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Nobody wants to wear a headset all day. They can be uncomfortable on the ears. If you normally use Lync with a headset, you can avoid missing calls by routing the rings through your speakers.
Do you speak two languages? Why not? Learning a new language can open up a lot of doors in both your professional and social life. And when it comes to learning languages, Duolingo is a groovy new service that can help you do it for free.
Fax is one of those legacy technologies that is vastly outdated, yet some companies refuse to give up. In particular, insurance companies and government agencies tend to favor fax the most. These same organizations that “advertise” about how they accept fax, usually don’t accept email as an alternative. The problem with this is that most […]
As I told you a few days ago, Skype has faced a major outage, and has offered its customers free minutes and subscription times to make up for it. The mystery regarding what has caused the outage has finally been unraveled in a blog by Skype CIO, Lars Rabbe. It would seem that a bug […]
Earlier in the month, Google Announced that Google Voice users can now quickly change their phone numbers for a $10 fee. The process allows you to choose an area code and search for a number based on numbers or letters. This idea is great news for those who have moved recently to a new […]
Ok, I know this isn’t a typical How-To article. However, I just couldn’t resist. It turns out Microsoft wants to BING your phone. This morning Microsoft released 3 three Bing-branded ringtones for your mobile phone. They are calling them BingTones. You can find the links here: Three Bing-branded ringtones for your mobile device (BineTones.zip) Three […]
There’s been an ongoing Forum thread on my GrandCentral migration to Google Voice and this morning when I got to work I logged into GrandCentral and was pleasantly surprised that my account was now ready for migration to Google Voice! Of course I quickly clicked the UPGRADE button and was redirected over to […]
Everyone on the internet by now knows that Gmail is a free email service available to anyone. Some people even consider it a religious practice to set up as many Gmail accounts as they can and e-mail themselves pretending they have friends. Some people have asked me, “Why should I use e-mail when I have […]
It’s amazing to me how popular “texting” or Text Messaging has become over the last few years. Additionally, what’s even more amazing to me is the fact that a new language and possibly even a new culture appears to have spawned from this new technology! OMG, IMO it’s crzy LOL! 😉 As fantastic as […]
For those of you with Windows Mobile phones & Microsoft LCS implemented, today Microsoft released a new update to their Office Communicator Mobile 2007 Client. Previously released in 2007, this November release includes several update fixes. Interesting enough to warrant an Honorable “Groovy” Mention. 😉 You can find the Update here – Microsoft […]
Easy and convenient! That’s what I like most about Web Browser based Instant Message (IM) clients from MSN, Google, and Yahoo!. It doesn’t matter if you’re at work, a friends house, or a kiosk – under most circumstances if you have access to a Web Browser, you can log in to your favorite Instant Messenger […]
Google recently made a change on Gmail which allows users to enable SSL encryption (also known as https) for the entire site/application where previously SSL was only used on the login page <insert applause sound here>. Being that I’ve been using GMAIL recently for more than just transitory throwaway email (I know… I […]
The mystery began a few weeks ago. I was working away when all of a sudden, my computer (and a few around me) started beeping three times VERY loudly. This was not a standard beep. This beep was an EXTREMELY loud machine BEEPING sound. Apparently we all received the same email in Outlook which was marked […]