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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...
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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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...
Facebook Lookback highlights your first and most liked moments in social — here's mine, what are yours?

Facebook Lookback highlights your first and most liked moments in social — here's mine, what are yours?

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Facebook Messenger now offers free voice calls for users in the UK as well as the U.S. and Canada

After launching its free voice calling option for its Facebook Messenger app earlier this year in the United States and Canada, Facebook has has quietly rolled out the same service for its UK users. The new calling feature for UK users is built into the Facebook Messenger app and if one of your contacts is online and capable of receiving a voice call you can now easily make a call.

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Facebook app updated so you can set your cover photo on the go!

The Facebook app for iPhone and iPad has been updated to version 5.6 and the major new feature is simple yet convenient -- you can now set cover photos on the go, right from your iOS device. If that's not enough, Facebook has also reduced the amount of taps it takes to start a group message.

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Facebook announces major redesign for web and mobile

Facebook has announced a major redesign of their News Feed yesterday, aiming to make it less cluttered. The new design is aimed at reducing clutter and focusing on content from your friends. To that end, Facebook has tweaked features like the sidebar, and added different news feeds in order to make specific content easier to access.

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Facebook app updated with free calling to U.S., Canada

Facebook for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad has been updated to version 5.5. New features include an improved button design, intended to make commenting, liking, and sharing easier on News Feed posts, and the inclusion of free VoIP calls for users in the U.S. and Canada, something previously introduced in the separate Facebook Messenger app.

VoIP requires Wi-Fi or cellular data. And, of course, reports of bugginess are already coming in... If you've tried out the latest Facebook update, let me know how it's working for you. If you haven't tried Facebook for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad yet, grab it from the App Store via the link below.

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Follow Friday: Get your daily dose of iMore on Twitter, ADN, Facebook, or Google+!

If you're new to the iPhone, iPad, or Apple, if you just discovered iMore, or if you've only begun signing up for Twitter, app.net (ADN), Facebook, or Google+, then you may not be aware of the wonderful confluence that brings them all together -- you can follow iMore right on your favorite social networks!

And as a bittersweet aside to those who have been following iMore for a while, our own Georgia has finally changed her Twitter handle from @GeorgiaTiPb to @Georgia_Prime. It's been just over a year since our site name changed from TiPb to iMore, so it made sense, but it was still a little sad to see that remnant fade away.

But that was then and this is now, and if you haven't followed iMore or your favorite writers yet, now's the time to do it. Don't forget to leave your Twitter, ADN, Google+, Instagram, and other links in the comments either, we'd love to know where to find you as well!

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Facebook's busted, taking the web down with it

Looks like Facebook Connect has gone a crapper, and sadly it seems to be taking a lot of the internet down with it. If you're having trouble getting to where you want to go, logging out of Facebook seems to sort things out again. Not much else is known at this point, other than maybe being dependent on single-point-of-failure networks isn't a great idea. Hopefully they fix this up quickly.

Meanwhile, let us know if you're having trouble, and when/if things start working again.

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Facebook rumored to be launching a ‘Find My Friends’ type app next month

Facebook is rumored to be releasing an app that will help you keep an eye on where your Facebook friends are at any given time. The app which is being compared to Apple’s “Find My Friends” is said to be able to run in the background and can automatically update with a user’s location so friends can easily find them.

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Facebook app updated with voice messages, video recording, and more

Facebook for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad has been updated to version 5.2 and among the highlighted features are voice messages, video recording, and a new Nearby tab.

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How to make free voice calls over Wi-Fi with Facebook Messenger for iPhone

If you're in the U.S. or Canada, Facebook Messenger for iPhone now lets you place Skype-like VoIP (voice over IP) audio calls over Wi-Fi to any of your friends who also happen to be in the U.S. or Canada. There's no FaceTime-style video calls yet, and no international calls, and the quality doesn't yet sound as good as Skype, but if you live in Facebook Messenger, it can be a convenient alternative.

The only problem is, Facebook hasn't exactly made the calling process obvious. And in some cases, it's downright cumbersome. Here's how you do it...

