December 31, 2009

Background Changer ScreenshotBackground Changer is Messenger Plus Live script that allows you to change the background of your Windows Live Messenger contactlist with an image or photo.

How to use Background Changer:

- Make sure you have Live Messenger and Messenger Plus! Live installed.
- Download the script, open it, accept the warning and press Import.
- Click on the Messenger Plus! logo in your contactlist.
- Click on Background Changer > Change Background.

You must have Messenger Plus! Live installed in order to import this script successfully.

Download Background Changer

via messenger.es

December 30, 2009

Instant Messenger Cleaner ScreenshotInstant Messenger Cleaner allows you to clean and remove any Instant Messenger threats including worms and viruses from your MSN or Windows Live Messenger.

Instant Messenger Cleaner can even remove AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo Messenger related viruses and worms.

To use Instant Messenger Cleaner, launch the application after a complete installation. On the main window of Instant Messenger, click Scan to scan for viruses and any threats found will be automatically erased from your computer.

Note: Instant Messenger Cleaner provides detection of threats that are already active on a client’s computer system. It does not provide you with any ongoing protection and does it replace conventional anti-virus.

Download Instant Messenger Cleaner

December 29, 2009

The Meebo BarMeebo is a in-browser instant messaging service which supports multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, WLM, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat and XMPP.

Meebo team recently released a new product called Meebo Bar. The Meebo bar appears at the bottom of your site and it allows your site visitors to sign in to Meebo to chat and drag-and-drop to share photos and videos.

If you host your own website or have a blog on Blogger.com, TypePad, Movable Type, or self-hosted hosted Wordpress blogs, you can use Meebo Bar. Blogs hosted at Wordpress.com are not supported at the moment.


Meebo Bar Features :

* Real-time sharing. Your users can easily share your website with their friends through IM, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and email.
* Custom buttons for your bar. Choose from a host of buttons to add to your bar. Right now Meebo Bar have buttons for Facebook Fan pages, Twitter, RSS, Youtube, Flickr, and a bunch more.
* Personal stats dashboard. See statistics about pageviews, sharing from your site, and which of your Meebo Bar buttons are being clicked, all from your own secure site. You can give other users their own personal login to access the dashboard.
* Instant messaging from your site. Your site visitors will be able to chat and share with their IM friends from AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Facebook, and other networks.

Add Meebo Bar to your website

December 28, 2009

Windows Live Messenger Uninstaller ScreenshotWindows Live Messenger Uninstaller allows you to remove a broken Windows Live Messenger installation. It uses only the windows installer (msiexec.exe) to do the job combined with the CLSID of the installation that uniquely identifies the WLM version.

The tool is very simple to use. If it finds an installation it will give you the uninstall command that you can use to manually remove it. You can also press RUN and it will run the command automatically for you.

Download Windows Live Messenger Uninstaller

December 25, 2009

Gtalk Feed Reader

"Google Talk is becoming one of the most popular IMs (maybe that’s only my impression because most of my friends are SEOs and Googlers but I haven’t had the need to start any of my other instant messengers for ages).

So here’s the good news: you can use Gtalk not only for chatting – with the following Google Talk Bots you can have much more fun with your favorite IM!..."
Continue reading : 5 Coolest Gtalk Bots for Internet Marketers

Posted by Ann Smarty @ Search Engine Journal

December 23, 2009

TalkAndWrite for Skype - Interact and Work on Top of Socuments via SkypeTalkAndWrite is a Skype plugin that allows the interaction of up to 10 participants working together on a common document simultaneously.

With TalkAndWritefor Skype people can draw, add texts, erase, highlight and write together on a document while talking on a Skype call. It can be used for education and online collaboration. All participants must have TalkAndWrite installed to join a meeting.

TalkAndWrite utilizes Skype’s platform to run, thus Skype is required to be installed on your computer.

Download TalkAndWrite for Skype

December 22, 2009

Pandion ScreenshotThe Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open standard for real-time communication. XMPP powers a wide range of applications including instant messaging.

Pandion is an open source instant messaging client for XMPP networks. Pandion is compatible with any XMPP server, including Google Talk.

Pandion Features :

· Hundreds of emoticons in many themes
· Tabbed chat windows
· Compatible with any XMPP server, including Google Talk
· Data compression for low bandwidth
· Encryption for secure messaging
· Group chat through conference rooms

Download Pandion

Skype Launcher ScreenshotWith Skype Launcher you are not bound to one Skype account system. Skype Launcher enables you to use all your Skype accounts at the same time, machine, and session. It also supports 64-bit systems.

