skype

Wed
14
Sep
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'Electric Sheep 2.7b33', and 'Skype 5.5.0.117'

Electric Sheep 2.7b33 Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", computers communicate ... with each other via the Internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". http://electricsheep.org Skype 5.5.0.117 Collaborate, communicate and work smarter with colleagues, customers and clients by putting Skype to work in your business. Get Skype on your mobile and you can take Skype with ... (view more)

Fri
01
Jul
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New MS Office, Skype Could Spy on User Conversations

Microsoft is reportedly planning to integrate Skype into the online edition of the Microsoft Office suite. But there's controversy over a Microsoft patent that would allow government officials the ability to monitor calls made by Skype users. ... Microsoft Office 365 Launches June 28, 2011 Office 365 officially launched this week. It works the same way as the traditional Office package but the software runs on Microsoft servers and is accessed via an Internet connection (this is an example of " cloud computing ", which uses the " centralized computing " model to share ... (view more)

Thu
12
May
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Microsoft Acquires Skype for Record-breaking $8.5B

Earlier this week Microsoft announced plans to buy up popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, Skype. The Redmond-based software giant agreed to pay $8.5 billion in the deal, which will bring all 170 million of Skype's users under ... Microsoft control. The deal marks the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history. (Source: go.com ) "Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a recent statement. "Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, ... (view more)

Wed
11
May
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Skype Preps Patch For Malicious Mac Infection

Online phone service Skype is preparing to fix a bug in the Mac edition of the system that could allow hackers to take control of a computer remotely. The site that discovered the bug has accused Skype of dragging its heels on the issue. Gordon ... Maddern of purehacking.com says he discovered the bug entirely by mistake. He was talking to a colleague on a Skype connection about some code written for a client. To his surprise he was able to make the code run on his colleague's computer. Upon closer examination, Maddern discovered that the hack only worked where the recipient's computer was a Mac ... (view more)

Tue
08
Mar
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Skype to Display Advertisements

Internet phone and video chat service Skype is to begin carrying limited advertising. It comes as figures show the company is failing to convert enough free Skype accounts to paid Skype accounts. In short, Skype allows users to digitally telephone ... another Skype user's computer using a microphone or webcam, and is completely free to do so. Other premium Skype services are available (but cost a fee), including: using the PC to call a landline or cellphone long distance, or using group video calling and various business services. As of early 2009, more than 40 million different people used Skype ... (view more)

Mon
27
Dec
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Skype Outage Disappoints Holiday Users

Technical difficulties ruined one of the busiest days of the year for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company Skype. The video long-distance chat service experienced significant outages throughout the period December 23-25. Skype may be the ... cheapest way to see and chat with friends and family from around the world using a PC or laptop. The software is free to download, and costs nothing to use if two users of the program connect over their computers. The only charges apply where someone decides to dial into someone's phone with their laptop, but even in that case rates are incredibly low ... (view more)

Wed
28
Apr
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'Sandboxie 3.45.09 Beta', and 'Skype 4.2.0.163'

Sandboxie 3.45.09 Beta Tired of dealing with rogue software, spyware and malware? Have you spent too many hours removing unsolicited software? Worried about clicking unfamiliar Web links? Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which ... prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer. Sandboxie requires neither the disabling nor blocking of functions available to Web sites through the browser. Instead, Sandboxie isolates and quarantines the outcome of whatever the Web site may do to your computer, including the installation of unsolicited ... (view more)

Thu
30
Apr
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'Skype Call Recorder', and 'Stab Launcher'

Skype Call Recorder Skype Call Recorder is a free recording program which automatically saves all your Skype conversations and conferences. This tool records P2P (peer to peer) Skype calls, SkypeOut calls, as well as calls to Skype Online number. ... Records are stored as mp3 audio files. http://voipcallrecording.com Stab Launcher Stab Launcher is a new tabbed-based program launcher. It helps find and launch your favorite programs, web pages, folders, or any type of files in a quick and easy manner. Taking up as few resources as possible, Stab Launcher allows for unparalleled customization. http ... (view more)

Tue
27
Nov
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Hackers Threaten Internet Phone Calls

A security expert has produced proof that Internet phone calls could be hacked. Peter Cox has produced a program named SIPtap, which is designed to monitor VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) streams that carry phone calls through services such as ... Skype. The program can record conversations as audio files and even index the calls by date or caller. The software only needs to be installed on one machine (through a virus) to record all the calls made on the network. A skilled hacker could even install it across an entire Internet service provider's system. Mr. Cox has only used SIPtap to prove ... (view more)

Fri
14
Sep
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Skype Slammed Again by Worm

Love to talk? Many of us do. It's one reason Skype has becomes such a popular "telephony" service, although both Skype Ltd. and its customers are pulling out hairs this morning over news that a nasty worm is inching its way through the instant ... messenger service. Skype, which is a Voice over Internet Protocol, or VOIP service, has seen its fair share of threats. In April we reported on a similar issue, whereby a text link led to a JPEG file that in turn presented an executable link. Clicking that meant spyware-central, and a whole lot of headaches for a service developed by former ... (view more)

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