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Facebook’s iOS 8 update is all about more sharing and is coming soon

Facebook’s iOS 8 update is all about more sharing and is coming soon

While many applications out there are updating their features to match what Apple has opened up in iOS 8, many are waiting. Even some of the big names are holding off on their updates, like Facebook. Instead of updating the main app, the social networking giant has instead opted to talk about what’s coming in the coming weeks.

Facebook working on fix to prevent malicious links from initiating calls without prompting in Messenger app

Facebook working on fix to prevent malicious links from initiating calls without prompting in Messenger app

Last week, Andrei Neculaesei described a flaw in the way iOS apps handle links in webpages, that could allow a malicious webpage to initiate a call without the permission of the user.

Facebook 13.1 Update for iOS reduces crash rate by 50%

Facebook 13.1 Update for iOS reduces crash rate by 50%

Facebook released an update for its app yesterday, which seemed to be a minor update to fix some bugs, but a post on the company’s Engineering blog reveals that they’ve fixed a major bug that should reduce the crash rate by more than 50 percent on iOS.

According to Facebook’s Engineering blog, one of the top crashes on iOS was in the Apple Core Data system.

Oculus VR brings Mac OS X support in new SDK for Oculus Rift

Oculus VR brings Mac OS X support in new SDK for Oculus Rift

While Oculus, the company behind the Rift virtual reality headgear, has supported Mac gaming for some time now, it is now easier than ever for developers to compile Rift-compatible apps for the device with a newly published software developer kit.

Facebook Paper update brings design improvements, increased speed and stability

Facebook Paper update brings design improvements, increased speed and stability

At the beginning of February, Facebook officially launched a new way for users to read their Facebook status updates, along with news and stories from other sources, called Paper. On August 11, the app was updated to address some speed and stability issues, while also offering up some design improvements.

How to continue Chatting in Facebook app without installing Facebook Messenger

How to continue Chatting in Facebook app without installing Facebook Messenger

If you’re not happy with Facebook’s decision to force you into using the Facebook Messenger app, then as some of our readers have pointed out, there is a simple way to continue using the Facebook app to chat with your family and friends if you’ve jailbroken your iOS device.

Users slam Facebook Messenger in App Store reviews following forced switch

Users slam Facebook Messenger in App Store reviews following forced switch

Facebook recently killed the chat feature in the main Facebook app, and asked users to download the Facebook Messenger app instead. Facebook argued that the Messenger app is much better for chatting than the main app, but users aren’t reacting positively to this change.

Facebook updates iOS app to version 13; promises updates every 4 weeks

Facebook updates iOS app to version 13; promises updates every 4 weeks

Facebook today updated its iOS app to version 13.0, and just like the past few releases, a bump in version number doesn’t add any major new features to the app.

Facebook’s Slingshot updated with easier ways to reply, new My People section and more

Facebook’s Slingshot updated with easier ways to reply, new My People section and more

Facebook’s visual messaging app, Slingshot, has seen quite the attention since its launch earlier in July, and now the app has received its first feature-rich update to make using the app even easier for users.

Facebook Messenger now supports fullscreen photo and video viewing in latest update

Facebook Messenger now supports fullscreen photo and video viewing in latest update

Facebook decided to kill Facebook Messenger inside the stock app just a few days ago, in an effort to move users over to the standalone Messenger app for mobile platforms, and now the app has received an update that should make those visual conversations less frustrating.