Tag Archive: Facebook’s


Facebook’s 360-degree video now on iOS (and in ads)

Facebook continues to embrace virtual reality (VR) on its ubiquitous social networking platform with 360-degree video support for iOS. Zuckerberg’s big blue is also opening up its VR platform to advertisers, like AT&T, Corona , Samsung, and Walt Disney World, in the form of “immersive stories.” Facebook already brought these style of video to Android […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Facebook’s sneaky app is draining your iPhone battery

iPhone users who have been suffering from worse battery life since upgrading to iOS 9 may want to try deleting Facebook’s iOS app. The social network confirmed reports that surfaced earlier this week claiming the iOS app uses a heavy amount of resources in the background to run processes. The big problem with the battery […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Take Facebook’s 360-degree tour of Star Wars’ new desert planet

Facebook is bringing immersive 360-degree video to news feeds starting today. The new experience makes viewing 360 videos on mobile devices simpler than ever by allowing users to select the viewing angle just by turning the device. You can also watch the videos on the web and click around to change the angle you see […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Facebook’s breaking news app sounds a lot like Twitter

Facebook is working on a breaking news app that would deliver news outside of the main Facebook app, according to a report. The app would ask users to pick out publications and topics that interest them, then it would broadcast bite-sized news alerts when new articles get published. Publications that get on board would be able to send […]

Facebook’s breaking news app sounds a lot like Twitter

Facebook is working on a breaking news app that would deliver news outside of the main Facebook app, according to a report. The app would ask users to pick out publications and topics that interest them, then it would broadcast bite-sized news alerts when new articles get published. Publications that get on board would be able to send […]

Facebook’s Periscope clone is only for beautiful people

Did you think the biggest social network on the planet was just going to sit idly by while the likes of Meerkat and Periscope find success in live, social video? Facebook won’t stand for it. So it’s launching its own contribution to the live streaming mix, but the catch is only cool people can use it. Facebook […]

Facebook’s same-sex celebration takes your profile pic to Rainbow Town

The highest court in the land has spoken. Gay marriage is now legal and much of Facebook is celebrating Friday’s historic day with messages, memes and pictures. Facebook will help you celebrate pride by letting you add a rainbow filter…

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How to kill Facebook’s annoying app sounds on your iPhone

You may have noticed recently that the Facebook app makes sounds. Like a post? Chirp. Refresh the news feed? Swoosh. It’s like your iPhone got suddenly chatty and wants you to know that you’re tapping on the screen with every…

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Facebook’s iOS app will start recommending nearby places to you

Facebook has been trying to go after Foursquare’s slice of the geolocation pie for a while now, and a new update to Facebook’s iOS app doubles down on that policy, providing Foursquare-style recommendations for places to visit in your area,…

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Facebook’s latest app is dedicated to groups

Another day, another app from Facebook. That seems to be the trend lately for the social networking giant, as seemingly every aspect of its service has been siloed into its own app. The latest is Facebook Groups for, you guessed…

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