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NCIDpop 0.9.14

The OS X version of the NCIDpop network caller ID client, originally written by Alexei Kosut, has not seen much development in a while, and had fallen behind the Windows version. In August I added a call history window, network change robustness, localized date formatting and reverse lookup support. NCID’s maintainer has been pretty busy, but he’s now integrated the changes in the official release.

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And if you’re wondering “why use NCID when I already have caller ID?” If you have SIP service (e.g., Vonage) at home, NCID gives you caller ID on the first ring on every computer display in the place. Since I get pretty frequent calls from people I don’t want to talk to, such as Spanish-speaking bill collectors who won’t take no for an answer, it’s been a great help in reducing my stress when the phone rings.

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