Skype Technologies S.A.
has released Skype 18.104.22.168, a new version of their Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony program. The free software enables you to voice chat, instant message or transfer files for free to other Skype users, make calls to cell phone numbers and land lines using its paid SkypeOut service, or accept incoming phone calls using the optional SkypeIn service.
The new release of Skype for Mac OS X adds several new features, including an events and services module in the main window, better privacy when you’ve set the “Do Not Disturb” mode, option to show online contacts, and much more. The software also features a host of changes and bug fixes.
System requirements call for a G3 or faster processor, Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 128MB RAM, 20MB free hard disk space, microphone and Internet connection. If you’re using Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger,” You can also download a Skype Dashboard widget. Using the widget, you can dial calls, look up country codes and check calling rates.
Skype 1.4 recently went into beta testing for Windows users. The new version touts better sound quality, call forwarding and the ability to add more personalized sounds, ringtons and pictures.