12/21/2011, Good news for Tango users around the world. The popular video calling service has announced some new features that will be available for mobile versions of its apps. With Tango on Mobile, users can now send high-quality video messages or leave video messages as “voicemail” when the recipient forgets to pick up the phone. Great for those nights when you can’t seem to get in touch with the other person […]
10/27/2011, Polycom, an enterprise-grade video conferencing provider, unveiled UC Board, a digital whiteboard solution that integrates with its existing services. The Polycom UC Board combines a plug-and-play receiver and a wireless stylus that transforms whiteboard or LCD monitors into an interactive video whiteboard space. (picture below) Meeting participants use the stylus to write or sketch on the screen or whiteboard on top of a shared presentation; it acts just like a […]
10/13/2011, FaceTime was introduced for the iPhone 4 last year as a way for iPhones to make free video calls to each other over WiFi. Since then it has expanded to other iOS devices such as the iPad and iPod Touch, as well as Mac OS X desktops and laptops, but not on the PC. Since then, there have been apps like Skype that try to fill up this void. Now […]
10/11/2011, With the rise of powerful smartphones and tablets as primary communication devices, video calling is becoming a trendy technology. I published last month about HookFlash, an enterprise-grade video conferencing solution that launched at DEMO, and most recently, Tango, the mobile video calling service, released its desktop client. Polycom provides one of the most widely used enterprise video conferencing solution, and it has recently acquired HP Halo, the biggest competitor of […]
09/29/2011, Ever received or made a Skype video call to somebody who was on an airplane? I can’t say I have, but the folks over at MSNBC have, in a news segment shot yesterday. Time magazine’s senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, called up the studio via Skype while in the middle of a red eye flight, and gave his opinion on Chris Christie’s speech through a video call. Not to mention, […]
09/12/2011, [DEMO Fall 2011] Hookflash is an application for the iPad that combines group video conferencing and group messaging with features specific to corporate phone systems. Trent Johnsen, Hookflash co-founder and CEO promises that ”millions of iPad users will immediately have access to the powerful communication capabilities previously limited to expensive corporate telephone and video conferencing systems.”
08/02/2011, Remember the iPad app for Skype that was released earlier and then pulled off from the App Store? Well, it looks like it is back up again. Following an official announcement on the Skype blog, the Skype for iPad is now officially released for the iPad. If you were wondering about what the big deal is – why the hype when there’s already a Skype app on iOS.
07/29/2011, According to the latest reports online, Verizon users might soon be able to make FaceTime calls over 3G 9to5Mac.com’s sources have claimed that the Verizon has multiple engineers testing FaceTime over 3G in many regions that have heavy iPhone usage. Witnesses who have seen 3G FaceTime in action on Verizon’s network said that the quality looks fairly good – apparently the carrier has been optimizing its network to give a […]
07/21/2011, Skype for Android brought video calling to the platform not very long ago, and like a number of apps that have launched on Android – it wasn’t fully compatible with all Android devices (Netflix comes to mind). If you’re an owner of a phone that doesn’t have Skype video calling – fret not. Skype has been busy working hard to make sure that support for Android phones that are capable […]
07/06/2011, At the Facebook HQ today, Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of some exciting new features to the world’s most popular social network, Facebook. After spending the past six months working on most of these features, it looks like the summer holidays for Facebook users are going to get a lot better with the unveiling of Group Chat, an improved design for the chat buddy list, and video calling.
06/29/2011, Find FaceTime conversations a little too quiet for your liking? Well we’ve got some good news for you. The folks over at Fring have recently launched the iPad version of its video calling app that allows users to participate in four way conversations. Way to make full use of the 9.7″ display on your iOS tablet. The calls can be made over 3G or 4G (make sure you’ve got enough […]
06/21/2011, How many of you are fans of using Gtalk video chat on your Google Chrome web browser? If the idea of video calling through a web app floats your boat (one less program to launch on your computer, and even Chrome OS users can benefit from this) you’re in luck. Google has plans to add real-time communication abilities into the Chrome browser itself. This will allow users to make video […]
05/26/2011, If you want to make video calls, you’ve got a whole plethora of options to choose from on your iPhone. There’s FaceTime that comes default with your phone, and then there’s Skype, Tango, Yahoo!, Fring and so on. Most of these apps will let you do what FaceTime won’t – chat over 3G and to other devices. But not many apps will let you chat with computer users, and even […]
05/16/2011, One of the key features of Google’s latest update for Gingerbread on the Nexus S was the ability to hold native video calls through the Gtalk client. Judging from the latest reports – only users who use the app over WiFi can take part in video calls. Apparently T-Mobile has decided to block all 3G video calls from happening, and has made it available only WiFi. You might be thinking […]