Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a powerful tool for the modern business because it facilitates telephone communication via the Internet. VoIP is convenient, versatile and cost-effective. Many users connect to VoIP services using an app, which allows them to make a VoIP call from their iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphone. In this article, we examine the top five app-based VoIP options.
TringMe is the most comprehensive and powerful VoIP solution on the market. TringMe is coming soon for iOS, is currently available for Android, and it’s one of many native BlackBerry.com business services with BlackBerry smartphones. Using an Internet connection, TringMe allows you to make calls from anywhere to anywhere, and all calls between mobile users are free. TringMe is perfectly suited to the individual, but it’s a popular option among businesses because of an extensive API that allows for integration into business systems.
Skype is the most widely used VoIP solution in the world, and there’s a Skype app available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry OS, including BlackBerry PlayBook OS as of version 2.0. Skype’s best feature is its call clarity, although TringMe is close. Another benefit is its popularity. If you need help, it’s a little bit easier to get it when using Skype. Skype doesn’t offer as many free options as TringMe does, and from a business perspective, the service is not as easy to integrate.
The TruPhone app is available for BlackBerry, Android, Apple and a wide range of other devices, and for the casual BlackBerry user, it’s a solid alternative to default business services with BlackBerry devices. TruPhone also provides excellent rates for local and international calls. It also doesn’t matter if one is calling to a mobile, so it can be more cost-effective than TringMe in some scenarios.
Axvoice is a full-featured VoIP service, and it’s able to provide a high level of customer service, even to its smallest residential clients. Axvoice also has comprehensive business services, and it’s probably a better choice than TringMe, Skype and TruPhone for the business that requires a vendor relationship. Axvoice can handle integration, and it can even develop personalized app solutions.
Fring is a direct competitor to Skype in that it emulates that service. If a Skype-like service is the right choice for a business, then Fring does offer some benefits in some scenarios. For instance, Fring has a non-contract per-minute charging structure, which Skype does not. Fring is also a SIP (session initiation protocol) client, which makes it a better option than Skype in some environments.
After updating my HTC Desire HD to HTC Sense 3.0 I can't login anymore to Twitter app 2.1.2 with error message "That account has already been added". I tried to update the Twitter app to version 3.0.0 but still got the same problem.
A quick Google search found a page on Twitter help center that mentioning a known bug/issue with the same error message as I got. Following the suggestion I uninstalled the update version 3.0.0 and restart my device, alas it doesn't fix it. I'm stuck with Twitter version 2.1.2 and can't uninstall it as it's embedded on HTC sense.
Then I tried to login using another Twitter account which I didn't added yet to my phone and it works, I can login. It turn out that the problem was on "Accounts & sync" settings, the Twitter sync setting had a problem with login, so the steps that I take to fix it:
1. Go to Settings > Accounts & sync
2. Tap on the Twitter account
3. Tap on Remove account
4. Go to Twitter app and try login again
Those steps should fix the problem and you don't need to reboot your phone.
I have HTC Desire HD Android smartphone which is a great phone, I really love its big screen which make working with it is easy and pleasant. However, the big screen also have its negative impact to battery life. The original battery from HTC only have 1230mAh which hardly last for 1 day on normal usage. My normal usage would be: short phone calls, SMS, automatic email checking, chatting and play scrabble.
Last month I browsed eBay to look for a spare battery and found some seller sold 2430mAh high capacity battery for HTC Desire HD. By the number it should double the life battery expectancy. Interested, I bought one of them from a Hongkong seller. The Delivery was fast, it took 7 working days to arrive in the Netherlands.
Unfortunately the battery doesn't deliver as I expect it would. The battery life is only 1 day, same with the original battery. But for US$ 10 with free shipping I wouldn't complaint, I was pessimistic when bought it but decide to buy it anyway. Well.. at least I have spare battery now
Just had my HTC Desire HD (or shortened as DHD) for a few months now, been happy using it but then I start to notice a problem with its proximity sensor.
Symptom: when making a short phone call the screen is dimmed and stays so for several minutes, this causes more battery usage. The bigger problem is when I make a long phone call, the screen went turned off after some period and didn’t come back on when I move away the phone from my face (while it should).
Just experienced for the first time, my HTC Touch HD is crashed. The screen showing checkered boxes (black and white) and the phone is not responding when I tried to hard shutdown by press and holding the power button for several seconds.
I end up taking out the battery, wait a couple of seconds and then put it back and turn on the PDA phone. Touch HD works fine after the reboot, although it’s very strange that the phone is crashing right after I ended a phone call.
Got unused or broken audio cassette tape? don't throw it away, instead use your art sense and make an audio cassette art like Von Glitschka did with his old audio cassette tape.
If you use your imagination and creativity, something that is old and no longer being used like this one:
Becoming a nice and artistic piece of arts:
Want to make one for your self? go to Von's blog here
It's been quite some time that I haven't post anything new in my blog, this is due to my work and i haven't had time to spent to write some thing that i consider as worth the time to write about it. You know that blogging take a lot of time, especially if you want to make a good post.
People knows that blogging takes time, that is why more and more people moved to twitter and plurk for example, where you can post something within 1 paragraph or even 1 sentence. I haven't create twitter or plurk account my self as i don't want to spend more time on updating it.
I'm rather start to reduce my time browsing the internet, blogging, chatting, etc. as i start to feel that i takes too much time using the internet, somehow i feel that it's not productive. How about you? do you find your self addicted to blog, twitter, facebook, etc. ?
Recently I'm installing Linux Ubuntu on a PC and quite impressed with their developments. Linux Ubuntu becoming more and more user friendly for me (although for average PC users will still quite difficult to use Linux).
With my current needs of computing and work which is almost all of it is web based, such as chat with my abroad collegues, checking emails, social networking, blogging, web administration, server administration, etc. I started to feel that the need of Microsoft Windows is less demanding.