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Skype 6.15.60.330
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Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:
  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline
What's New
Version 6.15.60.330:
  • Occasionally, some users experienced crashes on launch, and others on quit. Thanks to some valuable assistance from users in the Community Forums, we’ve been able to identify the cause of these crashes. This release contains fixes for both of them.
  • Sometimes you don’t want to be notified of every message in a long-lived conversation, and that’s why Skype for Mac has allowed you to set notifications per-conversation for many years. However, recently users on the Forums reported that these settings weren’t sticking. We’re happy to let you know this is no longer the case -- this bug is fixed, and you can again use "Notification Settings…" from the "Conversations" menu to set notification keywords, etc.
  • In the release of Skype for Mac version 6.14, we highlighted two known issues: animated emoticons using too much CPU, and some users experiencing crashes when screen sharing on MacBook Pros. In 6.15 we have fixed the animated emoticons issue, and MacBook Pros users should update to Mac OS X 10.9.2 to prevent crashes when screen sharing.
Version 6.15.60.330:
  • Occasionally, some users experienced crashes on launch, and others on quit. Thanks to some valuable assistance from users in the Community Forums, we’ve been able to identify the cause of these crashes. This release contains fixes for both of them.
  • Sometimes you don’t want to be notified of every message in a long-lived conversation, and that’s why Skype more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Microphone





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Smtips reviewed on 24 Mar 2014
Have they made it possible to make the window smaller as it was in v2.x and not be a pig taking up FAR too much space on the screen? Have they removed the infernal advertising from the window if you are a paid user? Have they corrected the issue with the older version where it's not possible to initiate a video chat with a newer version or a version on a PC?

No to all of the above, which is why it continues to get horrible ratings and is one of the worst pieces of junk software written for a Mac...in its current form anyway.
[Version 6.14.60.351]

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Beto-Boton replied on 26 Mar 2014
A G R E E ! Arrrrghhhhh
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sysnetarea reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
It's a must-have app on every device, especially when your family lives in different countries.
[Version 6.12.60.438]

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Evilinstone replied on 19 Feb 2014
FaceTime and Messages works much better for me.
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sysnetarea replied on 19 Feb 2014
Not everybody is an Apple freak! :-)
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RavenNevermore replied on 19 Feb 2014
Sysnetarea is correct. Not everyone uses a Mac. Most of the people I Skype with are on PCs. And my son has a MacBook Pro and doesn't use Messages or FaceTime so I have to use Skype.

This app might have its issues, but it works fine for video and voice calls between different computers.
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 16 Jan 2014
Does this version finally add OS X Push Notification like the iOS version?
[Version 6.12.60.438]

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RavenNevermore replied on 20 Feb 2014
It does work with Message Center.
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kauai58 reviewed on 07 Jan 2014
Love it, but wish they would quit changing the UI on me.
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iTruth reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
Don't be a bunch of sheep people, you know this app has been comprised my the NSA. A simple google search will show you dozens of articles revealing Microsoft's cooperation with the NSA's PRISM program. Skype in particular has multiple back doors written into the code allow "big brother" to hear and watch all of your voice and video chats.

Really scarey stuff. I'll pass.
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Geofrant replied on 03 Jan 2014
Hope NSA enjoys my hour long conversations with a friend in Russian.
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Fotodivr replied on 16 Jan 2014
It's been going on since Echelon was formed after WW2. This isn't anything new. Make international calls and you are monitored. That's it. Just now more people are aware of it. All the kerfuffle in the govt is smoke and mirrors to divert "the masses" from the real BS that is going on. No matter what you use to communicate over the net, it can be and most probably will be compromised.
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Libertyforall1776 replied on 16 Jan 2014
You should post a link or two supporting your statements...
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Donmontalvo replied on 16 Jan 2014
Simple solution, have your conversation regarding taking over the world on some other system. ;)
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RavenNevermore replied on 19 Feb 2014
@Fotodivr, yep. This app is no dire rent than any email or text you might send. Apple encrypts text data at least.

The misnomer here is that someone is sitting listening to your calls. That's not true. Computers are monitoring data streams looking for keywords and phrases that imply activity that the NSA would be interested in. So unless your Skype calls generally involve talking about overthrowing the government or other illegal actions, who cares? They aren't interested in what you're talking about.

They are not going to stop doing it. We should all be concerned, but don't let it stop you from living your life. Some people feel that's why they do it, to keep everyone paranoid. I think they just want to prevent another 9/11.
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RavenNevermore replied on 19 Feb 2014
Damn auto correct! That should have read "this app is no worse than..."
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ktilford replied on 23 Feb 2014
HEADLINE:

"Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption"

BY JOSEPH MENN
SAN FRANCISCO Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:33pm EST

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Saturday it would issue a software update "very soon" to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers.
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Beto-Boton replied on 27 Mar 2014
Just mention "the bomb" referring to your car, the "jumbo jet" referring to your neighbour, a few times and you got their interest!
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RavenNevermore replied on 28 Mar 2014
@ktilford, was was just an encryption issue in Webkit. So all you had to do was use Firefox and the problem was gone. It has nothing to do with email. The OS X 10.9.2 update patched it.

