Tuesday, November 30, 2010

BlackBerry Curve 8980 Gets FCC Approval!

BlackBerry Curve 8980
#BlackBerry #Blackberry8980 Seeks FCC Approval! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Looks like RIM has finally decided to offer an continuation for the BlackBerry 8900 series. The new Curve8980 should make a bunch of people excited about Blackberries again. But the damper seem to be that, as filed, is a quad band GSM/EDGE only device, like the Curve 8900. Hope they will plugin 3G or even 4G some where. It has also got WiFi, Bluetooth, full qwerty keyboard and a 3.2 Mega pixel camera with flash. The navigation seem to be done with an optical trackpad.
No release date yet.
FCC via Phonescoop

LG Star Is Running Froyo And Already Beating Galaxy S in Performance Tests

#LG_Star Is Running Froyo http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
A lucky user Berryjuice on Android Forums have gotten hold of the LG Star and have posted some photos of it and giving us some information as how the Tegra 2 equipped smartphone from LG out classes the Samsung Galaxy S.
The phone is running tweaked Android Froyo and seem to have HDMI out and BerryJuice is still looking to dig out information. So if you are interested in this power pack, follow the link after the jump

Berryjuice on Android forums

Monday, November 29, 2010

Kinect Is a Hit for Microsoft

Looks like kinect is doing wonders to Microsoft gaming it seems. They have sold about 2.5 million kinect units since it's debut 25 days ago; Seeing the demo, I wanted one too but we do not have a XBox but we do have PS3 and WII :) and we are happy with our moves.
“We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand, With sales already exceeding two and a half million units in just 25 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers this holiday.” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.
Good work Microsoft.

Gamotopia: Microsoft Sells 2.5 Million Kinect Units In 25 Days

Apple Nokia Legal Battles Will Start This Week

#Apple #Nokia Legal Battles http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Nokia and Apple will present their arguments for the patents they own and the other violated to the ITC, International Trade Commission this week.
(The International Trade Commission, a quasi-judicial agency, was set up to protect domestic markets from unfair trade practices. It has the power to ban imports of products found to infringe U.S. patents.)
Lawyer talking to Bloomberg thinks it is a contest between 800 pound gorillas;
“These are very well-known, deep-pocketed, high-end manufacturers, Usually you have one 800-pound gorilla going after a new entrant. Here you’ve got 800-pound gorillas fighting each other.” ” said Lyle Vander Schaaf, an attorney at Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Washington, who handles cases before the commission.
Nokia sued Apple and Apple counter sued Nokia  in 2009. Nokia also had the first chance to present it's case to ITC.
“Apple was a decade late to market for mobile phones, You can undercut competition when you use the inventions of others.” said Patrick Flinn, a lawyer at Alston & Bird who represents Nokia,  in opening arguments today in Washington.
Apple also has other cases against HTC and Motorola in front of ITC, perhaps a part of battle to stem the growth of Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system.
You can read more about these legal battle at BloombergBW.

Tablets Will Eat Into PC Sales, Says Gartner.

Tablets Like #iPad, #Samsung Galaxy Tab and others Will Eat Into PC Sales http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
World is continuing to  increase Personal computers usage in the coming year, like past years. Gartner says the new tablets will take a bite out of these forecast PC sales of 409 million units in 2011. This increase marks a 15.9 % increase from 2010.
With shrinking purses, US and Western European customers are postponing new PC purchases but fears that some may altogether forgo PCs and hug Madia Tablets. Gartner thinks closer to 10% of PC sales will be absorbed by Tablets. 
Following is the press release by Garner;

STAMFORD, Conn., November 29, 2010 — Worldwide PC shipments are on pace to total 352.4 million units in 2010, a 14.3 percent increase from 2009, according to the latest preliminary forecast by Gartner, Inc. These projections are down from Gartner’s previous PC shipment forecast in September of 17.9 percent growth.2011 worldwide PC shipments are forecast to reach 409 million units, a 15.9 percent increase from 2010. This is down from Gartner’s earlier estimate of 18.1 percent growth for 2011.
These results reflect marked reductions in expected near-term unit growth based on expectations of weaker consumer demand, due in no small part to growing user interest in media tablets such as the iPad,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner. “Over the longer term, media tablets are expected to displace around 10 percent of PC units by 2014.”
While Gartner does not regard the current dynamics in the PC market quite yet as an inflexion point, analysts do see many disruptive forces coming together that will weaken the market moving forward.  
“PC market growth will be impacted by devices that enable better on-the-go content consumption such as media tablets and next-generation smartphones,” said Raphael Vasquez, research analyst at Gartner. “These devices will be increasing embraced as complements if not substitutes for PCs where voice and light data consumption are desired. It is likely that desk-based PCs will be adversely impacted over the long-term by the adoption of hosted virtual desktops, which can readily use other devices like thin clients.”
“PCs are still seen as necessities, but the PC industry's inability to significantly innovate and its overreliance on a business model predicated on driving volume through price declines are finally impacting the industry's ability to induce new replacement cycles,” said George Shiffler, research director at Gartner. “As the PC market slows, vendors that differentiate themselves through services and technology innovation rather than unit volume and price will dictate the future. Even then, leading vendors will be challenged to keep PCs from losing the device ‘limelight’ to more innovative products that offer better dedicated compute capabilities.”
In the near term, many consumers and businesses will continue to refrain from buying PCs, as they collectively rebuild their finances in the face of slower income growth, weaker employment gains and a cloudy economic outlook. Over the longer-term, users are likely to slow PC replacements and extend PC lifetimes as they turn to other devices as their primary computing platform.
Gartner analysts said there are five dynamics that are challenging the PC industry:
Emerging Markets Continue to Drive GrowthWhile we expect a continued upside in our emerging market forecast, leading to emerging markets gaining more than 50 percent of the total worldwide PC market by the end of 2011, mature markets will face mounting challenges. Furthermore, in emerging markets, there is good chance that consumers will simply leap frog PCs and move directly to alternative devices in the coming years rather than following the traditional pattern of purchasing a PC as their first computing device.
Consumer Wallet Continues to ShrinkHome mobile PCs have suffered the steepest downgrade with shipments in mature markets expected to be significantly weaker. Consumers in the U.S. and Western Europe continue to postpone purchases in the face of financial and economic uncertainty. However, Gartner said that the bigger issue for PCs in the home market is consumers temporarily, if not permanently, forgoing PC purchases in favor of media tablets. 
Challenge of Emerging DevicesMedia tablet capabilities are expected to become more PC-like in the coming years, luring consumers away from PCs and displacing a significant volume of PC shipments, especially mini-notebooks. Media tablets are rapidly finding favor with PC buyers who are attracted to their more-dedicated entertainment-driven features and their instant-on capability.
Extended Life Cycle ImpactThe ascent of emerging devices will have an important indirect impact on PCs – the extension of average PC lifecycles. The effect of this ascent will be to spread traditional PC functionality over a variety of complementary devices. As this happens, analysts foresee users extending the lifetimes of PCs because there will be less need to replace them as often.
Uptake of Thin ClientsHosted virtual desktops (HVDs) are not expected to earnestly impact mature professional markets until 2012, at the earliest. Longer term, users that adopt HVDs to access their compute capabilities will do so predominantly by using refurbished PCs and thin clients. These alternative devices will displace new PC units, thereby reducing expected future desk-based shipment growth.
More information is available in the report “Forecast Alert: Worldwide PC Forecast Downgraded as PC Market Hit by Disruptive Forces”, which can be found on Gartner’s website athttp://www.gartner.com/resId=1476414.
Gartner analysts will provide a more detailed examination of the PC industry during the webinar “Gartner Preliminary PC Forecast and Market Scenarios, 4Q10” at 11:30 EST on November 30. To register for the client webinar, please visithttp://my.gartner.com/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=202&mode=2&PageID=5553&resId=1461334&ref=Webinar-Calendar.

