December 27, 2010



IgniteIM, a new IM app from the makers of TextNow, is now available to download for free in the App Store. The iOS application allows users to work with AOL / AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, MySpace, and Yahoo.

IgniteIM is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It eequires iOS 3.0 or later.

IgniteIM Screenshots :

December 23, 2010

"This post is dedicated to gtalk (includes android users too) users who have a bajillion apps installed to be able to chat with their friends on MSN/AIM/ICQ/Jabber.

Although Google don’t have any additional transport protocols on their jabber servers although we can use third party servers as a workaround.

Why?
You can chat with all your friends using android’s native gTalk client, saving memory and battery life.

How to do it?
Download Psi from http://www.psi-im.org and Install it..."
Continue reading : Using GTalk to chat with your msn messenger contacts

Posted @ Silvio's Blog

December 21, 2010

Download A-Patch for Yahoo! Messenger - Remove Ads and Enable Multi-Messenger for YMA-Patch for Yahoo! Messenger allows you to remove the advertisements displayed in the Yahoo MEssenger and also run several istances of the application at the same time.

Also, it doesn't actually patch Yahoo, all it does is add some registry entries which disable the ads and enable multi-messenger for Yahoo Messenger!

A-Patch for Yahoo! Messenger will remove Contact List advertisement and the Chat Room one. A-Patch for Yahoo Messenger does all that with a single click.

Download A-Patch for Yahoo! Messenger

Verbs ScreenshotVerbs is and instant messaging application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Verbs currently supports Google Talk.

Verbs Features:

# Retina Display Support - With full support for Apple’s amazing Retina display, Instant Messaging never looked so good.
# Files in the cloud- Verbs supports CloudApp, and you can view Images, PDFs, Office and iWork documents within the app.
# Full Multitasking support - With multitasking support, Verbs makes sure you always stay up to date with what your friends are saying.

Buy Verbs for $2.99

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December 17, 2010

Droplet USB Email And Message NotifierConnect Droplet USB Email And Message Notifier to your computer and Droplet will light up when you get new mails or messages. It supports Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail, MSN Messenger, Skype and other POP3 email accounts.

Product Specifications:

* Email + message notifier
* USB 2.0
* LED indication
* Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
* Supports Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, MSN Messager, Skype and * POP3 email accounts
* Cable length: 110cm
* Size: 95*70*70mm
* Weight: 65g

Buy Droplet USB Email And Message Notifier for US$15.00

December 16, 2010

Trillian for Android Full Version Now Available !Trillian for Android is now available on the Android Market and it's priced at $4.99. You can now chat with your friends on AIM, Facebook Chat, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ and a lot more from your Android phone.

As a Trillian user, all your contacts and accounts are automatically carried over to your new Android device. Devices as far back as 1.6 can run Trillian for Android

Robust chat features :

* Tabbed chat: Switch between many simultaneous chat sessions easily by tapping the tabs. View latest activities at a glance.

* Landscape mode: We know you want it, so we included this in the first version of our Android port! Works perfectly with phones with a sliding keyboard.

* Send emoticons, photos and buzz: Share a picture taken with your phone camera, have fun with a large variety of emoticons, and even buzz your friends to demand attention.

Get Trillian for Android

December 15, 2010

December 14, 2010

How to Use Instant Messaging to Learn a Foreign Language"...There are four dimensions of learning a foreign language: speaking, understanding, reading and writing. And there are few tools that provide a complete approach, allowing learners to develop the four skills at the same time. Instant messaging is one of these few tools.

Who does not chat with his friends via a Skype, Yahoo Messenger or MSN? I think instant message is a component of everyone’s daily life. Then, why not use instant messaging to learn a foreign language?.."
Continue reading : How can instant messaging help in learning a foreign language?

Posted @ Moso Technology

Skype for AndroidSkype team has just updated their Android app.

You can now:

-Use the app on your Samsung Galaxy S, as long as it’s running Android OS 2.2 or later. You can find out how to update your phone on the Samsung website.

-Store the app on your phone’s SD card if it’s running Android OS 2.2 or later.

If you store the app on your SD card, the data Skype uses while the app is running is still stored on the internal memory of your phone. Skype team expects this to take up around 15MB of space for most people.

To get the update, head to skype.com/m on your phone.

