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Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 2

In the second part of our donationware series, we introduce a few hidden gems that you can download and use for free. All of these programs accept contributions, and some support charities.

Donations Go Mobile

Text-to-give efforts are expanding as charities make it easy to make contributions on the go.

Yahoo Messenger Flaw Enables Spamming Through Other People's Status Messages

An unpatched Yahoo Messenger vulnerability that allows attackers to change people's status messages and possibly perform other unauthorized actions.

AOL Revamps AIM with Facebook, Google Chat Apps

AIM now features a seamless leap into video chat, and photo-sharing isn't relegated to URLs and text.

Survey: Instant Messaging Will Surpass Email

In a poll, 54% of CIOs predicted that real-time communication technologies, such as instant messaging, SharePoint, Chatter and Yammer, will overtake email in 2016

Cell Phones, Other Tech Tell 9/11 Memories

The National Museum of American History's 9/11 display includes a variety of tech gadgets that played a role on the day of the attack.

Windows Phone 7, Day 7: Tie Messaging Together With Threads

The Threads feature in Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" blurs the line between different forms of communication and lets you seamlessly switch between them within a single conversation.

4 Reasons to Use GroupMe for Work

Skype is buying text messaging service GroupMe. Like Skype, the tool offers cool and unexpected uses for business.

Skype Buys GroupMe to Take on Google+ Huddles

With the acquisition of GroupMe, Skype adds mobile group chat to its repertoire and challenges the Huddles feature of the Google+ mobile app.

The Best of 'Damn You, Autocorrect'

Smartphones try to predict or correct words in the text messages people type, sometimes with disastrous results. Here are some of the best text-messaging gaffes submitted to