Are AT&T, Sprint and Comcast Hit With Outages On Cybermonday?

Are AT&T, Sprint and Comcast Hit With Outages On Cybermonday? http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
According to Tom Keating of TMC, three major networks seem to be in trouble.  Also all seem to be in the east cost of USA.
I am on AT&T network for phone, DSL and Mobile and all seem to be normal. My Comcast business cable is working fine as well.
Perhaps networks did not expect the surge of early CyberMonday holiday shoppers, I guess so.
Tom Keating via Twitter

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mobile Broadband Macro Trends and Predictions.

#eComm #Mobile Broadband Macro Trends and Predictions. http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Perhaps it is time for fem2cell business. Why do AT&T users pay to provide AT&T Microcell, a service like this? and perhaps this is a way for Verizon to attract some of those iPhone users, who are fed up with AT&T service. Think Verizon.

full screen in HD here (Flash). iPad/iPhone users can watch it full screen in HD here (Quicktime). This is Moray Rumney's Presentation at Emerging Communication Conference &  Awards 2010 America.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 'n Enjoy The Blackfriday Shopping!

Happy #Thanksgiving Everyone! 'n Enjoy The #Blackfriday Shopping! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eating Your QR Code And Yet Be Recognized Via Google Goggles

Eating Your QR Code And Yet Be Recognized Via #Google #Goggles #demoslam http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
I always liked the projects by NYC Resistor but this Google Goggles, project blew many away, including me. Find out more at Google Goggle and #demoslam.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FIOS At 150/35 Mbps!

#FIOS At 150/35 Mbps! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
It may be already old news but as Verizon says, it is good to be king and we got to write about the undisputed king of broadband with speeds hitting as high as 135/35 Mbps, in the US. This is far beyond the speeds offered by major cable providers such as Comcast or Cablevision. FIOS is much faster compared to those two cable providers and when it comes to Time Warner cable, the download speed, it is about 200 times faster, when it comes to uploads, FIOS's 35 mbps upload speed is more than 130 percent faster than Cablevision and Comcast’s and more than 600 percent faster than Time Warner.  according to Verizon.
Eligible residential customers will first see these speeds and the it will also available to small business customers by the end of the year.
Verizon FIOS

Monday, November 22, 2010

iNewspaper (TABloid), "Daily" From Rupert Murdoch And Steve Jobs, Specially For Tablet Computers! (iPad?)

#iNewspaper (#TABloid ), Daily From Rupert #Murdoch And Steve #Jobs, Specially For Tablet Computers! (iPad?) http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
FAIL, comes to mind when I think about having to pay $0.99 to read you get to read free on the net. Just good judgment and something like Google Reader is what you want and if you want to be informed continuously, Google Alerts and Twitter will fill in the gaps. But then again, both of them are big boys and either they will make millions or lose. Either case, they will smile.
Trying to revive his dieing newspaper channels, Rupert Murdoch is creating a newspaper, called daily to be released by the end of this month on subscription basis. It will cost readers $0.99. Perhaps I should created a "newspaper" as I mentioned above and sell in for $.09 for sane people.( I don't expect Steve to approve that app in any hurry! But most I write these days are for Android in any case.).
The team behind the TABloid is impressive as the editors and the reporters go and is said to be run from News Corp's offices in New York.
Murdoch supposed to have said that the Apple iPad is a game changer and he is happy with 5% of the projected 40 Million iPads;
"He envisions a world in which every family has a iPad in the home and it becomes the device from which they get their news and information. If only 5% of those 40 million subscribe to the Daily, that's already two million customers."
I have no idea what Steve Jobs thinking of getting in to TABloid business. I wonder how he is going to control boobs from showing up! knowing a guy from SUN,Pete Picton, is editing, reporting for it. May be he will hire a team for Boob control. Perhaps I should watch my words as I just remembered smiling or laughing to myself at supermarket counters, looking at tabloids and wondering who buys these? Apparently a whole bunch of people.

Make FREE Skype Video Calls Worldwide And Go Social With GRANDSTREAM’S GXV3140 IP MULTIMEDIA PHONE.

GRANDSTREAM’S GXV3140 Becomes the Industry’s First Desktop SIP Multimedia Phone Capable of Sending and Receiving FREE Skype Video Calls Worldwide http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Once in a while there comes a device you want to have among multitude of devices you like to have. GrandStream's GXV3140 is one such. We wrote about GrandStream's GXV3140 Last year, but the difference is that it is now Skype certified. I have used many phones on my PSTN and IP networks and this phone is one will have a special place on my desk as I have become accustomed to using Skype Video calls to chat with my colleagues as well as customers. This is tool I could use when I am away from those telepresence rooms or booths.
Here is the press release;

Brookline, MA Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, today announced that its award-winning GXV3140 IP multimedia phone, which uses mega-pixel camera and H.264 codec to deliver razor sharp video calling over Internet, is officially certified by Skype and incorporates native Skype embedded software to allow Skype video calling without a PC. Skype’s community of users worldwide, who already have the capability to send and receive free video calls to and from their computers, can now do so with Grandstream’s IP multimedia phone.
Designed to strengthen relationships with business colleagues and customers, as well as keep in touch with family and friends, the GXV3140 offers FREE two-way or three-way video calling out-of-the-box along with real-time instant access to a variety of Web and popular social multimedia applications.

