Tag Archive: Chat


Take a break and chat in this weekend’s comments thread

Everything stressful has been postponed until Monday.

CES is over, and we all saw a ton of stuff that someone hopes we want to buy. And we might even want to buy some of it, as long as it works as well as the product demo videos show. I get a kick out of the little things that end up on a table or in a booth there. The big stuff from the big names overshadows them, but silly  [Read More…]

Here’s what you need to know about the WhatsApp group chat security flaw

Relax, nobody is going to be hacking your WhatsApp messages, at least not this way.

A lot of talk went down yesterday about a new way to exploit WhatsApp and bypass the end-to-end encryption the company likes to mention that it has whenever it can. I’ve seen tweets and comments that run the gamut from “it’s FUD” to talking about some backdoor that Facebook had installed.

The good news is that it’s neither. In fact, it’s not  [Read More…]

How to set up Xbox party chat on Android

Microsoft is pushing Party Chat to its mobile Xbox apps. Here’s how to get up and running on Android.

Xbox party chat has been available on the console and the Windows 10 Xbox app on PC until now, but not in the mobile apps for iOS and Android. That’s soon going to change and the feature is now available to Xbox gamers to beta test.

On iOS that requires being accepted into a test program, but on  [Read More…]

Build voice apps with the Voice, Chat, and Vision Automation Bundle

With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming one of the hottest trends of the mobile market right now (with chatbots), it makes sense that developers would take advantage of it and create apps that put users even closer to something that seems so new and unpredictable. App developers go where the trends are; they develop apps in […]

YouTube update brings low-latency streaming, new tools for easier chat moderation

This week, YouTube announced it was adding a few new tools to its live streaming service component, meant to make YouTube Live content creation more intuitive and easily accessible. Video creators looking to better engage their audience now have the option of enabling the ultra-low latency mode which will slow down streaming video latency to […]

Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard lets you get creative while you chat (Review)

Overview If you like to spice up your online conversation with creative stickers and GIFs, then you’ll be glad to know there are dedicated apps out there which offer access to entire libraries of fun stickers. This is the case of Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard, a fun little app designed to replace your standard keyboard […]

WhatsApp’s verified accounts will let you chat with businesses

Verified business accounts on WhatsApp will get a green check badge.

WhatsApp has been exploring ways to bring additional functionality to its users, and the company has announced that it is rolling out verified accounts for businesses. Businesses verified on the platform will feature a green check badge next to the phone number, and you will be able to send messages like you would to a regular contact. There are a few differences, however — the chat bubbles will  [Read More…]

Kick back and chat in this weekend’s comments thread!

We hope you’re somewhere safe and dry and have some time to chat.

Most of us are relaxing on a fine summer Saturday, doing a lot of nothing and enjoying the weekend. You might have plans to catch a ball game or head out on the lake or catching a movie with friends and family. Weekends are cool like that.

Some of us, though, are hunkered down somewhere dry dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

I spent the  [Read More…]

Stay cool and chat in this week’s comments thread!

Are you ready for Summer?

Now that we’re done with our various North American independence holidays, it’s time for the heat. Summertime heat, that is.

While we all love warm weather and spending some time out in the sun, sometimes you need to duck into somewhere cool and take a break. While you’re chilling at the coffee shop or on your couch, you can grab your phone and talk about stuff right here. We all share a lot of  [Read More…]

You can now initiate Duo calls from the Allo chat app

If you’re familiar with Google’s Allo and Duo messaging services, you probably know they are pretty much separate entities. Allo is a messaging service that allows users to exchange messages, as well as share media and stickers, while Duo is simply a video calling app. And despite Google launching the two services at the same […]