Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Software Vendor IVONA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 24, 2013
Does the purchase signal an intention to challenge Apple's Siri?
Tags: Amazon, software, Kindle, voice, Siri, merger and acquistion activity
Facebook Rolls Out Free WiFi Calling for iPhones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 17, 2013
The latest update to the iOS Facebook Messenger app adds VoIP features.
Tags: Facebook, iPhone, messenger, voice, VoIP, WiFi, IOS, chat, Calling
Is Desktop Linux Handicap Accessible?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 14, 2009
While desktop Linux enables handicapped users to write an email using a webcam, other areas of the platform arent up to the level of proprietary software.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, desktop linux, voice
Google Now Offers Real-Time Results
By - Reuters | Article Published December 08, 2009
Google results will be refreshed with up-to-the-second data increasingly churned out by the new crop of real-time Web products.
Tags: Facebook, Google, search, Microsoft, voice
Google Voice: Keep Your Cell Number
By - Reuters | Article Published October 27, 2009
Google Voice service users don't need to switch to a special phone number, an option that greatly broadens the new service's appeal.
Tags: Google, FCC, carriers, voice, routing
Why Microsoft's Courier' Tablet Will Never Exist
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 23, 2009
Despite the hype, there are at least six good reasons why the Microsoft tablet will exist only in the fevered imaginations of A-list bloggers.
Tags: Microsoft, iPhone, Apple, voice
Laptop Evolution: Snazzy and Sleek
By - Reuters | Article Published September 22, 2009
The era of the boring, merely functional laptop is coming to an end.
Tags: IBM, Dell, HP, laptops, voice
eBay Sued by Skype Founders
By - Reuters | Article Published September 17, 2009
The plaintiff believes damages are piling up at a rate of more than $75 million a day. eBay denies the allegations.
Tags: video, services, voice, netscape
Does Quality Software Code Really Matter?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published September 14, 2009
Taking steps to prevent bugs and unnecessary code complexity can sidestep tomorrow's maintenance headache. Why is it such a low priority?
Tags: developer, software, programmers, voice
iPhone Users Complain About Wi-Fi
By Michelle Megna | Article Published August 17, 2009
Users who upgraded to OS 3.0 say that Wi-Fi isn't working properly -- and are looking to Apple to fix it.
Tags: video, iPhone, smartphones, AT&T, voice
Mobile Gadgets on the Rise
By David Needle | Article Published July 31, 2009
An industry confab about the mobile sector shows the variety of innovation in the handheld world.
Tags: Facebook, services, iPhone, carriers, voice
Company Mobile Costs Are Too High
By Michelle Megna | Article Published July 27, 2009
Outfitting employees with mobile gear is getting costlier and companies aren't containing the expenses.
Tags: services, wireless, carriers, voice, policy
10 Free Online Tools to Improve Browsing
By Joseph Moran | Article Published July 10, 2009
These free online services will give you faster speed, more information and better security.
Tags: Windows, services, voice, VoIP
iPhone 3GS 3.1 Update Due Soon
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 02, 2009
As fears of overheating units and insufficient inventory plague the iPhone, Apple is moving quickly to release an iPhone OS upgrade.
Tags: video, wireless, iPhone, AT&T, voice
Skype 4.0 for Windows: Significant Overhaul
By Joseph Moran | Article Published June 26, 2009
Available for free download, the new Skype offers an array of improved features.
Tags: Windows, search, voice, VoIP, e-Mail
Social Cloud Battle: Google vs. IBM
By Alex Goldman | Article Published June 24, 2009
The ruckus to see which vendor wins the growing social application market has only just begun.
Tags: Google, services, IBM, voice
iPhone 3.0 Software Review: Apple Catches Up (Mostly)
By Troy Dreier | Article Published June 22, 2009
The free iPhone software update moves the handheld forward, but could have gone further.
Tags: wireless, iPhone, iphone apps, voice
Is Love for iPhone 3G S Fading Fast?
By Michelle Megna | Article Published June 10, 2009
Questionable support and a robust pricing structure is prompting some kvetching even among the faithful.
Tags: services, iPhone, voice
The iPhone's Future: Smartphone Showdown
By Michelle Megna | Article Published May 27, 2009
An industry analyst shares insights from Apple about the iPhone's future.
Tags: iPhone, Apple, voice
Interop: IT and the Dark Economy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 21, 2009
Research firm IDC predicts growth in IT staff will be flat over the next three years, yet customer interaction will grow significantly.
