Skype has released an update for its app for the iPad and other Apple mobile devices. The update brings a sought after feature, photo sharing. There's no limit to the number or size of the files that can be sent via the app. Skype said the updated app no longer drains the battery and will load contact lists faster.
What Else You Need To Know:
- Skype 4.1 works with all versions of the iPad, as well as iPhones and iPods running iOS 4.3 or later.
- Using photo sharing, Skype points out, would save the user from MMS charges. But if the device is not on Wi-Fi mode, the user may still have to pay for data downloaded depending on the data plan.
Sure there are already a slew of photo sharing options for mobile apps, but those do who most of their chatting in Skype will surely welcome the addition of the feature for iOS devices.- Brian Heater, Engadget
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Skype adds photo sharing to iPad and iPhone app, soups up performance for both
The update is available for devices running iOS 4.3 or later, including the 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S over on the iPhone side of things.
Skype for iPhone and iPad updated with Photo Sharing, improved battery performance
[T]he apps are now easier on your battery life, with the hope being that you'll be able to keep the service constantly running in the background to accept IMs and video chats without draining your battery too quickly.
Skype updated for iOS with photo sharing and performance boosts
With the photo sharing upgrade you’ll be able to bring on photos you’ve either just shot or have on your Photo Roll from the past
- Skype Adds Photo Sharing to iPhone, iPad Apps
Skype for iOS Gets Photo Sharing, Improved Battery Performance
Skype for iPad is free and available in the App Store now, as are the phone calls (restrictions apply).