Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free For All Users

Skype group video calls used to require a subscription to Skype Premium, but today the service announced that group video calling will be free starting from today for Windows, Mac and Xbox One users, and will roll out to all other Skype platforms soon.

Dealhacker: iTunes, PlayStation Network and Skype Cards On Sale

With another long weekend looming it’s a good time to kick back and enjoy a new movie or some new music. Fortunately, there are lots of gift cards on sale this week so that you can get your hands on some discounted tunes or movies -– and even some cheap calls to loved ones. Finally Has Skype Built In

Microsoft’s email service has some nifty features (including flexible disposable email addresses). The latest addition? It’s now directly integrated with Skype, so you can make voice or video calls direct from your browser.

Dealhacker: 50% Off Skype Cards At Woolworths

If you’re planning to call family overseas at Christmas, this is a timely special. From today until 24 December, Woolworths has 50 per cent off Skype cards.

Skype Adds Floating Video Chat On Android Tablets

Android: Ever wish you could continue video chatting with someone while you do other things on your tablet? Skype feels you, man. So, the app has now added the ability to float a video chat over what you’re doing on Android tablets.

Disable Ads In Skype's Contact List

There are a plenty of places we’ll tolerate ads, but desktop apps displaying our contact lists might feel like a bit much to you. If so, you can disable the contact list ads within Skupe in a buried setting.

Dealhacker: 50% Off Skype Cards At Coles

Definitely worth noting if you’re a Skype user: from tomorrow (9 October), Coles has Skype prepaid cards for 50 per cent off. Adding Skype Integration, But Not For Australia (Yet)

We’ve been promised Skype integration into Microsoft’s webmail platform since December last year. Today, the feature finally fully rolled out for six countries, but unfortunately Australia isn’t one of them.

Windows 8.1 Will Have Skype Built-In

When Windows 8.1 makes its appearance on 18 October, it will include one feature that previously had to be downloaded separately as an app: Skype.

Briefly: Skype Gets Mac/Windows Update, Free Foxtel Movies, New Pacific Rim Trailer

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Watch the final Pacific Rim trailer, Microsoft updates Skype, Google Translate needs Māoris.