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Windows: Skype for Windows has just updated to version 6.1. The big change in this version is integration with Outlook 2010 and 2013, meaning you can make Skype calls direct from your Outlook contacts. Very useful if Outlook is your main email platform.


Why would anyone pass up the opportunity to talk to the man who has Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Clockwise, A Fish Called Wanda, Will & Grace, two Bond flicks and countless other classics on his resume? Lifehacker chats to John Cleese about why 95% of the world's airlines are rubbish (and the three he will use), what technology he favours, tactics for picking up women, Australia's worst cities and when beer is the wrong choice.


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.