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Facebook Blocks Twitter’s Vine From Accessing Your Friends

Earlier today, Twitter introduced a new video sharing service called Vine. The main goal of the service is to have social networking users share videos instantly on Twitter and Facebook. The main drawback? Well, there's a few.

Possible Facebook Phone To Be Announced Tomorrow? [Rumor]

Recently there have been many rumors of a Facebook possibly releasing a cell phone. However, Mark Zuckerberg has adamantly denied on two separate occasions, in July and in September, that these rumors are not true. However on Tuesday January 15th, Facebook has scheduled a press event. So the question is, what is the topic of this event?

Netflix Set to Share Watched Video History Via Facebook

For some time now, Netflix has wanted to integrate social media into their customer's video watching experience. That has been prevented due to the United State's Video Privacy Protection Act. The bill prevented companies from sharing customer's watched videos without written consent from the customer.

Facebook iOS App Now Allows You to Install Apps Directly from Ads

Today Facebook announced that it is providing several new options for users and developers when it comes to viewing and creating ads that allow mobile app installation.

Facebook Rumored to be Developing Snapchat-Like App

With Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram earlier this year, it is well known they have great interest in mobile apps. With that in mind, Facebook is now said to be working on a new app. This mobile app, set to be released in a couple of weeks, is supposed to be similar to that of Snapchat.
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Facebook for Android Finally Gets A Native App

Hate Facebook for Android? You aren't alone. The app is known for being a slow and terrible mess. The good news is that Facebook has finally recognized the problem and built a new version from the ground up. The latest update has better load and resume times, improved overall navigation and much more.

Facebook Releases Automatic Photo Sync

Facebook just released a new feature to its mobile phone app for iOS and Android devices called “Photo Sync”, an automatic sync of your gallery photos to Facebook. Don’t panic yet, read on.

Facebook Pushes Employees to Use Android

When recent Facebook app updates only came to the iPhone, some Android users started asking questions. If you look close enough, it's not hard...

Facebook “Social Calling” Feature Coming to France Via Orange

It seems that Facebook is teaming up with carriers to provide a “social calling” service. The deal started with French carrier orange, and it will allow friends to make voice calls to each other, without the need for phone numbers.

Mysterious HTC Smartphone Starts Up Facebook Phone Rumors Again

The existence of a so-called “Facebook phone” has been a rumor that refuses to go away. Recently a new HTC handset called “Operaul” has been spotted in benchmarks. The actual name for the device is said to possibly be “Opera UL”. According to anonymous sources from Taiwan, that's the name of an OEM product being made for Facebook.

The Slow and Awful iOS Facebook App is No More, New Version Brings Major...

Facebook finally received a new update to its iOS app today. What's new and is it much of an improvement over the last version? First, it has been totally rebuilt so its easier to use than ever, and faster, too. What else is improved? The scrolling through the news feed is also faster, there is a new banner for news stores, and photos open up fast and easy.

New Sony E-Reader Adds Facebook Social Features and Much More

When it comes to reading in the digital age, generally most users either turn to an e-ink reader or use a tablet. For those that love e-ink, Sony has a brand new Sony Reader PRS-T2 which includes 2GB onboard storage, microSD for expansion, public library leading and new enhancements which include paper-like page turns and optimization to its 6-inch screen that is supposed to work better for long-term ad-free reading. For good measure, a few new social features are coming to the e-reader as well.

Zuckerberg Denies The Existence Of A Facebook Phone- Or Does He?

According to Mark Zuckerberg through a Facebook Earnings Call today there is no reason to make an actual Facebook phone. Zuckerberg pointed out that Facebook is the most-used app on all mobile platforms, meaning that basically every phone out there is a Facebook phone.

HTC Facebook Phone to Kill iPhone?

Even though HTC launched phones like the HTC Status with a dedicated Facebook button, we have yet to see an official Facebook phone. That could change as early as next year

Facebook App Center Launches

These days it seems that “app stores” are all the rage, from Apple's AppStore to GooglePlay and even the upcoming Microsoft App Store in Windows 8. Feeling a little left out I suppose, Facebook announced its own store, the App Center.

iOS 6 Could Bring Custom Maps with Siri Voice Nav, Facebook and Twitter

WWDC 2012 is only a week or so away now and it is highly anticipated that we will finally see at least a beta of iOS 6. With that in mind, iMore created a wonderful piece talking about what features iOS 6 could possibly add, including what features it should borrow from existing platforms.