December 09, 2010

New Trillian 1.1 for BlackBerry Supports Landscape Messages InboxCerulean Studios has just released Trillian 1.1 for BlackBerry and it's now available on BlackBerry App World! Two of most popular feature requests, message inbox integration and landscape support, arrive in 1.1. Those of you who purchased Trillian already will receive this update free of charge.

Trillian 1.1 for BlackBerry Features:

* Landscape support.
* Messages inbox integration.
* New emoticon button and browser.
* Group contact list by service.
* Option to start Trillian on device boot.
* Much faster opening of message windows.
* ‘Connect all’ and ‘disconnect all’ options.
* BiDi language support.
* Various bugfixes and minor improvements

Download Trillian 1.1 for BlackBerry

December 07, 2010

Faceplus ScreenshotFaceplus is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to add smileys and colors in your Facebook messages.

You can customize your Facebook experience with Faceplus features:

* Add 30 smileys to your Facebook messages

* Add color and BBCode to your Facebook messages (Color, Bold, Italic, Underline)

Install Faceplus

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December 06, 2010

Chat Translator for Yahoo! MessengerChat Translator for Yahoo! Messenger is can transtate Yahoo! Messenger messages into English, French, German, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, and other 15 languages instantly.

This real-time Yahoo! Messenger Chat Translator fully supports Yahoo! Messenger V9.0 and above.

Chat Translator for Yahoo! Messenger Features :

• Convert more than 20 languages such as English, Chinses, Japanese, Korean, Russian, French and Dutch when chatting.
• Send message with real-time translation.
• Translates replies from one language into your own language.
• You can conduct instantaneous discussions with business partner from all corners of the globe.
• Enhance business opportunities with better understanding.
• Choose display "Translation only" to sent translations to your business partner as if you can speak good Chinese.
• Select "Original and translation" avoid misunderstanding.
• Stop translation whenever you want to.

Download Chat Translator for Yahoo! Messenger

November 30, 2010

Skype Video Chat Coming to Facebook

"Even before Skype revealed a deep Facebook integration last month, there was speculation that Facebook might add Skype video chat functionality within the social networking site.

Although that hasn’t happened yet, Facebook application developer Tal Ater has rekindled speculation around the idea in spotting a “VideoChat” object in Facebook’s code.

Interestingly enough, the code has several properties that refer to Skype and Skype user IDs. Ater also postulates that Facebook is testing the feature with a select group of users as the code doesn’t appear every time the page is loaded..."
Continue reading : Skype Video Chat Coming to Facebook?

Posted by Vadim Lavrusik @ Skype Video Chat Coming to Facebook?

November 29, 2010

7 Important Security Rules While Instant Messaging1. Opening pictures, downloading files or clicking links should be avoided at all cost in case it comes from someone you do not know. Do not open suspicious files or links even if they come for someone you know; try to confirm with the person on the origin of the attachment.

2. Do not reply to messages from people you don’t know if you were not expecting them. If someone you do not recognize sends you a request to add him/her to your contacts, decline the request if not sure about the indetity of the contact.

3. Unwanted messages ought to be blocked - blocking spam or messages from strangers might be easier than you think – most IM software allows you to create your own contact list.

4. Do not post sensitive information and private data in instant messages, especially refrain from sharing credit card numbers, banking details, paswords or important personal identification data like phone number or addresses. You should also avoid sharing information about your IM name or e-mail contact over the Intertnet.

5. Your Instant Messaging should also have a strong password as any other account. Always use different passwords for different accounts and other online services (such as online banking, e-mail). Do not recycle your password. If you log in on public or shared computer, make sure to uncheck the automatic login feature.

6. Avoid meeting strangers that you have met online while instant messaging. If you decide to meet someone in real person anyway, take safety precautions – bring someone along with you.

7. Turn off your Web camera if you are not using it, as some malware allows criminals and strangers to spy on you through your own webcam. If you have an integrated camera, always check the control light that it is off when you are not using it.

Posted by Victor Philip @ pcmag-mideast.com

November 25, 2010

FacebookDiscovery ScreenshotFacebookDiscovery is a desktop app that makes it more easy and lets you to keep in touch with your Facebook friends even when you are at work. It's made to work with Windows XP, 2003 Vista and 7.

