Neowin News Feed for: Communication Neowin News Feed for: Communication en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Apple is surreptitiously working on satellite technology, according to a report <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As per a report by Bloomberg, the Cupertino giant has hired a top-secret team of venerable professionals from satellite and aerospace industries to potentially beam data directly to devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:10:01 +0000 Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook's biggest messaging competitor is iMessage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an earnings call meeting with investors on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg commented that Apple&#039;s iMessage - of all things - was Facebook&#039;s biggest competition on the messaging service front. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:34:01 +0000 Facebook wants to better connect businesses and clients in Messenger 2.3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has added a bevy of new features to its Messenger platform meant to help business customize the way they communicate with customers via a previously launched web chat plugin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:50:01 +0000 Microsoft is teaching your plants to have a chat with you <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div> A way for humans to &quot;talk&quot; with plants has recently been discovered. Through sensors, a person can type into a computer which is then translated into signals that plants can understand. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:18:01 +0000 Microsoft wants to beam you up with holoportation, virtually <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s not quite teleportation but, with the Hololens, Microsoft comes as close as can be with &#039;holoportation&#039;, allowing someone to see and interact with your visage during a call. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:30:01 +0000 Interview: Wire CEO talks to us about the messaging service's history, future, and potential <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We were given the opportunity to sit down with Wire CEO, Jonathan Christensen and discuss the reasoning behind Wire&#039;s existence, and how it looks to shape the future of online communications. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Brown) Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:02:01 +0000 Wire extends its service to Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Wire has expanded to its fourth platform today, making its debut on the Windows platform. The application offers a majority of features found in existing solutions on iOS, Android and Mac OS X. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Brown) Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:08:01 +0000 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes telepathy is the future for Facebook <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently shared what&#039;s on his mind on his latest Q&amp;A. He talked about the integration of telepathy on the website in the future, as well as the evolution of communication. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:48:01 +0000 Skype for Business now available in preview form <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has just announced that it is releasing the first public preview of Skype for Business. The new program is designed to replace Lync and unify Microsoft&#039;s offerings for the enterprise. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:06:01 +0000 Broken fax machine renders US government office unreachable <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1570875154usaflag.jpg" alt="" /></div>An old fax machine has become a source of headaches for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, after it was found that faxes cannot be received and they may remain incommunicado until November. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:40:23 +0000 Lavabit founder: 'If you knew what I know about email, you might not use it' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1570875154usaflag.jpg" alt="" /></div>Ladar Levison claims to have given up on email despite having previously been responsible for founding the anonymous email service Lavabit. He cites concerns with how email works in general. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:14:46 +0000 Lavabit, Silent Circle close over governmental pressures <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1317222718unifiedinbox.png" alt="" /></div>Two supposedly secure email services, Silent Email and Lavabit, closed within a matter of hours of each other, with concerns about government pressure over &#039;high-profile&#039; users of the services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:58:31 +0000 Patent suggests Microsoft to bring email flags to phone calls <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1461295645windows-phone-logo-5.png" alt="" /></div>A patent filed in 2012 seems to suggest Microsoft could be bringing email-style &#039;flags&#039; to their smartphones, making it easier to spot when a call is urgent... or when it&#039;s not necessary. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:19:49 +0000 Mailbird for Windows released, offers a Gmail-oriented client <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/846794592mailbird.png" alt="" /></div>Mailbird is a new email client for Windows, with a particular focus on Gmail and an interface users of the Sparrow email clients from OS X and iOS may find somewhat familiar. It isn&#039;t an April Fool. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:32:17 +0000 Fusion, the Android SMS app designed by Redditors, goes live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1931069474android-dark-bg.png" alt="" /></div>Fusion has been released on the Play Store for Android, after several months of design and code work. The app was designed by the community and built by one guy, making it quite a remarkable addition. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 11 Mar 2013 02:23:32 +0000 Facebook's Poke app could be a result of Snapchat staying independent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Theories have appeared, with one being that Facebook&#039;s Poke app is a direct result of a failed buyout. Potentially supporting a bruised ego, Poke might just be a challenge to Snapchat&#039;s niche. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:48:49 +0000 WhatsApp developers claim no support for BlackBerry 10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/733771315news-logo-blackberry-10.png" alt="" /></div>WhatsApp&#039;s developers have indicated that they do not plan to support BlackBerry 10. One good thing for BB10 buyers is that they don&#039;t completely rule out a return with their wording. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:56:14 +0000 Skype usage up 50% under Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/121527188824.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft revealed yesterday that amongst their financial performance, Skype usage has gone up 50% in the last quarter with 115 billion minutes worth of calls globally in the same period. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:50:50 +0000 Speak for Yourself patent case continues; family communication still hangs in the balance <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/14003258436985813943_b9daa9c68a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Just over a month after we reported on the ramifications of an app removal from the App Store, we learn more about the court case at hand and what is to be done for those it most affects. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:21:33 +0000 Ukrainian students create gloves for translating sign language <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Students taking part in Microsoft&#039;s Imagine Cup have created technology to convert sign language into speech, which could completely change how we communicate with those using sign language. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:26:19 +0000 iPad app removal could leave family unable to communicate with daughter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" 2_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>After a communication app was removed from Apple&#039;s iTunes Store due to supposed infringement on copyrights, a family has been left unable to communicate with their four-year-old daughter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:14:03 +0000 Netgear touts new premium routers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We stopped by the Netgear booth at CES today, and found several new products and revamps to their router lines that will please most consumers. The WNDR3800 router First up is the new WNDR3800 router,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Blasius) Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:35:15 +0000 Microsoft demonstrates Office Communicator 14 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1658233020Communicator-3 (dragged).png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft demonstrated the future version of Office Communicator at Tech-Ed, New Orleans today. Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft&rsquo;s Unified Communications Group, took the stage at Tech-Ed on Monday and explained the release is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 07 Jun 2010 15:04:10 +0000 Surfing the Google Wave <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>To write a simple message, whether by Email or text, has for a long time been a method to announce one's happiness, anger and even one's tardiness. It's arguable that these virtual delivery services are... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 07 Nov 2009 13:43:47 +0000 Live Communication Server - Survey Nomination Invite <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The questions are based on Microsoft&reg; Office Live Communications Server 2003, Standard Edition, as well as your company's operating environment. Many of the questions require specialized knowledge of regulatory requirements, architecture, existing network infrastructure, system... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 28 Oct 2003 02:18:54 +0000 Intel to aggressively push wireless communication standard in 2003 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Anticipating the potential of wireless communication, Intel is planning to concentrate more of its resources this year to promote the new Centrino notebook platform, said Kelly Wu, country manager of Intel Taiwan. Though unable to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 14 Jan 2003 10:33:46 +0000 Scientists make "major leap" on secure communication <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to reports today scientists from the QinetiQ organisation have managed to send a key for encryption just under 15 miles (a new record), opening the door for security of an unparalleled level in the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 03 Oct 2002 12:50:44 +0000