Skype on TV Now, Collaboration with Panasonic and LG

27 10 2011

Skype with the collaboration of Panasonic and LG announced their upcoming technology in International Consumer Electronic Show at Las Vegas, 2010. Now Skype will be available on Panasonic and LG TVs for voice and video communication with more comfort.

Skype has been the leader of online communication on internet. It exceeded quality and standards of internet communication with its increasing users. It left the Yahoo behind for the voice and video call standards in a few time. Seeing its popularity on computer and mobiles, Skype embedded this software available at HD TVs connected to internet with a bigger screen.

Skype will come installed on the Panasonic and LG Televisions by default. Now users can enjoy all the Skype’s features on their TV screen with more comfort and fun. Skype offers its users to:

  1. Make voice and video calls to other Skype users.
  2. Receive voice and video calls from other Skype friend’s Skype online numbers.
  3. Make calls on the landline and mobile of the friends with Skype’s low call rates like before.
  4. Send a voice mail to other Skype users.
  5. Enjoy voice conferences with 2 to 24 Skype parties simultaneously.
  6. Capture images from your live video call.

But the Skype on TV is coming with more innovations. It is as easy to use as from your computer but offers more fun. It is expected to come with a TV-ready webcam which is specially designed to work with Skype TV. This webcam holds microphone. Once you sign-in to Skype acount and attach this specially-developed webcam with your Skype TV, you just have a sofa and make/receive calls from your friends sitting at any distance. You don’t need to come close to the microphone or shout loudly like a traditional voice call sources. Voice and image quality is higher than before. This collaboration of Skype with Panasonic and LG is going to provide the users with hands-free and smooth voice and video calls while sitting at their living room.

Skype TV technology is expected to be coming in spring of 2010. I hope it will earn good response and market share, especially with Skype users.

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Try Office 2010 Free for Six Months

18 05 2010

Now you can try out Office 2010 for 180 days instead of usual 30 days. You should say thanks to a little-know trick designed for corporate users.  This tool enables systems administration to “re-arm” product’s grace period up to five times before they need to enter product’s activation key. Home users can take advantage of same trick to get them a free six-month trial. Microsoft certify that a short command documented on its TechNet support pages, enable users to reset office 2010’s activation timer before they need to enter 25 character product key. All they need to do is to run a file called ospprearm.exe at command prompt. This file is found in C:\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office Software Protection Platform by default.

This file can be run up to five times. If users reset the activation counter each time then they can elapse 30-days trial period and can extend trial to a maximum 180 days before they have to supply an activation key. The reset feature of Microsoft office is not a bug and Microsoft says it’s aimed at enterprise administration, enabling them to create software images that they can use to deploy operating system to a number of systems over a period of months. The reset technique must be used on a full copy of Office 2010 rather than a time-limited trial, which comes with its own time limited activation code which must be entered when the first software installed.