Is it time to switch to VOIP?

When it comes to office communications, one thing has remained central to running a successful business for the last 80 years or so, and that is the need for a telephone line. It is testament to the usefulness of the telephone that we still rely so heavily on it to this day. When starting a…

Using Skype in Ethiopia could lead to 15 years in prison

The Ethiopian government has made it a criminally offence to use VoIP services like Skype or Google Talk in their country, punishable by as much as 15 years in prison. The bans also extend to social networking features that make…

Skype 5.8 Windows update adds 1080p video chat

Skype has been updated to version 5.8 for Windows PCs, bringing 1080p Full HD video chat to the table. So long as you've got a Full HD webcam, an internet connection that can manage consistent 2Mbps upload and download…

Messagenet Talk start-up VoIP sets sights on Skype crown

Messagenet Talk, a new voice-over-internet and texting application for PCs, Macs, iPads, iPod touches and iPhones launches today, looking to offer a simple, cheap alternative to Skype and Google Voice. Offering free calls to PC and Macs, Messagenet Talk's main…

Skype for Android gets video calling with new update

Owners of select Android phones with the Skype app today get an update that lets them use the popular VoIP client to make video calls too. Working over both Wi-Fi and 3G connections, users can use both front facing…

Facebook and Google both chasing Skype

Facebook are said to be attempting either a takeover or partnership with popular VoIP firm Skype, a new report states. Figures of as much as $4bn have been bandied about by Zuckerberg's empire, should Reuters sources "with direct knowledge of…

REVIEW: Klipsch ProMedia In-Ear gaming earphones

Name: ProMedia In-Ear (Klipsch) Type: Gaming earphones Specs: Click here for full specs Price: £78.52 from Amazon Image Gallery: Click here While gaming headsets are normally of the bulky over-ear kind, the increasingly portable nature of gaming laptops would…

Skype Rolls Out Low-Bandwidth Software For Humanitarian workers

Skype announced this week the launch of a bespoke, low-bandwidth version of their VOIP software, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UNHCR-version of Skype, will be deployment across 120 hardship locations served by…