Facebook, Google apps reign over 2015

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook, Google apps reign over 2015

America’s 10 most popular apps of 2015. Every year, there are a few different research firms that put out reports near the end of the year (some do it each quarter) showing which apps and/or games were the most popular. We hear you, there it seems that this writer, in particular, has folders of apps on his phone that he swears he’ll use at some point, but likely won’t get to anytime soon. One thing we both likely have in common, however, is the Facebook app—according to new figures from Nielsen, it was the year’s top app with around 126,702,000 average monthly users. And it’s growing, too, as this unique user count is around eight percent or so higher than last year’s ...

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Facebook Video Swaps Flash for HTML5

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook Video Swaps Flash for HTML5

Facebook abandons Flash video. “From development velocity to accessibility features, HTML5 offers a lot of benefits. Facebook has stopped using Adobe Flash technology to show videos across the social network, instead moving its support to the now widely used HTML5 technology. Moving to HTML5 best enables us to continue to innovate quickly and at scale, given Facebook’s large size and complex needs,” said the firm’s front-end engineer Daniel Baulig. “We are continuing to work together with Adobe to deliver a reliable and secure Flash experience for games on our platform, but have shipped the change for video to all browsers by default.” The move will come as ...

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Facebook switches to HTML5 for all video instead of Flash

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook switches to HTML5 for all video instead of Flash

Adobe Flash Player 19 Update Comes With Almost 80 Fixes. The social network has switched to HTML5 for all Facebook web video, meaning videos you upload or publish on your profile or fly through on your news feed will no longer require Flash. Although HTML5 video has long since been the preference of Facebook and just about every other site out there, some issues prevented it from being the universal standard, but thanks to some intensive coding work from Facebook developers in order to ensure the platform performs perfectly on older browsers, it has now officially ditched the unloved Adobe application.Mozilla was the first one to block the use of Flash on its browser and as it appears Facebook ...

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Facebook Dominates Nielsen List of 2015’s Most Popular Apps

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook Dominates Nielsen List of 2015’s Most Popular Apps

Facebook Dominates Nielsen List of 2015’s Most Popular Apps. Facebook did it again: The social network’s mobile app was once again the most-used app for U.S. smart phone users in 2o15, attracting close to 128 million monthly users on average this year, according to new data released by Nielsen this week. Facebook this year continued to hold the number one position as the top app installed on U.S. smartphones based on the average number of unique users, according to a new report out this week from Nielsen, but its mobile messaging application clocked in as the fastest-growing app of 2015. Another one of the company’s apps, Facebook Messenger, jumped to the third spot in 2015 with ...

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Facebook introduces new feature that makes searching for nearby events easier

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook introduces new feature that makes searching for nearby events easier

Extroverts Rejoice! Now Facebook Finds You Parties. Facebook events are one of the more maligned parts of the nearly ubiquitous social media platform — invitations to them come often, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, and they have a tendency to bombard users with notifications. Facebook is coming up with a new Events feature that will provide an easy answer to your question ‘Where is the party tonight?’ Its Events section will let users to search events by location, category and date.On Saturday, social network Facebook announced the release of a major update to its Events feature for iOS, giving the users the ability to search for events happening in their area with increased precision. Facebook ...

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Facebook wants you to experience its powerful new Event browsing

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook wants you to experience its powerful new Event browsing

Extroverts Rejoice! Now Facebook Finds You Parties. Facebook events are one of the more maligned parts of the nearly ubiquitous social media platform — invitations to them come often, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, and they have a tendency to bombard users with notifications.Facebook is coming up with a new Events feature that will provide an easy answer to your question ‘Where is the party tonight?’ Its Events section will let users to search events by location, category and date.On Saturday, social network Facebook announced the release of a major update to its Events feature for iOS, giving the users the ability to search for events happening in their area with increased precision.If ...

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Facebook wants you to experience its powerful new Event browsing

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook wants you to experience its powerful new Event browsing

Extroverts Rejoice! Now Facebook Finds You Parties. Facebook events are one of the more maligned parts of the nearly ubiquitous social media platform — invitations to them come often, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, and they have a tendency to bombard users with notifications.Facebook is coming up with a new Events feature that will provide an easy answer to your question ‘Where is the party tonight?’ Its Events section will let users to search events by location, category and date.On Saturday, social network Facebook announced the release of a major update to its Events feature for iOS, giving the users the ability to search for events happening in their area with increased precision.If ...

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Big changes are coming to Facebook Events

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Big changes are coming to Facebook Events

Big changes are coming to Facebook Events. Facebook events are one of the more maligned parts of the nearly ubiquitous social media platform — invitations to them come often, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, and they have a tendency to bombard users with notifications.If you sort of know what you want to do – whether it’s a pub crawl, concert, wine & cheese, or a gallery opening – Facebook can be the waiter to your mood.Facebook’s insatiable thirst for data is about to pay off: its most recent updates will help you find parties, concert tickets, and events in your area. First, rather than suggesting Events on random dates, you can now specify if you’re looking for something ...

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Now, Facebook tells you where to party

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Now, Facebook tells you where to party

Extroverts Rejoice! Now Facebook Finds You Parties. Facebook events are one of the more maligned parts of the nearly ubiquitous social media platform — invitations to them come often, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, and they have a tendency to bombard users with notifications.If you sort of know what you want to do – whether it’s a pub crawl, concert, wine & cheese, or a gallery opening – Facebook can be the waiter to your mood. First, rather than suggesting Events on random dates, you can now specify if you’re looking for something to do today, tomorrow, this weekend, or next week. While Facebook has let you search for nearby events in the past, the app now presents them ...

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Party animal? Now Facebook Suggests You Parties!

Rubric: Facebook | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Party animal? Now Facebook Suggests You Parties!

Extroverts Rejoice! Now Facebook Finds You Parties. Facebook events are one of the more maligned parts of the nearly ubiquitous social media platform — invitations to them come often, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, and they have a tendency to bombard users with notifications.If you sort of know what you want to do – whether it’s a pub crawl, concert, wine & cheese, or a gallery opening – Facebook can be the waiter to your mood. First, rather than suggesting Events on random dates, you can now specify if you’re looking for something to do today, tomorrow, this weekend, or next week. While Facebook has let you search for nearby events in the past, the app now presents them ...

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