“Skype certification on the GXV3140 IP multimedia phone creates a seamless video-enabled communications experience from PC to desk phone, giving Skype users the utmost flexibility and convenience for video calling,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks. “Grandstream's GXV3140 bridges the gap between convenient-to-use dedicated voice/video end-points and the increasingly popular world of PC-based Internet multimedia communication offerings like Skype."

The Skype-enabled Grandstream GXV3140 is the industry’s first desktop IP multimedia phones compatible with both Skype and SIP open standards for voice & video calling. No service contract or additional monthly fee is required to use Skype for video calling.

With a 4.3” digital color LCD, the ‘always-on’ GXV3140 has an integrated Web browser, giving users convenient, one-touch access to personalized feeds of real-time online information services (such as news video or RSS feeds, weather, IM, stock/currency updates, etc), thousands of Internet radio stations, major Web photo sites (Yahoo Flickr, Photobucket, Phanfare), popular social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter) and Internet streaming entertainment sites like YouTube and Last.fm.  

Earlier this year, Grandstream also announced successful Skype Connect™ certification for its IPPBX and gateways. Skype Connect interoperability allows business users to receive calls through their Grandstream IPPBX from Skype users around the world. Companies can now allow their customers and remote employees to make free inbound calls to their corporate PBX system using Skype from anywhere in the world.
“We are pleased to deliver this new video device category that works with Skype and are honored to be selected for our innovation, rich features, and affordability. The GXV3140 phone joins Grandstream’s other Skype-enabled solutions including our IPPBX and gateway products previously certified by Skype,” Li added. “We value our strategic relationship with Skype and look forward to bringing more devices with Skype integration to market in the future.”
Pricing and Availability
The GXV3140 is available through Skype Store and Grandstream’s worldwide distribution partners for $229.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rage HD, First Person Shooter For iPhone, iPad From ID Software.

#RageHD, First Person Shooter For #iPhone, #iPad http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
All the iPhone, iPad users who are also fans of first person shooter games are in for a treat with Rage HD from ID software, of Doom, Quake fame.
I have not played the game, as I do not like the carnage of shooter games, knowing ID software for a while and the descriptions given below, I am sure it will be a hit.

• Created specifically for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad . . . experience the post-apocalyptic mayhem of the RAGE universe for the first time!

• Arm yourself with a pistol, shotgun or machine gun, and battle your way through three levels - the mutant-infested Tenements, the lunatic-ridden Asylum and the not so-abandoned Bunker.

• Perform hit-streaks and pick up “Bash Bux” to increase your performance as you make your way through the action-packed levels, each with four degrees of difficulty.

• Complete Mutant Bash TV challenges and replay levels to beat your top score.

• Experience high resolution graphics, including an exclusive HD version for the newest generation of iPhone*, iPod Touch and iPad, coupled with dynamic music and sound effects.

*HD version provides higher resolution textures that are optimally viewed on a 4th generation device or the iPad.

** Requires minimum of iOS 3.2.

*** You may experience crashing in this version if your device is not set to English as the default language.
Apple iTunes via Gizmodo

iPhone Is Not For Everyone But Android Is, Steve Wozniak

#iPhone Is Not For Everyone But #Android Is, Steve #WoZniak http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
In an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, straight speaking Steve Wozniak, the man who created the first Apple computer and a major Apple share holder, told the world that iPhone has the quality and the Android mass appeal,in other words, Android will be the dominant smartphone platform.
Speaking about the iPhone, he mentioned thet the phone was conceived in 2004 in collaboration with a Japanese company but was shelved, until 2007, when it was time, the ripe time for amazing the world.
His take on Android is that the Android OS is like early windows and it could be polished to like the iOS that runs on iPhones, iPads and iPods.
The engineer, who is still on Apple payroll concluded the interview with a jab at Nokia, saying it is a brand of yesteryear and that it need to come up with a product that appeal to younger generations, I wonder about leader of the mobile market share is that bad or that all those Nokia users (33% world market share) are old folks.
Either way, Steve Wozniak is a man to watch.
De Telegraaf  (Translated) via engadget

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Xfinity TV App, The Inside Scoop.

#Xfinity TV App, The Inside Scoop. http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
You may have already read bunch of news items and blog posts about Comcast's Xfinity TV App which alows one to use  iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® as a remote control. Soon we will be able to turn any of those devices into a TV screens to watch your On Demand shows and movies. The App is coming soon to Android as well.
Now you get the inside scoop of what went into making the app from Engineer Sean Brown. Cool stuff, just like any other App development.

Comcast Resolves Net Neutrality, Is It Time To Xfinity?

#Comcast Resolves #NetNeutrality, Is It Time To Xfinity? http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
After FCC and the likes of Florida Attorney General began asking questions about traffic throttling and forging torrent packets, looks like Comcast is cleaning up the act and making ways for net neutrality.
Good timing as I am planing to leave AT&T broadband services after something like 16 years (If you count ISDN as broadband :). The only reason I stayed with AT&T because of the IP block I received, and most of my DNS runs from those IP address'. But now I am changing and I can save a lot of moola by going with Comcast Xfinity triple play!.
But one should not forget about net neutrality nor ignore as the issue is very much alive and brush up your knowledge on it. Two posts that collect a lot of information such as Comcast's lies about traffic throttling, packet manipulating, FCC and Florida Attorney General, found at DSLReports and Ars Technica.
Also do not forget to read Comcast's own blog post about the matter.
Hope Comcast has Business service for self employed.

TV Culture, Global 2010 Media Engagement Barometer, Tells Americans Love TV And Paying For It.

#Socialmedia Media Engagement Barometer  http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
The Vanson Bourne survey, Motorola Mobility’s Global 2010 Media Engagement Barometer,  conducted for Motorola has a lot of information about how we love TV and pay for it. There were 1000 people from USA out of 7500 interviewed worldwide. So it looks like about 86% Americans subscribe to Pay TV system and just about 6% watch internet TV with internet enabled TVs. Also about 59% watch the world through a HDTV.
The research clearly shows a changing television landscape, one where subscription services are becoming mainstream, augmented by social activities revolving around Internet chat and networking channels, As we advance further into the Internet Era of TV, the ability for service providers to differentiate their offers will become even more crucial as consumers look for extra value from their subscriptions. The good news is that, based on these findings, consumers are willing to pay for the services providing the value.” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility.
But for me the important part is about the community;
China, the United Arab Emirates and Russia are the most enthusiastic when it comes to integrating social media into their viewing habits. The Japanese, Germans and viewers in the Nordics are the least likely to chat, use instant messaging or a platform like Twitter or Facebook® to discuss a program or video while they are watching it. According to the study, 84 percent of Japanese viewers have never undertaken such an activity. Globally, however, 58 percent of people who have used social media during a TV program would change their service provider if this was offered as an integrated service.

