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  • Facebook Messenger for Android receiving voice calling functionality
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    Facebook Messenger for Android receiving voice calling functionality

    By 27 March 2013

    Facebook has begun rolling out voice calling and voice message functionality on its Facebook Messenger for Android app to users in the UK. The Android functionality comes shortly after it was made available for UK iOS users earlier this week.  There's...

  • Facebook Messenger on iPhone gets voice-calling and messages in UK
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    Facebook Messenger on iPhone gets voice-calling and messages in UK

    By 25 March 2013

    Pocket-lint has been given a heads-up that UK iPhone owners will get voice calling and voice message functionality on their Facebook Messenger apps at some point today (25 March). The features have been in test in the US and Canada for a couple of months,...

  • 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...

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

    By 11 January 2013

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

    By 22 November 2012

    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
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    Skype suspends password resets after security hole discovered

    By 14 November 2012

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

    By 5 November 2012

    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
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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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Skype video calling hits the Honeycomb tabs
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    Skype video calling hits the Honeycomb tabs

    By 29 September 2011

    Skype for Android has received a major new update, adding a further 14 devices to the video calling party - including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom. The mobile video calling option landed for Android in June, but only on four handsets...

  • Skype Windows Phone 7 confirmed
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    Skype Windows Phone 7 confirmed

    By 27 September 2011

    Microsoft has confirmed that Skype will be coming to Windows Phone 7.5, dubbed Mango, as it looks to include as many social services as possible for users wanting to stay connected on the go. Already available on iPhone and Android, it is the first time...

  • Skype for iPhone and iPad dials in Bluetooth support
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    Skype for iPhone and iPad dials in Bluetooth support

    By 27 September 2011

    Skype has added a welcome addition to its iOS apps - both the iPhone and the iPad version of the Microsoft owned VoIP platform app now support Bluetooth. This means that you can use Skype when you're in the car (provided that you've got a decent 3G signal...

  • Facebook comes to Skype for Mac
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    Facebook comes to Skype for Mac

    By 15 September 2011

    Skype has added Facebook support to its Skype for Mac software, allowing users to chat with their Facebook friends without visiting the Facebook website. Mac uers keen to get a piece of the same Facebook-action that their PC Skype-using friends have no...

  • Skype 5.3 for Mac roars in with HD video chat
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    Skype 5.3 for Mac roars in with HD video chat

    By 9 August 2011

    Skype 5.3 for Mac has landed bringing with it support for Apple's new platform, Mac OS X Lion, and offering VoIPers access to HD video calling. Obviously you'll need a HD camera for that feature, but luckily Apple has hemmed one into its latest iMacs...

  • Skype video calling hits plethora of new Android devices
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    Skype video calling hits plethora of new Android devices

    By 4 August 2011

    Skype for Android has received a major update, adding 17 new devices to the video calling revolution. The mobile video calling option landed for Android in June, but only on four handsets - the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia...

  • Google takes on Skype with UK Gmail calling
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    Google takes on Skype with UK Gmail calling

    By 4 August 2011

    Back in August last year Google rolled out voice calling within Gmail for lucky Statesiders and now finally, almost a year later, the search giant has made the service available for the UK and 37 other countries. Calling from Gmail lets you dial up your...

  • Skype for iPad makes an official comeback
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    Skype for iPad makes an official comeback

    By 2 August 2011

    Skype for iPad has played continual app store hide and seek today but has now final made the decision to come out and play.  The application that "went live prematurely" has now returned, bringing with it a proper FaceTime alternative for Apple's tablet. ...

  • Skype iPad app gets pulled due to premature release
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    Skype iPad app gets pulled due to premature release

    By 2 August 2011

    The Skype video conferencing iPad app, which has just gone live, has now been pulled; according to the company this was down to the fact it "went live prematurely". The company stated that: "To ensure your best Skype experience, we’ve temporarily removed...

  • Skype 5.2 for Mac launched
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    Skype 5.2 for Mac launched

    By 5 July 2011

    It looks like Skype has managed to turn out yet another update to its now super slick Mac video calling software. The 5.2 release brings with it group screen sharing, meaning you can share all your exciting spreadsheets with your bestest pals. All this...