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Viber now lets you make video calls on the go

Popular cross-platform VOIP and messaging app Viber has been updated today with support for video calls from your phone. The app has also made it easier to add friends and manage sticker packs.

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Share your life with friends in real time with Spin

Spin is a iOS-only Skype alternative that allows you to share photos and videos with friends. Spin uses HD video and and 44kHz audio to provide the highest-quality experience that they can. The app places an emphasis on shared experiences for up to ten people, and allows you to create events for you and your friends to participate in together.

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Facebook announces new chat, video calling options

While there's no word yet on whether these new features will come to the existing Facebook for iPhone app, or the upcoming Facebook for iPad app, Facebook announced new ways to keep in touch with your friends today.

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Skype for iPhone updated to support Skype for TV

The Skype app for iPhone and iPod Touch has received a small update today with support for making video calls to more Skype clients, specifically Skype for TV:

You can now make video calls to a wider selection of Skype clients and devices, such as Skype for TV.

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Skype for iPhone hits 3.0, adds video calling over Wi-Fi and 3G

It took a while but Skype for iPhone has finally hit version 3.0 and now includes video calling, not only over Wi-Fi like Apple's FaceTime but over 3G as well! Here's the complete update list:

  • Make Skype to Skype video calls on WiFi and 3G (Additional Data charges may apply)
  • Call Skype desktop users (Mac OS X or Windows) and other iPhone users.
  • Two-way video calls supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th gen.
  • Receive only video supported on iPad and iPod touch 3rd gen, with no camera.
  • Make video calls in portrait and landscape.
  • Skype video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above.

We're testing it out now and will update asap with results. How's it working for you?

UPDATE: First impressions after the break!

[Free - iTunes link, thanks @laniceto for the head's up!]

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Skype video calling coming to iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4

Skype is saying they have some video-related announcements heading our way for CES 2011 in a just over a week and you know what that means -- iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4 video calling, right?

Skype is participating in an event titled "Video Calling Gets Ready for Primetime" and they have also recently put up a question and answer from one of their users. The user asked how they could make a video call from their iPhone using Skype. Well Skype went ahead and decided to answer that question:

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T-Mobile takes shots at Apple/AT&T in their newest TV ad

T-Mobile's latest TV add takes shots at Apple and AT&T alike, exclaiming that they now have "America's Largest 4G Network". They also pit their new myTouch 4G against the iPhone 4 in what seems oddly similar to the Mac vs. PC commercials of yesteryear.

Whether or not you believe HSPA+ is really 4G, T-Mobile is careful not take direct shots at the iPhone. It mainly focuses on AT&T's known network limitations (specifically the fact they don't allow 3G video calling). T-Mobile probably made the right decision there as I'm sure they would love to get their hands on the iPhone to help bolster their sales.

Check out the video after the break and let us know your thoughts on T-Mobiles shots at Apple/AT&T.

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iSeeU brings FaceTime-like video calling to iPhone 3GS [Accessory]

There is an endless list of apps that allow you to make video calls with your iPhone 4, and aside from Apple's FaceTime, most of t hese are also compatible with the 3GS, but it can be quite awkward to video call without a front facing camera.

Korean company, PLAYMASS, have produced a new accessory that can solve the problem, iSeeU.

iSeeU clips onto your i Phone 3GS, and flips open to reveal a series of mirrors, that allow you make a video call using the rear facing camera. One neat thing about iSeeU is, you can easily swivel it off to the side to switch the cameras, so that you can still show your friend what the rear facing camera would normally see.

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It takes two to Tango - 3G video chat for iPhone 4

Tango video calls, as the name suggests, is an app that allows for users to enjoy the benefits of the front facing camera on the iPhone 4 to make a video call over their cellular 3G network. Tango Features:

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Yahoo! Messenger app with 3G video chat now live in App Store

On Sunday we told you that Yahoo! sent in their update to Apple for the Messenger app to allow for 3G video calling -- well today the update is live in the iTunes App Store.

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