07/04/2011, It has recently been reported that come July 6th, Facebook will be announcing a tie-up with Skype which would allow users on Facebook to video chat via the website. Since Facebook has already been integrated with Skype, it would be a logical assumption that Skype could see itself being integrated into Facebook too. As it stands, Facebook has over 750 million active subscribers, compared to Skype’s 170 million, which would […]
07/01/2011, AVG has just issued new warning to all Skype users, informing them about the recent rise in Vishing attacks. In case you were wondering what “Vishing” was (don’t worry, I was too before I read the warning), it is a new form of attack that’s been plaguing users of the popular VoIP service. It is basically a voice variation of the common phishing scam.
06/30/2011, Skype for Android’s latest release apparently supports only a bunch of other handsets – the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S. Trust the ever enterprising spirit of mankind to hack said version to include video call support on all the other non-listed Android-powered smartphones. The particular version that we’re referring to was released with the Samsung Galaxy S2 in mind, […]
06/30/2011, The Skype team is more than happy to announce that they will be making available video calls in the latest Android app, letting users share tender moments wherever they are – hopefully they are tethered to a decent Internet connection, of course. It will play nice over both Wi-Fi and 3G connections, and with this new Android app, you are able to make and receive free Skype one-to-one video calls […]
06/28/2011, After a year-long push by the Republicans in the House of Representatives, it looks like they finally got what they want. It has been reported that the members of the House of Representatives will be allowed to use VoIP services like ooVoo and Skype for official communications.
06/26/2011, Tired of being limited to only chatting with Facetime over the iPad 2? Well, we’ve got some great news for you. The folks over at Mac Rumors managed to get their hands on a video clip demonstrating Skype for iPad that was allegedly posted on Skype’s YouTube channel and then quickly removed. Fortunately, a YouTube user named @trackizmy1 captured it and put it back online. At the moment there is […]
06/22/2011, The phone booth is such a classic icon, not only used by Clark Kent to change into his Superman outfit in, or to film the movie, or to take photos with, but has also been one of the more iconic “structures” that people would use to identify with Britain. In a fusion of the old and the new, Prof. Michael Shaughnessy decided to convert the phone booth into something a little more […]
06/21/2011, How many of you are fans of using Gtalk video chat on your Google Chrome web browser? If the idea of video calling through a web app floats your boat (one less program to launch on your computer, and even Chrome OS users can benefit from this) you’re in luck. Google has plans to add real-time communication abilities into the Chrome browser itself. This will allow users to make video […]
06/20/2011, Earlier this year, Skype announced that its instant messenger program would have Facebook integration, where users will be able to add friends from Facebook, update their statuses, and even check updates. Skype was released with those features, and it seems that it isn’t enough. Skype has officially announced on its blog the release of the latest beta of Skype for Windows: version 5.5.
06/20/2011, As most of us already know, Microsoft has not too long ago paid a very cool $8.5 billion for the acquisition of Skype and its technologies. While the merger has not actually gone through yet, it looks like Skype is letting some of their executives go in order to avoid payouts. Among those dismissed are Vice Presidents David Gurle, Christopher Dean, Russ Shaw and Don Albert. Chief Marketing Officer Doug Bewsher and […]
06/20/2011, Ever wondered just how Skype would be integrated into webOS? Well, for those who are curious can kill the cat now – don’t worry about the feline, it will have another 8 more lives to go anyways. Just check out the image on the side to know just how the Pre 3 is going to look like with Skype running. It does seem to be rather similar to Google Voice […]
06/13/2011, While Skype hasn’t been extremely reliable in recent months, it’s still one of the most popular VoIP services around and it certainly is very active when it comes to expanding onto every platform out there. From PCs to smartphones, to tablets, Skype can be accessed from pretty much any device available. One of the latest devices to get Skype have been smart TVs, and now it looks like it’ll be […]
06/07/2011, It looks like Skype is down – yet again. A quick search on Twitter reveals that quite a number of people all over the world are experiencing the same issue. At the moment, we’re uncertain what the problem is, and Skype has yet to issue an update about the reason for the downtime. These outages are getting pretty frequent of late, and it’s definitely not going down to well with […]
06/03/2011, In the latest news that will probably make one of the world’s most popular VoIP services pretty unhappy, a freelance researcher named Efim Bushmanov has undertaken the goal of reverse engineering Skype and turning it into an open source program. Beyond his explanation of trying to figure out why Skype is “today’s trend”, it’s not clear why he wants to make the program open source. According to his blog, this […]