Here’s something that you don’t see everyday. if you are a PDA user able to run applications on your phone, then this is the perfect mobile app for you. Fring is a FREE application that allows you to hook into all your VoIP networks: Gtalk, Skype, ICQ, SIP, etc. It lets you call your contacts on any of these networks from your phone using either your EDGE/3G connection, or through a Wifi connection (if one is available).
The nice thing about Fring is that it allows you to make a call directly from your phone. It doesn’t involve any callbacks like many popular Skype mobile versions do. You can use your SkypeOut credits directly from the phone just as you would from your PC.
It is available for a large range of phones and operating systems. To get a look at the complete range of features, visit this link.
THE ONLY DRAWBACK: There is no fring for BlackBerry. I use one and so its a big drawback, and I will be looking back again and again to see if they come out with a BlackBerry version.
It is amazing how cheap are USB-pens nowadays, when I got my first one, several years ago, one of 128Mb it was a small fortune for a student to pay for having such a thing :-), now you can find USB stick memories up to 8Gby and more in the size of a lighter for just 20 or 30 euros.
What I have been using recently is a new LG 2Gbytes memory-stick that I carry on with me all the time. Inside I installed the portable apps that I mentioned before and it is like having your full computer on your pocket. I always choose USB drives that have a retractable USB port, so it keeps well safe inside from possible damage or dirt.
LG is also a brand that I particularly like in portable devices, it is reliable and the quality and look of the product is ok. Speed of data transfer is pretty good, 480 Mb/seg and it is compatible with all operating systems but Linux, although compatibility drivers are already being made available on the net.
It is also very light, around 12 grams and resistant, which is something important when you carry it with you all the time so I believe it is definitely a good product :-).
Blackberry fans use to complain about having to use their thumbs too much :-), because actually there is nothing you can do in this popular device without writing, and this is probably why HP has launched his new gadget the Ipaq Voice Messenger.
This mobile phone not only reads out loud your messages but also lets you reply to them without typing anything, as you can record a voice message that will be sent as WAV file in the attach to your recipient.
I guess this is a good new for people who likes to be connected on the move and not having to get their fingers tired while doing it :-). More over, this phone allows you to do almost everything using voice commands: navigating through options, updating your calendar and, of course, call someone from your contacts.It has also wi-fi capabilities, so you can use it over the net whenever there is a connection in a sort of skype-type mode. If you were looking for a new model of handset that you ease your digital life, this one could be a pretty handy one to have! .
Google Desktop Search Assistant is a free plug-in that extends the search capabilities of both Google Desktop Search and Datacatch Librarian, allowing users to search their offline removable media and desktop in a single operation. If you are the type of consumer or user from small office/home office applications that regularly turn to low-cost removable and portable media solutions to store an ever-growing amount of data including files, photos, movies, music, and business archives, here is something that can be of your interest.
Datacatch Librarian is totally integrated with Microsoft Windows so provides a familiar view of archives, backups and other data stored on removable media. To locate a particular document, file or photo, a user simply browses files, folders and thumbnail images in the same way as browsing a computer’s hard drive. Alternatively, a user can type in a title or file name into the Windows search engine to locate the removable media.
If you are wondering how to take that incredible picture of colourful fishes swiming in the beach just in front of your house :-), well, what about getting a new waterproof camera?. The good news is that PENTAX has announced the latest Optio Waterproof model so there is no excuses now to do it (unless you can’t swim of course or you don’t have a house by the beach… ).
The waterproof design of the Optio W30 meets the JIS Class 8 waterproof standard, enabling it to withstand up to 30 minutes of continuous operation at an underwater depth of up to 2 meters. This camera is the latest model in the PENTAX Optio W series that are capable of underwater photography without requiring a waterproof case or other accessories, which is something I, and many people, really appreciate.
As well as the previous OptioW20, this model features a Blur Reduction High ISO mode that selects ISO up to 1600, and an upgrade to 7.1 effective megapixels to offer improved image quality in a fun, easy-to-handle package.
In summary, it is good product for this coming holidays, so you can enjoy incredible underwater pictures without having to deal with external protection for your brand new gadget.