BlackBerry Messenger won't be turned off despite involvement in London riots

Gerald Lynch BlackBerry, Features, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 10 Comments

RIM have confirmed that they will not be switching off the BlackBerry Messenger service tonight in London, despite the possibility of further violence in the capital tonight and the belief that much of this week's trouble was orchestrated using the…

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Skype five-way video chat added in 5.0 beta

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The Skype 5.0 beta release was launched this week, bringing with it the ability to hold five-way video chat sessions amongst your group of contacts. Much like in an instant messaging conversation, you can now add contacts to chat sessions,…

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Facebook security flaw lets you spy on friends' live chats

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Facebook, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

Oh dear. Tips of quite a big security flaw in Facebook starting to trickle in. As detailed in the above video, a newly found flaw in the social network's security procedures means that any user can view the live…

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Microsoft unveil Windows Live Messenger Wave 4

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has lifted the lid on the latest version of Windows Live Messenger, dubbed "Wave 4". Better video chat, photo sharing, social network and cloud integration are top of the agenda in this latest revamp, Ballmer told…

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5 things we greedily still want Spotify to add

Gerald Lynch Android apps, Digital Music, Features, iPhone apps, Round ups, Software, Spotify, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

Spotify rolled out a pretty extensive update to it's streaming service this morning. Adding robust social networking features, Spotify now links in with your Facebook account for lightning fast music sharing between your friends, as well as syncing up your…

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Skype 4 for Windows now available

Andy Merrett Software, VoiP 2 Comments


Skype has just announced “the most distinctive new release” of its communications software for Windows.

Version four claims to offer far better full screen video calling as well as optimising itself depending upon your PCs specifications. Those with at least a dual core processor, fast broadband connection and Skype-certified video webcam can get up to 30fps high quality video.

More importantly for many will be improved audio quality. Thanks to a new codec, there’s wideband audio quality but using 50% less bandwidth than in previous versions. There’s even super wideband audio for those with compatible headsets and fast broadband…

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Nimbuzz mobile IM/VoIP client makes it to the iPhone

Andy Merrett Mobile phones, VoiP 1 Comment


Good news for iPhone users who have been waiting to use the Nimbuzz mobile instant messaging and VoIP client — it’s finally available to download for free.

It offers free voice calling over a Wi-Fi connection to users on Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and Google Talk, among others, as well as instant messaging to a whole host of other services…

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Legitimate version of fring comes to iPhone and iPod Touch

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fring, the VoIP and instant messaging aggregator software, has now received approval from Apple and is available to download from the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

A previous beta version, which required a jailbroken iPhone to work, proved extremely popular. Now anyone can get hold of the app that allows them to instant message their contacts on Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo! and AIM, as well as make cheap calls via a Wi-Fi connection.

Finally, it’s possible to keep in contact with everyone when away from the desktop environment, and all from the single application…

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