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Skype for iOS updates with automatic call recovery, IM improvements

Skype for iOS updates with automatic call recovery, IM improvements

Today Skype released an update for the iPhone and iPad, both of which are getting some exclusive new features. Both devices now have automatic call recovery, meaning that dropped calls will result in an automatic redialing right away. There's also a fix to IM conversations, that make them appear in the correct order this time around, and finally a new opt-in/out selector when registering in the app.

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Skype: We’re not powering Facebook’s Messenger phone calls

Skype: We’re not powering Facebook’s Messenger phone calls

Facebook's new Messenger voice call feature, offering free VoIP over WiFi, is not powered by Skype's technology the company has confirmed, despite previous partnerships between the two. The new voice-calling Messenger app, which Facebook unveiled this week, does not rely on Skype's back-end technology, Skype told SlashGear today. Facebook expects to roll out the feature to iOS users in the US over the course of the next few days.

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Logitech K725-C keyboard adds VoIP Caller ID screen and controls

Logitech K725-C keyboard adds VoIP Caller ID screen and controls

Logitech has outed a new keyboard, the UC Solution for Cisco 725-C, complete with dedicated VoIP controls and a caller ID display. The new 'board - which Logitech says pairs up neatly with its C920-C webcam and M525-C wireless mouse - is designed specifically to work with Cisco's Jabber service, allowing users to throw out their desk phone and instead handle incoming and outgoing calls, voicemails, and more from their PC peripherals.

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Facebook rolling out free voice calling for iPhone users in the US

Facebook rolling out free voice calling for iPhone users in the US

Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a limited beta of sorts that introduced voice messaging and voIP calling in Canada. However, it looks like the testing of the feature went rather well, because just a couple weeks later, Facebook is now launching free voice calling to iPhone users in the US.

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Facebook adds free Voice Messaging and limited VoIP to Messenger app

Facebook adds free Voice Messaging and limited VoIP to Messenger app

Both iOS and Android users will be seeing an update for their Facebook Messenger app starting today, one that will allow them to begin use Facebook's own flavor of Voice Messaging. This feature is included in the download for all while Canada specifically gets a unique opportunity to work with VoIP in a sort of beta test of the service. The Canadian VoIP test will be working with iOS only (at the start) while Voice Messaging is set to hit Android and iOS all at once.

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BBM Voice brings WiFi calling to BlackBerry

BBM Voice brings WiFi calling to BlackBerry

RIM has released BlackBerry Messenger 7 (BBM 7) complete with BBM Voice support, adding WiFi calling to the popular messaging service. The new app, headed to the BlackBerry App World today, currently works with BlackBerry OS 6 devices and above, and as well as allowing for simple switching between text messages and voice calls, adds several other new features.

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Orange Libon app pushes HD voice (since other carriers don’t seem to care)

Orange Libon app pushes HD voice (since other carriers don’t seem to care)

Orange has launched Libon for iOS, pushing HD voice calls via app after apparently getting impatient for all other networks to implement the better quality audio. The free download - which will work on all carriers, and is headed to Android in early Q1 2013 - supports HD calls between Libon users over a 3G or WiFi connection, as well as personalized voicemail and voice-to-text transcription of messages.

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Skype launches gift cards just in time for the holidays

Skype launches gift cards just in time for the holidays

Skype is doing its part this time of year to make it easier for its users to get a hold of their loved ones during the holiday season. Last week, they offered free calling for an entire month, but you only had one day to claim the deal. The next best thing is gift cards, which Skype just launched today.

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Skype offering free international calling for one month

Skype offering free international calling for one month

If you're looking for a way to get a hold of your relatives who are in a different country, and aren't wanting to pay a whole lot in international calling fees, Skype is offering free international calling for one month, as well as free calling to landline and mobile phones. However, in order to claim it, you have act by the end of the day or the deal will be gone.

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Skype patches account hijack that affected “a small number of users”

Skype patches account hijack that affected “a small number of users”

Skype has fixed the loophole allowing accounts to be compromised with little more than an email address, claiming that only "a small number of users" may have been impacted by the flaw. In a new statement, the Microsoft-owned VoIP company said that it had "made updates to the password reset process" after temporarily blocking the feature in response to the alert.

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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 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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