Secret Facebook Phone Running Proprietary Facebook OS

It's been rumored for years that a "Facebook phone" was being developed by Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the Facebook team, but what we're talking about today isn't the HTC Status. It's a real deal Facebook-branded smartphone.

Facebook Launches New Camera Photo App

A new Facebook application has hit the scene that will allow you to take Instagram-styled pictures and share them with iPhones.

Rovio Flings Angry Birds Friends onto Facebook

As successful as Rovio has been with its Angry Birds franchise, it really hasn't done enough in the social sphere. That's changing with Angry Birds Friends, which is being flung over to Facebook.

Facebook Expanding File-Sharing To All Groups

Facebook is getting bigger and better and it appears like they will be giving you more capabilities as the social site grows. The new feature that they are adding is file sharing, which will soon be available to all the groups and will allow members of a group to share files of up to 25MB with each other.

Facebook Going To Save Lives By Letting You Donate Organs (Video)

For many people Facebook is a way to share your life via digital communication, but now you may be able to share your life more literally. A new Facebook tool unveiled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Good Morning America has “the power to save lives” by letting users donate organs.

Android Facebook App Adds App Discovery To The Mix

A new version of Facebook has finally arrived, and with it comes a new way to for developers to better distribute their Android apps. The newest version adds social app discovery channels, similar to the iOS version. What this means is that clicking on shared links won't just bring you to web apps, but it can also fully launch inside many of Android's native apps as well.

Blackberry’s BBM Technology Added To Facebook, Twitter, And More

Blackberry has announced new updates for several apps such as Facebook and Twitter that will now include BlackBerrry Messenger connectivity. This new functionality means that users can now automatically share their Facebook and Twitter updates with BBM friends, right within the apps. Outside of Facebook and Twitter, there is also a new version of BlackBerry Travel, BBM Music, and Blackberry App World that will include BBM integration in the mix.

lol: Google Attacked for Copying Facebook Vending Machine

It seems that Google has created a vending machine for its Mountain View headquarters that dispenses computer accessories. This is exactly what Facebook did back in the spring of 2011.

AMC’s The Walking Dead Facebook Game… But Why?

Yes, Telltale is still hard at work on another official game based on the AMC show, but RockYou and Eyes Wide Games are bringing The Walking Dead to your Facebook wall too.

Fix Coming For Windows Phone Facebook Events

Just last week, Facebook for Windows Phone had itself an update that added several new features and tweaks, such as profile design and the new panorama view. While the upgrade offered many improvements, it also broke one important feature: Facebook Events.

Microsoft So.cl Is The Facebook For Students… Oh, Wait

What about students? Couldn't they collaborate on projects and share their interests too? Somehow, Microsoft has decided to enter this foray with a new site called So.cl.

Loytr Releases A New Timeline Facebook App For iPad

Loytr, the developer behind the popular MyPad for Facebook app, has decided to take Timelines to a new level with his iPad app dedicated to browsing through these new profiles.

Facebook Phone In The Works?

Despite Facebook's struggle to develop into something more than an app, the company is now launching its own phone running on a customized version of Android and utilizing HTC hardware.

Telus Prepaid Offers MOTOKEY SOCIAL Facebook Phone

The HTC Status isn't the only phone with a Facebook button on Telus anymore. Approaching people who want social networking on the go without the complexity and cost of a full smartphone, the Motorola MOTOKEY SOCIAL has just updated its status to "Just joined the Telus Prepaid family."

Facebook App For Windows Phone Updated: The Missing Mango Features

This version should bring things up to speed with the Mango flavor. Other non-related features unrelated to Mango will also be included, but we don't care about those.

Version 3.5 of Facebook for iPhone includes tagging and photo uploads

Facebook for iPhone version 3.5 has now been revealed and it comes with some nice upgrades. For instance, you'll notice some new sharing options from the compose screen, making it easier for you to get desktop-like Facebook functionality on your iPhone. Other updates include better privacy controls, redesigned Profile and Group walls, and the ability to tag your friends in posts.

Facebook Messenger For Non-Facebook iPhone And Android Users

750 million users is far from being enough for Facebook. The company has recently launched a smartphone app called Facebook Messenger that allows mobile phone users who don’t necessarily have a profile use it.

