March 31, 2009

Skype team officially announced Skype for iPhone & iTouch. It's available for download on App Store.

Skype for iPhone & iTouch allows you make free Skype-to-Skype calls and low cost calls to landlines and mobile phones – and participate in conference calls – from any WiFi zone. You can IM to friends, and participate in group chats too, whenever you have network connectivity, whether it's WiFi, 3G, EDGE or GPRS.

Skype for iPhone & iTouch integrates with your Address Book for low cost calls. It also integrates with the Camera Roll and your photo albums so you can select a profile picture you love.

Download Skype for iPhone & iTouch from App Store

March 30, 2009

Web-based multi-protocol instant messaging service Meebo is coming to the desktop. The Windows-only downloadable notifier sits in your taskbar, signs you into your various IM accounts, alerts you to new IMs, and optionally notifies you when friends sign online and off.

With Meebo Notifier you don’t have to keep Meebo open in your browser. Rather, if you receive a notification, you can click on it to open Meebo and respond accordingly.

You can log into Meebo automatically when your computer starts up and—with a single click—open a browser directly to your Meebo session.

Download Meebo Notifier

March 27, 2009

How To Spot  Fake Google Talk / AIM Clients

"We've seen these kinds of scams before, and as with those programs, when the victim enters their details they're stored locally on the PC (in this case, storing them in Settings.ini) for the attacker to collect.

Though this means physical access to the PC is required (think net cafe scammers hawking around unsecured PCs), for around 5$ you can buy an upgraded version which sends the stolen data to an FTP server.

Okay, I hear you cry - how do we spot these particular nasties?

Well, it seems vanity has got the better of the creator. They just couldn't resist putting in a "hidden" about page that tells you who made them - presumably for bragging rights on forums..."
Continue reading : Fake Google Talk / AIM Programs, And How To Spot Them

Posted @ blog.SpywareGuide

March 26, 2009

Palringo is Now Available for Android PhonesMobile instant messaging application Palringo is now available on the Android Market. Using Palringo, Android users can chat to their friends on Google Talk, MSN, Facebook, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, iChat, QQ and other popular messaging services and social networks.

Android users can share their location with friends on Palringo: buddies can see each others’ location and proximity (distance away) alongside their status in the Palringo contact list. Users may also view a map showing the whereabouts of all of their contacts who have chosen to share their location.

Palringo for Android runs in the background on the phone and notifies the owner when they receive new messages from their buddies. This means they need never miss a chat message.

via BigBlueBall

March 25, 2009

Digsby Updated to Build 20700Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Build 20700 is now available for dowload.

What's New in Digsby Build 20700

· Implemented a completely new method of load balancing and authentication. This will help us continue to scale reliably
· Fixed Gmail/ICQ connectivity due to protocol changes. Gmail will not have auto-login for now but we will bring back the functionality
· Implemented a new version of TokBox for a better audio/video chat experience. Just click the “Video” button at the top of the IM window
· Added support for complex languages such as Arabic and Thai
· Fixed numerous crash causing bugs, memory leaks, and performance issues

Download Digsby

MSN BackUp Now Supports Windows Live Messenger 2009MSN BackUp is a software for the backup and installation of Moods, Winks, Emoticons, Backgrounds and User Tiles. Now it supports Microsoft MSN Messenger 7, 7.5 Live 8.0, 8.1, 8.5 and now 2009. With MSN Backup you can see the image preview and the flash preview for the Winks.

MSN BackUp don't put in your computer spyware, trojan or other stealth programs.

Download MSN BackUp

via MsnTribe

Yahoo! Sweeps Best IM Awards 2009In January 2009, asked readers to nominate their favorite IM clients in eight categories. From Feb. 15 through March 15, 2009, voters participated in the unscientific survey, with voters selecting nominees via online ballot on Voting has been ended and Yahoo! sweeps Best IM Awards :

Best IM Client of the Year: Yahoo! Messenger 9.0
Best Third-Party IM Client: eBuddy
Best Mac IM: Yahoo! Messenger for Mac
Most Improved IM: Yahoo! Messenger 9.0
Best IM Feature: Brosix Whiteboard
Best Chat Rooms: Yahoo! Chat
Best Designed IM (GUI): Yahoo! Messenger 9.0
Developers of the Year: Brosix (D-Bross)

March 24, 2009

Citron Messenger is simple instant messaging application. It is easily installed with all features you need (chat, history save and search, anti-spam filter) and no more maintenance needed.

