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Brosix 3 BETA Has Been Released

As most of you loyal readers know, this blog is working in conjunction with Brosix in order to bring quality information and resources to those looking for information on hosted and secure instant messaging. Today,Brosix announced on its blog that the Brosix 3 BETA version has been released, with downloads available for Windows and Linux. I know that the Brosix developers are working hard on creating a version for Mac OS, and I’m sure that is next up on their list of important To-Dos.

While the Brosix 3 version doesn’t have ALL the features of the previous versions, the developers are working hard to ensure that the most important features for users are still successful in this new version. Here is a run down of the currentBrosix 3 features, as stated in a previous blog post-

“We have tried to select the most important features for Brosix 3:

* Text Chat
* Text Conference
* History – compared to Brosix 2.0 this contains information about all communication events, not only text chat which is the case with Brosix 2.0
* File Transfer
* Co-Browse – this uses improved and more user-friendly process.
* Screen-shot”

These are some of the most-used featured among Brosix users. Some of the features not included in this new version are:

* Whiteboard
* Screen Sharing
* Audio call
* Video call
* Voice Conference
* Voice Mail

These features are currently being re-designed with a efficient and more effective user experience in mind. To download and try the new version of Brosix 3 BETA, try:

For those who are business clients of Brosix, you can download the enterprise version here:

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Palm Pre Allows Mobile IM

Hey all, Just wanted to talk about my new Palm Pre that I got today with a new contract from Sprint. (I know this sounds like an advertisement, but it isn’t, I swear!) There were 3 things I wanted in a new cell phone- the ability to access the internet at all times, a QWERTY (computer layout) keyboard, and the ability to talk to my friends as much as I wanted, whether that be through unlimited text messaging or instant messaging.

Luckily, the Palm Pre has exceeded all my expectations. Not only does it have unlimited data (for web surfing) and text messaging, it also has the ability to add my AIM and Google Talk account so I can IM my friends, family, and co-workers even when I’m on the go.

Unfortunately, the Palm Pre doesn’t have one thing- secure instant messaging. You would think that a phone that has a completely original operating system (unique from the iPhone) would have more security, but unfortunately it (and almost all other phones) do not. Hopefully, one day all connections and communication channels that are used to send and receive information will be secure, but until then, I may sure that I don’t trade any confidential information using IM on my Palm Pre.



I just set up a Twitter account (with a cute background!) for Hosted IM Spot. Please follow us:

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Hello there, and welcome to the Hosted IM Spot. My name is Kelsey and I will be the main blogger for this blog. I hope to be a great resource for anyone who is looking for more information on hosted instant messaging networks, along with secure IM programs.

Enterprise instant messaging is on the horizon, in my opinion, of being a main type of communication for more than just teenagers. It is a great secure communication resource that can be used to interface with employees, co-workers, clients, and anyone else who would like to communicate without fear of viruses, unknown file transfers, or being inundated with advertisements and gadgets that the working professional has no need for.

With the IM abbreviations like  ‘OMG’ (oh my gosh/God), ‘JK’ (just kidding), and ‘LOL’ (laugh out loud) now being used in some people’s everyday spoken vocabulary, instant messaging has shown to be at the pinnacle of instant online digital communication.

Secure and hosted instant messaging programs for your workplace or organization is a great idea, for many reasons. Some of these include increased productivity (employees do not have to walk across the building to ask a question), instant response to questions/comments (if the person who has received the IM is at their desk), and a great way to share files and ideas without having to rely on sometimes faulty e-mail servers or slow processing times.

Welcome to the Hosted IM Spot. Let me know if you have any questions by e-mailing me at [email protected] or by AIM at kelsey7820. Thanks!