Posts Tagged ‘Skype’

Configure Automatic Volume Adjustments Under Windows 7

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Here’s a trick that will come in particularly handy for those who use Skype on Windows 7 …

A friend of mine who made the switch to Windows 7 recently called me the other day. He mentioned that he was experiencing a strange system volume issue whenever telephone calls where made on the system.


Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5bn

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Sooner or later, Skype is bound to redefine the whole concept of telephone service …

The once-dominant software company has agreed to pay more than three times Skype’s valuation just 18 months ago

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, its biggest ever, is an $8.5bn (£5bn) gamble to try to catch up with Apple and Google.


Skype ‘in Facebook and Google talks’

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Who knows? In another five years, we might be sending our monthly phone payments to Facebook instead of AT&T or Verizon …

Internet phone service in negotiations over link-ups that could delay Wall Street flotation, according to reports

The internet phone service Skype is entertaining partnership talks with both Facebook and Google – delaying its $100m (£60m) Wall Street flotation – according to reports.


Skype Toolbar Blocked in Firefox by Mozilla

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Oh well, I guess there are always other browsers …

Many experienced Internet users have the firm believe that toolbars are a relict of the past, that toolbars are to be avoided at all costs. The majority of regular users on the other hand do not seem to mind, which might change with this news.


Telify – Convert Phone Numbers into Links for Use with Skype

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Here’s an interesting extension for those who are too busy to key in phone numbers …

Telify, an extension for the Thunderbird email client and Mozilla Firefox web browser, turns phone numbers in emails and on web pages into clickable links that open supported voice applications to make calls more comfortably.


Is Your Network Ready for VoIP?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

If you’re thinking of adding VoIP capabilities to your network, this article provides a pretty good list of things to consider …

We may tolerate a web page loading slowly, but get irritated when the quality of an Internet telephony conversation is less than pristine. With that in mind, I would like to share a “network admin” experience with you.


Clownfish – Automatic Skype Chat Translations

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Machine translation almost always results in a garbled, difficult to understand mess. It’s been around since the 1980s, and although different companies have managed to adapt it more applications, they still haven’t been able to improve the quality of the translation very much.

Automatic translations can help when people need to communicate with each other without speaking the other’s language properly. Clownfish is a third party software that integrates with the popular communication software Skype. The software works automatically once installed and connected to Skype (a prompt to allow access to Skype is displayed in Skype once Skype and Clownfish are running).


More Closed Door Neutrality Deals Struck – Without Pesky Public Input Into the Process

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Congress needs to get itself in gear and do what we pay them to do, instead of just sitting around and letting corporations write the laws that are supposed to govern their own behavior.

We’ve already seen how the Goorizon deal is little more than an empty shell, solely designed to keep tougher consumer protections away from wireless networks, while leaving plenty of loopholes open for anti-competitive behavior over wired networks. Now a group of companies including Microsoft, the NCTA, Verizon, AT&T and Skype have “reached an agreement” on network neutrality behind closed doors, with no public, government, or objective expert input. As Mike Masnick at Techdirt notes, such a deal is a blend of hubris and pointlessness:


Remove Skype From The Windows 7 Taskbar

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Here’s a handy tip for Windows 7 users …

Skype users who have switched from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7 recently may have noticed that the Skype icon remains in the Windows 7 taskbar even if Skype is minimized. This was not the case in the other two operating systems, and frankly it should not be that way.


Using Two Skype Accounts At The Same Time

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Here’s a helpful trick for Skype users …

There are usually two environments where users may want to run another instance of Skype to use multiple Skype accounts at the same time. The first is a business environment where a Skype user wants to separate a business Skype account from a private one. The second a home environment where family members have their own separate Skype account.