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Google may be acquiring WhatsApp and why it is probably a good move [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on April 6th, 2013

Rumors have it that Google is negotiating a $1 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that allows users to send messages to other users without having to pay for SMS and incurring other charges (only data charges apply). In addition to basic messaging, WhatsApp supports group text messaging and multimedia...

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JaxtrSMS–Send unlimited free text messages (SMS) around the world [Review]

By Alok Saboo on November 7th, 2011

Few can forget Jaxtr, a company that once offered unlimited international VoIP calls between several countries (including India). Jaxtr, founded by Touraj Parang and Philip Mobin in October 2005, has since been sold to Sabeer Bhatia’s Sabse Technologies Inc. After a brief hiatus, Jaxtr has launched its latest offering – JaxtrSMS – that allows one...

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VoiceCentral Black Swan out of beta – Best app to access Google Voice on your iPhone for FREE [Updates]

By Alok Saboo on March 18th, 2010

The last time I wrote about Black Swan, I remember calling VoiceCentral Black Swan as one of the best Google Voice iPhone application. After using it almost 2 months, I am convinced that I was not exaggerating. The last time I wrote about it, Black Swan was in a closed beta and hence not many...

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VoiceGrowl allows you to Push Google Voice Notifications to iPhone [Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on February 16th, 2010

We have already seen two great ways to push Google Voice notifications to your iPhone. But, it looks like some users were having difficulty in using the Mail2Prowl service. So, today we have another tutorial to push Google Voice notifications to your iPhone – VoiceGrowl. Step 1: Installation VoiceGrowl works exactly like Mail2Prowl that we...

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VoiceCentral Black Swan edition brings Google Voice back to your iPhone [Review]

By Alok Saboo on January 29th, 2010

There was a lot of furor when Apple booted all Google Voice apps from the App store. So if you did not want to jailbreak your iPhone, you pretty much could not use Google Voice on your iPhone (yeah, yeah…you had the GV mobile version, but it was not even close to true apps. Even...

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Send Free Text Messages (SMS) to any Mobile in the World [Tools]

By Alok Saboo on November 2nd, 2009

We have covered several ways to send text messages for free (and here). Today we present another great option to send unlimited free text messages to virtually any mobile in the world – KuripoTxt. KuripoTxt is an extremely simple tool to send free text messages across the world. You do not have to register or...

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Easiest way to Enable Google Voice Push Notification on iPhone – Revised [Tutorials]

By Alok Saboo on October 7th, 2009

Our earlier tutorial on enabling Google Voice push notifications on iPhone/iPod generated significant interest. The earlier method required a lot of effort and an always-on computer that could push the messages to your iPhone. Despite the obvious issues, there was a huge interest – well the savings were significant. Today, I will present an extremely...

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Free SMS Global.AQ gets update – Hints at Pro option [Update]

By Alok Saboo on August 17th, 2009

While we were talking about how to send unlimited free text messages (SMS) across the world using Global.AQ, the developers were busy pushing out a major update. After having tested the new version 1.0.2 for a while, we review the latest version here. You can try the latest version here (iTunes link). While the underlying...

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How to enable Google Voice push notifications on iPhone 3GS [Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on July 24th, 2009

UPDATE: This post has been revised. Read here for even more simpler trick to push Google Voice notifications to iPhone. Google Voice is slowly changing the face of communication. We already explained earlier, how you can save your cell phone minutes using Google Voice. Today we explain how you can use Google Voice to even...

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SMS Global.AQ – Send unlimited Free SMS all over the World [mVoIP]

By Alok Saboo on July 19th, 2009

It seems SMS or text messages are the most used feature on a cell phone. Not surprisingly, the cell phone carriers are trying to milk this cash cow, in spite of the fact that it almost costs nothing to send a text message. Today we review a great mobile application that lets you send unlimited...

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