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WhatsApp now has 400 million active users

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Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp has announced that the popular messaging service now has about 400 million active users across the globe.

In a blog post, Jan also claimed that WhatsApp has added 100 million users in the last four months. Read more »

WP8 finally gets Xbox Video, while Xbox Music becomes a standalone app

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Microsoft has finally released he long awaited Xbox Video app for Windows Phone 8. The service has been available on Windows Phone 7 devices since the dawn of the Windows Phone platform, but until now WP8 users were left waiting for a compatible release.

It took over a year, but Microsoft has finally come up with a proper app from which you can access the entire content of Xbox Video. Read more »

BBM will come preinstalled on LG smartphones

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BlackBerry’s popular BBM instant messaging app will come preinstalled on LG smartphones. The Canadian company announced a bundling agreement with LG which will include standard and virtual preloading of the app.

The LG G Pro Lite will be the first smartphone to have BBM out of the box. Read more »

Opera Max will help you save data on all your apps

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Opera is working in a new service called Opera Max that will help you save data on all your apps, not just the browser. It compresses data for every image, video and text file downloaded to your device regardless of the application downloading it.

It works by installing the Opera Max application on your Android device. The app configures a VPN server on your device and routs all your data through it. The server will compress all data before sending it to your device, thus saving your data and time. This works for all apps except those that use https, so any secure content such as online payments and mail services won’t be compressed. Read more »

ARM shares rise amidst rumors of Google server deal

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Britian’s ARM Holdings plc, the folks behind the popular ARM processor line found in many mobile devices, has enjoyed a up to a 5.5% increase in share prices after media outlets began reporting on a potential server deal with Google.

Google is supposedly looking to incorporate the popular mobile chip architecture in its own server processors. Read more »

Gmail will soon show images in the emails by default

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s update to the Android version, Google announced that it will soon automatically display Gmail images in the body of the emails by default. The feature will be available on the web version of the email client, as well as its iOS and Android counterparts.

The new Gmail functionality is possible thanks to an improvement in the way Google handles images. Read more »

Update to Gmail for Android brings vacation responders, expanded attachment capability, and printing

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Google pushed an update to Gmail for Android which brought several welcome new features to the table. They include vacation auto responders, enhanced attachment functionality, as well as the ability to print straight from your device’s email client.

The vacation auto responder in Gmail for Android works just as expected. Read more »

Viber puts the heat on Skype with new global calling option

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Everyone’s favorite cross-platform calling and VOIP service, Viber, has announced Viber Out, its latest service that lets users place calls to any phone number.

More importantly, Viber is directly targeting Skype’s similarly-named Skype Out service by offering significantly cheaper rates. Read more »

Pandora for iOS update brings alarm clock functionality to the app

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Pandora for iOS got treated to an update which brought alarm clock functionality. The new feature complements the previously added sleep timer function of the popular music streaming app.

The Pandora for iOS alarm clock feature allows users to wake up to the tune of their favorite music station. Read more »

Google and Facebook are leaders in the US smartphone usage game

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Yesterday we brought you comScore’s breakdown of the smartphone OS distribution in the US and today we’re bringing you the mobile app and mobile browsing usage.

According to the firm’s research users in the US are mostly accessing on Google and Facebook through their smartphones. Google takes the top spot with a huge 88.0%, while Facebook is close in second with 84.4%. Read more »

Samsung Music service now available in South Korea

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Samsung has officially outed its own proprietary music service in its home market of South Korea.

Samsung Music will let you choose from a selection of 3.2 million sound sources, which you can download or stream to a Galaxy smartphone or tablet. Read more »

Samsung ChatOn gets SMS support

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Samsung has added SMS and MMS support to its own chat client – the ChatOn. The app comes pre-installed on every Galaxy smartphone since the Galaxy S II and has extensive IM functionality.

I think the SMS/MMS support is long overdue though, since both Viber and Hangouts already have this functionality. Even the Facebook Messenger has had it until recently, but it was dropped due to low user interest. Read more »

SkyDrive for iOS gets a massive update with automatic photo upload

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The SkyDrive app for iOS has just gotten better. The latest 4.0 version brings automatic camera upload, better Office for Mobile integration and brand new iOS 7-themed looks.

The automatic photo upload works both over Wi-Fi and 3G and you can restrict it to work only via Wi-Fi networks if you don’t have unlimited data on your plan. Read more »

Google+ for iOS now supports for size image uploads

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Google has released an update for the Google+ app on iOS that brings a useful new feature for those who take a lot of photos and also happen to use Google+. The latest update now allows you to upload full resolution images and videos to your account without any compression or resizing. This feature is only available to those running on iOS 7.

You can now also share your location with your friends. People can now see others sharing their location on a map and you can choose who is displayed on the map. This is similar to the Find My Friends app on iOS, but instead uses the vastly superior Google Maps. Read more »

Viber now available on Linux

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Viber has just brought its popular messaging client to the Linux platform. According to Viber it has been tested and works fine on Ubuntu, Mint and Zorin OS.

Viber requires your mobile phone for registration and it is capable of syncing your phonebook and messages across all platforms it is available for. Read more »