Tag Archive: Messenger

Facebook Messenger Now Gives You Unlimited Free Calls To Facebook Friends


Facebook promised that their updated Facebook Messenger app would allow iPhone users to call one another for free thanks to the magic of VOIP calls. The feature has been rolled out to other countries, but Facebook just rolled it out to the U.S. today.

The Free Call feature allows you to call any of your Facebook friends who are also using the Facebook Messenger app. Rather than using the minutes on your cellular plan,  [Read More…]

Facebook To Announce Its Own Smartphone And Messenger iPad App On Tuesday [Rumor]

What's up Zuckerberg's sleeve for this Tuesday?

What’s up Zuckerberg’s sleeve for this Tuesday?

Facebook is holding a big press event this Tuesday, January 15th, and when it comes to what the social network behemoth has up its sleeve, speculation abounds. Rumors about a Facebook smartphone have been swirling for years, with a report from March of last year claiming that Facebook was hiring Apple engineers who had previously worked on the iPhone  [Read More…]

Rickshaw’s Newest Messenger Bag Glows With LED Light

Rickshaw, maker of most of my favorite bags, is hawking this neat new sack on Kickstarter. It’s a version of the venerable Zero Messenger bag, with the addition of a glowing LED strip along the back.

The Zero Messenger is a minimal-waste shoulder bag designed for cyclists but perfectly suited for use as an everyday carry-all. It’s available in three sizes (the medium is probably the one you want) and is made to order  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger App for iOS And Android Gets Voice Messaging Ability, VOIP Testing In Canada

Facebook Messenger

Today, Facebook updated its Messenger app for both iOS and Android, adding a voice messaging capability to the app on both platforms.

There have also been reports that Facebook has been rolling out a pilot VOIP feature to the Messenger app, which will let users call other Facebook Messenger friends for free, or at least without incurring carrier voice minute debits.

The VOIP option is not available for  [Read More…]

Facebook In Talks To Buy Popular Cross-Platform Messenger WhatsApp [Rumor]

WhatsApp could be the next item on Facebook’s shopping list.

Following its acquisition of Instagram earlier this year, Facebook is said to be eyeing up another popular service. Cross-platform messenger WhatsApp could be the next item on the social network’s shopping list as the company looks to extend its mobile presence, according to sources close to the matter.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently told Bloomberg Businessweek that mobile will be crucial to  [Read More…]

So Long Windows Messenger, Hello Skype – Microsoft Confirms Migration By Q1 2013


Microsoft announced today on the official Skype blog that all Messenger users will be using Skype soon to connect with each other via instant message or video call. Microsoft released Skype 6.0 a few weeks ago, which already lets users sign into Skype via their Microsoft account. ONce they do so, their Messenger contacts are there, ready to use.

“Our goal remains to deliver the best communications experience for  [Read More…]

Timbuk2 Overhauls Their Venerable Commute Messenger With TSA Compliance, Space-Agey Cool Stuff [CES 2012]

Taking a cue from their cutting-edge Command Messenger laptop bag, Timbuk2 have taken their popular, almost decade-old Commute Messenger and finally given it a major overhaul.     I dont often come across outfits as passionate about their stuff as the people at Timbuk2. I spent a good chunk of time with Jenny Carroll, their marketing director, talking about the  [Read More…]

Microsoft Opens Messenger to XMPP Allowing Apple to Incorporate It

In a recent Inside Windows Live blog post, Microsoft has announced public availability of access to the Messenger network via XMPP, a step that finally brings Microsoft into the fold using eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. For those of you who didnt know, unlike email which has used internet standards to exchange messages between servers, instant message providers each created their own proprietary protocol for sending IMs, making it difficult or impossible for users on  [Read More…]

The Tenba Messenger Large Photo/Laptop Transforms Instantly From Messenger to Photo Assistant [Review]

Review by Jordan Trimas Lets face it, with the smrgsbord of gadgets that most of us use these days, having a few different bags to accommodate and protect our cherished portables is paramount. Despite a few minor drawbacks, the Tenba Messenger Large Photo/Laptop Bag($ 110), may be good enough to replace a couple of your bags, backpacks or cases especially if youre a photography professional/enthusiast or techie with a  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger for iPhone Goes Global Download It Now!

Im sure youve already heard a lot about Facebooks latest iPhone application, Facebook Messenger. However, unless you live in the U.S. or Canada, youve been unable to download it until now! Facebook Messenger has gone global, and is now available to download from App Stores worldwide. If youre one of the few who havent already heard of it, Facebook Messenger is an official Facebook app that allows you to access your  [Read More…]