Tag Archive: Facebook

Nov 30 2013

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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May 03 2013

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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Jan 07 2013

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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Nov 19 2012

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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Jun 19 2012

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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Jun 17 2012

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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Feb 19 2012

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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Feb 09 2012

Meet and Seat – Social Networking in the Skies

Here’s something that might potential float your boat or sink it depending upon your inclination. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a new “meet and seat” service which allows people to select “seatmates” by looking through the social profiles of other passengers who have selected the same flight. Your individual social profile is created and …

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Feb 08 2012

Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts With mypermissions.org

For the vast majority of us, managing privacy and security across the various social media sites probably isn’t at the forefront of our minds. Over time, more and more apps end up having access to our information or otherwise you might inadvertently allow access to a malicious app. There’s no time like the present to check the …

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Feb 07 2012

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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