instant messaging

Snapchat’s new security system thwarted in 30 minutes

In the wake of various security concerns, Snapchat created their own type of CAPTCHA. Rather than ask for a phrase to be used, theirs asks that we find their ghost mascot. It’s fun, and sounds like a pretty decent security feature. One Developer has cracked Snapchat’s new security puzzle, and did so in the time it takes to watch a SitCom.

Backchat is a fun messaging platform with serious undertones

If you think you’re secure in your online privacy, you’re probably not. While the slew of NSA leaks and revelations have opened our eyes to online security, one app is having a bit of fun with it. Backchat is an interesting game/messaging platform that entices you to guess who you’re speaking to — if you can.

Google patent wants to turn your conversations into comic relief

Riding on the popularity of comic strip generating services like Bitstrip and the wealth of funny conversations running amok over the Internet, Google has filed for a patent that practically combines the two trends into one. This patent will try to turn those priceless exchanges into comic strips for sharing with friends, family, and complete strangers.

LG to showcase chatty smart appliances at CES 2014

It seems that the smart and communicative smart appliances of the future is just around the corner, if LG's lineup makes it to the market soon. At the Consumer Electronics Show next month, the Korean manufacturer will be putting on display its next generation appliances that will integrate its HomeChat service and the popular mobile messenger LINE.

Razer Comms Android app keeps you chatting in-game even while AFK

If you've ever had that sinking feeling of being left out just because you had to temporarily leave an intense multiplayer gaming session or team bonding, then Razer might have just the app for that. Razer's Comms VoIP service now has an Android app that will help you keep on talking to your friends and teammates even when you're not really there.

BBM will soon be a pre-installed app on select Android devices

It seems BlackBerry is going to go the preinstalled route with BBM. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, BlackBerry has said the BBM messaging app will "soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android based smartphones from leading OEMs." The key here though, more than the OEMs, having BBM preinstalled will be more dependent on the market.
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