03/26/2012, It is not that easy to remain safe online these days with so many threats hanging around, but that does not mean you are unable to do your bit in preventing any untoward incidents from happening. One of the stories that was circulating over the weekend was that of the Chrome Web Store falling victim to Brazilian whack jobs, where Facebook profiles were hijacked by Chrome extensions malware. It was […]
03/23/2012, Recently there have been quite a number of reports of employers asking job applicants to hand over their passwords to their Facebook and other social media accounts as part of the hiring process, and it has caused quite a stir amongst the public. Well, it looks like that might come to an end soon. Facebook has issued a simple warning to employers: don’t do it.
03/23/2012, If you play a lot of games on Facebook, you’ve probably felt the urge to spend some money on virtual goods to help you progress in the game or dress up your character. Well, it looks like it’s going to be even harder to resist the urge now. According to reports online, Facebook has launched a widget for developers to use to entice first-time buyers during the middle of game […]
03/22/2012, Photo enthusiasts who use Facebook to store and share their photographs will be glad to know that the social network now supports even larger photographs. According to reports online, the new photo viewer can now display images up to 4 times bigger than before. In addition to the high-resolution photo support, it now has a full-screen mode for viewing images on your entire computer display. However it only works with […]
03/13/2012, Back in February, we reported that Yahoo was attempting to get Facebook to pay them licensing fees for allegedly using their technology. It looks like whatever talks that was held between both the tech giants did not reach a mutual understanding, and now Yahoo has decided to step it up and sue Facebook for allegedly infringing upon 10 patents that have been tied to various web technologies.
03/07/2012, Normally, we would think that a web service that goes down is hacked, but it seems that Facebook’s latest outage in several countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa for a couple of hours today was not due to a hacking incident, but rather, Facebook cited “technical difficulties” instead. Among the affected countries include the UK, Ireland, Pakistan and South Korea, at least that is what we know after […]
03/05/2012, You cannot escape the grip of social networking giant Facebook, where an app for virtually all platforms imaginable has already been released, even the recently launched PS Vita. After all, don’t you want to update your mates on the latest happenings in your life no matter where you are, and what platform you run on? Good news for those who love all things Windows – Facebook Messenger for Windows has […]
03/02/2012, Love social networking? That is definitely an aspect of modern life that most folks will be able to identify with, and you cannot escape the Facebook phenomenon no matter where you look – on a smartphone, on the computer, and now, even on a mobile gaming platform like the Sony PS Vita. The Facebook app is now available for free to download over from the PS Store according to a […]
03/01/2012, Facebook’s “Like” button is something that really captured the imagination of the masses, and here is a new feature from the social networking giant that is certainly a no-brainer – we are talking about the “Safe” button. This “Safe” button is being tested on Facebook’s new Disaster Message Board in Japan, where users can mark themselves as “Safe” with a single click of a button. It makes sense to have […]
02/29/2012, Here is something interesting for you if sending and receiving money over the Internet is your cup of tea – Serve attempts to make it a snap for you to send, receive and request money for Facebook. This new app from Serve remains the only application on Facebook to do so, taking just but a few clicks to send, request and receive payments from and to your friends. Dan Schulman, […]
02/29/2012, Checking in on your mobile device is not new at all, as this “act” has become old hat for many. The novelty of being a “mayor” at a particular social setting has also lost its lustre, but how about pitting something that most folks are interested in – sex? We are talking about safe sex here, where “checking in” whenever you have had a sexual encounter using condoms would encourage […]
02/28/2012, Tech giant Yahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook as the social networking giant uses Yahoo’s technology, and this new development might just see the social media world waddling in patent battles as well as lawsuits in due time, which is definitely going to be messy, to say the least. According to Yahoo, they have laid claim to patents which include the technical mechanisms within the Facebook’s ads, privacy controls, […]
02/27/2012, [MWC 2012] Facebook held a press conference at MWC 2012 earlier today to announce its plans to help developers reach more people, by helping them with distribution across all platforms. This means over the web on desktop computers to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The three key areas they’ve decided to focus on are: app discovery, mobile browser fragmentation and payments. Firstly, Facebook announced that Open Graph will soon […]