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Microsoft's Free Windows Live Essentials Beta Debuts

A beta version of Microsoft's Windows Live Essentials, a collection of free Web-oriented applications and services for Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, is now available for download

Unified Communications Suites for Small Businesses

Unified communications can integrate all your business communications into a single system by blending both messaging and real-time services.

Should You Not Donate by Text Message?

Giving to charities via cell phone is quick and convenient, but use some caution before you send that text.

Antivirus Firm Warns of Messaging Worm

A new worm targets systems running Skype and Yahoo Messenger.


13 Tips to Supercharge Your 'Dumb' Phone

Don't own a smartphone? Here are 13 tips that will boost the IQ of any phone and allow you to update your Facebook page, get driving directions, or send text messages to landlines.


13 Top-Notch Web Services for Business and Communication

Huddle, Meebo, Yammer, and other online services can help you collaborate with colleagues and get in touch with partners and clients.

Google Voice For Android Gets Real-Time Upgrade

Google Voice on Android has just gotten a lot more powerful, thanks to an update that adds real-time message delivery and other improvements.


Open Source Miranda IM Pulls All Your Instant Message Networks Together

Merge multiple instant messengers into a single, open-source app with Miranda IM.

Will In-Flight Video Chats Make for Unfriendly Skies?

There are at least two plausible arguments against video calling in the air: bandwidth and seatmates.

Trillian Astra Brings IM and Social Networks Together

Multi-service communications program Trillian Astra has many features, but takes some sharing a little too far.