Skype archive

  • Skype for iPhone goes live, adds video calling, takes on FaceTime
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    Skype for iPhone goes live, adds video calling, takes on FaceTime

    By 30 December 2010

    As rumoured, Skype has confirmed that the new version of its iPhone application, launched on Wednesday, brings video calling to millions of mobile users around the globe over both 3G and WiFi networks. Available to download from the Apple App Store for...

  • Skype iPhone 3.0 to bring video calling to iPhone
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    Skype iPhone 3.0 to bring video calling to iPhone

    By 27 December 2010

    Skype is expected to bring video calling to the iPhone in the near future if a help document found on the company’s servers is anything to go by. Found this Christmas, the document details how users should go about making a video call from their Apple...

  • Skype: mega-supernodes coming to the rescue
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    Skype: mega-supernodes coming to the rescue

    By 22 December 2010

    Skype seems to be struggling to get itself going again, following some unexpected downtime which we brought you news of a couple of hours ago. Naturally, people have been in uproar that their favourite dependable, cuddly, free, VoIP and IM client is suddenly...

  • Skype goes down and Twitter goes crazy
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    Skype goes down and Twitter goes crazy

    By 22 December 2010

    If you were planning on calling up your relatives to check the Christmas travel arrangements on Skype, then tough-luck as the VoIP service has been down for the last half hour or so (as of 17:20 UK time). Twitter is buzzing with Skype complaints and #skype...

  • Facebook to offer video calling?
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    Facebook to offer video calling?

    By 29 November 2010

    When Skype 5.0 landed, bringing a pretty comprehensive Facebook tie-in with it, we dubbed it one of the "biggest web communication partnerships of all time". And whilst it's all well and good that you can see what your Facebook buddies are up to via your...

  • Skype Access free public Wi-Fi for all
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    Skype Access free public Wi-Fi for all

    By 5 November 2010

    Skype is getting into the spirit of Internet Week Europe, by announcing that it will be offering free Wi-Fi during the festival. What this means, is that from 8 November to 12 November, you'll be able to access the web for nowt when you're out and about...

  • Skype 5.0 for Mac beta dials in
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    Skype 5.0 for Mac beta dials in

    By 4 November 2010

    Skype 5.0 for Mac has finally arrived in beta, but unlike Microsoft users, fanboys won't be able to bring in their Facebook buddies - this feature, which hit Skype 5.0 for Windows last month, is missing from the release. However, there are a number of...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Apps
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Apps

    By 29 October 2010

    For this year's Pocket-lint Gadget Awards we've decided to rename the Best Software category as Best App where the term includes all kinds of software be it housed on your computer, your phone or even on the Internet. App is application in the fullest...

  • Skype 5.0 adds a full Facebook client
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    Skype 5.0 adds a full Facebook client

    By 14 October 2010

    It looks as if the rumour mongers were right with this one. Skype has just gone live with version 5.0 of its Windows software, and at the same time, declared its undying love for all things Facebook. In one of the biggest web communication partnerships...

  • Skype for iPhone goes "Offline"
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    Skype for iPhone goes "Offline"

    By 13 October 2010

    Skype has updated its iPhone app on Tuesday, bringing with it the ability to go into "Offline" mode so people can't see you are running your phone's battery down faster than needed, just because you can. The new feature is one of many listed along with...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Android
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    APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Android

    By 5 October 2010

    We normally roll out App of the Day slightly later, to give you a little respite from what is bound to have been a tedious day in the office, school, or just mincing around the streets. Whilst your day is probably just beginning, we’ve been beavering...

  • Skype for Android finally phones home
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    Skype for Android finally phones home

    By 5 October 2010

    After what seems like forever waiting, Skype has officially launched on Android. Owners of Android 2.1 and up devices, will now get access to the popular VoIP service through the Android Market. Android users will be able to stay connected to Skype whilst...

  • Skype to get Facebook friends
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    Skype to get Facebook friends

    By 29 September 2010

    There's rumours aplenty in webland that we could be in store for one of the biggest online partnerships in web history - Facebook and Skype. Reports suggest that the next stable release of Skype, version 5.0, will include Facebook Connect integration,...

