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RIM bans Kik messaging app from App World over contract breach

Kik, the hot new messaging app that racked up a million users in a couple of weeks and then got called out for covertly harvesting users' contacts, has now been completely banned from RIM's BlackBerry App World. RIM announced it was booting Kik over "breached contractual obligations," and that it has terminated all agreements with Kik and stopped supporting the service. As our sister site...

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone hits the App Store

Call me crazy, but there's something awesome about 1) an official app from Microsoft 2) with Windows branding appearing in Apple's App Store. Today, Live Messenger for the iPhone became available for download on your iPhone or iPod touch. And like the Bing app which came before it, Live Messenger for the iPhone is actually quite good. Launch the app, and you'll see your Live social stream --...

Windows Live Wave 4 download leaks to torrent sites

It seems as though we've been waiting ages for Microsoft to deliver Windows Live Wave 4. Now that there's finally a download floating around the Internet, it probably won't come as a surprise to anyone where you can find it: The Pirate Bay. Like pretty much every build of Windows 7 that went public, this, too is a leak. The apps included in Wave 4 -- Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie...

First screenshots of Live Messenger 2010 appear

Live Messenger 2010 is coming, and NeoWin has posted some hands-on screenshots. The short version: it looks a lot like the current version, which many of you think is ugly as sin. There's also the addition of social kung-fu with activity streams from sites like Twitter and Facebook. There's also a big win when it comes to the conversation window: a tabbed interface. Thank you, Live Messenger,...

Yahoo! Messenger 10 now out of beta with video chat and more

It seems like just yesterday that Yahoo! Messenger 10 entered beta, showing off new video chat and social networking features. Now it's all grown up, out of beta, and replacing Y! Messenger 9 as the default version on Yahoo's download page. Folks upgrading to version 10 get the benefit of several nice new features, including video calling and integration of streams from social sites. Yahoo!...

Live Messenger 2009 Beta Looking Good

If you haven't checked it out yet, the Windows Live Messenger 2009 Beta is now available for download. Yes, it's the same horrid installer. It has obviously undergone some changes, though, and isn't quite as bad as the previous version. My apps downloaded and installed on the first try, a stark contrast to my numerous failures with the last Live Installer. Live Messenger's UI has received a...

RIM and Microsoft announce Windows Live services for Blackberry handsets

RIM and Microsoft have announced a deal that will officially bring Windows Live Services -- specifically Hotmail and Messenger -- to Blackberry handsets. Has hell frozen over? We wouldn't know. What we do know is the two companies have been rivals in the mobile industry up until now, but they both gain significantly from agreement. Microsoft is no stranger to the idea of playing in a...

Yahoo! Messenger beta 3 for the Mac adds voice calling

Yahoo! has just released Yahoo! Messenger Beta 3 for the Mac, with the long-awaited, much-crowed for addition of voice calling. With the latest version of Messenger for the Mac, users can make free PC-to-PC calls (yes, a Mac is a PC too) to other Messenger buddies. You can also sign up for a Phone Out account to make calls to landlines and mobile phones. Or, if you want to go all the way, you can...

Yahoo! Messenger for Vista Preview is live

We broke the news the beginning of this year that Yahoo! was busy preparing a complete rebuild of Messenger made exclusively for Windows Vista users. The ground up rebuild has taken quite a long time (11 months), but it's finally here. Yahoo! Messenger for Vista is officially available as a preview download starting today. There are some important features that are missing in this build, but the...

Microsoft launching Windows Live updates

It looks like Microsoft is preparing to launch the latest versions of Windows Live Mail, Messenger, Writer, Photo Gallery, and Family Safety. If you've been keeping track, you probably know that Microsoft has already released beta versions of most of these applications, and a nice little unified installer app that lets you install a bunch of Microsoft services all at once, if that's the kind of...

Yahoo! releases Messenger for Mac 3.0

If you use Yahoo! Messenger on a Mac, now is the time to upgrade. The team has finally announced a new beta version with a bunch of new features. Don't get overly excited though, a major one is missing. It's been a little while, but the time has come for the new Yahoo! Messenger Mac 3.0 Beta. We will mention this little tidbit first and slap Yahoo!'s hand a little as it is the most important...

If you use AOL services you're going to love Helix, all others stay away

The team at AOL has a new piece of software in the works codenamed Helix. It integrates email, web browsing and instant messaging all into a single application. But it might not be the best solution for non AOL users. AOL Helix is basically a desktop type application that conveniently places all of applications within one. Think Apollo, but taking up all of the screen real estate, and...

Microsoft integrating Instant Messaging on Xbox

First instant messaging distracted us from our day to day work, now it's set to distract our gaming life too. Microsoft has announced that they will be integrating Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360 consoles. This new addition allows users to chat straight from their televisions using Messenger. How will users type though? Well, Microsoft has developed a virtual keyboard on the Xbox 360 where...

What's new in Windows Live Messenger for Vista

With the recent release of Vista comes new versions of Microsoft's programs, one of those being Windows Live Messenger. There are a few handy changes introduced in this new version, which might get your download finger itching to click the "Get it free" button. The changes include new looks for emoticons, contact and display images. Add a mobile number of a buddy by clicking on a cell phone icon...

Yahoo! Messenger gets free 800 calling and new version

I could have sworn that Yahoo! Messenger already did this, but according to this post from the Yahoo! Messenger blog, you can call any 800 (or other typical free - 877 / 866 / 888 / etc. call) and not use any minutes from your Yahoo! Voice account. This announcement coincides with the upcoming Yahoo! promo for the movie "The Messengers", something to do with a 'click-to-call' (whatever that is)...