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Snapchat Makes Adding Friends Easy With Personalised URLs

Adding friends on Snapchat can be a pain in the arse: You have to open the app, pull down the menu bar to reveal your personalised Snapcode, have your friend open their Snapchat app, focus the camera on your (more than likely) smudged screen and have them take a photo. Or you have to sit there spelling out your username (“It’s A, double U – no, not W, two Us…”). Now, you can just send them a link.

Leaked Snapchat Code Hints At New Voice And Video Chat Features

Snapchat’s in for a serious makeover, if these screenshots discovered in the mobile app’s existing code are to be believed.

Babies Can Tell The Difference Between FaceTime Grandma And YouTube Elmo

It’s a dilemma for parents in the digital age: We know we’re not supposed to prop our four-month-olds in front of an iPad and let them watch Dora until their eyes bleed. But technology has made the rules of screens complicated — what if Gramps and Gran want to FaceTime? Turns out babies are smart enough to know the difference.

Mega Launches End-To-End Encrypted Audio And Video Chat

Kim Dotcom has launched a new audio and video chat service, which he hopes will provide stiff competition for Skype. It certainly has one major selling point up its sleeve: it offers end-to-end encryption for all communications.

Firefox Hello Does Account-Free Video Chat

Parent-calling-avoiders of the world have never had it worse: Skype, Hangouts and FaceTime are all stellar and free programs that mean that you’ve got basically no reason for ignoring forgetting your parents’ wedding anniversary. But Firefox wants to add to that list, with a video-calling client that doesn’t even need an account.

Apple May Have Figured Out How To Make FaceTime Work With Bad Internet

A new invention filed by Apple is so simple but clever that it’s amazing it hasn’t been done before: Cook & Co suggest that it could insert doctored or pre-recorded images into FaceTime chats on crappy connections to keep the conversation smooth.

Skype Says It Can Support Holographic Video Calls

For decades, we’ve been waiting for oh-so-futuristic hologram technology to make the leap from Star Wars movies to our living rooms, and it hasn’t. But it sounds like it’s right around the corner after Skype announced that it had developed 3D video chat technology in the lab.

Microsoft Makes Skype Available From Within Browsers

Microsoft has finally decided to roll out web-based Skype calling. Over the coming weeks, users will be able to make Skype video and voice calls from within on their browsers.

Skype Is Giving Away Free Unlimited Worldwide Phone Calling For One Month

Time to call that long-lost aunt in the middle of absolutely nowhere: Skype has just announced that you can now claim a whole month’s worth of unlimited free world-wide landline and mobile calling — but only if you claim it today.

Your Skype Account Can Be Hacked Using Just Your Email Address

The Next Web is reporting that a security hole in Skype’s password recovery tool means that your account can be hacked using just your email address and username.

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