messaging

Chadder arrives as latest encrypted private messaging app

A new messaging app has recently arrived in the Google Play Store. This one is called Chadder, and comes by way of Future Tense Private Systems. While the Future Tense name may not be as obvious to all, this company was founded by John McAfee. Perhaps more important for some -- the features.

Foursquare announces Swarm, takes on Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’

In a time when many other services are merging, Foursqaure is splitting up. The company has announced they are pulling themselves apart, and creating a service called Swarm. Swarm will act as a new messaging service, aimed at getting you together with friends where, hopefully, you use Foursquare to check in to wherever you end up going.

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.
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