Archive for June, 2005


Google Earth Launched

After testing Google Earth, the satellite image program slated to replace Keyhole, my hope is that it will be free of charge when released to the public, so everyone can get their hands on this goodness. Google Earth makes the traditional Keyhole experience less geeky, and accomplishes a nearly complete integration of Google Local and [...]

HOW-TO: Rebuild your laptop battery

Admit it. Come out of denial. You know your laptop that was supercool 2 years ago now gets 15 minutes of battery life. It sucks and we all share the same problem eventually. Laptop batteries (and many others) will start to lose their total charging capacity after awhile. It’s slow so we usually don’t notice [...]

eBay sets up open source community

eBay has begun providing open source code for some of its search and access applications, aiming to expand its external developer community.
The software will be available under a new programme called Community Codebase, which was announced at the eBay Developers Conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.

Nokia shifting to Linux as it joins with Apple to challenge Windows 2

Analysis Nokia’s ambitious bid to make the mobile phone as important a client device for business and leisure as the notebook PC took another important turn last week with news that it has created a browser in collaboration with Apple, which will be managed under the open source process.

How Voip Can Mask The Size Of Your Business

Have you heard the buzz about VOIP (Voice Over Internt Protocol)? Basically, it’s like communicating over the phone without a phone. Instead you plug your microphone into your computer log on to a website and “boom” you’re talking baby. You may be saying “Hasn’t this been around for a while?”, and you’d be right. But [...]

VOIP For Beginners

For those who have never heard about the potential of VoIP, be prepared to radically change the way you think about your current long-distance calling plan. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is very simply, a method for taking ordinary analog audio signals and turning them into digital signals that can be sent over the Internet.
So [...]

Mauritius aims to be 1st `cyber-island’

This tropical island off the east coast of Africa is best-known for its white-sand beaches, its designer clothing outlets and its spicy curries.
But tiny Mauritius is about to stake a new claim to fame. By year’s end, or soon afterward, it is expected to become the world’s first nation with coast-to-coast wireless Internet coverage, the [...]

What is VoIP?

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, but don’t let that term fool you. Your calls will not be running through Google. Instead, calls are placed over an Internet Protocol network, or a way of communicating between two points. IP telephony is supported by different kinds of network connections, such as a corporate high-speed line, [...]

Skype claims VoIP lead

Skype claims VoIP lead - IT Week
Almost half of the internet telephony market goes to the startup company
Tom Sanders in California,
Skype has claimed the top spot in the global VoIP league, according to a web traffic analysis by broadband management firm Sandvine.
Sandvine’s data puts the market share in North America for London-based Skype at 46.2 [...]

VoIP What is the Problem? - Self SEO

VoIP What is the Problem? - Self SEO
In the beginning, when the Internet Protocol was first designed, no one was thinking about the possibilities of sending audio and video. Real time communication was not an issue.
Perhaps the greatest single problem is that the Internet Protocol (the IP part of VoIP - Voice over Internet Protocol) [...]