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    You Can Now Unlock Your Facebook Account With a USB Key

    Today, it’s good security practice to not simply rely on one password. If that password is compromised, be it someone figuring out your password or getting it by hacking the services you use, you can get spammers using your accounts to send out messages or, worse, having personal and financial information compromised. That’s why there’s […]

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    The Top 10 Apps of the Year Will Not Surprise You

    It’s been like this for a while, but the Wild West has been tamed. The world of apps has been whittled down to a few giants, and it’s those giants that dominate the top 10 apps of 2016. Nielsen has been getting into mobile analytics lately, and they’ve put together the list based on average […]

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    Facebook Developing Response to Proliferation of Fake News

    Fake news — shorthand for news content produced to go viral without regard for sourcing — has become a buzzword since the United States elections in early November. At the heart of the matter is Facebook — since its early days as a social network, Facebook has evolved into a content distribution platform governed by its users and, now, […]

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    Booking a Contractor is Now as Easy as Talking to Alexa

    Booking a plumber or an electrician is never fun — mainly because if you have to call one, you’re already dealing with a pretty unpleasant problem. But, just the process of trying to find someone reliable and get an appointment ironed out can be a pain, and if there’s one thing we know about the tech […]

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    Facebook is Testing Another Snapchat Stories Competitor in Poland

    Not content to bite Snapchat stories once using Instagram, Facebook is going on the offensive once again using their Messenger app. Reports indicate that Facebook is testing a feature called Messenger Day in Poland. It’s identical to Snapchat and Instagram Stories — take some pictures, doodle on them, and put them into a slideshow that disappears […]

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    Ikea Australia Makes Kanye West Look Like a Fool on Facebook

    Today in obscure corporate Facebook accounts, we have Ikea Australia (there’s one for every country Ikea is in, best I can tell) coming at Kanye West, kind of. Calling it beef is too strong — it’s hard to classify it, actually, but I think that captures Kanye West, the man, the musician, and the social media user, pretty well. […]

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    Facebook Takes on Snapchat By Way of Instagram Stories

    It’s easy to forget sometimes, but Instagram belongs to Facebook thanks to a what now seems low $1 billion acquisition in 2012. To his credit, Mark Zuckerberg has stayed fairly hands-off, although Instagram’s changes to their feed this year suggests that may no longer be the case. Here’s the latest hint that Facebook might be taking […]

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    Facebook Messenger Introduces Video Chat Heads, Suggests Chatbots in the Very Near Future

    Earlier today, Facebook released an update for Messenger that hinted at chatbots in the near future. The hinting was short-lived — at their F8 developer conference today, Mark Zuckerberg talked about how chatbots fit into the future of Facebook and Messengers, and it sounds like they’re going to be a very large part (for monetization). Chatbots […]

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    Wow, Facebook’s New Reactions Are Finally Here

    In what sort of looks like an effort to synergize with BuzzFeed, Facebook has taken its new Reactions out of beta testing. They’re rolling out worldwide starting this week, and if you’re a United States user, you’ve probably already noticed those new Reactions and been disappointed that there’s still no thumbs down. Last October, Facebook […]

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    Facebook Sneaks Chess Into Their Messenger App

    Facebook has been adding lots of fun stuff like gifs, payments, and stickers to Messenger over the last couple of years, but their latest addition is a little something they didn’t bother to tell anyone about. Today, word finally started spreading that Facebook added a text-based chess game right into messenger that you can play […]

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    WhatsApp Does Away With $0.99 Per Year Fee, Is Now Free to Use

    That nominal $0.99 per year fee for WhatsApp is coming to an end, with a blog post from WhatsApp today announcing that over the next month, they will start eliminating those yearly fees for everyone using their messaging app. In the blog post, the given reason was that many WhatsApp users don’t use credit or […]

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    You’ll Be Amused By This One Weird Facebook Trick

    Earlier today, The Hacker News discovered a kinda weird thing that happens on Facebook if you do something really obscure. According to the report, independent hacker Sachin Thakuri discovered that a bogus page displaying a fake life event can be generated by manipulating the URL of that event, which I guess could be used to […]

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    Cats From All Angles – Facebook Introduces 360-Degree Videos

    Cats, no matter where you look. This will be reality of your Facebook news feed soon, now that the social network has introduced 360-degree videos with the help of their pet acquisition, Oculus VR. Facebook made the announcement today, paired with a 360-degree video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The video features Rey’s speeder jetting […]

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    Facebook Reaches 1 Billion User Milestone in a Single Day

    Facebook reached a new milestone this past Monday: 1 billion users logged onto the social network on the same day — the first time this has happened since the site was founded in 2004. Considering the fact that there are over 7 billion people on Earth, that’s essentially one in seven people on this planet […]

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    Are Floating Videos Coming to Your Facebook News Feed?

    Facebook’s addition of video was fine — autoplay, even with the sound off, was less desirable, mainly because of that one person who always posts awful videos (we all have one). But, maybe you watch those videos anyway, or maybe you have a counterbalancing person that posts awesome videos. If that’s the case, good news […]