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Skype Video Calling from a mobile phone

Some of you have been wondering how to make a video call from the Skype app on a mobile phone. The way to do this did not seem immediately obvious to us either. After some googling and updating the Skype application to the latest version, we have been able to get video calling working on an HTC Evo V 4g and the process should be similar on any mobile phone. A mobile phone with a front facing camera is required.

Make sure the Skype application on your phone is fully up to date by checking in the App store, the basic Skype app is free. Then sign in to Skype or create a new account if you don’t have one:

SVG Edit is an Open Sourced Online SVG Editor

Creating SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) paths is very complex. Most tutorials recommend using an SVG Editor. If you’re looking for one we recommend using SVG Edit it’s an open sourced online SVG editor that can be used to easily created and edit SVG paths.

New browsers, new acid test

HTML 5 Modern Browser ReviewWith all the new versions of browsers being released lately we wanted to take a good look at each. We use all the major browsers to test the websites and HTML templates we build. We need to be sure the HTML will be rendered identically on all of the browsers and operating systems that might ever be used to view that particular code.

The older Acid 3 test for browsers was a great test to check browsers for XHTML 1.1/CSS2 compatibility. Indeed, some currently popular browsers fail the older Acid 3 test, but most pass it easily.

What we wanted was a test that checks for HTML 5/CSS 3 compatibility and we found that at, this seem be a very detailed test of the HTML 5 capabilities of a particular browser.


Add Mac OS X Aqua theme to Ubuntu Linux and enjoy

Mac OS Aqua Theme For Ubuntu Linux

We wanted to spread the word about Mac4Lin or Mac for Linux. Apple was wise to begin basing new versions of its operating systems on Linux. This new Mac platform will certainly give Microsoft a run for its money.

Our testing has shown that Ubuntu Linux and the Mac OS are very similar. We recently found that you can make your copy of Ubuntu look and perform almost identically to the Mac OS.

The results are very pleasing, we love the wobbly windows and the general look of this theme. It looks just like the Mac Aqua theme. We are tempted to start offering custom built systems with the Mac OS themed Ubuntu preloaded as the operating system.


The new Google Chrome Browser and Operating System – Chrome OS

Google Chrome

With the new Google Chrome OS about to be released on netbooks everywhere, we thought it would be a good idea to get a copy to setup a testing platform. It’s not as easy as we thought it would be though.

When we found out about the new Google Chrome OS being available for download as a VirtualBox image we downloaded it immediately. We have been hoping to setup a Chrome OS as a testing platform ever since we heard about its existence.