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Signal Secure Messenger: No corporate strings attached
It’s not too often you check out an app’s homepage and see an endorsement by Edward Snowden. Yet that’s exactly what you get when you visit Signal’s page, and Snowden’s endorsement makes a lot of sense considering that this is a secure messaging app.  Unlike other secure messaging apps... Read more
Discord messaging app: Not just for gamers
If you’re even a moderate gaming enthusiast, you’ve likely heard of Discord, a messaging app that prides itself on near-instant voice chat as well as the ability to communicate via text and instant messaging. If you don’t game, chances are you’re thinking “Discord, what?”  While the completely free app... Read more
Zoom Cloud Meetings: 2020 Review
In light of both the novel coronavirus outbreak and the rise of global business needs, the video-conferencing app Zoom has become wildly popular. While there are certainly other video-chat applications out there, Zoom adds in a set of tools, which, combined with the company’s renowned reliability makes it the... Read more
Update For Camfrog Lets You Video Chat With Thousands
As easy, inexpensive computer-based communication tools get more and more accessible, the features they have to offer are on the rise. One company, Camfrog, has developed a platform that lets you video chat, audio chat, text, and participate in chat room-style conversations with thousands of people…simultaneously.   This free... Read more
Viber Communication Tool Gets An Update
There are countless ways to communicate using your tech devices, and Viber just might be the most fun way. It’s free to use when making calls, chatting, or sending files to other Viber users, no matter where they are. You might be thinking, “Doesn’t Skype already do that?” and... Read more
Skype For Business Is Good For Business
Microsoft made the announcement recently that they’ve made the leap from the original Lync program (which actually used to be called the Star Trekish Microsoft Office Communicator) to Skype for Business; a separate interface from the widely-used Skype application that intends to make business calls and messaging even better than... 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
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
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
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
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
Leave Face Mail With Skype Video Messages
Last Friday, Microsoft announced the near arrival of its alternative to voice and text messages. Skype users, by way of Voice over IP, will soon be able to leave video messages for their contacts when they are unavailable and offline. Skype’s Video Messages The feature will allow the user... Read more
Record Conversations with the Skype Video Recorder
Have you ever wanted to be able to record that important Skype session?  There are many reasons why someone would want to record a Skype call.  Perhaps you are interviewing someone and want to be able to keep a record of the interview.   It could be that a business... Read more
SkypeHide: Keeping Skype Confidential
Secret messages, covert channels and hidden information may sound like something from the Bourne Ultimatum film, but it is also part of an alleged new offering from Skype. If Skype, which allows users to communicate via microphone, webcam, instant messaging and phone calls, goes ahead with the newfangled concept,... Read more
Skype versus Google Talk
The age of VoIP has certainly started to take place. Individuals no longer talk on phones – they talk on computers. Two popular VoIP providers include Skype and Google Talk. While both of these services offer chat capabilities, instant messages and video over the web, it is hard to... Read more