I’m now up and running with gMailk video chat and this, like Skype, is going to come in very handy now that I’m setup in the office here in Canada… it’s going to be very handy while on the road as well, particularly when I want to avoid those nasty mobile roaming charges. Check out the intro video from Serge below…
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Unlike Google Voice and Google Talk (ya I know, it gets confusing keeping these services straight) which required both users to be sitting at a PC and logged into Google accounts, this service enables users to call anyone on their mobile directly from within Gmail. According to the Google blog, calls to the US and Canada will remain free, at least for the remainder of the year – calls to the U.K., France, Germany, China, Japan—and many more countries—for as little as $0.02 per minute.
If you have a Google Voice phone number, calls made from Gmail will display this number as the outbound caller ID. And if you decide to, you can receive calls made to this number right inside Gmail (see instructions). For more information, visit gmail.com/call.
For you developers and wanna-be Esri developers, take note of the Esri Dev Meetup series of events scheduled for various locations around the country from Sept 2010 – May 2011. Events kick off in L.A and Washington D.C with more events throughout the winter, many coinciding with other events. Events of interest to me should it be possible to fit into the travel plans include Oct 20 meet in Fort Collins, Colorado (should be a great event since its on GIS Alley!) and Oct 21 in Denver, Colorado – Find an event near you at http://www.esri.com/events/dev-meetup/index.html
PS: interested in ArcPad training?? Check out this blog post
So, I’ve had a nifty, Nokia E73 Mode smartphone (T-Mobile edition) in my hands for several days. Recently, I put the camera to the test in downtown Victoria BC, Canada – enjoy the images.
The E73 Mode sports a very decent 5 megapixel camera, supporting up to 2592 x 1944 pixels, and provides the user with auto-focus, LED flash and the option for capturing HD video. Providing all the functionality you’d expect in a high-end Nokia smartphone, the sleek, fashionable device is very comfortable in the hand, provides fast access to the camera, and perhaps most important, enables rapid, access to capturing quality images with one hand operation.
Overall, I’m very happy with the image quality, keeping in mind that most of the issues with any photos we captured were due to operator error (ie. blurred photo due to instability or poor lighting conditions). I’d definitely give the camera a 4 out of 5 star rating and wouldn’t hesitate to use the device as my “main” camera for media capture on any trip!
Enjoy the gallery of images captured in beautiful Victoria, B.C., Canada
See also Videos captured from the official, E73Mode Beach house event in Huntington Beach, California