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BeejiveIM for Android giveaway

Must-have smartphone apps are few and far between. In fact, it's hard to name more than two apps that I use on a daily basis: Angry Birds is the first, of course, and BeejiveIM is the second. I reviewed BeejiveIM for Android last month and came away with the conclusion that it's almost faultless. The interface is smooth, and you can customize colors and backgrounds to your heart's content....

Lost AIM access in Gmail chat? Check your language settings

Did you know that you can chat with your AIM buddies using Gmail's built-in chat? It's actually been a feature since 2007, but at some stage it seems like Google hid it away. For some reason, if you're using any display language other than English (US), you can't use the AIM integration. Fortunately, it's just a matter of hitting Settings in the top right of Gmail and changing the Gmail Display...

DLS Review: BeejiveIM for Android rocks your instant messaging world

I always had one rather large complaint about Fring and other multi-network messengers: they're dog-ugly -- like, Ugliest Dog In The World ugly. Fortunately there's a beautiful alternative that, until now, has only been available for iPhone and BlackBerry: it's called BeejiveIM, and after you try it every other messenger app on Android will fade into clumsy and ugly insignificance. From the...

IM+ gets a Web app, but it's not up to Meebo's level yet

Multi-protocol IM over the Web is a great thing. You can be on your home machine, your work machine, or a borrowed laptop, and your contact lists and chat history are right there where you left them. IM+ for Web is a Web app version of the popular IM+ mobile client, and I can't help comparing it to the other major player in this space, Meebo. I've been using Meebo for quite a while, and, while...

Your Facebook friends list is coming to AOL Instant Messenger

AOL and Facebook have just announced one of the biggest and most useful social networking partnerships to hit the Internet since ... well, ever. Now, instead of having to use Facebook Chat -- which is frankly kind of clunky and obnoxious -- you'll be able to chat with all your Facebook buddies via AOL Instant Messenger. It's peanut butter meets jelly! Friends list meets buddy list! AIM meets...

Delete Your Account helps you delete accounts from online services

Deleting your account from a social networking site can be as hard as canceling a gym membership or convincing a telemarketer that you're not interested in their product. Social networking sites and other online services don't want you to delete your account. There's value for them in being able to quote huge and growing user numbers, regardless of whether those users are happy to be there (though...

Trillian chat client gets a Mac version, now in alpha

Trillian has enjoyed a nice, long run as one of the most popular multi-protocol IM clients for Windows. It's not just surviving, though, it's thriving and expanding to new platforms. I tested out the very nice iPhone version recently, and now there's finally Trillian for Mac! It's not perfect, but keep in mind that it's still in alpha, so I expect a lot of feature additions and improvements in...

Nimbuzz brings multi-network chat to the BlackBerry

There are plenty of competing chat apps for iPhone and Android, but BlackBerry users have, thus far, been left out in the cold in terms of multi-service chat clients. Nimbuzz is stepping in to plug that hole, though, with a BlackBerry-native app that allows you to chat over AIM, Gtalk, MSN, Skype, Facebook and more. Being a native app means Nimbuzz can run in the background and take advantage...

Trillian brings impressive multi-network chat to the iPhone

Trillian, the excellent all-purpose chat app we've loved for years on the PC, just made the leap to the iPhone. There are a lot of things to love about this pocket-sized version of Trillian, including its great-looking interface and its support for several different chat services. You'll need to sign up for a free Astra account if you don't already have one, but it's nice that Trilian's...

BeeJive iPhone app gets AIM chatroom support, sort of

I once called BeeJive the best chat client for the iPhone, and for good reason: it supports several different chat services, offers push notifications, and has a user interface that makes chatting on the iPhone about as easy as it can feasibly be. BeeJIve just keeps getting better, too. The latest version, 3.1, now supports group chats in AIM ... almost. Group chats are a great feature that I'm...

Facebook Chat gets XMPP, catches up with AIM, Google Talk and MSN

Facebook Chat has been a bit slow to catch on. Since it's been relegated to being opened from the web in a Facebook Tab, it hasn't been able to compete with chat services that have their own dedicated clients, like AIM, MSN and Yahoo. Although some third-party apps - like Adium - have made the extra effort to support Facebook Chat, it's not widespread. That's about to change, though, when Facebook...

Water Werks - Time Waster

Water Werks is another Time Waster where the aim is to get the balls to the goal. In this iteration of the well-used concept, you can only influence the balls by spraying water at the objects in the environment around them. The balls themselves are impervious to the water's effects. You can move your hose around and adjust the spray nozzle from a wide to narrow stream, which influences the...

Palringo for Windows / Windows Mobile updated

Palringo, the multi platform rich messaging client for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (via WINE), Windows Mobile, Android, iPhone, Symbian, Blackberry and Java (phew!), that we first covered back in 2007, has just received an update to it's Windows and Windows Mobile iterations. Palringo is an IM client with a twist - as well as supporting a multitude of instant messaging services (Windows Live, AIM,...

AIM for iPhone adds Lifestream Integration

We've long been keeping track of AIM for iPhone (iTunes link) here at Download Squad: and today an all-new version has hit the App Store that adds the Lifestream features that are available via the Lifestream website. If you haven't tried the new features, Lifestream lets you add accounts from the likes of Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Digg and YouTube - and any activity from those services appears...

AIM's latest beta lets you post to Facebook and Twitter

AOL has been experimenting with Twitter and Facebook integration in AOL Instant Messenger for a while now, letting you read your updates from those services, along with other feeds, from the AIM client. In the latest beta version, integration is going a step further, allowing posting from AIM to Facebook or Twitter. The big jump from read-only to read/write is just the latest in a bunch update to...