Hacking Skype for Better Teleconferencing

David Schneider of IEEE Spectrum has an interesting article up about a system he set up to improve his Skype-mediated telepresence at their editorial meetings. Physically, the system consists of four oblong wooden boxes, distributed along their conference table, mounting ten USB devices between them (two webcams and eight microphones) and some custom software that uses the Skype API to allow him to switch between them remotely in real time.

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Using Skype over 3G on iPhone

Yet another reason why I am glad to have a jailbroken iPhone. Yup, this one is limited to those who are jailbroken, or willing to jailbreak. Anyway, it is possible, even easy to make VoIP calls on the iPhone using a cellular connection, which in my case is AT&T’s 3G network

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