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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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New and updated on the App Store: Skype, Kartrider Pit, King's Bounty: Legions, Spell Sword and more

This Tuesday has for some reason brought a bevy of new apps and updates to the App Store, so if you're looking for something to download (or wondering what that little red circled number on your App Store icon means), here's what's new right now. Both Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help! I bought my dad an iPad!

Dear Aunt TUAW, I wish I had never given my Dad that iPad. When he and my Mom were going on a driving trip, I asked if he wanted 3G service. He says "Sure", so I set it up. Now he's complaining about shelling out $30 a month to AT&T, so I'm telling him to cancel the service. Except he...

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Daily Update for July 17, 2012

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...

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Skype to update Mac client to fix IM bug (Updated)

If you're a Skype user, then you probably ought to know about this: Skype 5.8 for Mac, as well as similar versions for Windows, Linux, and Windows Phone, has a bug that unintentionally shares instant messages with other contacts on a user's friend list. Skype describes the bug as...

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Biscotti and telyHD set-top video chat both get Father's Day upgrades

Combine geek-dad gadget lust with the promise of an easier way to stay in touch with faraway family, and you can see how the latest generation of standalone video chat boxes might have a good sales story to tell for this Father's Day weekend. While Cisco's discontinued ūmi never caught on in a...

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Skype 5.8 ready for Mountain Lion, improves contact list

Skype 5.8 hit the streets today, and for those who may not have been happy about the full-screen user interface that was introduced in Skype 5.0, it's an update worth loading. Skype's Krishna Panicker notes on the Skype Big Blog that "You've been very vocal with your thoughts about the...

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