One way to use "virtual reality" Oculus Rift headset with Facebook

by Anoop Naik on 31st March, 2014 last updated 26th August, 2017

Facebook Oculus Rift Headset Virtual Reality Shopping

Facebook surprised many when it bought the virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR for a whopping $2 billion. Many started wondering how virtual reality headset can help Facebook. Here is a concept video by Chaotic Moon Studios that shows the use of Oculus Rift headset for Facebook.

Goodbye Facebook Email

by Anoop Naik on 25th February, 2014 last updated 23rd July, 2017

Facebook Email Shutting Down

Facebook has announced on Monday that it will be closing down the Facebook Email address system. The reason for the shutdown is because of very less number of people actually using the service.

Now that system is being discontinued, all the mails coming to your '@facebook.com' email address from here on will be forwarded to your primary email address which you used during the sign up process.

Google had offered $10B to acquire WhatsApp

by Anoop Naik on 20th February, 2014 last updated 23rd July, 2017

Google had offered $10B to acquire WhatsApp

Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp on Wednesday but it was not the only company wooing WhatsApp. Google too wanted to acquire it.

Google had offered $10 billion to acquire the popular social messaging app. The offer was turned down by WhatsApp founders and the board. The reason might be that Google did not offer a seat in the board of directors.

Facebook to acquire social messaging app WhatsApp for $16B

by Anoop Naik on 20th February, 2014 last updated 23rd July, 2017

Facebook to acquire messaging app WhatsApp for $16B

Facebook has announced today that it will be acquiring the popular social messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth $16 billion.

The 16 billion deal will include 183,865,778 shares of Facebook valued at 12 billion and $4 billion in cash. Facebook also agreed to provide an additional 45,966,444 shares worth $3 billion in restricted stock units to the WhatsApp founder's and employees.

Facebook shares 'Conceal': A way to secure Android apps

by Anoop Naik on 5th February, 2014 last updated 8th October, 2016

Facebook Shares Conceal

Facebook launched their lightweight code library used to secure Android apps by encrypting them in public storage locations, for example SD cards.

Dubbed as Conceal, it allows developers to use a set of APIs to perform fast encryption and also to authenticate the data. Developers tend to neglect security aspect of an Android app due to the tight deadlines but with Conceal they can quickly encrypt and secure their app data.