The image is from Siim Teller and shows perfectly the changes within Skype (thanks to the pictures he used!) and the milstones Skype reached over the years.
My personal fave ones are:
*2003: The launch of Skype, the awesome sound quality (eventhough it was still half-dublex back then!) really made it outstanding and kicking! 🙂 I was a user since day one they released it and still am! 🙂
*2004: Free conference calling, this is something which I used back then with my ex-classmates and friends and it was a lot of fun so thank you!
– SkypeOut: Allowing me to get a rid of my PSTN line and do calls to abroad from Skype alone! (hint: quality issues to certain numbers should be sent to – including all details – to: pstn-feedback[at]skype.net)
*2005: SKype voicemail: I never had more fun than when listening to strange voicemails left to my Skype account’s voicemail!
*2006: Skype wi-fi phones: The Netgear SPH101 worked fine until Skype did some server chnages and the latest firmware I tried destroyed the phone because it wouldn’t but up anymore after *successful flashing*!
It is a list that mentiones what people want to see fixed in the iphone and you can also see what has been already fixed also you can state your vote by clicking on “Me Too!>”!
The tops are:
“#1 Copy and paste. #2 Add a preference to diasable autoloading of images (webbugs) in Mail. Autoloading of images accounts to tripling the amount of spam i receive. #3 Ability to view Flash content in Safari.”
#3 is something Adobe wants but Apple not gave them green light yet !(details).
The Ipevo TRIO and the Windows Vista thing got a level higher now.
First they claimed it was Windows Vista and 64bit compatible while it clearly wasn’t. (no the buttons on my device are for sure not broken).
Then Ipevo stated it’s caused by a bug in Winows Vista and […] “If Microsoft will solve these issues, we can also upgrade and correct this function in the future.”
After the release of Service Pack 1 the statment I got is that Windows Vista is not supported for the Ipevo TRIO.
However on the product info page it still says it’s compatible with Vista:
Well, the new driver features now a setup routine which features an auto detection mechanism also used by Logiteh and Epson. This totally locks out installation under Vista as the device is ignored there. (Vista itself detects it as normal USB sound device just the buttons and recording functions doesn’t work – except volume + – and the mute button)
It’s sad to see that a prodcut like the TRIO doesn’t support Vista eventhough the TRIO shouldn’t be too much older than the final of Windows Vista.
Also the “secret hidden” firmware download side of the SOLO got removed now but it’s still linked from the news “ticker” on the main page, which leads then to a:
The requested URL /products/solo/solo_download.htm was not found on this server. Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at www.ipevo.com Port 80″
A bummer really, and a sad thing for the Skype user community.
The original post can be found on Skype’s US blog (Part 1 / Part 2).
Quoting from Skype’s blog:
“He notes that Gallagher’s system is a “seemingly simple, yet brilliantly clever remote guidance system. Ed mounts a web-camera to a strap around his forehead, and the camera wirelessly transmits the live video over the Internet using free software called Skype. Ed’s friends take turns acting as his guide. Both wear microphones and earpieces, and talk back and forth as the guide tells Ed what he’s ‘seeing.’ He’s testing the barriers, and regularly uses it to sail, but also tries shopping, cross country skiing and even biking in Golden Gate Park.”“
earlier I mentioned Zlango the icon sign language which is supposed to be easy and covinient for everybody. Obviously not so much. At least it’s hard enough for a TV show in Israel in which one has to obviously guess what the signs of Zlango are supposed to say.
“Today Opera launched Opera 9.6 which enhances the performance and flexibility of features many of you already have come to know and love!
Today Opera launched Opera 9.6 which enhances the performance and flexibility of features many of you already have come to know and love, such as Speed Dial, session restore and mouse gestures (among other things).
What’s new in Opera 9.6?
*Increased speed: Opera 9.6 improves the quick responsiveness and page loading of Opera 9.5.
*Expanded Opera Link: Opera lets you take your favorite search engines and the browser history you enter wherever you go.
*Optimized Opera Mail which now includes “low-bandwidth mode” to retrieve mails even faster when bandwidth is limited.
*Prioritized e-mail: Opera Mail has two new ways to manage e-mail conversations. Keep an eye on important threads and contacts by following them, or ignore less important threads and contacts with a single click.
*Previewed feeds: Look before you feed. Now you can see an RSS feed’s content before subscribing to it or even bookmarking it.
*Improved fluency: Opera is to pleased to add support for Indonesian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil languages.
Help us spread the word!
To support we’ve made a brand new video. We believe life is all about choices, so why not choose the best Internet experience for you? Help us spread the word by referring a friend, embedding the video on you Web site or blog and telling your friends to check it out.”
In contrast to what Skype says, it wasn’t a big surprise for me. If you know the law and rules in China you know this had to happen. And I seriously hope Skype will sue them but this won’t happen. Despite all what happened, China is a huge and important market for them and probably to find some other Chinese partner won’t be so easy maybe.
It’s goood that they admitted it (Skype) but it’s very bad for Skype that it happened!