Skype Launcher supports the following operation systems : Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

File size : 157.43K

Download Skype Launcher (via Cnet)

December 21, 2009

MSN Symbols is a website that gathered a complete list of MSN symbols and characters for your use. You can use these cool characters which you can use to create your own unique MSN name or personal message.

This website has also grouped the symbols by category (what they symbolize) so that you can find what you need without even having to use a character map.

Copy the symbol and paste it in Live/MSN Messenger and continue to create your msn screen name, there’s no need to mess around with ALT codes and tedious character codes.

Go to MSN Symbols

This program changes what you type into a stylish font.

Using Stylish Chat Font Changer you can change the text you are typing into "líkë tHí§ ýõü® të¤t ¢ãñ ßë ¢HãñGëР㧠ýõü týÞë" and you can easily enable and disable this using a hot key or form taskbar icon.

Stylish Chat Font Changer is a freeware and it's compatible with all IM clients and Windows OSs.

Download Stylish Chat Font Changer (by Softpedia)

December 18, 2009

"Sometime back Orkut added complete support for Google-Talk popup chat windows. This is different than earlier Google Talk integration where your Orkut friends gets added to Google Talk chat list automatically.

This recent integration opens all active Google Talk chat windows when you move from one Orkut window to another Orkut window seamlessly. This integration also works while switching between Gmail and Orkut.

I personally find this very annoying as I keep open Gmail all the time and prefer to use Gmail chat version of Google Talk..."
Continue reading : [How To] Disable Google Talk Popup Chat Windows in Orkut

Posted by Rahul Bansal @ Orkut Diary

December 17, 2009

"I was testing my new iPhone Skype set up in Belize. It wouldn’t connect. I was connected to the internet via a wireless connection. I had Skype installed and it worked back home. But every time I tried to log in, it would simply hang. Nothing.

In Belize, Skype is blocked.

I quickly found out that the entire country of Belize uses a single carrier for internet service, Belize Telecommunications (BTL). And BTL, seemingly in a desire to force people to use their long distance services has blocked Skype (and other VOIP programs)."
Continue reading : What to Do if Skype is Blocked Where You Travel (and Why We Should Care)

Posted by Christine Gilbert @ Travel Insights 100

December 15, 2009

AnybodyOutThere ScreenshotAnybodyOutThere is a new communication platform that offers an instant and relevant response to your thoughts and questions by connecting you with the right people.

Post a question, thought or topic, of up to 110 characters, that best describes what's on your mind then click the "Post" button. AnybodyOutThere analyzes your post and provide you with a list of people who are eager to talk about the same subject. When you find someone on the list that you'd like to talk to, click the "Let's Talk" button next to the user's nickname. A chat request will then be sent to the user. And if s/he accepts, a chat window will open.

AnybodyOutThere is not a social network. You don't need friends to use it nor does its effectiveness rely on you accepting friend requests.

The service allows you to translate a conversation into 43 languages (powered by Google) making it easier to talk with anyone anywhere in the world.

AnybodyOutThere's Instant Messenger (IM) Agent allows you to interact directly with the site from your favorite IM client. Using the IM agent allows you to keep in touch with our site while browsing the web and without actually visiting the site.

Pushme.to ScreenshotPushme.to is an instant messaging service from web to iPhone/iPod Touch and between registered users.

Pushme.to allows you to receive free instant messages from anyone, delivered like an sms, even if they don't have an iPhone. You can also use Pushme.to to send free instant messages to your friends with iPhones, without any per message or international charges.

It takes seconds to send a free message to an iPhone or iPod Touch:

* directly from the address book of your iPhone if you have the application
* typing your message at http://pushme.to/nickname. No registration is required for sending and it's free.

Download Pushme.to from App Store

December 14, 2009

WLM Game Status ScreenshotWLM Game Status will set your "personal" message on Live Messenger to games that the plugin detects running (similar to XFire/XBox360 Messenger) so that your buddies can see what you're playing.


Size / OS : 89 KB / Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / 7
Requirements : Windows Live Messenger


Download WLM Game Status

JustChat Screenshot

JustChat is an easy-to-use MSN chatting application which can help you chat safely and securely.

The JustChat window can pretend to be word, excel or any custom application layout. When you are using JustChat to chat with friends, your boss will think you are typing report, and you do not need to worry about boss finding out you are not working.

