President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are asking their Facebook supporters to donate to the American Red Cross as states along the East Coast brace for Hurricane Sandy. The presidential candidates have essentially halted most political activity until the hurricane passes by the East Coast.
After releasing a flurry of updates for iOS apps, Facebook announced Thursday that it has tweaked its main Android application, as well as Messenger. Facebook for Android got a minor upgrade, with most of the fixes improving the messaging features of that app. With Messenger, users can quickly see who is online, and the conversation interface has also been smoothed out.