Facebook To Debut New News Feed Next Week


Next week Facebook will debut a new version of the News Feed, the main way users interact with the network, which may include a new mobile version as well. According to The Verge the event will take place at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The invitation […]

Facebook Card Combines All Your Gift Cards In a Single Card

Facebook Card

Today Facebook announced a new parts of its Gifts feature: The Facebook Card. The Facebook Card is Facebook’s attempt to reinvent the gift card by giving users a single card to hold balances from a number of stores. The gift card will cut down on the number of gift cards people have to carry around […]

Facebook iPhone App Adds Video Recording, Voice Messages

Facebook iOS 5.4

Today Facebook released an update to its iPhone and iPad app that lets users record video and voice messages within the app while also updating the Nearby page. In the new Facebook app users can take video from the same screen where they can take photos. Getting to the option involves a number of taps. […]

Instagram, Facebook Asks for Photo ID Verification of Accounts


Some users have been reporting over the course of the past week that they have been locked out of social sharing sites Instagram and Facebook, both owned by Facebook, and that the only way to regain control of those accounts would be to upload a picture of a photo ID. However, it’s unclear what photo […]

Facebook Messenger Bringing Free Voice Calling To iPhones in The U.S.


Facebook is rolling out free voice calls to iPhone users with Facebook Messenger in the U.S. according to The Verge. Facebook recently began testing free voice calling in the Facebook Messenger app in Canada. That same update brought voice messages to users in other countries. Now U.S Facebook users can soon try the voice call […]

How To Sign Up For Facebook Graph Search


Today Facebook introduced its new Graph Search for finding people and things on its network, but the feature isn’t available to everyone right away. Facebook will start Graph Search in a limited beta, which users can sign up for at this website. The page offers a sample search of people who live in the users […]

What is Facebook Graph Search?

Facebook Graph Search logo

Facebook announced Graph Search today, a new Facebook search tool that lets users quickly search through friend’s photos, likes, activities and entire Facebook lives to quickly find shared interests, create pages of friends and look at photos of friends based on their activities and profiles. So, “What is Facebook Graph Search in simple terms?” Graph Search […]

Why a Facebook Phone Doesn’t Make Sense

Facebook Phone event

Facebook is holding a press event on Tuesday, where the company may announce the long rumored Facebook Phone. A Facebook Phone, with deep connections to the social network and into the lives of Facebook users may appeal to some users’ but a Facebook Phone doesn’t make sense in an already crowded mobile landscape, especially from a company […]

Using Today’s Tech to Augment a Fundraising Campaign


This has been a challenging beginning to the New Year. Wayside Theatre the, small not-for-profit theatre company I work for is still struggling to come out from under some heavy duty financial pressure that we’ve been dealing with since the economy went bottom up in 2008. The good news is we’re still here. Quite a […]

How To Watch the NFL Playoffs on the iPhone, iPad and Android

nfl mobile

NFL fans know the playoffs begin Saturday, January 5. Many of us can’t sit in front of a TV to watch all the games. Those who can will likely use a smartphone or tablet to supplement their TV viewing with some good second screen apps. To watch the NFL playoffs on a mobile device will […]

Facebook Messenger Tests Free Voice Calls


Today Facebook released a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that lets users in Canada call their friends for free. The new Facebook Messenger includes the ability for all users to send quick voice recordings to friends and family on Facebook. Canadian Facebook users with iOS devices can take the feature a step further, […]

Happy New Year: A Wish List for 2013


A Wish List for 2013 Happy New Year! Many of our GBM readers are already celebrating the arrival of 2013 while the clock ticks down on 2012 here in the states. Each new year brings hope of things new, or different, or changed, but if you’ve lived long enough, you know that much will stay […]

Mobile Tech Predictions for 2013: Warner’s Take


Trying to predict what is going to happen in mobile tech during 2013 is like trying to sharpen the edge of Occam’s Razor in one of those knife sharpeners that come with an electric can opener. While it would be nice to have some simple explanations for what we’ll see and hear throughout the year, […]

How to Turn Off Facebook Notifications for Farmville & Other Apps


Facebook users who get tired of invitations to Farmville or other annoying game apps on the service, can turn these off quickly and easily. Unfortunately, this simple method requires using the website instead of the Facebook mobile apps for iPhone or Android, but we’ll also show you how to turn them off on a smartphone […]

Facebook Nearby to Take On Yelp, Google Local Recommendations


In a bid to compete against local recommendation sites like Google, which has its own user-generated reviews along with expert reviews via the company’s Zagat acquisition, and Yelp, Facebook has launched a new update to its iOS and Android application to bring a new feature called ‘Nearby.’ Nearby will work in conjunction with your check-ins […]

Leaked Screenshots Show More of BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 leak BlackBerry Hub

Screenshots of BlackBerry 10 leaked to Vietnamese website Tinhte shows off the homescreen, notifications and a Siri competitor in the upcoming OS from RIM. Many of the screenshots show features that RIM already showed off in BlackBerry 10. RIM already announced BlackBerry Hub, the app that will show any sort of message the phone receives. […]

Facebook for Android Now Native, Twice As Fast

Facebook for Android

Facebook today released a new version of its Android app, Facebook for Android 2.0. While the new app doesn’t have a drastic design change, it is faster than before. Facebook’s new Android app is the company’s first fully native app for Android. Previously Facebook for Android used a mixture or native code and a webview, […]

Instagram No Longer Supports Twitter Cards


Instagram photos may look strange on the Twitter website, and that’s because Instagram removed its support for Twitter cards according to The New York Times. Twitter cards is what Twitter calls all the information around each individual tweet on the website. Now, when viewing an Instagram photo on the Twitter website, photos either appear off-center […]

Specs for Rumored Facebook Phone Emerges


In the past, there has been a lot of rumors that Facebook is planning an entry into the mobile space with hardware partner HTC to build its phones, though the company has repeatedly denied that it is in fact working on its own phone or mobile operating system to compete against the likes of Apple’s […]

Native Facebook App for Android Nearing Release


After having released a native app for Apple’s iOS platform, Facebook promised that a native Android version was being developed. It looks like the Android version of the social networking platform is now closer to release as insider sources to Engadget have revealed that Facebook is now in the process of final testing the Android app. […]