January 31, 2009

Mobile VoIP and IM service fring is launching a custom mobile-optimized Last.fm music radio add-on that will enable a music recommendation service to the fring client but also integrates with the latter's social and communication features.

Fring users are now able to listen to streamed music radio channels, including their own Last.fm library, tag favorites, ban disliked tracks, view album artwork and basically take their Last.fm music account mobile. In addition to getting those features into the client, fringsters can also opt to view in real-time what their contacts are currently listening to, with the help of a friends list embedded into the Last.fm add-on.

via TechCrunch

January 30, 2009

MSN Webcam Picture ScreenshotMSN Webcam Picture allows you to create a slideshow from your webcam and show it as your MSN/Windows Live Messenger Display Picture while chatting with your friends. You can set a capture inverval and set your webcam picture slideshow instead of video chat.

MSN Webcam Picture Features :

. Automatically capture and set MSN Display Picture
. Set capture interval, 10 seconds - 1 hour
. Runs in background and uses few memory
. Spyware and Adware free
. Allows you to change your personal message

Download MSN Webcam Picture

January 29, 2009

IM & SMS in Yahoo! Mail ClassicYahoo! team integrated IM and SMS to Yahoo! Mail Classic worldwide. Already a popular feature in the new Yahoo! Mail, Classic Mail users can now instant message or SMS a friend right from the Mail interface.

When you sign into Mail Classic, your IM contact list will appear on the left hand sidebar below your main folder list. Once you click a contact and start a conversation, a window pops up in the lower right corner of your Mail Classic page. The conversation window includes a tabbed interface so you can have multiple conversations at once without cluttering up your Mail page.

Within your contact list window you’ll see two groups: online contacts and mobile contacts. Online contacts are available friends that are in your Mail address book or your existing Yahoo! Messenger list (including Windows Live Messenger contacts). Mobile contacts are friends in your address book for whom you have a mobile phone number. You'll be able to send a free SMS text message to your mobile contacts.

Screenshot of Chat on Classic Mail :

Screenshot of Chat on Classic Mail

January 28, 2009

Lost skin for WLM Heroes skin for WLM

These Windows Live Messenge Skins are based on favorite TV shows Heroes and Lost. You need to have Messenger Plus! Live plugin installed on your computer in order you use these skins. They are compatible with Windows Live Messenger 8.5 only.

Download Lost Skin for Windows Live Messenger
Download Heroes Skin for Windows Live Messenger

January 27, 2009

MSN Slide MaxMSN Slide Max allows you to you create slideshows as your display picture of MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger. It automatically resize and edit the pictures you add for MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. You can also edit the size, position, brightness and contrast of the pictures for your slideshows.

MSN Slide Max Features :

# Make slideshows as your messenger display pictures
# Search and download display pictures online
# Automatically resize and edit your display pictures
# Change personal message automatically
# Change pictures when status changes
# Create Easy Animation as your Messenger display picture

MSN Slide Max Screenshots :

MSN Slide Max Screenshot MSN Slide Max Screenshot

January 26, 2009

Gmail Chat Now Supports Embedded Videos from YouTube and Google VideoGmail Chat now supports inline, embedded videos from YouTube and Google Video. So if you are chatting with a friend through Gmail Chat, you can watch YouTube videos right inside chat window.

To use it, just paste the URL of the video into your web-based chat box and hit Enter. The video will automatically appear in a small embedded popup. When someone sends you a YouTube link, you'll now get a thumbnail preview of the video. Click play and another box will open up inside of Gmail that streams it.

MSN RSS Reader - Show Your Website Updates on WLM Status Message
MSN RSS Reader is a Messenger Plus! Live script which allows you to display a RSS Feed on your MSN status message field.

Usage and installation is very easy. Just download and run script. Change your language, enter a RSS URL you want to display, set other options and share your RSS Feed with your contact list. Your Window Live Messenger buddies can see your latest news on your web site.

via messenger.es

January 23, 2009

New eBuddy Mobile Beta ScreenshoteBuddy team just released a brand new version of Ebuddy Mobile Messenger. You can download it at http://get.ebuddy.com.

The new beta has the following features :

Most recent chats : Easily find the buddies you chat with the most.On the top of your buddy list you will see a green group labeled Most recent chats. You will always find the last 5 buddies you chatted with here.

Type directly in your chat: Now, you can see in one screen what your buddy is saying and chat directly back
New eBuddy Mobile Beta Screenshot
Improved battery life : On this release the battery usage for Mobile Messenger is minimized. You can now have eBuddy powered on for long time without burning through so much phone battery.

If your phone is not supported for this version, you can always use browser-based version of Ebuddy Mobile. Type http://m.ebuddy.com on your phone's browser to start chatting.

Posted @ eBuddy Blog, via messenger.es

January 22, 2009

Skype doesn't officially offer a portable version of their client, but by moving the application to your thumb drive and creating a data folder for Skype on that drive with a few simple tweaks, Skype runs smoothly and in portable style.

