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Virtual Office Pro Combines Phone and Meeting Services

The 8x8 Virtual Office Pro, a browser-based software tool, handles fundamental office communication, but it lacks innovative extras.


How to Boost VoIP and Video on Your Network

Improving quality of service on a busy network can lead to smoother voice calls, video conferences, and streaming media. Here's how to get noticeably better results at little or no expense.

Web Services and Games: Best of 2010

Phone service in Google Gmail, productivity enhancers like Evernote, and popular games such as World of Warcraft are among our picks for the best Web services and online offerings. And Facebook returns to the PCWorld 100 for the second year in a row.


Skype and Facebook: Shoestring Communications Hub

The combination of Skype communications with the Facebook social network provides the essential elements of unified communications for SMBs.

Google to Disconnect GOOG-411 Service

The 3-year-old service is positively quaint when stacked against Google's newer, more sophisticated voice-search tools for smartphones.

Android Hack Enables 3G Skype Calls

A relatively simple hack (that requires no rooting) has enabled Skype calls over 3G for Android owners.



Skype for Android lets you make free VoIP calls and text-chat with your Skype contacts, but it lacks video and works only on a Wi-Fi connection.


Skype's Android App: A Disappointing Debut

Analysis: Skype's first stab at Android is a convoluted mess of unexplained options and unreasonable restrictions.


Fring Could Beat Skype for Low-Cost Android Calls

With fewer restrictions and rates as low as one cent per minute, FringOut offers a number of compelling advantages.

Skype for Android Now Available on More Smartphones

The app, which had been exclusive to Verizon phones, is now available in the Android Market for any Android phone running version 2.1 or above of the OS.