Kineto Announces Skype-Killer for Carriers
Kineto Wireless today announced Smart VoIP, a new over-the-top VoIP application that can be used by wireless network operators to compete with the likes of Skype and other mobile VoIP services. Kineto says that the application works over Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE; can be tied to a carrier's core voice network; and uses the carrier's existing IMS voice infrastructure. The application works with a number of smartphone platforms, such as Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Smart VoIP can be branded by the carrier and offered via the carriers' own app store to customers. Kineto is positioning the application as a way for carriers to keep customers using its services rather than just its network.
Skype Adds Cortana to Windows Phone App
Skype today updated its mobile application for the Windows Phone platform and added support for Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant. Windows Phone 8.1 users can now use voice commands to launch Skype conversations.
Skype Improves Photo Sharing for Windows Phone
Skype today updated its mobile application for devices running Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The new version of Skype makes it possible to send photos to one or more contacts at a time, as well as receive photos from other Windows Phone and iOS devices.
Skype for iOS Gains Siri Support
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for iOS 10 devices that includes support for Siri. Skype users can now initiate Skype calls by asking Siri to connect them.
Skype 5.5 for iOS8 Adds Support for Extensions
Skype today updated its iPhone application to version 5.5. The latest rendition of Skype takes advantage of extensions, which are a new feature of iOS8.