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Skype video calling comes to Apple devices

Popular voice and messaging software company Skype has updated its application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices that now allows for video calling and over 3G.

Apple's own video calling feature only operates over WIFI, where Skype's software freely available from the App Store works over 3G too - opening up Apple devices with a camera to be used in a way that many other phones have been used, for many years.

Using Skype on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch devices running iOS 4 won't incur a cost over WIFI, but using the app over a 3G network will have an effect on the mobile's accompanying data allowance with 1minute equalling 4.4MB of data.

Skype has around 25 million users logged in at any one time, making it one of the widest used software applications for the mobile phone and desktop computer. It is already one of the top five free iPhone applications, with the low mobile and landline call rates being very attractive to many.

Apple is the last mobile phone manufacture to bring video calling to their handsets, where One Mobile Ring believes the Skype video calling will now fill in the gap that Apple couldn't - by enabling 3G calls to other devices in addition to Windows, Mac and Linux home and office computers.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.