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Instagram Rolls Out Video Features – Future of Vine Threatened?

Instagram have just launched video functionality for their widely popular picture app. This addition clearly draws similarities with the hugely successful Vine app - which allows users to snap 7 second videos of whatever - but will Instagram's new video functionality impede on the future of Vine? Although the two are amazingly similar (but with quite a few notable differences) both apps already have huge gl ...

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Spotify launches the discover page

Spotify have launched a new page which compiles the latest tracks which your friends listen to on one page. Spotify have often been critiqued for poor music discovery options, this aims to remedy that. The page is being rolled out across its web client today and desktop and mobile clients in the near future. This is the first time Spotify will take advantage of its nearly 30 million users to make the servic ...

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Apple tweaks software for iPhone 5

If you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 5 16GB then keeping it up to date with the very latest software might be something that you consider important. The last big update for the Apple handsets was iOS 6, which was announced at the firm’s Worldwide Developers Conference last year. But since then users have also continued to be provided with various tweaks to the software in order to iron out any issues that ...

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Minecraft Pocket Edition updated with Survival Mode and Zombies!

After a massive wait, you can finally do what you wanted to do all along with Minecraft. In fact the pocket edition has long been dissapointing to desktop users because its lack of survival mode. Minecraft Pocket Edition enables Survival mode on mobile devices for the first time. Along with the new game type which allows you  to build by day and hide from monsters by night, the update adds doors, fences, an ...

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Why Google is flawed (editorial)

Google, the giant of the web, is flawed right down to the base of its business model. In fact its future is lead by this key idea, connecting people to its ads. Google makes all of its money from ads. In fact although it get a 30% cut from android app sales, this basically funds the running of android services, not even development. So how is google ever going to make more money? Nobody knows, but here's my ...

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Androids latest figures are extremely positive!

Google has just announced that there are a staggering number of android activation in total now, up to 250million, which is frankly insane. Furthermore 700,000 android devices are activated each day, making for a staggering increase day after day. Furthermore 11 billion apps have been downloaded by android users, the equivalent of 1 billion in six weeks, or an average of 2/3 an app a week, unfortunately sti ...

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Minecraft Reaches 20 Million Users!

Heard of Minecraft yet? If the answer is no, how? It's probably the fastest ever growing indie game in the world, and now, following the release of version 1.1, it has 20 million registered users. Impressive for what started out in 2009 as a side project for creator, Markus Persson (Notch), and its success is outstanding. Check out the Minecraft website for more details, and stay tuned for more news! Source ...

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ING Direct savings allows you to see the easy way to save your hard earned money!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ING Direct for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. ING Direct have just released a wizard on their website which allows users, existing and new, to be able to see where they can save their money by switching their account. It lets users decide what their priorities are and how to improve their finances. By clicking certain options users can see which ...

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Google+ adding lots of features, opening for all comers

Been lusting after that new social network feeling? Absolutely dying to cajole your friends to join up to a new site all over again? Yeah, us neither. But at least now you can, because Google+ has reached the hallowed (and often neverending) beta status, meaning anyone can sign up without needing an invite. El Goog is also looking to sweeten the deal with some nifty new functions; their group video chat 'Ha ...

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Google Wallet adds Visa to its arsenal

Visa have announced that they have joined up with Google's new NFC payment system To the delight of shopaholics everywhere, Visa has announced that it's jumped on the Google Wallet bandwagon, giving card users access to the snazzy, new NFC payment system. Much like Mastercard's announcement last week, the licensing agreement will allow Visa users to link their credit, debit and prepaid cards to Google's off ...

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Google+ gets its first negative

What started off as an enormous commodity is quickly on a free fall of popularity, as Google+ has had a 41% drop in activity over the last 2 months. The results come from the creators of the “ManageFlitter”, the Twitter to Google+ tool, which links both social media accounts together. Despite the huge influx of users signing up for Google+ on its launch this summer, it seems Google’s hopes of world dominati ...

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Mac OSX Lion, 2 Months on…

After finally biting the bullet and buying a 15" Macbook Pro, I have been able to spend some quality time with the latest version of Mac OSX after many of the Bugs have been fixed by the early update patches and general getting to know my way around the OS. After an extended period of use I finally have decided to revisit this. So let's get started: Gestures The Gestures in Lion such as 2 finger scrolling, ...

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Samsung’s ChatON messaging service brings free messaging to Android, iOS and BlackBerry

Samsung are due to release a new mobile messaging app which will allow they users to message friends and family on the three major platforms So Samsung is about to dip its toes in the mobile messaging market with a new service called ChatON. The app brings texting, group chat and image/video sharing to not only Samsung's Bada OS but to iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms, also. According to the Korean man ...

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Sony Ericsson announces Live with Walkman handsets for the Android music-lover

Sony Ericsson have announced a new Walkman handset, running on Android Gingerbread and providing users with the quality Walkman sound that the company are trademarked for Four months after releasing the relatively basic W8, Sony Ericsson have now announced yet another Walkman phone known as the Live with Walkman. Powered by a 1GHz processor, this Android handset features a 3.2 inch, capacitive touchscreen w ...

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Three are set to launch the UK's first 21 Mbps HSDPA+ hotspot in Sept.

Three have announced that they are launching the Huawei E586 MiFi, a mobile hotspot providing hi-speed internet for users on the go. Three is taking an important step forward with the announcement of its new Huawei E586 MiFi. It's a mobile hotspot that supports 21.1 Mbps HSDPA, a first for the British market, and is designed to complement the network's current upgrade of its equally fast HSPA+ network. An O ...

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