Alan Williamson's personal output as a Java Champion, BlueDragon Founder, J2EE Architect,
Large Scale Cloud expert, Author, Speaker, and Internet Guru

The Great 3SkypePhone give away competition

Grab yourself a number of 3Skypephone handsets in a new competition run by 3. Simply tell them why you are the most deserving person and boom, the most creative wins.
Monday, 10 December 2007

Voice mail is finally dead; when will the phone?

Isn't the telephone the most awful devices? Like a spoilt child it demands our attention. But we are as much at fault, for giving in to its demands. Well you don't have to put up with it. Take back
Sunday, 2 December 2007

3SkypePhone - the final roundup

After a number of weeks with the new 3SkypePhone, I offer my final musings and thoughts.
Sunday, 18 November 2007

3SkyePhone - the reasoning behind the Skype button and camera placement

Last week, I received a long and well written email from the "Director and GM, Handsets and Applications" Frank Meehan from Hutchison (the company that owns Three). He explained that his group was responsible for putting together the 3Skyphone
Sunday, 18 November 2007

3SkypePhone - One week on

My 3SkypePhone and I went on a trip to London. This highlighted a number of interesting issues, including a complete inability to hold a video call!
Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Day 3 with 3SkypePhone - chinks in the armor start to appear

Day 3 of the SkypePhone from 3 and after some long Skype calls, some problems start to surface.
Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Dedicated Skype phone continues to impress

Day2 with the new 3SkypePhone from 3. The wonders of the USB port is revealed.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007

The 3SkypePhone Arrives ... first thoughts

3 have released their much hyped Skype phone. I have been lucky to receive a couple of review units and so far, I like it. Here is the first thoughts on the beast.
Monday, 29 October 2007

Has Skype had its day? Even BT is cheaper now

I love Skype. But did you know, that BT, with your good old fashioned land line, is actually cheaper to make international calls?
Thursday, 4 October 2007

Video Conference Woes with the Microsoft VX3000

Having been seduced to upgrade my web cam, the old plug'n'pray mantra was very much alive after discovering it caused no end of troubles with my previous webcam. Fortunately an answer was found.
Thursday, 16 August 2007

Create your own 'free' Slingbox using Skype

Create your own 'slingbox' for zero cost using Skype instead.
Friday, 27 April 2007

USB VoIP handset for Skype from eBAY

Now that Skype is featuring more and more in my day, and as people complain of echo from me, I took the plunge and spent some money on eBAY and purchased a VoIP handset. Here's the review of one of the handsets.
Friday, 7 April 2006

eBay to buy Skype for $4.1B

eBay to buy Skype for $4.1B.
Monday, 12 September 2005


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