Posts tagged Skype
Facebook recently announced the launch of their in-browser video calling powered by Skype. Some of the new features that will be supplementing the video feature include the following:
See The Friends You Message Most The new chat design includes a sidebar that lists the people you message most. Now it’s easier to find your friends and start a conversation. The sidebar adjusts with the size of your browser window, and it automatically appears when the window is wide enough.
Create a Group Chat Instantly We’re also launching multi-person chat, which is one of our most requested More >
We’re seeing Skype slowly work its way into becoming commonplace on newly released entertainment based technology such as TVs and Blu-Ray players. The company is also winning some adoption on pocket devices and with the recent acquisition of Qik, it very likely that we’ll see that rate of growth explode. But as for now Skype is focusing on taking over and connecting living rooms everywhere.
During CES, Skype was demoing its product many different types of home theater devices. Panasonic and LG have been on the bandwagon for quite awhile with product support for HD Skype calling, and it now More >
Skype didn’t waste any time clearing up rumors this year at CES 2011. It was thought that the company would be thinking about buying Qik by the end of the show but it turns out the deal is already in the final stages of completion. With the buying out of Qik, it seems that Skype has plans to revamp a few key areas of their business plan this year. The company has unveiled a new premium package for those looking to do more. The premium packages coming in time with the announcement of their new group video calling feature which gives customers the ability to correspond in groups, instead of More >
Skype has recently updated its iPhone app to include video calling over Wi-Fi and 3G. With Skype 3.0 you can make two-way video calls to other iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users. iOS users who don’t have front-facing cameras can still receive video but they can only transmit audio for obvious reasons. This version of Skype also allows for landscope mode as well as portrait mode.
If that wasn’t enough, making video calls to Mac and PC desktop users is now also possible with this updated version as well. You can now stay connected in a more personal way, even if you are at either end of the More >
Skype has been spreading the word that they have some video-related announcements heading our way for CES 2011, which is set to take place in just over a week. What they are probably referring to is video calling on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. The company is participating in an event titled “Video Calling Gets Ready for Primetime” and they have also recently put up a question and answer from one of their users. The user asked how they could make a video call from their iPhone using Skype. The company decided to answer the question with the following:
To make video calls with your More >
The folks over at TechCrunch are reporting that the popular voice service, Skype, is gearing up for a big cloud-based play. This would supposedly include web-based voice calling and possibly even video and chat services as well. In addition to the web move, Skype seems to also be focusing and setting the company’s sights on the enterprise world. With Google Voice now being available for Google Apps customers (and some sort of Enterprise-styled Google Voice service possibly in the works), everyone is wondering what Skype’s next move will be here. TechCrunch is throwing the idea of Skype More >
The iPod Touch is always seen as an iPhone but without the phone. With the lack of in-built cellular data access, it may not really be as mobile a device as can be. With an increasing number of cloud-based apps on the App Store, this lack of cellular data access could turn out to be a significant problem. It comes as no surprise that the mobile hotspot devices like Verizon’s MiFi are pretty popular among users who are looking to use an iPod Touch while they are on the move.
India’s Home Ministry recently told BBC that “any company with a telecoms network should be accessible” to the country’s security services. This means that Google and Skype could be the next target. India says it needs to be able to tap into such communications in order to prevent potential terrorism threats. Since Google’s Gmail uses encryption and Skype is a proprietary protocol, the Indian government would have no way to tap into either of them should the need arise. It seems to be a very similar situation to what RIM was previously facing so we could be looking at a case where India is More >
If you were running Skype on a jailbroken iPhone iOS 4 / 4.0.1 with JailbreakMe 2.0, you must have realized that there are several issues with the app. Saurik just released a new update for Mobile Substrate that brings us to version 0.9.3226-2, in order to fix issues in Skype. It readily fixes broken “view full profile” and multitasking (which includes tapping on the red bar) works flawlessly as well.
Several VoIP apps have managed to work in this functionality since Apple and AT&T started allowing it to last year, but the official Skype app has been a notable holdout. Two months after Skype started doing 3G calls on Android with Verizon, there’s a 2.0 version of the app for iPhone that brings voice calls over 3G at last. Mobile iPhone calls are currently free until August. Afterwards you will need a “mobile subscription.” We’re currently testing out the app as we write this and it seems to work just as well as any other 3G VoIP app that we’ve tried. It is ordinary and nothing More >