Happy New Year to all our faithful clients, friends and partners. We’re starting a new series here on the Invizio blog called ‘Technology Round Up’ to recap last week’s happenings in technology that made us pause and take note. Think of this your opportunity to peer into our minds as we share our thoughts on some of the latest industry developments. Without further ado, welcome to our first installment of Tech Round Up.
Google Voice To Support Porting Your Number
As an avid Google Voice user and someone who still hasn’t quite figured out how to stop all my clients from calling my cellphone, this is a big deal. For $20 Google will allow users to port their existing cellphone number to their service and have it live on in the cloud. The only caveat is you’ll need to keep some form of phone service to make it work.
// via Mashable
Cure For Cancer Goes Missing on Stolen Laptop
This one was forwarded to me by a friend and simply underscores the case for backing up your data. You may not be working on anything as earth shattering as the cure for cancer, but having a frequent data backup whether onsite or offsite could certainly change your life (and that of others).
// via News 9 (Oklahoma)
Microsoft Introduces OneNote iPhone App
In an obvious move to extend the relevance of Microsoft Office into the Mac market, Microsoft released Microsoft Office OneNote for iPhone this past week. It’s not as fully featured as the desktop or web app versions, but for a limited time they’re offering it up for free giving users the ability to create and organize notes. As competition heats up in the office suite space, I expect that Microsoft may introduce other Office apps for iPhone or at least provide mobile ready web apps when it launches Office 365 later this year. Check out the Microsoft OneNote iPhone app here.
// via PC World Business Center
Time to Double Check Your Cell Phone Bill
If you’re wireless provider is Sprint you may want to make a mental note that Sprint will be raising the price of their 3G data plan by $10. Right now this only applies if you upgrade or activate another smartphone but eventually the price you pay for data is going up. See more details here.
AT&T is also making some changes that may affect your monthly bill. Among other things, they’re changing the text messaging plans they’re offering and raising the fee activating a line on a family plan from $10 to $36. Get all of the changes here.