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iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling, and scrambles voice calls placed via the iPhone.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Quacks like a … file

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn't need dusting, and a tower that knows what happened to all your files.

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Microsoft 'remasters' Skype iPhone app to solve messaging bugs

Microsoft's Skype team said the new iPhone app version, due in a week, will finally be on a par with its Android and iOS counterparts. In particular, the pesky offline messaging bugs will be solved, the team promises.

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Watch out Google Hangouts: Skype rolls out free group video calling

Talking to a bunch of your buds just got a whole lot less costly for Skype users.

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Staff Picks: GV Mobile + classes up Google Voice on iOS

While Google has its own stagnant Google Voice client for iOS, GV Mobile + is a far superior offering, and it's Macworld senior editor Dan Moren's Staff Pick this week.

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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Skype launches limited video messaging trial

Skype soft-launched a video messaging service on Friday that allows its subscribers to deliver recorded clips to Skype contacts for playback when they come online.

Groups raise questions about privacy on Skype

Skype owner Microsoft should release information about how much user data it gives to third parties, including government agencies, several organizations and individuals said in a letter to company officials.

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Why are they called that? The silly stories behind six tech brands

How did TiVo, Skype, eBay, and others wind up with the names they did? JR Raphael has the answer.

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Recording your iPhone calls

Christopher Breen offers advice on recording calls on your iPhone.