VoIP

Facebook Messenger for Android reaches 1 billion downloads

Facebook's Messenger app has reached over 1 billion downloads on the Android Google Play store. This puts it in the three comma club with a very exclusive group of successful apps from Facebook and Google.

Mobile

Updated: Skype crash bug fixed, download the new version now

An eight-character message will cause Skype to crash, and it will continue to do so every time you attempt to sign in. If you send the eight characters or receive them from a friend, you will be impacted by the bug.

Computing

Move over Viber, WhatsApp can make calls now, too

The popular messaging app WhatsApp has just released a voice calling feature for iOS, after having rolled it out on Android a month ago.

Mobile

Microsoft’s pivot on Skype in China could lead to increased privacy

If you love privacy and you live in or have a loved one in China, you have it kinda rough. Luckily, Microsoft is allegedly taking steps that'll give a significant boost to Skype users based in China.

Computing

Say hello to landline video calls – the U.S. plans to upgrade its phone network

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Tuesday plans to begin transitioning the nation’s copper-based landline network to a digital one similar to Internet phone services, like Skype or Vonage.

Mobile

Are you ready for a phone call so clear you’ll want a cigarette?

Mobile technology has moved in leaps and bounds over the past decade. So why is it that call quality is still so terrible? HD Voice is starting to be more available, but Fraunhofer, the inventors of the .mp3 and .AAC, don't think it's earned the title of HD…

Mobile

Facebook Messenger brings free calling feature to U.S. iPhones

After initially launching in Canada only, Facebook has now rolled out its free-to-call feature to Messenger for iPhone users in the United States as well.

Mobile

Skype offers a month of free and unlimited worldwide calling

If you have friends or family around the world and fancy calling them on their landline or mobile phone this Christmas, Skype's offering free calls for a month to a long list of countries.

Web

Hands on: Orange launches Libon, a VoIP, messaging, and voicemail app

Libon, a voicemail integrated VoIP app launching on Monday in the Apple App Store, has every feature that you'll need to make phone calls, and more. Read our full hands-on impressions and interview with its creator.

Mobile

Imo.im redesigns iPhone and Android apps, and adds photo-sharing and instant upload features

imo.im unveiled a brand new redesign of its iPhone and Android app, and new photo uploading and downloading features specifically for the iPhone app.

Mobile

Terms & Conditions: Skype’s limits on ‘unlimited,’ blocked countries, forbidden uses and more

Skype manages to keep its terms of use and privacy policy as slimmed down as possible -- but they're still beasts.

Web

Imo.im now supports VoIP service for iOS users

Apple iPhone users can make VoIP calls through Imo.im -- something Android users have been able to do since February.

Apple

‘Rare’ Skype bug sends instant messages to unintended recipients

Skype confirms that a bug is sending user conversations to random contacts, even if they have never contacted each other before.

Web

Opinion: Dear Skype: It’s over between us

Years of bad choices and Skype’s most recent decision to introduce “Conversation Ads” leave one loyal user with no choice but to split.

Opinion

It’s been a year: What has Microsoft done with Skype?

It's been a year since Microsoft announced its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype. Does it have anything to show for it but a troubled Windows Phone client?

Android Army