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Increased Messages security leaves iChat, third-party IM clients by the wayside

Third-party IM apps and older versions of iChat will no longer be able to log in with Mac.com or Me.com screennames.

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Take that, Snapchat: Instagram Direct’s private messages stick around

Instagram Direct lets users privately send photos and videos in what is widely considered a shot at trendy messaging app Snapchat.

on techhive.com

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

on pcworld.com