• Skype's Newest Beta Adds Group Video Chat

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Have you ever used group chat wishing that you could use video? Now you can chat with up to four other people by using the latest beta version from Skype.
  • Skype to focus on iPad, iPhone, Android, not Windows Phone 7

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Skype, one of the go-to apps for any mobile platform these days, is taking a wait-and-see approach to Microsoft's latest mobile platform while it focuses on iPhone, iPad, Android, and others.
  • Skype slashes rates for international wireline, wireless calls

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Skype this week will start offering new plans that will let users call international wireline and wireless phones at significantly lower rates than its current pay-as-you-go services.
  • Skype 'rescues' professor stranded in Europe by volcano

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    When professors "phone it in," it usually means they're being lazy or dispassionate about the lessons they're teaching. But for Columbia University Law professor Tim Wu, phoning it in was the only way he could teach his classes this week.
  • iPad as Giant Phone? Not With Skype

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    So you're holding off on the iPad for the 3G version that arrives in a month, dreaming of placing VoIP calls from anywhere as an alternative to your phone. Just don't expect to do so with Skype, yet.
  • Benefits of Skype Mobile on Verizon

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:56 am

    As of Thursday, Verizon and Skype will make good on the promised partnership announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. Using another industry conference, the CTIA show in Las Vegas this week, Verizon announced that Skype will be available for nine different smartphones this week, with more to come.
  • Skype Lands On Nokia Symbian Phones

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Nokia is embracing Skype making available for free the Internet-telephony (VoIP) app in the Ovi app store. Over 200 million Nokia handsets will now be able to download the Skype app and make cheap calls abroad while away from the computer.
  • Skype Pulls Windows Mobile Apps; No Word of Return

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    Skype's VoIP apps for the Windows Mobile operating system, Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Phones, are no longer available for download, the company announced, claiming the apps didn't offer a good enough experience.
  • Skype On Verizon: So Who Needs A Voice Plan?

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 10:55 pm

    Tuesday's announcement that Verizon Wireless will allow its subscribers to make Skype calls on nine of its smartphones is a telling sign where the mobile industry is heading. If you connect the dots, the traditional wireless voice plan appears to be an endangered species. Its demise may not arrive overnight, or even in a couple of years, but its days are numbered.
  • Verizon Users to Get Skype App...Is There a Catch?

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Verizon Wireless and Skype yesterday announced a deal that will produce a new, exclusive mobile Skype-calling and -messaging app for Verizon customers with select 3G BlackBerry handhelds, as well as Motorola DROID and HTC DROID ERIS users.
  • Skype on Verizon Smartphones: The Good, the Bad

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Verizon Wireless and Skype seem like strange bedfellows. But a newly-announced partnership between the two will mostly be a boon for consumers with some drawbacks. When Skype Mobile launches in March, select Verizon phones will be able to make free calls to Skype users and cheap international calls over Verizon's voice network. While this will certainly help some people save money without sacrificing call quality, there are a couple of downsides. Here's the good and the bad:
  • Verizon Permits Skype: A Revolution Starts

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    In late March, you'll be able to download a Skype app for your Verizon phone. This is telco carrier heresy. I like it.
  • Skype Move to Verizon Expected Soon

    Posted February 14, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    2010 is shaping up to be a good year for Skype. A few weeks back, spokesperson Peter Parkes confirmed the company's VoIP iPhone App would soon be able to access AT&T's 3G network. Now it appears Skype could be making its way to Verizon's network.
  • Skype Security: Is It Safe for Business?

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    According to data released last month from research firm TeleGeography, Skype, the popular software that allows computer users to make calls over the internet, now accounts for 12 percent of all long-distance calls. The company saw its user base grow to more than 500 million accounts in 2009 and is making a run at a new market this year.
  • Skype sheds light on 3G calling, iPad

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Fans of Skype's popular VoIP application will have to wait a little longer to make calls over 3G networks with their iPhones, according to a post by spokesperson Peter Parkes on the company's blog.
  • Skype opens up SIP business service to everyone

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 3:22 pm

    Any business that has a corporate VoIP system can now use Skype's SIP trunking service as a way to cut the cost of corporate phone bills.
  • How to set up a Linux Mint 8 desktop

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 11:35 am

    This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 8 (Helena) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.
  • The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.10

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 9:12 am

    This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.
  • Skype for Business sounds the all-clear on legal pitfalls

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 11:48 am

    Businesses that were scared of saving money by using Skype because lawsuits might take away its essential VoIP technology may not have to worry anymore.
  • The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 1:12 pm

    This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.
  • Skype for Business too risky?

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 9:54 pm

    If you're thinking about using Skype for Business as a way to save money you might want to put it off until the courts settle lawsuits that swirl around plans to sell the company.
  • What's Behind AT&T's New VoIP Policy?

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    In AT&T's written statement about its new VoIP policy, the company says it informed both Apple and the FCC about its decision to allow VoIP iPhoneat&t voip apps over 3G. It's possible that AT&T was required by law to notify the FCC of any significant changes it makes to how a particular handset behaves on its network, but AT&T may also be hoping to relieve recent government interest in the iPhone.
  • Skype founders sue Skype

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 9:44 am

    With a similar legal battle playing out in the U.K., a company owned by Skype's founders has reportedly filed suit against Skype in the U.S.
  • New malware listens to Skype calls

    Posted September 3, 2009 - 7:01 am

     Security researchers have found a new type of Trojan malware that listens to and records VoIP calls made via Skype. The malicious code, called TROJ_SPAYKE.C, is able to intercept Skype traffic after a call is initiated but before it is encrypted, according to a post on Trend Micro’s malware blog. The fact that Skype encrypts traffic, and therefore is viewed as safer than traditional phone calls, is one reason why so many people use it. This malware could change that.
  • The Internet Devalues Everything It Touches

    Posted July 2, 2009 - 6:27 pm

    The column by Tom Foremski entitled The Internet Devalues Everything It Touches takes a fascinating look at many of the issues faced by companies in this connected age. If you're in any type of “white collar” business, the Internet either has caused big changes to your operations or it soon will.

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