The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Skype 2.0 for Mac to Add Intel-Only Processor Features

FIRST ON TMO - Skype 2.0 for Mac to Add Intel-Only Processor Features

by , 7:00 AM EST, February 10th, 2006

Internet telephony company Skype will soon release a new version of its peer-to-peer VoIP software for the Mac with 10-way conferencing capabilities that can only be used on Apple Macs with Intel dual core processors, The Mac Observer has learned.

Version 2.0 of Skype for Mac will take advantage of the multi-tasking capabilities of Intel dual-core processors and allow a conference call to include up to ten people at the same time. The new feature can only be used with the iMac and MacBook Pro laptops, both announced in early January as the first Mac products with Intel Core Duo processors.

"The new version will be available to Skype users sometime in the second quarter," Tim Cox, a public relations representative for Skype with the firm Spark PR, told TMO. Mr. Cox said the new version will work with any Mac, but will auto-detect Macs with the Intel dual core processor to allow use of the added features.

Skype announced February 8th Skype 2.0 for Windows with the same new features for Intel dual-core processor-based PCs. The two companies are planning additional feature extensions and optimization of Skype for Intel’s dual-core processors including optimized video calling.

“Through our partnership with Intel we can ensure that Skype performs better than any other Internet calling application and drive widespread business and consumer adoption” said Henry Gomez, general manager of Skype North America, in a prepared statement.

Users with Skype’s free software can hold telephone conversations over the Internet with other Skype users, or can call from their PCs to land lines or mobile phones for an additional fee.

Recent Headlines - Updated May 22nd

Wed,3:10 PM
How to Deauthorize All Devices in iTunes 12
Thu,5:44 PM
Promotional Apple II Video with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Byte Shop
4:47 PM
Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M
4:09 PM
The Pick Your Own Apple Toy Giveaway
3:55 PM
Three Easy Ways to Get Started With Home Automation
2:30 PM
Does the Apple Watch Free Us or Enslave Us?
1:41 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-21: Orthogonal Watch Complications FTW
11:56 AM
Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9
10:42 AM
Apple Reportedly Looking at Expansion into San Jose
9:42 AM
Apple Watch Bands in Apple Stores in Limited Quantities Soon
Wed,8:40 PM
ACM 307 - Dr. Mac’s One Tip for Mastering Your Mac, Apple TV, and the Importance of Encryption
8:01 PM
Rare Power Computing Posters by Frank Kozik - Fight for the Mac!
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!