Free video calls over smartphones and it looks like Windows 8 Metro
Skype for Windows Phone beta
By Stephen Pate – Skype, acquired last year by Microsoft, has released the beta of its Windows Phone version and it looks like Windows 8 which will ship in beta on Wednesday.
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The beta allows free video and voice calls over 3G, 4G or WiFi networks. Apple’s Face Time video calling only works between Apple phones of WiFi.
Windows Phone users can download the beta from the Windows Phone application site.
Inquiry by US Congress forces Apple to admit it has been stealthily harvesting iPhone users private date
ComputerWorld – US Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking him about iOS apps that have harvested users’ address book information without permission.
Shortly after two U.S. Congressmen asked Apple to answer questions about iPhone and iPad apps that snatch users’ contact lists without permission, the Cupertino, Calif. company promised it will address the issue with a future software update. Continue reading