Tags: Linux, video, networking, voice, 10 GbE
Network Vendors Reach for Stimulus Checks
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 16, 2009
Networking vendors are jockeying to earn their share of the $7 billion in broadband grants distributed through the Obama administration's stimulus bill.
Tags: services, marketing, carriers, voice
Swine Flu Online: Panic and Bad Information
By Alex Goldman | Article Published May 02, 2009
Swine flu generates oceans of noise on the Net. "The chatter about swine flu even dwarfs that of recent viral media star Susan Boyle," notes a Nielsen report.
Tags: search, voice, policy, e-Mail, swine flu
Does Skype Work for Business?
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published April 29, 2009
Certainly the Skype voice-over-IP technology works in business settings, but is it truly adequate?
Tags: Windows, services, unified communications, voice, Skype
Cheap Smartphones are Hot Sellers
By - Reuters | Article Published April 15, 2009
Amid the recession, cell phone vendors are seeing robust sales of low-end but still highly capable mobile units.
Tags: Blackberry, iPhone, smartphones, Copyright, voice
Microsoft to Debut Beta of Exchange Server 2010
By - Reuters | Article Published April 15, 2009
Microsoft's beta test version of Exchange Server 2010 is the first step in a major upgrade path.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, voice, e-Mail, Exchange
Google's Plans for Mobile Apps
By Owen Linderholm | Article Published April 06, 2009
Google's software for mobile phones will benefit from a unified platform and an ambitious world view.
Tags: Google, wireless, iPhone, mobile apps, voice
Operational and Strategic Tech: "I Want a Divorce"
By Steve Andriole | Article Published April 01, 2009
Operational and strategic technologists are about as different as Obama is from Bush. I cannot for the life of me understand why they didnt divorce ten years ago.
Tags: services, support, virtualization, CRM, voice
Newest Netbook Competitor: Verizon
By Michelle Megna | Article Published March 28, 2009
The telecom provider has a chance if it can offer lower connection fees than its competitors.
Tags: wireless, netbooks, Verizon, carriers, voice
Google Offers Phone Services
By Michelle Megna | Article Published March 13, 2009
Google Voice will offer mobile users free U.S. calls, unified text messages and integrated speech-text and search.
Tags: Google, search, services, voice, mobile phones
Authors to Kindle: Please Shut Up
By Judy Mottl | Article Published February 15, 2009
Copyright concerns prompt a writers' advocacy group to push for disabling the text-to-voice feature.
Tags: Google, services, Copyright, Kindle, voice
iPhone vs. iPhone Killers: Apple's Next Steps
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published February 09, 2009
Apple, a canny strategist, reveals nothing about it next competitive steps in the iPhone wars, yet that hasn't stopped observers from offering theories.
Tags: wireless, iPhone, Apple, nVidia, voice
Social Networks Built to Order
By David Needle | Article Published January 27, 2009
Awareness offers eight 'ready to launch' categories of social networks for business.
Tags: Facebook, services, consumer, marketing, voice
Don't Ditch That Broadband Connection
By Joseph Moran | Article Published January 26, 2009
Switching to VoIP phone service can save money without suffering the returning to the sloth and hassle of dial-up Internet access.
Tags: services, Microsoft, wireless, voice, VoIP
The Well-Prepared Mobile Superhero
By Paul Chin | Article Published January 22, 2009
Paul Chin details the best gear for the mobile writer.
Tags: security, support, IT, voice, music
Looking Ahead to VoIP in 2009
By Ted Stevenson | Article Published January 07, 2009
Enterprise VoIPplanet consults its crystal ball and spots some trends for the coming year.
Tags: services, Microsoft, voice, VoIP, e-Mail
Windows 7 Beta On Tap for Ballmer's CES Keynote
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 07, 2009
Beyond stirring up excitement about the latest version of Windows, though, Microsoft's CEO isn't likely to excite, sources say.
Tags: Windows, Google, Microsoft, iPhone, voice
Case Study: Leveraging Next-Gen Wi-Fi to Transform Healthcare
By Lisa Phifer | Article Published January 06, 2009
Five-site rural medical center replaces legacy WLAN with new cooperative mesh to improve the quality of patient care with reduced cost and complexity.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, voice, policy, VoIP
4G: Here It Comes, Ready or Not -- Part II
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published December 30, 2008
Xohm, the WiMAX-powered wireless service that Sprint and partner, Clearwire launched recently in Baltimore. It has been widely hailed as the first 4G mobile service in the U.S. Is it?
Tags: services, wireless, Intel, voice, Wimax
How to Use Twitter Without Typing, Pointing or Clicking
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 26, 2008
A new service makes tweeting easier than ever before.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, voice, e-Mail
VoIP Planet Trends How Will Economic Downturn Affect VoIP Industry?
