Skype’s iPhone app proved to be incredibly popular, and the recently released iPad version soon picked up a healthy following as well. Both versions of the app have been updated to include support for Bluetooth devices while the iPhone version has a new anti-shake feature designed to eliminate wobbly footage when conducting a video call.
Bluetooth support has been enabled for iPhone 3GS and 4 users as well as for the iPad 2 and fourth generation iPods. This opens up the opportunity to use headsets to make and receive hands-free calls.
iPhone 4 users can take advantage of the new image stabilisation feature that kicks in when the rear camera is in use. This makes it more enjoyable for other parties involved in a video call to see what’s going on without having to endure sea sickness inducing camera shake.
Another update to both the iPad and iPhone versions of the Skype app sees the introduction of advertisements. Anyone who has Skype credit available will not see ads, and the same is true for anyone with a calling or premium subscription – everyone else has to view them.
It is worth noting that to avoid potential problems such as slow contact syncing and a mis-reported loss of Skype credited, it is a good idea to delete your existing version of the app before installing the new one rather than simply updating in the usual way.
You can find out more and download copies of the apps by paying a visit to the Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad review pages.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk