messaging

HoverChat brings Chatheads multi-tasking to SMS

For some mobile phone users, SMS is more of a transient activity that might be an annoying interruption at times. HoverChat tries to keep that annoyance to a minimum by keeping most of the messaging app's interface out of the way and using floating heads instead.

FireChat off-grid messaging app arrives for Android

Following a few weeks of being available for iOS, FireChat has been announced for Android. FireChat is an off-the-grid messaging solution courtesy of Open Garden. The app makes use of Open Garden's mesh networking technology which allows users to chat even without any Internet connection or cellular coverage.

BBM 2.1 update adds stickers, group photo sharing, more

BlackBerry began teasing an update for BBM earlier in the month. There were some details offered at the time, however BlackBerry opted to keep any sort of release date a mystery. Well, it seems April 1st was the date they had been waiting for. The latest BBM update brings the app to version 2.1 with new features to include stickers, group image sharing and larger file transfers.

Twitter dropping new encryption project indefinitely

Twitter, who has been at the forefront of protecting our data from the prying eyes of the NSA and other entities, has apparently stopped plans for further safeguarding our messages. A new report suggests that Twitter, which had plans to encrypt private messages via their service, has since dropped those plans altogether. There is no timetable for the project to come back, either.

Autodesk Instant group messaging app launches

The messaging service world is already crowded, but here's yet one more trying to squeeze its way in. But Autodesk Instant aims to be less of a personal or social networking service and instead tries to target the more tedious job of corralling everyone at work.
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