Citron Messenger currently supports AOL (ICQ) network, it's own network, based on SOAP protocol. Citron server powered by IIS.

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

Download Citron Messenger

Citron Messenger Screenshots :

March 23, 2009

123 Web Messenger Screenshot123 Web Messenger is a web-based instant messaging client for your own website. It's fully integrated your existing user database and enables one-to-one chat function to your website users. The key feature is the invitation box which pops up from the webpage.

123 Web Messenger Features :

· User initiates one-to-one chat with other user, on the same website.
· The opponent has a choice to accept or decline the invitation in the site messenger.
· The invitation box will pop up from the webpage cause the code was embeded there invisibly.
· One user can start multiple private chat with different users simultaneously.
· Highly compatible: 123 Web Messenger integrates your existing database, so the users don't
· bother to register or login again. All users are automatically logged into the web messenger system by default.
· The "invite chat" button can be embedded to anywhere on your website, totally up to you.
· Pure flash client, the end chat users don't need to install or download anything to use chat.
· Chat client is cross-platform, very user-friendly.
· Stable and reliable, low bandwidth consumption.
· End users can get attention and add more fun to chat using avatars, smiley/emotion facility.
· Sound notification.
· Font style/ Font color.
· Video chat facility, optional.
· End users can chat behind firewall if you run the chat on port 80.

Download 123 Web Messenger

March 20, 2009

Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit Overview

March 19, 2009

Instant Watcher for VoIP is an advanced tool that lets you easily record, play, store and add emotion sounds to voice communications held over the Internet. It is an application that works in conjunction with Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and ICQ without diminishing these applications functionalities.

Instant Watcher is able to record conversations automatically in real time. It can monitor all conversations on your Local Area Network in stealth mode.

Instant Watcher Features :

• Send voice emotions to partners during a call
• Share music with your partners
• Text to speech translation (you type, he/she listen)
• Record calls in perfect quality
• Start and complete recording fully automatically
• Take memo/note while recording a call
• Audio greeting message at beginning a call
• Compatible with all VoIP clients and voice enabled IMs
• Ability to run as a background service(in stealth mode)
• Make enterprise VoIP recording solutions

Download Instant Watcher

March 18, 2009

Download AIM Beta 3AOL has released a new beta version of AOL Instant Messenger program. In this release (AIM Beta 3), you'll get everything from AIM 6.9 Betas 1 and 2, plus a new gold design, status and away messages in your IM history, access to AIM Blast, text emoticons and much more.

What's new on AIM Beta 3 :

· Sleek new design: New buttons, new layout, new color, new brand! Tell us what you think of our shiny gold look and the new layout.
· Profiles, profiles, profiles: Connect with your buddies like never before. Customize your profile, get updates from other social networks, and more. Now, you'll never miss an update on AIM.
· If you had an AIM Profile, we're migrating Profiles over to Bebo; if you never set one up, it's easy. Just select Edit > My Profile to get started.
· Never miss a friend request! Get notified of new Bebo friend requests at the top of your Buddy List®.
· Get pop up notifications when Bebo friends add comments and photos. Be sure to test the preference under notifications to manage their display.
· Seamlessly add a buddy to Bebo when you add them to AIM.
· Select Add Buddy from the Buddy List Set Up icon at the top of your Buddy List.
· Add a screen name -- you have to tab out or select another field before the add as a Bebo friend will display (the fade in feature
· Read full changelog

Download AIM Beta 3

March 17, 2009

Simple Rules of Instant Messaging

"Today, many people are using the Internet to meet new people. Tools such as chat rooms, email, and instant messaging are becoming the norm in keeping up communication with a new partner. However, there are some rules that apply when using the computer and not knowing these rules can leave you at a great disadvantage. Instant messaging allows you to chat in real time, unlike email. Without instant messaging (IM), many people would feel lost on their computer, if not socially..."
Continue reading : Simple Rules & Abbreviations Of Instant Messaging

Posted @ TechTreak

March 16, 2009

Download ICQ Beta for Windows MobileAOL announced an open beta of a new Windows Mobile application called ICQ Mobile. ICQ for Windows Mobile lets you communicate on your mobile phone, update your ICQ status and information when you're on the go.

ICQ for Windows Mobile supports Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1. It is designed to work with both touch screen and non-touch screen Windows Mobile devices.

