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The Facebook Messenger switch: annoying, but not evil

If you use the Facebook iOS app, you've probably noticed that the social network's private SMS-like Messenger functionality is migrating out of the "mother" application and into the standalone Facebook Messenger app (currently at version 9.1). Messenger's solo app has been around for a couple of...

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Oh look, everyone hates Facebook Messenger

For a massive technology company, Facebook is surprisingly dumb about apps. It has had far more flops than successful ventures when it comes to smartphone software -- in fact, the default Facebook app is just about the only one that has been able to make a go of things. In a feeble attempt at spin...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 29, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of ...

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Facebook Messenger gets overhauled for iOS 7, adds phone number support

Facebook just dropped Facebook Messenger 3.0 into the App Store and it's the most radical makeover to the app since its inception. Besides the simplified, flat interface and new iOS 7-style look and feel, Facebook Messenger 3.0 adds several new features including the ability to see which friends a...

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Firefox 23 brings built-in sharing and mixed content blocking to desktop browser

Mozilla released Firefox 23 today, and the update brings some interesting new features for sharing and security. Fans of Firefox's existing social media sidebar, which integrates various sites like Facebook to the side of your screen, will enjoy the new improvements that have been made for sharing...

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Facebook Messenger for iOS gets VoIP in the UK today

A little over a month ago, Facebook added Voice over IP (VoIP) calling capabilities to its iOS app for users in the US and Canada. Now users in the UK have been added to the gradual rollout of Facebook's VoIP domination of the universe. The VoIP capability works through Facebook Messenger, bo...

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Samsung getting in the mobile messaging business with ChatOn

Samsung today announced they are entering mobile messaging market. Like Facebook Messages, which hopes to kill off text messaging for good, Samsung's ChatOn is a cross-platform messaging service for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Samsung's own Bada OS that offers users the ability to send text, ...

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Facebook announces Messenger app for on-the-go contact (Updated)

Facebook has announced Facebook Messenger, a dedicated app for Facebook messaging. It's already possible to send messages and chat within the standard Facebook app for the iPhone, but this new app hopes to streamline the process by putting the focus squarely on the chat interface. Messages can ...

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