Weblog MakeUseOf details how to set up Skype to run from a USB flash drive so that no matter where you are, you can quickly and easily contact any of your Skype contacts :

"1. The first step is to make the folder on your USB stick where it will all stay. So call it whatever you want. Let’s call it “Portable Skype” for example. But you can give it whatever name you want.

2. Now go to the installed Skype app on your computer (normally located at C:\Program Files\Skype) and look for a file called Skype.exe

Right-click and copy that file. Do not move it anywhere. Just right-click and copy.

3. Now go to the “Portable Skype” folder and insert that copied “Skype.exe” file into the “Portable Skype” folder.

4. In the “Portable Skype” folder, make a new sub-folder called data..."
Continue reading : How To Make Skype a Portable App

Posted by Mark O'Neill @ makeuseof, via Lifehacker

January 21, 2009

SkypeCap team released a Mac version of their favorite recording software for Skype.

SkypeCap for Mac allows you capture and record Skype audio and video sessions in real time.

Use SkypeCap for Mac Features :

# Record Skype audio conversation
# Record Skype group brainstorming sessions
# Record telephone and cellular phone calls via Skype
# Detect session automatically and save it!
# Recognizes Skype audio sessions
# SkypeCap has a transparent user-friendly interface and is very simple in use.

Download SkypeCap for Mac

SkypeCap for Mac Screenshot:

January 20, 2009

Download Windows Live Messenger for Symbian S60, Nokia 5800, N97Mess.be reported that a Windows Live Messenger client for Symbian S60 5th Edition devices, such as the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and the upcoming Nokia N97, has been leaked via China.

This leaked Windows Live Messenger client is based on Chinese language by default which you can switch to English from options.

Download Windows Live Messenger for Symbian S60, Nokia 5800, N97 Leaked

January 19, 2009

AIMFix - Delete and Remove all AOL Instant Messenger Related Viruses
AIMFix allows you to remove all known AOL Instant Messenger-related viruses in one consolidated removal tool. It is designed to end the virus processes, delete files, and remove registry keys created by the virus.

The virus removing process is fully automated, everything is done in console mode without having to intervene. AIMFix can scan the files, terminate infecting processes, delete infected files and posts created by the virus in the Windows registry.

The program is frequently updated and in case of any problem you can contact the author.

Download AIMFix

January 18, 2009

"I’ve been saying this for almost 4 years now, but alas the topic has come up once again: I hate Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger Network (a.k.a the Microsoft Network, MSN) and so should you! I’m referring to the protocol, not the client. (The client is just as bad, but I can get by with alternative applications.)

To better explain why, I’m going to spare all the geeky talk for later and use analogies to get my point across first:

For the sake of argument, assume that you have a cell phone and you’re subscribed to Carrier A. You then wish to call, or send a message to, a friend who happens to be a subscriber of Carrier B. Naturally, you would expect your messages to get across, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to keep in touch and your provider would be severely restricting you to their network..."
Continue reading : Why You Should Avoid Using MSN

Posted @ Anything Goes

January 16, 2009

Instant Messenger is a simple program IM client. It can be integrated to community websites and private networks.

Instant Messenger includes:

· Client application for Windows that should be downloaded and used by the members of your community.
· Server-side script that should be running on your server and connect client applications located on different computers.

Instant Messenger Features :

· Contact list (organized into groups) & ignore list
· Private chat
· Multi-room public chat
· Smileys (you can replace the default set with your own smileys).
· Skins support. 5 built-in skins are included. Also, you can select from 2000+ skins available at themexp.org or create your own msstyles skin.
· Configurable HTML templates for contact list. You can display your logo and online/offline icons, etc.
· Customized version can be created for additional price. This might include changing the title of the client application to match your site title, changing support URL, and other changes that will make the software look as created exclusively for your website.
· Ad space at the bottom of the contact list is available for additional price.

Instant Messenger Screenshot :

Instant Messenger

January 15, 2009

Skype Lite for Android and Java based Mobile PhonesSkype team developed a lite version of Skype to be available for Android driven platforms and more than 100 Java enabled mobile phones. This version currently works on compatible LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson phones.

You can use this version anywhere you have a mobile connection, however charges may apply to all calls made and received using Skype.

Skype Lite Features :

# Local rate calls to your Skype contacts wherever they are.
# Call on Skype wherever you are - no WiFi or 3G required.
# Instant message from your mobile.
# Save on international and long distance calls to phones and mobiles.

Download Skype Lite for Android and Java based mobile phones

January 14, 2009

Imo.IM Updated Its Interface and Added New Features
There are many all-in-one browser-based IM clients like Ebuddy and Meebo. Imo.IM is a big competitor as well. Imo.im recently rolled out a brand new user interface and a bunch of new features :

Favorite Buddies
Tag and easily reference the buddies you chat with most.

Buddy Icons
View and upload buddy icons directly in imo.

Buddy Search
Quickly search through your online and offline buddies.

Buddy Aliases
Change how a buddy’s display name appears in the contact list

Buddy List Organization
Organize your buddy list by dragging and dropping your buddies into the groups you want.

