This message bug can crash Skype app for Windows, iOS, Android. Here’s how to fix it right away.

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According to a new report, Microsoft is working internally on a project called Microsoft WiFi, which is a rebranded version of Skype WiFi. The rebranded service, leaked to the world early in true modern-day fashion, is said to be based around the idea of exponentially increasing the productivity of users by offering “hassle-free” Internet access around the world. Productivity comes in many forms – forms that can vary greatly on an individual basis – but there’s no denying that having easy access to Internet wherever you are in the world could potentially increase anyone’s output.

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Google has historically been chastised for its lack of transparency and ease of configuration as far as it comes to privacy and security of accounts, which is why at this week’s Google I/O the company announced My Account, a new Web page that aims to put all of Google’s account-based ills right.

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Here’s how you can use animated GIFs on Facebook. This GIF support is official, and it’s very easy to get along with it.

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Here’s how to stalk your Facebook Messenger friends location on a map using a simple extension. More details and download link can be found here.

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Apple has just been named the most valuable global brand by Millward Brown, a market research firm. The firm in its tenth annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report has shown the Mac maker as the leading brand with a value of $246.9 billion.

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Here’s how to check if your ISP is throttling your Internet connection and violating Net Neutrality rules passed back in February.

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cCloud TV service lets you stream live TV channels for free. There are more than 50 channels in total, and are supported on a plethora of devices. It’s like Popcorn Time of Live TV.

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Facebook is looking to add a bit of certainty to its Messenger app, as the social media giant launches a new caller ID feature for new Messenger conversations. From now on, the next time a non-friend messages you on Facebook, you will be shown a brief publicly available information on that particular contact.

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A firm specializing in advising on information security has published a report into a vulnerability found within a component known as NetUSB, a proprietary technology found within millions of home routers around the world. NetUSB is developed by a Taiwanese company called KCodes and is essentially offered as a means of allowing PCs and Macs to connect to USB devices over a network. The bug within the technology, if exploited, could essentially allow malicious individuals to compromise any device running the driver.

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When talking about big names in the music provider industry, there are few that can hold a candle to Spotify; one of the largest providers of streaming music in the world. If you are a customer of Spotify (or even if you’re not, this news might compel you to think otherwise) we have good news – Spotify is evolving into much more than just a music streaming service, with the inclusion of podcasts and video streaming, courtesy of its dedicated partners.

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Starbucks has just confirmed that quite a few customers using the coffee-maker’s smartphone app have had hundreds of dollars stolen from their accounts through customer rewards. It may not have been an alarming concern if the theft was limited to some pre-paid account worth a few bucks, but it’s much more than that.

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With Ultra HD (4K) resolution beginning to take over as the new nail-biting standard of high definition video, Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced that the Ultra HD Blu-ray (4K) specification is now complete, as it further reveals this next-gen format’s official logo as well.

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Verizon has officially announced that it will be acquiring AOL for $4.4 billion in a cash deal. Where Verizon has been trying to work out a deal for a merger with AOL for some time now, it looks like the option for a full-on purchase was always on the cards.

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In this day and age online security and encryption is often at the forefront in the minds of those of us that all but live our lives on the Internet. We send so much information about us over the wires that we often forget that the mediums we use may not be as secure as we would hope. It’s a modern problem that isn’t going to go away.

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Here’s what to expect from Google I/O 2015 keynote. Product features and announcement, which are expected to be unveiled, are all detailed here.

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If you happen to be an entirely addicted and overwhelmed Game of Thrones fan who has always wanted nothing more than to catapult yourself into the fictional world of Westeros then prepare to be overcome with absolute delight and sheer excitement. One diehard fan of the American fantasy drama, which of course, is set within the continents of Westeros and Essos, has taken the time to create a highly realistic-looking map of the continent of Westeros, based around an extremely familiar and aesthetically pleasing Google Maps style.

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Amazon is ready to bring its entertainment services to users at around 30,000-feet, as the online retail giant partners up with JetBlue airline in the U.S. If you’re an Amazon Prime member and happen to be a frequent flyer, you will now have access to Amazon Prime Instant Video over JetBlue’s “Fly-Fi” broadband Internet.

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Tesla has begun to branch out from electric cars and into the home and office, after it announced a two-pronged attack on the energy crisis. Dubbed Tesla Energy, the new initiative is made up of two products that Tesla hopes will reduce our reliance on existing energy sources, allowing us to become more self-sufficient – especially if you have solar panels.

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The Web is awash with cool, automated tools, and Microsoft has added to the pool during its BUILD week by unleashing a site that detects your age from photos. Simple system involves you popping in a picture, letting the software giant’s algorithms quickly assess it, and generating a result, which offers a guess at age as well as the gender. It has thrown up some funny results already, and if you want to try it out for yourself, check the specifics after the fold.

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