MicroShaft Ruined Skype

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Skype Premium
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 on February 11, 2013
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I've been a relatively happy Skype user for 7 years. Today, Skype dropped the ball big-time, right in the middle of a very important client meeting. They basically extorted me for $9.99 a month - and then couldn't even keep the call alive!

As you can see in the images below, they even went as far as to keep my old subscription alive even though I’d upgraded.  Had I kept the Premium subscription, I’d have also paid for my Professional subscription!  Double dipping. 🙁 Continue reading MicroShaft Ruined Skype

Is Social Media a Time Suck?

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the seriesIs Social Media a Time-Suck?
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 on November 7, 2012
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When many people think “social media,” the automatic response is “waste of time.” Facebook is the place you go to play Farmville while your boss isn’t looking. YouTube is where you head when you have five minutes to spare and you need a good laugh so you watch the “Jackass” video a few more times. Twitter is where you end up when you want to commiserate about the Titans latest trade decisions, or to catch up on Real Housewives of New Jersey gossip.

Is it possible that these sinkholes of productivity could actually save you time? Yes, and in this article series I’m going to show you ten ways to leverage social media to make your life better, complete your tasks more quickly, and have more time for the things that matter (like a Plants vs. Zombies marathon – just kidding!). Continue reading Is Social Media a Time Suck?

Replay Telecorder for Skype – a Must-Have SKYPE extension

For the past three years, I’ve recommended using SKYPE, a voice over Internet protocol service as an alternative to Ma Bell.  For the most part this has worked very well for me with the exception of a few missed calls or poor quality calls during Internet outages.

While there are a plethora of software add-ins that extend the functionality of the software, few are as useful as Replay Telecorder for Skype.  I’ve often wanted to record phone conversations or even video conversations for use in other applications or just for review.  While Mac users have had this utility for some time, only recently have PC users been able to record Skype video in a  side-by-side window.

So, let’s look at some of the uses for this technology.  Replay Telecorder can record cellular phones, regular calls, and SKYPE to SKYPE calls.  I think you’ll get the most of this product by recording your video calls. Continue reading Replay Telecorder for Skype – a Must-Have SKYPE extension

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