By Adam Stone | Article Published December 22, 2008
Two studies show that despite some slowdown, VoIP and unified communications deployments will grow over coming years.
Tags: Microsoft, IBM, Dell, unified communications, voice
New Voice over Wi-Fi Analysis Tools from AirMagnet
By Ted Stevenson | Article Published December 17, 2008
As 'VoFi' gains in popularity, IT managers need tools to optimize and troubleshoot it. AirMagnet is answering the need.
Tags: software, wireless, Cisco, media, voice
Tracking Shoppers with Wi-Fi and RTLS
By Jeff Goldman | Article Published December 05, 2008
Finnish home improvement retailer Rautakesko, is using Wi-Fi and Ekahaus RTLS system to track customer behavior in its retail stores.
Tags: consumer, IT, privacy, technology, voice
4G: Here It Comes, Ready or Not -- Part I
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published December 03, 2008
The 4G era has begun. What will it mean for enterprise IT and telecom managers - beyond higher mobile wireless data speeds? It depends who you ask, and who you believe.
Tags: wireless, carriers, voice, VoIP, Wimax
Happy Together: Smartphones and Mobile Apps
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 01, 2008
Cash-strapped users are getting a lot more out of the latest mobile devices, thanks to their embrace of downloadable applications.
Tags: Google, search, iPhone, voice, policy
Microsoft OCS: The next step
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published November 19, 2008
Release 2 fills many of the feature gaps that customers noted in the initial release, but is this the end of the evolutionary road?
Tags: Windows, services, Microsoft, Blackberry, voice
Digium Reinvents AsteriskNOW
By Ted Stevenson | Article Published November 17, 2008
New Linux distribution and addition of a more powerful, sophisticated management interface turn the product in a new direction.
Tags: open source, Linux, software, voice, PBX
Google to iPhone Users: 'Talk to Me'
By David Needle | Article Published November 17, 2008
The Google Mobile App for the iPhone now includes speech recognition for searches.
Tags: Google, search, services, Microsoft, voice
Better Social Networking From... Intel?
By David Needle | Article Published November 09, 2008
At Web 2.0 Summit, the world's largest chipmaker demos enterprise social networking and a more "personal" Internet.
Tags: Facebook, services, Intel, voice, e-Mail
Tech Future: Change and Risk from Downturn
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 05, 2008
From the rise of netbooks to the adoption of SaaS, economic challenges will shift trends and create new risks.
Tags: Windows, services, Microsoft, voice, Wimax
Review: BlackBerry Bold
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published November 05, 2008
Fits the bill nicely for corporate and other business users committed to the BlackBerry platform and looking to upgrade.
Tags: Blackberry, iPhone, RIM, voice, e-Mail
Voting via VoIP�Coming soon to a polling place near you
By Adam Stone | Article Published November 03, 2008
The technology is in place and has been used elsewhere on the globe. Adoption in the U.S. will likely be gradual.
Tags: security, IT, technology, voice, VoIP
The Linux Support Call HOWNOTTO
By Michael Hall | Article Published November 03, 2008
LinuxPlanet Classics: "No," the technician explained, "Linux is probably causing this problem and it needs to come off the machine." Michael Hall's classic battle with Dell tech support was first published in July 2001. Has anything really changed?
Tags: Linux, Windows, server, Dell, voice
Testing SIP Security on a Budget, Part 1
By Lisa Phifer | Article Published October 31, 2008
Along with its advantages, VoIP brings its own vulnerabilities. Fortunately there is a host of free/open-source tools to mitigate them.
Tags: Linux, security, services, voice, VoIP
Planning Power Protection: What SMBS Need to Know
By Lauren Simonds | Article Published October 30, 2008
Don't let a power-outage pull the plug on your business. Emerson Power Network offers seven planning points to light the way.
Tags: open source, server, SMB, voice, PBX
Report: UC Aims to Combat 'Human Latency'
By Brian T. Horowitz | Article Published October 30, 2008
As many as 84 percent of companies are deployingor planning to deployunified communications.
Tags: services, unified communications, voice, policy, e-Mail
Picking a Hosted PBX Provider
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published October 29, 2008
There are many clear advantages to hosted VoIP services, but it may or may not be for your business.
Tags: services, Microsoft, voice, VoIP, e-Mail
An Android in Every Pocket? That's Google's Plan
By Tim Scannell | Article Published October 25, 2008
For Google, mobile is critical to its information-centric business -- which is why it has big ambitions for getting the OS on as many devices as it can.
