A good communication within a company is essential for everyone to direct their efforts in the same direction and projects to go forward. To communicate with the rest of our team have many tools such as email, chats, video-conference or file sharing, etc. but today we speak Slack, a tool designed to simplify the communication process by grouping all in one channel.
Stewart Butterfly, co-founder of Flickr, initiated this project is having some success in many organizations. Its objective was to reduce the use of email and the number of tools used in each project to improve communication between members of the team. Thousands of users are already using Slack with good results and has a free version so you can try it in your projects. How does it work? Continue reading
For years Skype and similar tools have helped us eliminate barriers and distances improving our communication in personal or workplace. Can you imagine that in the future will also help us communicate with people who speak other languages without having to speak them? It’s a complicated objective but Microsoft is already working on it as shown Satya Nadella, CEO of the company.
The technology of which we speak was presented at a conference in California and is known as Skype Translator. This new functionality would give Skype a system of automatic translation in real time, i.e. translate what we say and other say to another language and show it on the screen so we can communicate. Continue reading
Imagine that you are in a room with a group of friends and that for a while you turn off the light to maintain a conversation. Posts to imagine, suppose also that we have no way of knowing who each friend because of his voice is and talk about any subject but unable to identify who emits every opinion on it. What you can imagine? If you imagine it has not passed the same creators of Rumr, a rather peculiar instant messaging application.
Rumr is a messaging application that has been put on anonymity as a great goal. This application allows you to create groups of friends (i.e., is not open to anyone who wants to participate in a group) in which all talk but anonymously. Continue reading
Opera presented its first version unique email client. It is called Opera Mail and can be downloaded separately from the Opera Next browser. With this client can send and receive emails, have total control over our RSS feeds and all directly from the Windows desktop, without having access to third party applications.
The quick setup process to open Opera Mail first invites us to enter a valid email. We have three options: create one, create a group conversation or import the data from a previously existing email account. Continue reading
ICQ, one of the most popular instant messaging programs recognized among PC users, now comes with an updated version for Windows 8. While over the years the software has lost popularity over other proposals like MSN or Google Talk, is still present and still has a very broad user community.
ICQ for Windows 8 provides all the tools and services of a program of this nature. We send text messages via the Internet, using voice chat, video conferencing and even use emoticons to add more expressiveness to our messages. Continue reading
Skype has completely replaced the old Windows Live Messenger since a few days ago, although many do not like to use Skype. Some users may miss the features added to Messenger, a program that had its peak of millions of users for several years, but had begun to decline before the arrival of the chat in social networks.
If today spears the Windows Live Messenger, you’ll get a message that you will be prompted for download the new version to continue. For those nostalgic for the Messenger, Messenger Reviver installed a patch for that “messenger” still works with versions 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, despite the blockade of Microsoft and the recommendations to use Skype. Continue reading
If it was before thing of every day for users of Messenger to see how appeared strange messages with even more strange links, now the path taken before the new viruses that were directed to Messenger, reaches to Skype.
What before was the target of choice for the links that were hiding malicious code, it has changed now, thanks to the new implementation of Skype as a program of messaging, chat, video chat and phone calls. Since Microsoft announced that Skype would replace Messenger, the viruses targeted at Skype have escalated. Continue reading
If you have a Hotmail account and still you have not received an email warning that March 15 is the last day of life the legendary Messenger, wait for it to arrive anytime. And that is Microsoft has chosen this day to the death of Messenger, which had already been brewing for a few months.
The instant messaging service that gave the old Messenger will be replaced by the Skype service. We should remember that Microsoft purchased the Skype service in 2011, so it will now want to take advantage of its new acquisition. The problem is that Messenger users already did raise their voice of protest, with some fairly valid reasons. Continue reading
Until relatively recently, the mobile operators have a profitable business based on text messages. Factors such as the increasing number of smartphone users, greater use of social networks and the proliferation of mobile apps have destroyed most of the business so that the operators are trying to take steps to re-enter that market although it remains to be seen the effectiveness thereof.
An example of what we talk about is Joyn, an instant messaging service that was launched earlier this year and now with the return to the fray Movistar, Orange and Vodafone. Joyn offers users the ability to exchange text messages or share files and images and aims to compete with services like WhatsApp, something that seems very complicated at least right now because the service is not mature enough to deal with alternatives available in the market. Continue reading