FacebookDiscovery looks like Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live Messenger except without all that bloat and it only works on Facebook. This app is very lightweight with only 700KB in size.

FacebookDiscovery Features:

* Update your Facebook status easily
* Choose to show alerts for any contact event
* Fast and lightweight
* Message history, emoticons and typing notications are all supported.

Download FacebookDiscovery

November 22, 2010

Download Yahoo! Messenger 11 Beta ScreenshotThe new Yahoo! Messenger 11 Beta is now available for download. The new Yahoo! Messenger Beta offers more ways connect with friends and family. Not only can you instant message, text, and make voice and video calls, you can now play social games right within Yahoo! Messenger.

* Play socially – Play some of the most popular social games with your friends, starting with offerings from Zynga, Elex, and OMGPOP. Games include:
o Fishville and Mafia Wars from Zynga – Coming soon
o Balloono, Pool, Draw My Thing from OMGPOP
o Happy Harvest & Happy Manor from Elex

* Get your friends involved – Share your game activities and play-status so that friends can join your game and you can join theirs.

Yahoo! Messenger Beta also brings together your social experiences from across the web and provides a single destination to see what your friends are doing or let them know what you are up to.

* Keep up with friends wherever they are – View, comment on and like updates from Yahoo! Pulse, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and more, all from one place, right within Yahoo! Messenger.
* Post one status to multiple social networks – Share your Messenger status simultaneously on Yahoo! Pulse, Facebook, and Twitter.
* Chat with Facebook friends – In addition to your friends on Windows Live, you can now IM your Facebook friends right within Yahoo! Messenger.

Download Yahoo! Messenger 11 Beta

Yahoo Mass Messenger ScreenshotYahoo Mass Messenger allows you to send the same message to Yahoo users from a list (just a text file pasted into a text box ).

You can use multiple accounts in order to avoid yahoo from blocking your account (yahoo blocks an account that sends too many messages per minute to users that are not in their friends list).

Also to check if your account(s) is still sending messages you can use a verification account that checks if the messages come through (since yahoo won't notify you that your messages aren't going through).

Yahoo Mass Messenger Features:

* Multiple account send (you can add multiple - unlimited - accounts )
* Easy add recipients (just paste them in the message box) - you can paste even comma delimited yahoo accounts
* Optional use of verification account (so you are sure that your messages are getting through)
* You can use a proxy (socks)
* Configurable wait time between message sends
* Mass add to buddy list (you can choose to add a lot of users at once to your buddy list - skipping the annoying wizzard of yahoo)
* Mass send message to buddies from one account
* Mass send message to ALL buddies in ALL Accounts
* Message sending is throttled in order to avoid Yahoo to block your account from sending

Download Yahoo Mass Messenger

"A particularly malicious worm (a self-replicating computer virus) is currently trying to spread itself through many of the world's largest instant messaging and social networks, including Windows Live Messenger 2009. We’re very serious about protecting our customers, and are pursuing multiple avenues to help stop its progress. The worm spreads by inserting a link into an IM conversation with a person whose computer is already infected. When someone clicks the link, it opens in a browser, downloads the worm on the recipient’s computer, and then repeats this process.

Normally, when Messenger sees a web address in a conversation it is turned into a hyperlink which, when clicked, automatically opens in a web browser. This feature makes it very easy for the malicious worm to be unknowingly installed on your computer by clicking on the link and being sent to a web site containing the malicious software. We’re pursuing a number of activities to help protect you, working actively with industry experts and law enforcement to help stop this criminal activity.

Most notably, we’ve temporarily turned off active hyperlinks for web addresses sent in IM conversations using Windows Live Messenger 2009. You will still be able to copy a web address and paste it into a browser window if you know it to be safe, but by removing active hyperlinks from Messenger 2009, we’re taking a significant step towards stopping the unintentional spreading of this worm..."
Continue reading : Security alert: Active links in Messenger 2009 temporarily turned off to prevent a malicious worm

