Must Have Mobile Apps

There are a lot of apps for smartphones out there some useful, some not so useful. Here are my pics for best apps… Google Maps – This is a must. Don’t leave home without it. Of course it is a default app on Android but it is also available for iPhones. Google Photos – Edit…

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 Voice

Google Voice  is a VOIP service with many intriguing features like voicemail transcription, personalized greetings and call forwarding to any phone you wish.  You get a regular phone number and you can call anywhere in the US and Canada for free. Texting is also free. Calling is $0.01 per minute to call other countries from the…

Talk-A-Tone

Use Talkatone to make free calls and send free texts without using any cell minutes.  Stop paying for cell minutes and text messages. Call and text US and Canada numbers for free. Turn your iPad or iPod touch into a phone. Make insanely cheap international calls. Make calls over 3G, 4G and wifi. Google Talk does…

OBi100

The OBi100 is a VOIP device that allows you to use your Google voice number to make free calls to any where in the US and Canada for free. Purchase the OBi100 now on sale at Amazon for $39.24 as of Apr 5th, 2013. OBiON is an app that enables you to use OBi on…

Other VOIP Providers

Your Internet Service Provider may also offer VOIP service but these are regulated as a utility and charge huge fees and taxes making them prohibitively expensive. The advantage of a utility is there is always someone to complain to when it does not work. Magic Jack is a VOIP service that uses a small device to…

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….

Mobile

Google+ Mobile is an app for Android Phones but soon to iPhones and others that lets you share to Google+ from anywhere. Get updates from your circles in the stream. Do a check-ins from your location to let you friends know where you are.

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.