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If you're an Android user, you'd better hope that a stranger doesn't send you a video message in the near future -- it might compromise your phone. Security researchers at Zimperium have discovered an exploit that lets attackers take control if they send a malware-laden MMS video. The kicker is...

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If you like using Skype, but the only connection you have in Squankville, USA is at an internet cafe, now you have an option. Microsoft has opened Skype for Web (beta) to all users in the UK and US on Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Provided you're on OS X or Windows, you'll be able...

June 5th 2015 at 12:19pm 0 Comments
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Listen up, OSX users: with the new Hangouts update from Google you might actually want to use the official app rather than Adium. It consolidates your contacts on the left side of one window and puts your chats on the right as you'll see below. It's pretty simple and intuitive and is rocking Mount...

May 22nd 2015 at 4:20am 0 Comments
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Wish you could have the Facebook Messenger experience somewhere other than your mobile device? Pine no more because now it's available on the web (it's a platform now, remember?). As Slashgear notes, it's essentially the app experience but living inside your browser. Simply head over to Messenger....

April 8th 2015 at 3:11pm 0 Comments
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After denying reports that its ChatOn service was close to being disbanded on a region-by-region basis, Samsung has announced in Korea that it's going away. According to Yonhap News, Samsung's statement said it will close up shop on February 1st. It's not immediately clear whether or not that will...

December 18th 2014 at 8:59pm 0 Comments
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Samsung may have shut down some of its services in recent months, but ChatOn? It's not going anywhere. While The Korea Times claimed that Samsung was going to drop its messaging service on a "region-to-region" basis because it wasn't making cash, the company tells The Verge that those rumors are...

November 26th 2014 at 10:34am 0 Comments
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BlackBerry isn't shy about borrowing features to keep BBM relevant in the messaging world; it added stickers to challenge WhatsApp, and now it's taking a page from Snapchat's book. The latest version of BBM introduces a timed messaging feature that lets you determine when messages and photos expi...

November 3rd 2014 at 2:11am 0 Comments
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If you've ever had a Facebook friend in need of some money, you may soon have a way to pay them without much fuss. Stanford student Andrew Aude has shown off hidden code in Facebook Messenger's iOS app that will let you send funds much in the same way that you share a photo; you just have to add...

October 5th 2014 at 5:36pm 0 Comments
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There's a distinctive sound your computer makes when an online friend is trying to get your attention. Sometimes its high pitched, other times its a low, warm tone, but regardless of your chat software, the onomatopoeia probably reads something like "bleep" which -- by no coincidence, we're sure -...

July 30th 2014 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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Facebook Messenger used to lag behind other messaging apps like Line or Viber when it came to sending media files. The key phrase here is "used to," because its developers just gave it an instant video-sending feature on top of the voice- and photo-sharing functions they added in April. Now, when...

June 13th 2014 at 3:32am 0 Comments
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Skype has been lavishing attention on its Android and Windows Phone messaging apps as of late, but it's now time for the iPhone client to get a makeover -- and it's one of the company's biggest overhauls in recent memory. The new software brings a much fresher-looking interface that's both in step...

June 9th 2014 at 6:24pm 0 Comments