Most of your Facebook friends aren’t really friends

By on January 29, 2016 at 6:55 PM.

Surprise: Most of your Facebook friends aren’t really friends

Do you know anyone who’s constantly bragging about their increasing number of friends on Facebook? Well, it looks like they shouldn’t because it turns out that your Facebook friends aren’t your friends. Well, most of them aren’t, anyway. More →

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Facebook Domination

Facebook wants to dominate the Internet, and it’s succeeding

By on January 28, 2016 at 6:10 PM.

Facebook wants to dominate the Internet, and it’s succeeding

Facebook may have started out as nothing more than a simple and humble social network, but the company today makes no bones about its all-encompassing desire to effectively dominate the Internet. Whether you get online to chat with friends, look at photos, or watch a few videos, Facebook wants to be at the forefront of your Internet experience. And you know what? It’s succeeding.

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Facebook Messenger.com Hidden Site

The secret ad-free Facebook site that’s hidden in plain sight

By on January 26, 2016 at 1:05 PM.

The secret ad-free Facebook site that’s hidden in plain sight

Admit it: You use Facebook on your computer a lot, even when you’re not supposed to do it. And often, you use Facebook at work simply because it might be the quickest way to talk to or text your loved ones.

But what if I told you there’s a second website you can use for that purpose that’s hidden in plain sight and that Facebook is not really keen on promoting.

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