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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Facebook Releases Messenger, a Chat Client for iOS

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/facebook-m...w+(Cult+of+Mac)

"Someone must use Facebook's chat system, because the social networking giant just released Facebook Messenger, a dedicated iOS app that allows you to send and receive messages or chat with friends on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It even comes with push notifications so you won't miss any messages."

Next up, video chat? Who knows, but they are showing signs that it might be the next thing according to 9to5 Mac. I messed around with this a little today, and it is handy I suppose if you message a lot with your Facebook friends, rather than having the full featured app open. The nice thing is you won't miss any messages since they are saved on the site so you can access them the next time you log onto Facebook. For instant contact, nothing beats SMS in my book, but if you don't have their cell phone number then this will work pretty slick. How about you, any thoughts on this latest program from Facebook?


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yahoo! Offers Another Video Chat Option for iOS

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:34 PM

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...chat_option.php

"When Apple debuted the iPhone 4 with a front-facing camera it toted along a killer app that had been unavailable on mobile devices until then - FaceTime. Now users could do video chat from mobile devices and Apple was the only player in the game with that capability."

FaceTime is simple and easy to use, but there have been options such as Skype and Qik if you preferred. Now Yahoo! comes into the game with their free Yahoo! Messenger app for iOS, which is universal so works on the iPad 2 [link]. It has been optimized for the iPad and can allow you to do video, voice, text, SMS and photo sharing. You can also use it to chat with someone on a PC. Seems to me they are playing catch up though, doesn't it? It sounds from the review that it is a pretty good app for this, but the other options mentioned above have been more readily adopted so not sure how much use this one is going to get. Time will tell I suppose, but since it is free and pretty popular internationally perhaps it will get some traction. What are your thoughts on these apps, which ones do you use on a regular basis?


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yahoo! Messenger Updated to Allow Video Calls, Among Other Things

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...to_desktop.html

"Yahoo has updated its Messenger iPhone app to allow video calls from the iPhone to a computer, a feature that Apple has yet to release for its FaceTime standard."

So now you can use Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 [link] to call not only another iPhone 4, but your home computer, be it a Mac or a PC. And you don't have to be on Wi-Fi to use it, as Yahoo! has enabled it for 3G calling as well. Obviously they recommend you use it on Wi-Fi but in a pinch, fire it up on 3G. iChat, are you next?


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/ne...tm_campaign=rss

"As has been rumored for a while now, Microsoft has released Windows Live Messenger for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in the US, Canada, UK, and France. The app is available for download from the iTunes App Store."

Available now for free in the iTunes App Store [link].


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yahoo Releases Yahoo Messenger for iPhone

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/...=309219097&mt=8

"Yahoo Messenger for iPhone, which debuted in the app store this morning, does more than just let you chat with your buddies. The application's feature set offers the next best thing to online IM, and it's all packaged inside a slick and easy to use interface."

I've never really been a fan of Yahoo Messenger, but this app looks every bit as useful as the desktop equivalent. The sad part, though, is that I don't really know anyone who uses Yahoo Messenger. All of my contacts except for two (both Thoughts Media folks, oddly enough) use AIM, so as slick as this looks it wouldn't be of much use to me, but if you're a Yahoo person, you'll probably be really happy with this implementation.


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