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Facebook Launches Slingshot, A Snapchat Rival App

Slingshot, the new iOS and Android app from the Facebook Creative Labs that was born during a Creative Labs hackathon in December, puts a new twist on ephemeral photo and video sharing. Here is how: In order to see a photo or video sent to you by a friend, you have to reply with a photo or video. The photos or videos sent can have text …

Facebook Launches Instagram Connect for Select Pages

I am sure many of you are already familiar with the twitter connect inside Facebook which allows you to connect your business page to a corresponding twitter account by visiting this page. With the rise in Instagram’s popularity and after it was acquired by Facebook a question lingered on on whether deeper integration was going to happen. This question …

Facebook For iOS Now (Sort Of) Works Offline

Facebook today updated its iOS app with three new perks/enhancements: Review what your post will look like and choose whether to remove any suggested links before sharing what you’re reading, watching or listening to. Create posts even when you have no connection or you’re in airplane mode, and they’ll be shared once your connection …

Roundup: Security in a Week – 4/11 May 2014

Beware of false Facebook hacking websites, don’t be a fool! When you search the web on how to hack a Facebook account, a huge list of websites will pop up and this number is on the rise. Those websites might claim that they are able to get you any Facebook account credentials in minutes, some might claim to do it live in front of you, and some …

Roundup: Security in a Week – 26 April/3 May 2014

Security in a week is a series of articles that is posted each week covering between 10 to 20 security news headlines from around the globe. Have you ever wished to check all security news websites to only find that there’s a lot of reading to do and most of the articles are useless for you? Well we will do that for you, doing our best to pick up the …

Facebook Announces ‘Nearby Friends’

Facebook has announced a new feature for users of their mobile apps. Called Nearby Friends, the feature is designed to let you catch up with your friends on Facebook whenever they are close to your location. If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up. For …

Facebook Announces Imminent News Feed Cleanup

Facebook today announced plans to clean up the News Feed, through reducing stories that users are reporting as spammy or simply that they don’t want to see. This update will hit three specific post categories: Like-baiting posts: which explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment, or share the post. In other words, the goal is to go …

Facebook Messenger Now Available on Windows Phone

Facebook Messenger has finally launched for Windows Phone. What does it exactly bring to the current Facebook Windows Phone experience? Here’s a list of features in the first version of Messenger for Windows Phone that might give you a few hints: Get to all your messages without having to open Facebook. Bring your conversations to life with …

Did Facebook Really Pay Too Much for WhatsApp?

Headlines went all crazy on us last week, with the public announcement of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp. What was even more crazy is the awfully huge amount Facebook cashed out to seal the deal. USD 16 billion in cash and stocks, in addition to another USD 3 billion to be distributed to WhatsApp employees and shareholders, in the form of restricted stock. The …

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion

It’s all over the Internet today, Facebook is buying WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app for $16 billion dollars in cash and stock, according to a filing made on Wednesday of this week. There terms are (according to the filing mentioned above): Facebook has agreed to pay $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash for the company Facebook …

3 Top Stories Not To Miss Today

Facebook is now 10 years old. You may love it or hate but the odds are you are on it. The site has now over 1.23 billion users, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new product called look back. Look Back (found here: https://www.facebook.com/lookback) will allow you to have a… look back on your profile: it can be a short personalised movie, …

Facebook Unveils Shared Photo Albums

Usually when you want to upload some photos of a specific social event on Facebook, you are limited to the ones that you have taken through your phone or camera. Other photos that was were shot by your friends will either be in their own photo album on Facebook or given to you so that you upload everything to a single album for everybody to see. And …