HipChat, the cross-platform group chat and IM app made by Atlassian has just received some nice updates. It may even convince you to switch over to HipChat instead of your other IM apps.
For one, the Mac app has reached 2.0 and is officially out of beta. It no longer relies on Adobe AIR and is now seeing many new improvements, including better performance (everything loads faster), vertical tabs, and native OS X features such as notification center and retina display support.
HipChat for iOS has not been ignored either, and ... more
HipChat, a company that has a hosted private chat service for companies and teams, has taken offence to Apple's new OS X Messages icon. Apparently Apple ripped it off. HipChat doesn't come out and say it right away, but they're calling shenanigans in a blog post titled, They may just be chat bubbles, but they're our chat bubbles.
They aren't exactly wrong, but they aren't exactly right either.
Pete Curley, author of the HipChat post states:
[quote]As many of our users noticed, the new Messages logo looks a little…familiar… I don’t know how Apple ... more