Developer John Heaton found some code in the latest version of iOS that hints iChat functionality could finally be coming to the mobile operating system. The code mentions various chat services like Jabber and AIM, and while it doesn't specifically mention iChat, there's certainly some strings...
November 17th 2011 at 8:00am
Last week, the fine Facebook folk let us know (via the Facebook Help Center) that you can now sign in to Facebook's chat service using iChat. Of course, the free Adium client has directly supported Facebook chat since version 1.3 (released in 2008), but this step opens up a much wider range of clien...
February 16th 2010 at 3:00pm
There have been some important upgrades to Agile Messenger [iTunes Link] since I last wrote about the multi-client chat app. Notably: a "walk and talk" feature that uses an iPhone camera to give you a view in front of your phone if you want to chat and walk at the same time. That's useful if you're...
November 12th 2009 at 8:30pm
Today Twenty08 released a new instant messaging client for the iPhone/iPod touch. MobileChat (iTunes Link) allows you to connect to multiple IM services, including:
In many ways, this application for the iPhone look...
August 12th 2008 at 9:15pm
All sorts of little gems are turning up in the iPhone firmware 2.0 code; first we had scraps of GPS support being tracked down, and now we have another pair of goodies that are sure to turn at least a few heads. First up, sister site TUAW is reporting that the latest release makes reference to some...
April 28th 2008 at 8:53am
Our anonymous iControl tipster has returned and tells us that a new XMPP framework has been spotten in the latest iPhone firmware. XMPP refers to the open source standard developed by the Jabber community for instant messaging. Remember back in March when Apple announced it would support native inst...
April 27th 2008 at 5:00pm
Second Life viewer version 1.19.0 isn't all that far away, though there's still some things blocking the progress so the exact timing is in doubt however Joshua Bell from Linden Lab provided some insights on the upcoming changes on the public Second Life Developer's Mailing list.
The most standout i...
January 10th 2008 at 1:30pm
varun submitted a good question for an Ask TUAW session on the topic of multi-network chat clients. varun has tried out
the likes of Fire, Adium and Proteus, but hasn't come up with a compelling reason to use one over the other. I thought this would be a nice opportunity to ask you reade...
March 10th 2006 at 11:00am
Proteus, the chat client for the Mac by Defaultware, is now free! With
Proteus, you can simultaneously connect to AIM, Yahoo!, MSN , ICQ, Jabber (including Gtalk), Bonjour, Gadu Gadu and
Sametime chat services. Plus, it sports a customizable, Mac-like UI and plays well with Address Book.When
February 23rd 2006 at 1:30pm