Facebook delays its Smart-Speaker in the wake of ongoing Data crisis

Apr 02, 2018 at 21:13 GMT Some time back we reported that Facebook is working on launching its own Smart Speaker to take on Google Home and Amazon Alexa. While this meant Facebook would be tapping into the hardware market, the company was determined to reveal the smart speakers during a conference in May. However, it seems that the smart-speakers won’t be launching in May after all. This comes after Facebook’s recent data crisis which made people uncomfortable with having...
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Facebook’s newsfeed is refocusing on your friends and family, ditching clickbait

Jan 12, 2018 at 11:20 GMT Facebook will be making some changes to the way it curates your newsfeed over the next few months. It will now be prioritizing content from the people you interact with, rather than brands and publishers that depend on Facebook for reach and ad-revenue. “With this update, we will also prioritize posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people. To do this, we will predict which posts you might want to interact with your f...
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Facebook will soon look drastically different

Aug 15, 2017 at 21:25 GMT Facebook is rolling out a major new revamp for its mobile apps today. The company is tweaking the design of some of the core components of Facebook which will make it easier for users to “connect and navigate” the app. While the changes look quite small on paper, they really do change the look of Facebook as we know it. The big new difference in the new Facebook is the new icons. Facebook now has the so-called “line icons” — a lot like Twitte...
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Facebook Messenger for Windows 10 gets better optimisation for smaller windows sizes

Jun 15, 2017 at 11:30 GMT Facebook Messenger for Windows 10 has just received an update in the Windows Store, incorporating improvements from the earlier beta updates and bumping it up to version 117.931.55077.0 The app now resizes better when minimised as users of the earlier Facebook Beta app should notice. Facebook hasn’t added any of its newer Messenger stories features yet to the desktop app, but they make more sense on mobile devices and are most likely server-s...
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Facebook is ending support for its Messenger app in older versions of Windows and Windows phone

Mar 27, 2017 at 16:38 GMT Windows 10 Mobile is Microsoft’s latest and greatest mobile OS, designed to be the last numerical iteration, with a focus of software updates and new features going forward. The OS was designed to bridge the gap between smartphone and PC with interesting features like continuum and Universal Windows Apps. However before Windows 10 and Windows 10 mobile, there was Windows Phone 8.1, which theoretically was supposed to do the same thing as it’s success...
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Facebook glitch “kills” two million users

Nov 13, 2016 at 11:45 GMT After getting into hot water for the fake news enabled by its platform leading to the Trump election, Facebook has now stepped in it later with a new glitch that has  “killed” a number of its users.To understand the nature of the glitch, we first have to talk about Facebook’s memorialization feature which debuted a while ago. Facebook a few years ago introduced  a way for family and friends of users who had passed away to preserve their profiles in perp...
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Facebook will now let you stream video to your TV

Oct 17, 2016 at 21:00 GMT Video consumption is growing among users of technology in 2016, and Facebook is poised to take advantage of that growth. After introducing live video earlier this year, the firm is now making it easier for users to watch Facebook video on their TV’s either  via way of Google Cast, or Apple’s Airplay. The feature is available on the Google Chrome browser or the Facebook Mobile apps for iOS and Android. To use this feature from Chrome on your Win...
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Microsoft says it isn’t scanning your emails, unlike Yahoo!

Oct 5, 2016 at 10:45 GMT Yesterday, a report from Reuters  claimed that Yahoo! secretly scanned millions of its users’ emails after receiving a request from the NSA. This, once again, raised some major concerns throughout the tech industry regarding privacy. Yahoo! apparently build a custom software to scan users’ email for the NSA, which is definitely quite infuriating for Yahoo! users. This, of course, made users wonder if other tech companies are also doing similar things...
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Surprise! Microsoft has the most Open Source contributors on GitHub

Sep 14, 2016 at 21:11 GMT Microsoft has been open sourcing a lot of things lately. The company launched an open sourced Visual Studio Code last year, as well as a lot of other projects — including things like Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript engine, Xamarin SDKs and PowerShell. At its GitHub Universe conference today, GitHub revealed some interesting data as part of its “Octoverse”. Now, there’s a huge surprise: Microsoft has the most open source contributors on GitHub, accord...
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Facebook’s new Windows 10 Mobile app comes out of beta

Aug 18, 2016 at 20:08 GMT Facebook today released a major new update for its Windows 10 Mobile app. The company has been testing the app via the Facebook Beta app for a few months now, and now it’s available to the public for download. As you may have already guessed, Facebook ported its iOS app using its own technology known as OSMeta to bring the app to Windows 10 Mobile. Therefore, the app’s experience might be slightly sluggish on some devices which isn’t anything surprising ...
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