The updated app also comes with audio quality improvements, adding support for Skype’s wideband audio codec, SILK. This audio compression format was designed to better capture human speech and, Skype claims, it copes well with varying internet speeds. Judging by the demo in the video below, this means more depth to people’s voices and clearer sound overall.
We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features Lego Blues Brothers, a Star Trek sing-along, a Star Wars take on Queen, incredibly realistic iPad finger-painting, a thieving eagle and bad language.
Our start-up of the week is GeoPal Solutions, a cloud service and mobile app for companies that need to manage a field-based workforce. The company has raised seed capital from private investors and plans to create 20 new jobs.
Internet giant Google is continuing to test Apple’s boundaries. Having already conquered a large territory of mobile with Android (80pc of the world’s smartphones), introducing a new dimension to computing with its ChromeBook, Google is now believed to be planning its own Nexus TV device.