Skype for Mac received a helpful update today, adding proper fullscreen mode in OS X Lion and the ability to update itself — which has been a very long-absent feature.
If you’re away from family, being able to video call using Skype or other free services is a great way to stay in touch. But can you teach them to use it if they’ve barely touched a computer before and shirk at the thought of a no-features mobile?
The newest version of Skype for Windows lets you initiate IMs and video chat sessions with Facebook users, even if they aren’t running Skype. It also includes group screen sharing, a push to talk feature and HD video for certain webcams.
The newest Skype beta for Mac OS X isn’t an enormous update, but it does change the (previously very cluttered) call UI into something a bit more usable.
Android: Want to send photos, videos or files from your Android device over either Wi-Fi or 3G? Skype’s latest Android app update can help you accomplish that.
Android users with front-facing cameras looking to make video calls from their phones have a lot of great options, but we found that Skype is the most mature and feature-rich video chat application for the job.