Skype and Google Voice let you make and receive calls at low rates (even for free), and they provide an array of useful extra features.
By using Web-based applications and storing your files online, you can work from anywhere, on any device, for next to nothing.
Skype has launched a fix for their recent glitch. For now though, it's just for Windows.
Skype users around the world are reporting that the service seems to be down, but there is a workaround to get connected with Skype again.
Skype offers fix in first crash after Microsoft acquisition.
The world seems to have jumped to the conclusion that Skype ending support for Asterisk is some sort of insidious conspiracy driven by the evil Microsoft.
Just two weeks after the acquisition, Microsoft snips the first cord to the open source world.
HackLabs is expected to demonstrate how hackers perform VoIP attacks and identify weaknesses in Cisco and other VoIP phones.
Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype could profoundly influence a set of collaboration and conferencing technologies called Unified Communications.
Skype voice and video has tended to trigger IT security angst, and now that Microsoft has bought Skype, some observers are hoping the service will be easier to manage in a business setting.