Skype updated for HD video calling and Lion support

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Skype has announced its release of Skype 5.3 for OS X, which brings full support for OS X Lion and HD video calling to the popular VoIP app. Quoted in Skype’s blog post about the release:

Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X is built to work with Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Lion, in addition to being compatible with past versions of OS X going all the way back to Leopard.

With Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X, you’ll also be able to send and receive HD quality video when talking to your friends and family. You’ll need to use the Mac’s built-in webcam or choose from a variety of webcams from our Skype Shop, such as the Logitech C910, to make video calls in crystal clear HD quality. To receive clear HD video calls on your Mac, we recommend an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps.

This release comes just a month after Skype 5.2 was released for OS X, which was also a major update that added features such as screen sharing, in group calls for premium subscribers, and an updated call control bar that supported video calls. Microsoft clearly was not lying when they announced they wouldn’t be dropping support for non-Windows platforms.

Via [MacRumors]

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