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Skype for Linux 4.2 aims to deliver more polish

Now available for multiple Linux distributions, this new update brings numerous tweaks and enhancements.

Hangouts in Gmail dumps Google Voice integration

Google may be nudging us to Hangouts via Gmail, but doing so now limits some of the Google Voice functions.

Hands on with Viber's new desktop app: It's no Skype

After racking up 200 million mobile users, communications app Viber has jumped to the desktop with a new app that includes video calling capabilities—a first for the service.

Razer Comms disrupts the VOIP arena with a free public beta

The erstwhile peripheral maker is taking a stab at the VOIP space with Razer Comms.

Cisco attacks Microsoft's Lync service

Cisco declared war on Microsoft's unified communications platform, calling it incomplete.

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Skype launches limited video messaging trial

Skype soft-launched a video messaging service on Friday that allows its subscribers to deliver recorded clips to Skype contacts for playback when they come online.

802.11n Wi-Fi Routers: Tested to the Nth degree

We benchmark five of the best 802.11n routers available today. Don't you dare upgrade your Wi-Fi without first reading our results.

Groups raise questions about privacy on Skype

Skype owner Microsoft should release information about how much user data it gives to third parties, including government agencies, several organizations and individuals said in a letter to company officials.

Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files

If you are using Skype for business, it is important to be able to refer back to your previous instant messaging conversations and SMS messages. Advansys RecollX makes light work of this by providing an easy-to-use searchable archive which plugs directly into your Skype app.

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BBM brings Wi-Fi calling to BlackBerry phones

RIM is rolling out BBM Voice, which allows phones running BlackBerry 6 OS or newer versions to chat over Wi-Fi with other subscribers.