July 30, 2010

Skype for iPhone Now Supports Multitasking

"In May, we upgraded our iPhone app to allow users to make calls over 3G data connections. Today, I’m pleased to introduce a brand new version of the app. It allows you to make calls with high quality sound, and supports multitasking. This means you can receive Skype calls while other apps are running, even when your iPhone is locked. And during a call, you can keep the conversation going while you switch to another task, such as checking a movie listing or reading an email..."
Continue reading : iPhone update: now supports multitasking, no additional charges for calling over 3G

Posted by Peter Parkes @ Skype Blog

July 29, 2010

Facebook Spy  ScreenshotIMMonitor Facebook Spy allows you to monitor, block or record Facebook chat conversations remotely. You can save all captured messages to HTML files for later processing. It monitors all conversations without the use of client software installed on the remote computer. No one will know how their Facebook conversations is being blocked or recorded and it will never stop working until you close it.

Facebook Spy Features:

* Capture and archives Facbook conversations from any computer on the network.
* Record or Block Facbook chat conversations.
* Export all captured messages to HTML files
* Automatically send the chat logs to your e-mail or FTP for remote viewing.
* Password and hot key protection.
* Run in stealth mode.
* Start capturing on the program startup.
* User safe, easy, and powerful.

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July 27, 2010

Messenger Companion ScreenshotMessenger Companion is a browser plugin which lets you quickly share and discover what your friends have shared online. It lets you view the links your friends are sharing, comment on them, and even share something you’ve come across. And if you’ve connected your social networks to Windows Live, Messenger Companion works across all of them.

If you want to check out all recent links shared on a site, all you need to do is use Messenger Companion button in IE. When you join in a conversation, your comment gets posted back to social network your friend used to share link. When you share link through Messenger Companion , it'll update your status in Messenger, and all your friends in Messenger will get an update from you about the link you shared.

Messenger Companion is available to anyone using Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8. You can get it now by installing the Windows Live Essentials beta.

via Inside Windows Live

July 26, 2010

EnvolveEnvolve allows group chats and private chats with people viewing the same website as you. By adding two lines of code you can embed a Facebook style chat to your website.

Envolve doesn't require login to begin chatting and it works on all major browsers (IE7+, Safari, Chrome, FireFox and Opera).

Envolve Features:

#Topical Conversations - Select a chat tab you're interested in or create your own by clicking 'New Chat'.
# Uninterrupted Browsing - Go from page-to-page and chats come with you.
# Real-Time Translation
# Shareable Chats - Each chat has a custom short URL.
# View real-time statistics and read old chats that have occured on your website.

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July 22, 2010

Skype Auto Answer ScreenshotSkype Auto Answer is a handy, easy to use application specially designed to answer pre-set Skype ID incoming calls automatically

Skype Auto Answer can also open the video for the skype. This tool can be used as a video monitor.

An interesting feature is the update Skype mood to twitter account one.

Download Skype Auto Answer

July 21, 2010

Yahoo! Messenger IM SDK now available! Yahoo! team today announced that they’ve opened up the Yahoo! Messenger platform for developers. Yahoo! Messenger IM SDK offers developers a trusted platform to manage contact and group lists, presence information, real- time instant communications, and data transfer to and from clients instantly throughout the world. From Yahoo! Messenger Blog :

...We tried to make our SDK as simple to use as possible. We’ve exposed a new REST API for the Yahoo! Messenger platform — the same API that we use with our own products. So we know that it’s rock solid. In fact, all you need is a little knowledge of HTTP and JSON and you’ll be up and running in no time, no matter what programming environment you’re using. The SDK contains all the key Yahoo! Messenger features that you’ve come to expect, including real-time presence, contact-list management, instant messaging, file transfers, and user-image management....
Make sure you read the documentation that provides best practices, guidelines for using the service, Messenger logos, and test cases to make sure your application is working properly.

July 20, 2010

WhatsApp Messenger ScreenshotWhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messaging app which allows you to exchange messages with your friends and contacts without having to pay for SMS.

WhatsApp Messenger is cross platform and is currently available for iPhone and BlackBerry and iPhones and BlackBerries can message each other too. To send and receive messages, WhatsApp utilizes your existing smartphone internet data plan: 3G/EDGE (or Wi-Fi when available).

