Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vtok Brings Google Video Chat to the iPhone

From GigaOM:
"... a new app called Vtok will finally let Google Talk video chat users connect with friends on their iPhones — and soon, on Android mobile devices as well.

Vtok hooks into Google Talk, providing users with a list of all their contacts that are available for video chat and enabling them to initiate both voice and video chat calls. The app runs in the background and will send push notifications if someone tries to start a video chat with a user that’s logged in. Users that are signed in and receive call requests can choose to speak either by voice or video. Calls can be made or received on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Click to call in Gmail

From the Gmail Blog today:
With the ability to call phones built right into Gmail, you no longer have to get out your phone and retype a number anytime someone sends you one in an email or chat message. Starting today [...]  Just click the number, and Gmail’s dialpad will pop up, already populated with the number you’re trying to call.
I use Gmail calling for all my calls at my desk, and this makes things even easier. More great features like this on their way!