Sony recently announced the release of its standalone PlayStation Messages app for Android and iOS. According to developers, PlayStation Messages allows users to see who’s online, but also send messages to friends and favorite groups directly from a mobile device. Also, Sony only mentions the PlayStation 4 among the systems the application is compatible with. PlayStation Messages will allow you to: Check your Friends List to instantly see who’s online and what they’re playing Send text messages or voice messages to individual friends or to groups of friends anytime you like Upload and share your own photos and swap PlayStation themed stickers Search for Friends PlayStation App will also be updated at the same to coordinate with PlayStation Messages.
Spark IM 2.7.1 recently released, is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client optimized for businesses and organizations. It features built-in support for group chat, telephony integration, and strong security. It also offers a great end-user experience with features like in-line spell checking, group chat room bookmarks, and tabbed conversations. Spark IM 2.7.1 changelog Printing conversation margin cuts off characters from lines that wrap is online at message does not always show in chat room After receiving XML data as a message Spark stops displaying history Buzz and stale settings overlap in the Preferences window Update French translation Show JID as contact name if instead an empty string would have been shown Default resource should be “Spark” without a version number Update Lithuanian translation Fix loading of Spellchecker’s IgnoreUppercase setting Add an option to disable graying out and italic for idle contacts Option to use hostname as a resource Update bundled JRE with the latest version This release is bundled with the latest and last Java 7 update (7u80).