CES 2010: Skype Adding HD Telephony To LG, Panasonic TVs

Skype is partnering with TV makers to include their telephony service into TVs in 2010. So far, Panasonic and LG are signed up: LG Electronics will add Skype to its NetCast enabled displays, while Panasonic will add it to select sets equipped with its VieraCast services. Of course, you will still need an active Internet… Continue reading CES 2010: Skype Adding HD Telephony To LG, Panasonic TVs

AT&T to allow VoIP apps on iPhones to work on cell network

Well, well, well. AT&T has just decided to reverse their prior stance and allow iPhone users to use Skype and other VoIP apps on the cellular networks. VoIP apps would work when the iPhone was on a WiFi network, but not when connected to the AT&T network. Certainly, this is good news for consumers, but… Continue reading AT&T to allow VoIP apps on iPhones to work on cell network

GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 5, 2009

We kicked off the past week with a look at the Epson WorkForce 310 – a more compact and efficient version of its predecessor. We looked at CaseMate’s charging cases and took a look at the Powerlung lung capacity excercise tool.  For you RC enthusiasts, check out the Mini Cooper Convertible. If you have pets… Continue reading GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 5, 2009

Skype needs to run as administrator or with administrative privileges

After pulling my hair out for a while, I discovered that the Skype client needs to be run as a user with administrative privileges (I’m using version 4.x). I don’t see why this is necessary, but oh well, I’ll live. I’m not happy with Skype as I’d rather not have to run my applications with… Continue reading Skype needs to run as administrator or with administrative privileges

Skype offers unlimited long-distance for a flat fee

Skype has just annoucned that for about US$10/mo, you can get unlimited long-distance (Skype-to-landline) to the country of your choice (well one of 34 at any rate). Not a bad deal at all. This turns the traditional long-distance market on its head. I still remember paying over $1/minute for long-distance calls (made in the same… Continue reading Skype offers unlimited long-distance for a flat fee

eBay may sell off Skype

The ink had barely dried on the agreement to buy Skype before analysts were criticizing eBay’s $3.1 billion decision. Yes, that’s ‘billion’ with a ‘B’. Now, it looks like eBay is pondering selling it off. Their reasoning is that if they can’t find a way to integrate it into their core business which is online… Continue reading eBay may sell off Skype