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  • Skype coming to BlackBerry Z10 after BlackBerry 10.1 update
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    Skype coming to BlackBerry Z10 after BlackBerry 10.1 update

    By 14 May 2013

    Skype is coming to the BlackBerry Z10. Announced at BlackBerry Live, the app will arrive as part of a new BlackBerry 10.1 update for the handset which will hit some devices from today, with further roll-out expected by carriers at the end of this week....

  • Skype for Windows 8 now gets video messaging too
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    Skype for Windows 8 now gets video messaging too

    By 2 May 2013

    An update for Skype for Windows 8 has hit the Windows Store, bringing video messaging to the application version of the software. The Windows desktop version saw video messaging added yesterday, which works on versions of Microsoft's operating system...

  • Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form
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    Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form

    By 30 April 2013

    Already available in preview form for Mac, iOS and Android, many can now use Skype Video Messaging using the Windows desktop client (for Windows 7 or above). Skype for Windows 8 will add the feature soon, as will Skype for Windows Phone. The last two...

  • Skype integrated with Outlook.com, call and IM from your email
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    Skype integrated with Outlook.com, call and IM from your email

    By 30 April 2013

    Skype is now available integrated into Outlook.com, meaning you'll be able to access the IM and calling service through Microsoft's inbox.  Integrating Skype and Outlook.com is the latest move by Microsoft as it looks to move the popular calling service...

  • Skype for BB10 now available in a preview for the BlackBerry Q10
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    Skype for BB10 now available in a preview for the BlackBerry Q10

    By 24 April 2013

    The Skype app will finally makes it way to BlackBerry 10 with the launch of the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry confirmed, filling a gaping hole in the BlackBerry World. When the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 were announced at the end of January, Skype...

  • Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included
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    Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included

    By 19 March 2013

    Skype initially launched with People Hub integration, then Microsoft switched it off and now, finally, it has returned. An update for Windows Phone 8 which should arrive this week will bring back the integration as well as add HD video chat. Provided...

  • Skype 4.6 for iPhone and iPad released, adds 'beautiful new calling experience' and more
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    Skype 4.6 for iPhone and iPad released, adds 'beautiful new calling experience' and more

    By 7 March 2013

    Skype has released an update for its iPhone and iPad applications that add several tweaks and improvements, including a new calling experience that it describes as "beautiful". Alongside a number of fixes, including the fact that one-to-one chats will...

  • Skype Video Messaging service goes live in UK and US
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    Skype Video Messaging service goes live in UK and US

    By 15 February 2013

    Skype has rolled out a new feature for users of its latest version: Video Messaging.  The new feature, if you've got it, can be found in the Conversations menu in Skype. It will allow you to record a video message and send it to other Skype contacts...

  • Skype 6.2 released for Windows and Mac, adding eGifting Skype credits
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    Skype 6.2 released for Windows and Mac, adding eGifting Skype credits

    By 13 February 2013

    Microsoft-owned Skype has announced several updates to its Windows and Mac application in version 6.2.  The most notable addition is a new "eGifting" feature for both platforms, if you're not the physical gift-giving type. EGifting allows users to send each...

  • Skype still slated for BlackBerry 10 devices, will be an Android app port
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    Skype still slated for BlackBerry 10 devices, will be an Android app port

    By 7 February 2013

    At its BlackBerry 10 launch event to close out January, BlackBerry had several big-name app companies demoing their respective apps. We saw the likes of Dropbox, Skype, and others. Skype for BlackBerry 10 isn't available on BlackBerry World as yet, but...

  • APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)

    By 31 January 2013

    Communication, communication. If there were a programme about the most successful mobile phone apps hosted by Kirsty and Phil on Channel 4, that would probably be what it was called. It’s the What’s Apps of this world, the Skypes and the BBMs that...

  • Secret Skype: Paid Skype
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    Secret Skype: Paid Skype

    By 25 January 2013

    As our final article on Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, we have one more piece of Secret Skype advice that you might think worth taking. We talking about paid Skype, the other side to Skype that financially supports the rest of the model. You...

