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Facebook App Drains Phone Battery Even When Not In Use

If you’ve noticed a mysterious battery drain on your phone or tablet and you use the Facebook mobile app, it’s probably the culprit.     According to a Guardian UK report: Last year [the Facebook mobile app] was accused of using background tricks to stay active even when it wasn’t being used…concerns about Facebook’s Android […]

Facebook-ery: New Facebook Reactions

For years, Facebook users have been complaining about the inadequacy of the “Like” button. When your friend posts a status update about a death in her family, you want to show support but don’t feel right about clicking “Like”, because you certainly don’t “Like” that your friend’s grieving. Finally, Facebook is addressing the need for […]

Facebook-ery: Facebook Emoticons & Emoji

FB Emoticons! You can enter specific keyboard combinations and Facebook will automatically convert them into those full-color pictures for you (though the full-color picture won’t be visible until AFTER you’ve posted the status update). Alternatively, you can copy certain symbols from one page or window and paste them into your Facebook status update to achieve […]

Windows Computer Suddenly Shuts Down? Facebook May Be To Blame

In the past month or so, I’ve been having a problem where my Toshiba Satellite laptop, which runs Windows 7, would suddenly shut down at least once a day for no apparent reason.     The laptop would start right up again with no problems, and when I checked Windows Event Viewer there would be […]

Facebook-ery: New Friends’ Videos Feature

Once a month or so this entire year, I’d see some new feature or change on Facebook, grab a bunch of screenshots, and then when I went back the next day to use it again so I could take notes for a post, the thing would be gone. I guess I’m part of some test […]