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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Facebook Reviews

What people thought about Facebook way back in 2004

By on January 21, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

What people thought about Facebook way back in 2004

I’ve been on Facebook since 2004, way back when the social network was exclusively limited to those with .edu email addresses. Back in those days, fellow old-timers might remember that using Facebook was markedly different from it is today. Back then, it was possible for users to delete the entirety of a friend’s wall. Back then, many of the Facebook features that we now take for granted were incredibly exciting and new, such as being able to tag friends in photos and creating groups. Of course, way back in 2004, photo albums weren’t even yet an option. And to think, people somehow lived this way!

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Facebook Messenger Chat Privacy

Facebook conversations can now impact Nielsen’s TV ratings

By on January 20, 2016 at 1:27 PM.

Facebook conversations can now impact Nielsen’s TV ratings

Before you get too alarmed though, Facebook won’t simply go ahead and disclose the private chats you have on Facebook with third parties. Instead, an agreement with Nielsen will allow the company to determine how often specific movies and television shows are discussed in conversations on Facebook, and whether those conversations are positive or negative. More →

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Facebook Android App Uninstall

The wonderful things that happen when you uninstall Facebook’s Android app

By on January 20, 2016 at 12:12 PM.

The wonderful things that happen when you uninstall Facebook’s Android app

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You should really just use Facebook through your mobile browser instead of through the Facebook app. AndroidCentral’s Russell Holly recently started using Facebook in his mobile browser instead of the app and he has also found it delivers a much better overall experience. More →

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