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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 Outlook.com 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.


Blue Microphones Tiki Review: The Perfect Little USB Microphone For Video Chat

No matter the computer, its built-in microphone is a piece of junk. But at just 65 grams, the Blue Microphone Tiki might be the first USB mic designed well enough to be used by anyone. Your mama just figured out how to use Skype — if you call her with this plugged in, will she actually be able to understand what you’re saying?


Google+ Hangouts Brings Nine-Way Video Chats To Gmail

Hangouts is one of the redeeming qualities of Google+, and it’s about to become more widely available. Google has announced that it’s rolling out the video chats to Gmail.


Would You Pay For FaceTime Over 3G?

When Apple launched iOS 6, it was happy to announce that FaceTime was finally going to be available over 3G. Great! But now, 9to5mac is reporting, based on leaked screenshots, that using FaceTime over AT&T’s 3G network may require a paid-for contract bolt-on. Not so great.


Video Chat In BB10 Makes BBM An Even More Appealing Prize

So BBM is going to get video chat in BlackBerry 10 and probably some other super-integrated features. RIM Cheerleading Coach/CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed it today at the annual RIM shareholder’s conference.


Is Skyping In Public With No Headset Obnoxious?

There are some perks to working as a blogger, and one of them is that anywhere with Wi-Fi is your office. Great! But often, like in a cafe, you experience outrageous behaviour.