Tags: Google, search, services, carriers, voice
VoIP and Cellular Mobile: Blurring the Lines
By Adam Stone | Article Published October 23, 2008
Joint venture between VoX, UTGI, and 'a tier one carrier' will bring low-cost, all-you-can-eat voice/data plans to the mobile telephony scene.
Tags: services, marketing, carriers, voice, VoIP
Review: iPhone 3G
By Troy Dreier | Article Published October 17, 2008
It's not just hype that's made the iPhone the hottest smartphone around. If you're due for an upgrade, take a good look at the iPhone 3G.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, iPhone, voice, e-Mail
BlackBerry Flip Phone Now Available
By Naomi Graychase | Article Published October 15, 2008
RIM and T-Mobile announced Tuesday the release of the first BlackBerry flip phone. The phone features integrated 802.11b/g for unlimited "HotSpot Calling" over accessible Wi-Fi networks.
Tags: Blackberry, smartphones, RIM, voice, e-Mail
Microsoft Pumps Up Collaboration Suite
By Judy Mottl | Article Published October 15, 2008
UPDATED: Upcoming unified communications server adds new VoIP, mobile and sharing features.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, wireless, Blackberry, voice
RIM Ramps Up BlackBerry Certifications
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 13, 2008
Mobile device maker Research In Motion rushes to meet demand for expertise as the popular hand-held continues to infiltrate enterprises.
Tags: services, Microsoft, wireless, RIM, voice
Introducing IEEE 802.11r
By Jeff Goldman | Article Published October 09, 2008
In July, without much fanfare, the IEEE published the final specification for IEEE 802.11r-2008, also known as Fast Basic Service Set Transition, an amendment to the 802.11 standard that supports fast handoff between access points--specifically in order to enable VoIP roaming on a Wi-Fi network with 802.1X authentication.
Tags: middleware, Specification, wireless, voice, VoIP
Tech Titans Push Mobile Broadband Forward
By Judy Mottl | Article Published October 02, 2008
Leading vendors unite to make wireless devices broadband-friendly out of the box.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, Dell, Qualcomm, voice
For Small-Business VoIP, Ease of Use Is Paramount
By Adam Stone | Article Published September 29, 2008
Toronto startup Jazinga offers a turnkey IP phone system anyone can install and maintain.
Tags: open source, Microsoft, wireless, voice, VoIP
The G1 Quandary: Open Yet Locked
By Judy Mottl | Article Published September 25, 2008
A splashy launch event can't mask potential challenges facing Google handset.
Tags: Google, wireless, iPhone, carriers, voice
Report: US Mobile Users Text More than Talk
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 23, 2008
The number of texts handled per person appears to decline with age, according to Nielson figures.
Tags: wireless, Verizon, Copyright, carriers, voice
Business Continuity: Always On, Always Working
By Lauren Simonds | Article Published September 16, 2008
What happens to your business if the network fails or the power goes out? If you don't know, you need a disaster recovery plan. An IT provider can help.
Tags: video, services, marketing, voice, VoIP
Top 200 Tech Blogs: the Datamation List
By James Maguire | Article Published September 08, 2008
The best tech blogs in a wide array of categories, including consumer gear, security, software, mobile, PCs, and more.
Tags: Linux, Facebook, Google, iPhone, voice
VoIP Enhancements Coming to iPhone
By Ted Stevenson | Article Published September 08, 2008
The iPhone version of Global IP Solutions's VoiceEngine Mobile will smooth the path for developers working on VoIP enhancements for iPhone 3G apps.
Tags: services, iPhone, unified communications, voice, VoIP
Mobile Apps Now Arriving Before New Devices
By Judy Mottl | Article Published August 29, 2008
While Bold isn't here yet new messaging software is up for grabs.
Tags: Windows, services, wireless, carriers, voice
RIM Begins Worldwide Rollout of BlackBerry Bold
By James Alan Miller | Article Published August 19, 2008
Chile lands international-3G capable BlackBerry first. Itll soon be followed by the United Kingdom and other markets.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, FCC, RIM, voice
iPhone 'Acceptable' for Enterprise, but Not Perfect
By Judy Mottl | Article Published August 14, 2008
Gartner says security options make it viable, but there's room for improvement.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, iPhone, voice, policy
The Hosted Advantage: Doing better for less
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published August 11, 2008
Thrifty New England-based credit union solves several communications problems with a hosted phone system from VoIPnet Technologies.
Tags: wireless, Cisco, voice, VoIP, PBX