The complete report and graphics are available at Motorola.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ISIS, A National Mobile Commerce Network From AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless,

#ISIS, #Paywithisis A National Mobile Commerce Network From AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Wireless big boys have come together to make a financial network, where you could make payments with your phone and and pay to your phone company, like Japanese customers have been doing for ages. The payments are made via a contactless mobile payment and commerce services using near-field communication technology. NFC uses short-range, high frequency wireless technology to enable the encrypted exchange of information between devices at a short distance. The system is not out of the woods yet but big honchos say it is being designed to include strong security and privacy safeguards.
Once the network and the system is ready, Barclaycard US, part of Barclays PLC, is expected to be the first issuer on the network, offering multiple mobile payment products to meet the needs of every customer.
“We believe the venture will have the scope and scale necessary to introduce mobile commerce on a broad basis. In the beginning, we intend to fully utilize Discover’s national payment infrastructure as well as Barclaycard’s expertise in contactless and mobile payments, Moving forward, Isis will be available to all interested merchants, banks and mobile carriers.” said Michael Abbott the Chief Executive Officer of Isis.
Following is the press release and visit Paywithisis to find more information. I wonder how VISA missed this! Link after the jump.

NEW YORK, NY — AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless today announced the formation of a joint venture chartered with building ISIS™, a national mobile commerce network that aims to fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save.
Isis’ initial focus will be on building a mobile payment network that utilizes mobile phones to make point-of-sale purchases. By utilizing smartphone and near-field communication (NFC) technology to modernize the payments process, Isis intends to deliver new levels of competition and value to consumers and merchants. Isis expects to introduce its service in key geographic markets during the next 18 months.
Michael Abbott has been named as Chief Executive Officer of Isis. Formerly with GE Capital, Abbott is a veteran financial services executive with extensive experience in the payment and technology industries.
“Our mobile commerce network, through relationships with merchants, will provide an enhanced, more convenient, more personalized shopping experience for consumers,” said Michael Abbott, Chief Executive Officer of Isis. “While mobile payments will be at the core of our offering, it is only the start. We plan to create a mobile wallet that ultimately eliminates the need for consumers to carry cash, credit and debit cards, reward cards, coupons, tickets and transit passes.”
Isis Brings Both Consumer and Merchant Scale
Founding members, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, collectively provide wireless services to more than 200 million consumers who will have access to the Isis service. Isis is working with Discover Financial Services’ payment network, currently accepted at more than seven million merchant locations nationwide, to develop an extensive mobile payment infrastructure for the joint venture.
Barclaycard US, part of Barclays PLC, is expected to be the first issuer on the network, offering multiple mobile payment products to meet the needs of every customer.
“We believe the venture will have the scope and scale necessary to introduce mobile commerce on a broad basis. In the beginning, we intend to fully utilize Discover’s national payment infrastructure as well as Barclaycard’s expertise in contactless and mobile payments,” said Abbott. “Moving forward, Isis will be available to all interested merchants, banks and mobile carriers.”
How It Works
The new venture will enable contactless mobile payment and commerce services using near-field communication technology. NFC uses short-range, high frequency wireless technology to enable the encrypted exchange of information between devices at a short distance. The new system is being designed and built to include strong security and privacy safeguards.
About Isis
The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building ISIS™, a national mobile commerce network that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis mobile commerce network will be available to all merchants, banks and mobile carriers. ISIS is a trademark of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Instant Twitter @mentions And Push Notifications With New Twitter For iPhone App

Instant #Twitter @mentions And Push Notifications Twiter For iPhone App http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Twiter notified today on new Twiter for IPhone app bringing real time @mentions notifications and push notifications.
With the new additions people will be able to receive @mentions and push notifications on the iPhone, which was available on Twitter for Blackberry and SMS for a while. The same update for Twitter for Android and Twitter for Windows Phone will come by soon according to Twitter;
To turn on SMS notifications, go to twitter.com/devices and check the boxes under “Text message notifications”. You can change your notifications settings at any time. For example, text “set mentions all’ to turn on notifications for @ from everyone, rather than just those whom you follow, and ‘set mentions off’ to turn off @ notifications.

Google Voice for iPhone App Looking Good And Official!

Google Voice for iPhone App
If you were using, like me the Google Voice HTML5 Web App because Apple took all the Google Voice Apps offline, be happy, the official Google Voice for iPhone App is out. Looks like finally molasses brains of app approval process at Apple is moving, in the right direction. Because some time ago, Apple told us that Apple Never Blocked Google Voice For iPhone App and that it was in the waiting list for approval. What ever the case I am happy to have Google VOice on iPhone and I am sure many more are.
With the iPhone Native app, you get all the features of Google Voice on the iPhone, most striking ones being;
  • Cheap rates for international calls
  • Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
  • Voicemail transcription
  • Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls
And being on iPhone brings;
  • With push notifications, the app will alert you instantly when you receive a new voicemail or text message
  • Most of your calls will be placed via Direct Access Numbers, making them connect just as quickly as regular phone calls.
Google Voice for iPhone is available to download from the Apple App Store today. Make sure your iPhone has at least iOS 3.1 and that you are in the great land of USA.

Google Voice Blog: Google Voice for iPhone

Apple iPad vs BlackBerry Playbook, Connectivity Speeds Compared

#Apple #iPad vs #BlackBerry #Playbook http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
BlackBerry company RIM has posted a video comparing BlackBerry PlayBook and Apple iPad tablets in terms of browser speed, Adobe Flash support and HTML5 performance. Looks like Blackberry is somewhat shedding it's business like attributes. Enjoy

Samsung Galaxy Tab, Reasons Not To Get, Carrier Price Plans.