@Beto-Boton, LOL!
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AnnapolisM4361 reviewed on 02 Jan 2014
Starting time feels pretty long before uninstall, and then I got the latest version, now things are normal again. Version 6.9 seems a real bug for taking up too much space. And after the update, it returns itself from every now and then.
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Maylbu reviewed on 24 Dec 2013
Will those people at Skype ever get it right? t like a normal app.. Looks it's going backwards.
[Version 6.12.59.431]

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MarcoB001 replied on 02 Jan 2014
Does Microsoft get anything right?
And yes, they are going backwards for years.
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X6205 replied on 03 Jan 2014
There are no issues with Skype, only retarded reviewers on MacUpdate..
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Johnny-S.-B.-Rubin reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
The last updates use so much CPU that I can't use the app.... Very disappointing... M$ hire some proper programers!!!
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Konsti reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
Again, version 6.12. 59.431 is a Release Candidate. The officially released version from Skype website is 6.12.0.431. I cannot see any major improvements or even minor. Interface remains the same, of course!
[Version 6.12.59.431]


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Maxxx reviewed on 13 Dec 2013
Some time ago Skype was great, light IM. Right now it is unresponsive, hanging out constantly piece of sh!t. Following case which shows, that M$ can bust everything it touches.
[Version 6.11.0.455]

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Derekcurrie replied on 02 Jan 2014
I still hang onto pre-Microsoft versions from the good old days, expecting they'll come in handy as Microsoft crap-i-fies Skype and turns it into an NSA surveillance tool. :-P
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Thomasgrr had trouble on 30 Sep 2013
Glad to finally see Skype localized in Swedish, but audio keeps dropping for a few seconds on both sides in audio calls. Problem solved by reverting to previous version.
[Version 6.9.60.513]


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GianMarco-Tavazzani had trouble on 20 May 2013
the video button is greyed up with most of the previous versions:
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/video-problem-after-updating-to-6-3-0-105/td-p/1503152
Discouraging naiveness of the developers, panting in panic by years, lost without the compass, both technical (it practical doesn't work!) and for user interface huge issues;a product that becomes worst in amy upgrade after the 2.8.0.866!!!!
And Yahoo Messenger is practically abandoned by the 2003!
[Version 6.4.60.833]


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Ivan C. had trouble on 05 Apr 2013
Version 6.3.60.582 ? My Skype tells me that I have the latest version at the moment...
[Version 6.3.60.582]


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Tipp-Flo had trouble on 20 Mar 2013
With the newest version 6.30.etc I can't get any video with friends still using version 2.8
- hope microsoft doesn't drop video with the old version.
[Version 6.3.60.582]

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Tipp-Flo replied on 21 Mar 2013
false alarm! just works fine again - mysterically had no video with 3 friends still using 2.8 the same day.
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Tipp-Flo replied on 02 Apr 2013
A friend, still using 2.8, got a mail today from Skype, telling that they improved video with their newest version, and that there may be no video anymore when skyping with someone using a new version - so it wasn't a false alarm - it's improvement...
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Emile_b had trouble on 14 Feb 2013
Does not run on 10.6.8 (Hang and crash on load)
Work fine on 10.8.2
[Version 6.2.0.1117]

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Grandduc replied on 30 Mar 2013
See Skype Support Forum. Application Enhancer not compatible with Skype on 10.6.8. Skype opens fine now, but I will miss A.E...
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Lik had trouble on 11 Jan 2013
Newest version simply WON'T START on my MPro 10.8.2.

I reckon the GUI would've been as crappy as before. MS - if you want details, write me, I can throw lists at you.
[Version 6.1.59.2295]


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chris.com had trouble on 14 Jan 2012
Version 5.5.0.2069 removes the volume control! I use a headset and calls blast in at full volume. I can't figure out how to turn it down. Bad can get worse!
[Version 5.5.0.2069]


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Esekel had trouble on 25 Aug 2011
will reverting to an older version screw up my chat history? i am worried about this, but the new skype version is unusable for me. i can not rely on it for work purposes. it hangs and crashes and makes a ringing noise even after i pick up the call. extremely annoying to hear the ringing when you are in conversation with a customer.
[Version 5.3.0.1074]


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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 09 Feb 2011
Note that Skype 5 drops support for FireWire webcams, including the Apple iSight webcam (built-in on MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, and it also used to be sold separately). So unless you have an external USB webcam, upgrading to Skype 5 will result in less functionality. See http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=793315 for details.
[Version 5.0.0.7994]


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Hal2007 had trouble on 27 Jan 2011
Version 5 Final is crashing immediately when I start it up. The betas didn't. I removed every trace and reinstalled to no avail. Sigh. I *want* to use it, but I can't. What gives?
[Version 5.0.0.7980]

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Hal2007 replied on 08 Feb 2011
New version .7994 resolves my problem. Thanks guys.

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Quiiick rated on 17 Apr 2014

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Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:
  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline
Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.


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