11/03/2011, To celebrate Internet Week Europe, Microsoft’s VoIP component, Skype, has announced that they will be giving away free Skype Access for that continent, in particular, the UK. Just what is Skype Access? It is a single-click Internet access feature, , across the UK for the duration of the Internet Week Europe festival. Prior to this announcement, you can pay for Wi-Fi access by the minute using Skype Access thanks to […]
10/21/2011, Since Microsoft purchased Skype earlier this year for a king’s ransom (to the tune of $8.5 billion to be exact), there was one question that constantly made its rounds online as well as offline – will Microsoft be incorporating the Skype VoIP software into future Windows Phone releases? The answer is still a definite yes according to industry insiders, but with regards to its status as a standalone application or […]
10/14/2011, Yesterday we reported that Skype has been officially acquired by Microsoft, and while it’s only been a day it looks like Microsoft has already released new versions of its Skype software. The new versions of Skype 5.5 and Skype 5.6 now no longer offer any third party tools or offers from one of Microsoft’s biggest rivals, Google. An understandable move, but let’s hope this doesn’t mean that Microsoft will bundle […]
10/13/2011, We all know that Microsoft picked up Skype for a cool $8.5 billion in May earlier this year, with boards of directors from both Microsoft and Skype having approved the acquisition previously. Well, not much was heard concerning this merger since then, but at least Microsoft has stepped forward at long last to welcome Skype to their fold in an official manner. Basically, Skype is now part of Microsoft, with […]
09/29/2011, Ever received or made a Skype video call to somebody who was on an airplane? I can’t say I have, but the folks over at MSNBC have, in a news segment shot yesterday. Time magazine’s senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, called up the studio via Skype while in the middle of a red eye flight, and gave his opinion on Chris Christie’s speech through a video call. Not to mention, […]
09/29/2011, It was just recently that we brought you word that Skype for iOS is now compatible with Bluetooth headsets, and here is another piece of juicy news – Skype for Android has hit version 2.5, which means it will be able to offer video support for another 14 Android-powered devices, meaning a grand total of 41 devices that can do video calls on-the-go using Skype is now available at your […]
09/27/2011, Do you happen to enjoy using Skype on the iPhone? If you do, surely you must have been wondering how come that app failed to support Bluetooth headsets for the longest time. Well, this is no longer the case, where Skype’s iOS app has been given a shot in its arm so that it will be able to support Bluetooth devices – headsets being the primary peripheral of choice, and […]
09/20/2011, Skype is well aware of the XSS vulnerability that is apparent in iOS apps, and the VoIP company (which has been bought up by Microsoft by the way) is working hard on the situation in order to make sure it gets fixed as soon as possible. Those who use Skype for iOS on the iPhone or iPod touch will need to be wary, as a cross-site scripting vulnerability hangs around […]
09/15/2011, Skype introduced Facebook integration in its IM/VoIP client not too long ago, but it was only available for Windows users, which meant that Mac users didn’t get the chance to use Facebook from within Skype itself. Starting today though, that has all changed. With Skype for Mac 5.4 Beta, Mac users will get the same Facebook integration that is found in Skype 5.5 for Windows. This means that Mac users […]
09/14/2011, If there’s one thing great about technology, it’s the ability to keep in touch with the people we care about even though they’re thousands of miles away. We’ve come a long way since the introduction of 320 x 240 webcams (remember those days?) and now HD video calling is slowly becoming the standard. HP’s latest entry to the webcam market, the HP Webcam HD 5210 is one such camera.
09/12/2011, [DEMO Fall 2011] Hookflash is an application for the iPad that combines group video conferencing and group messaging with features specific to corporate phone systems. Trent Johnsen, Hookflash co-founder and CEO promises that ”millions of iPad users will immediately have access to the powerful communication capabilities previously limited to expensive corporate telephone and video conferencing systems.”
08/31/2011, Skype loves making communication with your close and loved ones easier all the time – and their latest effort consists of the FREETALK Connect Me Home Phone Adapter, where it will let you enjoy a true blue Skype experience on your current handset. Yes sir, this is a hassle-free, plug-and-play solution which will allow your current phone to make free Skype-to-Skype calls, not to mention keeping mom who stays halfway […]
08/22/2011, Update: We have heard that Skype paid $85 million for GroupMe. That’s a tidy sum no matter how you scrutinize it for sure. Skype has flexed their financial muscles by picking up GroupMe, a group messaging service that was founded by Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci. No idea on how much the entire deal cost Skype, but with Microsoft already having purchased the VoIP software giant, it would make sense […]
08/11/2011, When Microsoft announced the purchase of Skype earlier this year, people immediately speculated about the company implementing it into Windows Phone. However it wasn’t officially mentioned by Skype or Microsoft until recently when Skype’s Vice President, Neil Stevens said that the company is planning to create something unique for the Windows Phone operating system.