What is OBS Ninja?

OBS. Ninja is an open-source and free web-based program designed to bring live video from an external source into OBS Studio or a web-browser (similar to Zoom). It does this using WebRTC, a framework within browsers and mobile applications that lets you communicate in real time with little to no lag.

What is RCS? Why do we need it?

Rich Communication Services or RCS is a communication protocol between mobile telephone carriers and between phone and carrier, aiming at replacing SMS messages with a text-message system  that is richer, and can transmit in-call multimedia. The RCS protocol is much more useful than SMS. Added abilities are… chat with content sharing, driven from an RCS enhanced address book, enhancing the messaging…

Google Allo, A Smart Messaging App

Allo is an instant messaging mobile app developed by Google that includes a virtual assistant and provides a “smart reply” function that allows users to reply without typing. Allo’s “Smart reply” function uses Google’s machine learning technology to suggest a reply to the last message, which can be selected from a few options. The feature…

Appear.In

Appear.in is a FREE video chat with no login or registration required. Simply share the weblink for your “room” and speak with up to eight people simultaneously using your 3G, 4G, or wifi. Anyone can participate, using this app or any WebRTC-compliant browser on a computer or mobile device.  

Skype for Web

Skype for Web Beta is a web-browser version of its very popular VOIP / chat service. I’ve been waiting for a Skype client that I can use with my Chromebook. Now I can use Skype on my Chromebook or any computer. The reason Microsoft has done this is, they needed a Skype app for their…

Google Talk

Google Talk is a chat client that you can use as a download program installed on your computer or mobile device. It can also be accessed through your web-browser in Gmail and Google+. You can do traditional text chat, voice or video. With Google talk you can chat, talk or see anyone that is using Gmail,…

Hangouts

Google Hangout is a video chat service that allows you to chat with up to 9 of your friends at the same time with video. While you’re in video chat you can text chat at the same time. you can share you desktop, share  and collaborate on items in your Google Drive . You can share…

Skype

Skype is a proprietary Voice over IP service and software application. First released in 2003 written by Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, who had also originally developed Kazaa. Since 2003 it has become a very popular application with 600 million users world wide. It 2011 it was purchase be Microsoft for $8.5 billion….

Chat

Google+ Chat is the same as in the Google Talk client and the Gmail Chat client. Chat is located on the right side just like in Gmail. You can chat with anyone using Google Talk or Gmail. Get Started with Chat

10/12/09

This month at the Cloud Computing SIG (soon the name may be called to Web 2.0 SIG) we took a look at Skype the very popular Internet video phone program. I pointed out some very affordable headsets a cameras at Skype.