Download the mobile installer (.cab file) for ICQ for Windows Mobile to your desktop. Sync with your mobile phone and copy the .cab installer to your phone. From your phone go to Programs -> File Explorer, navigate to the .cab file and select it. The Mobile ICQ installer should do the rest.

via BigBlueMain

FacebookIM is a facebook chat client for Windows Mobile (it works on any Windows CE device).

FacebookIM Features:

* Facebook Chat
* Photo / Video Uploads directly from your device
* Integrated browser
* Status Updates
* Chat Message Notifications
* Facebook New Notification indicator
* Unread Inbox Message Indicator
* AppToDate Support
* All Video Modes Friendly
* Touch Friendly
* No 3rd party registration is needed, this app connected directly to the Facebook website.

Installation (requires .NET CF 3.5): Copy the CAB file to your device, and execute.

Download FacebookIM for Windows Mobile

March 13, 2009

Embeddable Yahoo Messenger! for web pages, Pingbox, is now available for Facebook. Now you can put a Pingbox on your Facebook profile, and visitors to your page can IM you without having to download or sign into Yahoo! Messenger.

To add a Pingbox to your page, visit the Yahoo! Messenger Pingbox application page on Facebook. The same customization tools are available in the Facebook version, so you can personalize your online and offline greeting, choose from dozens of designs, and if you wish, require your visitors to give themselves a nickname before they can IM you.

With the Pingbox app, your friends can IM you from your profile page even when you’re not on Facebook.

via Yahoo! Messenger Blog

March 12, 2009

Mvah - Mobile IM for AIM, ICQ, Gtalk, Windows Live and Yahoo MessengerMwah is an easy to use, all-in-one mobile IM client that allows you yo to create your own community via your mobile and chat with your buddies on supported IM networks.

My Mwah Space is where you will find your mobile community. Here you can create your own profile, share your thoughts through your own blog, post your favourite pictures etc...

Mvah Features :

* Create your own profile and meet new friends
* Share photos and ideas
* Connect with friends to chat
* Communicate with free IM, text and picture messaging
* Shop
* Access sports, news, music and other premium content from The Sun, BBC, Nuts, Loaded, What’s on TV and NME
* Supports MSN/Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, AOL, Google Talk

Download Mvah

March 11, 2009

Voxli - Group Chat for Gamers and TeamsVoxli allows gamers and team members to visit a static persistent URL to join a group chat session, and features push-to-talk using a browser plugin.

Voxli is available on Internet Explorer and Firefox (both Mac and Windows) with support for more browsers on the way.

To use Voxli, users assign a hotkey to their chat room which they press whenever they want to speak in-game (the hot key works regardless of which application is open). The system supports up to 200 simultaneous users per room, and gamers can open new tabs if they’d like to participate in multiple chats at once (they can assign a different hot key to each room).

Try Voxli

via Techcrunch

March 10, 2009

Check Yahoo! StatusCheck Yahoo! Status is a freeware that allows you to check if someone using Yahoo! Messenger is online without having to open the messenger.

Check Yahoo! Status Features :

# Check Yahoo! Messenger status instantly
# Check status at given intervals
# Steal avatars
# Check Yahoo! 360 link
# View status history

Download Check Yahoo! Status from Softpedia

March 09, 2009

Der Windows Live Messenger für KinderMicrosoft is now thinking about kids and has launched Windows Live Messenger for Kids. This messenger is only available in German language and is aimed at 8-10 year olds. But it does pack in some cool features and creates environment ideal for kids.

Kids use this messenger and parents monitor all activities. Parents are in control of account creation, composition of buddy list and much more. There is a emergency call button in which the user can click if they feel threatened or harassed, which will notify the parents of the situation.

Windows Live Messenger for Kids only supports text and emoticons - no file transfer and images.

Download Der Windows Live Messenger für Kinder

March 06, 2009

PrettyMay Call Recorder for Skype is a Skype add on, which allows you to record skype calls on Windows easily. Besides the call recording funtions built in, PrettyMay Call Recorder for Skype offer many features as following:

* Record Skype calls / conference calls, saving Skype call records in MP3 files with stereo / mono optional.
* Auto-answer your Skype calls when you're away from computer.
* Store Skype voicemails as native MP3 or WAV files.
* Play recorded calls/voicemails/audio files (MP3 or WAV format) in Skype conversations.

