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Telegram not dead STOP Alive, evolving in Japan STOP

Why competition is heating up in Japan's telegram business

Leaked Google Hangouts text message support could come with a few caveats

Do you really want your Google+ pals to be able to text you?

on techhive.com

Be wary of the dubious 'iMessage chat' Android app

A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.

on techhive.com

Chatology for Mac debuts

A new log viewer and Messages search app for Mac called Chatology debuts Tuesday. Developer Michael Simmons gives us a preview.

Send GIFs using your iPhone

Care to send GIFs via your iPhone's Messages app? We show you how to do it.

Facebook shuts off data tap to startup MessageMe app

Facebook has blocked MessageMe, a new mobile messaging app, from access to the Facebook API so MessageMe users can no longer load their lists of Facebook friends into MessageMe.

on techhive.com

How to Buy a Cell Phone

Need a new phone but dread making all those choices? Consumer Affairs Columnist Amber Bouman can help.

AT&T's Text Message Racket

Here's what you get with the locked-in cell phone market: SMS data transfer rates of $1310 per megabyte.