Skype archive

  • Skype service falls over worldwide
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    Skype service falls over worldwide

    By 26 May 2011

    Skype is suffering from severe problems worldwide, with many reporting that their PC clients are crashing out completely. Others state that they can't log on, and the Skype online webpages are continually showing up with "Service Unavailable" holding...

  • Panasonic DMP-BDT210   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic DMP-BDT210 review

    By 19 May 2011

    After the online content hubs of last year, is the next big thing in Blu-ray players iPhone control? It seems a bit harsh on the squillions of Android phone owners, but Panasonic has fitted its latest high-end 3D Blu-ray deck with an iPhone app as well...

  • Bill Gates pushed Microsoft to buy Skype
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    Bill Gates pushed Microsoft to buy Skype

    By 18 May 2011

    Bill Gates seems to be still pushing the right buttons at Microsoft, after it’s emerged that the former CEO of Microsoft was the main advocate of the company’s takeover of Skype. "I was a strong proponent at the board level for the deal being done,"...

  • Microsoft dials in Skype for a cool $8.5 billion
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    Microsoft dials in Skype for a cool $8.5 billion

    By 10 May 2011

    Reports suggest that Microsoft have done a deal to acquire Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion. Last week Pocket-lint told you how Facebook was considering a Skype "tie-up" and that Mark Zuckerberg "has been involved in internal discussions about buying...

  • Best iPad 2 apps
    Tablets

    Best iPad 2 apps

    By 6 May 2011

    So you've got an iPad 2, and now you need to fill it with lovely iPad apps. But with 65,000 apps available just for the iPad what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the new features of the iPad 2.  We've scoured the massive...

  • Is Skype on Facebook's shopping list?
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    Is Skype on Facebook's shopping list?

    By 5 May 2011

    We all know that Facebook added Skype to its friend list last year, when the massively popular VoIP client added full Facebook integration into version 5.0 of its Windows platform, but could that friendship be about to blossom much further? Perhaps even...

  • Sony KDL-32CX523   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-32CX523 review

    By 3 May 2011

    Sony is back with one of its first offerings for 2011, and it’s a budget belter. Lacking any kind of upmarket panel tech, you’ll have to make do with regular LCD (no sign of any LED backlighting here), but elsewhere there are plenty of features to...

  • Skype puts you on TV with Sony Bravia
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    Skype puts you on TV with Sony Bravia

    By 28 April 2011

    Making a phone call is so 19th century. And even making a call on a mobile is like, so, 20th century. These days darlings, it's all about video calling on your TV. It's as if The Jetsons is coming true. And now you can make calls with your Bravia TV after...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Qik Video Connect (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Qik Video Connect (Android)

    By 26 April 2011

    If you've got yourself a fancy new Android handset with a front-facing cam, then chances are you'll be looking around for a decent video calling app to make the most of it. Well, this could be your lucky day as Qik Video Connect is now available to all...

  • Skype patches Android security hole
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    Skype patches Android security hole

    By 20 April 2011

    Skype has pulled out all the stops over the past few days and released an update to it's Android app, after finding a security vulnerability on Friday that allowed nefarious third-party applications possible access to Skype users' data. “After a weekend...

  • When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?
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    When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?

    By 20 April 2011

    If you ordered an iPad 2 on launch day then hopefully you should have it with you by now but what next? Apple's 2nd-gen tablet isn't all that different to the first iPad. Sure it's slimmer, lighter and faster, but the only other real change in terms of...

  • Skype Android security vulnerability confirmed
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    Skype Android security vulnerability confirmed

    By 15 April 2011

    Using Skype on your Android phone? Well you might want to think about that move a little bit longer, after Skype has admitted there is a loophole in the app that would allow third-party apps to gain access to the Skype app. “It has been brought to...

  • Skype 5.3 update for Windows improves iPhone video quality
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    Skype 5.3 update for Windows improves iPhone video quality

    By 7 April 2011

    Skype has rolled out a new update for Windows (Skype 5.3) that fixes a number of small problems and improves the quality of video received from mobile devices; iPhone, iPad 2, Android and the like. Other fixes and improvements include issues with unsent...

