Mac Users First With Fresh Features in New Release
on = August 24, 2007, 7:48 am
Release Author = Skype
Release Summary = Skype release Skype for Mac 2.6, the latest
version of its communication software for Mac users
Release Body = Skype release Skype for
Mac 2.6, the latest version of its communication software
for Mac users. In addition to improved quality,
stability and more features, the company has done something entirely
new: for the first time, Mac users will be able
to enjoy a new Skype feature before it's available
to Windows users.
introduced a new call-transfer feature that is exclusive to the
Mac platform. Users can now select More > Call
Transfer to transfer an ongoing call to another Skype
user on their contact list. This will be a useful feature for businesses
and families alike.
users have very high expectations," said Carter
Adamson, Skype's general manager of desktop products. "So
we take the time to get things right. Whether it's quality, stability
or choice of features, we try to deliver exactly what is important
to them. With 2.6 we have launched a new feature on Mac
first, demonstrating our commitment to this fast-growing segment
of Skype users."
power, simplicity and security of Mac OS X and
hardware innovations such as the built-in iSight cameras
in most of our Macs make it easy for companies like Skype
to create exciting new products and features for Mac
users," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president
of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're thrilled
that Skype is offering its brand new call-transfer
feature to the Mac community first."
the exclusive call-transfer feature, Skype for Mac
2.6 incorporates a number of Skype
features that were previously only available on other platforms:
typing indicator: see when others are writing a message
Prime: call a premium-service provider and pay for their advice
and knowledge with Skype credit
updates: get new features and updates without having to go to
tones for automatic answering services available also during
improvements include tweaks in the way Skype handles
birthday reminders and other notifications.
for Mac 2.6 is available for download at skype.com.
To use Skype, a broadband internet connection is
Skype sets conversations free by providing new
and easy ways to stay in touch over the internet. Millions of people
every day make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video
calls and send instant messages using our software. Some pay a little
per minute for long-distance and international calls (http://www.skype.com/products/skypetogo/)
to phones and mobiles and for SMS (http://www.skype.com/products/skypesms/),
voicemail and call forwarding, or they buy plans that give unlimited
certify and sell hundreds of hardware products from over 50 partners
and work with third-party developers to create software to extend
Skype's functionality. Skype has
been downloaded more than half a billion times and over 196 million
people from almost every corner of the globe have registered.
Site = http://www.skype.com/
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