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Skype iPhone video calls could eat AT&T data plan in under an hour

Skype iPhone video calls could eat AT&T data plan in under an hour

Skype's new video call functionality in the updated iPhone app works, but it could have a significant impact on your data usage every month. Unlike Apple's own Face Time video calling, which only works over WiFi connections, the new Skype for iPhone video calls can be made over a 3G connection. However, 9 to 5 Mac found that those cellular video calls churn through a whopping 3.4MB of 3G data per minute.

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Skype Continues to Hint at Video Calling on the Move

Skype Continues to Hint at Video Calling on the Move

Earlier in the week, Skype had some documents find their way onto the Internet, of which a few of them seemed to outline the possibility that the company was getting ready to launch video calling on the iPhone. The fact that Verizon's name was included only helped to fuel the rumors and anticipation. And by now, we know that Skype will have some kind of video calling announcement to make in Las Vegas in just a few days, at CES 2011. But, the company isn't slowing down, and they've even launched a new "What's Next" page, where they're fine showing you all sorts of neat teases about what's to come.

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Verizon iPhone Skype Mobile app tipped for WiFi/3G video calling; iPad Skype imminent?

Verizon iPhone Skype Mobile app tipped for WiFi/3G video calling; iPad Skype imminent?

Leaked Skype documents seem to confirm a Verizon iPhone along with an incoming version of the VoIP that will support video calls on the handset. According to a Japanese-language FAQ [translated] on Skype's site, the new app will support video calls over WiFi and 3G; Apple's own Face Time video call system only supports WiFi. It's unclear if AT&T will be supporting Skype over 3G, or if this is simply a move by Verizon to better differentiate their much-rumored version of the iPhone, though the fact that the support document is called "Skype Mobile for Verizon" suggests the latter is the case.

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Samsung Transform for Sprint Landing in Stores October 10th

Samsung Transform for Sprint Landing in Stores October 10th

And to wrap it up, Sprint announced today the upcoming availability of the next Android-based handset from Samsung to launch on the Sprint network, the Samsung Transform. Featuring a slide-out landscape QWERTY keyboard, the Transform is similar to the previously released Epic 4G, but obviously there's a few "missing" features in this variation of the design.

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Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

As far as rumors go, Cisco's video conferencing set-up meant for the general consumer has been at the top of the list for a few months now. Cisco has finally come forward with an official announcement today, pulling the curtain off their brand new HD video conferencing system, now called Umi. As far as hardware goes, you'll have a couple of things set up around your TV, but that's a small price to pay for being able to talk to your loved ones on your TV.

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Movie Review – Going the Distance

Movie Review – Going the Distance

This past weekend, I saw two movies. One was a completely unrealistic piece of cinema trash with stale characters and a script that seemed to have been made up on the spot. The other was "Machete." That's right. Of the two, I could more easily believe in Danny Trejo as an ex-Federale-turned-asssassin-landscaper than believe in the relationship that Drew Barrymore carried on with the "I'm a Mac" guy. It wasn't just a bad movie, it was a betrayal of its content and of the, ahem, heritage that these two actors bring to the screen.

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Qik planning Apple Face Time support

Qik planning Apple Face Time support

Video chat specialist Qik has confirmed that it plans to integrate Apple Face Time compatibility into its software, just as soon as Apple publishes the necessary APIs.  The decision will see Android devices such as the HTC EVO 4G able to make and receive video calls with Apple hardware such as the iPhone 4 and iPod touch, together with Symbian and other platforms.

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FaceTime to use Apple ID & email for iPod touch & iPad users?

FaceTime to use Apple ID & email for iPod touch & iPad users?

Details on how Apple will apparently handle FaceTime video calls to devices such as the iPod touch, iPad and desktop systems which lack a phone number have leaked to BGR.  According to their "reliable" source, users will register their Apple ID to their device and then associate one or more email addresses to that ID; making a call will therefore be as simple as choosing the email address of your contact.

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