messaging

WhatsApp institutes ban on unofficial 3rd party clients

For something that is as private (and should be secure) as personal messaging, there are still some users that use unofficial 3rd party apps of their free messaging service of choice. Chances are, those apps probably don't use the official API of the real one, and might be subject to either viruses or security breaches. WhatsApp has now already started cracking down on those unofficial apps and in the process, punishing users that use them.

WhatsCloud [ROOT] update brings improved power efficiency

The WhatsCloud Root app has been around for a while now and as the name implies, it requires root access to your device. The app is designed to allow you to message friends from your desktop or a tablet and is meant to be secure with 256-bit AES end-to-end encryption.

UK PM vows to ban messaging apps that won’t allow backdor acceess

In a move that might get him to lose more votes, particularly from the liberal sector, UK Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to mete sanctions on software developers that would not allow backdoor access when the government requests it. That is if he wins the national elections set this May. He is the most vocal among the Western governments that are going for an anti-encryption propaganda.

Viber Games to come soon to your Android smartphones

Nowadays, just being an "ordinary" messaging service may not be enough anymore, given the fierce competition with all the free messaging apps available for mobile devices. Viber is one of the most popular ones, but they're not resting on their laurels. They recently announced a new platform called Viber Games, which will be rolling out to several countries in the next few days and is expected to launch worldwide by January 2015.

Telegram 2.0 update brings Material Design and more

A major new update has been published for the Android app Telegram bringing a full redesign and Android 5.0 material design. Every screen of the app was updated to make it consistent with Android 5.0 design standards and animations. Support for the new standards was also added for older Android devices.

WhatsApp now uses TextSecure code, end-to-end encryption guaranteed

We’re always on the lookout for the most secure messaging app. What with all the reports of hacking and security issues, people are clamoring for that one system that is safe, encrypted, and will allow fully protection and privacy. It seems impossible because anyone can get into something. Even the supposedly most secure network can be breached with minimal effort. WhatsApp is bringing a stronger encryption making the app even more secure compared to the messaging tools by Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

Google rolls out new Messenger app

After the main Google app and Google Keyboard are updated, here’s a new Messenger app from Google. This is a new app that is meant for SMS messaging so you can stay in touch with family and friends all the time. This also allows MMS messaging to any phone, as well as, group texts. If you still want to share more media, you can do so and send photos, audio messages, and videos.

Apple facing yet another lawsuit for iMessage issues

Just the other day, Apple released an official fix for ex-iMessage users. These new Android fans reportedly are experiencing problems in receiving text messages on numbers that were previously registered on iMessage. With the new tool, you can deregister your old number and completely forget about iMessage.

Ex-iPhone users can now deregister iMessage

Apple’s iMessage bug has been affecting a lot of Android users but it’s only now that the Cupertino company has finally released some fixes. Android fans who have been trying to use the iMessage have been experiencing problems especially when it comes to using their old numbers used for the messaging service. Problem was the ex-iPhone users who still wanted to use their iMessage accounts or numbers haven’t been receiving texts and messages because their cellphone number was still associated with Apple’s SMS system.

MojiMe makes custom stickers for more memorable WeChat moments

Emoticons are more popularly known as stickers now. They will never go out of trend because people love sharing them whether online or mobile. They’re cute and add laughter to any conversation. If before we use emoticons on desktop messaging apps like Yahoo Messenger, Skype, and ICQ, they are widely used today in mobile messaging apps like WeChat, WhatsApp, and Viber. Even Facebook and BBM have these stickers for some cutesy talk.
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