#Samsung #Galaxy Tab, Reasons Not To Get, Carrier Prices. http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
After waiting for a long time, I have decided not to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab, for various reasons (most important being the price), this comparison might help you in deciding. For me it is simply the price, if I am to pay $600, I might as well get a full blown WiFi iPad and not worry about contracts.
Galaxy Tab does not have a WiFi only version as of now and carriers are bundling data plans with it, with the lowest starting at $15 for 250MB on AT&T (just like the iPad plans), to $25 for 200MB on T-Mobile. Looks like the Verizon's $20-plan, which gives 1GB, the best plan.
You can compare Samsung Galaxy Tab Prices at PCWORLD

Blink Cocoa and Blink QT Cool SIP Clients From AG Projects.

#Blink Cocoa and Blink QT Cool #SIP Clients http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
AG Projects have been mentioned many a time on this blog for their Free SIP Accounts, OpenSIPS and the SIP Simple Testbed.
Blink is a very good SIP client and works on MAC, Windows and Linux platforms. Blink Cocoa runs on MacOSX 10.5 Leopard and MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard, wwhile Blink QT runs on Windows and Linux platforms.
Some of the features of Blink includes;
  • Support for multiple SIP accounts
  • Detection of IP address changes
  • Encryption for signaling and media
  • Self-update capability
  • One-click SIP account sign-up at http://sip2sip.info (listed Free SIP Accounts, Revisited.)
  • Integration with AG Projects Multimedia Service Platform
  • Integration possible with third-party SIP service providers
  • Multi-party conferencing with unlimited number of participants
  • Drag and Drop contacts to conference
  • SIP, DNS and MSRP protocol trace to file or window
  • Wideband Audio (G722 & speex)
  • Multiple parallel calls
  • Answering machine with real-time takeover capability
  • Play hold tone and disconnect tone
  • In-band DTMF support for legacy devices 
You can download from  icanblink

"Largest 4G Network" Ads From T-Mobile Pokes Fun At AT&T and ITU

"Largest 4G Network" Ads From #T-Mobile Pokes Fun At #AT&T and #ITU http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Even after ITU declared "only WiMax 2 (802.16m, or WirelessMAN-Advance 2) and LTE-Advanced can technically be declared "4G"", T=Mobile is not backing down, at least on it's ads.
Just like the Verizon's "there is a map for that" dispute with Verizon on America's Largest 3G Network, last year, AT&T is getting pressure from T-Mobiles Largest 4G network, again from Ads like "T-Mobile myTouch 4G "New Ride"".

ITU on 4G

It Is The Beatles!

It Is The #Beatles! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
The Beatles are now on the iTunes. After various law suites going back decades, now the two companies have come together so Apple could also add Beatles fans to the iTunes. Well I was wrong to have thought of Apple TV vs Google TV yesterday.
In any case we got enough records and CD's of Beatles already.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Facebook Does Not Have Email! But Modern Messaging With @facebook.com

#Facebook Modern Messaging Does Not Have Email! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Facebook messaging announcement is not about Email! Mark Zuckerberg says it's not email. Get ready for your @facebook.com address as it might replace your public email address! in Modern Messaging.

Apple's iTunes Announcement! I bet It Is TV!

#Apple's #iTunes Announcement! #GoogleTV http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Apple's splash on the home page it telling us something that we will never forget is coming! I am still tryng to forget ,,,, never mind.
I guess it will be something to do with TV and Apple found a way to beat Google TV to the broadcasters!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gingerbread Androids In Google Kitchens

#Gingerbread #Androids http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Looks like even the regular chefs are busy with Gingerbread Men.

GoogleMobile Twitpic

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Apple Finally Finds Time And Fixes 134 Vulnerabilities In MAC OS X,

Apple Fixes 130 Vulnerabilities In MAC OS X,  http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
I have not updated yet but the Apple Patch machine has released a ginormous patch release, the largest ever, so far.
The updates came for Mac OS X 10.6, (Snow Leopard), and OS X 10.5, (Leopard), was Apple's first since September and the seventh for the year. But even with 134 bugs fixed, there many left to be fixed it seems, according to experts in the field.
But one must also know that 55 or 47% of the bugs fixed were related to Adobe Flash! No wonder Steve Jobs does not want flash near his iWares.
 But it is catching up to MAC OS X machines as well, the new MacBook Air laptop it the company's first Flash-less Mac OS X system.
Of the 79 non-Flash patches in Wednesday's massive collection, 16 were related to X11, Apple's implementation of the Unix X Windows System; nine affected QuickTime, Apple's own media player; four were in OS X's ImageIO component; and another four resided in Apple Type Services (ATS), the operating system's font renderer.
Considering the size of the upgrade which is between 240MB and 645MB for the client version of Mac OS X it might be better to download the update first rather than trying to update via the system. There are reports of problems appearing in  Apple's support forum. Several users, for instance, said that they were unable to connect with 802.11n wireless networks after upgrading to 10.6.5.
But the biggest trouble was with users with encrypted hard drives using PGP's Whole Disk Encryption software. Users reported that Macs would not boot after the update, forcing them to restore from backups. PGP says if you decrypt the drive first there is not problem with updating.
You can download the patches from Apple Support.
Read more at Computerworld

iProtest With iPad, Steve Jobs Should Be Proud!

iProtest With iPad, Steve Jobs Should Be Proud! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Why waste paper and paint when you got an iPad. This should catch up very well in San Francisco! Brilliant! Lithuania people and Police must be good, not to smash his iPad!

Samsung Continuum™, A Galaxy S™ Smartphone At Verizon With A Dedicated Ticker Display

