Archive for the ‘Skype’ Category


May 15, 2006

Skype is now  offering free SkypeOut!  For those who don’t understand the profound implications of this, this means that you can now call regular phones (though right now only US and Canada) for free!  This is probably because of AIM’s recent AIM Phoneline announcement, which will let you receive calls.  Skype will only keep this until the end of the year, but it’s still big!


Review of Unyte

April 10, 2006

Some people just can’t live without NetMeeting. But, ever tried Unyte? Unyte is a program that lets someone else see exactly what you’re doing. It’s a plugin for Skype.. The other person doesn’t even need Skype! It takes you to a Java page, which lets you see a virtual page of whatever you’re working on, Word docs, Konfabulator Widgets, ect.

Bottom Line: Great program, even if you don’t really use it.

Review of Skype (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows PocketPC, Macintosh OS X, SuSE 9, Fedora Core 3, Mandriva 10.1x, Xandros, MEPIS, Ubuntu)

February 6, 2006

We’ve always been a fan of Skype. So when 2.0 came out, we had to get it. Here’s what we found:

Voice: Terrific. After all, what can you expect from a VOIP program?
Video: Subpar. Skype only has 15 fps, and only Windows XP users can use the video option.
File Transfer: Not tested.
Smileys: Subpar. It has animated smileys, but a small amount.
Games: None.
Interface: Subpar. The interface was only OK.
Bottom Line: Skype just got better with support for most webcams. You can also get several other features, such as calling phones, receiving phones calls, and getting voicemail. You can even buy Skype cell phones! Skype can also be downloaded to a Pocket PC. However, its interface is pretty cluttered.

Skype For Windows
Skype For Macintosh OS X
Skype For SuSE 9, Fedora Core 3, Mandriva 10.1x, Xandros, MEPIS, Ubuntu
Skype For PocketPC