By Cody Lee on Jun 6, 2013
Last night, news broke of a secret court order from the National Security Agency (or NSA) requiring Verizon Wireless to hand over the call records of millions of US cell phone users. As you can imagine, mayhem ensued.
And then just as things began to calm down, another bombshell dropped this afternoon. The Washington Post claims it has obtained slides from a top secret security presentation that show Verizon’s not the only company sharing your data… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 30, 2013
Today, Microsoft-owned Skype has been updated on the iPhone and iPod touch (the latter sold 100 million units since its 2007 inception). The enhancements include a pair of features related to the application’s chatting and VoIP calling capabilities.
For starters, one-to-one chats now appear in the correct order. There’s also a new introduction screens for first-time users. More importantly, the VoIP application now lets you switch easily between headset, speaker or Bluetooth device, without interrupting call in progress… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 7, 2013
Good news today for all of you Skype users out there. The video-chatting service released a solid update for both its iPhone and iPad applications this morning with some UI changes, and other improvements.
Those improvements include a fix that makes one-on-one chats [finally] show up in correct order, and the ability to quickly dismiss your recent chats as ‘read.’ But the star of the update is the new calling UI… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 7, 2013
Following a Skype for iPad update earlier this week that has enabled automatic dropped call recovery, in-app purchase of Skype credits and a minor UI tweak, the Microsoft-owned VoIP provider has pushed out an update to its iPhone and iPod touch client this morning. Borrowing from the latest iPad build, the iPhone version will now automatically reconnect any dropped call.
More importantly emergency calls now get routed through the native dialer, which is interesting knowing most other VoIP apps don’t support this feature. A few more tidbits and the full changelog follow after the jump… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 4, 2013
Microsoft-owned Skype has some nice mobile clients on the iPhone and iPad (unlike its fugly Mac app). Though it’s a tad heavy on CPU and battery, Skype on iOS offers excellent voice quality and image clarity in video chats. At least that’s what my experience’s been, your mileage may vary. Today, a new iPad build has surfaced on the App Store with some new nice capabilities worth a mention.
If you use Skype credits to text people and make inexpensive calls, no longer do you need to buy these on the Skype web site as the iPad build now supports adding money in-app, but only if you live in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Sweden or Estonia (more countries to follow soon).
Experiencing poor reception (it’s Skype’s way of letting us know we should buy some credits)? No problem, the new version now automatically reconnects a dropped call. More tidbits right after the break… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2012
Skype was recently updated with a taller UI tailored for the iPhone 5. Today, Microsoft pushed another update, bringing a few new features to the popular communications client. For starters, you can now merge your Skype and Microsoft account, which also enables the software to connect to Microsoft’s other messaging properties. Most notably, this means you can now chat with Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts right from Skype… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2012
Skype users rejoice! The video calling service just updated its iPhone and iPad apps, bringing the mobile client to version 4.1. The update includes a handful of bug fixes and a new photo sharing feature.
That’s right, users with the latest version of the app will now be able to send and receive photos… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 30, 2012
A new version of Skype for iOS apps is out of the gate this morning, offering the obligatory bug fixes and minor UI improvements. While the interface still remains way too clunky on an iPad and not conforming to Apple’s own guidelines, a minor enhancements stands out: you can now finally move your own video preview around. Here, your release notes… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 21, 2012
Skype is one of the best tools to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. It allows you to easily send messages and call people for free. Skype’s iOS app also makes it even easier to communicate on the go.
Today, the Skype crew has released a welcomed update for their iOS app, that includes a new interface and a slew of bug fixes, in version 3.7: Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Feb 8, 2012
Vonage has come out fighting in its ongoing battle with the king of VoIP, Skype. The company has just released a new iOS app along with a low calling rate that is sure to put the frighteners on Skype.
Available to download for free right now, the Vonage app allows VoIP calls between Vonage users across iOS and Android as well as cheap calls to traditional landlines, too.
Vonage claims to be 70% cheaper than traditional telcos, and 30% cheaper than Skype… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 27, 2011
Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps in the App Store with several new changes and features. Bluetooth headset support has finally been added to Skype for iOS. A “bugfix for security vulnerability” has also been added, making us think that the privacy vulnerability from earlier has been patched.
Anti-shake technology has also been introduced to help stabilize users’ video streams during a call. Skype has also added in-app advertisements for those who haven’t purchased Skype credit… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 20, 2011
If you’re using Skype for iOS version 3.0.1 or older, you might want to think twice before opening messages from people you don’t know. According to a security expert, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in the Chat section of Skype for iOS on both the iPhone and iPod touch.
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 18, 2011
Public WiFi hotspots have been popping up left and right over the last few years, and while many of them are free, most require a paid fee. The problem what paid, public WiFi networks is that it’s yet another account to set up, and yet another company to trust with your credit card details.
Skype has launched an iOS app that should make things a little easier in the WiFi hotspot department, thanks to Skype WiFi. Formerly known as Skype Access, Skype WiFi allows users to pay for public internet access using their existing Skype credit… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 10, 2011
In case you missed it, Facebook released a messaging client yesterday afternoon called Facebook Messenger. It’s the company’s first iOS application since the original Facebook app.
From the outside, the Messenger app looks fairly normal. In fact, it bears a striking resemblance to its counterpart in Facebook’s native iOS app. But the folks over at 9to5Mac have just discovered a dirty little secret hiding in the app’s underlying files: video conferencing… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 2, 2011
Skype prematurely launched its iPad app in the App Store last night, and the highly anticipated application was pulled about five hours later. Unless you got your hands on it during that brief window, you missed it for the time being.
In case you didn’t know, Skype relaunched its iPad app in the App Store this morning, and hopefully it will be there to stay. Read More