Posts Tagged ‘skype’

Skype for Windows Phone Beta app now available for download, full version due in April

Microsoft has announced the Skype for Windows Phone Beta app availablility and it can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Markeplace. Continue reading

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Microsoft closes acquisition of Skype – Microsoft & Skype will empower people & businesses to connect in new ways

Microsoft has made an official announcement that the acquisition of Skype has closed! Continue reading

Microsoft Acquires Skype

Today, Microsoft has announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement with Skype Global S.à r.l under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion USD in cash. Continue reading

Remove Skype From The Windows 7 Taskbar

Skype users who have switched from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7 recently may have noticed that the Skype icon remains in the Windows 7 taskbar even if Skype is minimized. This was not the case in the other two operating systems, and frankly it should not be that way. Continue reading

Another cool app – Predator

Jing, skype, nero lite are all cool apps. Highly recommended for their specific tasks/functions.

You should also try out Predator – a freeware utility which turns any USB flash drive into a key, with which you can lock & unlock your Windows computer.

Predator locks your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still opened. It uses a regular USB flash drive as an access control device, and works as follows:

– You insert the USB drive
– You run PREDATOR (autostart with Windows is possible)
– You do your work.
– When you’re away from your PC, you simply remove the USB drive: Once it is removed, the keyboard and mouse are disabled and the screen darkens
– When you return back to your PC, you put the USB flash drive in place: Keyboard and mouse are immediately released, and the display is restored.

Read “Running PREDATOR for the first time” http://www.montpellier-informatique.com/predator/en/index.php?n=Main.FirstRun to learn how to initialize your USB flash drive.

Read the user’s guide http://www.montpellier-informatique.com/predator/en/index.php?n=Main.Utiliser to learn how to use this software.

It’s easier and faster than closing your Windows session, since you do not have to retype your password when you return.

The free version offers the following features:

– Monitoring options
– Alarm options
– Password options
– Language selection
– AutoStart with Windows
– Check for updates
– Enable pause

Supported Operating Systems:
* Windows XP SP3
* Windows Server 2003
* Windows Server 2008
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7