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5 Free Messaging Apps for Windows 10
It has never been so easy to communicate via the internet. It’s getting to the point where the youth of today don’t know the difference between an SMS or MMS text. That’s because there are so many free messaging apps for us to use when we want and how... Read more
Google’s New Chat App Allo Is Here…But With Less Privacy Than Previously Advertised
Say Hello to Allo, Google’s answer to WhatsApp, Viber and a host of other similar apps. It was only four months ago that Google announced two new communication apps; Duo for video calling, which launched last month, and Allo which is fresh on the market this week.   And... Read more
Viber Latest Messaging Platform To Add Encryption
Viber has followed WhatsApp example and is the latest messaging platform to add end-to-end encryption for its users. If the FBI’s debacle involving an iPhone 5 has shown us anything, it’s the tech users do value their privacy. The resentment surrounding the court case to compel Apple to create... 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
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
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
Rakuten Buys Viber For $900 Million
The messaging app Viber has been in the news of late, whether it is because of threatening bans from certain governmental authorities or takeover bids.  But finally it appears as though one such firm had the correct figure in mind and coupled with the right package too.  Japanese e-commerce... 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
Viber Adds Doodle Feature to Android App
Viber, the Mobile messaging and VoIP service provider, has introduced a new ‘doodle’ feature to its Android application, which allows users to graffiti over photos or create drawings from scratch. The recent update comes close to three months after Viber increased its Skype-rivaling credentials by rolling out video-calling apps for Windows... 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