Skype releases Mac client update

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Skype 6 for Mac

Microsoft has released Skype v.6.0, adding a few improvements and bug fixes. The update adds Retina display support for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro laptops and also brings richer integration with Facebook, allowing you to sign in to Skype using your Facebook account information. Microsoft also has added chat protocols that give you the choice to chat with friends using their own Windows Live messenger.

At the Skype Garage Blog, Microsoft further explains the updates:

Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration
Sign up and sign-in is easier than ever. You can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft or Facebook account – there’s no need to create a new Skype account. This makes it even easier to connect with friends on Skype without having to set up another account.

IM friends on Messenger
Now you can instant message your Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and contacts via Skype all in one place. If you use a Microsoft account today, merging your accounts is easy – just sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account.

Open Chats in Multiple Windows
We hear your feedback! With this release we’ve added support to open chats in multiple windows.

Retina Display Support
We also added another feature you’ve asked for – support Retina display. Now you can take full advantage of improved usability and of higher resolution screens.

The Skype for OS X update is available now at Skype Garage, and requires OS X v10.5.8 or later.

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