VidyoWay: Business Class Multipoint Video Conferencing

The video conferencing world is changing at breakneck speed.   Hold on to your hats peeps……we are in for one screaming fun ride!   Whooohooo… This past week, Vidyo, announced their new “free” (free is  in quotes because I see a requirement that you have to promise to have 50 endpoints in three months…guess that leaves out us REALLY SMALL business owners…arrrghhh) video conferencing service, … Continue reading VidyoWay: Business Class Multipoint Video Conferencing

iGoogle Going Away

The world is changing again! My comfortable iGoogle homepage has served me well for quite a long time (I moved to Google from Yahoo a few years ago…).  I use Chrome (fast, reliable, etc) and have almost totally moved to the Google universe…and I am very happy here.  But…. Now I see a banner on my iGoogle home page that says iGoogle is going away. … Continue reading iGoogle Going Away

Texting is Not My Thing: Using the SwiftKey Keyboard

(accurate, good looking, solid feel) – OK, I love my Android Motorola Smartphone, but, when it comes to texting….I suck. I text with one finger (the way I used to type way back when typewriters were the thing), and constantly have to go back and correct my mistakes. Fat fingers.  🙂 I spotted this article on CNET today about SwiftKey and thought I’d give it … Continue reading Texting is Not My Thing: Using the SwiftKey Keyboard

Turning Off Mobile Data on Android OS Version 2.3 +

UPDATE: It’s Jan 2015 and I now have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Android version 4.4.4. Technology moves at the speed of light, and TechyMike will keep up as much a possible. Enjoy this golden oldie blog entry.  🙂  —– I cannot afford unlimited data.  Remember: Starving blogger. My two year smartphone contract with AT&T recently passed on my old Android HTC phone, so … Continue reading Turning Off Mobile Data on Android OS Version 2.3 +

Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 2

Updated: 3/31/2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay Safe! Google+ Hangout is the PERFECT way for ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE  to video conference.  It is FREE, you can meet with up to 10 friends, and the quality is awesome (for a free service).  The technology behind this is from Vidyo. I will shut-up and let the video do the talking…. AWESOME!!!!!!!!  Sorry, I had to do it. … Continue reading Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 2

Perfect Video Conferencing Demos LifeSize

I posted a comment on Linkedin the other day telling the world how much I’d love to see the ClearSea from Lifesize work on the iPad2.  But…with no iPad2 and starving blogger….I needed help. Well, that afternoon Michael Granados (email, mgranados@perfectvc.com) from Perfect Video Conferencing wrote me an email that he could bring some LifeSize stuff out for me to see.  Great! Well….today was the day! … Continue reading Perfect Video Conferencing Demos LifeSize

Polycom RealPresence Mobile

I missed this by a few days…oh well, been busy with ForCarol.com. On October 11, 2011 Polycom announced the availability of “RealPresence” on Apple iPad2, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung GALAXY Tab, with the promise of more tablet support to follow.  It needs a CMA Gatekeeper (ah, gatekeepers live! 🙂 at your location…here is a cool video demo: – – The entire Press Release is here, … Continue reading Polycom RealPresence Mobile