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Bebo is back as a messaging app

Sixteen months after the social network, which was once bigger than MySpace, was shuttered, its original creators have brought it back to life as a social messaging app with a hashtag twist.

Google to release Android 5.1 update in early 2015: Report

Google is likely to release its first update to Android 5.0 Lollipop by next year, a report has revealed.

Instagram adds five new filters for still images

Instagram has reportedly added five new filters to give users more options to experiment with still images. The five filters are called Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua.

Samsung developing ApplePay competitor: report

The world's biggest smartphone maker is in talks with LoopPay, a mobile wallet and payments startup, about a tie-up that could turn Samsung smartphones into virtual credit cards accepted at a larger number of stores than any other existing service, ApplePay included.

Viber launches games platform

After voice and video calling, the social messaging app is now adding social gaming to its platform.

Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.

WhatsApp could be heading to your desktop soon

The Facebook-owned company hasn't announced anything officially yet, but the cat was let out of the bag by Pavel Durov, the head of Telegram, a WhatsApp clone that has over 50 million monthly active users.

App to smarten your brain about fitness

Forget wearable fitness devices. Here is an app that makes your brain sharp about health.

Now get a stranger to wake you up

Wish to hear a stranger's voice instead of an alarm bell the first thing in the morning? Then the Wakie app is meant just for you.

Facebook, Candy Crush, Frozen top 2014 Google Play download list

According to Google's tabulation of digital favorites, Frozen, Facebook and Candy Crush Saga were the most downloaded items of this year among the movies, social media and games category in the Play Store.

MSN apps arrive on Android and iOS

Previously launched for Windows and Windows Phone, the new MSN apps are now also available for Android and iOS.

Windows 10 public reveal set for January 21

Microsoft has confirmed the rumors and has sent out invites to a special event where it promises it will reveal ‘The Next Chapter.’

New app posts likes on friends' old Instagram photos

Now, you can like old posts on your friends Instagram feeds with this 'creepy' app.

Microsoft lets US shoppers pay with Bitcoin

Microsoft began Thursday letting US shoppers at its online Windows Store pay with digital currency Bitcoin.

Instagram hits 300 million users, passes Twitter

Instagram, the photo-sharing social network owned by Facebook, announced Wednesday it has more than 300 million users as it unveiled a new system to authenticate celebrity members.

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