JustChat can encrypt your instant message to prevent eavesdroppers from reading your chatting contents. It helps you chat with your friends even thought your school/company's firewall blocks MSN message connections.

JustChat Features :

1. Chatting on MSN safe and secure.
2. Easy installation and use.
3. Supporting multi-languages which include Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and English.
4. Application layout can be pretended into any application.
5. User Interface can be customized.
6. Chatting content can be encrypted to prevent eavesdroppers from reading instant message.
7. Providing MSN Proxy Server and Client.
8. Providing Boss Key.

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Windows Live Messenger 2010 Screenshot

"The Windows Live Team is currently working on Wave 4, that is, the 2010 versions of Windows Live. This includes both web services and Windows Live Essentials. Let’s take a closer look at Windows Live Messenger 2010 Milestone 1, as recently discovered by the technology news site Neowin. We can expect the final result to look somewhat different, but what we’re going to look at gives you an idea what the focus is on in the 2010 version.

First of all, we notice that the window is now wider and separated into two columns. The left column contains social news and activity streams, including the What’s New Feed, while the right-hand section includes your Windows Live Messenger contact list and an advertisement area. This window split can be reverted using the button on the top right edge..."
Continue reading : A First Glimpse at Windows Live Messenger 2010

Posted @ mynetx

December 11, 2009

Skype for Symbian Beta Now AvailableSkype team has launched a limited beta release for Nokia phones with Symbian Series 60.

Skype for Symbian works over Wifi or 3G data connection. It's recommended to have a unlimited data plan when using 3G connection.

Skype for Symbian Features :

* Free Skype-to-Skype calling
* Call phones with Skype credits or subscription
* Receive calls on your Online Number
* Instant Messaging
* Group conversations
* File sending and receiving

Download Skype Beta for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 devices
Supported devices : Nokia E71, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia N82, Nokia E51, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia E90

Download Sykpe Beta for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 devices
Supported devices : Nokia N96, Nokia N85, Nokia 5320, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6210 Classic, Nokia N78, Nokia N79

December 10, 2009

"Sources close to the Windows Live and Bing divisions at Microsoft have confirmed to Neowin that Microsoft is currently developing both Bing and Windows Live Messenger iPhone applications.

Both applications are likely to be released alongside the upcoming Windows Live Wave 4 updates due in approximately March 2010. Neowin understands that Windows Live is working aggressively to move its applications onto the iPhone. Last week Microsoft principal group program manager David Raissipour confirmed to Cnet news that "We are actively working on it" when questioned over the Bing iPhone plans."
Continue reading : Microsoft planning Bing and Messenger iPhone apps

Posted by Tom Warren @ Neowin.net

December 09, 2009

AFKIM ScreenshotAFKIM (Away From the Keyboard Instant Messenger) is a multi-protocol instant messenger application for the PSP. It supports all the major IM protocols, including AIM, ICQ, MSN, Google Talk and Yahoo!

AFKIM also includes a built-in keyboard that is much easier to use than Sony's keyboard.

You can grab the updated version of AFKIM from the download link below, which includes the source code and versions of the software appropriate for firmwares 1.50 and 3x. Check out the readme file before you jump in and install AFKIM for optimum results.

Download AFKIM

December 08, 2009

Fring Now Supports Video Calls on iPhone and iPod TouchFring users with iPhone and iPod Touch can now see all their family and friends on fring and Skype.

Right now iPhone and iPod touch users can receive and make fring and Skype video calls entirely over Internet connection for free and see the person on the other end. When a front camera is placed on these, you'll have two-way video calls.

Download fring for iPhone

via fring blog


December 07, 2009

Download Windows Live Messenger for Java PhonesA free Windows Live Messenger version for Java cell phones has been released. It supports cell phones manufactured by Motorola, LG, Samsung, Nokia, RIM and Sony Ericsson.

For using Windows Live Messenger for Java phones, you need a Windows Live ID, just like with the PC version. With this recently released Java client, you can chat with multiple contacts simultaneously. According to Microsoft, that’s also possible at the same time.

Furthermore, all incoming messages are sent directly to the user’s cell phone. You can manage your contacts as well as information about their profiles or their status.

