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AOL Won't Kill Instant Messenger

Reports of the popular IM service's imminent demise are mistaken, AOL announces.

Google Restores Interoperability With AOL AIM

A spam problem originating on AIM prompted Google to shut down the federation between the two networks about two weeks ago.

Imo Instant Messenger Delivers More Features in a Thin Slice of Screen Space

Imo's Web messenger offers useful ways to connect with your contacts across multiple messaging services.

Auto-Correct Mishap Shuts Down Two Schools

"Gunna" was changed to "gunman," leading to the obvious outcome.


Skype Launches GroupMe for Windows Phones

Already unique and handy, group messaging app GroupMe would be extra special with more Skype integration.

Send Text-Message Reminders to Your Phone

The ingenious Oh, Don't Forget makes it a snap to schedule work reminders that'll get your attention. You can even use it to send a message to someone else.

Email vs. IM vs. SMS: Choosing the Right One

Email, instant messaging, and text messaging are all acceptable methods of communication, but each has pros and cons and you need to choose the best one for the current situation.

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.