Archive for the 'Asterisk' Category

The “Asterisk” Story

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Editor’s Note:  Its been awhile but we are back.  Big changes coming soon.  Had to take leave but that is now in the past.  I wanted to start off with posting this Origin story about Asterisk is you haven’t committed their story to memory.Origin stories are all the rage these days, and while perhaps the [...]

Google Lowers VoIP Calling Rates, Puts The Pinch On Skype

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Note:  This is good news for us "VoIP" consumers.   Competition is good in these areas so providers don’t get lazy and take their dedicated customers for granted.Google is quietly moving in on Skype’s turf, and while users have long been able to call others from within Gmail, Google’s making it even more attractive this week: [...]

Apple Accused of Ripping Off Developer’s Rejected Wi-Fi Sync App

Monday, June 13th, 2011

It’s no secret that Apple has been militant in suing competitors that employ technologies even remotely close to Apple’s own. But when it comes to stealing ideas for apps from developers, Apple’s intentions are a bit more dubious.The Register reports that Apple is being accused of stealing the idea of one UK-based college student and developer — [...]

‘Web in a suitcase,’ other technology, keeping rebels, dissidents connected

Monday, June 13th, 2011

  It’s no secret that oppressive governments such as Iran’s work hard to disconnect rebels and others from the Internet. What might not be known, however, is that the United States is working behind the scenes in these areas to create “shadow networks” of Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use in those cases.
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Skype protocol hack could have been prevented claims StarForce

Monday, June 13th, 2011

StarForce’s comments come in the wake of blog postings by security researcher Efim Bushmanov who, earlier this month, claimed to have reverse engineered the Skype protocol. "My aim is to make Skype open source," he said in a blog posting on June 3, adding links to download executable files compatible with [...]

Motorola teams up with Polycom for Xoom video telepresence app

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Editor’s Note:  It is rumored that an iPhone and general Android video client will be released as well.  This is a great move on Polycom’s part to make you able to connect tablets and smart phones to corporate video conferencing systems.  Motorola has teamed up with the unified communications (UC) company Polycom to deliver telepresence [...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 announced, pricing released (WiFi-only versions)

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

 Samsung announced two new models in their Galaxy Tab line, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Tab 10.1 has been redesigned since we saw it at MWC and both tablets can now boast that they are the world’s thinnest tablets at 8.6 mm.
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The AT&Terminator: Rise of Ma Bell

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

To hear tell from AT&T, the company’s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA is a boon for Americans and their country. Sure, it removes an innovative, low-cost carrier from the wireless market and leaves America with essentially three big wireless-telecoms. Sure, it raises the prospect of higher rates and fewer choices for consumers. But [...]

Steam’s gaming platform adopts Skype voice technology ‘SILK’

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Valve has significantly improved the Steam digital distribution and game client the past few years, though a weakness has been its somewhat lacking voice chat technology. Today that’s better, too, as a new client patch updates the game with the "SILK" audio codec, the same stuff Skype — the ever-popular VoIP service — uses.
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Integra Telecom Unveils SIP Trunking Solution

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Integra Telecom, a telecommunications provider for businesses, said it now offers SIP Solutions, a portfolio of IP-based services that greatly expands Integra’s voice and data offerings.
In a release, the company said SIP Solutions combines multiple voice and data options on a single connection and is the latest addition to [...]