Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

August, 2010

August 31, 2010  6:50 PM

Make Every Computer Your Computer

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

What if every computer was your computer? How convenient would that be? Imagine that any computer you logged into had your desktop, your files, your music. I'm not talking about any computer in your house or any computer in your office, but any computer in the world. How would that change the way...

August 29, 2010  10:41 PM

Road Warroirs Rejoice – Netflix Comes to the iPhone

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

The next time you get to the airport just in time to make your flight only to find out that it has been delayed for at least an hour, you have a choice. You can stand around the counter in hopes that your presence will result in reducing the delay or you can whip out your iPhone and watch a...

August 27, 2010  6:22 PM

Make Phone Calls From Gmail

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

This week Google added a new feature to Gmail. You can now call pretty much any phone in the US for free. The feature is found under the chat menu. Look there and you will find a new item titled, Call phone. Click that and a dial pad like the one below pops up.

August 23, 2010  10:06 PM

How to Run Software in a Virtual Sandbox

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

We all know that virtual computing is all the rage lately. I have been using virtual computing in one form or another for over 10 years now. The concept makes since especially with today's powerful servers. There are many reasons that visualization is attracting more customers. For me, one big...

August 18, 2010  8:50 PM

Facebook Video Chat

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Next time you are on Facebook, you should try the new video chat feature. The video service, called 6Rounds, has brought its service to Facebook and changed their name while they were at it. Now it is simply called...

August 12, 2010  7:54 PM

When Tethering isn’t an Option: iPhone Apps for the Road Warrior

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I love my iPhone. It does pretty much anything I need from such a device. The only thing I missed was the fact that ATT didn't allow you to tether it to your PC for the longest time. They now allow you to do it but you have to pay an extra $30 a month and select a data plan that is not unlimited. I...

August 9, 2010  9:50 AM

Access to Cisco Live Technical Sessions for Free

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

If you didn't happen to find yourself in Las Vegas at the end of June, you probably didn't attend Cisco Live. Cisco Live is the yearly conference that Cisco holds to showcase its products. During this conference there are multiple technical sessions that attendees can attend. They cover pretty much...

August 5, 2010  9:28 PM

How to Convert Nearly any File Format

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

A while back I was helping my sister move her files to a new computer. Her old computer had Microsoft Works on it, and she had used it to store her recipes. The new system only had Word which cannot open Works files. This meant I needed to convert all of the Works files to Word format. This was one...

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