Skype archive

  • Free Wi-Fi for Skype users throughout UK and Ireland stores thanks to Wicoms partnership
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    Free Wi-Fi for Skype users throughout UK and Ireland stores thanks to Wicoms partnership

    By 2 October 2012

    A host of free Wi-Fi hotspots are set to emerge up and down the country thanks to a new partnership between Wicoms and Skype. “Free Skype WiFi” is being rolled out from today across the UK and Ireland with Skype users simply needing to log on via...

  • Skype adds photo sharing with iPhone and iPad update
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    Skype adds photo sharing with iPhone and iPad update

    By 21 August 2012

    Skype has tweaked its app on the iPhone and iPad making it easier to send photos through its platform. Users can now simply press the add button in the right-hand corner of the screen and then select from their camera roll or photo stream. Skype has also...

  • Skype app for Microsoft's Modern UI screenshots revealed
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    Skype app for Microsoft's Modern UI screenshots revealed

    By 17 August 2012

    A preview of Skype’s app for Microsoft’s renamed Modern UI (formerly Metro) has been tested with screenshots posted on the web. The team at Neowin has had a play with the app that will be available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices and despite...

  • Skype calls on HDTV thanks to Logitech TV Cam HD
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    Skype calls on HDTV thanks to Logitech TV Cam HD

    By 3 August 2012

    Logitech’s TV Camera makes it possible to make and receive Skype video calls on your large HDTV, meaning a bigger, clearer image of the person you’re talking too.  The high-definition camera plugs into any HDTV via a HDMI input and uses the television’s...

  • Mac users get Skype 5.8 update
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    Mac users get Skype 5.8 update

    By 15 June 2012

    Skype just got a little bit better for Mac users, with a host of new updates and the return of the odd feature too. After listening to customer feedback, Skype has reintroduced the slim contact list. Rather than the contacts list being integrated into...

  • Microsoft takes its time over Xbox 360 Skype integration
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    Microsoft takes its time over Xbox 360 Skype integration

    By 29 May 2012

    It has been seven-and-a-half months since Microsoft acquired Skype in a $8.5 billion buyout last year, yet the software giant has yet to roll out the video calling platform across its key services, including Xbox 360. And it is believed that we may have...

  • Skype for PS Vita confirmed, launches in UK on Wednesday
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    Skype for PS Vita confirmed, launches in UK on Wednesday

    By 24 April 2012

    Skype has announced that it will launch a version of its Skype client for Sony's handheld gaming console, the PS Vita. The new app will be available in the US now and in Europe and Japan for free from Wednesday. It will let gamers talk to other Skype...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 7 sheds beta label, still won't work in the background
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    Skype for Windows Phone 7 sheds beta label, still won't work in the background

    By 22 April 2012

    Skype for Windows Phone 7 has ditched the beta label and been updated to version 1.0. The new update, released by Microsoft, adds the ability to search for and add new contacts, as well as call landline numbers from the app over Wi-Fi and 3G. The app...

  • Microsoft job ad hints that Xbox 360 Skype is finally its on way
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    Microsoft job ad hints that Xbox 360 Skype is finally its on way

    By 20 April 2012

    It's been almost a year since Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, and while there have been improvements to the existing desktop clients and mobile applications, we still haven't had a sniff of the service on the Xbox 360. Until now, that is. Although...

  • Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling
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    Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling

    By 7 March 2012

    It's about time that a 0.1 update for Skype on the Mac arrived, don't you think? Luckily, so does the Microsoft owned VoIP giant that has rolled out version 5.6 of the software with a few tasty updates. The UI for group calling has had a tweak so that...

  • Mobile World Congress: Just the headlines
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    Mobile World Congress: Just the headlines

    By 28 February 2012

    Mobile World Congress is in full swing and, as you can imagine, here at Pocket-lint we are all over it like a bad rash, getting the scoops, bagging the exclusives, and getting up close and personal with the latest phones, tablets, apps, and everything...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Windows Phone 7 beta review
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    APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Windows Phone 7 beta review

    By 27 February 2012

    There are some apps that we consider core to the smartphone experience. Some that bring you a service, regardless of platform, that makes your life easier. Whether it be for work or play, Skype is one such app. Skype for Windows Phone 7 was one of the...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on
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    Skype for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

    By 27 February 2012

    Over at MWC, in the city blessed with the best footballing side since Ian Bishop and Kevin Keen lined up in the West Ham midfield in the early 90s, Pocket-lint caught up with our pals from Skype who were keen to show off the brand spanking new Windows...

