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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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Comcast Xfinity Voice gets voice calls and texting via Wi-Fi

Comcast Xfinity Voice gets voice calls and texting via Wi-Fi

Comcast has added new features to its Xfinity Voice service. The new features will put the service in a better position to compete with Google Voice and Skype. One of the new features is called Voice 2go and allows users to make phone calls and send text messages from their home phone number at no cost over any available Wi-Fi network.

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TU Me iOS app combines VOIP, text and social for free

TU Me iOS app combines VOIP, text and social for free

There's a lot of alternatives to traditional voice communication these days, but part of the problem with them is that they're all in addition to your standard phone calls and text messages. The new TU Me app for iOS attempts to combine all your communications into a single hub, for free. It's an admirable goal, and one that's certain to get the attention of Skype and similar services, since calling other TU Me users over VOIP is free for the time being.

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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 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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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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MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS has been forced to delay its launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) until the second half of this year, having missed its original target of a functioning service in Q1 2012. Ed Chao, senior vice president of engineering and network operations did not give any specific reasons for the postponement when he confirmed the slipped schedule to FierceBroadbandWireless, but the carrier is expected to have at least one VoLTE device on the market before the year is out.

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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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Vonage Mobile app undercuts Skype by 30%

Vonage Mobile app undercuts Skype by 30%

Vonage has cranked up its challenge to Skype, with a new Vonage Mobile app for iOS and Android that promises free app-to-app calls and 30-percent cheaper VoIP than its well-known rival. In fact, voice calls using the Vonage Mobile app are supposedly 70-percent less than "major mobile carriers" the company claims, with in-app payments to add credit.

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Windows Phone Skype app tipped for late-Feb launch

Windows Phone Skype app tipped for late-Feb launch

Microsoft is dogfooding its Windows Phone Skype app, it's suggested, with employees supposedly able to download a test version of the VoIP software to their smartphones ahead of a potential MWC 2012 debut. The much-anticipated app has been brought up to speed with Windows Phone's Metro UI, insiders tell The Verge, with a dual-column contacts grid, though no integration with the platform's People hub.

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Skype for Windows hits version 5.8 with new features

Skype for Windows hits version 5.8 with new features

If you use Skype a lot for business or play, Skype has announced that it has updated the Windows version of the software to 5.8. The new version has some interesting features, including a new group screen sharing feature. That screen sharing feature may be perfect for businesses that have employees scattered around the country or for geeks need to show parents how to work something on the computer.

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