You can send yourself a SMS containing the download URL for the Java client via the corresponding website. If your device is not supported. Your cell phone will get redirected to the browser version of Windows Live Messenger automatically.

via mynetx

SkypEmo - Create Custom Drawings Using EmoticonsSkypEmo is a small application that allows you to create drawings made with emoticons and save them into custom files ready to paste into a Skype chat to impress your friends.

The program uses all chat emoticons, flags and the images you create. They can be used in Skype and other chat programs that support chat emoticons.

You can save your art and you can store into your clipboard the symbols of the emoticons, to send to friends or use in your blog. Easy interface and simple to use.

Download SkypEmo ~ Softpedia mirror

December 04, 2009

LiveSong ScreenshotLiveSong is a Messenger Plus! Live script which allows you to play any song instantly, using streaming technology powered by Last.fm and Grooveshark.

With LiveSong, you don’t need the MP3 file locally. You can listen to a song that somebody recommends you without worrying about where to find it.

You must have Messenger Plus! Live installed in order to import this script successfully.

Download LiveSong

By MynetX via messenger.es

ScreenCam Protector ScreenshotScreencams are programs that allows the user to save the content of his computer desktop as a video clip. ScreenCam Protector is a software which protects you from the danger that one of your chat buddies uses a screencam while video-chatting with you to save the video data as a video clip and uploads this clip on the internet or give it to somebody else.

If your chat buddy start a screencam application on his PC an alarm will be triggered on you PC and vise versa.

The demo version has the same functions like the full version exept that you are protected only during the first 2 minutes of a chat and it scans only for the screencam „Hypercam“. The price for a full licence is 10,- €

Try ScreenCam Protector
Order full version

December 03, 2009

Portable Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726)This is a portable version of Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) which can be run from a USB Key or Memory Stick.

No installation required. No administrator privileges required. Just launch from the single EXE file and your set to go.

All settings and user data such as display pictures and emoticons, are saved in the same location as the single EXE file.

Size : 53.7 MB
MD5 Hash: 22D844F3245B56D7D77552899E9012FD

Download Portable Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726)

The Task of Choosing A Solar Charger If you are trying to go green and thinking about getting a solar charger for your cell phone, there are probably some questions you would like to have answered.

A photovoltic charger takes the suns light and stores it for your use. When you plug your mobile phone in the electric charge is then trickled into your phone at the proper voltage that your phone can handle.

How much power does mobile cell phone use? Getting a straight answer for this question has turned into a quest. The answer appears to be just a watt or two per day for my son's phone(he doesn't use it that much).

There seems to be more concern over the waste that happens when you leave a charger plugged into the power grid that is not actively charging your phone at the time.

Really, it is not very much but over time it can add up. The real factor to worry about is whether or not you just leave your charger plugged in when you are not using it.

These charger have no switches to turn them off when you unplug them, this means that they are constantly changing that current for a mobile phone that may or may not be connected. That makes it easy to see why the nick name for these devices are electronic vampires.

Unplugging them is a smart way to save a few pennies and lessen your carbon footprint.

How long it takes depends on your solar charger and how dead your cell phone is. If time is an issue, remember that the larger solar panels will charge your cell phone faster.

A 2 watt charger will need about 3 hours to charge your phone completely, whereas, a 18 watt solar panel charger can do the same job in about 30 minutes.

There are many different companies who are now joining the green community by making solar chargers. Going green has become big business.

Deciding which charger is the best is a difficult job. Each person would probably pick a different favorite. There are many website that provide comparisons and reviews.

The best idea is to find a website that has customer reviews or a forum. There you can find people who have used the product you are interested in, and see what they think of it.

The unfortunate side to this story is that the creation of solar powered energy chargers also involves the creation of more pollution. While it is true that any companies are getting on the green wagon, it is a fact that many of those same companies are some of the worst polluters there are.

However, with the press blowing the whistle on most of these companies and the public out cry about this, many are having to clean up their act. Do a little research before you buy and support only those companies who are really showing an effort to be responsible.

About the Author

Valery Bowen writes for 12voltsolarpanels.net a non commercial blog focused on his energy efficient story to help people understand how and why they should save energy starting from small devices. She writes on Solar Cell Phones Chargers to help people learn how to start save energy from the scratch and then apply those experience to the next level.

December 02, 2009

Microsoft Launches MSN Juku on MSN ChinaMicrosoft has launched a Twitter like service, called MSN Juku. MSN Juku, which is launched in China, is powered by Windows Live Messenger and borrows the popular and the highly liked social networking features from Microsoft’s chatting software.

