Skype drops new app tailor-made for the iPad

Posted in News,Technology,Video by Scott Meisner on August 9th, 2011

At long last, Skype for iPad is here. Everything you’re used to using on the iPhone/iPod touch version of the app has been ported to the tablet and optimized for the bigger screen. Like the iPhone version this app allows for two-way video calling between other iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Android devices, PCs, Macs, and HDTVs over WiFi and 3G. It also takes advantage of both the front and back-facing cameras. For the rest of the deets, hop after the break to read the full app description. There you’ll also find a brief demonstrative video. But I know what you really want: click here to download the free Skype for iPad app today.

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Fring brings video calling to iPhone and iPod touch

Posted in News,Technology,Video by Scott Meisner on December 1st, 2009

Fring, a popular VoIP  application in the Apple App Store, now allows its users to put their cameras to work by enabling video calls with other cell phone/computer users.  But alas, the iPhone lacks a front-facing camera and so Fring is forced to limit the video calling to a one-way show.  Fring developers are ready to incorporate two-way video conferencing once “a front camera is placed on these.”  The one-way video calls work over Wi-Fi, between Fring-Fring and Fring-Skype callers.  Remember, though, you must have the iPhone 3GS in order for the video calling to work.  (I mistakingly tested it out on iPhone 3G and was quickly disappointed.)  Anyway, this is cool stuff.  Granted, video conferencing capability has been around for some time with Nokia devices, but now it’ll start hitting the mainstream folk with iPhones and iPods touch.

Be sure to look after the break to find a Fring commercial that shows all this in action.

[Via Engadget; Gizmodo; Fring Blog]

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