I have been using Windows 8 on my 5+ year old PC laptop for awhile now and have been happy enough with it. In fact, I always encourage anyone I know to update to Windows 8.  Its worth it.  The “metro” part of win8 however, has never been of much value to me.  Actually, no… Read More

This through me for a look.  Seems that if you have a skype plugin installed, you cannot cut and paste formulas in Excel.  Pretty random till you think about it. The skype plugin is pretty aggressive trying to capture what it thinks are phone numbers and its totally possible the its intercepting the paste function… Read More

Simple enough, you are talking on skype or some other VoIP app and you realize, you need to record this since if you are talking on your iphone, odds are you are not at your desk to take notes in the first place.  Do keep in mind that you have to let the other people… Read More

Yes, I wrote about a phone call scam last week and now there is yet another scam I just came across using VoIP and voice to text.  This time, it calls your skype account with the name “System update information’ or something weak like that. This one has been around for a few months but… Read More

There are some many buzz words I could have used with this, but basically, its a remote control robot with a camera and computer screen. And thats cool enough right?  However, I’m not sure this would really take off as the creators have in mind.  The idea is that you can have an autonomous remote… Read More

Just saw this on tuow.   They say it will be out soon, but no date. What I do not understand is why wait so long?  I guess it took the release of iPad2 to finally push them enough to build it.  So stay tuned. From tuow: A few features in the full PC/Mac app didn’t… Read More

I’m not sure how well this will work but it was announced recently that Comcast subscribers equipped with special gear will be able to use the Web video messaging service Skype on their HD sets “soon.”  No idea what soon means though. The Skype service will be delivered through HDTVs through a Comcast adapter box… Read More

Skype now supports video calls on the iphone 4 and 3gs over wifi and 3G.  I have yet to test this, but the new version of skype will let you make skype to skype video calls over wifi and 3G.  This is supported on the iphone 4 and 3gs, NOT the 3g.  But I’m going… Read More

Just got an iPad eh?  But did not get the 3G version?  Thats ok right? Just connect to WIFI.  But if you do have has WIFI when your travel?   Well, there’s an iPhone app for that.  Jailbroken of course. I wrote about using GPS on your ipad a few months back.  To use GPS you… Read More

Sure. All you need is WIFI access.  Basically the non 3G iPad is an iPad on steroids. So if you could get your ipod touch to do a VoIP call, then you can do it on your iPad… And there are plenty of Apps to choose from. Line2 has the most professional options. (My Review… Read More

Ok, so we all knew Skype’s app was coming out soon. And we ALSO knew that Truphone has something is mind to reply to it. The answer? In my email of course. Here is what I got.. Lets the VoIP wars begin! Get even more value from Truphone with an Unlimited calling plan (find out… Read More

I downloaded the Skype app just for the heck of it and it crashed every time I clicked on a text field!  What?  I tried a reboot, reinstall, nothing … Oh, there is one more thing I could try .. Turn off Clippy. Yup, that was it. Now when I first tried to login, it… Read More

I use skype, not as much as in the past, but every now and again.  Now truphone has brought in skype support. I can call skype people, skype’rs can call me and I can do IM.  That’s all I need really. I’ve talked about truphone before (link) and VoiP in general for overseas calls (story… Read More

Look what I got in the email from the interwebs.. We are writing to you to let you know that in the next 24 hours, your Truphone for the iPhone application will be automatically upgraded with some exciting new features*! These new features are: 1. Instant Messaging (IM) IM will be added, meaning that you… Read More