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My grandmother's iPad

Shawn Blanc wrote about how his grandfather's iPad has enabled him to take more photos, just a few days after my dad told me how much my grandmother in Bolivia uses her iPad. My grandma, who is now 80, does yoga regularly and volunteers constantly. She uses her iPad for web surfing, email, Skype...

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Skype gets updated for iOS 7

Microsoft has updated Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad with a refreshed look for iOS 7 as well as compatibility improvements and accessibility features. While the new updated apps look great in their iOS 7 skins, the best changes are the little compatibility improvements you don't see right...

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Skype for Mac 6.9 arrives, bringing more screen-sharing options

Microsoft has released Skype for Mac 6.9, which adds a new screen-sharing option and bug fixes. The biggest new feature of Skype 6.9 is that now users can easily share just a single window on their screen instead of sharing their entire screen with another Skype user. This significantly increases...

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Daily Update for September 18, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Hooray! Skype iPhone update lets you join group voice calls

The Skype app for iOS has been pushed out with some significant changes, all for the better. The app now lets you join voice calls from your iDevice. It also claims video and voice call quality improvements. FAQs are now built into the app, and the dial pad has been tweaked. Skype is a free app,...

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Skype update for iPad and iPhone brings HD video support

iPhone and iPad owners will be happy to learn that there was a Skype update today which finally brings support for 720p HD video calls. Note that HD video calls are only supported on the fourth-gen iPad and the iPhone 5. The full changelog reads: - Call quality improvements. - Make HD quality...

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Skype adds video messaging to Skype for Mac, iPhone and iPad

Skype is usually about communicating in real time, but today the Microsoft subsidiary added a new feature that works even in those cases when your recipient isn't going to be able to see you right now -- video messaging. Skype Video Messaging has been in beta for a while; today the free feature is...

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Use Keyboard Maestro to get ready for podcast recording

When you're in the middle of recording a podcast, chances are you'd like your Mac to be focused on that job -- not other network-hungry activities like syncing Dropbox, or CPU- and disk-intensive tasks like saving a Time Machine backup. Gabe at Macdrifter wrote about his Pause TimeMachine...

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Skype 4.6 for iPhone, iPad improves calling experience and more

Skype for iOS has been updated to version 4.6, with improvements to the experience of making and receiving Skype calls as well as numerous bug fixes. There's been a complete overhaul to the UI when making and receiving calls. On first impressions, I wouldn't say it's any easier to use than...

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Skype testing video messaging service in iOS and Mac apps

Hot on the heels of recent additions to its apps including automatic reconnects for dropped calls and e-gifting, Microsoft-owned Skype is rolling out a short-form video messaging service within its iOS and Mac clients. The new feature allows users to send each other video messages up to three...

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Skype update adds 'e-gifting' to Mac app

There's a new update for Mac users of Skype today. The new update brings two key features: eGifting, allowing you to send a gift of Skype credit to any of your Skype or Facebook friends on their birthday, and one-way SMS without the hassle of verifying your mobile number first. The update also...

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Skype update adds auto-reconnect for dropped conversations

Skype has released version 4.5 of its iPhone app, which the company states will auto-reconnect to dropped calls. The app now also allows users to make emergency calls by directing that call to the native dialer. Until now, VoIP apps like Skype haven't handled those types of calls. Finally, a new...

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Skype 4.2 integrates Microsoft account, Retina emoticons

A fresh update just launched for the iOS version of Skype which adds the ability to link your Microsoft account to your Skype persona. This nifty addition allows you to add Hotmail, Messenger and Outlook contacts directly to your Skype account, further fleshing out your network. The update also...

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Skype officially replacing Messenger, new version out now

When Skype 6.0 hit late last month, it introduced the ability to sign into the Microsoft-owned service using an existing Windows Live Messenger account (in addition to Facebook and Retina MacBook support). Now with a new version of the app released today, it's possible to chat with and call...

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Skype 6.0 for Mac available with Facebook, Microsoft logins

Are you ready for a new version of Skype for Mac? Skype 6.0 showed up today with a few new changes, including the ability to sign in with either Facebook or Microsoft login credentials. If you've never used Skype before, there's now no need to set up a separate Skype account -- you can use...

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