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Google Voice Invitation Soon
I took this off Google' blog page to save me the trouble. I'm sure they're okay with it. I hope...
Since the debut of Google Voice, our early users have shared lots of feedback that has led to some exciting new features, like the ability to receive SMS messages via email and the option to change your Google Voice number. But one of the most frequent requests we've received is for the ability to share Google Voice with friends and family. Starting today, we're beginning to give out invitations to Google Voice users. If you currently use Google Voice, over the next few weeks, you'll see an "Invite a friend" link appear on the left-hand side of your inbox. We'll be rolling out these invitations gradually, so don't worry if you don't see your invitations immediately. We're initially giving out three invites to each account, but we're planning to provide more invitations in the future. If you don't have an account yet, you can request a Google Voice invitation at google.com/voiceinvite.
There you go. Get an account now and you can start inviting folks in a matter of a couple of weeks. This is the mobile future and you're better off getting the telephone number you want now.. As a matter of fact, don't be surprised if GV offers a VOIP component. Bet on it.
Okay...this tip is kind of specific for certain mobile warriors. Specifically, Mac and Linux users. Tomorrow only, Codeweaver will allow free downloads, one license per user to download one of their products. Crossover Mac - Allows Macs to run Windows applications without Windows Crossover Games - Allows Mac/Linux to run windows games without Windows Crossover Linux - Allows Linux machines to run Windows applications without Windows You get one download. Mac or Linux. I know what I'll be downloading and what I'll be using it for. Here's a description of Codeweaver products . And here is the press release for tomorrow's deal. You'll save about $40! I will save $80 since I don't have to buy Parallels for my MacWind. Woohoo! Link: more info at TUAW
With my Apple Watch 6, I’ve finally ditched the iPhone and feel comfortable going out without it. Not just for a run but also on trips to the markets and running errands. It is only a matter of time before more mobile users feel comfortable going about their life without the digital appendage knowing as the smartphone. And this could be a generational shift in mobile computing. I still have an iPhone. In fact, I am contemplating upgrading to the iPhone 12 mini. Green to be exact. So I’ll still be a mobile warrior in the traditional sense. But at times, It has dominated my time and feel the iPhone is an indispensable part of my life. People, isn’t. It’s a tool. A bicycle for the mind as Steve Jobs so eloquently put it. There are times when it should not be without you. Even now , your mind should be allowed to walk and find other ways of getting around. I’ve done that. Perhaps I’m a product of my generation and was not born in the last twenty years so I still remember times when y
The 529 Plan is one of the better idea for those who can afford it. It is a education savings account that allows parents and students to save and draw money out with incurring taxes. Nevertheless, it's not a free for all. We've learn financial advisors push it as a security against rising educational costs. Laptops are often thrown in as a purchase that is allowable under 529. However, that is not necessary so, as Los Angeles Times reports . What? Not laptops? Onxo only reported the necessity of Twenty-First Century students being trained to used laptops with Internet skills so how can laptops not be allowable under the 529 plan? In fact, should it not be mandatory? Okay, that is a bit extreme. So, if you want to get yourself or your college bound student a laptop for use in school, what are you to do? The codes of 529 specify "tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the enrollment or attendance at school". Unfortunately, laptops does