By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2011
Just a little over a month after RazorianFly published a video showing off what appeared to be a native Skype iPad app, it’s finally here. The popular video-conferencing service can now be crossed of the list of companies withholding software for Apple’s tablet (looking at you Facebook).
9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman sounded the alarm this evening that the Skype iPad app had finally gone live in the App Store, and it’s awesome. Not only is the interface extremely fluid, but the Skype team incorporated all of the iPhone app’s features including video conferencing over 3G… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 18, 2011
While the iPad’s considerable size doesn’t particularly lend itself to being a telephone, that hasn’t stopped many from wanting to use it as one.
A new app promises to turn our favorite tablet into a 9.7″ smartphone, and all for $10 per month, according to AppAdvice.
Starting July 28th, we could be making and taking telephone calls from our iPads using either the in-built mic and speaker, or a bluetooth headset… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 25, 2011
Yesterday, we told you about the promo video that leaked detailing the upcoming Skype for iPad app. It was later confirmed by Skype that the video was real, and that Skype’s official app for the iPad will be available in the App Store next week.
CNET has a hands-on look at Skype’s unreleased app for the iPad, and the long-awaited app is set to go live in the App Store on Tuesday… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 24, 2011
Remember when Skype finally enabled video calling for the iPhone late last year? The iPhone 4 debuted with FaceTime in the summer and it was nearly 6 months before we saw Skype add video calling to its iOS application.
Fast forward to March of this year, and Apple launched the iPad 2 with a front facing camera and FaceTime support. Since then, everyone has wondered if Skype would port its video calling application to the popular tablet.
Well, we are about at the 6 month mark since Apple released its second tablet, and it just so happens that a mysterious Skype promo video is making its way around the internet… Read More
By Alex Heath on May 11, 2011
You can rest easy. Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, has confirmed that the company will “continue to invest in Skype on non-Microsoft client platforms.”
As we previously reported, Microsoft has acquired Skype to the tune of $8.5 billion. The technology juggernaut plans on implementing Skype’s VoIP technology into its Windows Phone 7 platform, but the company also states that it will continue to support Skype on non-Windows platforms. Read More
By Alex Heath on May 10, 2011
In a shocking report, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Microsoft has purchased Skype in a 8.5 billion dollar buyout. This deal gives Microsoft complete ownership of Skype Technologies SA, and this buyout is one of Microsoft’s biggest purchases to date.
Skype has been a key player in the desktop and mobile space as one of the most popular VoIP services in existence. On iOS, Skype has always been a wonderful service for those wishing to make calls (both audio and video) over 3G and Wi-Fi. Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 29, 2011
Earlier this month, we told you that the popular video chat client, fring, was adding four-way video conferencing to its iPhone app. This new feature would allow cross-platform video conferencing with up to four different calls at once.
Fring has been beta testing this groundbreaking feature for awhile, and the update has now been officially added to the iPhone app in the App Store. This is the first time that you’ve been able to do group video calling on the iPhone. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 2, 2011
Viber is the product of a small Israeli startup, Viber Media Inc. They launched the first version of their VoIP app back in December of last year to rave reviews.
Much like Skype, Viber makes free phone calls over Wi-Fi and 3G to other users with the Viber client. Unlike Skype, there’s no need to create an account.
The typical process for making calls with 3rd party applications can be tedious. Signing up for accounts, verifying email address, and setting up contact lists are usually involved when using Skype or similar services. Viber made some waves with their no-username policy, and is set to do so again with the app’s latest update… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 27, 2011
If you have a small child that is watched by a baby sitter in your house, or just want to know what your really weird roommate does when you aren’t home, listen up! If you have a desktop computer or laptop with a webcam, then you already have a security camera.
Now all you need is an iPad 3G or iPhone that is compatible with Skype’s iOS app to act as the monitor. This way you will be able to see what is going on in your home using your iDevice, from anywhere that you can get 3G service… Read More
By Kickstar13 on Mar 15, 2011
The popular option for video chat on Android handsets is now available and better than ever on the iPhone. Today, Qik officially launched its Qik Video Connect app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad 2 (although it isn’t completely optimized for the iPad).