Improved Blocking and Invisibility
Blocking and invisibility capabilities, as well as the ability to specify whether your want to let non-buddies im you, no matter what client you use.

Keyboard Shortcuts
Access common commands with your keyboard.

Voice Chat
Hold voice chats with any of your buddies, no matter what client they use.

via messenger.es

January 13, 2009

Download Yahoo! Messenger (Updated version)Yahoo! Messenger team released a new version of Yahoo! Messenger 9.0. This new release includes :

- Various bug fixes to address sign-in issues that some users were experiencing. And another fix for a Windows Vista crash that occurred due to a conflict between 9.0 and IOLO antivirus software.

- A new location for the typing notification message. When you’re in an IM conversation, you’ll notice that the “XXXX is typing a message” notification now appears inline with the conversation up above (rather than at the bottom of the IM window).

- A new version of the offline message window. You’ll now find a distinction between offline messages from friends on your list and those that aren’t, as well as easier spam reporting.

Download Yahoo! Messenger

January 11, 2009

Empathy is a all-in-one IM client that supports multi-protocol services including Jabber, Gtalk, MSN, IRC, Salut, and all supported by Pidgin. Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets, and a GNOME client using those widgets.

Empathy Features :

# Multi-protocol: Jabber, Gtalk, MSN, IRC, Salut, and all supported by pidgin
# Account editor (specialized UI for most protocols)
# Auto away and extended away using gnome-screensaver
# Auto re-connect using Network Manager
# Private and group chat (with smileys, spellcheck)
# Powerful theme engine for chats
# Log conversations, view/search in logs and prepend logs in new chats
# Adding new contacts and viewing/editing contact information
# Voice and Video call using SIP and Jingle
# Python bindings for libempathy and libempathy-gtk
# Collaborative work using Tubes

Empathy Screenshots :

Empathy Screenshots Empathy Screenshots

January 09, 2009

"Yahoo! Address Book is one of the handiest features that is often overlooked in Yahoo! Messenger 9.0. In 9.0, we’ve made your Yahoo! Address Book into another group in your contact list, which makes it easy to start all your communications, with all your friends, from one place. You can easily contact friends via email, phone or even SMS text messages, right from Yahoo! Messenger.

The fastest way to find someone in your contact list, including an address book contact, is to search for them using the contact search bar. Type in their name or contact info and your list will begin filtering down to the matching contacts..."
Continue reading : A closer look at the Address Book in 9.0

Posted @ Yahoo! Messenger Blog

January 08, 2009

Download Windows Live Messenger 9 FinalMicrosoft released final version of the new Windows Live Messenger 9.

Beside Messenger you can install Windows Live Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker beta, Family Safety, Toolbar and additional programs like Microsoft Office Outlook®, Connector, Office Live Add-in, Microsoft Silverlight using an online installer file.

Download Windows Live Messenger 9 Online Installer

January 07, 2009

Cherple - Instant Message-to-SMS platform for US Mobile Phones
Cherple is a new instant message-to-SMS platform. It lets you chat two way with U.S. mobile phones via SMS. No registration is required.

Cherple currently is for US registered and located mobile phones only. While use of Cherple is free to you the PC user, standard text messaging charges will apply to the mobile user.

January 06, 2009

WeBuzz.IM - Web-Based IM for Gtalk, MSN, AIM and Y!Messenger

WeBuzz.IM is a new multiprotocol web-based IM that supports Google Talk, MSN, AIM and Yahoo Messenger networks.

If you check "remember password" option, your password is NOT stored on WeBuzz.IM servers, it's stored on your browser’s cookies. You can clear cookie or unselect “Remember password” option and login again to clean the remembered password. All stored passwords are encrypted using RSA algorithm.

via messenger.es

January 05, 2009

SyncMood - Copy Your Twitter Message to Skype Mood
SyncMood is a simple free Skype plug-in for copying your Twitter messages to Skype Mood. SyncMood was initially inspired by Twype.

Everything you need is to start SyncMood and enter twitter user, who messages you want to put in Skype Mood. SyncMood stays in your tray bar and periodically updates Skype Mood.

Download SyncMood

January 02, 2009

SykpeSync - Import your Mobile, GMail and Outlook contacts into Skype

If you are a heavy user of Skype for PC to phone calls, you want all your phone numbers that are stored in different sources to be copied into Skype. Manual copying is boring; embedded Skype import does not import phone numbers.

SkypeSync allows you to import phone numbers from your mobile phones, GMail Contacts and Microsoft Outlook into Skype as SkypeOut contacts. You can easily make SkypeOut calls, conferencing and SMS sending with all your contacts from different sources.

You can copy your contacts to Skype as many times as you want to. SkypeSync converts local phone numbers to the international format required by Skype.

SkypeSync provides import of your mobile contacts into Skype over the Internet using an intermediate Synchronization (SyncML) server. You first synchronize your phone contacts with a Synchronization (SyncML) server. Then, SkypeSync copies your contacts from the SyncML server to Skype.

Download SkypeSync