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How to Stop Auto-Play Sound on Facebook Videos on iPhone

Feb 18, 2017 - 9 Comments
Disable Facebook auto-play video sound iOS

Facebook has decided that Facebook users would enjoy having auto-play videos automatically play sound as they scroll through their feed. Of course not everyone likes to be auto-blasted with audio and sound from auto-play videos, so some Facebook users may wish to stop auto-playing sound with videos shown in their feed.

Save Pictures Automatically from Facebook Messenger

May 1, 2016 - 11 Comments
Facebook app icon

If you’re an avid Facebook Messenger user who sends a lot of pictures back and forth, you may appreciate having the app automatically save those photos and images directly to your iPhone, without having to manually do so yourself. With the help of a simple settings switch, you could do exactly that.

Chat on WhatsApp from a Mac with WhatsMac

May 25, 2015 - 35 Comments
WhatsApp for Mac WhatsMac

WhatsApp is a popular messaging tool for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows phone users, but it has long been missing desktop clients… until now, anyway. For Mac users, you can now chat through WhatsApp directly from OS X by using a free app called WhatsMac. With WhatsMac you’ll be able to chat in WhatsApp as … Read More

How to Use FaceBook Messenger on Mac OS X via Messages App

Apr 25, 2015 - 67 Comments
Mac Messages icon

Facebook Messenger is a popular means of communicating, but the Mac doesn’t have a dedicated Facebook messaging app like the iPhone or Android does… or does it!?! Indeed, you can use Facebook Messenger to message friends from OS X, and in moments you can set up the Mac Messages app to function as a Facebook … Read More

Turn Off the FaceBook App Sound Effects on iPhone

Feb 16, 2015 - 19 Comments
Turn off Facebook app sounds in iOS

The modern versions of Facebook app for iOS make various sound effects when interface elements are interacted with in the app, from liking something to leaving comments and refreshing the feed. The little popping and squishing sounds have annoyed some people apparently that use Facebook, but some of our readers have found that you can … Read More

How to Hide Twitter & Facebook Buttons from Sharing Panel in iOS

Oct 1, 2014 - 5 Comments
Disable Social Sharing buttons in iOS

If you’re like many other iPhone and iPad users, when you go to share a picture from your iOS device, you’re probably going to send it through Messages or Mail, and you’re not trying to go about posting it to Twitter or Facebook. Nonetheless, those Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons sit there in every iOS … Read More

Stop Auto-Playing Videos on Facebook for iOS to Conserve Cellular Data

Jan 22, 2014 - 3 Comments
Facebook app icon

Facebook recently began to auto-play videos that are contained within the news feed of the Facebook app for iOS (and presumably Android). Though the videos play without sound, that auto-play behavior can still greatly increase the iPhones cellular data usage due to the large size of video files as they are streamed to the device. … Read More

How to Remove “Tap to Tweet” & “Tap to Post” from Notification Center in iOS

Apr 29, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Tap to Tweet button in Notification Center of iOS

Notification Center in iOS has both Twitter and Facebook integration and the ability to post to either service with a “Tap to Tweet” and “Tap to Post” button. On the iPad and iPhone these are accessed with the rest of Notifications by using a downward swiping gesture from the top of the screen. If you’d … Read More

Post to Twitter and Facebook with Siri

Feb 18, 2013 - 7 Comments
Posting to Twitter from Siri

You can post status updates and tweets to Facebook and Twitter by using nothing more than Siri. Why this may seem like a mere novelty at first, it’s actually extremely useful for situations where you’re occupied or can’t fiddle much with an iPhone, like when driving or running. Because you can summon Siri from the … Read More

Save Pictures from Facebook to iPhone & iPad the Easy Way

Dec 18, 2012 - 14 Comments
Save Image from Facebook to iPhone

Want to save a picture from Facebook to your iPhone? No problem, you can do this easily from the Facebook app to an iPhone or iPad, and we’ll show you how to download a picture from Facebook into iOS so that it appears in the Photos album on your device.

Set Up Facebook Integration on Mac with OS X

Sep 25, 2012 - 16 Comments
Set Up Facebook in Mac OS X

Facebook can now be integrated directly into Mac OS X, letting you easily post stuff to Facebook from just about anywhere on the Mac. To setup Facebook integration in OS X, all you need is OS X 10.8.2 or later (full support is in Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, etc) and a minute or so to … Read More

Share Videos to FaceBook, YouTube, & Vimeo from QuickTime Player in Mac OS X

Sep 3, 2012 - 3 Comments
Share video to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and more in OS X QuickTime Player

The Mac OS X social sharing features on the Mac platform let you quickly publish images and videos to a variety of places. Using Share Sheets within QuickTime Player you can even publish videos directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook, right from the app. This is very fast, and offers a quick way to share … Read More

Facebook for iPad is Now Available

Oct 10, 2011 - 2 Comments
Facebook for iPad

The wait is over, Facebook has released their much anticipated iPad app onto the iOS App Store and it is now available to download from Apple. The app is full featured but seems to focus on photo sharing and the ability to play existing Facebook games directly within the application through HTML5. Facebook emphasizes the … Read More

Enable Facebook Video Chat Calling in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Jul 6, 2011 - 16 Comments
Enable Facebook Video Chat in OS X Lion

Facebook just announced their built-in video chat feature that uses Skype to initiate video calls, but unfortunately support for the new feature is lacking for users with Mac OS X Lion and the latest version of Safari. If you try it, you’ll see the video call button has been greyed out with a message saying … Read More

Disguise Facebook as a Spreadsheet with ExcellBook

Jun 20, 2011 - 5 Comments
Disguise Facebook

Just what you’ve been waiting for. Now you can hide your Facebook usage in plain sight with a crafty app called ExcellBook. That screenshot you see up top is Excellbook in use, it makes Facebook look like some boring old MS Excel spreadsheet, creating just about the best Facebook disguise I’ve ever seen. Even the … Read More

Facebook for iPad App Coming Soon

Jun 16, 2011 - 4 Comments
Facebook on the iPad

Facebook is about to release an official iPad app, according to the New York Times. The app is said to be freely available “in the coming weeks” and not just a rescaled iPhone app version, instead it is optimized specifically for the iPad’s larger touch display. From the NYT: People who have seen the application … Read More

Turn an iPad into an Auto-Updated Facebook News Feed & Photo Frame

May 3, 2011 - 4 Comments
iPad Facebook Feed Stream

Are you addicted to the Facebook news feed? Would you like to turn your iPad into a Facebook data stream? Fnews is for you. You can turn your iPad into an automatically updating Facebook news stream thanks to a free little web app called FNews. Featuring a simple and minimalist interface with attractive typography and … Read More

How to Block Facebook

Nov 21, 2010 - 32 Comments

Facebook is a great way to stay connected to people and has plenty of benefits, but that’s not why we’re here, we’re here to block access to Facebook. Why? Well, there are many reasons to block the site, companies often block the site to prevent employees from accessing it on company time, and parents may … Read More

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