Monthly Archives: March 2009

Multi-platform Multi-media Calling

Wouldn’t it be terrific if you could use one integrated client software/service to do instant messaging, voice, video, and screen sharing (multi-media calling) across Mac, Windows and Linux (multi-platform)? Well we aren’t there yet but progress is being made. Most multi-media calling capabilities use instant messaging (IM) as the foundation and interoperable solutions are available…

Computer Videoconferencing Webcams

While Windows PCs are easier to use with computer headsets, when it comes to webcams Macs are easier since all the recent models include built in iSight web cameras. At the top of the Mac Screen is a buit-in iSight webcam (highlighted in red or you wouldn’t notice it) It’s not hard to find a…

Get a Computer Headset

If you really want to communicate using your computer, get a computer headset. Glen Sharp with Computer headset Voice is still a killer app especially when combined with all the other things a computer can do. A headset allows you to talk and listen without annoying feedback or echo. You also will be heard more…

Seeing is Believing Tech Support for Mac

Some incredible things happen on computer screens and sometimes they are hard to describe or they include a lot of information that is too much work to copy down. If you need help with something that happened on your screen take a picture of your screen and send a copy to your tech support. Macintosh…

Seeing is Believing Tech Support for Windows

Some incredible things happen on computer screens and sometimes they are hard to describe or they include a lot of information that is too much work to copy down. If you need help with something that happened on your screen take a picture of your screen and send a copy to your tech support. Windows…

Setup Google Talk (Windows)

First Register for a Gmail Google Account If you don’t yet have a Gmail account, here is How to Register for Gmail (step by step) or How to Register for Gmail (the video). Ways to use Google Talk There are three ways to use Google Talk: Google Talk Gadget Google Talk Client Google Talk in…

Setup iChat and Google Talk for your Mac

Getting an iChat account through AOL instant Messenger This assumes you don’t have a a mobileme (previously known as .mac) account which is another way to activate iChat. Configuring iChat for Google Talk This allows you to do googletalk instant messaging using iChat. Unfortunately iChat’s voice, video, and screensharing capabilities do not work with googletalk…

Registering for a Google Account

This lesson takes you step by step through registration for a Gmail account which is also used for access to all the Google account services (or How to Register for Gmail (the video)). I have used red boxes to highlight the part of the screen you need to pay close attention to. You won’t see…

Computational Knowledge Engine?

Stephen Wolfram, of Mathematica fame, is creating high expectations for his new web application Wolfram Alpha that is intended to compute the answers to new natural language questions. Certainly this new web application sounds interesting. While we are waiting the estimated 2 months for the launch I’m sure he won’t mind if people checkout his…

WordPress 2.7.1 Upgrade

The WordPress upgrade plugin appears to work well stepping through all the necessary items to backup and upgrade the WordPress software. Now, like a lot of other software, the main bit of coordination is waiting on plugins to be available that are compatible and tested with the new core blogging software. [ generic viagra free…