Skype’s Web-based Client is now Available to Select Users in Open Beta

Skype’s Web-based Client is now Available to Select Users in Open Beta

Starting from today, anyone in the US or UK can now go to Skype.com or web.skype.com and connect to the official Skype for Web service instead of having to download the app. I imagine that this could be especially useful when you’re not working from your machine or when you don’t want to be logged out from the account you’re using […]

     
 
 

Kim Dotcom Plans MegaChat – Encrypted Video Call Service to Take on Skype

Kim Dotcom Plans MegaChat – Encrypted Video Call Service to Take on Skype

Kim Dotcom, the founder of file hosting service Mega and the defunct predecessor Megaupload, seems to be all set to keep on fighting for the freedom and privacy of online users. The internet entrepreneur has announced that his company Mega will launch a secure, fully encrypted video call service soon. He has recently tweeted the following: Mega will soon release a fully […]

     
 
 

Skype Users in India Can Make Free Calls to US and Canada Until March

Skype Users in India Can Make Free Calls to US and Canada Until March

Even if we’re witnessing currently the rise of free messaging and VOIP apps, we can’t yet be complete detached from traditional communication methods. But with such tools as Skype, we are able to call from our computers, smartphones and tablets to mobile numbers and landlines very easy. And to remind Indian users that Skype has such a feature, they are […]

     
 
 

Silent Circle Brings Global, Encrypted Phone Calls, Rivals Skype and Viber

Silent Circle Brings Global, Encrypted Phone Calls, Rivals Skype and Viber

Silent Circle is a company that’s known for its services aimed at thwarting government surveillance, and in a period when everybody is concerned about their privacy and security, it has managed to grow a big base of interest followers so far. The company has now announced that it’s releasing apps to let its customers make and receive private phone calls worldwide. At the moment, […]

     
 
 

Ringo is a Cheap Skype Alternative Which Lets you Make Calls Without Internet

Ringo is a Cheap Skype Alternative Which Lets you Make Calls Without Internet    

Tools and apps like Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and many others have changed communications for ever, but they manage to perform a great job as long as there’s an Internet connection out there. And despite the fact that the Internet is becoming ubiquitous, there are many moments when you have to resort to the traditional way of making calls. And if […]

     
 
 

Skype Group Video Calling Goes Free on Windows, Mac, and Xbox One

Skype Group Video Calling Goes Free on Windows, Mac, and Xbox One

One of the biggest complaints of Skype users with the service is the fact that they have to pay a pretty nice buck for the group video calling feature. But not anymore, as the Skype team has officially announced today that there will be no more charging for Skype group video calling. At the moment, this feature is available free of charge […]

     
 
 

Viber Launches Windows 8 Touch-Friendly App

Viber Launches Windows 8 Touch-Friendly App

Viber, which recently surpassed more than 200 million users across 192 countries around the world has just launched a touch-friendly version for the Windows 8 operating system. The popular mobile messaging and VoIP app brings several exclusive features to the Windows 8 platform with this new native app. Viber has had a Windows version of its app for years, but […]

     
 
 

Skype Brings Free Video Messaging For iOS, Android, Windows, Mac & BlackBerry

Skype Brings Free Video Messaging For iOS, Android, Windows, Mac & BlackBerry

Today, Skype has announced that they are bringing the video messaging feature to all the major platforms out there: Windows desktop, Windows 8, Mac, iPhone & iPad, Android and BlackBerry. And if before testers were limited to only 20 free attempts and free for those with a premium subscription ($4.99), now the video messaging feature is free for everybody. We […]

     
 
 

Use Skype as Home Monitoring Security System with SKYCAM

Use Skype as Home Monitoring Security System with SKYCAM    

Skype, the popular VoIP & messaging client can now be used as an intelligent and simple home monitoring tool. Thanks to SKYCAM, a nice IndieGoGo project launched recently, people can buy an IP-based monitoring webcam which solely relies on Skype to function and which can be easily installed in any important location. Installation and usage of SKYCAM unit is as […]