MSN Juku and is now in beta, lets users post 140-character messages to an update screen that slowly scrolls old messages to the right. The service automatically links users with people on their Live Messenger contact lists, whose updates also appear on the scrolling timeline.

via Geekword

December 01, 2009

Video : Skype for Nokia N900

December 01, 2009

The Skype client comes free and already installed on the Nokia N900, so you can make free Skype-to-Skype calls wherever you are. On this video Skype product manager in charge of working with the Nokia N900, talks us through setting it up and using the service :

Skype Translate - Instant Translation for Skype Text ChatSkype Translate is tool that allows you to translate language real time during a text chat on Skype. You can change to and from language for any Skype text chat session.

This tools sits on the system tray, right click to open settings box. There you can select languages for 2 users doing text chat on Skype. After the language is selected, you can type in your own language and text will be shown in language selected for the recipient.

Skype Translate automatically detects your friends' language based on their profile settings.

Download Skype Translate

November 30, 2009

AIM Expressions Panel

"Ready to change your emoticons, sounds and personalize AIM 7? The AIM Expressions panel allows AIM users to select new smilies, IM icons, AIM sounds and more.

To access the AIM Expressions panel, first select "Menu" on top of the AIM Buddy List, then select "Settings." Then, press the "My Expressions" button to continue.

Once you have accessed the AIM Expressions panel in AIM 7, users can access dozens of free AIM Expressions Buddy Icons..."
Continue reading : AIM Expressions in AIM 7

Posted By Brandon De Hoyos @ About.com

Citron Messenger ScreenshotMulti-protocol instant messenger Citron now supports Jabber (Gtalk, LiveJournal and other jabbers) and AOL(AIM, ICQ) networks. As soon as MSN and Yahoo will be added.

The first release of Citron messenger v 1.0 was made in march 2009, but this was an alpha version. This new release is version 2.0 and it's the first normal public release. Hundreds of UI and kernel improvments were made.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft .NET 2.0 (If it is not installed (unlikely), it will be downloaded (22,5 Mb) and installed).

Download Citron

November 25, 2009

How to Hide Offline Contacts on Windows Live MessengerNormally you will see your online and offline contacts on Windows Live Messenger. Your offline contacts cloud your overall view on who is online and offline. But you can see your online contacts seperately with changing a setting on WLM options :

1. Click on your name/title > Options

2. Go to Layout

3. To see your offline contacts in a separate category, check "Show offline contacts in a separate catagory" box at the bottom, click Apply and OK.

4. To hide your offline contacts completely, uncheck "Show Offline Contact" box, click Apply and OK.

5. You're DONE.

via The Productive Organizer

November 24, 2009

Nokia E72Nokia announced on Friday the inclusion of Windows Live Messenger to its Nokia messaging platform. The IM will be accessible from its chat application.

This first instalment of Windows Live Messenger for Nokia Messaging includes tabbed chat windows, the ability to call directly from the buddy list, and notifications of new messages that pop up while the application is in the background.

Features include an appear offline login option while grouped contacts, emoticons and sounds are also available.

The Nokia E72 is the first device that comes with support for Windows Live Messenger, but the Nokia E63, Nokia E71 and Nokia E75 are also good to go after a download of "Nokia Messaging for IM" from the Ovi Store.

November 23, 2009

iFree Recorder ScreenshotiFree Recorder is a free tool which can record conversations in Skype. Once installed, you will need to grand access for this application to use Skype and this authorization is needed only for the first use.

iFree Recorder Features :

* Automatic or manual recording capabilities.
* Can be used to record Skype2Skype calls, SkypeOut/SkypeIn calls, Conference calls.
* Choice to record different side.
* Store your calls to MP3 format (Using Lame MP3 Encoder).
* Easy to track record history.
* Built-in audio player.
* UI friendly, easy to use.

Download iFree Recorder

Slicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro ScreenshotSlicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro is an application designed to help automate the synchronization of your AIM IM archives (conversations) and settings.

Slicksync provides an easy to use wizard interface which will guide you through synchronizing your data to a local, network or removable drive. Synchronizations are performed one-way and will update your destination files when needed but will not modify your source files.

Slicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro Features :

· Synchronize to Local, Network or Removable drives.
· Easy to use Wizard Interface
· Scheduled Synchronizations
· Minimize to System Tray
· Shadow Copy (VSS)
· Supports Unicode Files

Try Slicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro

November 19, 2009

Trillian for iPhone ScreenshotTrillian for iPhone is now available for purchase on the App Store, priced at $4.99! Trillian for iPhone integrates AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk networks in one place.

