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Cell Phone Video Calls Study

Study: One-fifth of cell phone owners use video calling

September 19th, 2013

It wasn’t too long ago when video calling seemed like a superfluous feature that sounded cool but that was rarely used. But as the technology has improved and mobile data services have grown faster, video calling has slowly started to catch on. In fact, a study by Pew Internet released on Thursday found that 21% …

Google+ receives a major facelift [video]

April 11th, 2012

Google on Wednesday announced a major redesign for its Google+ social networking site that will introduce a more functional and flexible user experience. The new interface focuses on customization, Google’s Hangout video chatting service and features that will make it easier to discover new conversations and profile pages. One of the first improvements users will notice …

Popularity of video calling set to explode, NPD says

December 1st, 2011

Video calling has been extremely slow to catch on, but adoption is finally set to explode according to a recent forecast from NPD Group-owned market research firm In-Stat. According to the firm’s figures, 63 million people could be counted as active video calling users in 2010. In 2015, that number is expected to balloon to …

Skype adds Facebook video calling to beta desktop clients [video]

November 17th, 2011

Skype on Thursday announced that its Mac OS X and Windows beta clients now support video calls to Facebook users. Skype introduced a Facebook-to-Facebook video client for the social network in July, but now users on both platforms can video chat with one another. Users who choose to download Skype 5.7 Beta on Windows or …

Tango video chat app now available for Windows Phone 7.5 [video]

November 10th, 2011

Tango, the popular cross-platform video calling application for PC, Android and iPhone, launched on Wednesday as the first video-chat application for Windows Phone 7.5 devices. You will need a front-facing camera to take advantage of the face-to-face chat feature, which means you’ll also need to own one of the newer Windows Phone 7.5 devices such …

Skype for Mac OS X adds HD video calling and Lion support

August 9th, 2011

Fresh on the heels of launching a client for the iPad, Skype released Skype version 5.3 for Mac on Monday. The update adds support for Apple’s latest OS X Lion operating system as well as HD video chat. Users will now be able to send and receive HD-quality video using their built-in Mac webcams or …

Facebook announces Skype-powered video chat

July 6th, 2011

Facebook on Wednesday took the wraps off of the latest major addition to the world’s most popular social network: video chat. Through a partnership with Skype, Facebook video users will now be able to video chat with each other through the company’s new service… for free. The service works just like Skype’s standard video calling …

Skype for Android updated with video calling support [video]

July 1st, 2011

Skype announced on Wednesday that its Android application now supports video calling on select devices. The application is particularly attractive because it allows mobile users to connect with other users on Mac, Windows, TV, iOS, or other Android devices. Skype says the app was built with a complete new redesign, too, which includes a new …

Google implementing native video chat tech into Chrome

June 22nd, 2011

Google has started to build its open-source WebRTC software into its Chrome web browser, according to CNET. WebRTC was introduced in May as a new open tech that allows developers to create quick HTML and Javascript APIs for building voice and video chat applications on the web. With WebRTC built into Chrome, users would presumably …

Sprint to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on June 24th for $499

June 21st, 2011

Sprint announced on Tuesday that it will offer the Wi-Fi version of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet for $499 beginning June 24th. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) and sports a 10.1-inch display, a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 3-megapixel camera, and a front-facing …