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Hands-on with Skype 5.0 for iPhone, an old favorite remastered

With better device-to-device syncing, smooth group messaging features, and a brand new design, Skype for iPhone finally catches up to competitors.

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Microsoft 'remasters' Skype iPhone app to solve messaging bugs

Microsoft's Skype team said the new iPhone app version, due in a week, will finally be on a par with its Android and iOS counterparts. In particular, the pesky offline messaging bugs will be solved, the team promises.

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Music

With WWDC imminent, we're covering changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. This installment covers FaceTime, Maps, Messages, and Music.

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Anonymous app Whisper grows more irresistible with categories and location search

Version 4.0 makes it easier to find secrets, but it's also a minefield for anonymous hook-ups.

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FireChat hopes to tame trolls with make-your-own chat rooms

The second release of the growing anonymous, off-the-grid messaging app is giving you the power to control the conversation.

on techhive.com

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You&Me is HowAboutWe’s take on messaging for the ‘modern couple’

The popular dating site is rolling out a Snapchat-esque app designed to keep couples close.

on techhive.com

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Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

iPhone users can soon have notifications for texts appear in their Glass displays.

on pcworld.com

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How FireChat is using an obscure iOS feature to change messaging

A new texting app is using peer-to-peer networking to take bad cell reception and Wi-Fi congestion out of the equation.

on techhive.com

Facebook Messenger update upgrades group chat features

Party-planning and family chat-fests get easier with a separate Groups tab.

on techhive.com

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AT&T adds free international texting to Mobile Share plans

And cheap international calls are coming for people without a contract.

on techhive.com