Facebook phone calls--it’s not just for Canada anymore. Facebook has just launched its own version of VoIP (“Voice over Internet Protocol”) calling, which is technology allowing free calls from phones or computers to other phones and computers. In Facebook’s case, these calls are made via their Facebook Messenger app.
With all of the damage across the East coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it’s no great surprise that some people have been having trouble with their other utility services, including their VoIP services.
Skype was sadly afflicted with a software hiccup recently that caused IMs between contacts to get mixed. The bug only triggered if the Skype client crashed during an IM session, and upon rebooting the last message typed or sent was delivered to an unintended contact.
The newest version of Microsoft Office was premiered on Monday. It will now store documents to the Microsoft cloud SkyDrive, integrates VoIP functionality with the recently acquired Skype, and connects business partners socially with Yammer.