Samsung Continuum™, A Galaxy S™ Smartphone  At Verizon
#Samsung #Continuum™, A #GalaxyS™ Smartphone  At Verizon http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the number one mobile phone provider in the United States*, today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Continuum™, a Galaxy S™ smartphone. The Continuum is the world’s first smartphone designed with a dedicated ticker display, which provides users with up-to-the-minute news, sports, finance and social networking updates for maximized multitasking.
The Continuum features two separate but integrated displays: a 3.4-inch touch screen Super AMOLED™ main display and a customizable 1.8-inch Super AMOLED dedicated ticker display that streams customized information in real time. Additionally, the Continuum is powered by Android™ 2.1, with support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Android Market™ and more. The Continuum also includes a 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor, 5-megapixel camera, and multiple entertainment and social networking features.
Color: Mirror Black
Key features and specifications:
  • 3.4-inch Super AMOLED Main Touch Screen Display – Main display provides user-customizable homescreens and widgets in a brilliant screen display
  • 1.8-inch Interactive Super AMOLED Ticker Display – Dedicated ticker display enables zero-click access to news, social networking, sports and entertainment feeds; users can select what content they want on the ticker by selecting from menu on display
  • Grip Sensor – By touching the bottom sides of the device, the ticker display lights up to give users real-time weather, social networking services (SNS), message, IM and e-mail notification updates
  • Super AMOLED Screen Technology – Brilliant screen makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
  • Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
  • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to transform their phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Advanced touchscreen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
  • Multiple file formats supported, including DivX and Xvid support
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces amazing graphics, faster upload and download times, and HD-like multimedia content
  • Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
  • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television; playback (720p) on the screen display
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Stereo Bluetooth® Technology – Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar
  • Corporate Email – Supports Android Éclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
  • Music player features lock screen, ticker display and quick side panel controls and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  • 8 GB microSD™ card preinstalled expandable up to 32 GB
Lifestyle features:
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, V CAST Tones, VZ Navigator®, Mobile IM, City ID, Bing Search and Maps, and Blockbuster Application
  • Dedicated ticker displays up-to-the minute news, weather and SNS updates, as well as music player controls and incoming e-mail, IM, and text messages without interrupting the activity on the main display
  • Samsung’s Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages
    • Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google Calendar™ and SNS, including Facebook®
    • Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and Facebook – Facebook contacts display in four categories, including Info, History (previous calls and messages), Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking sites), and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)
  • AllShare™ – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA®), so users can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA Certified®-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
  • Daily Briefing – Instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedules
  • Write and Go – Quickly jot down an idea and later decide on a format, such as SMS/ MMS, e-mail, calendar or memo, to send or post to popular SNS sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
  • Smart Alarm – Natural alarm sound and display automatically illuminates
  • Weather Clock – Displays current time and weather of the selected city (ability to add and select other cities)
Pricing and availability:
  • The Samsung Continuum will be available for order starting Nov. 11 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement and data package. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. The device will be available for purchase in stores beginning Nov. 18.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Motorola Citrus At Verizon Now. $49 After rebate.

#Motorola #Citrus At Verizon Now. $49 After rebate. http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
The Android phone from Motorola, Motorola Citrus are in Verizon Stores now. The Android 2.1 based smartphone is Bing centered and comes with full HTML web browser, Bing Search, Bing Maps. But you can use the on screen QWERTY keyboard to access Facebook®; Google services such as Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™; and customize your phone with free and paid apps available from Android Market™.
The Motorola Citrus is made from 25% recycled Plastic and is PVC and BFR free.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola CITRUS™ will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com tomorrow for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Powered by Android™ 2.1, Motorola CITRUS delivers an affordable, entry-level, customizable smartphone experience in a compact design that is easy on both the eyes and the earth. The full HTML Web browser comes preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps and delivers a PC-like Web browsing experience, while the easy-to-use on-screen QWERTY keyboard or Swype® keyboard allow for quick messaging. Get fast access to Web apps and services such as Facebook®; Google services such as Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™; and customize your phone with free and paid apps available from Android Market™. Plus, the CITRUS phone housing is made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, is CarbonFree® Certified through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, and is PVC and BFR free. The packaging is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and the user manual is made using 100 percent recycled paper and soy-based ink. Additional features and specifications on the Motorola CITRUS are available at http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/10/pr2010-10-05a.html.
Verizon Wireless customers who purchase Motorola CITRUS will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Motorola CITRUS customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and a Data Package (beginning at $15 monthly access for 150 MB). Customers can track their data usage by downloading the My Verizon app available in Android Market or by logging on to their My Verizon account online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

redsn0w + limera1n Are Saving Exploits.

#redsn0w + #limera1n Are Saving #Exploits. http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
The iPhone-dev team has released redsn0w with limera1n exploit and on top of them giving jailbreakers and unlockers some extras like;
    * custom bootlogos for iPhone3G/iPhone3GS/iPod2G users (with qualifying bootroms)
    * an option that implements the “DFU” button in PwnageTool.  This button (which you can use from Windows) lets you prepare your device for a custom DFU.  Even if you’re purely a Windows user, you can get a trusted friend to run PwnageTool over your IPSW to create a custom IPSW.  You can now install that custom IPSW on your own Windows box, after you run this redsn0w version. 

This latest redsn0w is available at:

    * OS X
    * Windows

The iPhone Dev Team

SIP Providers, Free SIP Accounts - SIP Service Providers List A-B

SIP Providers, SIP Service Providers 0-10 A-B http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/

More information on SIP Providers, SIP Accounts, Free SIP Accounts and Free Sip Providers, Please visit "SIP Service Providers" and "Free SIP Accounts" Free SIP Account Provider List 2013

In a series of posts, we will post SIP Service providers, of which some of them may provide free SIP accounts. This will later will be developed into a telecom service provider database with more information such as individual services, products and executives etc.
This is the first installment listing providers from A to B. This list is not a endorsement by us but merely a list of SIP and other service providers. (If you find your company missing, please leave a comment or contact Diordna)

7AAA VoIP termination - 7AAA Corp. provides VoIP termination, SIP and H323 VoIP solutions. Wholesale long distance VoIP termination.

AccessOne Technologies - Provides  SIP VOIP , wholesale terminations in the US and International markets.

Actica Communicatins Corp - Actica provides telecoms services worldwide via SIP and offers DID's in over 50 countries and much more.

Advanta Technologies; Inc. - Provides US and International SIP PBX services and Call Center hosting service for both the wholesale and retail markets.

AEMcom Srl - An Italian Service Provider offers SIP and H.323, Toll by-pass; Telecommunication services, Internet Services.

(aq) Limited - UK based VoIP service provider supports the SIP protocol. They also provide Geographic and non geographic numbers
AG Projects - Provides SIP redirection service - People registering Internet Domain Name with Managed DNS  will receive two personal SIP addresses and unlimited WEB, E-mail and Voice over IP redirection.

Agsm Telecomunicazioni - A provider of Hosted SIP Services.

AirTouch - AirTouch  a Singapore based service provider offers secured VoIP solutions based on SIP to regional banks; stock broking firms and government agencies.

aloip.com - A South American Internet Telephone service providers SIP services to Spanish community.

Allied Telecom @ Marketing - Provides telecommunication services on SIP and  H323.

AlphaNet P/L - Provides SIP to SIP, SIP to PSTN (Australia), FreeCall to Hong Kong.

Altecom - Provider of SIP/IAX/H323 High Quality Calling A-Z termination. DDIs/DIDs of many countries. Free calls between own clients.

Amitelo Communications - Provides wireless technology combined with the SIP to Southern Spain.

