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Jim Courtney
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Check out Experience Skype to the Max, 2nd Edition -the essential guide to the world's leading Internet communications platform. http://voiceontheweb.biz/skype-world/skype-software/experience-skype-to-the-max-2nd-edition/ 
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More information behind why businesses still use fax and how you can minimize your fax infrastructure while taking it wherever you may be.
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PamFax 3.0 - New UI. Versatile faxing app enables businesses to send and receive faxes worldwide via any browser, plus Windows and Mac OS/X desktops, and iOS, Android and Blackberry devices
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I am now running Netflix, Instagram, TripIt, Olympic Hub, the CBC Olympics app, PayPal and even FitBit via the new Android set up on 10.2.1. Also for video calling you have Skype for BlackBerry which goes cross platform; soon you will have the ability to make video calls on BBM across iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry just needs a proxy for Google Play as one final step to make accessing Android apps easier. (I use Snap for BlackBerry but it requires sideloading and then you can easily load any Android app.)
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Hey +Jim Courtney thanks for watching and the great comments (here and on the site).  So much good information being shared here, the only "negative" to come out of all this...Verizon.  Come on, still no update in the US when everyone has been using the leaked version with great success for months??
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Skype is discontinuing its Desktop API's (not the Desktop apps) and that's creating issues for third party Skype utility developers and their customers. More information at the link which, in turn, has a link to a Change.org petition. If this impacts your use of Skype, please consider signing the petition.
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Moves like this are guaranteed to lose the support of the loyal hard core of Skype supporters!
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Calliflower Renewal: WebRTC, Opus and Emerging from Under the Radar
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Probably the best "music" video I have seen. Amazing photography by long time acquaintance, Arnold Machtinger. If they were looking for a "National Song" this might be it.
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Need to fax occasionally? Check out PamFax - now on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry 10 and Amazon Fire. 
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I didn't read it, but was joking. Yes, a few holdouts still insist on fax. We have free  fax service to 110 countries with out ISP triple play. I haven't ever had the occasion to use itn though.
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With three weeks' experience recruiting friends, family and acquaintances onto signing up for BBM for iOS and Android it became time to review where BBM, in its initial form, appears to be positioned in the IP-based communications market. On the other hand there are more conversation features to come, supposedly by year end.
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BlackBerry: BBM for iOS and Android Launches. (And has over 10 million downloads in first 24 hours.) Simply go to BBM.com on your iPhone/iPad/Android phone's browser and it will take you straight to the app. My PIN is 26702A59.
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I learned about "swollen capacitor plague" when working with magnetic resonance spectrometers in a pre-PC life. Caused a lot of grief when trying to get $100,000+ instruments to work as advertised!
 
Relief! Recent computer hard drive crash was NOT due to "swollen capacitor plague."

Still, my research revealed that computers from around 2000 to 2006 were literally plagued by this, PC and Mac. Cost Dell around USD $400 million to fix motherboards with these bad capacitors, and HP and others probably millions as well.

Computer tech warned me that many computer problems on older desktops often had failures of RAM, drives, cards, etc., costing owners money replacing all the parts when it was the swollen capacitor failure on the motherboard.

Replace the motherboard during that time when these capacitors were around and you might buy a motherboard with the same problems.

HP reports they "purged" their manufacturing facilities of all these problem capacitors in 2005. My monster desktop is 2009-2010, hopefully beyond the plague's grasp.

The stories of the "swollen capacitor plague" are fascinating, tech espionage, international politics, corporate theft, science...and consumers the victims, most not knowing they were victims, spending tons of money to fix things that they shouldn't have had to deal with.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
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Thought porting WebRTC to mobile is easy? Well... it is easier than it used to be, but there are some considerable challenges with it
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Editor and Publisher, Voice On The Web | Author, Experience Skype to the Max
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  • Voice On The Web
    Editor & Publisher, 2009 - present
  • Experience Skype to the Max
    Author, 2012 - present
  • Denali InterConneXions NA Inc.
    Business Consultant, 1996 - present
  • Quarterdeck Inc.
    Canadian GM; Director NA Sales, 1990 - 1996
  • AST Computers
    Canadian GM, 1985 - 1990
  • Nicolet Instrument
    Canadian GM, 1976 - 1985
  • Bruker Spectrospin
    Development Engineer; Canadian GM, 1972 - 1976
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Mississauga, ON
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Saskatoon, SK - London, ON - Toronto, ON - Karlsruhe, Germany - Santa Monica, CA
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Facilitating personal and business communications in a Voice 2.0 world
Introduction
Jim Courtney has almost 40 years experience in the management of sales, marketing and business development of high technology products. Markets have included scientists, healthcare professionals, small to medium businesses and distribution channels (for PC-related hardware and software). For the past 15 years, Jim has provided consulting services for start-ups with a focus on business plans and business development activities.

However, as one who grew up somewhat isolated from my primary family, communication over long distances has always intrigued. In the 1970's he worked in businesses that required significant trans-Atlantic communications. Yet the phone bills were not exactly inexpensive. This started to change when my employer in 1995 developed software that used a technology called Voice over IP ("VoIP").

Since early 2006 Jim has been blogging about IP-based communications with an focus on Skype and smartphones (but not ignoring other services). With over 800 posts, Voice On The Web contains an archive of information that has often served as a useful reference resource, especially for Skype, Skype's business model, Skype's services and Skype on mobile devices

In March, 2015 Apress published Jim's updated Experience Skype to the Max, 2nd Edition - the essential guide to the world's leading Internet communications platform. It is a guide to real time social networking for building and sustaining everyday personal and business relationships, whether geographically dispersed “friends and family”, road warriors, special interest groups, business teams, the wanderlust world traveler and anyone who wants to get more out of their Skype experience. 

While it's a Kindle eBook, it can also be read on any Kindle reading application for iPad/iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac. A print version is also available from Amazon.
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