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Is rampant cheating destroying Facebook gaming?

Cheating on Facebook games is a hard subject to tackle because it takes several forms, from the more ‘acceptable’ form of creating several accounts (which is not the one we are concerned about here) to the proliferation of ‘cheat engines’ that mostly operate locally, on the user’s individual machine. These are designed to change variables

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Send large files up to 1 GIG on FACEBOOK, with ‘PIPE’

Pipe is a free Facebook app that lets you send or receive large files up to 1 GIG in size from other Facebook users that use the app, a perfect tool to send large media files to your Facebook community of you grandma, for example, who is not really sure what the difference is between

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Share PowerPoint presentations on Facebook with the authorSTREAM Facebook app

You’ve posted links, embedded videos, and shared image galleries on your Facebook timeline; now it’s time to give the PowerPoint presentation it’s due as an avenue of human expression, and post those presentations which have hitherto been confined to mass emails to your Facebook timeline. You can do this easily with the FREE authorSTREAM Facebook

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‘Social Media Image Maker’ makes it easy to create profile and cover images for Facebook and other social networks

Facebook cover photos (i.e. the large image that you open a Facebook profile) have become popular lately. If you’ve tried to add one you know that they have to be of specific sizes for the cover photos to look good. And if you try to make one yourself, you will realize that its not as

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‘Status Snapper’ provides a quick way to ANONYMOUSLY share Facebook Statuses

Ever come across a Facebook status (a.k.a a post with the discussion underneath) that you wished you could share publicly on the internet, while preserving the anonymity of the people who liked it and/or left comments underneath? If so, then ‘Status Snapper’, a free Chrome extension, can provide a quick and easy way to capture

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Get notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and others in a single stream, with Chime for Chrome

We all have accounts on multiple online services like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc, all of which can send alerts and notifications. If getting a handle on all of these is getting a bit too labor intensive then check out ‘Chime’, a very handy extension for Chrome that allows users to receive notifications from multiple online

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Three tools to manage permissions and settings for all of your online accounts

You’ve signed up with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Dropbox, Pinterest, Stumble, Foursquare, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, etc. (and multiple times for some). You’ve also granted many third party services at least some sort of access to these, and, let’s face it: you’ve forgotten about most of them, and you’re probably NOT going into each and every

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Find out Which iPhone Apps Have Access to Your Accounts, with ‘Permissions’ [iOS]

Many apps require permissions to access you social media accounts and data, and it is common practice to grant third party applications access to your Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and other accounts so they could post updates, upload files etc. So many, in fact, that we don’t even remember how many apps can access our accounts

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Clip and Share Specific Content From The Internet with Pluck for Chrome

If you share content on Facebook and Twitter, then we have good news for you. Imagine if instead of sharing entire web page you could simply share precisely that paragraph or photo or video or whatever you want without worrying about other elements such as ads or navigation or what-have-you. Pluck is a free Chrome

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Facebook built into the new version of Firefox

Do you use Firefox? Do you use Facebook? Then there’s good news for you! As of version 17 Firefox now comes with “Social API” which will make it possible for social network features to be accessed straight from Firefox. Right now it only does Facebook but should eventually include most other major social sites such

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Post links to Facebook automatically every 20 minutes, with Staggr

Those who are keen to post links to Facebook have a dilemma: unless these links are spaced out at a rate of one every twenty minutes, they will be buried in a “similar posts” container and forgotten about. Wouldn’t it be great if you could post all of the links you want at once time, and

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Bliss Control: Change the setting and privileges of most online services from a single place

Most online services deliberately make it difficult for registered users to find the options for changing settings or privileges or to disable their accounts. Fortunately for users, there’s “Bliss Control” is a website that helps you disable your accounts and easily manage the settings of popular online services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube,