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How to invite someone to a Facebook event on iPhone and iPad

How to invite someone to a Facebook event on iPhone and iPad

Once you've created a Facebook event it's time to start adding members to it. While it's easy to add people while creating an event, what if you forgot someone and need to go back and add them? Or perhaps it's an open event created by someone else and you want to invite someone. In either...
How to create a Facebook event on your iPhone or iPad

How to create a Facebook event on your iPhone or iPad

If you use the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad, you can easily create events for parties and get togethers, no computer required. Unfortunately Facebook has decided to somewhat bury the feature, which has left a lot of people scratching their heads. If you're one of the ones who couldn't find...
Facebook goes all in on the Oculus Rift, buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

Facebook goes all in on the Oculus Rift, buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

The Oculus Rift is an amazing piece of technology and the company behind it all, Oculus VR, has become a leader in the immersive virtual reality space with a ton of attention being sent their way and it’s about to increase Oculus has now announced an agreement to be acquired by Facebook. The...

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Facebook wants you to know when your friends are nearby, if they're cool with that

Facebook wants you to know when your friends are nearby, if they're cool with that

Facebook has announced an interesting new feature called Nearby Friends which does pretty much exactly what you think it does. User can optionally turn on broad proximity notifications, so you and your friends can get a notice when your friends are nearby. You can set specific friends and friends...
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Facebook to kill in-app messaging in favor of using dedicated Facebook Messenger app

Facebook is working on transitioning users somewhat forcefully to using their dedicated Messenger app. Warning messages have been sent out to some European users that in about two weeks time, they wouldn’t be able to use the core Facebook app to do their chatting. Though this change will be...
Facebook goes all in on the Oculus Rift, buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

Facebook goes all in on the Oculus Rift, buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

The Oculus Rift is an amazing piece of technology and the company behind it all, Oculus VR, has become a leader in the immersive virtual reality space with a ton of attention being sent their way and it’s about to increase Oculus has now announced an agreement to be acquired by Facebook. The...
Facebook Paper breathes dynamic new life into your timeline

Facebook Paper breathes dynamic new life into your timeline

Facebook Paper is now available for free in the US and drastically changes the way you interact with Facebook, but in a good way. It brings with it beautiful full screen photos and status updates, a gesture driven design, and all new ways to curate your content based on what you care about most...
Best WhatsApp alternatives for Facebook haters

Best WhatsApp alternatives for Facebook haters

If Facebook buying Whatsapp means you're busy looking for a new instant messaging app to call your own then here are the best alternatives for you to consider! Let's be clear — if you used WhatsApp today, very little will change today and likely tomorrow. According to WhatsApp's statement, not...
Facebook buying Whatsapp... for $16 billion!

Facebook buying Whatsapp... for $16 billion!

Facebook has just announced that they're buying the popular instant messaging (IM) app WhatsApp for an incredibly cool 19 billion-with-a-b dollars. That's $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in shares, and $3 billion in restricted stock for the founders and employees that'll divest over the next 4...
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Facebook taking action against spammy posts in your News Feed

Get ready to see fewer spam posts in your Facebook News Feed. Taking to its official blog, Facebook is letting everyone know that it's taking a harder stance on not showing posts that people deem "spammy." The new effort comes down to blocking out three main types of posts: Like-baiting,...
Latest Facebook update buggy or crashy or not even downloading for you? You're not alone!

Latest Facebook update buggy or crashy or not even downloading for you? You're not alone!

Facebook is one of the most popular iOS apps of all time, so when its crashy, buggy, not downloading, or otherwise causing grief to even a small percentage of the people using it, we hear about it. This time it's with version 6.7.1, released on November 8, which won't download and keeps spitting...
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Paper, an all new way to read Facebook on your iPhone, is coming Feb. 3

Facebook has today introduced its own take on a news app: Paper. It's coming February 3, but will be U.S. only at launch. Since this is a Facebook product, there's a healthy dose of your friends in there, with Paper first opening up on your Facebook News Feed. But – thankfully – there's more to...
Facebook for iOS hits 8.0, brings speed and reliability improvements, updated design for iPad

Facebook for iOS hits 8.0, brings speed and reliability improvements, updated design for iPad

Seems the developers at Facebook working on Facebook for iOS have been rather busy as of late. Just last month they released v7.0 that contained a few bug fixes but this time around they've jumped all the way to v8.0 that actually brings some notable changes for folks who like to share photos from...

