New G+ Hangouts Interfere with Google Voice, a Fix is Coming (Hopefully) Soon

Google Voice users who upgraded to the new Hangouts last week discovered progress comes with a price. The Hangout update broke Google Voice. You can’t make Google Voice calls from the Web or from the Chrome extension. Oops! Nikhyl Singhal, a representative from Google, addressed this on his G+ account this morning: 1) Today’s version more »

Skype for Android Now Allows Constant Portrait Orientation

Skype for Android received an update on Tuesday that finally brought back the portrait orientation that had been taken away a few updates back. Before now, Skype calls could be made in portrait mode, but the user interface was locked to landscape. Before that, everything was in landscape. This created loads of frustration for Nexus more »


Crestron TSW-1050 is a Contemporary Intercom-Equipped Touchscreen

Crestron recently announced the 10-inch TSW-1050, the newest edition to its Core 3 UI powered family of tablet-sized, intercom-equipped touchscreens, is now available. The HD graphics and high resolution bring Core 3 UI to life with dynamically rich user interfaces for controlling the home environment. The built-in RAVA SIP intercom technology provides the added convenience more »


Truphone App Extends Affordable Long-Distance Calling to BlackBerry 10 Users

Announced Wednesday, the same day as BlackBerry’s new generation and flagship phone launch, the Truphone app has been made available for BB 10 OS. Specially designed for the BlackBerry 10 OS, Tru App is the first company to develop VoIP application for smartphones. Their unique SIM-based calling provides users with voice phone service in over more »


Skype for Android Once Again Allows Portrait Mode in Video Calls

The Skype for Android development made a rather baffling design decision with the app’s last update. It eliminated the possibility of using the app in portrait mode and it forced all video calls to be made in landscape mode. That may not have been an issue for owners of 10.1-inch widescreen tablets, but Nexus 7 more »

Viber Mobile App for iOS and Android Updated, Company Reports Reaching 140M+ Userbase

When it comes to providing voice call over the internet, two of the leading service providers are Skype and Viber. Well, Viber actually is playing catch-up with Skype and as of right now it looks like it is doing pretty well as the company reports that there are now 140M+ users of its services. With more »

Latest Skype for iOS app update brings Microsoft account integration

Skype version 4.2 has landed in the iOS App Store. The app retains support for the iPhone running iOS 4.3 or later and as we saw with the previous update, is now optimized for the larger display of the iPhone 5. As for this update, this one includes some bug fixes, additional emoticon goodies, Microsoft more »

Facebook launching a “social calling” service with Orange

It looks like Facebook is taking steps toward launching a numberless social calling service. Well, more specifically, they will be launching such as service come next year. The service is going to launch in the summer of 2013 for those in France with Orange as a carrier backer. The service will be available on mobile more »

Skype announces Gift Cards for those in the US

We recently saw Skype Gift Cards come available for those in the UK, and well, as of today they are available for those in the US. The Skype Gift Cards will be available in digital and physical form and will begin at $10. The cards are available online direct from Skype as well as on more »

Skype v3.0 now available for Android; brings a new tablet design, Microsoft account support and more

Skype for Android has recently been updated to version 3.0. Or more specifically, this latest update brings the app up to version The app remains available for free and with support for devices running Android 2.1 or later. Perhaps a bit more important though, those using Skype for Android on a tablet will likely more »

Skype version 4.1 now available for Linux users, brings support for Messenger

The folks over at Skype have announced the latest release, version 4.1 for Linux. Skype 4.1 for Linux is available by way of the Skype website and brings a few new features as well as a few tweaks to the user interface. The user interface tweaks are said to “improve the experience” and include the more »

You can currently get a month of free worldwide calling from Skype

Skype is currently giving away a free month of calling. The offer covers worldwide calling to both landlines and mobile phones. And of course, the Skype-to-Skype calls remain free. That being said, you can follow the Skype link at the bottom of this post to get started. But before you go, there is some fine more »