Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Skype v6 is now out for OS X, Windows

updated 12:32 pm EDT, Wed October 24, 2012

Skype adds deeper Microsoft integration, Retina support

VoIP and video calling program Skype is now in version 6 for the PC and Mac. Significant changes include Facebook chat integration, and Retina Display support for OS X computers that support it. New users no longer need to sign up for a Skype account, thanks to the ability to sync contacts with Windows Live Messenger, Outlook.com, and Hotmail.

Users can log in using their Microsoft or Facebook accounts for Skype chat functionality. The company, which bought Skype for $8 billion last year, recently also detailed the deep integration of Skype in its Windows 8 OS, due out at the end of this week.

Coming in the near future will be the ability to have chats in separate windows on the Mac app, which is already possible on the Windows app. More interesting is the promised ability to make calls, be they audio or video, straight to Windows Live Messenger contacts from Skype. This should arrive in the new few weeks.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Kenu Airframe +

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Aiframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ye ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News