Review of Skype by Softigation
Skype allows you to make voice calls, video calls and chat over the Internet for free. Phone calls to landlines and mobile phones can also be made for a fee. Skype also includes video conferencing, instant messaging, file transfer and SMS through Skype.
Skype is based on a peer-to-peer system rather than a client server application. Its name is a short form of sky peer-to-peer. Though its technology has raised some security and performance issues and therefore has been banned from companies networks.
Skype is the best quality of voice over ip application on the Internet. it has developed its own audio codec.
Skype has about 670 Million registered users. Registered users have a unique Skype Name and are listed in the Skype directory.
Important features include group chats, emoticons, chat history and offline messaging, as well as user status indication like online, offline, away, busy.
Skype is available on a lot of platforms like Microsoft Windows, MacOS, iOS for iPhone, Android as well as linux and mobile phones like Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Samsung.
Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype for 8.5 billion US Dollars in May 2011, being Microsoft’s largest acquisition ever. Skype is one of those companies that has turn its name into a verb, meaning: “using your computer to talk for free”
In recent days skype has had some outages and downtimes during which its services were not available.
Microsoft has announced plans to integrate Skype into Xbox 360, Microsoft Office, Windows Live and its Bing.com search engine to allow search by voice instead of just typing your search queries.
Features of Skype
Allows you to make voice calls, video calls with web cam and chat with file transfer
Phone calls to landlines and mobile phones for a fee (see skype rates)
Allows you to send SMS to mobile phones in many different countries.
Skype is available for a lot of OS’s , Smartphones, iPhone, Linux, MacOS, PSP Portable
It will be available on Xbox 360, Microsoft Office, Bing Search Engine.
Skype has an excellent voice quality.
The newest version has a lot of social features integrated with facebook.
Its GUI, Graphical User Interface, is available in almost any language
A portable version for Skype is available for download.
Skype offers a bit expensive phone rates.
Skype service outages has been happening recently.
It has some security issues and therefore is not allowed in some networks.
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Available Languages for Skype
Skype is available in almost any language
Related links to Skype
- Softigation Review of Skype in PDF
- Support Homepage for Skype
- Information about Skype for TV
- Portable Version for Skype for USB
- Softigation Review of Skype in Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German.
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