BeeJiveIM for iPhone was updated this week to support Facebook chat. Not long afterward, reports started coming in that something was wrong for some people. When they tried connecting to any IM service, they got a mysterious "PC LOAD LETTER" message which, when clicked, opened a clip from Office … [Read more...]
ICQ Beta for Windows Mobile
AOL announced an open beta of a new Windows Mobile application called ICQ Mobile. ICQ Mobile brings much of the functionality of their desktop app to your Windows Mobile device. Device Support ICQ for Windows Mobile supports devices with Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6, and Windows … [Read more...]
Brosix Instant Messenger
Brosix is an instant messaging client that is available in both an enterprise form and a free client in the similar vein as AIM and other services. The enterprise client is the core of their business and it offers a high level of security which is often needed for business conversations. The … [Read more...]
Microsoft Forcing WLM Upgrade
Over the past few days, Microsoft has started to upgrade all users of previous versions of Windows Live Messenger (WLM) 2009 builds to the newest version 14.0.8064.0206. Within time, versions 8.1 and 8.5 will be obligatory as well. If and when you upgrade via the prompt from WLM, the entire … [Read more...]
Windows Live Messenger (WLM)
Windows Live Messenger (WLM; formerly MSN Messenger) is the fastest growing instant messaging program, and currently ranks #2 behind AIM/ICQ. Regardless of what you think of Microsoft, WLM has one the best interfaces and is very easy to use. The design of WLM is clean and extremely functional. No, … [Read more...]
Are you an IM fanatic?
Are you really into instant messaging? I'm currently looking for to fill a few gaps in BigBlueBall's moderating team, and I'm looking for people who are really excited about IM. You might be a hacker, developer, or just a hard-core user. This is a great opportunity to join the terrific crew at … [Read more...]
Hello World! Feedback? Feedback!
The BigBlue Crew suggested a blog would be a great way to share what's going on behind-the-scenes at BigBlueBall.com, so we've launched BigBlueBlog. We'll be posting information about our staff (the BigBlue Crew!); site news and updates; info about new goodies we're working on at BigBlueBall; and -- … [Read more...]
Miranda is a very small and powerful multi-protocol instant messenger for Windows. It does not have it's own native protocol, since it supports: ICQ MSN Messenger AOL Instant Messenger Yahoo! IM Gadu Gadu Tlen SMS ... and others via Miranda's extremely active plugin development … [Read more...]
Emoticons & Smileys
What are Emoticons or Smileys? Emoticons (called "smileys" by some programs) are a combination of symbols to form an icon that helps express emotion. For example, when you string together a colon, a hyphen and a right-parenthesis, you're expressing a smile. If you look at it sideways, it even … [Read more...]