• Facebook Messenger (for Android)

    Facebook Messenger (for Android)

    Even if the horrors of US politics have made checking your regular Facebook account something that fills you with dread, don't discount the social network's excellent Android messaging client, Facebook Messenger.While a phone number is not required to use Facebook Messenger, you can use one instead of a Facebook account to sign up.
  • WhatsApp: Encrypted Message Backdoor Reports Are 'Baseless'

    WhatsApp: Encrypted Message Backdoor Reports Are 'Baseless'

    The Facebook-owned company will "fight any government request to create a backdoor," he added.But according to Marlinspike, "the fact that WhatsApp handles key changes is not a 'backdoor,' it is how cryptography works.
  • Google Voice Gets First Update in 5 Years

    Google Voice Gets First Update in 5 Years

    Remember Google Voice, the app that introduced voicemail transcriptions and gave everyone free phone numbers back in 2009, but then seemed to fall into a years-long coma?So it's only natural that Monday's updates to the Android and iOS Google Voice apps are focused on beefing up the messaging side of service.