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The Facebook company is one of the top social networking companies worldwide with a massive following. This area highlights headlines causing a stir in the media, revealing any news or upcoming features that may affect or improve your experience.

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Turn off Facebook apps permanently

If you are not using Facebook for the apps and games the service makes available, but for staying in contact with a couple of close friends, colleagues and family, you may not […]

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Replace Bing Maps on Facebook with Google Maps

Update: Facebook started to use Nokie's Here mapping service in 2015 on mobiles and is using it on desktop devices as well. The extension to replace the current mapping provider with a […]

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Facebook Privacy Watcher visualizes your privacy settings

Facebook visualizes your privacy settings on your stream with small icons that are displayed next to the date and location of the post. There are four icons that depict access rights to […]

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Facebook starts rolling out https for all users

Facebook back in 2011 introduced an option under Account Security that allowed you to enable https whenever possible on the site. The feature back then was an optional one, and users of […]

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Facebook auto-liking posts for users?

A like on Facebook is like a vote for something on Facebook. You can like books, fan pages, people, apps, websites and a lot of other things on the site. Liking is […]

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Share Dropbox files on Facebook

If you sometimes share files on Facebook, for instance in a group or your news stream, you are likely using a file hosting service to host the file, especially if you do […]

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Move Facebook friends to acquaintance list for less news feed posts

If your Facebook news feed is filling up daily with posts from friends that you are not really that much in contact with, if at all, you may want to do something […]

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How to remove or disable the Facebook Desktop plugin

If you have installed Facebook's Messenger program for the desktop recently you may have noticed that your web browser is now listing a Facebook Desktop plugin under plugins. After installation I have […]

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Browse and search Facebook photos on Bing

I'm not sure what deals Microsoft and Facebook have made in the past but the cooperation between the two Internet giants produces new projects and features each month. This time, it is […]

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Facebook Messages get a new look

Change does not necessarily have to be a bad thing, but when you look around in forums and on sites like Reddit when companies like Facebook, Google or Microsoft announce upcoming changes […]

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You can't block Facebook using Windows 8's hosts file

The Windows hosts file offers a great way of blocking or redirecting certain Internet hosts. I'm for instance using it whenever I move websites to a new hosting company to check the […]

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Facebook Stories launched

The idea behind Facebook Stories is simple: Some of the 950 or so million Facebook users, minus the ten percent fake accounts, must have used the site for something deeper than playing […]

Facebook to activate Timeline Profiles for all users in Autumn

Timeline profiles became available on Facebook at the end of the year 2011 as an optional feature that Facebook users had to actively enable. The change shocked many users of the social […]

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Disable Social Ads linked to your name on Facebook

Social advertisement is a relatively new form of advertisement on Facebook that may use pages and products that you have liked in advertisements. Facebook basically recommends things that you have liked to […]

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Facebook announces SPDY Support

Google back in 2009 released a whitepaper for SPDY (pronounced Speedy), an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web. The idea was to reduce the load time when connecting to web […]

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Facebook rolls out malware checkpoints

Malicious software may target users on the social networking site Facebook directly or indirectly. Once user systems have been infected their accounts may be used for malicious activities on the site, for […]

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You now have a Facebook email that you do not know about, really

So everyone's favorite social networking site rolled out a change today that is affecting every single user of the service. When you look under contact information on your profile on the site, […]

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Facebook Chat Notifications for Chrome

If you are regularly making use of Facebook chat, you have probably noticed that you can only keep up with messages if you have the Facebook site open and pay attention to […]

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Facebook Launches App Center in the US

Up until now Facebook users who wanted to install a particular app or game on the social networking site had to either search for it on Facebook, or be notified about it […]

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Facebook Promote for non-English Admins

Facebook is currently rolling out its new promote feature that page admins can make use of to show the selected post to people who have liked the page. It is basically a […]

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More Indicators that Opera may be for Sale emerge

As far as I'm concerned, it is all just a rumor at this point in time. I'm talking about Opera Software currently in talks with Facebook, and maybe other potential buyers. Two […]