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iMore is on Facebook, here's how to get your daily dose!

We're talking social all this week on Talk Mobile, and you cant talk social without talking Facebook. More used than any other social network on the planet, there's a huge number of folks who spend a lot of time there. The good news is, while you're busy hanging out, poking your friends and liking a whole lot of stuff, you can also get your daily iMore fix, too!

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How to adjust privacy settings in the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad

Today on Talk Mobile the topic is social network privacy, with a particular emphasis on Facebook and employers. The question of the week is whether or not your employer should be entitled to ask for your Facebook password. Most of us will most likely say absolutely not.

That doesn't mean they can't snoop anything you haven't made private or available to only friends. That's why it's a good idea to check your Facebook privacy settings now and again. You can even do it right from the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad. Here's how:

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How to avoid using Facebook log in for your Spotify account

Spotify and Facebook are pretty close these days, with Facebook log in seemingly the preferred method of setting up an account. But, some of us don't have a Facebook account, or just plain don't want to use anything that makes us log into it in this way. Fear not though, because with Spotify there is another way. You just have to look beyond the iOS app to find it.

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Social Networking: How to get started on your iPhone and iPad!

Today on Talk Mobile we asked if and how you needed to be on social networks. While it might seem everyone is already hip deep in online status and sharing, the truth is, if you're just getting started online or on mobile, social can be more than a little confusing if not downright intimidating.

If you're already a social expert, bookmark this article so you can share it with your friends and family who aren't yet as socially savvy, and jump down to the comments so you can add your experience and advice. If you're all new to networking, keep on reading and we'll help get you started!

If you're already a social expert, bookmark this article so you can share it with your friends and family who aren't yet as socially savvy, and jump down to the comments so you can add your experience and advice. If you're all new to networking, keep on reading and we'll help get you started!

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Facebook blogs, emails people about potential bug that allows access to contact information

Facebook just disclosed that that their White Hat program has discovered a potential bug that could allow contact information, including email and phone numbers, to be accessed by other uses who have some type of existing connection. You can see a copy of the email above. In a blog post, though buried after several paragraphs of mitigation, Facebook said:

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Samsung and Facebook and Talk Mobile - What's on right now and where to find it!

No Talk Mobile Hangout today, as everyone's attention is already split between Facebook on one coast and Samsung on several others. Whether Instagram gets video or Samsung remembers Windows Phone exists, the Mobile Nations team will have it covered. So sit back, relax, and hit the links below for whatever event today interests you the most -- including our own, of course!

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Instagram video rumored to be content of Facebook's June 20 press event

Facebook is throwing some kind of press event on June 20, and the latest rumors surfacing suggest that Instagram may be the focus. More specifically, that Instagram getting video capabilities could be the focus. Sources close to the subject have reportedly told TechCrunch just that:

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Want to see the Facebook's beta icon? Check out the latest update!

Facebook for iPhone and iPad has updated with a new photo viewer button that lets you save, share, or set the photo as your profile pictures. Editing a place you're checking into on the iPhone has also been improved, and Events should load faster, now. But that's not the most interesting thing about this update...

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Facebook Pages Manager gets overhauled for speed, scrolling and stickers

Facebook has pushed out an update to their Pages Manager app for iOS, with the emphasis on a rebuild for speed. Facebook says that they have completely rebuilt the app for version 2.0 so that it is faster and easier to use, with much improved timeline scrolling.

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Facebook Messenger update adds cute stickers and brings back swipe to delete

Facebook has pushed out an update to their Messenger application for iPhone and iPod Touch that adds some new cuteness and brings back functionality that once was lost.

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Facebook Blast: Threaded group chat could be coming soon to Messenger app

iMore has learned that, following Facebook Home, Chat Heads, and other recent releases, Facebook has additional, incremental updates in the works for their Messenger app as well. One of the updates in the pipeline is Facebook Blast, an enhancement to how users can send messages to multiple recipients.

