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fring is a VoIP application that lets you use Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo!, and AIM clients to chat and instant message. Well, the good news is that fring is available now for free in the Apple App Store and can be loaded on your iPhone without any jailbreaking required.

fring will run on your iPhone or iPod Touch and works over the WiFi network. You can even make SkypeOut calls with fring so if you are traveling fring may be the application you want to make low cost and free calls on the road.

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Written by deejmark

October 5, 2008 at 1:03 pm

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More iPhone apps

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SGN’s Wii-like Golf And Bowling Games

No surprise that SGN’s iPhone games are doing so well – they’re fun to play and they’re free. iGolf is at no. 7 on the top ten apps list and has, the company says, more than 1 million downloads. The newly launched iBowl is at no. 8.

Fring brings Skype and other VoIP services to iPhone
Beyond the Skype functionality (which I imagine would be its most
popular use), Fring also lets you chat (and call, where appropriate)
friends over MSN, GoogleTalk, AIM, Yahoo, Twitter, ICQ, and of course,
Fring’s own service.

Written by tokkipipi

October 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm

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M2E

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The M2E (Movement to Energy) kinetic battery converts the kinetic energy of someone walking around to clean energy.  M2E claims that 2 hours of light movement can charge about 1 hour of talk-time in a cellphone, and the plan is to make the travelling battery available to a variety of mobile and portable devices. Planned for release mid to late 2009.

Written by alsays

October 4, 2008 at 7:12 am

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G1 Google Phone

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Today T-Mobile G1 with Google announces the T-Mobile G1 $179. The first phone powered by Android, an Google’s mobile software platform. The T-Mobile G1 included a 3-inch touch-screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a one-handed navigation button. It also has a 3-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G radios. It features let you experience web service that includes popular Google services such as Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube and others. The T-Mobile G1 will launch on October 22 for $179 with a two-year contract.

Written by deejmark

September 24, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Yahoo announces social networking app for iPhone

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Yahoo! OneConnect

Yahoo! OneConnect

Yahoo released a preview version of a free new iPhone application called OneConnect that can centralize communications and social-networking activity.

With Yahoo! oneConnect you’ll be free to use all your favorite communications tools and services to connect with anyone, at anytime. From IM or text, email or social networks; Yahoo! oneConnect intends to integrate all the ways you communicate into a unique, mobile experience. Imagine having all your contact information at your fingertips; email, phone numbers, text, and IM addresses; in one location—your phone.

Written by deejmark

September 14, 2008 at 3:21 pm

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O3b

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Google has hooked up with Liberty Global and HSBC Principle Investments to start funding a satellite network aimed at connecting the three billion people who still can’t get access to the internet, at least those living near the equator.

O3b, standing for the “Other 3 Billion”, has raised $60m from Google, Liberty and HSBC. However, they’ll need ten times that to fulfill the ambition of 16 satellites offering gigabitspeeds to service providers in central Africa  and the Middle East. They hope to be up and running in 2010.

Full article here.

Written by alsays

September 12, 2008 at 6:39 am

Seinfeld: Slightly less funny than Microsoft Vista

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So, our intern Mike drew my attention to this terrible, terrible ad. Microsoft, rather than spending millions of dollars to fix the problems in Vista, are spending $300 million to change people’s perceptions of the problems in Vista. Bring in Jerry Seinfeld, make an ad where he meets Bill Gates in a discount shoe store, have them talk irrelevant crap for over a minute, and hey presto, you’re there.

After watching, I found this article over in PC World, which chronicles and thankfully, hilariously presents all of Microsoft’s historically terrible ad campaigns – witness a crazy Japanese man shouting for the launch of Windows 3.1; be slightly embarrassed by the oh-so-80s DOS rap crew.

And does Gates realise that Seinfeld had a Mac in the back of his apartment in the last few seasons?

Written by alsays

September 12, 2008 at 6:27 am

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