Just about all of us have been there at one point or another, we get a gift card to a store that is across town or one we don't shop at much, so we let it linger there in our desks, wallets, or purses. Then when we finally get around to using it, turns out our gift card had an expiration date!
Skype tried pulling that same little trick on their SkypeOut users, only things didn't go so well for the company.
Even before the launch of the original iPhone in 2007, rumors swirled in blogs and message boards that Apple might integrate a front-facing camera for video conferencing into the unit. It has yet to happen more than two years later, but that hasn’t stopped Israel-based fring from making at least one part of the puzzle a reality today.
A musician who loves her Mac--what’s so groundbreaking about that?
Nothing, on the surface. But Sandy Cressman, a San Francisco singer and
voice coach who specializes in Brazilian jazz and travels the world to
perform and teach workshops, simply couldn’t ply her art--or her
trade--without her MacBook Air and a slew of other digital tools.
iPhone users were pretty stoked to hear that AT&T, perhaps prompted
by FCC proddings, was going to begin allowing VoIP apps such as Skype
and Vonage to use their 3G network. But perhaps what the large print
giveth, the small print taketh away?