Skype 5.2 brings back voice message support

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Jul 072014
 

When Microsoft redesigned it’s Skype iPhone app from the ground up last month it lacked support for voice messages and when the company released version 5.1, the feature was still absent. Users could access voice messages on another platform, but simply couldn’t access the feature using their iPhones. Continue reading »

Skype video calling is now free for Mac, Windows and Xbox One users

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Apr 282014
 

Skype, now a Microsoft company, launched the group video calling feature for Mac back in 2010 and was free in it’s beta stage, but in 2011 it came out of beta and was only released to Premium users. Continue reading »

All in one AppFront Integrates Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp

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Dec 152011
 

AppFront is a new app for jailbroken devices that integrates Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp.

Love WhatsApp and Viber but hate that you don’t know which friend is using which app? The easiest way to use Viber, WhatsApp and Skype on the iPhone. Instead of using 3 programs, use the standard phone app to quickly make calls or send texts. Continue reading »

Skype iPhone And iPad Apps Updated With Bluetooth Headset Support And Image Stabilization

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Sep 282011
 

Skype has rolled out a major update for their iPhone and iPad apps.

The latest version of the Skype app finally adds support for Bluetooth headset, thus enabling hands-free Skype calls and also gets anti-shake technology, which Skype claims “reduces the shakiness of an outgoing Skype video chat when using your rear camera”. Skype seems to have also tweaked the user interface.

The latest version of Skype iOS apps includes the following new features and improvements: Continue reading »

Warning: Skype App For iPhone And iPad Has Security Vulnerability, Allows Attacker To Steal Your Address Book

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Sep 202011
 

If you use Skype’s app on your iOS devices then continue to read this article.

TechCrunch reports that Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad have a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Chat message window, which allows an attacker to run malicious javascript code that can enable the attacker to get information, including a user’s address book from the victim’s iOS device.

AppSec Consulting security researcher Phil Purviance who discovered the vulnerability explains: Continue reading »

Skype launches HD video calls for Mac OS X Lion

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Aug 082011
 

Today Skype announced the 5.3 update for Mac OS X which brings HD video calls to Lion among a handful of other UI enhancements and bug fixes. The official Skype blog explains:

With Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X, you’ll also be able to send and receive HD quality video when talking to your friends and family. You’ll need to use the Mac’s built-in webcam or choose from a variety of webcams from our Skype Shop, such as the Logitech C910, to make video calls in crystal clear HD quality. To receive clear HD video calls on your Mac, we recommend an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps.

While previous versions of Skype, even 2.8, seem to run rather well on Lion, official support should iron out any bugs you’ve been noticing since upgrading. The new update is not only available for Lion users, however, Skype’s blog post notes it is also compatible back to Leopard.

You can grab Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X here. We’ll let you know if we find anything else interesting in this latest update.

Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion-Will Microsoft neglect the iOS platform?

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May 102011
 

After several rumors that Google and Facebook were in talks with Skype to buy them, Microsoft has surprised everyone by announcing that it has acquired Skype for $8.5 billion.

Skype’s VoIP app for iPhone is one of the most popular apps on the App Store.

Microsoft and Skype issued the following joint statement on what this acquisition will mean: Continue reading »

Skype upgrade for iPhone lets it videocall Skype for TV

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Feb 102011
 

There’s a new update out for Skype on iOS devices today that which expands the new videocalling compatibility to “a wider selection of Skype clients and devices” by adding the h.264 compatibility necessary to chat with any Skype for TV clients. That’s available on certain LG, Panasonic and Samsung HDTVs right now, while Sony and Vizio have both announced it will be in some of their new HDTVs coming out later this year. The ability to call mobile devices seems to give a big edge to Skype over other living room videochat setups from Cisco, Logitech or Microsoft’s Kinect, but even with a compatible (& pricey)camera in hand, good luck finding someone out enjoying the world who wants to chat while you’re chilling on the couch.

[via engadget]

Skype 5.0 for Mac with group video calling and streamlined interface

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Jan 272011
 

Mac users have already been able to do some group video calling with recent beta versions of Skype, but the company has now finally brought things fully up to speed with its Windows counterpart and released the final version of Skype 5.0 for OS X. In addition to group video calling, the application sports a whole new interface that Skype says has been “slimmed down” (compared to the previous beta versions, at least) and allows you to see 30 percent more contacts at once. As with the Windows version, however, that group video calling feature has now been relegated to the premium package which, after a free seven-day trial, will run you $4.99 for a day pass or $8.99 a month for a subscription (though you can get 33 percent off if you sign up before February 28th). Head on past the break for quick video overview. Continue reading »

FaceTime vs Skype Video Calling for iPhone Comparison ! [VIDEO]

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Jan 052011
 

Now that Skype for iPhone has support for video calling, Lifehacker has gone on to compare the two of the most popular video calling options available for iPhone users, FaceTime and Skype, to see which one has better audio and visual quality.

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