Posted @ Inside Windows Live

November 10, 2010

Windows Messenger1. Go to START, Click RUN

2. Copy and paste this sentence in to the command field: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

3. Click OK. You're done.

Bebo"Bebo just launched Meebo’s web-based instant messaging client across the social network and the company says a million messages have been sent already.
...
In addition a company spokesperson told me that “sharing/conversation are huge factors in the product roadmap” so this will cover video, music, gaming, and all the niche communities of Bebo’s largely teenage audience. Meebo allows users to sync up their other profiles (Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook etc) alowing them to keep up with people outside the platform..."
Continue reading : Bebo launches Meebo instant messaging, in effort to win over Chat-starved users

Posted @ Techcrunch Europe

November 08, 2010

Download Skype 5.0 Beta for MacThe new Skype 5.0 is now available for Mac in beta, introducing a revamped look and feel that simplifies navigation and provides a more Mac-like experience. For example, the Skype app has been brought together in one window for ease-of-use, and the Mac address book has been integrated, making it possible for you to call, IM and SMS your contacts when they are online or offline.

The new Skype for Mac also offers our popular new feature - group video calling - which allows you to make video calls with more than two people at a time as long as all participants are on the new Mac beta or Skype for Windows 5.0.

The new Skype for Mac also includes the following new features:

* New call control bar — Hang up, mute and more from a mini Skype toolbar that sits on top of any web pages, documents or photos you’ve got open
* Search chat content to easily navigate past conversations
* Offline IM so that you can send and receive instant messages even if the recipient is offline
* Personalise contacts via user profiles
* Quickly rejoin calls if your Internet connection fails momentarily
* Floating Contacts Monitor to see your online contacts and contact groups

Download Skype 5.0 Beta for Mac

November 05, 2010

"With the increase in the trend of web applications it has made the web experience much more easier and better too. Now the jobs that people used to do using a paid licence software which used to take long time is now being done easily staying right inside your web browser with the help of web applications which is not just only easy but also saves your valuable time like we previously mentioned about Creating PowerPoint presentation from Facebook Photo albums.

Like that now you can now even make chat with people on your different IM accounts staying right inside your Web browser window with the help free web applications that just makes your internet experience even more easier. It means you don’t need to download and install any softwares just for chatting. Here I have listed down 12 best online web applications that are the alternatives of your desktop messenger softwares..."
Continue reading : 12 Online alternatives to desktop messenger Softwares

Posted @ Bloganol

November 04, 2010

mTalk ScreenshotmTalk is a multi-protocol chat client for mobile phones. mTalk currently supports Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk networks.

You can also access information such as weather, traffic, astrology, flight information, news and receive IMs while running other applications.

mTalk Standard and Premier Versions support Yahoo, MSN, AIM, ICQ, Jabber (Non SSL) and Google Talk. Enterprise versions support Lotus IM, Microsoft LCS, SIP, Reuters LCS and Jabber (SSL).

mTalk Unified Messenger supports Palm, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Sony Ericsson, Java and Brew handhelds at this time.

Download mTalk

ClicksAndWhistles ScreenshotClicksAndWhistles is a free IRC client that supports multiple "identities", floating or MDI windows, multi-server connection, unicode (utf-8), text and paragraph formatting, customizable colour schemes/themes, background .PNG images and outline/shadow fonts, favorite channels and customizable message strings

ClicksAndWhistles Features:

· Support for multiple "identities"
· Support for multiple server connections
· Channel favourite list
· Floating (desktop) and MDI windows
· Themes, PNG image backgrounds and outline fonts
· Pop-up and sound event notifications
· Unicode (UTF-8) support
· Text formatting support (including coloured and bold/italic/underline fonts)
· Channel and user logging
· File transfers (DCC SEND)
· Customizable message text

Download ClicksAndWhistles

November 03, 2010

Kik Messenger ScreenshotKik Messenger is a free smartphone to smartphone messenger, similar to BlackBerry Messenger but cross platform. Kik Messenger can be downloaded to most BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices.

You can message your friends while avoiding carrier fees by using your data plan. Since you have removed the SMS messaging capabilities only people who have the Kik Messenger application can receive Kik messages. Each Kik message that is sent uses a very small amount of data, less than 1 KB per message.

Kik Messenger uses data to send messages so any roaming data charges from your carrier would apply. It helps to use WIFI whenever possible but Kik also works on 2G and 3G networks.

To download Kik Messenger, go to www.kik.com/m on your smartphone and your exact device will detected and your download will begin shortly.

