May 19, 2010

Chat Up a Group With Skype Beta

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Skype has a new beta service that allows you to video chat with 4 of your family and/or closest buds. Mac users cannot apply but if you have Windows and a webcam, you are halfway there. Everyone participating must have Skype 5.0 and the company cautions that there may be a few bugs to work out.

Via Skype

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May 18, 2010

Quick Fix for Facebook Security

With all the recent security issues on Facebook of late, we almost would rather skip using it than risking our privacy. The Huffington Post claims that there are 50 settings and 170 options to wade through to make you feel secure. The have provided this nifty video to help you do just that with only a few clicks.

Via Huffington Post

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May 14, 2010

Windows Office Mobile 2010 Released

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Do you have a Windows Mobile 6.5 platform on your cellie or smartphone? If so, you can now download Microsoft Office Mobile. Included are Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Addition features include word count, spell check and chart creation. Compatible with Office 2007, you might qualify for a free upgrade.

Via Microsoft

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April 22, 2010

Do Your Share for Earth Day

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It's Earth Day. What better way to network than to help save the planet? Okay, that's a bit of a stretch, but humor us anyway. Plant a tree, recycle those old National Geographics or used electronics, sign the Climate Declaration and then settle in with organic popcorn and a viewing of Avatar, released today.

Via Earth Day

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April 19, 2010

WCI Plan for Next Gen WiMAX

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The next generation of WiMAX is due and the WCI (WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative) has formed to support the 802.16m standard in order to keep up with the 4G to come. Backwards compatible, it will deliver speeds of more than 300Mbps, have lower latency and increased VoIP capacity. Alvarion, Beceem, GCT Semiconductor, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, Sequans, XRONet and ZTE are some of the companies that have joined to support this next step that should start showing up in products later this year.

Via Business Wire

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March 24, 2010

Fisher Price Launches Moments to Share

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Fisher Price has launched a Facebook application that parents can use to select who can see photos of their kids. The company will also be launching apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch designed for children aged 2 - 5. Moments to Share includes promotions and products for them based on their gender and age. So while the app is a good idea for keeping away pervs, expect some commercialism as well.

Via Moments to Share

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March 15, 2010

The Demise of Google.cn ?

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Google.cn may cease to exist. After the December attack, the company became alarmed upon discovering that other large companies besides themselves were attacked. There was an attempt to access Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists and third parties were phishing around. SVP David Drummond says that Google no longer wants to censor their results and that may mean an end to relations with China.

Via Google Blog

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March 11, 2010

Skype Drops Windows Mobile and Java Services

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Skype has decided to drop its usage with Windows Mobile and Java phones. The download pages were deleted after it was determined that the limited country list for Skype Lite and overage of minutes usage made it more of a hindrance than a help. The Windows Mobile OS app was fairly unstable without a single mobile operating partner. Nokia will still have access to Skype for Symbian and some of the Java phones may as well.

Via Skype

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February 17, 2010

Google Makes Changes to Buzz After Complaints

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Talk about having a bad hair day week month. Google is finally making some changes after Buzz not only automatically signed up users, it preselected frequent e-mail contacts as "followers" and made the list public. The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a formal complaint with the FCC, citing one case that created a woman's list with personal information that included her mother, boyfriend and abusive ex-husband. Apparently Google is making nice-nice to make up for their errors, including dispensing with auto-opt and auto-follow.

Did anyone else find it odd that Google partially blamed users for some of the mistakes with this remark in their official blog that referred to the contact list?

"On Thursday, after hearing that people thought the checkbox for choosing not to display this information publicly was too hard to find, we made this option more prominent. But that was clearly not enough."

Via Gmail Blog

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February 2, 2010

Donate Your Outdated Cellies to Help Haiti

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Look around for those discarded and outdated cell phones, batteries and chargers that you may have laying around and donate them to Recellular. One hundred percent of the value will be donated to the American Red Cross in their Haiti relief efforts. If they are fixable, they will be sent to orgs in the area at no charge. To get free shipping supplies and find out more, hit the link below.

Via Phones for Haiti

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