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Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

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Skype group calls now free on Surface, Windows tablets

Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.

on pcworld.com

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How anonymous app Yik Yak plans to conquer all college campuses

With a new feature and new round of funding, Yik Yak wants to be the bulletin board for your life.

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FireChat opens up off-the-grid conversation between iOS and Android

In its third update, the anonymous messaging app makes it possible for all its users to chat with each other.

Intel's avatar chat app turns you into 3D chicken

Intel’s new Pocket Avatars app lets you chat with friends using animated 3D avatars that mimic your facial expressions.

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Path launches its own messaging app because why not

If at first your app doesn’t succeed, try, try again. And again. And again.

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Stupidly simple app phenomenon Yo got hacked, and hacked, and hacked again

A popular app that took eight hours to make has a few security flaws. Who'd have thunk it?

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Intel's Pocket Avatars chat app packs 3D avatars that mimic your face and mood

Intel's Pocket Avatars app maps human expressions to avatars in a mobile chat

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Hands on with Facebook’s Slingshot, yet another messaging app: Meh

Snapchat won’t be losing any sleep over Facebook’s latest attempt at ephemeral messaging.

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Windows Phone in July

BlackBerry's popular messaging service will hit Windows Phone this summer, after landing on Android and iOS late last year.

on pcworld.com

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How a Harvard engineer is turning your latte art into a sensory message

A device called the oPhone, now on Indiegogo, transmits the smells attached to your photos.