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Mobile messaging service Snapchat introduces person-to-person payments

Mobile messaging service Snapchat introduces person-to-person payments

Photo messaging service Snapchat, which enables users to share pictures that’ll automatically delete after ten seconds, has launched a mobile money service in the USA.

Snapcash has been created in partnership with payment provider Square.

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A week of mobile industry news, from UK 'not spot' coverage proposals to Microsoft's new non-Nokia smartphone

Podcast - 12th November 2014

This week's podcast begins with a heated discussion about the UK government's consultation about improving mobile phone coverage.

Iain, James and Mark then move on to talk about over-the-top voice services, mobile internet usage, patent deals, the UK's next spectrum auction and wearable technology.

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Apple simplifies the process for turning off iMessage if you don't have an iPhone

Apple simplifies the process for turning off iMessage if you don't have an iPhone

Apple has introduced an online process for deregistering from its iMessage service if customers no longer have an iPhone.

Although users can choose to deactivate Apple iMessage from the settings on their iPhone, some people have been unable to switch iMessage off if they’ve removed their SIM card and have adopted a different smartphone platform.

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The latest UK mobile industry podcast, including new devices from Apple, Google and will.i.am

Podcast - 22nd October 2014

The new Apple iPad tablets, Google's latest Nexus devices, Android Lollipop, wearable tech from will.i.am and the world's slimmest smartphone all feature in this week's podcast.

We're also talking about free mobile data for Christmas, 4.5G technology being rolled out in the UK, 5G technology being tested in South Korea, the end of an era for webOS and video messages that self-destruct.

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Over 90,000 private Snapchat photos have been leaked online via third-party site

Images apparently leaked via Snapsaved.com, not from SnapChat

More than 90,000 private photographs sent via the Snapchat picture messaging service have been leaked online.

The images have apparently been obtained by breaching third-party site Snapsaved.com and not from Snapchat itself.

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