Skype 2.5 Beta for Mac

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Skype 2.5 Beta for Mac

Today, Skype has released a new version of Skype for the Mac - Skype 2.5 Beta for Mac. The previous Mac release was October 23, 2006 which was version, so this is a 0.5 (half point) release upgrade. This catches up to the currently released Skype 2.5 for Windows, but is still a 1/2 point release behind Skype 3.0 beta for Windows. Why does Windows get all the fun?

The new Skype 2.5 beta version offers outbound SMS text messages and 10-way conference calling. The other big feature of note is that has more granular audio device controls. That is, users can now choose which audio device they want to use during incoming and outbound calling.  For instance, if you prefer to listen to calls you receive through headphones but make a call using a speakerphone, it’s now possible in this latest version. It's also useful if listening to music on your default device (speakers) but want Skype to use your headset for the audio when making/receiving calls. This feature has been available on the Windows version for some time now, so it's nice to see the Mac version becoming on par with the Windows version.

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