In addition to messaging, both iPhone and BlackBerry WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Download for iPhone from iTunes App Store
Download for BlackBerry

July 19, 2010

"VOiP clients Fring and Skype are engaged in a war of words over video calling and alleged service blocks. Of course, the real losers are the end users.

Fring is a relatively small player when compared to Skype, but it has been successful in large part because the service is interoperable with other VOiP services, including GoogleTalk, SIP and Skype. The fact that you can make Fring-to-Skype calls within the Fring app has been a real boon for platforms that either have limited Skype support or for users who want to take advantage of some of Fring’s other features..."
Continue reading : Skype and Fring Go to War Over VOiP Video Calls

Posted by Christina Warren @ Mashable

Whisper IM ScreenshotWhisper IM is a secure IM client that provides end-to-end encryption over a XMPP/Jabber network.

The encryption system (The Whisper Protocol) is designed for instant messanging, is IM protocol and platform neutral. It uses 160bit Twofish keys, RSA (3072bit modulus) for session key encryption and DSS for signing.

Whisper IM Features:

· All standard instant messenging features (messages, one to one chat, group chat, online presence, etc.).
· Signed and encrypted chat/messages/groupchat using strong crypto.
· Gateway/Transport support - chat on ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, AIM, etc.
· Clean and tidy user interface.
· Easy to use.
· Flexible visual and sound alerts.
· Context sensitive help.
· Service Discovery (DISCO) Tool.
· Multi-lingual capable (currently supports English UK/US, Deutsch (German), Française (French) and basic Svenska (Swedish).
· SSL connections.
· SOCKS Proxy support.
· Highly configurable.
· Auto away, emoticons, etc.

Download Whisper IM

July 13, 2010

Microsoft has integrated Facebook and Windows Live Messenger into Outlook

"Microsoft is announcing today that it has integrated Facebook and Windows Live Messenger into Outlook, bringing the streams of millions of Facebook users into inboxes across the world.

Last year, Microsoft launched Outlook Social Connector, a plugin that syncs social networking feeds with your Outlook contacts, giving you immediate data on what they are doing and thinking. It started last year with LinkedIn integration, but soon the company announced MySpace and Facebook were coming..."
Continue reading : Microsoft Launches Outlook Facebook Integration [Exclusive]

Posted by Ben Parr @ Mashable

July 09, 2010

Trillian for AndroidCerulean Studios recently announced that Android version of their popular all-in-one instant messenger, Trillian, is coming soon.

Trillian for Android will include following features:

# Connect to Facebook Chat, Windows Live, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP and MySpaceIM
# Synchronize your contacts, avatars, status, accounts and more with your Trillian-enabled desktop or mobile apps
# Get notified easily with Android notification system integration
# Contact list sorting, grouping, metacontacts support, privacy settings and various ways to organize
# Set status, avatar and display name quickly in one simple screen
# Tabbed chat windows with bubble view, photo transfer, buzz and emoticon support
# Support for Android phones as far back as version 1.6 – works with your good old T-Mobile G1 or the newest HTC Evo 4G or Motorola Droid!

Trillian for Android Screenshots:

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July 08, 2010

Gizmo5 by Google - Unreleased Google Voice Desktop App

"When Google acquired Skype competitor Gizmo5 in November 2009 it wasn’t much of a stretch to anticipate a soft phone application for Google Voice to be coming soon. A few months later we heard that Google was dogfooding Google Voice Desktop internally. But then last month we learned that Google was delaying any launch of the product, and may be scrapping it entirely, because Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin don’t want Google to be in the business of creating software outside of the browser.

We’ve asked our sources for screen shots of what Google Voice Desktop looks like. We didn’t get those, but we did get something better – the actual application. We’ve taken a video (above) showing what the application looks like, showing both outbound and inbound calls. This is mostly still branded Gizmo5, although the sign up screen says “Gizmo5 by Google,” and it is fully integrated with the Google Voice service, address book, etc. The Desktop application was also automatically added as one of my phones in the Google Voice for the browser. We don’t know if this is the current internal release or something more dated..."
Continue reading : Exclusive Video Of Unreleased Google Voice Desktop App

Posted by Michael Arrington @ Techcrunch

July 07, 2010

Skype vs. Google Voice

July 07, 2010

Skype vs. Google Voice

"In November 2009, Google purchased VoIP provider Gizmo5 to enhance the Google Voice platform and challenge Skype’s supremacy in the growing Mobile VoIP segment. Launched as an “invitation only” service, Google Voice is now available to all U.S. residents and has met with an overwhelming customer response.