Trillian for iPhone Features:

# A clean contact list
# Favorites and contacts search
# Tabbed chat windows
# Manage your connections
# Instant synchronization between devices
# Simultaneous sign on
# Never lose your sessions
# Push notifications

Download Trillian for iPhone form the App Store

November 18, 2009

Viewer4Skype ScreenshotViewer4Skype is an application that allows you to share your digital pictures with your friends when you're talking to them on Skype.

Just open an image file in the viewer and in a split second it appears on your friend's computer (note: Viewer4Skype must be installed on both sides). You have full control over images that are being transferred.

You can zoom, rotate and adjust brightness and contrast to ensure the other party sees exactly what you see. You can also change picture quality level so that the application performance is not compromised even if you (or your buddy) have a slow Internet connection.

Furthermore, you will be able to use Viewer4Skype for file transfers between Skype buddies. This feature may be quite handy when you need to send files to your friends quickly.

Download Viewer4Skype

November 17, 2009

Flow Messenger - Instant Messaging App for iPhone / iPod Touch Flow Messenger is an instant messaging applicatio for iPhone and iPod Touch devices that allows quick and easy conversations with your friends.

Flow Messenger makes use of Apple Push Network which allows you to send and receive messages anywhere your device has an internet connection whether it is WIFI or using a data plan. If you do happen to lose internet connectivity, your unread messages are stored offline and can be retrieved once you regain a connection to the internet.

Flow Messenger Features:

* Receive Push notifications informing you of new messages from your contacts.
* Have conversations with multiple contacts at once. Yes this is group chat :)
* Received Message Receipts lets you know if your message has been received by the recipient.
* Contact List Management allows you to add friends and family to a contact list, and gives you control over who may contact you.
* Easy to remember PIN to identify your device.
* Choose your own Username and Status Messages.
* Ad Supported

Download Flow Messenger from App Store

November 16, 2009

"I’ve just discovered something kind of cool: if you want to place and receive free Google Voice calls via your computer, leaving your phone out of the loop altogether, it’s now possible to skip the installation of Gizmo, relying instead on the functionality already present in GMail.

I was playing with the settings for Gizmo while trying to improve my method of making free, minute-less VOIP calls from my Android phone and noticed that it now has the option to forward some or all calls to your Gizmo number over to Skype or Google Talk. If you opt for Google Talk — and if your operating system supports it1 — you can answer/place calls just using GMail’s chat system. No otherwise-unused software to install at all..."
Continue reading : HOWTO: Send your Google Voice Calls to your Google Talk/GMail Voice Chat

Posted @ nyquil.org

"Windows Live Messenger users have been requesting tabbed conversations as a feature in the application for years, but Microsoft has failed to deliver, leading to some frustration among beta testers and many users opting to use add-ons like Messenger Plus! Live or other third-party clients that support the .NET Messenger Service. Microsoft really needs to step up to the plate, especially if it wants to make sure it keeps the status of owning the most popular instant messenger service in the world. A comment on the Chinese website LiveSino (via LiveSide) by user Scott Xu indicates that the software giant is finally going to give in and implement the feature in Windows Live Wave 4, rumored to be coming in Spring/Summer 2010..."
Continue reading : Will Messenger finally get tabbed conversations?

Posted by Emil Protalinski @ Ars Technica

November 13, 2009

Yahoo! Messenger 10 Final ScreenshotAs of yesterday, Yahoo! Messenger 10 is no longer in Beta. This latest version (10.0.0.1102) incorporates many bug fixes, including some related to the new video call feature. Yahoo teams laso improved the overall stability of the product.

New Features on Yahoo! Messenger 10 :

Improvements in the webcam detection logic:
· If you were able to use your webcam on 9.0 or other IM programs, but not on Yahoo! Messenger 10, this fix should take care of the issue.

Explanation for grayed-out video call button:
· If your video call button is grayed-out when you're IM'ing with a friend, it's because they're on an older version of Yahoo! Messenger. In order to receive your video call, they also need to upgrade to Yahoo! Messenger 10 Beta. To help reduce confusion about this, we added an inline message explaining this.

Smoother handling of unanswered calls:
· When you make a call to a friend but they don't answer within 20 seconds, the call is automatically terminated. Previously there was no messaging about this, so we added one to let you know that your friend did not answer your call.

