Microsoft has beefed up its Windows Live Messenger iPhone app with a few new features.
Launched on Monday, Live Messenger 1.1 now lets you incorporate your Facebook account directly into Messenger. You can view updates from and chat with your Facebook friends and update your own profile. Through your Windows Live Service account page, Microsoft gives you some control over the Facebook integration, so you can limit who sees what.
Also new to Live Messenger is a filter for your friends list. You can choose to view all your friends, only those in certain groups, or only those currently … Read more
As part of a project code-named "Minty," Yahoo plans to juice up the performance of its Web-based e-mail service and bring its look in line with simpler iPad and Android versions of the Mail product, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
"We have been previewing our next version of e-mail that provides higher performance, sleeker design, and great integration" with social-networking … Read more
In today's news, Rafe is offended by the lazy criminals who just use Facebook to find out when people aren't home. Also, Nokia gets a new CEO who's apparently a "fine steward;" but is he a visionary? Especially with Android coming up fast? Also, Adobe brings back its Flash-to-iPhone app development tool.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
It may be finally occurring to people that telling lots of strangers online that you're not home--and telling them where you live--is not necessarily very smart.
According to several local news outlets in Nashua, N.H., police say they've arrested three young men allegedly responsible for about 50 burglaries in the city last month. More specifically, TV station WMUR notes that the suspects "used social-networking sites such as Facebook to identify victims who posted online that they would not be home at a certain time."
Internet users are spending a bit more time these days socializing on Facebook than searching on Google, according to new data from market researcher ComScore.
In August, people spent 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, accounting for 9.9 percent of the total number of minutes they spent online for the month. That inched past the 39.8 million minutes, or 9.6 percent of total time, that Net users spent on all of Google's sites combined, including its search engine, YouTube, Gmail, and Google News, ComScore said Thursday.
For the month, Yahoo proved the third most popular online … Read more
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In the 2007 comedy "Knocked Up," Paul Rudd's character goes to great lengths to conceal his fantasy sports habit from his wife. Yahoo Sports is hoping that isn't a widespread phenomenon--it's just upped the social quotient in its fantasy football product thanks to its recent acquisition of software company Citizen Sports.
Updates from Yahoo-based fantasy football leagues will be pushed to Facebook for the first time (in addition to Yahoo's own Yahoo Updates), with teams and leagues now "like"-able using Facebook's ubiquitous button. That's pretty much a no-brainer for … Read more
A new clickjacking scam was spreading on Facebook luring victims with a purported video of "cheerleaders gone wild," a security expert warned on Thursday before Facebook shut the attack down.
Victims' accounts were posting messages that said "cheerleaders gone wild - have to see this" with a photo of, you guessed it, a cheerleader carrying pom poms. Clicking the link led to a warning that the content may be inappropriate for some users and prompted users to confirm that they are 18 or older, said Graham Cluley of Sophos, who bravely clicked the link for research … Read more
Facebook has closed a hole that was being used by spammers to automatically post wall messages and direct messages to friends, the company said on Tuesday.
Just clicking on the link to one of the applications that were taking advantage of the bug would allow the auto-posting to happen, Facebook said. The apps, which appeared to be sending people to a survey Web site, were disabled on Monday, the company said.
"Earlier this week, we discovered a bug that made it possible for an application to bypass our normal CSRF (cross-site request forgery) protections through a complicated series of … Read more