Download PrettyMay Call Recorder for Skype

March 05, 2009

Set Status Notifications for your Skype Contacts- Contact AlarmContact Alarm is a Skype add-on which allows you to you define what notification (fading/static windows & audio/video & log-file) you want to recieve when one of your contacts changes his/her online status.

Contact Alarm Features :

· Pick for which of your contacts you'd like to recieve status notifications.
· Choose between static and fade-in/fade-out window messages.
· Configure individual sounds or videos, which will be played, once the according contact switches his/her online status.
· Log all status changes to contact-individual files and keep track of when your friends are online.
· Contact Alarm minimizes to the system tray to keep your task bar and your desktop free and organized.

Download Contact Alarm

March 04, 2009

ContactAvatarRecoveryContactAvatarRecovery is simple tool to steal and store display images (commonly known as avatars) of your Windows Live Messenger contacts.

It's written in Spanish but it's very easy to use. After you run exe file click on the magnifying glass icon to see display images of your WLM buddies and then press the second icon to choose a folder you want to store display images. Select one or multiple avatars and press Buscar to save them.

Download ContactAvatarRecovery | Mirror

AsciiNickBuilderAsciiNickBuilder is a small application to create nicknames or phrases for IM clients. It has a friendly interface and 2 types of nick builder (quick and custom) with over 265 different kinds of ASCII Characters such as letters, special characters, ornaments and more.

AsciiNickBuilder is written in Spanish and it doesn't support any other languages. But it's very easy to understand. On the "Nick Personalizado" section you can personalize your display name by simply choosing ascii characters and then copy it with your mouse. Or on the "Nick Rapido" section you can write your desired nickname and generate an ascii version of it automatically.

AsciiNickBuilder works on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista.

Download AsciiNickBuilder | Mirror

SuperMSNBackupSuperMSNBackup is a powerful and complete tool which allows you to recover and backup of all the contents of your Windows Live Messenger accounts, including emoticons, avatars, backgrounds, scenes and sounds.

It also allows for the restoration and installation of new content to active accounts directly from your files, so you do not have to place the elements one by one.

SuperMSNBackup is written in Spanish and it doesn't support other languages. But it's very easy to understand. On the first tab you select what you want to backup. The second tab allows you to recover your backup. The third tab gives you information about this software and give you the option to set up your windows firewall to let this software run safely.

SuperMSNBackup System requirements :

* Windows XP/Vista (32 bits) Windows XP / Vista (32 bit)
* Windows Live Messenger 8.1, 8.5, 9.0.1407.1107, 14.0.5027.908, 14.0.8050.1202 y 14.0.8064.206 Windows Live Messenger 8.1, 8.5, 9.0.1407.1107, 14.0.5027.908, 14.0.8050.1202 and 14.0.8064.206

Download SuperMSNBackup | Mirror


March 03, 2009

PapayaPapaya is mobile phone application that turns your phonebook into a fun and useful social network. Using Papaya, you can play games with your friends, chat with them over IM, share pictures and other files, make cheap international calls, and more.

Papaya has two parts: an application to be installed on your cell phone, and a website where you can sign in.

Papaya Features :

# Phonebook - Backs up your phonebook quickly and easily.
# SMS - Send free SMS messages to your Papaya friends
# Voice Calls- Save up to 90% on international voice calls
# Chat rooms - Visit chat rooms or create new chat rooms by yourself.
# Games - Play games with your friends on Papaya.
# Instant Messaging - Use AIM, Yahoo IM, MSN IM, Google Talk, and ICQ
# Picture Sharing- Take a picture with your mobile phone and instantly share it with your friends
# Mini Blog - Tell the world what you're up to

Download Papaya

March 02, 2009

AIM for iPhone

"While there may still be a lot of confusion surrounding the future of AOL, that didn’t stop the folks in Northern Virginia from recently overhauling their popular AIM instant messaging app for iPhone (and iPod touch).

Available in two tasty flavors, free (”AIM Free”) and paid (”AIM Paid”), AIM 2.0 for iPhone now provides SMS notifications, has location-aware services, and supports multiple accounts (among other updates). It appears as though all of the application updates have been included in both the free and paid versions, with the major (and obvious) difference being the inclusion of ads in the buddy list of the AIM Free app..."
Continue reading : IM Wars: AIM for iPhone grows up, gets paid version

Posted @ MobileCrunch