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Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 out of beta

Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 out of beta

While Windows Phone 8 has had an iteration or two of Facebook now for some time, this week the first Facebook-made Facebook app is available for the masses. Having been plagued, more or less, by oddities and off-brand Facebook portals since birth, Windows Phone 8 here finally has an app that's up to snuff.

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Facebook Home hitting Jailbroken iPhones: Chat Heads first

Facebook Home hitting Jailbroken iPhones: Chat Heads first

Today it's been announced that those working with a Jailbroken iPhone out there in the wild may soon be able to work with the still limited-to-Android Facebook Home feature Chat Heads. While the newest version of Facebook for iOS does include an in-app iteration of the Chat Heads feature for messaging, the build announced today (by unofficial sources, of course), will allow Chat Heads to appear universally, just as it is with Android.

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Chat Heads bringing Facebook Home to iPhone and iPad today [UPDATE]

Chat Heads bringing Facebook Home to iPhone and iPad today [UPDATE]

This week it's been announced - but not updated quite yet - that the iOS version of Facebook will be getting a bit of Facebook Home for the iPad and iPhone. Though the full version of Facebook Home really isn't a possibility for Apple's mobile products the way their software is set up, the Chat Heads piece of the puzzle is being teased by Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer and mobile head Cory Ondrejka today at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference taking place this week.

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Facebook Home rumored for iPhone, probably won’t happen

Facebook Home rumored for iPhone, probably won’t happen

When Facebook announced its new Facebook Home launch screen alternative earlier this month, it was quite obvious why Android was the only mobile platform getting the new launcher -- it's openness provides Facebook to easily implement Home on various Android devices. However, it's rumored that Facebook is currently in talks with Apple to bring Facebook Home to iOS, but we're not sure if it'll be possible.

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PSA: Why doesn’t Facebook Home work on my smartphone?

PSA: Why doesn’t Facebook Home work on my smartphone?

Today is the day Facebook Home is released for Android devices, and though it may seem possible to download the app for your smartphone or tablet, it won't necessarily be in full working order this afternoon. Why would that be - you might ask? Because Facebook's launch of Facebook Home is limited to just five devices - and one of them was just released to the market today.

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Facebook “not building a phone and not building an operating system”

Facebook “not building a phone and not building an operating system”

Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today at Facebook's event. He stated that the social network is "not building a phone and not building an operating system", but something that will make phones center around the people, instead of just the apps. He says that Facebook wants to build "the best experience for every person on every phone" He says, "You don't need to fork android to do this, you don't even need to modify the operating system."

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Facebook event to reveal “real” Android app (not a phone)

Facebook event to reveal “real” Android app (not a phone)

If you've been following the Facebook press events that have occurred over the past couple of years, you know one thing is rather apparent: they love to hold press conferences. Zuckerberg and the Facebook crew have held press conferences for everything from the opening bell on their IPO top an announcement about possible Facebook couponing. Here's the long and short it, it being the April 4th Facebook event: if Facebook wanted to make a Facebook phone, they wouldn't do it like this.

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Skype: We’re not powering Facebook’s Messenger phone calls

Skype: We’re not powering Facebook’s Messenger phone calls

Facebook's new Messenger voice call feature, offering free VoIP over WiFi, is not powered by Skype's technology the company has confirmed, despite previous partnerships between the two. The new voice-calling Messenger app, which Facebook unveiled this week, does not rely on Skype's back-end technology, Skype told SlashGear today. Facebook expects to roll out the feature to iOS users in the US over the course of the next few days.

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