  • Sony adds Skype to Blu-ray player, alongside new 2.1 home cinema systems
    Home Cinema

    Sony adds Skype to Blu-ray player, alongside new 2.1 home cinema systems

    By 5 April 2011

    Sony is continuing its push to make the Blu-ray player do everything else besides playing a Blu-ray disc, with the company announcing that its latest flagship Blu-ray offering - the BDP-S780 - will also come with Skype built in. The new feature is yet...

  • Skype 5 for Mac becomes Skype 5.1 for Mac
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    Skype 5 for Mac becomes Skype 5.1 for Mac

    By 24 March 2011

    Skype has updated it’s Mac app on Thursday fixing a number of bugs along the way. Key updates from this release include the ability for participants in group calls to easily identify active speakers, and the ability to select recent called numbers...

  • Augmented reality in action - social networking
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    Augmented reality in action - social networking

    By 4 March 2011

    We’ve spent the last few days on AR Week at Pocket-lint not just looking at the lengths we go can go with augmented reality but what we can get it to do for us. We’ve picked the brains of the top minds in the field in a series of interviews but each...

  • Jabra Extreme - For PC hands-on
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    Jabra Extreme - For PC hands-on

    By 15 February 2011

    Jabra is currently in the process of unleashing a whole range of consumer VoIP-specific accessories onto the market, including a mass market version of its, previously, business-centric Speak 410 conference call-friendly speakerphone. But that still requires...

  • Skype for Mac 5 hands-on
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    Skype for Mac 5 hands-on

    By 27 January 2011

    Huzzah, Skype 5 for Mac has come out of beta, and into the bona-fide real world of a finished product, but should you upgrade? Pocket-lint goes hands-on to find out. Quit your current copy of Skype for Mac, install the new one and double click on the...

  • Skype free group video calling trial ends
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    Skype free group video calling trial ends

    By 12 January 2011

    Skype has been sending out emails to its users stating that the free group video trial period has ended and that a premium subscription is now required if you want to keep on using the service. You can still sign up for a 7-day free trial if you haven't...

  • iPhone video feature leads to Skype record numbers
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    iPhone video feature leads to Skype record numbers

    By 11 January 2011

    Following its recent problematic supernode-induced outage, which we're sure it would like to just forget, Skype has been enjoying quite a purple patch. It recently announced that it was buying out Qik for $150 million, and there is also the small matter...

  • Skype buys Qik for $150 million
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    Skype buys Qik for $150 million

    By 7 January 2011

    Qik, the video calling solution for many BlackBerry and Android users, has been bought out by VoIP giant Skype for a reported $150 million (earlier reports has suggested a price-tag $50 less than this). Skype announced the takeover during its presentation...

  • HTC Sense sees integrated Android Skype video chat
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    HTC Sense sees integrated Android Skype video chat

    By 6 January 2011

    iOS4 users recently got to enjoy Skype video chat with an update to the popular VoIP service, starting murmurs of malcontent among Android users (those with compatible devices that is…) We’ve just had our hands on the new 4G HTC ThunderBolt and were...

  • Skype-enabled TV lineup grows at CES
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    Skype-enabled TV lineup grows at CES

    By 6 January 2011

    After introducing Skype-enabled TVs at last year's CES 2010, Skype has now increased the range of TVs available to buy with its face to face communication at CES 2011. Sony and Vizio plan on shipping Skype-enabled Sony BRAVIA and VIZIO VIA TVs during...

  • iPhone Skype video calling uses 3.4MB per minute
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    iPhone Skype video calling uses 3.4MB per minute

    By 30 December 2010

    By now you're probably aware that Skype video calling over 3G is possible, but do you know how much of your data plan the new feature is using up? Probably not, but you'll soon find out if you over use it and you get a hefty bill from your mobile network...

  • Skype iPhone video calling hands-on
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    Skype iPhone video calling hands-on

    By 30 December 2010

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint all about Skype 3.0 launching in the App Store, bringing video calling over 3G slap bang onto the iPhone. Heck, you may have even taken it for a spin already, testing it out over 3G and Wi-Fi to see if it lives...