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Facebook finally releases Admin Roles for Pages

Up until now Facebook Page admins could authorize other users as admins, who then had more or less the same rights as the page creator. This approach was problematic for a number […]

Rumor: Facebook To Buy Opera Software To Join Browser Wars

Okay take this with some skepticism as there is no official confirmation about this yet, and the only source for the article is an unnamed one. According to web magazine Pocket-Lint, Facebook […]

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Facebook Breaks Ties With Grooveshark Permanently

If you have been one of the five hundred thousand or so Grooveshark app user over at Facebook, you may have noticed that the app is not working anymore. Or, maybe you […]

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Beware: Facebook Messenger Reveals Locations, Introduces Read Confirmations

Facebook is currently rolling out an update for its Facebook Messenger apps for iOS and Android, that is bringing new features to the clients that will surely cause some controversy. One of […]

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Facebook Auto-Logout for Firefox Makes Sure You Are Logged Out Of Facebook

Staying logged in after using Facebook, or any other Internet service for that matter, is more comfortable than having to remember to log out of the social networking site every time you […]

Facebook Should Build Their Own Browser? I Do Not Think So

Ben Parr over at Cnet believes that Google will eventually win the social networking battle against Facebook thanks to the success of the company's Google Chrome web browser.  The argument goes something […]

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Download an Expanded Facebook Archive

For some time now Facebook users can download their archive to their computer.  This includes the photos or videos that were shared on Facebook, the wall posts, messages and chat conversations, as […]

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Restore Old Facebook Profiles With Timeline Remove for Chrome

The reception of Facebook's Timeline profile design has been highly controversial so far, with part of the userbase rejecting it. With Facebook rolling out the new profile design for everybody, there is […]

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Facebook Messenger for Windows Now Officially Available

Facebook Messenger leaked back in December, and Facebook decided to keep the link active that was pointing to the program's download. Today, Facebook is officially releasing Messenger for Windows, promising that Mac […]

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Facebook Logout Ads, Bing First to Advertise

In the past year, Facebook and Microsoft have started to work closely together. Microsoft has for instance added Facebook to its recently purchased Skype software, and to the company's Bing search engine, […]

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Websites Can See If You Are Logged Into A Social Networking Site

Can websites find out if you are logged into Facebook, Twitter or Google+? That's what Tom Anthony wanted to find out. If third party websites could, it could be used for different […]

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Encrypt Facebook Group Communication With Encrypt Facebook

Social networking sites may use the contents that you post on their sites in a variety of ways. They may sell them to advertisers, use them to personalize advertising on their sites, […]

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Facebook Users Can Soon Listen To Music With Their Friends

When I discover a great video or music track on the Internet I often want to share it with friends who I know have a similar taste when it comes to entertainment. […]

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How To Change Your Birthday On Facebook

When you sign up for a Facebook account you are asked to enter information about you including your birthday. The majority of Facebook users will probably get that right, but it can […]

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Pokes, How To Display Them Again on Facebook

A recent redesign on Facebook has changed the look and feel of the user start page on the social networking site. Some of the changes, the ticker for instance, have mostly received […]

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How To Avoid Facebook Timeline Profiles

Facebook recently rolled out a new user profile design that the company calls Timeline. These new profiles change the layout and design of user profiles fundamentally. Facebook Timeline is currently an opt-in […]

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My Permissions Lets You Clean App Permissions

With the popularity of a service and an api come third party services that either use the service's authorization system or add functionality to the service. A prime example is Facebook. Sites […]

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Facebook Messenger, Chat and Notification Client For Windows

Update: Facebook Messenger is no longer available for Windows. Facebook is only offering it for Android, iOS and Windows Phone currently. We have removed the link to the (now defunct) download page […]

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Facebook Timeline Profiles Now Available To All Users

Timeline is the name of the new Facebook user profile that was previously only available to beta testers and developers. Interested users can now activate Timeline for their profile on this page […]


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