November 02, 2010

Dynatalk ScreenshotDynaTalk is an easy-to-use application that allows you to send and receive text messages on a local network. DynaTalk doesn't require special configuration or dedicated servers. Just install DynaTalk on two or more computers and run it – you will be able to exchange messages immediately by sending messages to a computer from the list of DynaTalk-enabled computers.

DynaTalk supports any existing version of Windows, from Windows 95 to XP and Vista.

DynaTalk Features:

* Send messages or answer them with chat-style tools. You don’t have to fill in complex dialog boxes.
* Works as an autoresponder while you are absent or don't want to be disturbed.
* Define a hot key for quick calling.
* Works in the system tray and doesn't take up space on your Windows taskbar.
* Select a custom icon for your computer in the list of DynaTalk-enabled computers.
* Send a message to several addresses at once.

Download DynaTalk (free evaluation version )

October 28, 2010

Yahoo Decode 7 ScreenshotYahoo Decode 7 is a simple application that will help you read all yahoo messenger archived messages and conferences without knowing the user's password.

Once you decode the archive you can save conversations in text or html format.

You can also search for keywords in conversations.

Other option is that you can view past avatar images.

Download Yahoo Decode 7

October 27, 2010

ChatBlocker ScreenshotChatBlocker is a parental control application for moderating and restricting chat conversations. With ChatBlocker, you can easily setup time slots in which you wish to allow chat conversations - and when you do not want to allow them.

ChatBlocker utilizes an advanced heuristic-based technology that blocks and filters chatting and instant messages. Below is a list of chat and instant messaging platforms that ChatBlocker is currently compatible with:

America Online, AOL Instant Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger Express, xcite Messenger, MSN Messenger, web MSN Messenger, Odigo, Messenger.Net, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Messenger, Dead AIM, Trillian, Extreme Messenger, ICQ / ICQLite, mIRC

Buy ChatBlocker for $39.95

BeejiveIM for Android ScreenshotBeejiveIM is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that supports AIM/iChat/MobileMe, MSN/Windows Live, Yahoo!, Facebook, MySpace, GoogleTalk, ICQ and Jabber.

BeejiveIM is now available for Anroid phones. To purchase ($9.99) visit the Android Market on your Android smartphone.

Beejive offer a 30 day trial of BeejiveIM for Android. Go to www.beejive.com/android on your Android smartphone and following the instructions found there to download and install the trial.

BeejiveIM for Android requires Android OS 2.0 or higher.

October 26, 2010

Messenger for Mac 8 ScreenshotYesterday Messenger for Mac 8 came out of beta. It will be available (soon) as part of the Office for Mac 2011 suite, and is also available as a free standalone download.

Messenger for Mac 8 provides real-time collaboration between Mac users and their Messenger friends, whether those friends are using Messenger on a PC, phone, through Hotmail, or on another Mac.

You can use instant messaging, audio, and video calls to communicate with your Messenger contacts by signing in with your Windows Live ID. Windows Live IDs include all e-mail accounts ending in "@live.com", "@hotmail.com", "@msn.com" and other accounts registered with Windows Live.

System Requirements:

* Supported Operating Systems:Apple Mac OS X
* Operating System Versions: Mac OS X v10.5.8 or a later version of Mac OS
* Voice: Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device. Sample devices include: A built-in Apple iSight webcam, an external Apple iSight webcam, or other Mac-compatible audio devices
* Video: Compatible Webcams. Sample devices include: A built-in Apple iSight webcam or an external Apple iSight webcam

Download Messenger for Mac 8

October 25, 2010

VoiceChatter ScreenshotVoiceChatter is a free, cross-platform voice communication (chat) application. It was designed with gaming in mind, but can be used for many other purposes. VoiceChatter supports all major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac).

