With all the downsides I hear about Skype, I am surprised little attention has been given to a very competitive alternative in Google Voice. With a free phone number, free voicemail dictation service, and free calling to and from numbers throughout the U.S. and Canada, people really should start taking advantage of this service. The audio and video call reliability is stronger than Skype, and you can use the service directly from G-mail! Extending on that service, GrooVe IP is an Android app that lets you harness the power of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) to make dirt cheap calls from anywhere in the world.
This past week, I had the opportunity to go down and spend some time in Las Vegas during CES 2012, attending conferences, scanning the showroom floors, and meeting with various clients. I wanted to write a few observations about the travel side of that trip. Continue reading Staying on the Strip
Sydney, Australia is a very humid place this time of year. I was lucky enough to go down there for a work trip, and while the business side of things wouldn’t interest you very much, I was able to spend a day walking around Sydney and taking in the sights. It really is a beautiful place to visit, though. Continue reading Wonder from Down Under