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Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft seems to be finally starting to leverage Skype in a more intelligent way. The company is reportedly offering OEMs the opportunity to pre-install Skype on Windows PCs. The new OEM preinstallation kit allows Skype 5.8 to be silently installed on Windows 7. If OEMs choose that option, it would significantly bolster the number of users for the VOIP platform.

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Skype for Xbox 360 unlikely until 2013

Skype for Xbox 360 unlikely until 2013

Microsoft bought Skype in May last year for the large sum of $8.5 billion, but not much has come of the acquisition so far. A Skype application has made the jump to Windows Phone, which was met with mixed reactions, but so far the VOIP service hasn’t found its way into Microsoft’s ecosystem. Skype is said to be coming for the Xbox 360, but the crucial detail is when. Turns out you may not see it until next year.

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Nokia Lumia 610 restricted from more Windows Phone apps

Nokia Lumia 610 restricted from more Windows Phone apps

The Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 have made some waves across Europe and the United States, but one area that the Finnish smartphone manufacturer is keen to attack is the low-end of the market. Microsoft opened up Windows Phone to devices with lower specifications, prompting phones like the Lumia 610 with an 800Mhz processor and only 256MB of RAM to play with. Looks like Skype isn’t the only app having problems with the meagre amount of memory.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

While we obviously still haven't heard anything official about Microsoft's next-generation video game console, there has been no shortage of tips and insider leaks to point to rumors about what to expect. The latest comes from a job listing on Microsoft's official careers website. It suggests that Skype will be an integral part of the next Xbox.

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Nokia pulls Skype for Lumia 610

Nokia pulls Skype for Lumia 610

Microsoft’s latest update to Windows Phone, Tango, allowed phones running lower hardware specifications to run on the platform. The Nokia Lumia 610 is one such phone, but is the strategy backfiring already? Nokia has told users has told users that the Skype experience on the Lumia 610 isn’t up to par, and in the future the app won’t be available for download from the Windows Marketplace for that particular model.

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Skype looking into IP address discovery method

Skype looking into IP address discovery method

Skype has said today that it is investigating a method that can discover a user’s last known IP address when using the VOIP service. Information on how to unearth IP addresses was posted to Pastebin several days ago, which involved downloading a modified version of Skype 5.5 and enabling debug log file creation in the Windows registry settings.

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Skype 4.0 update hits iOS

Skype 4.0 update hits iOS

One of the most popular video chat applications on earth has been updated to version 4.0 for the iPhone and iPad, it here having several stability and user interface tweaks as it hits the airwaves. This application is a totally free download, as always, and works with your device's front-facing camera to allow you to video chat back and forth between mobile devices, desktop, and more. This application requires that you be running iOS version 4.3 or later as well - so update and update!

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Skype for PS Vita arrives today

Skype for PS Vita arrives today

Skype has announced a new version of its VoIP app for Sony's PS Vita, turning the gaming handheld into a portable internet phone over WiFi or 3G connections. Set to hit the PlayStation Store for US users today, and for Europe and Asia users tomorrow, the Skype app for Vita supports video calling as well as voice-only calls.

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