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How to Use Google Chat

Google Chat is the quickest way to send a web message to other Google users. This article will teach you how to use Google Chat on any device.

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What Is Google Chat?

Google Chat is a web messaging service. Chat replaces older Google services like Hangouts. This article explains the basics of Google Chat.

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Common SMS Abbreviations for Your Cell Phone

There are hundreds of different acronyms and abbreviations that can be used when typing SMS messages on your cell phone. Here are 35 of the most...

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Comparing Skype VoIP to Its Softphone Competitors

VoIP providers often provide softphones, which are applications software that acts as a phone on your computer. Skype is an example.

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Is the Ooma Phone Service Worth the Initial Cost?

Ooma is one of the no-monthly bill companies, with which you only buy a device once and use it to make free phone calls ever after.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Phone Calls

There are some steps you can take to give yourself more control your incoming calls and a better means to control and manage your calls.

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VoIP Feature - Call Forwarding

Call forwarding is also called call transfer. It's a feature in telephony and VoIP that allows you to send calls to another phone or service.

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How Ephemeral or Self-Destructing Messaging Works

Discover how self-destructing messaging (aka ephemeral messaging) works and which apps are best for using self-destructing messaging.

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SMS Gateway: From Email to SMS Text Message

All major wireless carriers in the U.S. offer an SMS gateway, which is a bridge that allows email to conform to the technical requirements of SMS.

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Is Your Phone Number Portable?

Phone numbers are generally portable within the same country, subject to country-specific regulations.

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All Your Questions About Bitmoji, Answered

Learn all about Bitmoji, which lets you create a customized avatar of yourself to use in texts, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, and more.

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5 Ways to Text (For Free) on the iPod Touch & iPhone

Want to find new ways to stay in touch with your friends--especially from your iPod Touch--for free? With these texting apps, it's no problem.

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Did You Know You Can Send a Text to a Landline Phone? Find out How

Did you know you can text to a landline telephone? Here's what happens when you text a landline phone — and which carriers support the process.

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What Is the FCC?

The FCC is an independent body that finds solutions to complaints from users about internet, tv, radio and other communications.

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These Are the Best Tools for Recording VoIP Phone Calls

You want to record your personal phone calls? Here is a list of some of the most common apps for recording calls made through VoIP.

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EyeBeam Phone App Review: VoIP Software Full of Features

Counterpath's sophisticated softphone app for VoIP calls is SIP compatible and rich of interesting features.

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Text Messaging Tips That Avoid Data Plans

Discover how text messaging can save you from having to pay for web data usage. You can do more with texting than send messages to your friends.

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Finding Your iPhone's Secret Emoji Keyboard

Learn how to use emoji on your iPhone by activating your hidden, built-in emoji keyboard with a few simple steps.

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RedPhone Private Calling

RedPhone is a VoIP that encrypts your voice calls end to end and also uses a secret two-word code between correspondents to ensure private calling.

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Do You Follow These Rules When You Text Someone the First Time?

Learn the etiquette for sending someone an IM or text message for the first time. Introduce yourself, set the context, and keep it brief.

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Here Are Some Solid Alternatives to Viber for Smartphones

There are alternatives to Viber from among the many IM and VoIP Apps for Smartphones, and some are probably better suited for you.

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Samsung ChatON Instant Messaging App for Smartphones

Samsung ChatON was an instant messaging app for smartphones that was discontinued in 2015. Here is a look at the app and the features it offered.

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What Does the Term 'Telephony' Mean?

What is telephony? It is the technology that allows people to have long distance voice communication.

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Features and Functions of Analog Telephone Adapters (ATA)

What is an ATA? Learn about Analog Telephone Adapters and their functions and features, and how they are used to make VoIP connections.

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Do You Have a LinkedIn Profile? Here's Why You Might Want One

A LinkedIn profile is a dedicated page on LinkedIn.com a user can use to provide professional information about themself. Learn how to sign up for...

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Messaging

Texting and messaging are great ways to communicate quickly with others. Discover all the tips and tricks you can use and how to troubleshoot...

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Is it Really Safe to Use VoIP?

While VoIP has become one of the mainstream communication technologies, users face a series of security threats.

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Circuit Switching vs. Packet Switching: The Difference Explained

Circuit and packet switching are two different ways of disseminating data over networks especially the Internet. Packet switching makes things free.

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