Facebook have launched a new initiative called Workplace for Good. This offers makes their paid Workplace product, available to all educational institutions and not-for-profits, for free. Normally US$3.00 per month, per person, Workplace is currently being used by thousands of nonprofits and educational institutions and with the price now being free, will likely draw many,...
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    The start of the World Cup is just a few days away, and this Saturday night, Australia will play their first match. To celebrate the big occasion, Facebook Messenger is releasing new World Cup themed features, camera effects and hidden games. Football fans across Australia will have access to...
  • Facebook prioritising ‘trusted news’ determined by surveying users

    Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to new changes, announced last week, to the News Feed algorithm which heavily prioritised social interactions with family and friends over public content, including news, video, and posts from brands. This means public posts you see will account for just...
  • Facebook Messenger’s new feature, World Effects for visual messaging

      Facebook Messenger is introducing a new feature to the Messenger Camera known as World Effects. This  allows people to drop 3D objects in their surroundings and interact with digital objects in their physical spaces. That sounds an awful lot like augmented reality and another Snapchat-like feature. You can...
  • Get ready to watch a whole lot more video on Facebook with Watch tab.

    Facebook increasingly becoming a video service. Will millions of live streams per day, combined with videos posted by users, Facebook are now going to surface that video to you, which will no doubt have you spending even more time on the service each month. Zuckerberg says, Watching a show...
  • Facebay Marketplace comes to the web

    Facebook has quickly become the place to buy and sell second hand goods. The Marketplace happened fairly organically with users creating groups for local area buy, swap, sell groups and posting photos of their goods with a description and price. Over the years Facebook has moved to support this...
  • Facebook talks up connected AR experiences. Watch the F8 developer keynote to see the future

    Overnight Facebok’s annual developer event, F8 kicked off with a keynote from CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuck spoke about major changes coming to the camera which continues to be a key feature of the platform. Facebook will introduce an Augmented Reality mode to the camera in messenger, which...
  • Facebook is running toward 2 Billion active users

    In a post on Facebook, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the service has now grown to a massive 1.8 billion people. This is up from 1.65 Billion in April and Facebook’s mobile apps are now used by a staggering 1.2 billion people every single day. Zuck went on...
  • Zuck details the tech behind Aquila

    After two years of development, on June 28th Facebook completed the first successful flight of Aquila. If you’re not familiar with the project, Aqila is Zuckerberg’s massive solar-powered plane that will deliver internet to remote parts of the world. Yuma, Arizona played host to the historic occasion, and while the original flight plan...
  • How to stream to Facebook Live from your PC or drone

      During Facebook’s F8 developer conference keynote, Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced a Facebook Live API. This API will allow developers to build apps that allow you to stream live from any camera, not just the one in your mobile phone. After opening Facebook Live to iOS and...
  • Facebook adds Bump feature to connect with circular glyph

    Mark Zuckerberg just announced a new way to connect to other Facebook users. You can now scan a bizarre looking circular glyph that uniquely identifies a Facebook user. With 900 million people now use Messenger every month, Facebook wants to make connecting and starting conversations with someone new, really easy. This...
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    Facebook just did something awesome for you and your kids

    The jobs of the future won’t be in manufacturing, they’ll be in writing the software that drives the robots in the factories. Programming is such a fundamental skill that all kids should have exposure to it, even if they’re don’t end up going into a computer-related industry, every industry...
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    Excel 2016 can easily interrogate the Facebook Graph API

    There’s a number of headline features in Office 2016 that we’ve covered in previous posts, but after spending some time with the latest release, there’s one in particular that is pretty hidden and pretty great. In Excel, users have been able to connect to data from multiple sources, but...
  • Zuck working on using drones and satellites to connect the next billion

    Mark Zuckerberg’s most famous for Facebook, but his work on internet.org could be even more important. A Connectivity Lab is working on new technology to connect the next billion people. The laser communication system would beam data from the sky into communities, dramatically increasing the speed of sending data...
  • Oculus Rift consumer version coming Q1 2016

    The most popular VR headset on the planet, Oculus Rift is finally ready for prime time, in the first quarter of next year. With pre-orders going live later this year, the rest of the details are limited, very limited. In a blog post, we finally got an answer on...
  • The latest from Facebook’s F8 conference

    Every year Facebook holds a developer conference known as F8. Deveopment on the Facebook platform in 2015 focuses on changes to Messenger, Comments, Video, IoT, virtual reality analytics and so much more. Yep you’re job as a developer would be choosing where to focus with a platform that’s quickly...
  • Facebay gets an update for buying and selling in groups

    Over the years Facebook has evolved to be a platform not just for friends, family and businesses to share, but groups provide a platform for sales. Almost every sizable city and town will have Buy, Swap and Sell type page, or often pages where at a local level, you...
  • Facebook opens F8 registration to developers, every FB product on show

    Developers can now register for F8, Facebook’s global developer conference. F8 is on March 25th and March 26th at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Centre. It’s a big year for the company, in fact, the biggest yet, with F8 featuring every Facebook developer product and company, including Instagram, Parse, Messenger,...
  • Facebook expands artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts

    Artificial intelligence isn’t just for the bad guys in video games, it’s also being worked on by Facebook. According to Yann LeCun, a professor at New York University, Facebook has created a new research laboratory with the ambitious, long-term goal of bringing about major advances in Artificial Intelligence. LeCun...
  • Facebook Home now supports Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr

    An update to Facebook Home is delivering expanded network support. Home users can now add Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr to Android lock screens. It’s pretty easy to setup but Facebook still felt the need to create a video explaining the process. Home product designer Francis Luu walks you...
  • Download the Official Facebook app for Windows 8 now

    Facebook finally got around to releasing a Windows 8 app. There’s little coincidence in the launch occurring at the same time Windows 8.1 is released. While there’s no official confirmation, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that Microsoft tapped Facebook on the shoulder (read: turned up with a wheel...

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