Better explanation for downgraded video calls:
· In the event your internet connection can no longer support the full video call (e.g. video + voice), the conversation gets downgraded to a voice-only call. When this happens, the video picture disappears. This is the correct behavior, but we added some inline messaging so you'll know when and why it's happening.

Download Yahoo! Messenger 10

November 12, 2009

WinSent Messenger ScreenshotWinSent Messenger is a instant messaging software for local area networks (LAN). It can be used within home LAN as well office, enterprise or corporate LANs.

WinSent Messenger Features :

* Send and receive short text messages.
* Send broadcast messages
* Communicate with any user in your LAN, who have WinSent or compatible sofware installed

WinSent Messenger is a freeware and it does not require dedicated server and is fully compatible with WinPopup, Messenger Service (net send) and Linux Samba. It works with any versions of Windows.

Download WinSent Messenger

How to Continue Using Windows Live Messenger 8.5As of November 9th, Microsoft has started upgrading all Windows Live Messenger users not running the latest release of Windows Live Messenger 2009.

Here is the solution for mandatory upgrades to Windows Live Messenger 2009 that will allow you to keep running Windows Live Messenger 8.5 on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008 :

1. Make sure that Windows Live Messenger 8.5 is turned off completely, kill the process if you have to.

2. Right click the Windows Live Messenger 8.5 icon and select Properties.

3. Go to the Compatibility tab.

4. Check “Run this program in compatibility mode for” box and select Windows 2000 from the drop down menu

5. Done ! Now Windows Live Messenger 8.5 will sign in without any issues on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008.

Note : Microsoft says that Windows Live Messenger 8.5 and earlier contain security vulnerabilities that can allow attackers to take over control of your computer. Continue using earlier versions of Windows Live Messenger at your own risk.

via CodenameWindows

November 10, 2009

messaging.nokia.comNokia has yesterday launched its new Messaging website, messaging.nokia.com and announced it on his official blog:

"We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Messaging website, messaging.nokia.com! This site captures everything related to Messaging – Email, IM, Social Networking and Ovi Mail across S60, S40, and Maemo. The site has helpful how-to videos and brings in content from user guides, the official Nokia support forums, BetaLabs and from blogs and Twitter."
You can visit the site on your phone or computer. The site is device and country aware: select your device and see exactly what’s available for you in Messaging.

Go to messaging.nokia.com

Sanmaxi Gtalk Messenger Password Recovery ScreenshotSanmaxi Gtalk Messenger Password Recovery allows you to recovers all the Google Talk accounts stored on your local computer. This tool find and decrypt Google Talk passwords when "Remember Password" checkbox is ticked in GTalk. It supports all versions of Google Talk.

Sanmaxi Gtalk Messenger Password Recovery Features:

* Users does not require any extra technical skill to operate the software and retrieves lost forgotten passwords.
* It works when the "Remember my passwords" or "Sign me in automatically" tickbox is checked in the messenger.
* All passwords are recovered instantly regardless of the length of passwords.
* It has very powerful software and easy to use Graphical User Interface (GUI).
* It is compatible with Windows Vista/XP/2000/2003 and support multiple profile password recovery.
* Full install/uninstall support.

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November 09, 2009

Download Portable Window Live Messenger 9Here is a portable version of windows live messenger 9 which you can carry in your USB drive. Portable Windows Live Messenger 9 is a fully functional package of Windows Live Messenger optimized for use on a USB Flash drive.

If you are running Portable Windows Live Messenger Lite 8.5, it will not work anymore because Microsoft's server-side support for Windows Live Messenger 8.5 (2008) has been retired. You'll need to upgrade to Portable Windows Live Messenger 9.

* LANGUAGE: English
* SIZE: 16,760 KB

Download Portable Windows Live Messenger 9 (Rapidshare link)

Windows Live Messenger 8.5 Users Need to Upgrade to 2009If you are not running Windows Live Messenger 2009 yet (14.0.8089.726), you have to upgrade now. The server-side support for Windows Live Messenger 8.5 (2008) has been retired. The next time you sign in, you will get to see a dialog like the screenshot the left side.

The Windows Live Messenger team has identified an important security issue in Messenger 8.5. All Messenger users need to upgrade to the new version.

Note : If you are running Portable Windows Live Messenger Lite 8.5, it will not work anymore. You'll need to upgrade to Portable Windows Live Messenger 9.

