Communication

Covers tools like Skype, Jajah, Jaxtr, Yahoo!, etc.

Get a free India specific SMS Short Code Keyword

SMSMeOn allows you to register a keyword on their SMS Short Code 56070 for free. You start by searching for an available keyword (labnol, for example), and associating a mobile phone number to it.

Jajah, Jaxtr, Jangl – How Are These Skype Alternatives Different ?

Jajah, Jangl and Jaxtr have very similar-sounding names and what further adds to the confusion is that all of them are in the web-calling (VoIP) space each trying to make their presence strong on online social networks and at the same time, grab a piece of pie from big daddy Skype.

Use Your Gmail Address for Instant Messaging

NYT – If you signed up for Gmail (Google’s e-mail service) , you can use its Google Talk network to send instant messages to people on your Gmail address book.

Use Skype to Learn a Foreign Language or Practice Accents

Language experts say weekly 25-minute conversations won’t transform a beginner into a multilingual wunderkind overnight, but regular contact with a native speaker is a giant step up from slogging through the cassette-based listen-and-repeat methods often used in college language labs.

Get Your Anonymous Phone Number from Jangle

Jangl allows you to call anyone you know online, using the phone you already have. Like Jajah, give Jangle the number of the person you wish to call they’ll give you a Jangl number to call them.

Online Instant Messengers – Adapting to the Web 2.0 Era

With competition hotting up in the internet messenger space, their web versions are seeing a lot of innovation Meebo presents a single unified interface for all popular IM clients including those from Yahoo, AOL, Google and MSN.

Skype – Skirting more than phone charges

Skype is a tiny piece of internet telephony software (available for Mac, Linux and Windows) that lets you connect with friends and family across the globe through text chats or audio and video calls.