Don’t panic! Skype’s not going away. But it is transitioning to a new future. Where once it was based around a peer to peer architecture, for various reasons – explained in this article on Ars Technica – that’s not entirely practical in future. When it first appeared, one of the great benefits of Skype was… Read More A farewell to Skype
My first piece for Ars Technica has just been published, looking at how to set up a VoIP system for your home. I’ll write more here about the Vigor BX I played with, but meantime read the piece here: arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2016/07/how-to-set-up-voip-at-home.
In recent issues of Computer Shopper UK, I’ve been looking at how to use OpenWRT on small routers, like the TP Link TL-WDR3600. Those articles aren’t online, but I thought I’d share one of the more useful tips from them, as it deserves a wider audience. With OpenWRT, it’s simple to install Asterisk, giving you… Read More Sipgate, Asterisk and OpenWRT
Unsolicited junk callers are one of the banes of modern life. The Direct Marketing Association would like you to believe that the Telephone Preference Service stops these calls. In fact, it really doesn’t. An increasing number of UK-based companies – or certainly those with UK numbers – ignore the rules, and make calls trying to… Read More Banish junk callers with 3CX
I thought, at the end of the year, it was worth picking out some of the things that I’ve found most interesting to write about here over the last twelve months. So here’s my top ten, in chronological order, with a few comments. In January, I looked at the little things that make a PVR… Read More My highlights of 2011
Last year, I documented parts of the process of switching my phones over from a BT ISDN2e line to a VoIP service, using the 3CX software PBX. So, now I’ve been using VoIP for just over a year, has it been worth the work in switching over? And how much money have I saved? Costs… Read More VoIP – was it worth the switch?
I have recently bought an iPod Touch, to replace an old iPod that got dropped in water. One of the reasons for choosing the Touch was the ability to run apps, including the 3CX softphone, allowing it to be used as an extension to my phone system. I know this will not be a popular… Read More Multitasking on the iPod touch