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Skype Video Messaging service goes live in UK and US

Skype Video Messaging service goes live in UK and US

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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... >>

BT SmartTalk lets you make calls from your smartphone on your BT landline account

BT SmartTalk lets you make calls from your smartphone on your BT landline account

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BT has introduced a new service called BT SmartTalk, which it claims can save you money by offering access to your BT landline tariff for calls placed on your mobile phone.  The BT SmartTalk service works through a free app to essentially give you a... >>

Orange launches Libon, free HD calls service for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - coming to Android 2013

Orange launches Libon, free HD calls service for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - coming to Android 2013

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Officially launched by Orange today, Libon is an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch application that, like Viber and Skype (to an extent), allows you to make high-definition calls over an internet connection for free. It's available on the iTunes App Store... >>

Skype suspends password resets after security hole discovered

Skype suspends password resets after security hole discovered

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Earlier today, a security flaw was discovered in Skype that could allow hackers to access your account using only your username and email address. They could then reset your password and change it to anything they wanted. First posted on a Russian forum,... >>

Skype prepaid cards hit UK high street stores, including Asda and Sainsburys

Skype prepaid cards hit UK high street stores, including Asda and Sainsburys

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Skype has signed deals with several top UK high street shops which will sell prepaid cards for the video calling service. Available in £10 and £20 denominations, the cards will be stocked in 1,400 Asda, Sainsburys, Currys, PC World and WHSmith stores... >>

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

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

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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

Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling

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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... >>

Skype 5.8 for Windows dials in 1080p HD calling

Skype 5.8 for Windows dials in 1080p HD calling

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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.... >>

Skype for Mac 5.5 beta update brings calling UI improvements

Skype for Mac 5.5 beta update brings calling UI improvements

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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... >>

Cisco kills Umi, its US Skype alternative

Cisco kills Umi, its US Skype alternative

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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... >>