How to Block Websites on Facebook

You can now hide articles on Facebook.

If you can’t stand seeing another BuzzFeed post on Facebook the website offers a new tool to block websites on Facebook from the news feed with a few clicks. Any Facebook user will tell you that there is at least one friend who is constantly posting links to the same political website, left or right, […]

Facebook Taking on Skype with WhatsApp Voice Calling

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The Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp is said to be gaining voice calling support within the next few months in order to take on Skype, according to The Guardian. The popular messaging app, which now has 465 million users monthly active users (330 million daily active users), was recently purchased by Facebook for a ton […]

WhatsApp: 5 Reasons to Check Out Facebook’s New App

Facebook's new WhatsApp purchase still lets users send free messages with this popular service.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services that isn’t connected to a major phone operating system like iOS 7 or Android 4.4 KitKat, and Facebook just bought the app for a lot of money. If you’ve never heard of WhatsApp the news may come as a surprise, but the service is similar to […]

How to Stop Candy Crush Facebook Notifications

Turn off Candy Crush Facebook notifications to avoid frustrations.

If you are sick of getting Candy Crush Facebook notifications from friends there is an easy way to stop the constant begging for lives and moves that ping your iPhone or Android at all hours of the day and night. Candy Crush Saga is one of the top Facebook, Android and iPhone games available and […]

How to Stop Facebook Auto Play Videos

Users complain about Facebook auto play videos showing them videos they don't want to see and using costly data.

Facebook users with limited data plans should take action today to turn off auto play videos while using their phone’s cellular connection to avoid wasting data on videos they won’t watch and potentially paying more for a higher data plan. In December Facebook updated apps to start auto playing video in the news feed when […]

New Facebook App Arrives with Flipboard-Like News Feed Interface

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Facebook wants to offer a unique experience on mobile, and its traditional News Feed layout just isn’t meeting those standards, apparently. To fix that, the social network has launched Paper, a new Facebook app for iOS that turns your News Feed into a beautiful user interface full of swipe gestures and neat animations that take […]

3 Apps That Facebook Needs to Build in 2014

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During its earnings call, social network giant Facebook had revealed that it would begin to create more standalone apps for its services rather than forcing people to use the main Facebook app. Though the strategy is new, it’s something that Facebook had attempted before with success in the past thanks to a standalone Messenger app. […]

Feds Reach Tentative Deal with Major Tech Companies on NSA Data Requests

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Transparency can be a strange thing and not all transparency is completely transparent. At least that’s what it looks like when it comes to national security issues, NSA data surveillance, major tech companies, and what we’ve come to know since the Edward Snowden leaks have changed how we view our personal data and privacy in […]

Facebook Flipboard Clone Rumored to Launch This Month

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Rumors of a Facebook RSS news reader have been around since last summer, when initial reports flowed in about the social network’s plan to offer a competitor to Flipboard. However, it seems that Facebook is close to launching its Flipboard clone, according to Re/code, which says that it could arrive sometime this month. The new […]

A Mobile Geek’s Wish List for 2014

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Each new year brings the promise of new hope, new beginnings, new challenges, and new ideas. Occasionally each new year brings more of the same without changes as well. As we begin 2014 there are many things we’re already looking forward to in mobile tech (and a few we might be dreading.) But that doesn’t […]

Why Facebook Won’t Include a Dislike Button in Your Feed: Video Ads

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Two interesting mobile news stories this morning from Facebook that can probably be converged into one. First, Facebook will begin testing video ads on Thursday. Second, Facebook has finally launched a “Dislike” button, but only in Facebook Messenger. Not for items in your feed. How do these stories converge? Well, I think it’s obvious.   […]

What Social Networks Know About You

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Privacy and security are big topics these days. With governments, social networks, and websites all collecting as much data about each of us as they can it is enough to make the ultra-paranoid not look quite so crazy. Data collection on consumers has been going on for quite some time. When I recently moved from […]

Facebook to Begin Auto-Play Video Ads on Mobile

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Here we go again. Another round of innovation for Facebook that will undoubtedly get changed once users begin to really experience it. You may have noticed (or soon will) that Facebook has turned on a “feature” that starts playing video in your stream automatically. Right now that video is set to play without audio unless […]

Facebook Messenger Redesigned for Mobile

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Nearly two years after first launch, Facebook just recently begun issuing some small updates to its popular Messenger application for Android and iOS, but this week they’ve announced and started rolling out a brand new redesigned app. A few weeks ago they announced the new system would arrive, and now it’s finally here. Bringing a […]

Latest iOS Facebook App Update Creates More Woes

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Were you one of those who experienced the recent problems with the iOS Facebook App? Did you see an update late yesterday, November 8th, and think this might solve your issues? Did you download the update and find that the App wouldn’t update at all, leaving you with a darkened icon, and an App Store […]

iPhone Facebook App Crashing After Update, Quick Fix

Facebook for iPhone 6.7 is crashing for most users, here's a possible fix.

The Facebook iPhone app is crashing for most users after Facebook pushed out an update today. Users who have not updated should avoid updating Facebook for the time being, and those who use Automatic updates can follow a quick re-installation to get around the crashes until Facebook offers a new fix. The Facebook iPhone app […]

Will BlackBerry Deliver the Real Facebook Phone?

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Facebook may soon have its own branded phone after all if the social networking giant can secure a deal to acquire struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry had sent some representatives out to California to meet with representatives from BlackBerry to discuss a possible sale of […]

Facebook Arrives in the Windows Store

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After more than a year of suffering with opening Facebook from a web browser or using temperamental third-party clients, Windows users finally have a native application to post their status updates and place new friends requests. The new application debuted in the Windows Store this morning along with the Windows 8.1 update that’s now rolling out […]

How to Enable Social Integration in iOS 7

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iOS 7 has been out for over a week now, and it’s the fastest-growing software update in history as far as the number of users is concerned; 200 million iOS users updated to iOS 7 in a weekend’s time, according to Apple. It’s easy to see why: tons of new features and completely new look […]

Will Instagram Be Rolling Out Ads Within the Next Year?

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After announcing that it had hit 150 million users, Instagram also announced plans to bring advertisements to the mobile photography app at some point within the next year. The service is currently in the process of getting a handful of advertisers to climb on board and deliver ads to Instagram in the near future. Of […]