Facebook Lite will let you avoid installing Facebook Messenger

James O'Malley Android, Android apps, Apps, Facebook Leave a Comment

For some reason, everyone hates Facebook Messenger - the company's separate messaging app that it now forces you to install on your phone if you want to chat to your mates. The good news is that with the launch of Facebook Lite, the company may just have provided a work-around. Facebook Lite is supposed to…

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Is Facebook about to launch a system for paying friends cash?

James O'Malley Apps, Facebook Leave a Comment

Lending your friends money could be about to come a whole lot easier thanks to Facebook, which is apparently planning an in-app payment system for Facebook Messenger. We've all been there: After a meal with a few people in a restaurant it comes down to settling the bill, and it becomes unbearable everyone scrabbles around…

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Microsoft unveil Windows Live Messenger Wave 4

Gerald Lynch Microsoft, Software, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has lifted the lid on the latest version of Windows Live Messenger, dubbed "Wave 4". Better video chat, photo sharing, social network and cloud integration are top of the agenda in this latest revamp, Ballmer told…

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Shadow botnet pwned by The Law, notifies infected users

Andy Merrett Computers, Internet Leave a Comment


In a novel twist that probably won’t send shivers down the spines of evil spammers, a botnet was reprogrammed to send infection warnings to all the computers it had previously infected.

The Shadow botnet was formed by spoofing messages via Windows Live Messenger, spreading through users’ contact lists…

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Microsoft's Live Messenger goes all Facebook-y

Andy Merrett Facebook Applications, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment


Microsoft has added a new service to its Live Messenger software, allowing users to access a number of Facebook functions directly from their IM client.

It’s all ready to go, and available to all UK users, without needing to download software or switch anything on. Users can update their Facebook status, poke, write on walls, browse photos. and send private messages, without having the hassle of opening up a web browser window, which of course is so difficult and irritating to have to do…

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Microsoft and RIM jump into bed together, offer Windows Live services for BlackBerry phones

Katherine Hannaford Mobile phones Leave a Comment


Research In Motion has been extremely busy this balmy day, first announcing the Bold 9000 smartphone, and now a collaboration with Microsoft allowing for Windows Live services to be used on BlackBerry handsets.

Whilst BlackBerry phones have an IM service already, it’s rather limited as you can only talk with other BlackBerry owners. This new agreement between the two giants means BlackBerry users can enjoy MSN Messenger…

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Microsoft signs up MTV and Sony BMG to provide content for MSN Video

Katherine Hannaford Internet, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

1115-SouthParkDoesWoW%282%29.jpgAt a press conference this morning in the heart of Microsoft’s glasshouse, the company announced an online video partnership with MTV Networks International and Sony BMG, because according to John Mangelaars, VP of Microsoft Online Services Group, “video is exploding”. Just cottoned on, eh Microsoft?

Adding to their MSN video service, which is free to users, clips from MTV programs including South Park, Pimp My Ride…

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