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Deezer acquires podcast app Stitcher

Spotify-style streaming service Deezer has announced that it has acquired Stitcher, a podcasting app. Wait, who? Deezer, which launched in 2007, is a streaming service a bit like Spotify - and has been almost entirely focused on music until now. Meanwhile Stitcher is a podcast app: The premise is that you tell Stitcher what you…

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James O'MalleyDeezer acquires podcast app Stitcher
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Microsoft launches three Android apps (!)

How about this for some unexpected news? Despite having Windows Phone to attend to, Microsoft has dipped its toe into Android waters by launching three new Android apps - including one which will give your phone a new lock screen. The apps come out of "Microsoft Garage", which seems to be a "skunk works" type…

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Hailocab launches in-cab payments

The taxi wars are hotting up as today Hailocab has announced new features - including the ability to use Hailo to pay for cabs you've hailed on the street. It sounds pretty clever: The way "Pay with Hailo" works is that when hailing a cab from the street as you might do normally (well, if…

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The Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Google has launched the Inbox app in an attempt to solve email headaches, says the Guardian: "Unveiled this week, Inbox is an app for Android and for iPhone, with an invite-only launch that mirrors the debut of Gmail in 2004. Its features include the ability to organise similar emails in 'bundles', from bank…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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Uber adds 6 and 8 seater cars to its fleet in London and Manchester

Controversial taxi upstarts Uber has announced that bigger cars are now available in London and Manchester, in a service called "Uber XL". In London this means you can get a car with up to six seats - and in Manchester, apparently up to 8 seats. We presume the seat difference isn't because Londoners are significantly…

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James O'MalleyUber adds 6 and 8 seater cars to its fleet in London and Manchester
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Sky now lets you beam your photos to the TV

Sky has announced a new addition to its mobile app: The ability to beam up your photos to view on the TV. The update means that on either the new iPhone, iPad or Android app, you'll be able to hit the camera icon, select which photos you want and have them appear on screen -…

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Spotify introduces family payments

Spotify is to introduce a new "family payments" system that will mean up to four family members can each have essentially their own Spotify Premium account - but with one person paying all of the bills. If you share Spotify with a family member, then you'll know how frustrating it is when you're air-drumming away…

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Flickr gets an iPad app

Yahoo has announced the arrival of a new Flickr app for iPad, that offers photo tweaking, filters and the ability to browse high-resolution photos. Here's how the company describes the new app: "This version of the Flickr iOS app is optimised to take full advantage of the larger screen on iPad, while delivering the gorgeous…

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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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Facebook adds Safety Check for when your friends are caught up in disaster areas

Have you ever seen a big disaster on the news, and worried that your family and friends might be in the middle of it? Brilliantly, Facebook has just added a new tool that will put minds at ease. Safety Check will activate when there's a disaster and Facebook knows that you're nearby - either through…

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James O'MalleyFacebook adds Safety Check for when your friends are caught up in disaster areas