Joost and Viacom make a deal

The online tv service, Joost has made a licensing deal with Viacom International Inc. Joost works in a peer-to-peer fashion and allows users watch television programs on their computers. Many video sharing sites such as YouTube are constantly being asked to remove content that infringes broadcaster?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s copyrights. Earlier this month, Viacom asked YouTube to take [...]

iPhone: Cisco vs Apple

If you were paying attention to all the hype building up to the Apple iPhone announcement on Tuesday, then you might recall the little snag concerning who actually owns the “iPhone” name. Even though Apple unveiled the iPhone in San Francisco this week, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc., announced a product called the [...]

Free Google WiFi Internet

Thanks to Google, residents in Mountain View, California have one less monthly bill to pay every month… their Internet. This month Google launched their free wireless Internet service called Google WiFi Mountain View. The service is completely free to the 72,000 residents of Mountain View and is not supported via ads. It covers the 12 [...]

iiNet Realeases iiNetPhone

29 August, 2005 – iiNet Limited (ASX: IIN) today unveiled its new Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, enabling customers to save money by making and receiving calls via the Internet instead of over the traditional copper telephone network. iinetphone, is the first large-scale national offering of VoIP by an Australian telecommunications company, and is [...]

Where is my Gadget?

You should be starting to get excited…. its out there… the technology ingredients are falling into place… Hard Drive capacities are increasing (This animation is a crack-up) Liquid lenses will allow small devices to zoom & focus without the need for traditional bulky glass lenses ‚Äì just like your eye! (well.. for those of us [...]

Skype Beta for OS X.

Skype 1.0.0.15 Beta for OS X has just popped up for download which includes the SkypeIN and Skype Voicemail that Windows users got last week. We’re still unsure just how much we would use either of these additions, and most will depend upon the location of the SkypeIN number, which still currently only includes France, [...]

Aussie VOIP List.

Anthony J Hicks mentions today a great resource for all Aussies interested in using VOIP. OZ Internet Phones has a list of providers with Local, National, Mobile rates, and if applicable the Setup and Monthly fees. Very worth while monitoring as the options expand for us across the country. One thing’s for sure, they’ll have [...]

Freshtel, VOIP For Australia.

Channel 9′s “A Current Affair” had a story on Freshtel tonight. Another Voice Over IP technology just made available in Australia. The great thing is the story brings the news in to the main stream, and highlights the Telstra’s strangle hold on communications around the nation. “The big telcos have been delaying this type of [...]

Skype Journal.

For anyone interested in VOIP technology, you’ll be very aware of Skype. With between 1 and 2 million concurrent users at any time, the application has exploded onto the net. Recent news suggests that it is the single fastest growing application by user, with “24 million registered users” and “130,000 downloads per day today, compared [...]

Telstra’s VOIP Trial.

We’re getting close to an all out war on residential VOIP. Currently several ISPs are running trials, and Telstra’s just announced their Melbourne trial that includes 200 users. Telstra has revealed some details of the trial, which began this week and is due to complete in mid-April. Telstra planned to offer services to the wider [...]

Telstra’s VOIP Trial.

We’re getting close to an all out war on residential VOIP. Currently several ISPs are running trials, and Telstra’s just announced their Melbourne trial that includes 200 users. Telstra has revealed some details of the trial, which began this week and is due to complete in mid-April. Telstra planned to offer services to the wider [...]

NetComm’s VOIP Adaptor.

ARNnet has details of NetComm‘s leap into VOIP technology in Australia. he V100 analog telephone adaptor (ATA), released this week, allows users to make VoIP calls with their standard telephone handset. The device plugs into a modem/router and uses a standard telephone port. While some vendors have pinned their hopes on IP handsets for their [...]

Skype 1.0 for OS X and Linux.

Skype has finally come out of beta for OS X and Linux and is available as a 1.0 release. There aren’t many changes since the last build, but the important factor is the incentive for greater support. Previously available in beta versions, Skype for Mac OS X and Skype for Linux software includes free Skype [...]