According to a press release sent to us by Valve, the company will be switching to the SILK voice codec for providing in-game chat and communication options to its customers. In keeping with its recent attitude towards the Mac gaming community, the upgraded service will be offered to Mac and PC gamers alike.
When things go awry, especially with Wi-Fi networks, it can be frustrating trying to track down the culprit. Before you start moving appliances and drilling holes into your walls, why not take look at our common issues with networks and how to correct them so you can get back to watching Netflix in the garage.
We saw VoxOx at last year's CES and were impressed by their devotion to creating a portal for all your communication networks. But their interface was a bit too cluttered for our tastes (and many others, according to the VoxOx team). Even with their good intentions and wealth of features, their product just wasn't good enough to topple everyone's favorite (often open-source) communications clients. Now that just might change.
The thing we've long-loved about Skype is the ability to conduct a video chat with relative ease, but it wasn't until just last week that you could video chat right from your iOS devices. That's why we wanted to take a minute to show you how to utilize Skype's new video calling features.
After what seems like an eternity, Skype has updated their iOS app to version 3.0, bringing long-awaited two-way video calling -- and they’ve bested Apple’s own FaceTime by allowing such calls over 3G data connections.
With the debut of a front-facing camera on the iPhone 4 back in June and Apple’s big push for video calling with FaceTime, many have speculated when a major VoIP service such as Skype will take advantage of it. It seems the stars may be aligning for CES in January, as some clues have started to pop up this month.
When Skype announced the new version of their VoIP software for Windows, many Mac users were left wondering if they were ever going to be invited to join in the fun. Well, we finally got our invitation, because today Skype announced that Mac users everywhere will be bumped up to first-class with a heck of an update.
The new beta version of Skype 5.0 for the Mac includes five new features that will surely give the application a heck of a face lift. Not only is there a new user interface, but Skype will now include group video calling, Mac Address Book integration, a new Contacts display, and a whole new call control bar.
We got a chance to use the beta and have been testing it for the past few days, and we can say with certainty that we like what we see.
Remember not so long ago when Skype had a very public dispute with third-party app developer fring and disabled that company’s use of their API? It appeared that another such service, Nimbuzz, was in the clear -- until now.
Skype released a new version of their desktop client for Windows today. Skype 5.0 adds multiple social networking features, including the ability to integrate with Facebook, group video calling, SMS to Facebook friends, and a completely revamped user interface. But, if you're a Mac user, there's no need to try to update your Skype client, because you won't find an update anywhere in sight.