Twitter complicit in portrait video crimes as it launches “Periscope” live streaming app

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Over the last few weeks, an app called Meerkat has been the hot new trend on Twitter. What it does is stream live video from your phone - and is fully integrated with Twitter so you can see who is watching, and receive alerts as soon as anyone you follow begins streaming. It has grown…

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Hate calling customer service? Soon you’ll be able to do it over Facebook Messenger

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It was a big night for Facebook last night as over at its "F8" developers conference Mark Zuckerberg announced some big additions to Facebook Messenger. The big new addition is that businesses will be able to use the app to talk directly to customers - perhaps (hopefully) replacing the need for hours wasted on hold,…

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How safe is my Android phone from hackers? Answer: not very says report

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Worrying news as it has emerged that there's a hole in some Android phones that could enable hackers and the like to execute malicious code. The potential exploit was discovered by Palo Alto Networks, which does enterprise security for big businesses. Apparently the way it works is that it exploits a flaw in Android’s “PackageInstaller”…

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Samsung announces series of posh Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phone covers

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With the release of Samsung's new flagship phones just around the corner, perhaps unsurprisingly the company has announced the first cases and covers for the devices. Samsung has partnered with a bunch of fancy brands for its "Rich Accessory Collection". Here's the details: Burton: Burton has fuelled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its ground-breaking…

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