  • Skype app for Windows Phone 7 finally arriving, beta goes live today
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    Skype app for Windows Phone 7 finally arriving, beta goes live today

    By 27 February 2012

    Microsoft has been demoing Skype for Windows Phone 7 for months, but has now finally revealed that it is time to let mere mortals download the app. "Many of you have been waiting for this. And today we are excited to announce our new Skype for Windows...

  • Skype 5.8 for Windows dials in 1080p HD calling
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    Skype 5.8 for Windows dials in 1080p HD calling

    By 3 February 2012

    Skype 5.8 for Windows has landed, complete with an all-new HD video calling option. The updated software now supports 1080p video, meaning that - if you have a Full HD webcam such as the Logitech c920 - you'll be able to video chat with your pals in high-definition....

  • iPad and Skype come to BBC Cricket Test Match Special's rescue
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    iPad and Skype come to BBC Cricket Test Match Special's rescue

    By 19 January 2012

    England has taken a battering in the first test match against Pakistan over in Dubai. But it isn't just Andrew Strauss and the team who are under pressure, the broadcasting circuits in the media centre at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and a...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 7 nears release
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    Skype for Windows Phone 7 nears release

    By 16 January 2012

    Ever since Skype was taken over by Microsoft back in October 2011, a Skype app for its Windows Phone 7 operating system has been on the cards. And now it looks as though it's nearly here after vice president of Skype division, Rick Osterloh, said: "we're...

  • Skype for Mac 5.5 beta update brings calling UI improvements
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    Skype for Mac 5.5 beta update brings calling UI improvements

    By 13 January 2012

    Skype has announced its 5.5 beta update for Mac which delivers a few new features as well as a host of tweaks. These include improvements to the call UI and tweaks to the call quality; Skype also says that its looked into the stabilisation of its service...

  • Panasonic Skype picture frame prototype thinks it's 2001: A Space Odyssey
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    Panasonic Skype picture frame prototype thinks it's 2001: A Space Odyssey

    By 12 January 2012

    Panasonic has shown a Skype capable picture frame at this year's CES. Looking a bit like a permanently tethered iPad, it is able to playback photo and video, as well as show Facebook and Twitter feeds straight on the display. Like a more social photo...

  • Cisco kills Umi, its US Skype alternative
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    Cisco kills Umi, its US Skype alternative

    By 4 January 2012

    Although there's no official confirmation at present, Cisco has killed off its Umi consumer video conferencing system, and has withdrawn from taking on Skype head-to-head. The 1080p TV top chat set-up has been withdrawn from sale and, with it, the last...

  • Best iPad social apps
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    Best iPad social apps

    By 1 January 2012

    Social networking apps get better on the big screen. While the mobile experience is great for that untethered, out and about, live streaming and discovery social existence and perfect for creating content, there's an equally great pleasure in switching...

  • Skype 2.6 for Android update: Photo and video messaging for free
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    Skype 2.6 for Android update: Photo and video messaging for free

    By 14 December 2011

    Skype has announced the launch of Skype 2.6 for Android, bringing with it a whole bunch of new features including photo and video messaging for free over Wi-Fi or your 3G network. Not only this but if you're lucky enough to own an Android device packing...

  • Teach your grandparents to use Skype
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    Teach your grandparents to use Skype

    By 8 December 2011

    The grandparent can be notoriously tricky customer when it comes to educating, particularly when that education is a lesson in technology, but, because you're a good person and this is the Good Christmas, you're going to give it a shot by giving them...

  • Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone pictures and hands-on
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    Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone pictures and hands-on

    By 29 November 2011

    Skype recently unleashed a couple of devices to get you all VoIPed up without even needing to turn on your PC; the Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone adapter and the GE Digital Cordless Expandable Telephone with Skype. Starting with the adapter and...

  • Facebook video calling dials into Skype
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    Facebook video calling dials into Skype

    By 18 November 2011

    Back in July, Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to announce the arrival of video chat, powered by Skype, into the social network. And now, the ability to video call your Facebook buddies has extended to the Skype software, meaning that you no longer need...