Google+ slowly turning into Facebook already with Games Stream

Soon, you'll be playing games on Google's social network just like on Facebook. They haven't quite declared how this is going to work and whether you'll be able to filter out the gaming noise from your social signal, but you can bet that it's coming. Wording on the Google Plus Help pages, which has been removed, referenced games and potentially a separate stream for finding games.

Google+ to squash Facebook?

Google+ is the company’s attempt at a social networking website, and with the sneak peak given on their website, I think they have the potential to dominate the social networking scene and crush Facebook. Here are some of the highlights.

Android Faceniff App Makes it Easy to Hack Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts

FaceNiff is an Android app that can be used to hijack sessions on public or private Wi-Fi networks without the need for a computer. It can hack Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon and Nasza-Klasa (a Polish social network), and more services are coming soon. Thankfully, the app only works on very certain handsets and requires jailbreaking, so it's not going to fall into the hands of too many mischievous Android operators; at least, not yet.

$1 To Japan For Each Facebook Like

Our good friends at AViiQ who manufacture all kinds of mobile accessories, have just tweeted that they will reach out to those troubled in Japan by the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami by donating $1 for each Facebook like they receive. Japan was hit by one massive 8.9 richter earthquake early on the morning of 3/11, and they continue to experience seismic activity totaling over 100 tremors in the last 24 hours.

New Facebook App for InPulse Watch Checks in Anywhere

But thanks to inPulse Lead Designer Eric Migicovsky and his new app for InPulse smartwatches, your watch can tell all of your Facebook friends where you are anytime using an Android phone and Facebook's Places service.

The Facebook Phone Is Real

So the Facebook Phone didn't necessarily come directly from Zuckerberg himself, but none the less, HTC had took the stage in bringing these two social phones to existence at MWC 2011. These are without a doubt the Facebook phones that were rumored last month and expected to be released at MWC.

Facebook Phones Do Not Pave Way For Twitter Phones

Yes, we know that there are no "official" Facebook phones coming out of Zuckerburg's money factory, but both HTC and INQ have revealed their Android phones with heavy Facebook integration.

Facebook Embedded SIM Cards FTW

Facebook is now available to anyone with a cell phone that uses SIM cards, thanks to European digital security company Gemalto who has managed to embed the entire Facebook software application onto the tiny chip.

INQ’s Cloud Touch is a Facebook phone at heart

NQ Mobile is showing off the prototype of their "Facebook phone," an Android-based smartphone with deep Facebook integration called the Cloud Touch. It's got Facebook chat, the news feed on the home screen, and FB events integrated into the Google calendar.

There’s no Facebook phone. There’s a Facebook phone! There’s no Facebook phone…

First, Facebook said they are not going to make a smartphone. Then, rumors spill that HTC is making a Facebook phone. Now, Facebook is once again saying that it's not making a phone. So, who are we supposed to believe huh?

Rumor: Two Facebook branded smartphones set to debut at MWC

Up until now, Facebook has "only" been a social network. It spawned a huge number of apps, both desktop and mobile, but Zuckerberg's team hasn't really dabbled in hardware. Until now.

Facebook app brings feature phones (almost) up to smartphone standards

Almost everyone I know has a smartphone of some kind these days, but there are a few stragglers who haven't quite jumped on the bandwagon just yet. If you happen to have a so-called "feature phone" and want proper access to social networks, what do you do?

Facebook chat shows up on Google Android app

Yes, there are already all sorts of IM clients out there, on the Android platform and elsewhere, that allow you to communicate through the Facebook Chat protocol, but this one is built into the official app.

Zuckerberg puts Facebook phone rumors to rest

Facebook remains an online platform and an online platform alone. During a Facebook Mobile event, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company has no plans to make a so-called Facebook phone. They're not doing hardware whatsoever.

GM set to offer handsfree Facebook via OnStar

The OnStar system is mostly voice-activated and a great way to get emergency personnel to you in the event of an emergency, but Facebook? That seems to be the next feature coming to OnStar via the MyLink interface from GM, and it will be completely handsfree.

Chat could be coming to Facebook for BlackBerry devices

The Facebook for BlackBerry app is already pretty good at letting you update your status, view your friends' walls, and peruse through the uploaded pictures. How about Facebook chatting? That feature isn't available as of yet, but while randomly browsing through the application permissions within Facebook, a BlackBerry user found a slot that asked for permission to use the integrated instant messaging service, which doesn't exist.

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