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Developer annoyed by Instagram’s Layout app stealing his name

James O'Malley Apps, Facebook, Mobile phones Leave a Comment

Mike Swanson is an independent developer who in 2012 published an app called "Layout", which lets you combine multiple photos into one. Fast-forward to 2015 and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook, don't forget) publishes a new app that lets you combine multiple photos into one, and called it... Umm... Layout. As you might expect,…

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Hate calling customer service? Soon you’ll be able to do it over Facebook Messenger

James O'Malley Apps, Facebook, Mobile phones Leave a Comment

It was a big night for Facebook last night as over at its "F8" developers conference Mark Zuckerberg announced some big additions to Facebook Messenger. The big new addition is that businesses will be able to use the app to talk directly to customers - perhaps (hopefully) replacing the need for hours wasted on hold,…

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Facebook Lite will let you avoid installing Facebook Messenger

James O'Malley Android, Android apps, Apps, Facebook Leave a Comment

For some reason, everyone hates Facebook Messenger - the company's separate messaging app that it now forces you to install on your phone if you want to chat to your mates. The good news is that with the launch of Facebook Lite, the company may just have provided a work-around. Facebook Lite is supposed to…

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Facebook at Work is official – pokes from your boss to do some damn work coming soon?

James O'Malley Apps, Facebook, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Back in November, we heard rumours that Facebook was working on a new product that will let companies essentially build their own internal Facebook, for work usage. It turns out the rumours were correct - and today Facebook has confirmed the existence of what it is simply calling "Work". TechCrunch got hold of the details…

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The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, Internet, The Digest Leave a Comment

Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…

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The Digest: Netflix denies VPN crackdown… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Facebook, Gadgets, Microsoft, Netflix, The Digest Leave a Comment

Netflix: VPN crackdown claims 'false', says executive | BBC News "Netflix has criticised 'false' reports it has been cracking down on customers using a work-around to watch media blocked in their area. The company denied reports it had stepped up its attempts to block access via virtual private networks (VPNs). Netflix said its…

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Could “Books” be the new Facebook?

James O'Malley Apps, Facebook, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

You know when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorses a technology then it is time to sit up and pay attention. Media reports suggest that Zuck has gone on the record talking about his enthusiasm for "Books". Books are essentially a medium through which ideas can be stored and shared. Each individual book, which is usually…

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The Digest: Apple sued… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Broadband, Censorship, Computers, Facebook, Gadgets, Internet, iPhone, The Digest Leave a Comment

Apple sued over 'shrinking' gadget storage | BBC News "Apple is facing a lawsuit for not telling users about the amount of memory required by its flagship operating system. The legal complaint revolves around iOS 8 and the amount of memory it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads. The complaint alleges…

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The Digest: Zuckerberg’s resolutions… and 3 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Android, Computers, Facebook, Internet, Malware, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Mark Zuckerberg asks Facebook users to suggest his personal challenge for 2015 | The Guardian "Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a personal challenge every year, from wearing a tie every day in 2009 and learning to speak Mandarin in 2010 to only eating meat in 2011 if he killed the animal…

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