Category: Facebook

Latest Facebook Beta for Windows Phone

If you’ve not yet checked out the latest beta of the Facebook app for Windows Phone then you might want to look now. In the latest update, the Facebook Beta app sees almost instant notifications and private messaging which is a welcome change from the rather slow, sporadic or simply broken notifications functionality in prior …

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Facebook Beta for Windows Phone 8

Just a quick update for those of you with Windows Phone 8 handsets. Microsoft has launched a beta version of the Facebook app for those who like to try out the latest and greatest and I have to say that I really like it. The interface does seem a bit similar to those found on …

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Rdio – An Alternative to Spotify in Windows Phone 8

For the Windows Phone 8 faithful there have been some key applications missing that might help tip the scales in its favour. Big names such as Instagram are still noticeably absent despite a pledge late last year that an app would arrive. Spotify is very much in the same boat and its tardiness might be …

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Opt Out of Personalised Ads From Criteo

Here’s a quick tip. It appears that Criteo provides personalised ads in Facebook which can end up pestering you about specific items you may have been browsing on the web. Personally, I had been looking at 32GB G.Skill DD3 2400MHz on NewEgg and an ad appeared for the same product in Facebook. Fortunately, you can …

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Skype Integrates Windows Live Messenger at a Cost

It’s been known for a little while that Microsoft is planning to lay Windows Live Messenger to rest in favour of Skype. Microsoft has already made the first step by allowing Skype to merge account information with Messenger and also Facebook (which has been available for a while now). Of course, there may be early …

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Social Media Beats Online News Outlets Hands Down

news.com.au - Welcome to Twenty Minutes Ago

Last night, Melbourne experienced an earthquake somewhere in the vicinity of 5.3 magnitude at around 2050 hours AEST. It’s a sizeable earthquake but quickly dwarfed by some of the major ones experienced in recent memory such as the the 9.0 magnitude quake that occurred in Japan last year – just under 10,000 times more powerful …

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What’s Not to Like About Facebook Photos

Everybody likes a good photo and the concept of “liking” something on Facebook has fast become a convenient way to allow people to provide¬†positive¬†feedback about something without having to write something. Sure, this could be laziness but sometimes people might not have much to say about it except to convey their appreciation for something in …

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The Evolution of Television and Print Media Advertising

Just an observation that my wife made today when watching television this evening. I remember growing up as a kid that we would have phone numbers flashing on the screen and even some phone numbers sung as part of the jingle so it stuck in your head (like the ABC Shop was 008 02 33 …

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Flickr and Facebook Authentication

Here’s something I found out the hard way. I wanted to brush the dust off my old Flickr account and I noticed that it has the option of Facebook authentication. Given how rarely I use Yahoo services I thought it’d be a neat way to avoid remembering another username and password combination (not that it’d …

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Google Talk Client for Windows Phone

Whilst Windows Phone has Windows Live Messenger and Facebook Chat built in it does leave you disconnected from another major IM network in the form of Google Talk. I think it’s realistic to say that we probably won’t see Google Plus let alone Google Talk functionality included natively in the Windows Phone OS but there …

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