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If Facebook's app is irritating you, there is a way to improve things

Image: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire<p>Image: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire<p>CONSIDERING HOW POPULAR it is, it’s probably no surprise that complaints about Facebook’s …

Dating Tips for Modern Adults: Texts, Facebook, Profiles, Phonecalls

For future single-parenting information and resources,<br>we would love your support at The Whole Parent.<p>If you are looking for a post or content that …

Dating

Study finds brain's response to social exclusion is different in young marijuana users

A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers finds that the brains of young adult marijuana users react differently to social …

The next big thing in phones may not be a phone

<i>FRANKFURT (By Eric Auchard, Reuters)</i> – Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mould for mobile phones the question being asked is whether the evolution of the smartphone has finally come to an end, as even Apple now treats older, smaller 4-inch screens as something new.<p>Industry experts believe …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

Beyond surveillance: what could happen if Apple loses to the FBI

An Apple loss in the San Bernardino encryption case risks creating a world in which we can no longer trust the gadgets that track how we drive, when we’re home and whether the door is locked<p>This is how a former White House technologist envisions a future in which Apple loses its privacy battle with …

Court asks: Do police need a warrant to track your cellphone for months at a time?

When high-powered rifle shots shattered a Florida judge’s living-room window and glass door, federal agents narrowed the list of suspects by pulling their cellphone records. After two California college students were fatally shot in a car parked close to campus, cellphone data put the suspects near …

Google will kill its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July

Google today announced plans to kill off the Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July. The tool, which lets users launch Chrome apps even if the browser is not running, will continue to live on in Chrome OS.<p>As you might suspect, the Chrome app launcher was originally ported from …

3 cybersecurity trends you may not know

And even as IT and security executives are struggling to keep their organizations safe from attack, new trends are emerging in hacking and cyber security.<p>According to the new "Cyber Risk Report 2016" by HPE Security , more than 80% of open-source and commercial applications have security feature …

Facebook is testing a feature that alerts you if someone is impersonating your account

Facebook is working on a new tool to help stem one source of harassment on its platform.<p>The social network is testing a new feature that will …

Consumer Reports' top smartphone: Samsung's Galaxy S7

It looks like seven is Samsung's lucky number. Consumer Reports just named the Samsung Galaxy S7 the best smartphone it has ever reviewed. The S7 Edge was named its second best.<p>Similar to our own experience with the phones, Consumer Reports found the devices to have great cameras, excellent battery …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

Google warns of Android flaw that lets attackers hijack phones

Rooting (that is, using a security flaw to gain control over an operating system) is a staple of the Android enthusiast world, but it's also used by would-be attackers... and Google just offered a textbook example of this problem. It's warning of a vulnerability in Android's Linux-based kernel that …

How to Avoid Having Your Posts Show Up in Facebook’s New Public Search

Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Gehry Partners, LLP<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Proehl Studios/Corbis<p>Courtesy …

Facebook Makes All Public Posts Searchable

Facebook has announced a new feature that'll make everyone want to head straight to their privacy settings.<p>The social media giant has announced plans …

Social Media

How to permanently delete your Facebook account

So you’ve grown sick and tired of Facebook and will be no longer using the service in the foreseeable future, eh? You’d be making a mistake assuming …

Social Media

Facebook launches Snapchat-style 'disappearing messages'

Facebook have rolled out a new 'disappearing messages' feature which allows users to send 'self destructing' messages that disappear after one …

Facebook launches Notify: a notifications app for news you care about

Facebook, the social network, has brought <i>another</i> new application to the App Store. This time, Zuckerberg et al. are looking to solve the problem of …

Facebook is opening up Messenger to third-party chat bots

Facebook has allowed select developers access to an unannounced SDK that lets them build interactive bots in Messenger so users can get information, shop and pay for purchases within a conversation, reports TechCrunch.<p>The Chat SDK reportedly allows the creation of bots that can automatically …

Apps

Yep, Science Confirms That Quitting Facebook Makes People Happier

But let's face it, we're not going to.<p>Social networking in some form or another has existed for as long as life on this planet, but we don't yet …

10 Ways to Bring Mindfulness to the Way You Use Facebook

Ever open your Facebook to see Joe and Jan tanning in the South of France, a simply amazing video of little Judy swimming by herself at the age of 18 …

Social Media

Meet The Man Building Facebook's Free Basics Apps

When Facebook announced a new way to provide free information services last November, CEO Mark Zuckerberg specifically named a remarkable South African company that will help people build their own apps.<p>Calling it “a big day for connecting Africa,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post: “Connecting …

10 Red Flags That Signal You’re in Big Financial Trouble

People routinely ignore the warning signs that their financial situation is about to collapse.<p>One of my favorite television shows is National …

Sales surge after U.S. Mint quadruples silver coin allocation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Eagle silver coin sales jumped on Monday after the U.S. Mint said it set the first weekly allocation of 2016 at 4 million ounces, roughly four times the amount rationed in the last five months of 2015, after a surge in demand.<p>A quality control agent examines 2013 …

Coin Collecting

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Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

A new look for your twitter.com photos

We’re introducing a richer photo experience on twitter.com.

Manipur

Here's Why Netflix Investors Are Getting Nervous

Netflix’s stock price has soared over the past year, and it’s easy to see why. The streaming video company has several of the most popular shows …