How Facebook is about to spice up your internet life

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Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg delivered the keynote at the F8 Conference today.
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Facebook’s annual F8 Conference is happening in San Francisco this week. The developer convention has wrapped up its first of two days, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other presenters had a bunch to share about how the social platform is about to transform itself. Some of this news has us more excited than the others but if you’re one of the 1.44 billion users worldwide (thanks, Siri), you’re about to see some changes.

Here’s what’s coming to your feed in the future, where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.

Instagram comes to life with this inexpensive printer

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A printer that doesn't suck.
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Epson’s new all-in-one printer, the Epson XP-430, positions itself as an affordable wireless printer that also integrates with the photos on your social networks. You can use the included Epson Creative Print software to link your Instagram account and print out your photos, plus scan and share photos directly to your Facebook. It’s pretty nifty, considering printers are typically some of the most tedious gadgets on the planet.

How to dig up all your hidden Facebook messages

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Hidden messages on Facebook? Sign me up!
Hidden messages on Facebook? Sign me up!
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Facebook Messenger is more and more becoming my default chat tool as it’s the one app most of my buddies have, either on their laptop or mobile device, regardless of platform.

Thing is, Messenger filters a bunch of messages you’ve received, and I’m willing to bet you didn’t even know they were there.

If you want to find all those hidden Facebook messages, here’s how.

6 ways to stop Facebook app from draining your iPhone battery

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If you're tired of the Facebook app draining your iPhone's battery, try these 6 easy tips!
If you're tired of the Facebook app draining your iPhone's battery, try these easy tips.
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