Are there any hand held devices that are WiFi capable that can use SKEP and video conference? 

by on December 22, 2010

Q: Need a hand held device like an E-ready with WIFI capable that can use SKEP or applications like that. I travel a lot and can’t use my business computer to conference with the family from the hotel. Need to see live video of the new born.

What options are out there. Can’t seem to find them. Readers or iPads don’t come with cameras.

 
 

How come my computer freezes after 20 minutes of video chatting? 

by on June 11, 2010

Q: I can video chat for the first 20 mins on MSN and then my whole computer freezes up. I have to reboot my computer every time and then does the same thing but I can only stay on for maybe 5 mins. The sound on my end is a bit choppy. My computer is a Dell Inspiron mini. What can I do to fix this?

 
 

How come my webcam is slow and choppy when I video chat? 

by on March 17, 2010

Q: When I use my webcam it runs smooth with no problems but as soon as I log on video chat on any messenger it really runs slow, choppy and lags. I make sure everything possible is shut down in the background. What could I do to resolve this?

 
 

How come my computer freezes when I use my webcam for video chat? 

by on October 30, 2009

Q: Can you help me figure out why my computer freezes when I use my webcam for video chat. I’ve tried my laptop and my desktop, and both freeze. My daughter says she doesn’t have that problem when she video chats with other people.

 
 

How can I video chat with Windows XP? 

by on February 8, 2009

Q: I have a new Dell studio 15 w/web cam. I am leaving on a trip with grandkids & would like for them to be able to video chat with their parents. They have emachine with Windows XP. What do we need to do?

 
 

Is it safe to use an old operating system, such as Windows Me? 

by on January 3, 2009

Q: I want to video chat with my parents. I have a new Windows Vista computer, but my parents own only an old Windows Me computer. Thanks for your help!

A: Microsoft and most other software developers now consider Windows Me to be obsolete technology. In fact, Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows Me in 2006. Because of its lack of recent security updates, Windows Me is now an unsafe operating system. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

How come my computer freezes when I use certain a webcam in chat rooms? 

by on December 8, 2008

Q: My computer freezes when I use certain chat rooms and my webcams. How do I stop this from happening? I have tried uninstalling the flash player and then re-installing but that does not work.

 
 

How do I setup video chat that actually works? 

by on November 23, 2008

Q: I want to set my parents and myself up so we can video chat. I have a new hp computer with Vista. My dad has an old Dell probably running Windows ME. Could you suggest what to buy to accomplish being able to talk and see each other via our computers? We tried some cheap cameras once but the streaming was bad and the audio quality not very good.