Antratel Pty Ltd - Large  Provider with more than 300000 clients and more than 6000 VoIP providers.

APEX Telecom - APEX is a California CLEC provides integrated services to small and medium businesses in US. Apex also develops a global SIP Based platform providing value added services.

AT@T - One of the largest service providers in the USA provides VoIP Services converged communication services, broadband services and high speed connectivity

AZTEL USA INC - VoIP Services for wholesale and retail markets. Provides SIP/H323 wholesale Termination.

B2 Bredband AB Provider in Sweden offers fiber to the building, LAN-Ethernet broadband services to households and small companies. Aim to provide true two-way broadband infrastructure with access to data, voice and video. The company is present in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Babble.net Limited - British SIP provider with almost 100000 registered users; UK DDI numbers and 1000 free minutes to most global landlines for subscribers.

BandTel provides  Local, Long Distance, Int'l, DIDs, 800#s, @ Conference Callin.

Bandwidth.com - Provides SIP service in the USA together with hosted VoIP solutions, SIP Trunking, and wholesale/enterprise SIP Origination and Termination services.

Bell Canada - Provides connectivity to residential and business customers through wired and wireless voice and data communications, high speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, e-business solutions, local and long distance phone and directory services.

Blueface - Provides SIP based VoIP service to residential and business users with an existing broadband Internet connection.

Bophone.net Swedish SIP Service provider for the residential market. Provides Full SIP service, SIP with PSTN termination.
www.bridgeconference.co.za - www.freevoip.co.za - Offers a free SIP service and directory Service.

Broadband Phone Pty Ltd - Provides VOIP service, Free PC-to-PC sip service, Prepaid PSTN service, DID in Australia, New Zealand, USA

Broadband Telephony Sweden - Swedish SIP and PSTN services provider.

BroadVoice - BroadVoice™ Internet phone service allows residential and business customers to use their cable modem, DSL modem, or other BroadBand Internet connection to make and receive Voice over IP (VoIP) phone calls using an ordinary touchtone telephone.

Broadvox Direct, Llc - Provides residential and SOHO VoIP service, Carrier services (VoIP transport)

BT - BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Our principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher value broadband and internet products and services.

BusinessEdge Solutions - Provides VoIP solutions and SIP-based voice-mail application.

Cedarville College Implements sipXecs Open Communications With eZuce.

Cedarville College Implements #sipXecs Open Communications With eZuce. http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Cedarville College, a 3200 students home in Ohio has implemented sipXecs Open Communications to provide Unified Communications experience within the campus environment.
In addition to providing faculty, students, administrative and support staff multiple ways of interaction, the college will also serve in the sipXecs Policy Committee and sipXecs Technical Committee providing valuable input regarding education market for the eZuce products, through the SIPfoundry Higher Education Program .

"Our campus selected sipXecs because we wanted to invest in a product that allowed us to save money while facilitating collaboration with our peers. We are confident that this program will enhance our ability to communicate and is well suited to meet the learning, research and academic needs of our university and others. We are especially pleased to be involved in a project with significant user-community involvement." said David Rotman, Associate VP for Technology CIO, Cedarville College regarding the project and the involvement.
At the completion of the project, the campus would have it's Nortel Meridian - 81C PBX replaced with sipXecs supporting more than 1200 nodes.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Google Search App For Windows Phone 7, Google vs BING

#Google Search App For #Windows Phone 7, Google vs BING http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Looks like Google is taking search to Microsoft's door step with the new Google Search App for Windows Phone 7, seeking to compete with BING.
But the Google Search App, is different from the way it performs on iOS or Android platforms. Just like BING app, it does not search the device for contacts or other information. But it does well for web search. Google Search App offers search  suggestions as you type and you can then choose from the suggestions just like on iPhone or one of the Droids. Another feature the search app brings is geolocation support, providing local search results. 
The Google Search App for Windows Phone 7 is in the Zune Marketplace, right now.
Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 - in the Marketplace now - Official Google Mobile Blog

Facebook Finds A Way To Suck GMail Contact Data,

#Facebook Finds A Way To Suck #GMail Contact Data, Your Data. http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
It is hilarious the way big boys fight. Facebook lost the direct import of GMail contacts, mainly because Facebook refuses provide the same, as per Google's terms of service;
5.8. Google supports data portability. By accessing Content through the Contacts Data API or Portable Contacts API for use in your service or application, you are agreeing to enable your users to export their contacts data to other services or applications of their choice in a way that’s substantially as fast and easy as exporting such data from Google Contacts, subject to applicable laws.
And Facebook does not do that. Forget about Google, even you can't download your own contact info :).

Now Face book is providing you with another way provide your friends and relatives contact information. Even without that do not worry, they will have your data, through likes of deep linking Skype to Facebook!
It is the way of the Facebook.
via Techcrunch

Monday, November 08, 2010

Easy Tie Teaches Android Users How To Tie A Tie or Knot A Tie.

#EasyTie How To Tie A Tie http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Easy Tie, Many Ways To Knot a Tie or Tie a Knot.

Free GOGO Inflight Internet On AirTran, Delta and Virgin America Flights For Holidays From Google Chrome!

Free #GOGO Inflight Internet On #AirTran, #Delta and #Virgin America Flights For Holidays From Google Chrome! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Google Chrome browser team is getting together with several domestic airlines to provide free inflight WiFi to all passengers who wishes to be connected the cloud while in clouds. If you are flying on AirTran, Delta or Virgin America between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 will have free WiFi on any of their domestic flights to check email, watch videos and surf the web from 30,000 feet above the ground.
All these airlines have WiFi on their entire domestic fleet, this promotion will extend to about 700 flights expected to carry about 15 million passengers.
To read more about the promotion, please visit: www.freeholidaywifi.com
To learn more about Google Chrome, please visit: www.google.com/chrome

The Google press release;

Google Chrome takes to the Clouds with Free Wi-Fi on AirTran, Delta and Virgin America Flights
Google Chrome provides air travelers with free Gogo Inflight Internet for the holidays

