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Topic: Facebook

Facebook SDK for tvOS could solve Apple TV's app login problem

11/25/2015, 09:11 pm

Facebook, not Apple, could be the company to streamline tvOS app account authentication, a process that currently requires users punch in login and password information on an app-by-app basis using a cumbersome onscreen keyboard.


Silicon Valley bracing for severe El Nino flooding; Apple, Campus 2 outside primary flood zone

11/18/2015, 07:11 pm

After years of crippling drought, California is now entering a powerfully wet El Niño weather pattern that is predicted to bring record precipitation. Flooding in coastal areas along San Francisco Bay poses risks of devastating economic impacts for the region, although Apple's principal offices centered in Cupertino should help it avoid much of the impact.


Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify

11/05/2015, 01:11 pm

Facebook on Thursday inaugurated "Music Stories," a new kind of post format allowing people to listen to previews of songs or albums from various music services without having to switch apps.


Facebook forces some workers to switch from iPhone to Android to reflect majority of users & new markets

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Facebook's chief product officer is reportedly requiring a number of team members to switch from iPhones to Android phones so they can experience how most people interact with the social network.


Facebook revamps Notifications tab in mobile apps, adds new location-based options

10/26/2015, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Monday announced another series of changes to its mobile apps, most notably enabling new notifications more closely tailored to users and their current location.


Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.


Chrome for iOS picks up iOS 9's iPad multitasking features, Facebook Search expands to public posts

10/22/2015, 04:10 pm

Google on Thursday updated the iOS edition of Chrome with support for iOS 9's multitasking features, while Facebook updated its Web and app interfaces with wider search functions, including the ability to see any public post.


Facebook begins rolling out Instant Articles to all iPhone app users

10/20/2015, 03:10 pm

Facebook officially launched its Instant Article platform on Tuesday, initially making it available exclusively to users of the company's iPhone app, and with a relatively small number of American publishers on board.


Facebook adds support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6s, Office for iOS gets automatic font downloads

10/12/2015, 12:10 pm

Facebook on Monday added basic 3D Touch commands to its iPhone app, while Microsoft updated the iOS version of its Office suite with features like automatic font downloads, and quicker document navigation in Word.


Facebook rolls out mobile profile pic changes such as video support, temporary images

10/02/2015, 11:10 am

Facebook is gradually rolling out a collection of mobile-oriented additions to profile pages and profile images, including videos, time-limited pictures, and a new customizable layout.


Facebook announces it is developing an empathetic 'dislike' button

09/15/2015, 03:09 pm

After years of requests stemming from its user base of more than a billion people, Facebook will add a "dislike" button that will allow users to express empathy or sadness, rather than negativity.


Instagram loosens limits, enables portrait, landscape modes for photo & video

08/27/2015, 03:08 pm

Facebook on Thursday released an update to its Instagram apps for iOS and Android, opening up the media-sharing service to posts in landscape and portrait ratios.


Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

08/26/2015, 04:08 pm

Facebook on Wednesday launched "M," a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.


Facebook completes first full-scale drone for spreading Internet access to remote regions

07/31/2015, 11:07 am

Facebook has finished construction of its first full-scale drone designed to provide Intenet access to remote regions of the planet, part of a larger program called Aquila.


Facebook researching human-powered personal assistant service to rival Apple's Siri, report says

07/13/2015, 11:07 pm

With good number of major tech companies fielding their own brand of virtual assistant technology, Facebook is reportedly eyeing its own entry with "Moneypenny," a hybrid feature that helps users complete tasks like buying products and services online.


Facebook launches News Feed prioritization first via its iOS app

07/09/2015, 11:07 am

Facebook on Thursday began deploying a new feature first through its iOS app, making it easier for users of the social network to decide which posts are and are not presented by the social network's News Feed.


Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a Facebook account

06/24/2015, 03:06 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without a Facebook account, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service.


Spotify gains video, moods, and podcasts, Facebook Messenger rolls out video calls globally

05/20/2015, 04:05 pm

Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.


Facebook debuts fast-loading 'Instant Articles' exclusively on iPhone app

05/13/2015, 10:05 am

Facebook on Wednesday launched "Instant Articles," a mobile-oriented platform through which publishers can have their stories hosted on Facebook servers and theoretically load as much as 10 times faster than a standard Web link.


EU to probe market control of Facebook, Google, other tech firms

05/05/2015, 04:05 pm

The European Commission is beginning a probe into how major technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google exploit their market power, a move that could potentially lead to new regulations, a report said on Tuesday.