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The Latest Version Of Skype is Now Available
Skype is the world’s most popular free VOIP and instant messaging service. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the Internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions. Skype’s UI is intuitive and very easy to... Read more
WhatsApp Android Update Allows Group Mute Feature
As WhatsApp now has over half a billion active users per month, it is more than likely you use it or someone you know uses it.  WhatsApp is one of the more widely used cross platform instant messaging applications that is available on the market today.  The features are many... Read more
Twitter Adds Messaging To Vine Video App
Twitter has said that users of its Vine video app are now able to send their contacts private videos and other messages.  This is a clear indication that they are stepping up competition with Facebook in the mobile-messaging market. The new introduction means that Twitter and Facebook both now... Read more
Android Security Flaw Over WhatsApp ‘Overstated’
Popular messaging service, WhatsApp, has said that their security is just fine and that rumours about their Android security vulnerability, has been ‘overstated’.  Android’s mobile operating system has an apparent flaw that researchers claim, allows cyber criminals to steal peoples’ conversations from Whatsapp. Although Whatsapp has been updated to... Read more
Google Hangouts 2.0 For iOS Brings A Fresh Look
Ever the innovators, Google have recently announced version 2.0 of their very popular communication app, Hangouts, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new look is fresh and it feels more intuitive.  There are also some big new features. Google Hangouts version 2.0 is the best yet. The app’s... 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 4.0 Adds Stickers, Push to Talk & Android Tablet Support
Viber 4.0 has just hit app stores!  The updated app carries new features such as; Stickers, push-to-talk voice messaging, and it also has support for Android tablets. CEO Talmon Marco recently said, “This is the most exciting release we’ve had for Viber since we launched the platform…Today’s updated version... Read more