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2010) – Today, the Google Chrome browser team announced that it has teamed up with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America, to provide free Gogo® Inflight Internet to their passengers throughout the holiday season. Travelers flying on AirTran, Delta or Virgin America between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 will have free Wi-Fi on any of their domestic flights to check email, watch videos and surf the web from 30,000 feet above the ground.
As the three airlines that have outfitted their entire domestic fleet with in-flight Wi-Fi, this promotion will bring free Internet service to more than 700 planes and approximately 15 million expected passengers this holiday season.
“We are constantly working to help provide a better web experience to users around the world,” said Sundar Pichai, Vice President of Product Management at Google. “Whether it be building a better browser with Chrome or bringing free Wi-Fi to air travelers this holiday season, we are constantly innovating to ensure users’ access to the web is fast, simple and seamless.”
This season marks the second straight year that Google has provided free Wi-Fi to travelers over the holiday season. Last year, Google worked with Virgin America as well as more than 50 airports to provide free Internet both on the ground and in the air. This year, the Chrome team is continuing that mission by joining with AirTran and Delta in addition to Virgin America, to concentrate on connecting travelers while they’re in the sky.
First launched just over two years ago, Google’s web browser, Chrome has become known worldwide for its speed, simplicity and security. With a sleek user interface, cutting-edge speed improvements and an innovative security architecture, Chrome lets users browse the modern web faster and safer than ever before.
To read more about the promotion, please visit: www.freeholidaywifi.com
To learn more about Google Chrome, please visit: www.google.com/chrome

Sunday, November 07, 2010

RockMelt, Seek to Melt Cold Hard Browser Habits!

#RockMelt, Seek to Melt Cold Hard Browser Habits! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/

I have been trying every browser that came in to being, hoping to find a better on. Currently I am stuck between Chromium and Firefox. I usually have multiple browser windows open and multiple tabs withing them. Firefox gets jittery sometimes with the load and Chrome does not give me everything that Firefox has. But today I came across limited release Chromium based browser called, RockMelt.
Looks like it can do more than just take you through web pages and portals. Web pages. It is what I call social browsing!. The RockMelt tells us that;
".. makes it easy for you to do the things you do every single day on the Web: share and keep up with your friends, stay up-to-date on news and information, and search. And of course, RockMelt is fast, secure, and stable because it’s built on Chromium, the open source project behind Google’s Chrome browser. It’s your browser – re-imagined and built for how you use the Web."
I signed up and you too can, sign up for early access if you are looking for a change.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Droid Incredible Is Getting A System Upgrade, V CAST App Store Included!

#Droid #Incredible Gets #VCAST App Store Included! http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Verizon's Droid Incredible is getting a software upgrade over the air (OTA) in a few days bringing V CAST App Store. Yes you will still be able to access the Android Market apps but "WHY" comes to mind.  The difference is you will be able to purchase apps directly and the customers will see these charges in the monthly bill. With the difficulties in selling apps in Android Market, Perhaps developers will find this to be a better way.
Here is what Verizon had to say;

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for your Droid Incredible by HTC. The HTC (3.26.605.1/Baseband Version: update includes numerous enhancements and improvements.

+ Preinstalled V CAST Apps lets users purchase applications directly from their devices and bill them to a Verizon Wireless account.
+ Updated Flash® player includes security enhancements.
+ Visual Voice Mail Wi-Fi improvements include removal of incorrect service messages and post-call notifications.
+ Enhanced support for Yahoo!® IMAP email.
+ Updated Slacker application.
+ Attach files larger than 5 MB.
+ Updated COX POP3 email settings.
+ Play YouTube videos in YouTube application.
+ Seamlessly switch between portrait and landscape views in Google Maps.™
+ Updated Comcast POP3 email settings.
+ Search key and other buttons displayed in correct order.

For step-by-step instructions on how to perform the download, please visit verizonwireless.com/droidincrediblesupport

Nortel Customers Get Direct Upgrade Path To OpenUC From eZuce.

#Nortel #PBXs Upgrade  To #OpenUC From #eZuce.http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
eZuce open communications enables Nortel (IP) PBX customers to upgrade existing Meridian-1 and CS 1000 systems to a software based next generation UC solution step-by-step.

eZuce the enterprise solution provider company by SIPfoundry founders, is offering an investment protection and upgrade path to Nortel customers left with PBXs with nothing much. eZuce will work with customers to to protect the original investments and step by step upgrade, one location at time if multiple locations are involved.
eZuce has established proven methods for OpenUC installation and integration with existing Nortel environments not only in theory but with real world examples like Cedarville University in Ohio.
Depending on the customer environment, a system upgrade to a new openUC solution is priced equal to or less than the cost of an upgrade of the existing system to the latest release. For enterprises the new system offers lower operating and support costs and provides a comprehensive and modern integrated collaboration user experience enabling the customer to leverage next generation UC technology.

Press Release eZuce.

eZuce Inc. now delivers the first open unified communications solution that empowers Nortel customers to upgrade their existing (IP) PBX systems step-by-step and one location at a time, preserving their original IT investment. eZuce has established best practices for openUC installations and integration within existing Nortel enterprise environments.  An example is  Cedarville University in Ohio, where eZuce completed phase 1 of a Nortel Meridian-1 Option 81c replacement project. .
Depending on the customer environment, a system upgrade to a new openUC solution is priced equal to or less than the cost of an upgrade of the existing system to the latest release. For enterprises the new system offers lower operating and support costs and provides a comprehensive and modern integrated collaboration user experience enabling the customer to leverage next generation UC technology.
As a software solution, openUC represents an open alternative to Microsoft Lync and brings enhanced features and technologies into the enterprise environment including HD voice, video, instant messaging, unified presence, conferencing, collaboration, unified messaging, and mobility. eZuce openUC can be deployed in a centralized data center, eliminating the old paradigm requiring one PBX per building, and can be delivered as Communications as a Service (CaaS). By converting to the eZuce openUC platform Nortel users have a forward migration path and strategy for embracing future communication technologies and maximizing their current investments.
eZuce openUC offers Nortel users the flexibility and options to expand their communication capabilities by:

  • Offering single branch upgrades one at a time or  step-by-step without changing existing dial plans. 
  • Eliminating bottlenecks and improving resiliency and performance by routing traffic directly from the ingress point to the feature server.
  • Enabling SIP trunking as a cost-effective way to connect to the PSTN.
  • Delivering single number reachability, find-me / follow-me, simultaneous ring, local dialing from smartphones and other fixed mobile convergence (FMC) features at no extra cost.
  • Allowing remote workers to seamlessly get connected where ever they work.
  • Adding enterprise class Instant Messaging, Presence, and Collaboration.
“With eZuce open communications our Nortel customers can now afford to easily upgrade their existing IP PBXs and leverage the advanced unified communication features their users have been requesting. We view eZuce as the forward migration path for many of our Nortel customers and this has led to several migration opportunities for our company�
Gary Scroggs, Managing Partner, Innovational IP Solutions LLC

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