  • New Skype for Windows beta adds 10 people video calling
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    New Skype for Windows beta adds 10 people video calling

    By 3 September 2010

    Skype has released an update to Skype for Windows on Friday, and according to the company it'll be bringing with it a range of new features. "The second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a number of changes both outside and in - most importantly, you can now...

  • Can Google VoIP overthrow Skype?
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    Can Google VoIP overthrow Skype?

    By 25 August 2010

    With internet giant Google reportedly testing out a VoIP service within Gmail, this could spell trouble for Skype. But there are other services available if you want to make web-based calls, and they've got plenty of ammo to give Skype a run for its money....

  • Google to take on Skype with VoIP service?
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    Google to take on Skype with VoIP service?

    By 25 August 2010

    Cnet is reporting that Google is testing a VoIP service within Gmail. The service would work via the Google Chat platform that is accessible from your inbox and would be a major kick in the teeth for Skype if it came to fruition. Sure, there are plenty...

  • Skype for iPhone now multitasks
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    Skype for iPhone now multitasks

    By 21 July 2010

    Skype has finally released an iOS 4 ready version of its Skype app for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, meaning users will be able to multitask with the app and take calls when the app isn't directly open. "In May, we upgraded our iPhone app to allow users...

  • Skype and Fring: The end of a beautiful friendship
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    Skype and Fring: The end of a beautiful friendship

    By 13 July 2010

    The fallout from Fring's decision to enable, then disable, 3G video calling via Skype seems set to run and run, with Skype hitting back at Fring's labelling of it as a coward and its claim that the VoIP giant had banned it from accessing the service....

  • Fring shuts down 3G calling on iPhone 4
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    Fring shuts down 3G calling on iPhone 4

    By 10 July 2010

    Well that was quick. Fring has swooped in and shut down iPhone 4 video calling on 3G with Fring. But before you cry foul, waving your arms in the air at Apple for yanking the app or mobile operators for restricting the service, it's actually Fring that...

  • VIDEO: Zuckerberg Skypes Cameron
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    VIDEO: Zuckerberg Skypes Cameron

    By 10 July 2010

    "Next time you're in town come and look us up", said David Cameron, the British prime minister, to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, as he finished a conference call over Skype. In what has to be one of the strangest videos to come out of Number 10...

  • SkypeKit beta brings Skype to all your apps and gadgets
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    SkypeKit beta brings Skype to all your apps and gadgets

    By 23 June 2010

    Having brought you the news last month that Skype was bringing group video calling to its service, the company looks to be spreading its wings with the announcement of Skypekit; an open SDK (software development kit) which will allow developers to integrate...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Skype welcomes Apple FaceTime, wants in
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    EXCLUSIVE: Skype welcomes Apple FaceTime, wants in

    By 8 June 2010

    Apple has dragged itself kicking and screaming into the new decade with the confirmation that it will be able to do what most phones have been able to do since 2004 in the UK - video calling. Still that hasn't stopped Skype exclusively confirming to...

  • Skype iPhone app dials in 3G calling
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    Skype iPhone app dials in 3G calling

    By 29 May 2010

    Skype has updated its iPhone app on Saturday, bringing with it the ability to make calls over 3G for the first time. The new update, version 2.0, was rolled out on Saturday 29 May and aside from promising to improve start-up time, adds the ability to...

  • Skype adds group video calling
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    Skype adds group video calling

    By 14 May 2010

    Skype has today released a beta version of its popular VoIP service that includes a preview of its new group video calling. For the time being it's free, but Skype has admitted that it is part of a new premium service line-up, although no prices have...

  • Skype chief says no plans for Windows Mobile 7
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    Skype chief says no plans for Windows Mobile 7

    By 13 May 2010

    Skype's Asia-Pacific vp Dan Neary delivered a hammer blow to the solar plexus of Microsoft's planned mobile OS comeback today, when he announced that the VoIP champion has no plans for a Windows Mobile 7 version of its massively popular software. Speaking...