Qik Video Connect offers two-way video calls and also lets you record video mail. Qik’s live broadcasting feature lets you post a live link to Facebook and Twitter, so friends can watch in real time as well…
By Alex Heath on Feb 22, 2011
A new app called Facebook Messenger has been receiving a lot of attention in the press lately. It is the premiere app from the CrispApp developers.
I was a tad skeptical of Facebook Messenger when I first started reading about the app. There are a great deal of Facebook-related apps in the App Store, and I was curious about what made Facebook Messenger stand out.
Facebook Messenger is a clean and well-designed chat application for Facebook, but that’s not all. The app also allows you to make free audio calls to your Facebook friends straight from your iPhone.
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2011
Another day, another update from the hard workers on the Dev Team. Right after releasing RedSn0w 0.9.7b5, they’ve turned around and released RedSn0w 0.9.7b6. The good news about this latest beta is that it fixes the issues with Skype, which made the app crash as soon as you tried to open it.
Now that the Bluetooth issues have been fixed, and Skype has been fixed, what’s next for The Dev Team’s untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1?
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 7, 2011
There are some many wonderful jailbreak apps and tweaks that I use on a daily basis, that I truly feel lost when I’m stuck with a stock iPhone.
Being without apps like SBSettings, BiteSMS, and ActionMenu truly makes using the iPhone less of an experience. In fact, I’d much rather be stuck with less Apple features if that means I can stay jailbroken, hence I always wait until there’s a jailbreak solution prior to upgrading my firmware.
Oddly enough though, there is one significant jailbreak app that hasn’t truly been attempted, and if it has, I surely haven’t been aware of it. Why we don’t have an app like this, is still anyone’s guess, but it’s safe to say that it would change the way we communicate via our iPhones…
By Sebastien Page on Dec 29, 2010
We’ve been talking about it for about a week now, and to be honest, we expected it to launch at CES in a few days, but the Skype application for iPhone got an update today and finally lets you do video calls over wifi or 3G to another iPhone or to a Skype desktop user.
This update is long overdue. Since the iPhone 4 launched in June, introducing FaceTime, we’ve all been waiting for Skype to catch up and update their application to allow video calls. FaceTime is great, but not everyone owns an iPhone 4, thus it makes it hard to have a video call with someone who’s not an iPhone 4 user… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 29, 2010
As if this wasn’t already enough, Skype has further removed the veil concerning its pending announcement at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
In what can only be described as an Apple-esque marketing approach, Skype video chat looks destined to make the jump outside of the desktop and into the mobile platform. The only question remaining is, which platforms will it jump to?
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2010
Either the guys at Skype got the memo, or this was in the works all along, and they’re just a bit slow going about their business. Better late than never, right?
Just as Apple is gaining steam with its relatively new FaceTime video chat, here comes the blue elephant in the room. While I didn’t hesitate to give Skype a needed shellacking in a previous article, one thing’s for sure, if they get on the ball with mobile video chat, it could be a hard ball to stop.
Even with FaceTime continuing to gain footprint in various other areas with the upcoming iPad, and the recent desktop Beta release; all it would take is for Skype to release a decent competitor to make things interesting… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 21, 2010
Given the impressive adoption numbers of the iPhone on a weekly basis, I’m simply stumped as to why Skype isn’t taking the iPhone platform more seriously. Sure, they have an app, but it’s almost like they created it just to say they have an app in the App Store.
Skype has almost single handily revolutionized what it means to communicate in today’s digital world, and they’ve made it infinitely easier for ones across long distances to stay in relatively close touch with one another. So why is Skype resting on its laurels? Is this the attitude of a company who’s simply satisfied with its accomplishments thus far? Does having 1 in 11 of the world’s population among your growing list of users result in stifling innovation? We examine the situation inside…