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Free Calls to Santa at his Google Voice Number: 855-34-SANTA from Gmail

Free calls to Santa from Gmail at his Google Voice number: 855-34-SANTAFree calls to Santa from Gmail at his Google Voice number: 855-34-SANTAChristmas is almost arrived, this year, Santa has come up with an extra special way to spread the holiday cheer.

“If you have a special request for Santa, you can call him right from Gmail and leave him a message at his Google Voice number: 855-34-SANTA,” Google revealed. …

Free Gmail Call within the US and Canada Extended through 2012 – Google Policy Fellowship 2012 Announced – App Engine 1.6.1 Released

Google VoiceGoogle VoiceIn time for the holiday season, Google Voice and Gmail has extended its free domestic calls within the United Stated and Canada for 2012.

“This is our way of helping you connect with friends and family across the country. And you can still call the rest of the world from

Google Presents Internet Network Speeds Data at the OECD

Internet Network Speed Data at Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation in ParisInternet Network Speed Data at Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation in ParisYesterday, as part of Measurement Lab (M-Lab), Google presented important data on Internet network speed to a committee at the Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation in Paris.

“At the OECD, we outlined several recent developments. SamKnows, an M-Lab partner, is running a project for the …

Video: Using VoiceXML in a UCMA 3.0 Core Application

The UCMA 3.0 Core SDK can be used to create applications that interpret VoiceXML documents.

In this video, Mark Parker demonstrates a VoiceXML document with embedded Javascript, and shows the UCMA 3.0 code that loads and interprets the VoiceXML.

The video complements the MSDN technical article, Using VoiceXML in a UCMA …

How Microsoft Unified Communications Bring More Value to Communications Solutions? [Video]

While still many people are reluctant to implement Unified Communication solutions, it is already a very mature technology. In the video below, find out how Microsoft Unified Communications can bring more value to you communications solutions and why this is something you really want even to replace or surround your existing PBX solution.

Google Voice Enables MMS from Sprint Subscribers – Google Translate Add ‘Tabs’

Google Voice today begun letting you to receive pictures and other multimedia messages (MMS) from Sprint subscribers.

“The multimedia attachments will display on their mobile forwarding phone and in their email inbox when they enable text to email forwarding in their Google Voice settings. We are also planning on making them display in …

Microsoft Officially Acquired of Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft has just announced the acquisition of Skype, an Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion. Boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype previously approved the acquisition.

Microsoft and Skype will remain focused on their shared goal of connecting all people across all devices and accelerating both companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications …

Google Plus: ‘Google Experts, Google+ Wall, Quora-Killer Google Experts’ and More! Features Uncovered

While snooping around developer Matt Mastracci uncovered a number of potential features from the Google+ source code. He discovered these features when scanning the source code to get an early access to the new circle sharing feature.

Here are some of the features found:

Google+ Wall
The first feature is …

Google Adds ‘Auto-recharge’ to Gmail Voice Calling

If you’re calling internationally from Gmail a lot, you may have noticed that your calling credit goes a very long way… which makes it easy to get caught off guard when it runs out.

Google today implemented the ability to auto-recharge your account: just go to your billing page (click on …

Windows 8 Include Voice Calling, NFC Capability – Windows 8 Metro Style Communications Apps

Windows 8 slates will actually have the capability to make and receive phone calls through the cellular network. The first was inconspicuously displayed at a BUILD 2011 session on tiles and notifications. On a slide showing off all the different default layouts of tiles possible in Windows 8 with samples from built-in apps, a “Missed …

Messenger Serving 5B Monthly Facebook IMs From 12.3M Monthly Active Users

Facebook chat is now at “5 billion monthly Facebook IMs in 984 million conversations from 12.3 million monthly active users,” announced Jeff Kunins in September 8 blog post on Inside Windows Live. In Feb this year, the Me

“From bringing Facebook into Messenger to letting …

Google Takeout: Now Download All Your Google Voice Data

Google Takeout launched on September 6, let you download a copy of all your voice communications along with data from other products with one click.

“If you use Google Voice to manage your phone-life, your data — from call history, to voicemail (including transcripts!), to greetings and recordings — …

Free Calls from Gmail to All Uniformed United States Military Personnels

Google Voice and Gmail, now made it completely free for all uniformed military personnel with valid United States Military (.mil) email addresses to call the United States, right from Gmail, announced Ilya Frank, Senior Software Engineer.

“And don’t forget that for friends and family at home in the U.S., calling troops abroad is …

TechEd 2011, Auckland: Microsoft Confirms ‘Front Facing Camera, Skype, Lync Mobile’ Coming to “Mango” Windows Phone

At TechEd session in Auckland, New Zealand, Microsoft officially confirmed that front facing cameras coming with the Mango update.

A Microsoft staff member, tweeted, “Nice, they just confirmed at TechEd NZ that #WP7 devices with forward facing cameras are coming with Mango – and Skype will support it.”

Skype WiFi Application Brings 1M WiFi Hotspots Around the World to Your iOS Devices

Skype’s new iOS app comaptible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, launched today lets users locate Wi-Fi hotspots where they can pay for access using Skype Credit. With the app you can get online at over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the worldincluding those found in hotels, airports, train stations, convention centers, bars and restaurants. …