11/25/2013, We’re sure by now, you already have chosen your instant messaging application and have been happy with its service for several months. Jumping to a completely new messaging service is a pretty hard decision, especially if those who you chat with don’t use the service you’re attempting to make the jump to. That doesn’t seem to be the case with Line, which has just announced they have passed the 300 […]
10/01/2013, We know how important your messages with your wife, husband or significant other is, especially when they involve such important things as deciding what to do about dinner as well as reminding them to pick up milk on the way home. Keeping them personal and private is also extremely important, which is why BitTorrent is announcing its latest instant messing service called BitTorrent Chat.
11/17/2011, With the introduction of the iMessage feature in iOS 5, it is clear that Apple has plans to integrate some of their messaging services into a unified solution that will work across the board on both iOS and Mac, and thanks to a recent string of code discovered by John Heaton, such a unification could be in the works in a future iOS update.
09/16/2011, For those unfamiliar with the HTC ChaCha, it is an Android handset that is reminiscent of the Blackberry’s design, featuring a QWERTY keyboard and more importantly – Facebook integration. It is the first HTC handset that has been touted as a “Facebook phone” which seems to be targeted at those who can’t get themselves off the social networking website.
07/21/2011, The “Real Time Web” has been THE trendy topic of the past two years among the emerging technology aficionados, recently shifting to the obscure “SoLoMo” acronym (aka Social Location Mobile), thanks to the rise of Google Android, Skype mobile, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Instant Messaging is an “old” technology (going back to the sixties in its archaic form), that became popular in the nineties as a consequence of the emergence […]
03/29/2011, If you’re feeling lonely and have nobody to chat with on Gtalk, Google might have the solution for you. They have just launched the Google Talk Guru, the official chat bot on their instant messaging service. While the Talk Guru won’t reciprocate feelings of loneliness or sympathy, what it will do is answer any questions you have and you need to know the answers to right away. All you have […]
12/22/2010, We noticed that Skype is down, and according to the real-time chatter on the web, we’re definitely not the only ones. If you can’t use Skype – you’re not alone! Â Skype is indeed working to resolve the situation, according to a recent (official) Twitter message. “Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype – we’re investigating, and we’re sorry for the disruption to your conversations”, says Skype. In […]
09/30/2010, ZuneHD owners, listen up! It seems that Windows Live Messenger for the ZuneHD is now available, albeit for selected users only. This software is a full-featured version, so you don’t have to worry about getting something gimped while lacking any essential features. It will support the Messenger friends list as well as chat, in addition to a social feed which is similar to the desktop client. Of course, it would […]
04/28/2010, Folks who were around during the beginning of instant messaging will remember ICQ, which set the standard for instant messaging back then. AOL acquired Mirabilis, the Israeli-based company who came up with the program, back in 1996 for $407 million, and now the company has decided to let it go for $187.5 million to Russian investment company, Digital Sky Technologies. Do you still think fondly of ICQ, or are you […]
04/13/2010, For those who need physical reassurance wherever they are, then you might be interested in the iFeel_IM device – it will work in tandem with your instant messaging (IM) accounts, where the HaptiHeart provides a realistic heartbeat while the HaptiHug hugging mechanism will be able to squeeze you gently each time someone “hugs” you virtually through the IM window. Sounds like something couples in a long distance relationship might want […]
03/29/2010, Google has finally made file transfer available in Google Chat, letting you transfer photos, documents and perhaps even small video files, although we are pretty sure that there is a file size cap attached to it as well. Apart from that, web users gain the ability to exchange files with other users of Google Talk without any problem at all. Of course, the most optimal of it all would be […]
09/23/2009, Are you sick and tired of emoticons yet? Well if the answer is in the negative, the EMO ball could be the final nail in the proverbial coffin. Coming in a similar form factor as those once irritating smiley banner advertisements found online, the EMO ball will connect to your computer via USB, where it will act out to the best of its ability all the emoticons that are received […]