VoiceChatter Features:

* Talk with friends, family, or teammates over a fast and clear connection
* Ability to use text chat for anyone without a microphone
* Native client and server support for all 3 major platforms (Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux)
* Automatic microphone volume normalization
* Admin features including kick/ban and move clients
* Ability to define users and groups for granting admin privileges
* Remote admin interface, allowing 3rd party applications to admin servers while they are running
* Recording voice conversations
* Saved server list for easily managing any servers that you use
* Password protected servers and channels
* Nested channels
* Codec quality/bandwidth usage control
* Support for ALSA, OSS, Windows MME, DirectSound, and CoreAudio
* Voice activated transmission
* User comments
* Text to speech and/or audio file event notifications
* Private (user to user) messaging
* Talk in more than one channel at the same time

Download VoiceChatter

October 22, 2010

Yahoo ! Mobile Web Messenger Now Offers Free SMSWeb-based version of Yahoo Messenger Mobile now offers SMS capabilities. In addition to the usual instant messages and emoticons, you can now send text messages from Messenger to your friends’ mobile phones for free.

The following updates have been made to the latest version of Mobile Web Messenger:

* Send SMS for free to your IM friends or to any mobile numbers

* Enhanced Searchbox allows you to look up contacts by their usernames or phone numbers in your Yahoo! Address book and IM contact list

* Easy toggle between SMS and IM conversations

Whether you have a smartphone, or standard feature phone, if you have a data plan, Mobile Web Messenger can run on your phone. No setup is required – Just enter m.yahoo.com/messenger into the mobile browser on your phone, and you’ve got Yahoo! Messenger.

October 20, 2010

Messenger Plus! Live 4.90.392 ScreenshotMessenger Plus! Live is a plugin for Windows Live Messenger that will add lots of features and extras like Tabbed chats, Polygamy, Event viewer and event logging,
Personalized Status, Custom Sounds etc.

The new version Messenger Plus! Live 4.90.392 is now compatible with Windows Live Messenger 2011 Final.

What's New in This Release:

· Skinning: comments enclosed in "/* */" are now supported in style files.
· Once the installation is completed succesfully, a web based 'Thank you' page will be launched.
· Once the uninstallation is completed succesfully, a call is made to Messenger Plus! servers for statistical purpose.
Compatibility with Messenger 2011 Beta 1 has been removed and replaced by compatibility with the Final version (still un-supported and requires disabling safe mode):
· Skinning is now supported in Messenger 2011 with the exception of custom window shapes.
· Skinning: UIB files can all be properly decoded and re-encoded (windows definitions and styles can be skinned).
· Skinning: resources from new locations are now extracted from Messenger.

Download Messenger Plus! Live 4.90.392

October 18, 2010

Download Hasha Video Chat

October 18, 2010

Hasha Video Chat ScreenshotHasha Video Chat is software designed on Adobe Flash technology. It provides environment and features to enable interactive multi user audiovisual and text communication.

Hasha Video Chat also offers a simultaneous translation enabling feature which allows interpreter connection to ongoing chat session.

Hasha Video Chat Features:

· audiovisual communication among 5 users at the same time.
· text chat among all users in chat room
· turn on/off incoming/outgoing video and/or audio streams
· users can create their own chat rooms
· chat rooms can be protected by password
· chat room owner can control room entering and can allow or disallow chat room members audio and video streams
· audio signal (spoken word) can be translated by an interpreter to all other users. · adverts area – ad messages of various formats (text, image, Flash) from various ad networks can be integrated per request
· screen sharing feature can be added per request

Try / Buy Hasha Video Chat

October 15, 2010

New Skype 5.0 Suppports Facebook News Feed and Group Video CallingNew Skype 5.0 has now Facebook News Feed and Phonebook. Skype team revitalised the look and feel, making voice and video calling, instant messaging, screen sharing and file sharing intuitive and easy to navigate. And you can now bring even more of your family and friends together with the new group video calling feature available in open beta.

With Facebook integration, you can:

* see your Facebook News Feed in Skype
* post status updates that can be synced with your Skype mood message
* comment and like friends’ updates and wall posts
* call and SMS your Facebook friends on their mobile phones and landlines
* make a free Skype-to-Skype call if your Facebook friend is also a Skype contact

Download Skype 5.0

October 14, 2010

a2Skype - Auto Answer Tool for Skypea2Skype is a small and easy to use Skype autoanswer application.

The following are basic features of a2Skype:

1. Answer your Skype incoming calls automatically with either video or not using a preset of Skype IDs.

2. Save your selected automatic answer list

3. Load your automatic answer list on every start-up

Download a2Skype

October 13, 2010

Yahoo! Messenger App for iPhone 2.0The latest version of Yahoo! Messenger App for iPhone is now available on the App Store. Yahoo! Messenger users on iPhone can now make free voice and video calls to their Messenger friends, low cost calls to land line or mobile phones — plus get new features like multitasking, instant notifications and free SMS.

