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Apple integrates Facebook into iOS 5.1


After integrating Twitter into iOS 5, Apple seems to be doing the same thing with Facebook. Both iPad 3 and Facebook references have been discovered iOS 5.1 beta 3. The latest iOS 5 developer beta also features a field for a Facebook user name in the contacts app, as you can see in the screenshot above (courtesy of iMore), but this already exists in iOS 5.0.1. The mentions of Facebook in the code don’t necessarily mean it will be integrated in iOS 5 or iOS 6 this year, but the likelihood has certainly just jumped a few notches.

The best Facebook integration I’ve seen to date in a mobile OS is undoubtedly the one in Windows Phone. Facebook develops the native app for Apple’s iOS, but not for Windows Phone. More importantly, Microsoft built Windows Phone after Apple developed iOS, so Redmond had the opportunity to include Facebook from the ground-up. Cupertino may be looking for a way to take the Facebook integration crown away from Microsoft, further destroying the software giant’s chances of offering unique functions with its mobile space offering.

Facebook was supposed to be integrated into iOS 4. Cupertino wanted to code its own Facebook features because it lacked confidence in Menlo Park’s ability to build a great app, so it built the social network into its mobile operating system. Facebook said no and negotiations broke down. Apple then went with Twitter in iOS 5.

Have the two now managed to reach an agreement or is this just left over legacy code? It sure looks like the former, although with Apple and Facebook, you just never know.

The iOS-Facebook saga is one of three recent episodes which demonstrated a strained Apple-Facebook relationship (the other two are related to Ping and the HP TouchPad). The partnership between the two technology giants started to turn around last year, however, possibly because the duo shares a mutual enemy: Google.

The Shortcuts to your Facebook


If you see Facebook as a benevolent time-waster, why not waste your time more efficiently when you’re there? Hit Alt+1 for the home page, Alt+? to search, or Alt+M for a new message.

The How-To Geek runs down all the shortcuts he’s discovered. Aside from Alt+M and Alt+?, most of Facebook’s keyboard shortcuts line up with numbers. 1-5 will take you (roughly) from left-to-right on Facebook’s navigation links across the top of your Facebook page. 6-0 will navigate to less obvious settings pages.

NOTE: If you’re on a Mac, you (currently) need to add Ctrl+Option+ to each of the shortcuts (Firefox on Mac is Function+Ctrl—thanks Robert Reents!). Other than that, they should work the same.

  • Alt+?: Search
  • Alt+m: Compose a new message
  • Alt+1Home page
  • Alt+2: Your profile page
  • Alt+3: Friend requests
  • Alt+4: Your messages
  • Alt+5: Notifications
  • Alt+6Account page
  • Alt+7Privacy
  • Alt+8Facebook’s Facebook page
  • Alt+9Facebook Terms/Agreement
  • Alt+0Facebook help center
  • The Geek notes, however, that the shortcuts work best in Chrome, and maybe Opera and Safari. In Firefox, you’ll need to add a Shift key to the combination, so as not to trigger Firefox’s own Alt-centered operations. On Internet Explorer, you’ll have to press Enter after hitting each combination.

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  • Facebook backing up your iPhone contacts behind your back!!

    Most of the Facebook users who own an iPhone, they use Facebook Application for easier connection and social networking experience.

    Recently some users realized that the phone numbers stored on the phone are uploaded to Facebook, without us knowing about it.

    to check  this, Go to the top right of the Facebook screen, click on ACCOUNT, click on EDIT FRIENDS, on the left side of screen click CONTACTS.

    You will see all phone numbers from your phone (FB friends or not) are published. TO REMOVE, go to the right column, click on this page which will take you the page shown below:

    Screen Shot 2011 08 15 at 10 27 27 PM

    Click on REMOVE to remove the uploaded contacts.

    Also you need to disable the SYNC option on your iPhone by going to Facebook App, as shown below:



    Facebook caught exposing millions of user credentials

    App bug overrides user privacy settings

    Facebook has leaked access to millions of users’ photographs, profiles and other personal information because of a years-old bug that overrides individual privacy settings, researchers from Symantec said.


    Who Owns Facebook?

    We found the following chart which shows the percentage of Facebook Shareholders and owners, so guess who owns the majority??? Yes it’s us 🙂


    33% Of Facebook Posts Come From Mobile Devices

    According to new research completed by Dan Zarrella, almost 1 in 3 posts to the site come from mobile devices.

    The research is based on a random sampling of more than 70,000 Facebook posts, large enough to generate a 99 percent confidence interval with a plus or minus .5 percent margin of error. In other words, this is likely to be fairly accurate.

    Most surprising from the analysis was that the vast majority of these updates came through, not through smartphone devices (although iPhone and Android accounted for close to nine percent total).


    Booshaka: Facebook By The Numbers


    How to use LinkedIn strategically

    Takeaway: LinkedIn is a great tool for getting your profile out in front of potential employers. And with the addition of some new apps, it just got better.


    Drop the “The.” Just “Facebook.” It’s cleaner

    If you have watched The Social Network movie and you noticed the Character that Justin Timberlake played, Sean Parker, and you wondered what’s the history of that guy, then you are at the right page.


    A world without Facebook!

    This is a funny chart showing the life without Facebook.


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