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Skype posted a warning on Friday, indicating that their Android app has a security vulnerability. Malicious third-party apps can access locally stored Skype files. These files include cached profile information and instant messages. Android Police appears to be the first to discover the vulnerability. Interestingly, it appears that the vulnerability... Read more...
Skype has taken a lot of heat recently for an underwhelming showing with Skype 5 for Mac, but the company is still doing a lot of things right. In an effort to move forward and spread their wings a bit, Skype has today announced an initiative to connect teachers and classrooms around the world, and it could definitely... Read more...
If you've heard of video calling, you've probably heard of Qik. It's a rapidly expanding startup, looking to catch up with Skype and take advantage of the sudden urge to video chat now that 4G services are becoming more available. But to dominate the world, you need to be available on the iPhone. That's where Qik's new application comes into... Read more...
Skype is just blowing up. It's easily the most popular VoIP service on the market today, and it's trickling out to products that Skype founders probably never assumed it would from the get-go. Just a year after Skype came to HDTVs everywhere, Panasonic is now expanding their service by revealing that Skype will also come to Blu-ray players.... Read more...
The way people communicate has changed drastically, and Skype has played a major role in that. The VoIP calling company has made it easier than ever to dial up anyone, regardless of where they are, and with over 20 million people logged in each day, it's easy to see why this revolution is only growing. While mobile clients have obviously been... Read more...
Who could ever seen this coming? The deal, sure, but more than that, Skype taking over the communications world? It has only taken Skype a few years to really go from being a VoIP startup to being a world-recognized name for calling. Recently, the company announced that they hit a record 27 million simultaneous connections, and on any given... Read more...
There's just no question about it: Skype is really killing it. It's the go-to name in VoIP communications, and it's hard to find someone these days with a smartphone that hasn't at least heard of Skype. In fact, most have probably used it at least once. And with 4G technologies coming to light, it's obvious that Skype... Read more...
Apple iPhone users have been waiting a long time for this, and just in time to call up your best friend on New Year's Eve and communicate via video instead of just voice, Skype has delivered video calling to the iPhone. Before now, Skype was only useful for VoIP calling and messaging. Skype video calling is a feature, but it was reserved for... Read more...
Blame it on older Windows clients. That's the verdict, forensically, from Skype's investigation into what caused the recent massive Skype outage. Skype is a P2P service, and relies on supernodes, which exist outside firewalls, for its directory service. The current Windows version of Skype is 5.0.0.156. However, a bug in 5.0.0.152 caused those... Read more...
VoIP mobile applications have been around for nearly as long as app stores have existed, and Skype alone has seemingly taken over that industry. But there are other options out there, like Fring. Today, another new alternative has come to light, and it may be the most powerful and attractive of all. The app is called... Read more...
Mac users, you aren't being snubbed any longer. Today, Skype for Mac has been revealed in Beta, bringing the same features that version 5.0 already delivered on the PC side to OS X users. The new Skype 5.0 for Mac introduces a revised user interface, and as Skype says, a "more Mac-like experience." For example, the... Read more...
These days, people don't "call each other." They simply "Skype." Skype is definitely making a mark in how people communicate, and with more and more people signing up for their VoIP services each and everyday, it's becoming harder to ignore. The service just keeps getting better with each release, and today Skype... Read more...
It was just a couple of days ago that Skype introduced its Skype for Android app, and there was much rejoicing. But U.S. users were singularly blocked from using Skype over 3G networks, except Verizon users. American Android users could only use it via Wi-Fi even though folks in other nations had no such restrictions (although the app isn't... Read more...
You can now use your Android-based phone to make Skype calls. The Skype for Android app lets you make calls to Skype accounts, mobile phones, or landlines. You can also send and receive text messages using the application when you're communicating with Skype friends. “The Skype experience is ubiquitous today. More and more people are... Read more...
Skype and Fring haven't exactly been best buds of late, and things probably won't get any better after this announcement. Fring has announced its new FringOut service, which not-so-subtly is along the lines of SkypeOut, allowing users to make phone calls to landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world. Formerly, Fring's best asset was Skype... Read more...
We know that Google is constantly experimenting with new ideas, and rolling them out as they come to fruition. Thus, on Wednesday, we saw another feature come to Gmail, which Google seems to be focusing on as a communications center. While you have been able voice chat to other Gmail users through Gtalk for some time, how about this: voice... Read more...
Skype has filed with the SEC for an initial public offering that the companies hope will raise as much as $100 million. The IPO offering will be managed by Goldman, Sachs; J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and others. The share price and the number of them to be issued to the public has not yet been disclosed. Last year, eBay sold 65 percent of... Read more...
There's no question that more and more smartphone users are using their data services more often than voice services. And with the popularity of texting on the rise, actually calling someone has become an event that happens far less frequently than it used to. And even when you do call someone, there's a good chance... Read more...
It's never pretty watching two nerds duke it out, and as is often the case, a would-be battle turns into a lot of awkward posturing. That's currently what's going on between Fring, who last week released an updated iPhone app allowing iPhone 4 owners to make 2-way video calling over Wi-Fi or 3G, and Skype, who may rank as Fring's least biggest... Read more...
There's just no question that Skype has revolutionized calling, and has basically delivered VoIP to the mainstream. Before Skype, VoIP was mostly used to make intracompany calls and teleconference calls, but few consumers bothered with it. The setup was simply too difficult, and there was no unified way to actually... Read more...
Here's some interesting news. Skype, which has grown to become the go-to VOIP application for mobile and desktop use, is no stranger to Verizon Wireless. Various Android handsets have been able to use Skype for awhile now, with the Droid and Droid Incredible being two in particular. But frankly, smartphone use of... Read more...
It's only been four days since Skype launched a new version of their Web app for the iPhone platform, and already it has been downloaded nearly 5 million times. The latest release allows iPhone owners to make and receive Skype-to-Skype calls over their 3G data connection, as well as call mobile and landlines at low rates. According to Reuters,... Read more...
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