People do strange things at this time of year, and that includes just about anything that they can shoehorn some sort of Christmas, Santa Claus or elf reference into. If you’ve not had enough of the festive season just yet though and have a particular urge to start fiddling with your Wi-Fi network’s name, then we have something you just might like.

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Messenger, and instant messaging in general, seems to be the focal point of Facebook’s recent endeavors. After the lofty purchase of WhatsApp – the most expensive mobile app ever created by some margin – the social company’s own client has been the subject of frequent updates, and today, the Menlo Park firm is integrating its FacePile infrastructure into its chat service.

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In a move that managed to raise many eyebrows, T-Mobile has thrown in an industry-challenging data rollover plan for its 4G LTE users. The initiative – Uncarrier 8.0 – is T-Mobile’s attempt at shaking up the industry, and with the new ‘Data Stash’ feature which basically allows users to carry over unused data over to the next month’s bucket, it looks well poised at doing so.

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WhatsApp, the popular instant-messaging app spanning all of the popular mobile platforms, could soon be headed to the Web, with code hidden within the app’s Android APK indicating strings that would relate to such a move.

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Here’s how you can use Graph Search to find old posts on Facebook for iPhone. Complete step-by-step guide can be found after the jump.

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According to an interview from 1996, Steve Jobs, while talking about the Web, had predicted the coming of the e-commerce era. This was a time when the Internet or Web had not really taken off and were a new technological phenomenon.

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Spotify is among the major players in the streaming music game, and in spite of its significant user base, the company remains squarely focused on driving up membership numbers. In its latest promotion push, Spotify is offering its ‘Premium’ service to users for three months for just $0.99, which costs $9.99 regularly for one full month.

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Here’s a complete guide on how to stop Twitter from tracking which apps you have installed on your iPhone or Android device.

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The White House has announced that President Obama has signed the E-Label Act which will now allow all electronics manufacturers to place digital stamps of certification labels on their devices as required by the FCC, instead of the usual physical etching on the product itself.

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Google has a history of packing in small little surprises from time to time in some of its services. Android users wouldn’t be too new to the whole Easter Egg feature which Google hides away in its mobile platform, but did you know that it cleverly packed in a fun little gem in the Chrome browser? It’s a retro styled game if you were wondering.

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Arguably the biggest social network in the world, Facebook has been, time and time again, under a lot of fire from the media as well as users for its not so friendly privacy settings, including (at one point) resetting of the set settings for all users once they rolled out any changes. The social networking giant has been keen on improving its standing on this front for quite some time now, and the latest step that it took is a big leap in this direction. Recently, Facebook has been notifying its mobile and desktop users of upcoming Terms of Service & Privacy changes through push notifications across both its mobile platform, as well as the Web version of the service.

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We want the end of 2014 to fill you with wonder and amazement, like the climax to any year should, so we’ve taken a look at TIME Magazine’s annual round-up of the year’s best inventions in an attempt to reassure the technology loving world that innovation and creativity has been present throughout 2014.

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Looks like PlayStation Network, 2K Games and Windows Live accounts have been hacked and it’s gotten every online gamer in a twist.

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has taken a rather surprising step with the launch of a website called WhereToWatch. The MPAA is apparently dialing it down a bit as far as online streaming of movies and TV shows is concerned. WhereToWatch lets you search for your favorite movie or TV show and points you to where you can legally stream it from, or rent it or buy it.

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Microsoft has just introduced a new beta version of Skype that operates seamlessly through the Web, enabling users to communicate from the comfort of their browsers. It’s not quite ready for the masses yet, with only a few hand picked users new and existing being pulled into the beta program, but all going well, it should be available to the wider audience in a matter of a few months.

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Gamers don’t know how good they have it these days, what with their humongous television screens, surround sound and digital downloads that mean they need never darken their local game outlet’s door again. It’s a truly great time to be a gamer, but those of us who remember the good old days didn’t have it too bad either.

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Facebook continues to evolve at a considerable rate, with Mark Zuckerberg and his development team introducing and rolling out new features every couple of months now. Sure, there’s been quite a bit of trial and error along the way, with the the company having thrown many ideas against the wall in hoping that they’ll stick, and today, another has arrived in the form of a concept that lets users create short, ‘thank you’ clips to post to their friends.

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YouTube Music Key is a new and paid subscription service from YouTube, which will be offering ad-free music streaming. The largest online streaming service on the planet is aiming to capitalize on its enjoyed status through this service while aiming to let everyone else try and catch up.

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Essentially classifying Internet service as the same as basic utilities such as water or electricity, President Obama has publicly called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to take strong measures in ensuring Internet neutrality.

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Forbes has just unveiled its annual list of the world’s most valuable companies, and perched at the summit of this particular round-up is Apple. The iPhone maker has had an incredible year, shifting record numbers of the just-released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the first couple of months on sale, and with an estimated valuation of almost $125 billion, Forbes believes Apple’s brand is worth double that of Microsoft and almost 2.5 times that of search giant Google.

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