  • Skype in the Office: Ditching the landline and going global
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    Skype in the Office: Ditching the landline and going global

    By 25 January 2013

    We've looked at people using Skype to make a living, people using it to keep in touch with friends and family, and even a handful of people using Skype to keep in touch with others from the top of mountain, but what about using Skype for work? Can it...

  • Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit review
    Televisions 3 out of 5

    Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit review

    By 25 January 2013

    The sky's the limit with Skype. You needn't restrict the virtual face-to-face call system's use to a computer or mobile device - or perhaps you don't happen to own either - as many of the latest smart TVs have a Skype app built in. In tandem with the...

  • 5 tips for video calls: Body language
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    5 tips for video calls: Body language

    By 25 January 2013

    A video call isn't just about what you say, it is about how you look and move. You can entirely alter a person's impression of you simply by changing your behaviour. So says non-verbal communications expert Mark Bowden - a man who excels in going...

  • How to get Skype on your landline
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    How to get Skype on your landline

    By 25 January 2013

    Skype doesn’t just have to be on your computer. In fact, Skype can be used to replace your conventional means of making a phone call. You can do away with your landline altogether and use one single Skype account across multiple devices, including your...

  • Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS
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    Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS

    By 24 January 2013

    Everyone knows about using Skype for its instant messaging abilities. Along with Skype calls, Skype-to-Skype IM is a core feature for the millions of users the world over. That isn’t the end of the messaging story, however, and, as part of Secret Skype...

  • Extreme video calling: up high and down low
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    Extreme video calling: up high and down low

    By 24 January 2013

    We’ve looked at some fairly innovative ways that people are using video calling beyond just a simple means of communication; innovative but essentially standard. So, today as part of Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, we’re taking it up a gear....

  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam Studio review

    By 24 January 2013

    A 1080p webcam sounds a little ridiculous doesn't it. But of course, webcams aren't just for video calls, they're for recording your thoughts to YouTube, presenting a video podcast or lip-syncing to Carly Rae Jepsen. They are, in fact, cheap camcorders...

  • Professional tips for video calls: using your voice
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    Professional tips for video calls: using your voice

    By 24 January 2013

    As director, voice coach and joint artistic lead at The Bridge Theatre Training Company, Mark Akrill knows a fair few things about how to sound good when you speak. A published playwright, Akrill also holds voice workshops for businesses and groups on...

  • Using Skype on the move
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    Using Skype on the move

    By 24 January 2013

    Just because Skype needs an internet connection doesn’t mean you can’t take it away with you. The whole world is going wireless and Skype is moving along with it. A Mi-Fi or even a wireless connection on a train or aircraft is all you need to get...

  • Secret Skype: Skype and Facebook integration
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    Secret Skype: Skype and Facebook integration

    By 23 January 2013

    Back in 2010, Skype and Facebook decided to make friends and the two have been liking each other ever since. Now, a few years down the line, what started as an acquaintance of contact sharing has blossomed into a full-blown relationship between the two...

  • Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad
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    Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad

    By 23 January 2013

    Speaking to friends and family abroad isn't cheap. Just a phone call to the United States from the UK can cost as much as 19p a minute on a BT landline. Skype does away with those costs altogether and adds in video for good measure.  Skype Week on Pocket-lint...

  • Logitech C270 webcam review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Logitech C270 webcam review

    By 23 January 2013

    Those of us in our thirties, and older, will remember how much it used to cost to buy something that could make video. And of course, those same people remember how hard it was to handle, edit and share that video. Now, for less than £20 you can have...

  • Professional tips for video calls: set and background
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    Professional tips for video calls: set and background

    By 23 January 2013

    Welcome back to Skype Up Your Life on Pocket-lint. At this time each day, we’ll be looking at how you can improve your video calls by asking some professionals. The professionals in questions are a group of people from an industry that’s been working...