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Gmail Now Allows Phone Calls in US

August 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in News

Google, Inc. has long been expanding its array of web based services, usually offered at no cost to users, for the past several years. Experts say that the company is looking to get beyond being simply a search engine and also wants to diversify the way that it obtains income from its powerful ad network. In keeping with this, Gmail was Google’s offering of free email over the web similar to Yahoo Mail and Hotmail, but now Gmail has gone further to include a new feature which allows users to do more than just voice and video chats similar to what Yahoo offers via its Yahoo Messenger software. Gmail now allows for the making of phone calls, at least for users in the United States and Canada at this time. Using the Google Voice account which users must sign up for separately, Gmail users can place free local phone calls, meaning to US and Canadian phone numbers that can be mobile phones or land lines, not just other Gmail users or Google Voice numbers. Outside the these 2 countries, international calls are possible and cost 2 cents per minute at this time.

The Google Voice technology also allows users to receive incoming phone calls from land lines or mobile phones, allows those calls to be screened prior to answering, allows users to listen in as voice mails are left and also sends users transcripts to their email of voice mails left for them. In the first 24 hours of the new phone feature, Gmail users made over 1 million calls.

Get the PowerShot SX210 IS from Canon and Get a Digital Camera Beyond Expectations

August 24th, 2010 | Comments Off | Posted in Reviews

Modern photo taking technology has really come a long ways even in the last 5 years and one of the best examples of not only hi tech design and amazing features, but a price that will blow its competitors out of the water, is the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS. This is one of the finest digital cameras on the market today and the fact that it has 14.1 mega pixel photo snapping power is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. This camera is capable of so many things it’s tough to list them all, but the fact that it offers an extra large 3 inch Pure Color II LCD display screen is a good place to start because this means users will be able to see the shot they are about to take in such vivid clarity that nearly any person could become a better photographer by virtue of using this digital camera alone. SD memory card expansion slots help widen its available space and they are compatible with Eye Fi and SDXC card designs that are quickly becoming the standard in the digital photo world today. By harnessing the power of its DIGIC 4 processor, this model can can provide a host of features that few other cameras could possibly boast and the images taken with it prove this in terms of visual quality.

The on board optical image stabilizer helps to reduce blur in action shots, but the motion detection technology of the auto ISO feature keeps a rock solid image nearly guaranteed. The scratch resistant LCD screen is a big help for those who put a lot of wear and tear on their camera, but when most people find out that HD video can be shot with the PowerShot SX210 IS they decide to opt for a warranty common with a digital camera from Very.co.uk and end up delighted with the level of service they receive. There is no doubt about it, in terms of awesome optical technology, this model, which comes in black, is more than ready to blast its competition to bits with the sheer power of image capturing power it has to offer.