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3D photos now pop out of Facebook feeds

A few days ago, Facebook began rolling out a slick new feature for mobile users: 3D photos. With technology that captures the distance between the...

Get ready to see ads on FB Messenger soon

"Ad-free experience". Three words we all love seeing. Our Google search, Facebook, every website we visit is filled with ads and sponsored content. Now...

New mode, same Story: Facebook copies Snapchat, again

With its new Story mode, Facebook continues its assault against Snapchat. Mark Zuckerberg's social media juggernaut clearly didn't take Snapchat's rejected buyout bid in 2013 very...

Snake returns with green pixels and friendly competition

While the game Snake has a detailed history dating back to 1976, it became a worldwide phenomenon when it was pre-loaded onto Nokia's feature...

Instagram’s Periscope-inspired Live Stories reach UAE

We're struggling to remember the last time Instagram or any other Facebook-owned app did something new. Last year saw Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp take...

WhatsApp claims your messages are safe from hackers

The Guardian recently reported a vulnerability in WhatsApp allowing attackers to bypass its encryption system and read your messages. The app uses the secure Signal Protocol...

Social media makes us hate our lives: Kaspersky UAE

The nifty way German words express unusual concepts has been trending on social media recently, perhaps because they sum up the way we all...

Twitter brings Periscope live video into tweets

It's 10.30pm on Monday night but Sara Haider isn't tired at all. This is partly due to her sitting 12 hours behind the UAE in...

Now you can play Instant Games on Facebook Messenger

Most of us can't live without our smartphones anymore. Not because we're addicted but because we decide what food to buy, keep in touch...

Facebook’s been killing people… sort of

You read that right. Its latest and greatest glitch has been killing people off and not even Mark Zuckerberg was exempt from this sudden...

For Christmas, Instagram becomes one giant shopping catalogue

If further proof of Facebook's relentless drive to raise profits at Instagram was needed, it's here now and just in time for the Christmas buying...

Go Insta! That’s what Instagram’s live video feature is called

Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of Instagram Stories, which is the Snapchat equivalent on this social media platform. This feature was launched in...

Snapchat-like WhatsApp update lets you draw on pics and video

The latest Android update for Facebook-owned WhatsApp lets users draw and stick emojis over images and videos shared with contacts and groups is now...

Instagram drops photo maps

Photo-sharing social media network Instagram has decided to kill off its photo maps feature. The move follows an admission from the Facebook-owned company that its users...

Encryption hurdle in WhatsApp’s Facebook data-sharing plan

Instant messenger service WhatsApp has announced that it will share user data with its owner Facebook, leading to an uproar on social media. However, its encryption policy could keep conversations...

Facebook partners with Unity to build Steam-like gaming platform

Not content with its social media juggernaut status, Facebook has announced a partnership with Unity Technologies to create a downloadable gaming platform for desktop...

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