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Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

By 19 hours ago

Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly launched Bolt, a new messaging app that lets you send brief photo and video messages from mobile devices. A bunch of leaked screenshots from last week revealed Instagram was developing a Snapchat competitor called... >>

Facebook will make you download Messenger after blocking chat in main app

Facebook will make you download Messenger after blocking chat in main app

By 29 July 2014

Facebook will soon make all users in the world download its standalone Messenger app, it's claimed. According to TechCrunch, Facebook began notifying users last spring that they’d no longer have the option to message in Facebook for Android and iOS.... >>

Facebook Messenger might soon let you hail a cab with Uber

Facebook Messenger might soon let you hail a cab with Uber

By 24 July 2014

Imagine you need a cab and decide to use Uber, but instead of opening the Uber app, you open Facebook Messenger. It certainly would be a strange way to get the job done, though it's something seriously under consideration at both Facebook and Uber, it's... >>

Instagram leak reveals Bolt: Is it another Snapchat-like app or just an advert test?

Instagram leak reveals Bolt: Is it another Snapchat-like app or just an advert test?

By 24 July 2014

A bunch of leaked screenshots have indicated that Facebook-owned Instagram is currently developing a Snapchat competitor called Bolt - even though Facebook itself recently launched a Snapchat-like app called Slingshot. According to several of the screenshots,... >>

Facebook Q2 2014 earnings: 1.07B mobile active users each month, up 31 per cent yoy

Facebook Q2 2014 earnings: 1.07B mobile active users each month, up 31 per cent yoy

By 23 July 2014

Facebook has posted its second quarter 2014 earnings, and the numbers that stand out the most are for mobile. Facebook now makes 62 percent of its advertising revenue from mobile. That's probably because 1.07 billion people access Facebook each month... >>

New Facebook Save feature lets you save stuff for reading later: Here's how it works

New Facebook Save feature lets you save stuff for reading later: Here's how it works

By 21 July 2014

Facebook has a new feature that's combines RSS-style features with reminders. Facebook was thought to be developing an alternative to Google Reader earlier this year, and many assumed a new app called Paper was the result of those rumours. Well it looks... >>

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

By 18 July 2014

Oculus VR has reportedly been working on gesture controllers to go with its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. At the moment Oculus Rift, owned by Facebook, is still a developer tool. By making gesture controllers that experience will become even more... >>

Facebook caters to the rich and famous, with new Mentions app you probably can't use

Facebook caters to the rich and famous, with new Mentions app you probably can't use

By 17 July 2014

Facebook has said it would launch a suite of standalone apps in 2014, and the company has once again tried to fulfill that goal with a new app called Facebook Mentions. But you can't use it, unless you're a public figure. According to Facebook, nearly... >>

Facebook powered vending machine gives you the chocolate it thinks you deserve

Facebook powered vending machine gives you the chocolate it thinks you deserve

By 16 July 2014

Chocolate maker Cadbury has devised and tested a vending machine powered by Facebook that asses your likes and dislikes to give you the perfect flavour match for your personality. The pop-up Joy Generator was sited in Sydney for a day where it handed... >>

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

By 7 July 2014

Oculus VR has started to ship its second generation development kit to 10,000 of the estimated 35,000 that pre-ordered one. The remaining batch with ship in August, it is believed, perhaps slipping into September, such is the demand. Interest in the... >>