Tag: Instant Messenger

Jan 18 2013

MSN, Jabber, Skype And The Lack Of A Standard Protocol For Instant Messengers And Video Conferencing

As Microsoft prepares to officially kill off Microsoft messenger in Lieu of Skype.  This got me contemplating the current Jabber compatibility of Microsoft messenger.  Microsoft messenger has the ability to interface with a Jabber client. If you’re not familiar with Jabber, it’s an open source/universal instant messaging protocol that’s compatible with several different instant messaging …

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Nov 06 2012

Skype shares good news; the death of Microsoft Messenger

Skype says they have good news to share; the death of Microsoft Messenger. Microsoft messenger has been one of those bloated instant messaging applications that Microsoft loves to push to all their desktops, but the problem with Microsoft Messenger is that it’s never been something that most people would consider ‘open’. Microsoft has always held …

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Aug 29 2012

Mozilla Thunderbird 15 released with Instant chat for Facebook, Google and Twitter

Mozilla Thunderbird continues to be one of my favorite applications as an email client. And although Mozilla has said that they’re not going to put as much effort into the development of Thunderbird, they have said that they are going to continue to provide Thunderbird with regular updates; they just want the community to become …

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Nov 21 2011

All the Apple talk is about Siri

A lot of emphasis on the iPhone 4S has been about the voice recognition application called Siri. And while I would happen to agree with the ‘cool’ level of the application and the level of integration; it’s not been without it’s problems and downsides. And in all fairness, Siri is really cool and the level …

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Dec 07 2010

Can You Handle Digsby with Ads?

A couple of days ago Digsby posted a blog update about their ongoing struggles with programming, but also to slightly push the box a bit with adding ads at the bottom of the Instant Messenger Windows; not the buddy list. The advertisements are optional— yes, I said optional. And how they’re doing this, I believe …

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Dec 01 2010

Thunderbird plug-in ThunderBridge

One of the major concerns of anyone using the Internet and eMail is the prying eyes of the all those routers and hops a single eMail has to go though just to get to where it’s going. Everyone of those communications hubs could be snooping your traffic via their eMail servers. But now, there’s a …

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Nov 26 2010

Skype Continues to Impress

Within the last two years Skype has become a very good application for me. In the early days of Skype it was nothing more than novelty and it really didn’t impress me, but with all bandwidth available and with video chatting becoming so popular; the success of Skype seems to be flaring up again— or …

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Nov 18 2010

LEHSYS Download watch – 11/18/2010

These are some items that I notice, like to keep an eye on and also to notate any new programs/software that could be useful. I offer this as some links you should be curious about and if they can help you. It’s been a little over two weeks; the software updates and useful programs keep …

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