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.
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.
Text-to-give efforts are expanding as charities make it easy to make contributions on the go.
An unpatched Yahoo Messenger vulnerability that allows attackers to change people's status messages and possibly perform other unauthorized actions.
AIM now features a seamless leap into video chat, and photo-sharing isn't relegated to URLs and text.
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
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.
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.
Skype is buying text messaging service GroupMe. Like Skype, the tool offers cool and unexpected uses for business.
With the acquisition of GroupMe, Skype adds mobile group chat to its repertoire and challenges the Huddles feature of the Google+ mobile app.