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Skype releases its Skype 5.3 client for Apple Mac OS X Lion

Keeping up with the Apple fanbois
Tue Aug 09 2011, 11:30

VOICE OVER IP (VoIP) outfit Skype has updated its client software for Apple Mac users to version 5.3, which brings support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

The latest version of the internet chat software provides a number of fixes and improvements to the interface according to Skype. It also includes support for high definition (HD) video calls, provided you have an HD webcam.

On its blog Skype said, "On the heels of our recent update to Skype 5.2 for Mac OS X, we are pleased to announce that we are making even more improvements to our Mac client with the release of Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X."

It's been just over a month since Skype launched version 5.2. If you haven't got Mac OS X Lion, the latest version of Apple's operating system, then Skype 5.3 is compatible with older versions going back to Leopard.

Other features of the software include group video calling and group screen sharing, for an extra cost. Skype recently made a deal with Microsoft and Facebook has integrated Skype into its social networking web site for video chat.

Meanwhile, Windows users are up to Skype client version 5.5, which includes instant messaging to Facebook friends. µ


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