Updated Skype for iOS improves startup time

Skype on Monday announced the pending release of an update to its voice, video and chat software for iOS. The new 4.14 version was not available as iMore posted this article, but it's expected soon.

Skype's Eric Lin Levine said in a blog post that the new release makes it easier to sign in with a Skype ID or a Microsoft account. A new permissions popup for iOS 7 asks to use the microphone for calls and for audio or video messages. Additional fixes and performance improvements have also been made.

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