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Mac Gems: Despite its UI, Skype is still the go-to app for Internet communications

It's hard to beat the features and flexibility that Skype offers for communicating via the Internet.

Tools we use: The best Mac apps for working remotely

While some companies clamp down on telecommuting, the truth is that remote employees today can more seamlessly integrate with the office than ever before. Lex Friedman runs down the apps he uses to stay better connected with his coworkers around the country.

Review: Skype remains a fine VoIP, video chatting option on iOS

The Skype app on iOS offers a polished VoIP experience, with video chat to boot.

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Apple to challenge $368 million patent infringement verdict

Apple will challenge a November 2012 jury verdict that awarded $368 million in damages to Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX, a filing with U.S. regulators showed.

Glitch hits Apple's iMessage, Facetime

Apple's iMessage and Facetime messaging systems have been hit with a glitch that has taken the services offline for several hours.

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Chat app Line releases safety guide for girl teens after string of incidents

Line, the chat app that is exploding in popularity in Japan and other Asian countries, has published an online safety guide for teens after a string of incidents in which it was used to maliciously target young women.

Rumor: Google to unify chat under "Babble" brand

Google is rumored to be combining all its chat/communications services under a new brand to be known as Babble.

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Group chat showdown: Which instant messaging service is best for your business?

Campfire, Hipchat, and Imo.im provide virtual rooms for important discussions. Which one works best for business?