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WhatsApp announces 400 million active users

In a big announcement yesterday, popular messaging service WhatsApp has announced that it now has 400 million active users. The news marks the culmination of several mobile messaging services revealing a number of shady figures regarding their user base. Last most Line said it had 300 million users, and Kik Interactive announced that it had 100 million…

Skype launches video messaging service

Skype has just launched a video messaging service that you can use right now from your iOS, OS X, Windows, Android, or BlackBerry device running the Skype application. You can do it right now from any of those devices following some very, very simple steps outlined on the Skype site or in the video above: First, tap the “video message”…

22 more cities getting Sprint LTE service

If you are a Sprint customer with an iPhone 5 just waiting for LTE to head your way, you may be in luck. Sprint has announced 22 more cities set to get its LTE service, bringing the total to 110. Here are the cities that are receiving LTE today: Baton Rouge, La. Centralia, Wash. Clarksville, Tenn. Corsicana, Texas Dalton, Ga. Dunn, N.C. Fond…

Three UK data network experiencing outage, are you affected?

Three UK has had a negative reputation for poor service ever since it arrived over ten years ago. It was the first network operator to offer 3G data, but its users often complained of calls cutting out, and patchy coverage in the early days. Sadly, it’s a reputation not helped by its current situation. Three confirmed via its website that there are…

Nuance CEO: We are a “provider” for Siri

A question that many have speculated on since the release of Siri in iOS 5 can finally be put to rest: Yes, Nuance has a part in the virtual assistant. This coming out of the CEO of Nuance’s interview today at D11. Paul Ricci, when asked if his company’s speech software had any place in Apple’s Siri ecosystem, simply put it, “We’re a fundamental provider…

TiP Daily 5/9/13: iPhone 5S leak, iRadio delay, & more! [VID]

1. Universal Music agreement This is one of the first concretely positive things we’ve heard about Apple’s iRadio service in a while. It’s definitely great news to hear that such a major record label is getting on board with Apple. It took some serious convincing back when iTunes was first launching, and obviously that turned out pretty well, so…

iRadio put on hold after licensing disagreement

We’ve been talking about the iRadio for months but in case you missed it, this rumored music streaming service would be Apple’s answer to Pandora and Spotify. With the enormous customer base of iTunes built right in and Apple’s experience when it comes to online music, it would seem like iRadio couldn’t fail. Of course, all that is assuming that the…

Apple patent points to map printing for iOS Maps app

An Apple patent published today shows a new invention which would bring a printing function to Apple’s Maps app for iOS. The patent, titled “Systems and methods for printing maps and directions”, shows methods of printing out maps and navigation instructions onto paper direct from Apple’s iOS app. The patent speaks for itself largely. Obviously,…