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Former head of iOS 6 Maps, and more Apple talent, reportedly now working for Facebook

Richard Williamson, who led the team responsible for iOS 6 Maps, and was ultimately let go by Apple following it's controversial release, is now reportedly working at Facebook. According to Adam Satariano of Bloomberg, Williamson has been at Facebook for a couple of weeks at least. And what's more, he's not alone:

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How to test Facebook Chat Heads and stickers for iOS right now, even if they haven't yet been enabled for your account

Today Facebook released a fairly major update for the iOS Facebook app. Among the new features are messenger stickers and Chat Heads (a horribly named feature first announced for Facebook Home). Currently these new features have only rolled out to a limited number of users. However, if you have an urgent need to test them out, and you don't mind doing a little tweaking, you can temporarily enable them on your iOS device right now.

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Facebook wants to set up Home - or something - on iOS.

Facebook wants to get Facebook Home on iOS. This should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone familiar with Facebook, their business model, the realities of the smartphone market, and global plans for world domination by anyone, anywhere. Specifically in this case, however, it's Facebook's product director, Adam Mosseri, who's talking it up. According to Bloomberg:

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Facebook Home Launch Day commercial

Facebook's latest Facebook Home commercial, Launch Day, shows CEO Mark Zuckerboard addressing the team while one of the members screws around on -- you guessed it -- Facebook Home. As the zero-concentration span dude zips around his Facebook Home, what he sees gets made manifest, be it lawn cart or flood. And... it still seems more than slightly onanistic. It shows off Home for Home's sake, not for users sake.

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iMore show 344: Not live from New York

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Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry and Daniel Rubino of Windows Phone Central about dumb smartphone polls, the Facebook not-a-phone, iOS 7 and iPhone 5s rumors, and what we're up to in New York City...

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Editor's desk: Big Apple Apple

I've been in New York City all week at the temporary Mobile Nations HQ working on some amazing stuff. We're not finished yet, which means I can't announce it yet, but I also can't wait to tell you all about it. In the meantime, here's some catch-up on the CrackBerry party, the Facebook event, and what Apple's up to with iOS 7 and the iPhone 5s...

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Facebook's not-a-phone gets not-a-commercial

Facebook, like Microsoft before it, chose to pitch their new Home interface as people-centric. That's in contrast to the app-centric approach of Apple's iOS Springboard, and other platforms before it dating back to Palm and Newton. To emphasize the difference, and in hopes of selling it to the masses, Facebook has released a commercial of sorts. And... I'm not really sure what vibe they were going for. It seems to land somewhere between the original Palm Pre lady and Google's give-us-all-your-kids-stuff on the creepy scale.

The Facebook not-a-phone is targeted at people for whom Facebook is the primary purpose of the internet. If you're one of those people, chances are you're already okay with Facebook getting all up in your information in exchange for socially sorted communications and connections, I don't know how this commercial helps make you feel good about giving them that level of trust. If you're scared of Facebook and don't want their tentacles anywhere near your life or loved ones, I don't know how this commercial helps move you from that opinion.

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Facebook announces Facebook Home for Android, HTC First for AT&T

Facebook has just finished their new Home on Android event -- see our live blog for the blow-by-blow) and... it pretty much went as expected. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg showed off their new home screen experience for Android, which he described as people-centric vs. app-centric. HTC's Peter Chou introduced the first phone that'll ship with it built-in, the AT&T-bound HTC First. Beyond that, Facebook Home will also be coming to existing Android devices.

And yeah, the HTC First hardware design outline is pretty iPhone-like, which is either conveniently consistent, or depressingly dull, depending on your point of view...

Our Mobile Nations sibling site, Android Central will have continuing coverage throughout the day, so keep it locked there for more.

Meantime, let me know, anything compelling enough about HTC First + Facebook Home to make you consider switching? Or does the mere idea of Facebook getting all up into your phone jammy make you run screaming from the internet?

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Facebook's new home on Android

Next Thursday our own Phil Nickinson will be heading over to Facebook's third event of 2013, and their first that promises to be focused on mobile. Perhaps even disruptive to mobile. Phil has questions about the Facebook Android event, important ones, and rightly so. I have no answers, but I do have this.

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