Skype review

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Skype application uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to provide voice-based communication

License: Freeware
File size: 9640K
Developer: Skype Technologies S.A.
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Skype application uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to provide voice-based communication with other Internet users.

The technology is extremely advanced, but easy to use. It features excellent sound quality, end-to-end encryption, and automatic negotiation of firewalls or routers.

Here are some key features of "Skype":
Free unlimited worldwide phone calls to other Skype users
Superior sound quality
Works with all firewall, NAT and routers – nothing to configure!
Friends list shows you when your Skype friends are online and ready to talk or chat
Super-simple and easy to use
Your calls are encrypted “end-to-end” in order to safeguard your privacy
Based on cutting edge peer-to-peer technology developed by the creators of Kazaa and Joltid

What's New in This Release:
bugfix: Call Tab: Call participant display name is distorted/overlapped.
bugfix: Disable toolbar user items if the user has been deselected via the Escape key.
bugfix: Display an error in the Options dialog if no sound devices are detected.
bugfix: Display correct input/output device in technical info tooltip.
bugfix: Display the randomly chosen port instead of 0 in the Advanced options.
bugfix: Don’t play incoming chat sound for /alertsoff windows.
bugfix: Double-clicking call history items whilst offline should not attempt to call.
bugfix: Emoticons not displayed sometimes (adjacent to word) or displayed incorrectly (in the middle of url).
bugfix: Fix connecting sound (should not loop).
bugfix: Fix title bar for Hello! from Skypename.
bugfix: Multi Chat: "Add more people to this chat" is missing for languages with hieroglyphic scripts.
bugfix: Offer ALSA/OSS options with number of devices available shown.
bugfix: Options dialog was shrinking to hide an option in Advanced, moved to Privacy.
bugfix: Options layout is too big - can’t see option’s save and cancel buttons in 1024x768 resolution.
bugfix: Promote Add to Contacts: Yes share my contact details doesn’t open Auth request.
bugfix: Promote Add to Contacts: remove avatar and make window smaller.
bugfix: Reset audio device if device no longer exists on startup / options dialog.
bugfix: Show *.png/*.PNG files in the profile avatar dialog.
bugfix: Some languages have an “|” in the “Add Contact” button.
bugfix: Tab ordering in Options - Sound Devices dialog.

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