The official Skype Android app has been updated to support Android phones with lower screen resolutions, such as the HTC Wildfire and others. Several other performance improvements are included in the Skype Android application 1.0.1 update, and are described here.
SugarSync is an online file backup and synchronization service. Accounts with SugarSync include varying amounts of file storage space, in both free plans and paid plans. SugarSync’s free plan has now been upgraded to include 5 GB of free storage for file sync and backup.
Mozy is an online file backup service that helps to protect your important files from computer hard drive failure, accidental file deletion, loss or theft of a computer, or any other situation where you could lose your files. For the individual user, there is MozyHome Free (free account) and MozyHome Unlimited (paid account). The features and details of two MozyHome plans are compared here.
Use the Simplenote web app with the AndroNoter Android app, for a free lightweight method to write and edit notes, online or offline. This allows text notes to be synchronized between an Android phone and a Windows computer, without extra effort after setup.
Three of the most widely used file sync, backup, and share services are compared here side-by-side: Dropbox, Mozy, and SugarSync. Depending on how much and how often you plan to sync, backup, or share files, one of these services may be more suited to your needs. Specifically, the free features, the paid features, the pricing, and the overall value are compared. All three services offer both free and paid packages. First, a brief overview of SugarSync, Mozy, and Dropbox, followed by a side-by-side comparison of all three services.
Installing Windows (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7) can be done by using a USB drive, if your laptop’s CD drive or desktop computer’s CD drive is not working. See simplified and detailed instructions here.
Starting from Skype 4.2, it is now possible to make Skype HD video calls at 720p HD quality (1280×720 resolution at up to 30 frames per second). Skype had announced this HD video calling feature back in January, 2010, but only recently has a wider variety of HD webcams become available. Shown here is what is needed to make HD video calls over Skype, including details on several HD webcams (from Logitech, FreeTalk, faceVsion, and Microsoft).
Fring users have recently been blocked from using Skype accounts to make phone calls in Fring. (Skype Users Are Now Blocked From Making Calls Using Fring) Previously, Fring software had allowed one to use a mobile phone to call landlines and mobile phones through their Skype account (using Skype credit and call rates), rather than needing to call from a computer. Here are two alternatives to Fring that use Skype to make calls from an Android mobile phone. Update: A Skype app is now available for Android mobile phones.
Windows 7 users of the ZoneAlarm firewall may have some problems completing the uninstall process for ZoneAlarm. Completely uninstall ZoneAlarm using one of the removal tools listed here.