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VoIP features expected in Apple's Leopard

Software engineers at Apple Computer have been toiling away on a new set of features that will allow users of its next-generation Mac OS X operating system to place phone calls over their Internet connection, AppleInsider has learned.

People familiar with recent builds of the software say voice over IP (VoIP) Internet dialing is just one of several new features in iChat 4.0, which Apple is expected to bundle with the operating system overhaul, code-named Leopard.
I'll be looking forward to find out what Apple actually has in mind for this. Apple will only be able to get this thing to mass market if they provide support for Windows users. That, and they need to get the quirks with iChat worked out. As opposed to Jobs' iChat claim ("It just works") my experience with iChat (especially video) hasn't been very fruitful up until now.


taking up blogging (again)

It's been over 4 months since i posted anything new on this blog, and that's a shame really. I guess this isn't my first apologetic post about not updating this blog, but over time I have renewed my interest in maintaining it.

The past few months (more like a year actually), we've been working hard on a completely renewed version of our Packetbox VoIP PBX. This time around it is completely software based and can be downloaded and installed in under 15 minutes. Some of our resellers have already been trying it out, and the response has been great until now.

The software is ready for release actually but the site isn't, so I'm not going to be able to tell you much more about it until we go live. Suffice it to say that we're pretty ecstatic about it and hope you will be too. While I'm writing this I'm getting prepared to go to Singapore to discuss some VoIP opportunities with partners. If you're in that region in two weeks time and interested in VoIP solutions, drop me a note, perhaps we can meet up. If you're not in that region but still interested, drop me a note as well, perhaps we can setup a meeting to see if we can work something interesting out.

That's it for now, hopefully the next post won't take another 4 months.