Messaging Apps

Google Hangouts 2.0 is here with iOS 7 design, iPad optimization, animated stickers, and more!

Google Hangouts 2.0 is here with iOS 7 design, iPad optimization, animated stickers, and more!

Rene Ritchie 11

Google Hangouts, the combination instant messaging (IM), video, audio, and VoIP calling app for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to version 2.0. That means an iOS 7 make-over, iPad optimization, 10-second audio recordings, and most importantly — animated stickers! (Joking! The most important update is the ability to vanquish the appalling shake-to-send feedback non-feature!) Free -...

How to see all the unread message notifications on your iPhone, all at once, all in the same place

How to see all the unread message notifications on your iPhone, all at once, all in the same place

Rene Ritchie 22

Instant Messaging (IM) — and the notifications that come with them — are horribly fragmented. iPhone users have iMessage built-in, but if you use Facebook then you likely also have Facebook Messenger, if you use Google you likely also have Google Hangouts, if you come from BlackBerry you likely have BBM contacts, and depending on what part of the world you're in, you likely also have...