Skype on the iPhone: Brilliant

Great news if you have an iPhone and want to use Skype – now you can make and receive your free phone calls over the net just as you can with Skype on your computer with a version of Skype for the iPhone, free software available today in the iTunes App Store. I grabbed a copy early this morning and installed it on my iPhone. I plan to have a review on my tech blog once I’ve been using it…

A degree in social media to kick start PR

There’s been quite a bit of talk today about the degree course in social media being offered by Birmingham City University that provides graduates of the course with an MA in Social Media. The two mainstream media reports I’ve seen – in The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph – both focus on criticism of the whole concept and include quotes from a student at the university deriding the new course. […] Despite claims of its instant popularity, students have attacked…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #435: March 30, 2009

Content summary: Shel’s in Baltimore; Michael Netzley reports on the growth of the Tencent QQ instant messaging service in China; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Nicole Simon introduces an FIR listener contest to win free entry to Next09 in Hamburg, Germany; News That Fits: instant audio reporting with an iPhone and Audioboo, Monsanto takes to social media; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; music from Perpetual Groove; and more. Get FIR: Download the MP3 file (25.6Mb, 55:52) Subscribe…

Is there a point in changing the clocks?

Unless you live in a country where the clocks never change (there are a lot of places like that as indicated by the countries and territories in red and the orange in Wikipedia’s world daylight saving time map above), you’ll have done what everyone in Europe and many other places did last night – advance your clocks one hour to account for summer time. Here in the UK, we’re now on daylight saving time (DST) – British Summer Time (BST)…

Checking out Norton Internet Security

Finally I’ve had some time to set up a software app on my desktop PC to test it out and see what I think of it. The product is Norton Internet Security 2009 and I have a copy courtesy of Jason Mical and Tom Howells of Edelman and SpookMedia respectively. I’ve now installed it; the Flickr slide show above includes the screenshots I grabbed, some of which I plan to include in the first review I’ll write about the app…

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