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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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Skype for Windows Phone drops beta but still half-baked

Skype for Windows Phone drops beta but still half-baked

Skype for Windows Phone has grown up, dropped its "beta" label, and begun offering free VoIP calls to users of handsets like Nokia's Lumia 800 and 900. First released in preview form back in February, the full v1.0 app is a free download from the Windows Phone Marketplace, and supports video calling, contact management and lower-cost SkypeOut calls to landline and mobile numbers.

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Skype for Xbox confirmed in Microsoft job listings

Skype for Xbox confirmed in Microsoft job listings

Just the other day we saw a job post indicating that Microsoft was looking for someone to help work on a version of Skype for the web, and a new listing revolves around Skype too. The latest career opportunity will involve bringing Skype to the Xbox platform. Microsoft is looking to fill two roles related to the project, the first being a software developer, and the second an engineer manager.

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Microsoft job listing points to Skype web app

Microsoft job listing points to Skype web app

Microsoft purchased Skype for the tidy sum of $8.5 billion back in May 2011. Since then, not a lot has changed. Most people expected Microsoft to integrate Skype into Windows Phone, or at least provide a standalone app, but neither has come to fruition. What else is the software giant planning? As it turns out, they may be bringing full Skype access to a web browser near you.

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Skype gets iPad Retina Display upgrade

Skype gets iPad Retina Display upgrade

Skype for iPad has been updated to work with the new iPad's Retina Display graphics, though the video quality supported in the app itself still lags behind what many notebooks - including Apple's own MacBook Pro - can offer. The free VoIP and video calling app, now at version 3.8, is still limited by the quality of the new iPad's front-facing camera, which has been left unchanged from the iPad 2. That means it tops out at VGA quality, rather than 720p HD.

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Apple job ad hints at telephony service

Apple job ad hints at telephony service

Apple is looking for people who are good at telephony software. Maybe too good. In fact, some are suggesting that perhaps Apple is planning on launching its own mobile voice and data infrastructure, thus eliminating the need to sell iPhones through Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T and potentially flip the mobile carrier market completely on its head. All this from a couple job postings. But when it comes to Apple, we expect grand speculation based on small evidence.

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Skype for Mac gets updated with new features

Skype for Mac gets updated with new features

Mac users who like to use Skype frequently will appreciate the new update that landed yesterday. The new update brings Skype to version 5.6 on the Mac. Along with bug fixes, the update brings a couple new features that may be particularly interesting to Mac notebook users. One of the new features is the ability to delete part or all of a conversation in one click.

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Skype’s 35 million concurrent users sets new record

Skype’s 35 million concurrent users sets new record

It looks like Microsoft's acquisition of Skype is starting to pay off in spades. The video chatting software has just set a new record for itself, climbing its way to a highly impressive 35 million users using its audio and video conferencing platform at the same time.

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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Skype for Windows Phone hits beta

Skype for Windows Phone hits beta

Skype has announced that the beta version of the Skype for Windows Phone app is now available for download. The app was officially announced today at Mobile World Congress, and Skype said the gold version will be available in April. The new app supports some of the most important features that users of Skype expect with a clean interface.

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