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Topic: Skype

Microsoft to retire older Skype for Mac versions, force mandatory upgrades

06/21/2014, 04:06 am

Microsoft on Friday announced it will be "retiring" older desktop versions of Skype for both Windows and Mac, forcing existing users to upgrade to the latest edition of the popular voice over IP service.

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Skype for iOS gets Windows Phone-style makeover with version 5.0

06/12/2014, 12:06 pm

Microsoft on Thursday unleashed an all-new version of its popular Skype messaging application for iOS, bringing a visual overhaul that matches the app to its Windows Phone counterpart and a number of improvements to speed and stability.

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Mailbox gains iPhone landscape mode, Google Hangouts supports hotlinks

06/27/2013, 12:06 pm

A trio of popular iOS apps were updated on Thursday with major new features, as Mailbox has added a landscape mode on iPhone, Google Hangouts now includes support for tapping on links and inviting friends to chat via text message, and Skype now offers free video messaging.

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Skype Video Messages come to Apple's iOS, OS X

06/17/2013, 02:06 pm

Skype on Monday rolled out its new video messaging functionality for a number of platforms, including Apple's iOS and Mac, allowing users the ability to send up to three minutes of prerecorded video for free.

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Skype WiFi app offers cheap iPhone and iPad internet access abroad

08/17/2011, 06:08 pm

In a move directed at international travelers, Skype on Wednesday released a new iOS application that will offer iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users access to over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the globe for a nominal pay-as-you-go basis.

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Skype for iPad app briefly arrives on App Store [u]

08/01/2011, 11:08 pm

The Skype for iPad app, which includes support for video calls on the iPad 2, began rolling out to App Stores around the world on Tuesday, but was "temporarily removed" by the company for unknown reasons [updated].

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Facebook, Skype team up for video calling to compete with Apple's FaceTime

07/06/2011, 01:07 pm

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Skype to bring video calling to the social networking service, a feature that will compete with Apple's own FaceTime.

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Skype confirms native iPad app coming with video chat

06/24/2011, 08:06 pm

After a leaked video revealed an upcoming Skype iPad app with video chat, an executive for the company has confirmed the software is indeed coming soon and will take advantage of the cameras on the iPad 2.

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Inside Apple's move to open up SMS-style messaging to non-mobile clients

06/07/2011, 06:06 pm

Apple unveiled a new iMessaging app that brings SMS-style messaging to iOS devices that lack a mobile data connection, such as WiFi-only iPads and the iPod touch. The technology behind the software presents several advantages for mobile devices over offerings from rival Google and Microsoft, and is also likely to soon find its way to iChat on Mac.

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Microsoft confirms $8.5B acquisition of communications service Skype

05/10/2011, 08:05 am

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it plans to acquire Internet communications service Skype for $8.5 billion in cash to support services like Xbox and Windows Phone.

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Microsoft rumored to buy Skype for $8 billion; Skype for Mac fixed

05/10/2011, 02:05 am

Microsoft is finalizing negotiations to acquire Skype for as much as $8 billion, according to a new report. Meanwhile, a new version of Skype for Mac has been released, fixing a critical vulnerability.

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Skype for iPhone video calling now available; volume shutter app removed

12/30/2010, 01:12 am

As expected, Skype has added a new video calling feature to its iPhone app, giving users an alternate service from Apple's own FaceTime video chat standard. Meanwhile, an app that remapped the iPhone's volume button to serve as a shutter button has been quietly removed from the App Store.

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Skype rumored to take on Apple's FaceTime at CES

12/24/2010, 01:12 pm

A pioneer in easy to use video conferencing on the desktop, Skype is now rumored to be bringing video calls to mobile devices, offering competition to Apple's FaceTime.

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War between Fring and Skype boosts Apple's Facetime

07/12/2010, 03:07 pm

A battle between Fring and Skype over mobile voice and video calls could ultimately result in faster adoption of Apple's Facetime as an open standard for mobile video calls.

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iPhone gets 3G video call features via Fring, poorly

07/10/2010, 02:07 pm

A new update to the free Fring app brings the potential of 3G video calls to all iPhone users. It also enables video calls to desktop Skype users as well as other Nokia and Android smartphone users who are also using Fring. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well yet.

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App Store roundup: HD Radio comes to iPhone, 3G VoIP still MIA

11/09/2009, 09:11 am

For an extra $80, iPhone users can add an external receiver that will allow the device to receive HD radio, adding one of the features of the competing Zune HD; and VoIP application developers still await 3G support.

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AT&T to allow VoIP calls via its 3G network on iPhone [u]

10/06/2009, 05:10 pm

AT&T announced Tuesday that it will allow Apple to enable voice over IP applications such as Skype to run on its 3G wireless data network [updated with official info].

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