Telegram in Fedora

Recently, there has been a new wave of instant messaging services focused on the mobile world. Examples include Whatsapp, Messenger, Hangouts, and Viber. However, these are all closed and don’t have the best record of security and privacy. A new service with a different… Continue Reading →

Pidgin Indicator: Ubuntu AppIndicator Plugin For Pidgin

Pidgin uses the Ubuntu Messaging Menu but many people prefer its old tray icon, which you could whitelist to use the systray. That’s no longer possible out of the box with Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 because the Unity systray whitelist was removed (there is a PPA that restores the systray whitelist though) but luckily, Philip Langdale […]

Popular Mobile IM / VoIP App `Viber` Available For Linux

Viber is an application that sits somewhere between Skype and WhatsApp, which can be used to make free calls, send text messages, photos and video messages without having to register (all phone contacts that have installed Viber are listed as Viber contacts).Initially, Viber was a mobile-only application but a few months ago, a desktop client […]

Skype 4.1 For Linux Released, Adds Option To Chat With Windows Live Messenger Users

Skype 4.1 for Linux has been released yesterday. Unfortunately, there’s no official changelog, but one new feature is obvious: an option to sign in with a Microsoft account and chat with your Windows Live Messenger friends from Skype.When you start Skype 4.1 for Linux, you’ll have two login options: one using your regular Skype account […]