Read more about this update
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November 06, 2009

"Facebook is preparing the launch of their XMPP connection interface. It means that users will be able to use Facebook with any type of XMPP clients, ranging from desktop to mobile clients.

This is a huge news for XMPP because it consolidates the protocol as the de facto open standard for Instant Messaging and Presence. Facebook adds about 300 million potential users that can now use XMPP for chatting. This adds to large Google Talk figures and the many other large deployments around the world, like Yandex and Live Journal. XMPP could become the most largely used instant messaging protocol in the coming months!..."
Continue reading : Facebook chat supports XMPP, with ejabberd

Posted by Mickaël Rémond @ Process One Blogs

November 05, 2009

WLMUninstaller - Completely Remove Windows Live Messenger from Your ComputerMicrosoft has renamed its instant messenger client several times in the past ten years or so and Windows Messenger (Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger) comes in automatically with every installation of a Windows operating system, it does not show up in "Add/Remove Programs" in control panel.

WLMUninstaller can be used to uninstall the initial version of Windows Live Messenger from the Windows operating system or uninstall another version of the instant messenger even if it is broken or otherwise damaged.

To remove Windows Messenger, Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger from your computer, run WLMUninstaller and click Uninstall button.

Download WLMUninstaller

November 04, 2009

Download Skype Portable from PortableApps.com PortableApps.com is providing portable software solutions allowing you to take your favorite software with you. Its portable software work on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). You don't have to install anything on another computer.

Skype is also packaged as a portable application by PortableApps.com so you communicate on the go.

Skype Portable doesn't require additional software on the PC and it works as you move computers and your drive letter changes. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC.

Portable Skype Features :

* Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
* Call phones and mobiles, send SMS.
* Free instant messaging.
* Voicemail.
* Free video call.
* Forward calls to a phone when you’re offline.

Download Portable Skype

November 03, 2009

Archive Windows Messenger Conversations - Chat ArchiverChat Archiver is an easy to use utility application for archiving your Windows Messenger conversations.

This application provides you with the records of all your Instant Messaging (IM) conversations you have with the people in your contact list of Windows Messenger.

Requirements:

· CPU - Pentium class processor (133 MHz or higher), Memory - 32 MB or greater, Disk Space - 3000 KB, Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0

Download Chat Archiver

November 02, 2009

TwitOnMSN ScreenshotTwitOnMSN lets you simply follow friends' updates and send update directly on your Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger).

TwitOnMSN is a robot based on MSN, no client install needed. Every message you send will be updated as a tweet on Twitter. You will immidieltly receive updates from people you are following.

You can use most of the commands of Twitter, such as @reply, D for direct message, follow/unfollow people, etc.

TwiOnMSN supports TwitPic, TwitterKeys, bit.ly / j.mp, and more. You can use it on Windows Live Messenger and other clients, such as Digspy, Meebo, etc.

Just add this account to your contact list of Windows Live Messenger:

TwitOnMSN004@Live.com

Then follow the information given by the robot to continue.

Top 10 Free Skype Call Recorders

"Skype is a popular tool that allows you to make voice calls over the Internet and is being widely used for recording podcasts, conducting telephonic interviews, conference calls and instant messaging. Skype does not allow you to record the conversation or conference, but you can easily record the Skype calls or conversation using third party tools and can save them in audio files like MP3 or WAV. Below are list of free Skype call recorders that can record audio stream and video stream of Skype..."
Continue reading : 10 Best Free Skype Call Recorders (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Posted by Chris Martin @ Binary Head

Call Graph Recording Plugin for Skype ScreenshotCall Graph recording plugin for Skype is a desktop application. After you have downloaded and installed Call Graph Skype plugin it will connect to Skype application running on your PC and record your conversations in an mp3 or wav format.

Recorded files are stored on your My Documents\My Call Graphs folder by default and can be edited by any standard Audio Editor.

Call Graph Recording Plugin is ideally suited for recording podcasts and phone interviews since it can record both Skype P2P or SkypeOut/SkypeIn calls.

Call Graph Features:

* Completely free for business and personal use
* Record Skype to Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Conference calls
* No time limits, restrictions or hidden costs
* High quality recordings, optimized for voice
* Ideal for recording podcasts and interviews
* Ad Free plans available, $12/yr or $25 one time fee
* No spyware, no malware certified

Download Call Graph Recording Plugin for Skype