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Skype prepaid cards hit UK

Skype prepaid cards hit UK

Skype has rolled out prepaid cards for the UK market, making cellphone calls, text messaging, video calls, or WiFi hotspot access straightforward without a credit card. The new cards, which will be available in £10 and £20 values, will be offered at Asda, Currys, PC World, Sainsburys', and WHSmith across the UK, and can be used to pay for any of the VoIP client's premium services.

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Skype gets “always-on” feature for Windows Phone 8

Skype gets “always-on” feature for Windows Phone 8

This week Microsoft has announced that they're bringing on a whole new Skype app for their Windows Phone 8 app. This update allows Skype to be on always, or "always-on", as it were, not draining the battery as a normal app would. This is allowed quite simply because Microsoft owns the bulk of Skype, thus letting them work as close as possible with the developers running the show - integration as never before.

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Windows Phone 8 gets Live Apps for lock screen

Windows Phone 8 gets Live Apps for lock screen

This week Microsoft has introduced an update to Windows Phone 8 with a brand new set of features for their lock screen - starting with Live Apps. This update brings on a feature similar to what we're seeing with Windows 8, the desktop system being released here right at the same time as Windows Phone 8. Here with Live Apps comes a unique version of Facebook, made specifically for the Windows Phone 8 environment - personalization for your everyday first look at the smart mobile world.

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Skype v.6 released: Retina support and Facebook/Live Messenger integration

Skype v.6 released: Retina support and Facebook/Live Messenger integration

Skype has pushed out a new version for PC and Mac, v.6, which introduces Facebook Chat integration as well as Retina Display support for the OS X client. The updated VoIP and video calling app can now pull in Windows Live Messenger, Outlook.com, and Hotmail contacts, thanks to further Microsoft integration between its products, and in fact you no longer need a separate Skype account at all.

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Skype comes to Windows 8 with all new app

Skype comes to Windows 8 with all new app

Microsoft has already packed Windows 8 with a bunch of apps from the get-go, but one thing we haven't heard too much about is the company's Skype app for the new operating system. That all changed today, as Microsoft has officially unveiled its Skype for Windows 8 app, detailing all of the new features in a Big Blog post. Needless to say, if you're a Skype user who will be installing Windows 8 at the end of the week, you're in for a lot of new features.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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Skype users stalked by ransom trojan

Skype users stalked by ransom trojan

Skype has warned users to update to the latest version of the VoIP and video calling app, as well as to check their computer security settings, after a fast-spreading worm was spotted targeting the software. The worm, "Dorkbot," is being distributed via masked links sent out via Skype's instant messaging system, Trend Micro reports, co-opting the PC into a botnet and eventually demanding $200 from users in order to unlock their files else see them permanently deleted.

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Lumia 810 brings Nokia Windows Phone 8 magic to T-Mobile

Lumia 810 brings Nokia Windows Phone 8 magic to T-Mobile

The T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 810 has been introduced as an exclusive release on the carrier here in the USA with Windows Phone 8 at its side. This device will be working with a lovely 4.3-inch OLED WVGA Clear Black display as well as interchangeable shells on its back in both cyan and black - rather similar to the Nokia Lumia 820 with changeable shell for wireless charging as well. The difference between that device and this one appears to be slight - mostly a name-change, as it were.

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