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Having relocated from the UK to Canada I find I am using Skype and FaceTime about 3 times as much as my landline for personal calls. But, what are businesses using? And, why aren’t they using visual conference calling more? This branch of the social media tree is powerful, persuasive and cost saving – with many of the options free.

Mashable profiles all four, recognizing freeconferencecalling.com as a starting point.

Then they analyze Rondee, Wiggio, GroupMe and Google Voice. They all have outstanding characteristics: Rondee, easy meeting coordination; Wiggio, other group management services; GroupMe; the quintessential mobile group meeting App; and Google Vocie, people simply call your contact number at the same time and you approve.

This technology has come a long way, and it is quite surprising that many people – who also complain about the travel time and expense – are still driving, flying, riding to meetings that could be just as effective in a virtual environment. And, reduce the carbon footprint and costs substantially.

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Today is the Oscars, that celebration of all things cinematic. But what about award-winning technology? Well, these articles on top iPhone apps caught my eye. And, that’s just the tip of the app mountain.

Everything PR‘s Lior Levin takes a look at what’s hot in the app world for small businesses for learning on the go. Try iTunes U, offering you a link to learning anything, anytime, anywhere, it’s like having your university in your pocket. If you like visuals, the free Skill Pill app connects you to short video refrehsers on a host of business skills. If getting reasonably priced petrol to get you to work is your biggest challenge, Mashable.com just featured three iPhone apps to help you find the best petrol prices.

If you are an Oscars fan, but don’t have a TV handy, check out their streaming link. Or check out these iPhone apps courtesy of Tapscape. The Globe and Mail rated their Top 5 Oscar-worthy apps in the Technology Trending Tech blog, by Amber McArthur.

And, if you have simply misplaced your phone, why not try this ‘Where’s My Phone’ app. Now, that’s an award-winning idea.

Apps rule…and there’s still time to get plugged in.


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