Secure messaging scorecard shows which messaging apps are most trustworthy

How can businesses be sure the messages they're exchanging are safe from prying eyes? Encryption is a first step that many service providers are implementing, but digital civil rights organization the Electronic Frontier

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Be like Facebook — dump IE6

Facebook is ending support for Internet Explorer 6. Granted, it is only pulling the plug on IE6 in its chat function, but the move by Facebook is the latest effort to shift away

Published on: August 29th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Cure desktop clutter with a unified chat client

You're organizing a weekend road trip and chatting with your friend using MSN Messenger when you decide to check with your other friends about their availability.But you know that some of them don't

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Top 10 tips for savvy networking on Facebook

What's okay on Facebook? On sites like MySpace, anything goes (or seems to), but the rules of etiquette on Facebook seem to be a little more refined--not a lot, mind you, but a

Published on: August 5th, 2009 Christopher Null

Improve online chat with these 8 free downloads

The world of instant messaging is crowded and becoming even more so. It began with ICQ (does anybody use it today?), which was closely followed by AIM, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. More

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Howard Wen

Give Your Chats a Personal Touch With Free Videoconferencing

Pick a Camera Although you obviously can't do videoconferencing without a camera, what sort of camera you use doesn't actually matter much. Since your Internet connection will likely throttle the performance of any

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Zack Stern

Google adds video chat to Gmail

Google added a voice and video chat feature to Gmail today. The capability allows people who use the free e-mail service to click on a contact's name and, provided their computers both have

Published on: November 13th, 2008 C.G. Lynch and Daniel Ionescu

Google promises 99.9% uptime for premier edition of Apps

Google is offering a service-level agreement for a version of Google Apps, a move that may provide some comfort to enterprises spooked by a long Gmail outage and a buggy Apps portal earlier

Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk and Daniel Ionescu