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Nadeem Unuth

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Kik Messenger Review

Saturday May 31, 2014

Kik's user base has already reached 120 million and it is still increasing. it is becoming popular because it is easy to use, simple, free and personal. It is mid-way between the SMS and WhatsApp. It is free, thus avoiding the cost of SMS, and at the same time it does not require you to use your phone number. Read more

Ringo - Cheap International Calls Without Internet

Saturday May 31, 2014

Ringo uses your mobile phone number to channel its calls, but it does not work the same way as Viber. In fact, it does not even use the Internet at all to terminate calls. It uses dedicated lines, which make the quality of the calls better. Ringo offers cheap VoIP-like rates for calls. How? Read review

Problems Signing in to Skype?

Saturday May 31, 2014

There are times when you sign-in automatically so often that you finally forget how to sign-in, or what credentials. There could be other reasons for which Skype users find problems signing in. It could be due to poor or no connection, or it could be due to Skype being down. If you are plagued with failure to sign in to Skype, read these troubleshooting tips from Skype. May you find your way in.

Firefox to Embed WebRTC For Full VoIP Browser

Saturday May 31, 2014

Mozilla wants to make the Firefox browser a full-fledged IP-based communication tool, with the integration of WebRTC in the browser. Having partnered with OpenTok, they have all the ingredients for such a project. They are already experimenting this, especially with the release of Firefox 29, which is quite different from the earlier versions. Nothing stable should be expected soon, but the future might unveil a browser that can stand both as a VoIP and social networking tool. More on Mozilla blog.

Your 2 Cents on The Future of Skype

Saturday May 31, 2014

The Skype Community is the baptised name for the forum in which Skype people can talk, ask and answer anything Skype. There are 2 million people registered and talking that stuff over there, the 2 m mark having been reached this month itself. Skype has dedicated part of that community to idea boards which are forum boards where you can share your ideas about the future of two of Skype's products: Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Windows Phone. The posts will of course be moderated. More idea boards of this kind are coming for other products. Read more on the Skype Community's users.

How SIP Benefits Your Company

Saturday May 31, 2014

SIP can be beneficial for your company in many ways, but there are ways in which it shows marked improvements. Among them are cost savings, especially when it is implemented in SIP trunks. It saves you money on long distance calls, rids you on unnecessary networks and even rids of you the need for a PBX and IP-PSTN. Other interesting benefits include the additional features it brings like true unlimited calling, free call forwarding and increased productivity. Read on this in more details.

Is the Office Phone Expiring?

Wednesday May 14, 2014

The office phone or desk phone is the object of many questions since VoIP has been around, and more so since VoIP became so powerful. But the desk phone has been around before the fax machine, before the pager, before the PDA, and even before the command-driven computers. Many of those are now obsolete, but the office phone still has a place on the desk. Read what experts say on Forbes.

Voice Phishing Attacks on Bank Card Holders

Wednesday April 30, 2014

Phishing is a kind of cyber crime in which a criminal impersonates a reliable and known body thereby prompting a trusting person to give personal information. Voice phishing, or vishing, happens when the feat takes place over VoIP-based phone systems. This is what has been happening this week. Attackers have hacked into the bank's IVR systems and have issued their own automated responses. They informed users that their cards have been deactivated and asked them to tell their card numbers and PIN codes to the system. You can guess the rest of the story. PCWorld reports the news, and PhishLabs gives depicts the technical details of how vishing takes place.

Is Asterisk the Absolute PBX for Everyone?

Wednesday April 30, 2014
If you are looking for the merits and qualities of Asterisk, you will get plenty. Because it is really is good. But is it for everyone, is it for you? Maybe, maybe not. Asterisk has down sides as well. One of them is its complexity and the fact that it requires you to be somewhat Linux-savvy and a programmer. Say you manage to set up your own PBX at home or in the office through easy-to-use front-end apps. You still have to test your system. This can be tedious and some issues may keep you down. While Asterisk is great, at times it might be better to think of a cheap hosted PBX service that you simply have to pay some bucks for every month. That is if you just can't be bothered about technical stuff.

Turn Your Computer into a PBX

Wednesday April 30, 2014
You may have different reasons to try converting your computer into a PBX phone system. You may be a business owner who wants to explore the possibilities of such a thing, or just a simple VoIP enthusiast who wants to add some spice to the home phone system.

First, you need to run Linux. CentOS or Fedora Core are better for that matter, but Ubuntu is good too. If you don't know what Ubuntu is, then probably this blog is not for you, and the little experiment too, by the way. Then, you need Asterisk. If you know your way through Linux and commands, follow this quick tutorial, else get a GUI app for managing it. Then you can connect your phones to it, or simple install a softphone such as X-Lite to try. You can also get a SIP account to try calling outside.

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