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Kim Dotcom Launches MegaChat, End-To-End Encrypted Messaging Platform
Kim Dotcom might be bankrupt, but that hasn’t stopped him launch the new MegaChat service, an end-to-end encrypted messaging platform to compete with Skype. Going under the ‘Mega’ brand, Dotcom claimed MegaChat would be much safer than Skype due to servers being based outside the U.S., alongside end-to-end encryption... Read more
MegaChat Encrypted Service Launched
Kim Dotcom, the Internet entrepreneur, has just announced the release of an encrypted chat service, called MegaChat. The service is to compete with the widely used and Microsoft-owned, Skype. The new features will be rolled out gradually, with the initial services starting off with video-calling, Dotcom said. This news has... Read more
WhatsApp Launches Desktop Client
After six years of WhatsApp porting its messaging service to every conceivable mobile platform, the team has finally launched ‘WhatsApp Web’ for desktop. Users will be able to scan a QR code on their smartphone to gain access to WhatsApp Web. Since users sign-up to WhatsApp with their mobile... Read more
WhatsApp Bans Unofficial App Users
The messaging service WhatsApp is starting a ban on some users for a 24 hour period because they were sending and receiving messages via an unofficial client, which wasn’t made by WhatsApp. Many of the users that were affected were using Whatsapp+. This is one of the most popular third-party... Read more
Kim Dotcom Working On Encrypted Messaging Service, Named MegaChat
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has announced his team at Mega is working on an encrypted messaging service, named MegaChat, to apparently kill Skype. Kim wrote on Twitter: “Mega will soon release a fully encrypted and browser based video call & chat service including high-speed file transfers. Bye bye Skype... Read more
WhatsApp Potentially Coming to Desktop
WhatsApp is available on almost every mobile platform, including discontinued platforms like Symbian and Nokia Series 40, but has never developed a web client. New reports say WhatsApp will finally come to the desktop, after five years of availability. The new web client will use OAuth, sending a message... Read more
Skype Can Now Translate Video Calls!
When you actually stop and think about it for a moment, a service like Skype is pretty amazing. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, Skype allows you to share a video call with any other user. We’ve used it for so long we’ve probably gotten a... Read more
SeaMonkey 2.31 Released
SeaMonkey is a web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor all rolled into one easy to use and versatile application. SeaMoney’s tabbed browsing gives you a better way to surf the net. You no longer have to open one page at a time. With... Read more
TextSecure Protocol Now Used to Encrypt WhatsApp
Are you ever concerned that the messages you share between friends can ever be read by others? Most messaging services such as LINE and WhatsApp have more features than just text support; you can send audio and video as well. So should you be overly concerned about your data?... Read more
LINE for Mac Updated
LINE allows you to share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts and your location information easily with your friends and it is one of the only services in which users can interact with fellow Mac and iOS users along with many other platforms. You can get the latest news and... Read more
Apple Adds New Online Service to Deregister from iMessage
Apple will make it easier for ex-iPhone users switching to Android or Windows Phone to receive text messages, after iMessage was reportedly stopping users from receiving SMS messages on their new device. Instead of calling Apple Care to make sure the system recognizes the new smartphone, users can now... Read more
Check Out The Latest Version Of Viber For Mac!
Apple’s own iMessage app, which comes gratis with Mac OS X, is a great app.  However, it does have a drawback: it doesn’t allow cross platform messaging (Which is Really important!). Well, all is not lost! Just download the latest version of Viber: an application for Windows, Mac and... Read more
The Best Free Skype Alternatives
Whether you have long-distance family and friends to keep in touch with, conference calls to make or you just want to keep costs down, Skype is often the go-to app for making free calls and sending messages but what if you don’t want to use Skype? Well we’ve put... Read more
Citrix Releases GoToMeeting For Chrome
Video conferencing is a standard requirement in today’s business environments.  Whether people choose to use Skype or another service, they need high quality services at little or no cost.  The market has a few products that are availalble at the moment and one to look out for is Citrix‘s GoToMeeting,... Read more
New WhatsApp Screenshots Show Voice Calling
WhatsApp Messenger, the incredibly popular app that lets you send text messages for free looks to be getting a serious upgrade in the near future. Recent screenshots which have been leaked to the media show the WhatsApp service running on an iPhone with iOS 7 – and what’s unique... Read more
Line Sticks it to Skype in New Cheap Call Service
The Japanese messaging service, LINE, is about to launch a new data-based call service that is attempting to undercut the voice-call pricing structures of typical land-lines and mobile carriers.  The company announced that people in US, Mexico, Spain, Thailand and the Philippines will only have to wait a short... Read more
Nearly 5 Million People Download Telegram as Whatsapp Alternative
While WhatsApp was down over the weekend, people turned to the messaging service Telegram instead; nearly five million people signed up for the app, placing it at the top of the App Store chart. Telegram is now the number one app in the social networking category, beating WhatsApp, Facebook... Read more
Viber Blocked – is WhatsApp Next?
Government Threats Saudi Arabia may block WhatsApp within weeks.  In March, Saudi officials threatened to block popular Internet messaging, call and chat services; WhatsApp, Skype and Viber if they did not comply with local government regulations.  This latest warning was issued after the Communications and Information Technology Commission blocked... Read more