September 30, 2009

I have previously written about BuddyFuse web messenger. Yesterday BuddyFuse team have released an addon for Windows Live Messenger. BuddyFuse addon seamlessly integrates Google Talk, Twitter, and the social networking website, Hyves into Windows Live Messenger.

In the current version, you can add your accounts from Google, Twitter and Hyves. Once you have added your Google account, all your Google Talk chat contacts will be loaded into Messenger. When your friends are online on Google Talk you can chat with them just like with regular Messenger buddies. Twitter support currently means BuddyFuse can automatically Tweet your Messenger personal message status updates.

XMPP/AIM/ICQ and social networks like Facebook will be added to future releases.

Download BuddyFuse

September 29, 2009

Ping! - Free SMS Client For iPhone and iPod TouchPing! is a instant messaging client for Apple iPhone that looks and feels like the built in iPhone SMS client. It aims to provide free iPhone to iPhone (and iPod Touch over Wi-Fi) messaging.

Once you download the free Ping! application, you set up a username, and you are set. You can invite others from within the app over email, letting them know your username, and also set up whether you want push notifications or not.

Once you start a conversation, it’s very similar to SMS and it works internationally at no extra cost (aside from your international roaming costs that is).

Download Ping! from App Store

September 28, 2009

Meebo Repeater Screenshot - Access Meebo from Restricted ComputersMeebo is one of the best multi-protocol web-based instant messaging client on the market. For various reasons, there are cases where access to Meebo is restricted.

Meebo Repeater is an official application that configures the web settings allowing you to access Meebo whenever it is blocked.

This open source software "bounces" your Web traffic from one computer to another, and finally to Meebo's servers.

Just install the repeater on a computer that can access the Web freely, and then use that computer to bounce the signal to Meebo.

Download the Meebo Repeater

September 26, 2009

September 24, 2009

MessengerDiscovery Beta with Facebook ChatMessengerDiscovery 2.1 Beta, a popular addon for Windows Live Messenger, is now avaliable for beta testing. With this version users now can chat with their Facebook friends inside WLM.

Facebook Integration modifies the interface of Messenger with a list of Facebook friends. Double click a contact to open a conversation window, and conversation windows will be opened when you receive a message. There is sounds and alerts to accompany events as well.

View screenshots of MessengerDiscovery with Facebook Chat integration

Download MessengerDiscovery Beta 2.1 with Facebook Chat Support

September 23, 2009

One Instant Messenger is an multi-protocol instant messenger client developed for Windows.

One Instant Messenger offers a wide-ranging support: AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN and Jabber, but it also employs a plug-in system that makes possible the inclusion of other popular instant messaging protocols such as Gadu-Gadu, Netsend, Skype, Yahoo and more.

You have the ability to use additional features like Clock, Weather and RSS Feed Reader. You can run One Instant Messenger from a USB flash drive or other similar removable storage devices.

Download One Instant Messenger

September 18, 2009

Digsby, the multi-protocol instant messenger has been updated with a new Facebook Newsfeed and added support for MySpaceIM.

It shows the exact same stream that you see on including comments, likes, and photos. It’s also completely interactive so you can post your status, comment on stories, ‘like’ items and even browse through entire photo albums right from the Facebook Infobox.

With this new version you can now chat with all your MySpace friends right from Digsby. Just add it as an IM account in Preferences > Accounts.

Download Digsby build 65 (beta)

September 17, 2009

Top 5 Twitter Bots for Google Talk"I have been a huge fan of the IM world. It has sped up and simplified our way of communication in such a way that even the long distance between Kolkata and California seems so small. Personally I have been a big addict of the legendary Google Chat. You can do lot of interesting stuff with Google Talk like Chat with friends and colleagues, get alert notifications, save bookmarks to Delicious, manage web calendars, set reminders, write blogs, and so on.

Such features can be easily integrated into Google Talk through ‘bots’ which, in simple English, are like virtual friends who are online 24×7 and will always respond with a smile to your questions or requests. The bots work on platforms like Jabber and are coded to generate automatic response to any user query.

After WATBlog reviewed 5 best Twitter clients, I thought of compiling a list of 5 best Twitter bots for Google Talk enthusiasts..."
Continue reading : 5 Amazing Twitter Bots For Gtalk Fans!

Posted by Yash Gandhi @

September 16, 2009

Vixox"Sometime in the next few weeks, the social network's tens of millions of users will begin to be able to have high-quality voice conversations, even as its third-party developers are able to start including voice in their applications.

The new technology is not being offered by Facebook itself, however. Instead, it's from Vivox, a Boston-based company that provides the integrated voice service for virtual worlds like Second Life and EVE Online, and which already has more than 15 million users worldwide.

The service, which is currently in closed beta, will allow Facebook users to have high-fidelity conversations with anyone on their friends list. Each user, however, will have to download Vivox's plug-in. But once installed, the service works almost seamlessly with Facebook, and is intended for everything from one-to-one chat to large group discussions..."
Continue reading : Voice chat coming to Facebook

Posted by Daniel Terdiman @ cnet news

September 14, 2009

Cool Yahoo Messenger Archive Decoder ScreenshotCool Yahoo Messenger Archive Decoder allows you to decode and see yours and others yahoo messenger conversation log files (*.dat) in your computer. You won't need to login to your Yahoo Messenger to see others or your conversation nor your will need any password or internet connection to decode the archive.

