Google Talking

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-28
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Nationwide and around the world, instant messaging use is growing, with more than 7 billion instant messages being sent every day worldwide, according to IDC. comScore Media Metrix reports that there are 250 million people across the globe--and nearly 80 million Americans--who regularly use instant messaging as a quick and convenient communications tool. Google Talking takes communication to the next level, combining the awesome power of Text and Voice! This book teaches readers how to blow the lid off of Instant Messaging and Phone calls over the Internet. This book will cover the program Google Talk in its entirety. From detailed information about each of its features, to a deep-down analysis of how it works. Also, we will cover real techniques from the computer programmers and hackers to bend and tweak the program to do exciting and unexpected things. * Google has 41% of the search engine market making it by far the most commonly used search engine * The Instant Messaging market has 250 million users world wide * Google Talking will be the first book to hit the streets about Google Talk

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
How Did We Get Here?p. 2
The Rise of Googlep. 3
The Instant Messaging Worldp. 4
America Online Instant Messengerp. 5
ICQp. 6
Microsoft Windows Live Messengerp. 8
Yahoo! Messengerp. 9
QQp. 10
What's Wrong With This Picture?p. 11
Introducing Google Talkp. 11
Google Talking Without a Clientp. 12
Google Talking On the Gop. 14
Solutions Fast Trackp. 15
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 17
Installationp. 19
Introductionp. 20
Minimum System Requirementsp. 20
Connection Speed-Broadband vs. Dial-Upp. 20
Upload and Download Speedsp. 21
Testing Your Bandwidth Speedsp. 22
Microphone and Speakersp. 22
Headsetsp. 22
Microphone and Headphonesp. 23
Bluetooth Headsetsp. 23
USB Phonesp. 24
Personal Computer (PC) Requirementsp. 25
Installing Google Talk on Windowsp. 26
Troubleshooting Windows Audio Recordingp. 27
Installing the Applicationp. 31
Solutions for Fast Trackp. 37
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 38
Google Talk for Non-Windows Usersp. 39
Introductionp. 40
Gaim for Linuxp. 41
Setting Up Your Accountp. 41
Using Gaimp. 44
iChat for OS Xp. 45
Setting Up Your Accountp. 46
Using iChatp. 48
iChat Limitationsp. 50
Adium X for OS Xp. 50
Setting Up Your Accountp. 51
Using Adium Xp. 53
Summaryp. 55
Solutions Fast Trackp. 56
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 57
Google Talk Usagep. 59
Using Google Talkp. 60
Your Contact Listp. 60
Adding Contactsp. 61
Changing Your Contact List Viewp. 64
Interacting With Contactsp. 66
Setting Statusp. 68
Google Music Trendsp. 70
Chatting With Google Talkp. 71
Emoticons and Text Formattingp. 72
Reviewing Old Chatsp. 73
Chatting "Off the Record"p. 74
Speaking Your Mindp. 75
Voice Chatp. 76
Voicemailp. 77
Sharing Files and Tunesp. 77
Personalizing Your Google Talkp. 78
Avatarsp. 79
Themes and Skinsp. 80
Configuration Settingsp. 81
Summaryp. 88
Solutions Fast Trackp. 89
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 91
Google Talk Add-ons and Modificationsp. 93
Making Google Talk Yoursp. 94
GT-Plugp. 94
Extended Talkp. 100
Creating Your Own Themep. 104
Creating the Necessary Filesp. 104
Altering Message Displaysp. 106
Primary CSS Datap. 112
Reach Out and Touch Someonep. 113
Surprise Mom With a Call From Google Talkp. 114
VoIP OverTalqerp. 114
VoIP Using GTalk-To-VoIPp. 118
Can You See Me Now? Good!p. 122
Fun and Games with Festoonp. 128
Using Festoon as a Business Toolp. 129
Sex Change in a Downloadp. 130
Become A Google Talk DJp. 132
Quick and Dirty Broadcastingp. 133
DJ'ing Through Mercorap. 135
Google Talk Chat Roomsp. 137
Pushing the Envelopep. 142
Google Talk to Gop. 142
Sleeping With The Enemyp. 146
Summaryp. 154
Solutions Fast Trackp. 156
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 159
Links to Sitesp. 159
Proxy Usep. 161
Introductionp. 162
What Are Proxies?p. 162
Why Use Proxies?p. 163
Configuring Google Talk to Use Proxiesp. 165
Onion Router Proxiesp. 166
How Onion Routing Worksp. 167
Configuring Google Talk to Use Onion Routing Proxiesp. 169
Using an SSH Tunnelp. 170
Creating an SSH Tunnel in Windowsp. 171
Creating an SSH Tunnel in Linux and OS Xp. 173
Summaryp. 174
Solutions Fast Trackp. 175
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 176
Google Talk in the Enterprisep. 179
Introductionp. 180
Implementing Google Talk in Your Networkp. 180
Configuring for Google Talk: Standalone Clientp. 180
Deploying Google Talk Clientp. 181
Deploying Google Talk: Client Registry Changesp. 181
Allowing Google Talk Client Network Trafficp. 183
Configuring for Google Talk: Google Mailp. 183
Blocking Google Talkp. 184
Blocking Google Talk Trafficp. 184
Blocking Google Talk from Executingp. 185
Enterprise Security and Control of Google Talkp. 188
Summaryp. 190
Solutions Fast Trackp. 192
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 193
Introduction to Video Callingp. 195
Introductionp. 196
Personal Videoconferencingp. 196
Business Videoconferencingp. 196
Web Videoconferencingp. 197
What Is a Video Call?p. 197
Where Can You Perform Video Calls?p. 200
Free Video Call Softwarep. 203
Overviewp. 204
One-on-One Video Call Solutionsp. 205
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM 5.9) and AOL Triton (BETA)p. 206
Apple iChat AVp. 207
Festoonp. 208
IVisit Litep. 211
Microsoft MSN Messenger 7.5 (Windows Live Messenger 8.0 BETA)p. 211
SightSpeedp. 214
Skype 2.0p. 218
Spontania Video4IMp. 223
WigiWigi-Vwhop. 226
Yahoo Messengerp. 227
ZoomCallp. 227
Multiuser Video Call Solutionsp. 228
Apple iChat AVp. 228
Festoonp. 229
WigiWigi-Vwhop. 230
Multi-IM Video Call Solutionsp. 231
EyeBall Chatp. 232
Festoonp. 233
FWD.Communicatorp. 233
PalTalk Basicp. 234
QNextp. 234
Trillian Basicp. 235
TryFastp. 235
WigiWigi Vwhop. 235
SIP Video Call Solutionsp. 236
FWD.Communicatorp. 237
INEENp. 238
Lycos Phonep. 238
Sony/GlowPoint IVEp. 239
Yak Virtual Videophonep. 240
H.323 Video Call Solutionsp. 241
EnvisionSLp. 241
Microsoft NetMeetingp. 242
Chat-Room-Based Video Call Solutionsp. 242
CamFrogp. 243
Chatablancap. 243
CUWorldp. 244
DKMessengerp. 244
EyeBall Chatp. 245
LIvVEp. 245
PalTalkp. 245
Other Video Call Solutionsp. 246
Microsoft Portraitp. 246
Obsolete, End-of-Life, or Discontinued Solutionsp. 247
Summaryp. 248
Indexp. 249
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