Many users and analysts believe that the next step forward for Google Voice is to transition from a browser-based client to a desktop client. However, unconfirmed news suggest that Google has ruled out any plans to build a desktop application for Google Voice any time soon. This move has prompted Google fans to create an online petition, asking Google to release a desktop version of the VoIP client. If the company does give in to its fans requests, it is surely bound to be an interesting tussle between Google and Skype..."
Continue reading : Google Voice vs. Skype: Game On!

Posted by Gaurav Kheterpal @ thetelecomblog.com

July 06, 2010

How to Speed Up Hotmail By Disabling Windows Live Messenger Autoload

"One of the goals of the Windows Live Wave 4 release was to improve interaction between Windows Live components. One of these improvements is the better integration of Windows Live Messenger into web services such as Hotmail.

Windows users who open the Hotmail website in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will for instance notice that Windows Live Messenger is opened automatically. This can slow down the startup of Hotmail severely with some users reporting that Hotmail did not work at all..."
Continue reading : Speed Up Hotmail By Disabling Windows Live Messenger Autoload

Posted @ ghacks.net

July 05, 2010

Paltalk Password Recovery will help you recover the login and password information saved in Paltalk, PaltalkScene and SuperIM.

This tool will also recover other passwords you have instore in paltalk such as ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, if you forgot any password of them. It supports all versions of Paltalk. All passwords are recovered instantly, regardless of the length of passwords.

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Trillian Password Recovery is a professional tool to instantly recover lost or forgotten Trillian passwords. All versions of Trillian instant messenger are supported (Trillian Basic, Trillian Pro and Trillian Astra).

Trillian Password Recovery supports multiple accounts including AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC (Internet Relay Chat), etc.

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July 02, 2010

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July 01, 2010

Vodburner ScreensohtVodburner allows you to record Skype video falls and edit for free.

VodBurner is free to install. Recording Skype-to-Skype calls with other VodBurner users is completely free of charge. There are no time limits or other limitations. Recording calls with non-VodBurner users is also free, but recordings have a VodBurner watermark added to them. Basic video editing (add/remove transitions, skip segments, add basic captions) is completely free of charge. Advanced video editing (add text, pictures, audio) is free for calls with other VodBurner users.To produce videos without the watermark, or to use Advanced video editing for calls to non-VodBurner users, you can purchase a VodBurner subscription. Click here for pricing details.

VodBurner Features:

* Create complete video productions directly from Skype calls.
* Record both sides of any Skype video conversation, directly to your hard disk.
* Captures at full frame rate and maximum resolution for the best quality possible.
* Once the call is complete, generate a single complete video, incorporating both sides of the call, with just a couple of clicks.
* Edit the video prior to publishing, using the built in Post-Production Console.
* Alter which camera is used at any point (this side, other side or both sides).
* Trim portions of the call so they do not appear in the final production.
* Add text captions to the final production, with the ability to alter font, color and background.
* Add pictures to the final production.
* Add background audio to the final production, with professional fading options and volume control.
* Generate ASF/WMV files suitable for uploading directly to YouTube and other services.
* Upload directly to YouTube for public or private sharing.
* Generate video with your choice of aspect ratio and resolution.
* Anti-drift technology keeps both sides of the call in sync.
* Ideal for podcast interview recording.
* Ideal for recording shared desktop sessions.

Download Vodburner

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Yahoo! Messenger for AndroidYahoo! Messenger Android App is now available for download via the Android Market globally, and support OS 2.0 or higher, including the popular Motorola Droid, HTC Incredible, Google Nexus One.

Yahoo! Messenger App for Android Features:

* Easily message friends, check friends’ status updates and availability and update their personal status and availability
* Multitask and stay connected with the App working in the background; with push notifications, consumers can easily catch new messages and friend requests
* Full use of emoticons and rich text formatting
* Send photos to friends directly from the phone’s camera or the photo gallery
* Chat with MSN/Windows Live Messenger friends
* Send instant messages to friends via SMS text message*

How to download Yahoo! Messenger on your Android phone :

Go to the Android Market on your phone, search for ‘Yahoo! Messenger’, click on “Install” to download the app