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VoIP vs SkypeAfter the introduction of VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol, there has been a spectacular development of telecommunication technology.

The VoIP technology now allows transmission and receipt of audio signals by using Internet as a gateway, instead of using the conventional analog communication lines.

Talking about communication, Skype has been one of the most popular and recognized service providers of VoIP, which comes up with a lot of value added features. Continue reading

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sip and skypeSIP and SKYPE both are the means to enjoy IP telephony. Find out the differences between the two.

FCC report of 2010 suggests that 23 % of all voice-based communications in the United States was performed via SIP-based communication system. SIP or Session Initiation Protocol is a signaling protocol which is necessary for initiating a communication and multimedia session over the Internet. Continue reading

SkypeAt Microsoft, told that the Skype software will go down in the standard package of the operating system Windows 8.1, when that will be supplied to the market.

Microsoft itself has bought Skype in 2011, but since then the giant sftverny quite carefully integrate Skype into their products, taking care not to cause any inconvenience. By far one of the most courageous steps for the integration is the introduction of Skype-functions in Outlook. In addition, before it became known that a significant part of the supporting server infrastructure Skype was moved to datacenters Microsoft.

“More than 300 million people now use Skype for work and communication, every day they exchanged small and big events in their lives, using the short messaging, audio and video. In Windows 8.1 Skype software will be included initially, that will make a new Windows-based device the best way to stay in touch, “– said Ryan Gavin, a spokesman for Microsoft. Continue reading

Project ToxThe project Tox developers set a goal of creating of free P2P alternative to Skype

Tox uses similar to the Skype P2P-model of interaction in the network for the dissemination of messages which use cryptographic techniques to authenticate the user and protect the transit traffic from interception. Support text messaging, voice, video and file transfer. The work is organized through a simple and typical of IM-client graphical interface.

One of the key objectives of the project is to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of correspondence, including protection from a possible traffic analysis intelligence services. For ensuring addressing of users used the distributed hash table (DHT) which organized the work in the style of BitTorrent. The communication channel has been organized by means of a superstructure over the UDP protocol with realization of session level (Lossless UDP). Continue reading

SkypeIn Skype has been discovered vulnerability, which allows you to lock user accounts.

The gap concerns the service intended for fight against spam. By right-clicking on the contact from the context menu, you can select “Block this person” and put a check mark in “Report Abuse this subscriber.”

Fraudsters have decided to use the service to combat spam blocking “disagreeable” users Skype. Search for specific people is by login via skype: insert_username_here? Menu, and from the search, you can lock or complain to the user. Continue reading

Skype for LinuxMicrosoft introduced the release of Skype 4.2 for Linux.

Opportunities for the Linux version are close to the functionality of Skype for other platforms, such as the accessibility of the conference call, call forwarding, sending SMS to mobile phones, the organization of joint access to the desktop, making calls to landline numbers, you make a video, and sending files etc.

Skype 4.2 assembly prepared for Ubuntu 10.04/12.04 (32-bit version in separate packages for 32-bit and 64-bit systems), Debian 7 (32-bit version in separate packages for 32-bit and 64-bit systems), Fedora 16 + (32-bit) and openSUSE 12.1 + (32-bit). As system requirements, the following software versions: Qt 4.7.0, D-Bus 1.0.0, libasound2 1.0.18, as well as optional BlueZ 4.0.0 and PulseAudio 1.0. Continue reading

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