# Video calls: Make video calls and stream live video one-to-one
# Voice calls: Make free voice calls to your Yahoo! Messenger friends
# Low cost voice calls: Talk to your friends on their land line or mobile phone, and make low cost international calls
# Multitask: Work with other iPhone apps while Yahoo! Messenger runs in the background
# Send free SMS messages via Yahoo! Messenger
# Get notified for every message: Know when a new message arrives whether the app is running, in the background, or even if it’s not open
# Show and tell: Capture and share iPhone photos and video in real-time, with your Yahoo! Messenger buddies
# Bring your friends in one place: Add your Windows Live Messenger contacts to your buddy list
# Be creative: Use rich text and personal expressions, like emoticons and avatars, to update your friends
# Enhanced performance: Get a simpler, faster, richer Yahoo! Messenger experience at your fingertips

October 12, 2010

imo.im video chat windowimo.im is a web-based multi-network instant messaging service that supports multiple protocols (AIM, Facebook, GTalk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo). imo.im team recently updated a video chat feature that promotes social networking.

The new and improved video chat features a larger video window and it automatically reconnects to the server if the connection goes down.

imo.im’s video chat features:

# Stay in touch with friends on different protocols without having to download or install additional audio or video software (as long as you have flash installed on your browser): AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo!

# Resize the video chat window

# Customize the settings – Adjust the volume, video quality, and display settings

Go to imo.im

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October 11, 2010

How to Create Your Own Chat Room in Google Talk

"In my previous article, I’ve explained how Gtalk bots can become useful “friends” to talk with! Gtalk is one of the popular chat clients but unfortunately, unlike Yahoo, it doesn’t support “Chat Rooms”. You can only chat with your friends whom you’ve already added in your chat list.

But, wait!

There is something which can serve the purpose. You can now create your own chat room to add your buddies in it and discuss anything with the whole group..."
Continue reading : Create your own chat room in Google talk

Posted @ The complete Tech Portal

October 05, 2010

Skype for AndroidSkype is now available on a wide range of Android phones.

With the new app, you can make free Skype-to-Skype calls, and send and receive IMs for free, one-to-one or with a group.

To make calls to phones abroad, simply dial the number in Skype and pay with Skype Credit – or make unlimited calls with a subscription.

If you already use Skype on a computer, you'll see your full contact list when you sign in to Skype on your Android phone. If not, you can set up an account and be ready to go in minutes.

You can download Skype from the Android Market, or from skype.com/m on your phone. You’ll need Android OS 2.1 or later – check Settings > About if you’re not sure what version your phone is running.

via Skype Blog

"This is a post to alert anyone who may not have realized that the new Windows Live Messenger 2011 no longer allows users to a display a friendly name. Alternatively Microsoft now display your real name, which is linked to your Windows Live profile and instead allows customization through the personal message feature."
Continue reading : Reminder: New Windows Live Messenger gets rid of display names

Posted @ Messenger Stuff

October 01, 2010

Download Windows Live Messenger 2011 Final (build 15.4.3502.922) ScreenshotWindows Live Essentials 2011 for Windows 7 and Windows Vista is now available for download. Windows Live Messenger 2011 (Windows Live Messenger build 15.4.3502.922) has been released as a final non-beta build, the first major update since January 2009. The release was part of the official release of Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Windows Live Messenger 2011 Features:

# Find and add friends, Import friends, Set your favorite friends, Add friends to categories, See who's online and start chatting, Send an offline message, Send a message to a mobile phone, Send messages to social networks, Set your display picture and create dynamic displays, Change your theme, Add a badge, Update your profile, Customize how friends appear, Full screen view in Messenger

# Connect your social networks, Connect web services to Messenger, Get updates from Hotmail, See photos from your friends, Add comments to social updates, Set your favorite friends, Full screen view in Messenger, Block social updates, Notification settings, Add your social networks to Messenger, Messenger Companion, Set your status message, or share a photo or a link, Share content from other websites in Messenger

