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Twitter has been on a bit of a downward spiral with its user count, however the blue bird is fighting back and rolling out features we are all desperate for, apparently.

Some of these feature just appear without much fanfare; when it's a privacy setting I much prefer to be told!

The most recent updates relate to photos and tagging but your privacy is not their top priority.

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There has been much speculation of late, especially since new CEO Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer, but today he confirmed the arrival of the Microsoft Office suite of apps for the Apple iPad.

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Twitter is 8 years old today. Born 21 March 2006 out from the mind of Jack Dorsey, and initially known as 'twttr', the concept took a day to come up.

Now eight years on Twitter processes over 500million Tweets every day!

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Who?

You have possibly not heard of Ovivo, however an estimated 50,000 users in the UK got a nasty surprise last night when the virtual mobile phone network ceased; with no warning.

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It looks like Google is stepping up the game with a rewards scheme for those recommending Google Apps for Business.

Announced today, the referral program offers $15 per sign up.

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Virgin Media have announced a speed upgrade to 152Mbps -- over ten times faster than average broadband speeds around the UK.

The new 152Mb top speed means you can download an entire TV show in around one minute.

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It's seems that WhatsApp is never out of the Tech news these days.

Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp, today announced their App will jump into Voice services in direct competition with the likes of BBM and Line.

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Occasionally you find an amazingly little app that is just brilliant; Clip Better is one of those.

In future when you are emailing a link to a web page don't just copy the web address, include other useful information for the recipient.

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Microsoft have today announced that Facebook Messenger for the Windows phone will arrive within a few weeks.

Joe Belfiore, vice president of Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft, was speaking at a press event in Barcelona; the day before the start of the Mobile World Congress show.

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In a surprise announcement Facebook have confirmed it is to buy WhatsApp -- the popular mobile messaging service.

The total value of the deal is $16 billion; $12bn in stock and the remaining $4bn in cash.

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Today Microsoft officially launch OneDrive, their latest offering in the cloud storage arena.

If you are quick they have some excellent offers available to increase your storage capacity.

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The Times newspaper is to start offering one years free subscription to Spotify, the online music service.

It's the latest attempt by The Times to retain and grow its electronic subscription base; currently running at around 370,000 members.

 

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Apparently it came as no surprise to investors that Twitter posted a massive loss for 2013.

Just three months after floating on the New York stock Exchange it announced a massive loss of $645m (£396m)!

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If you use an iPhone or iPad you have probably not heard of SwiftKey. If you are on Android you really need SwiftKey in your life.

SwiftKey is a truly amazing onscreen keyboard for Android devices.

Today the technology hits iOS, in a unique way.

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The .scot web address has been approved by ICANN, giving Scotland a gTLD - generic Top Level Domain.

First proposed in 2005, it now looks like the .scot will be live in the summer of 2014.

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After a run of ten years LogMeIn, the remote access service, is to terminate the free version of its offering.

Current free users will have seven days grace to move to the premium service.

 

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It's not often we see a new Twitter App for Android, and even less rare that I take the effort to fire off some words about it.

In the past Twitter Apps were churned out on a weekly basis. Most were bad, however those days are gone.

Step forward Talon for Android.

Blackberry have confirmed they have no immediate plans to launch their messaging service (BBM) on the Windows mobile phone platform.

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For the first time in its history the humble text message is in decline.

It may be the most generic, simple, and completely connected messaging service for mobile devices but it seems we are choosing to communicate differently.

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Google have announced an update to GMail allowing anyone to send a message directly to your inbox without knowing your email address.

It's an interesting idea, but I think Google may have missed a trick.

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