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Facebook, meet Skype. And Skype, you should probably meet Facebook. The two met in a major way today during a Facebook "Something Awesome" press event, where a grand total of three new Facebook features were introduced. One of those was a revamped design for chatting. Evidently, a good many of the 750 million Facebook users enjoy the chat function, and it was revamped today to scale properly and take better advantage of wider browsers. The next is a revamped group chat feature; Facebook's making it even easier to initiate group chat sessions, and they said that around half of the users participate... Read more...
There’s no doubt RIM has a strong corporate following. That doesn’t mean the company isn’t interested in what is popular among the average consumer, however. RIM’s PlayBook tablet will be getting Facebook later this month, but that’s not the only consumer-friendly app coming to the tablet. Recently, RIM also announced a new video chat application for the PlayBook tablet. The new BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat application will offer one-click video and voice calls over Wi-Fi, letting you connect to friends and family quickly and easily. Of course, you can also use this... Read more...
ooVoo launched a new mobile video chat service for Android that will compete with Qik. The new mobile service lets up to six users connect simultaneously.  ooVoo Mobile also offers free ooVoo-to-ooVoo voice calls, text chat, contact list integration, and video calls to any person not on ooVoo via a web browser. The new mobile client is currently available for HTC EVO and Samsung Epic. ooVoo plans to support additional devices such as the Apple iPhone, iTouch and iPad early next year. ooVoo's video chat service is currently available for PCs and Macs as well. ooVoo Launches the First 4G Mobile... Read more...
Apple hosted a huge event in California this week, and it was all centered about the Mac. We figured by the look of the invite that software would be a huge part of the discussion, and indeed it was. One of the major introductions at the event surrounded FaceTime. That's Apple's own video calling software, and while it's definitely not new (Skype has enabled video chats for quite some time), it's one of the more fluid implementations. But there's just one major problem: it's only available between iPhone 4/iPod touch users. No longer. Apple today introduced the public beta of FaceTime for Mac,... Read more...
Do you find yourself alone at home every Saturday because you have no friends? Are you constantly scrounging for folks to do things with? If so, you might have trouble trying out FaceTime, one of the more demonstrable new features of the iPhone 4. After all, if you have people constantly drooling over your new hardware, but can't show off that primo feature, what good is it? That is, in fact, the problem with FaceTime. You need a friend to use it with, and additionally, you need a friend with an iPhone 4. If you have that problem, but want to try it out, there's always Apple. Yes, if you call 1-888-FACETIME... Read more...
The world has known that Microsoft was bringing a motion control system to market for months and months now. We've heard it referred to as "Project Natal" for as long as we can remember, and we were assuming that the company would simply retain the name after all of this time. We should have known better. As E3 begins in California this morning, Microsoft is making that motion system official, and it will go by the name "Kinect." It's impossible to see this name and not think of the Kin, a new feature phone line recently launched by none other than Microsoft. Whether or not the two are connected... Read more...