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 Messenger for Mac A/V Preview
Messenger for Mac A/V Preview

dwergs says ( 26 Feb 2009 ):

 

As announced by the end of last year, cross-platform audio/video chat is coming to the Personal service of Messenger for Mac. The Macintosh Business Unit promised to show off the A/V feature live at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco last month, and Matt Pippen was one of the people who passed by their booth to see the demo. Here's his report:

"The build at Macworld was unstable, as noted by one of the developers when I asked if I could take it for a test drive. She noted that, basically, the only thing new in between the current version of Messenger and this build was the A/V chat.

Also, you may ask how I know the version number. Upon being granted permission to “look around,” I immediately clicked “About Messenger for Mac” to take a screen pic. The developer closed the window and prevented me from taking a picture. She snapped at me that she did not want the version number in the public in the event that the number changed; she cited a previous story as a testament. Despite this, I was able to look at the window long enough to see the version number was 8.0.0 and a build number that I did not have time to memorize. I share this fact just to keep an open flow of information.

The developer told me that there is talk of a beta but no indication of when it would begin. She noted that the new version should be released within the year.
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Here's a photo of the video conversation in action:

Messenger for Mac Audio/Video Preview

[Source & pictures: MacFocusMagazine]



 Slumdog Millionaire Messenger Special
Slumdog Millionaire Messenger Special

dwergs says ( 23 Feb 2009 ):

 

Eight Oscars -including Best Motion Picture and Direction- and a downright kicking ass movie, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire deserves a "Messenger special" here at Mess.be. Fans of the India-based drama/romance are invited to add one of the Slumdog Millionaire Display Pictures and the bonus Messenger Scene in celebration of the movie's victory at last night's 81st annual Acadamy Awards.

Slumdog Millionaire Display Pictures Slumdog Millionaire Display Pics Slumdog Millionaire Avatars Slumdog Millionaire Avatars
Slumdog Millionaire Display Pictures Slumdog Millionaire Display Pics Slumdog Millionaire Avatars Slumdog Millionaire Avatars

>> Browse the entire collection of Slumdog Millionaire Messenger Avatars.

Screenshot: Slumdog Millionaire Messenger Scene

>> Like the preview above? Grab the Slumdog Millionaire Scene (requires Windows Live Messenger 9.0).



 Forced upgrade to latest Windows Live Messenger 2009 in progress
Forced upgrade to latest Windows Live Messenger 2009 in progress

dwergs says ( 22 Feb 2009 ):

 

Since a few days, Microsoft is systematically forcing users of previous Windows Live Messenger 2009 builds (i.e. 14.0.8050.1202 and 14.0.5027.0908) to upgrade to the version 14.0.8064.0206. In a next step, users of Windows Live Messenger 8.1 and 8.5 will be required to do the same.

A dialog prompt similar to the one below appears automatically to those trying to sign in with an older version.

Windows Live Messenger forced upgrade prompt

Upon approving the request, to the annoyance of many, the entire Windows Live Essentials suite is downloaded and consequently all previously installed Windows Live applications will be automatically updated as well.

Windows Live Messenger forced upgrade prompt

Like we mentioned before, there are no apparent changes in the latest version of Windows Live Messenger.



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