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Google Hangouts gets a facelift, adds Google voice and VoIP calling

Google Voice and Hangouts have coexisted for a while, and while Google has pushed Hangouts as its primary messaging and chat platform, news on Voice has slowed to a trickle. Now, as TechCrunch reports, Google is revamping its Hangouts app to include Google Voice functionality and giving the app a...

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TUAW TV Live: iBeacon, uBeacon, we all Beacon

We're back for another fun-filled episode of TUAW TV Live. This week's topic -- for at least a minute or so -- is iBeacon technology. Earlier today TUAW ran a post about, a site that has just popped up recently with the locations of all recently-found iBeacons. Co-host Shawn "Doc...

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This screenshot perfectly sums up FireChat right now

FireChat, the new "off the grid" chat client for iPhone, kind of exploded in popularity yesterday thanks to a number of piece around the web announcing its existence. The app features two modes: A hyperlocal "Nearby" chat mode that connects directly to neighboring iPhones and doesn't connect to...

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Talkcast 2/16: Chat along with the show!

Join us for the Talkcast, live on the air at 10 pm ET. To tune in and contribute during the call, fire up Fuze Meeting or call in -- the meeting # is 20099010 and the link to the show is here. Mac and Windows rich clients? Right here. Using an iPhone or iPad? Grab the native clients from the App...

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Spin looks to bring high-fidelity group video chatting to iPhone and iPad

For the past year, three relatively low-profile but intriguing iPhone and iPad apps from developer Net Power & Light have graced the App Store: Together Talks, Together Justice and Together Learn are all built on the company's core Spin technology. Each app provides a collaborative video chat...

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Talkcast tonight, 10 PM ET: Plastic iPhones, Dev Center woes, Beard

All-new dial-in experience! See below -- do not call into Talkshoe, we won't be there. Be sure to set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. Sheeeesh. Can you believe it's the end of July already? It's like we just went from June to August this year. Anyway, we're going to...

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WhatsApp for iPhone gets iCloud backups, multiple-photos sends, more; goes subscription-based

Uber-popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp received a significant update for iPhone today. The most immediately noticeable new feature is that now users can send multiple photos at the same time. WhatsApp now also offers the ability to back up all your chats via iCloud. In addition the...

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TUAW TV Live: The shiny new live stream edition

Welcome back to another hour of fun, excitement and chat on this week's TUAW TV Live. The show is now part of the AOL On Network, so we're using a different livestream tool and chat room. No more Ustream, no more IRC chatroom. It's all right here on this page, where you'll watch the show and also...

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Sony releases a PlanetSide 2 app for iOS

Sony has released PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink (free, universal), an iOS app that connects with the popular online game PlanetSide 2. The MMO has you traipsing around another world, trying to claim facilities and land for one of three factions. Now, PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink will help you track...

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TUAW TV Live: Shooting the virtual breeze

Another Wednesday, another TUAW TV Live. While Cupertino has been keeping things quiet recently, there's still a lot going on in the world of Apple. If you have some free time this afternoon, join my fellow TUAW blogger Randy Nelson and me for an hour of live chat about what's new. Below,...

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TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: A clean desktop is the sign of a cluttered mind

Today's going to be another "flying solo" episode of TUAW TV Live. My potential guest is still suffering from some viral crud or another, so I thought that we'd do another unboxing-fest to take a look at some great new Apple accessories and talk about apps. In case you're wondering about that...

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HipChat ditches Adobe Air for a native Mac client

Collaborative chat service HipChat has been available on multiple platforms including Mac and iOS for some time, but the desktop iteration has until now existed as an Adobe Air app. Citing an outpouring of requests from its users and an internal unhappiness with Air as a platform, Atlassian has...

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Rabbit video chat beta kicks off

Late in December we told you about the upcoming Rabbit video chat and screensharing service, aimed specifically at Mac users in the near term. Rabbit's team has been cranking away since then, and today the service begins welcoming invited testers to the closed beta. Rabbit's aim is to...

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Rabbit aims to lift the limits on video chat, Mac beta coming next year

Considering how long it took for the videophone to truly reach the mass market -- the first public video telephony service was launched in Germany more than 75 years ago -- it's pretty remarkable how many video chat options we have today. From FaceTime to Microsoft's Skype to Cisco's WebEx,...

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Imo offers free voice calling for iOS users

The imo instant messenger app has been updated to add voice calls. The app can communicate with your friends on any almost IM network, including Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ/AIM and more. With this latest update the app adds high quality voice calls. To place a call, you tap a...

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