France suffered a horrible loss on Friday, as parts of Paris came under siege by terrorists. In the face of this security breach, many tech organisations used their own means to help out by offering their services. The people behind AirBnB, Facebook, Google, Skype, Twitter all jumped into disaster relief mode. Can they along with other organisations continue in the light of similar tragic events around the world? We hope they do.
The latest Sykpe for iPhone update allows for video calls to be made using the iPhone 3GS as well as the fourth-generation iPod touch. You can also receive video calls on the third-generation iPod touch and the iPad. You’ll need iOS 4.0 and above to run the latest version of Skype.
The service is free and works over both WiFi and 3G. Calls can be made between devices using the new Skype for iPhone app and desktops including Skype for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac 2.8 and above, Skype for Linux and the ASUS videophone.
Head on over to after the jump for a promo video of Skype video call support on iPhone. We’re not sure what is it all about though. Here is the iTunes link for you to download the latest version of Skype for iOS device.
Android users if you’re wondering, still no word on when Skype video call will come to Android but considering that it is already on iOS, it shouldn’t be long now.
When Skype 2.0 was announced, many were happy to see that Skype voice calls are allowed over 3G Network. Previously you’re only able to make calls via WiFi. However this voice call over 3G feature was expected to end in August with possibility of Skype offering paid subscription.
Now Skype 2.0 has been updated with the ability to handle VOIP running in the background with iOS4 multi tasking capabilities. It is also interesting to note that voice calls over 3G networks has been extended until end of 2010. After that a “small” monthly fee will be applicable if you wish to continue. No details on the “small” monthly fee yet but for now, enjoy Skype to Skype free calls while you can.
You can download Skype from the AppStore.
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For those who talk a lot over Skype with an iPhone will like this. Its new Skype 2.0 now allows free voice calls over 3G network as opposed previously only available if used over WiFi.
The first version of Skype for iPhone only allowed voice call over WiFi as most telcos are concerned about VOIP usage eating up into their voice calls revenue.
This is certainly a welcomed feature but unfortunately this is a time limited until August where Skype may introduce subscription model for iPhone users
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