Cool Yahoo Messenger Archive Decoder Features :

· Cool and easy user interface for easy browsing and to view decoded archive files.
· Automatic detection of yahoo user folders and archive files.
· No passwords required to decode archives.
· Decodes Yahoo Messenger archive without logging in.
· Decodes All Yahoo Messenger Archive Conversations (yours and others)
· Feature to decode a single file *.dat file or all the archives together.
· Export conversations to Text File
· Its free without any limitations.

Download Cool Yahoo Messenger Archive Decoder

September 11, 2009

BerryBuzz ScreenshotBerryBuzz extends your default Blackberry alert system. BerryBuzz allows you to customize the LED color for many alert types including instant messages. It keeps the LED flashing for longer than the default 15 minutes and it will repeat alerts until acknowledged so you will never miss an alert again.

BerryBuzz supports ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger and Facebook networks.

BerryBuzz Features :

# Customizable LED color for Incoming Call, Coverage Indicator, Charging Indicator, Indicator when battery fully charged (automatically turns off after customizable interval), Battery low indicator with customizable threshold
# When multiple alerts are active at the same time, every color will flash in a repeating pattern.
# Customizable rapid flashing LED for incoming phone calls
# Customizable vibrate for incoming calls. Vibrates while ringing.
# Customizable coverage indicator will flash when radio/data is/is not available
# Optional slow down or stop of LED flashing after specified time to save battery life
# Create your own customized LED colors
# Define a schedule with hours of day and days of week when all LED flashing and reminders will automatically be muted
# Optimized for minimum battery and memory usage

Try BerryBuzz

September 10, 2009

"Some of you have asked Max Messenger whether there is a possibility to display who in your contacts is “online” but has set their status to “Appear offline”. There is no such possibility! Not even using an additional program or via some websites. Those sites claim that it is possible. But that’s not true! They are phishing websites that want to get to know your Messenger sign-in credentials or just want to pull your money out of your pocket. Don’t fall for such tricks! A blocked contact sees you as online e.g. if you have added the chat window/status in your blog or website. If you don’t want this to be displayed, remove..."
Continue reading : Stay secure and don’t get phished via Messenger

Posted @ mynetx

September 09, 2009

Skype on Ericsson

"As I’ve been pretty lazy to carry my laptop around, but I like being in touch with my online contacts, I thought it might be a better idea to install a chat client in my mobile phone.

Once only possible for people with smartphones and the likes, the availability of Java apps has made “normal” phones pretty smart. I’ve scoured the net for Java chat apps which work on my Sony Ericsson K750i (yes, I’m still using that) – it’s old but still does everything well. If the apps work on my phone, it’ll work better on your newer, fancier phone (but I can’t guarantee that, of course)..."
Continue reading : 5 FREE Java-Based Chat Apps for Mobile Phones

Posted @ FriedBeef's Tech

September 07, 2009

This hack from Messenger Stuff would make your personal message in MSN/ Windows Live Messenger significantly bigger on your contacts end. It is a simple unicode exploit in the personal message parser used in Messenger.

Download this Rich Text Format file (100% safe), edit the text, emoticons and whatever else within it (excluding the odd characters) and paste it into your personal message. Your contacts should see the change on their contact list (but you won't).

Messenger Aero Switcher Screenshot

In Windows Live Messenger 2009 on Windows Vista and Windows 7, Aero is used for drawing the window frames of your contact list and conversation (chat) windows. You want the original Messenger frame back, but you don’t want to disable Aero completely in Windows?

Messenger Aero Switcher lets you disable Aero effects for Windows Live Messenger only.

In order to use Messenger Aero Switcher, you should be on Windows Vista or Windows 7 with enabled Aero, and you should have the latest Windows Live Messenger 2009 QFE2 (14.0.8089.0726) installed.

Download Messenger Aero Switcher


September 03, 2009

Dixipe ScreenshotDixipe is a multi-protocol instant messenger that allows you to have all of your contacts in one single place.

Dixipe currently supports MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, AIM and ICQ networks.

You can add phone and SMS feature. Dixipe lets you call any land line or cell phone in the word, or sending as many SMS as you want.

Dixipe is available for MS Windows or Mac OS.

Minimum requirements for Dixipe are as follows:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP. Full duplex sound card, Internet connection of 24.0 kbps or faster, Microphone and speakers (headset recommended for best results).

Download Dixipe

September 01, 2009

WLM Users Will Be Required to Upgrade to Messenger 14.0.8089Microsoft will force an upgrade on Windows Live Messenger users in September to plug a hole the company introduced when a programmer added an extra character to a code library.

Starting in mid-September, users of Messenger 8.1 and 8.5 will be required to upgrade to Messenger 14.0.8089 if they want to continue using Microsoft's instant messaging service, the company announced in a blog posted last Thursday :

"We are committed to providing a safe, secure and positive experience for our more than 300 million customers across the globe using Windows Live Messenger every month. To deliver on that commitment, beginning on August 25, we started asking our customers using versions 8.1, 8.5 and 14.0 to upgrade to the newest version of Messenger. The upgrade will provide customers with the latest software updates including code fixes and feature enhancements, as well address vulnerabilities discussed in the Microsoft Security Advisory 973882 that existed in previous versions of Windows Live Messenger...."

via Computerworld