# Full screen video chat, Share photos or videos while chatting in HD video, Leave a video message, Share photos, Search with Bing, Send a file, Add a display picture,
Play games together,

# Set your privacy level, See what others see about you, Appear offline to some people but not others, Notification settings, Manage your connected services, Block social updates

# Use Messenger on the web, Chat from your Hotmail inbox, Messenger Companion, Share content from other websites in Messenger, Go mobile, Send a message to a moblile phone

Download Windows Live Messenger 2011 Final (build 15.4.3502.922)

September 30, 2010

TalkMyPhone is an open source application that enables you to control your Android device from Google Talk. It's very similar to Android-notifier, TalkMyPhone does not need WiFi or Bluetooth enabled. It can be useful for those who prefer typing sms on a real keyboard.

TalkMyPhone opens a GTalk conversation with you and forward you the incoming SMS, notify you of incoming calls and your battery state. Additionally, using simple commands, you can reply to incoming SMS, send new SMS and read the last 5 SMS from a contact. Other useful commands include making the phone ring for example if you want to find it by sound, geolocalise the phone so you can find it on googlemaps, copy text to the keyboard and open any url.

Install TalkMyPhone from the Android Market

September 28, 2010

Download Meebo for BlackBerry

September 28, 2010

Download Meebo for BlackBerryThe web-based IM service Meebo released a new instant messaging app for Blackberry. Meebo for BlackBerry is free and supported on all 8000 & 9000 series devices. This includes both trackball and touchscreen models. Your device must be running OS 4.5 or better.

You can add IM accounts to your Meebo ID either through the Meebo app or through meebo.com. Once you have added an account in either place, you will be able to see it however you log into Meebo.

Meebo for BlackBerry Features:

# Access your full Meebo chat history with any user.

# Transition seamlessly from a conversation on your BlackBerry to your desktop and back. Synchronized IM sessions, smart notifications, and location control.

# The app works equally well with all BlackBerry models with a trackball or touchscreen.

Download Meebo for BlackBerry

September 23, 2010

Cowbell IRC Bot ScreenshotCowbell is an IRC Bot. This means it can connect to IRC and provide services to other users of IRC. Amongst the services Cowbell comes with by default are:

· Worldwide weather forecast capability
· Web search (provides the first result for given keywords)
· Alarm clock (timed reminders)
· Ping and nslookup services
· Dictionary and definition services.
· Channel service (account management, op/deop, kick/ban, etc)

All functionality in Cowbell is implemented with plugins, so there's no limit to the amount of features and services Cowbell can have.

Download Cowbell

September 22, 2010

Squiggle - Free LAN Messenger

September 22, 2010

Squiggle ScreenshotSquiggle is a free LAN messenger that does not require a server. Just download and run it and you're ready to talk to everyone on your LAN.

Squiggle Features:

* Server-less LAN chat
* Group chat
* No installation required. Just download, unzip and run
* File Transfer
* Spell Check
* Emoticons
* Display message
* Tray popups for online/offline users.

Downlaod Squiggle

September 20, 2010

Windows Live Messenger 2011 Second Public Beta Facebook Integration

"Today we’re releasing an update to Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta. One of the main reasons we release betas is to allow early adopters to enjoy our products and provide feedback on their experience.
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We’re always working to improve the performance and quality of our services and we’ve made significant progress in this area in today’s beta update. This includes things like decreasing the time it takes to start each program or render each webpage, and improving the quality of your experiences. It often takes hundreds of small improvements and optimizations to better the final experience. Here are some of the many improvements you’ll see in this area:"
Continue reading : Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta refresh

Download Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta

Posted by Chris Jones @ Inside Windows Live

September 17, 2010

OpenItsMe Screenshot - Chat Online and Share Files with PeoplOpenItsMe allows you to chat with your friends, search for files they shared on their computer, download files from them, share files, view friends’ photos instantly, read RSS news and more. It combines instant messaging software, P2P application, photo viewer, music player and RSS reader.

Media players inside application lets you play music and video files on hard disk and files you downloaded.

OpenItsMe Features:

• Chat with people
• Search for files your friend shared
• Download files from friend's computer
• View photos from friend's computer
• Play friend's music
• Watch friend's videos
• Comment on friend's photos, music and videos
• Share files with friends
• Read RSS news

Download OpenItsMe