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Facebook Messenger VoIP audio calling comes to the U.S.

Facebook Messenger's VoIP audio calling service, previously exclusive to Canada, has now been expanded to cover users in the Unites States of America.

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Facebook announces Social Graph Search, here's hoping iOS 7 adds it to Siri

Facebook held their special media event today, and while everything from Facebook Messenger for iPad to a Facebook phone was rumored, what we got instead was Social Graph Search. Unlike Google, which indexes websites and web content, Facebook is indexing everything your connections do and like, and providing a natural language, textual way to query it. Here's what Facebook has to say about it:

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Facebook holding special event tomorrow, spurs rumors of Messenger for iPad, Facebook phone

Facebook is holding an Apple-esque special event tomorrow, complete with mysterious "Come see what we're building" tag lines and rumors that run the gamut from a full on Facebook phone, either built on Android or as some new, budget smart-ish phone to let emerging markets share all their data, to new search engine to compete with Google, to a version of Facebook Messenger for iPad.

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Facebook Messenger for iPhone brings free voice calling to Canada

Facebook's messenger app received an update, today, that allows Canadian users to call each other for free over Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. It also gives all users the ability to send quick voice messages. Even though it's currently only available in Canada, VoIP calling through Facebook is a pretty big deal -- imagine being able to call any of your Facebook friends for free. It's only a matter of time before that's a possibility for all Facebook users everywhere.

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Instagram, Snapchat, and the difference between $1 billion Facebook bucks vs simply being cloned

Facebook's new, Snapchat-like timed messaging (widely held to be sexting) app, Poke was coded in only 12 days, and part of that code was reportedly written by Facebook's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg himself. Why is Facekbook telling and/or leaking that backstory? Josh Constine of TechCrunch writes:

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Facebook releases Facebook Poke for iPhone, a sexter's dream app

Yes, you read that right. Facebook has released an iPhone app dedicated to their most useless feature -- poke. Stop rolling your eyes! They've improved upon it! With Facebook Poke now you can attach a message, photo, or video to your pokes and choose how long the recipient can see it for (max of 10 seconds). And if the recipient takes a screenshot of your poke, Facebook Poke will notify you with a special icon next to the person's name. This app is just screaming "use me for sexting!" Now you can roll your eyes.

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Facebook Pages Manager and Facebook Camera receive small updates, still no iPhone 5 support for Facebook Camera

Facebook has pushed out small updates to Facebook Pages Manager and Facebook Camera that include security, performance, and bug fixes as well as the ability to swipe to delete comments in Facebook Pages Manager. More notable than what's included in these updates, however, is what's not included -- iPhone 5 support in Facebook Camera.

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Facebook for iPhone and iPad now lets you choose which album when uploading photos

Facebook for iPhone has received a little update, today, that now allows users to choose an album when uploading photos (finally!). Facebook also claims that the News feed and Timelines load and open faster.

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You Don't Know Jack brings hilarious multiplayer trivia back to iOS

You Don't Know Jack is back, free, and plugs into Facebook. Every day, players can jump into a free round of five truly bizarre trivia questions.

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Facebook introduces automatic photo sync

Facebook has started rolling out a new photo sync featuring with the Facebook for iPhone app that allow users to choose to have all the photos they take with their iPhone automatically upload to their Facebook account, similar to what Google Plus already has in place. For those not interested in sharing every photo you take, don't fret, all you photos will automatically be set to private until you manually select which ones you want to share.

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Apple's outsourcing of social continues: iTunes gifts now available in Facebook

You can now buy iTunes gifts from within Facebook's gift system. iTunes gifts in Facebook are available for $10, $15, $25, or $50, and can be used to buy videos, music, apps, and more. Facebook says:

Starting today with Facebook Gifts, you can instantly gift your friends iTunes digital gifts and recommend albums, movies, games, apps, and more available on the iTunes Store.

Search for a specific song or album to recommend, or let your friend decide. iTunes digital gifts are available for $10, $15, $25, or $50.

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