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You need to update the Facebook app right now.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET update.
The Facebook app is a battery drain on your phone and even Facebook admits it has problem with how much Battery life it uses, but the network just came out with an updated app that should improve battery life a bit.
This fixed [INAUDIBLE] complaints about the app, which have been escalating ever since iPhone users Got the ability to see exactly how much battery each app is using in iOS 9.
This feature shows Facebook was eating up lots of battery life in the background.
Even when background app refresh was turned off in settings.
Facebook's engineering manager, Ari Grant, wrote a post saying that his team found a few key issues And made some improvements and that Facebook is continuing to work on improving battery usage.
There are other ways you can also watch your battery and data with Facebook.
Make sure in Facebook settings you disable videos from automatically playing in you news feed.
Snapchat is another big battery offender because it's getting your location with GPS and using video and data Travel mode can save you a bit because it won't load your friend's snaps unless you click on the message.
With all phones and apps, you can save by limiting your notifications, turning off bluetooth and location, as well as turning down the brightness of your screen.
But, going back to Facebook, the network is rolling out a new function that lets you search through Anyone's public posts.
That's more that 2 trillion posts a month that you can search through.
It gives Facebook more power as a resource to discover news and other trends by using it as a search engine of sorts.
You could do this in the search bar on the website or app, but right now it's only for US members.
Type in a keyword like [INAUDIBLE].
Star Wars, and see what your friends have said about it, and also see public posts from people you don't know.
And not to fall behind Facebook, but Twitter is trying to make money from its new Moments section.
Moments highlights big stories being shared on the network, and it's Twitter's way of creating a news hub.
Now moments will have advertisements.
They're called promoted moments.
The movie Creed paid to show photos and videos within this section over the weekend.
And for those of you who like physical mail over social media, there's a cool new feature in this Shyp app.
It's spelled S-H-Y-P.
It wants to change the way we ship Packages, you can send a package to someone without knowing their address.
But the catch is that the person also needs to have the Shyp app.
All you need is that person's user name and it sends your package to their address on file without You their address.
Shyp has been around for a year already and it helps you send anything you want.
You just take a photo of something you need packaged and within 20 minutes, someones coming by to pick it up and pack it in a box and mail it for you.
That service is in San Francisco, L.A., New York, Miami and Chicago.
That's it for this tech news update.
There's more at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.
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