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Google Talk Is Sending Messages to the Wrong Recipients

Well, this could be embarrassing. According to user reports, Google Talk appears to be delivering messages to the wrong recipients. Read More >>

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Hell Yes! You Can Gchat in Outlook Soon

Here's some good, good news. Microsoft is adding Google Talk (which all of you just call Gchat) support to Outlook.com. Meaning, you can use Google's chat service right through Microsoft's beautiful new(ish) webmail page. Awesome. Read More >>

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AIM: The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Multiple news outlets reported yesterday that AOL planned to kill off its AIM messaging platform—*raises hand*. AOL today has responded with a strongly-worded, albeit off-the-record, "Nuh-uh, not us." Read More >>

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The Best SMS Replacement App

The UK loves SMS. As a nation, we regularly send over ten million texts an hour and SMS is used at all levels of society, far more so than email or voice calls. Things may not always be so rosy for SMS, however. A recent Forbes report shows that SMS usage is falling worldwide. Even the traditional SMS fest on Christmas Day was down from 2010 -- too busy tweeting "Mum and aunty Beatrice are arguing about the gravy again," were we? There are now many apps and services that will let you send short, near-instant messages to your friend's mobiles. Here's our pick of the best: Read More >>

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