Camfrog Video Chat for iPad allows you to connect with people around the globe using your iPad. Offering a range of self-regulated chat rooms and user lists that you can connect with at random or by searching for specific people, the app takes full advantage of the iPad's interactive features, including its dual cameras. While there are some small issues, the app is generally a very good implementation of the video technology on all newer iPads.
When you turn on Camfrog for the first time you're required to create an account. After doing so and verifying that you … Read more
Facebook wants to help you find the fastest way to reach your friends. For instance, "contacts that also use Messenger ... are denoted by a little blue lightning bolt badge," said CNET's Jennifer Van Grove.
Among other major changes, you'll find that SMS support is gone. However, you can send messages to people in your address book that you haven't connected with on Facebook yet. (Yeah, this part sounds a little scary for the stalker types.) This process requires that the recipient provided a phone number on his or her Facebook profile, and that you have … Read more
Video chat services can be a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family members. Services like Skype can be accessed from a variety of screens -- such as your computer, smartphone, or tablet -- and are relatively easy to use.
Initiating a video chat from a laptop or tablet is great for one-on-one conversations, but it's a little ridiculous when the entire family is forced to crowd around a small screen. Luckily, there is a rather simple solution.
Here's how you can get Skype and other video chat services on your TV:Skype Skype is … Read more
My Chat Sticker is loaded with plenty of cute stickers and emoticons that can be fun to share. It's easy to get them into any app with a few taps and finding the exact sticker you want is a piece of cake, too. The stickers might be too cute for some users, but people who enjoy sharing cute Asian characters will find a lot to like in this adorable app.
My Chat Sticker offers a large collection of shareable stickers and messages full of goofy and sugary-cute looking characters. Though many of the stickers have kanji and other languages … Read more
Funny Messenger, Chat Emoticons, Emoji, LINE Sticker is essentially a photo gallery of 40 emoji drawings with few added functions. You can favorite any of the emoji, but because there are only 40 of them, there is little reason to do so. The main function of the app then is to copy and paste these specific drawings into messages.
The app opens directly to the home screen where you will find 40 images of a little blue mascot in a number of poses. The range here is actually quite impressive and they all look very good. The artist has talent … Read more
FlashChat allows you to send pictures and messages quickly through an open chat channel on your iPhone, using the contacts list you already have and a public directory of users to connect you. The result is a proprietary replacement for your SMS app, but one that requires people to have the same app installed. While there are some benefits of using this instead of SMS, including the cost (FlashChat is free!), the app doesn't offer quite enough new features to warrant complete replacement of your other messaging apps.
Installation and setup for FlashChat is fairly straightforward. Create an account … Read more
ChatOn, Samsung's mobile messaging platform, doubled the size of its user base in the past four months, now tallying more than 100 million registered users.
Preinstalled on Samsung's feature phones and smartphones running both Android and the company's own Bada mobile OS, the cross-platform client is also available as a free download for other mobile platforms, including iOS and BlackBerry.
While available in 237 different countries and 63 languages, ChatOn has experienced steady growth in India, China, and the US and is growing in popularity in Europe and the Middle East, Samsung said in a statement Sunday. … Read more
Mark Zuckerberg insists that people still want Facebook Home. After this next shift in strategy, he may not sound so delusional.
Facebook Home, in case you need a refresher, was the social-networking titan's big push to take over the smartphone and firmly establish its presence in the mobile world. It failed. Badly. The collection of apps that made up Home barely resonated with consumers, and the only phone to come loaded with the software, the HTC First (colloquially known as the "Facebook Phone"), was a complete flop.
After all that, it would be easy to conclude that … Read more
I'm writing to inform you that you have less than two years.
If I'm flicking through the latest issue of a technology magazine or tech Web site in 2015 and don't see a hoverboard, I'll be mighty disappointed.
And it won't just be me. Thousands, perhaps millions, of others, all waiting patiently for hoverboards. And you only have three years.
While you're at it, you wouldn't mind rustling up some flying cars, would you?
Actually, scratch that. People have enough trouble on tarmac, so God forbid you give them an extra … Read more