Wire: A Wonderful Messaging App Missing the Only Thing That Matters

Wire is a beautiful new messaging app created by some of the key people behind Skype. The app is an effort to streamline some of the clunkiness that exists in virtually every messaging app out there. After trying it out this morning, I can say that the app succeeds. Whether anybody will use it or not is an entirely… » 12/03/14 12:25pm 12/03/14 12:25pm

The Most Horrifying Texting App Shares Everything You Type in Real-Time

There's a reason kids these days have a tendency to text whenever possible—not being able to meticulously craft your every last word is the worst. But now, a new messaging app called Beam wants to take all that hard-earned neuroticism away from us. It shows people exactly what you type, as you type it. We're doomed. » 11/14/14 11:07am 11/14/14 11:07am

My Day on the Emoji-Only Social Network, Translated (I Think)

Words are dead. Grammar, syntax, nuance—all pointless when adorable cartoon sea animals can do the dirty work for us. At least, that's the world Emojli, an emoji-only social network, would like to envision. But after spending some time there, I am more than happy with my inanimate letters. For Emojli's future is a… » 9/11/14 2:05pm 9/11/14 2:05pm

The Best Features of Facebook Messenger You're Probably Not Using

Facebook took a lot of flak for making its standalone Messenger app mandatory. Many feel (myself among them) that a standalone app for messages is unnecessary. Even so, that doesn't make it a bad app, or not useful in its own way. Here are some of the best features of Facebook Messenger that make it worth using. » 8/13/14 3:39pm 8/13/14 3:39pm

Fleksy Messenger Makes Typing on a Smartwatch Slightly Less Impossible

Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch can be handy for checking your text messages without whipping your phone out of your pocket. But it's impossible to type on—literally, you can't reply to texts on the watch. Fleksy just changed that with Messenger, a Gear 2 SMS messaging app that brings Fleksy's intelligent keyboard to the… » 6/18/14 10:00am 6/18/14 10:00am

Taio Cruz Builds Social Network, Reminds Us Of His Existence

It already feels like time for I Love The 10s. There's plenty of throwback material. Example: Inception. Alternate example: Gangnam Style. And Taio Cruz would definitely make the cut for Break Your Heart and Dynamite. But he also apparently exists in the here and now. And he made a social network called KeWe » 8/18/13 12:48pm 8/18/13 12:48pm