Over a year ago, when Skype’s iOS app was finally upgraded with the ability to work as a backgrounded app, it was a big step in the direction of untethering voice communications from the telcoms. Today marks the next big step in that direction, as both Skype’s iPhone and iPad app add Bluetooth support.
This new feature is convenient for the iPhone, but huge for the iPad and iPod Touch, as Skype will undoubtedly now become the go-to app for voice communication on those devices.
Today’s updates also bring a redesign of the iPhone app’s interface and image stabilization for video. Note that Bluetooth is only supported for the iPhone 4, 3GS, 4th-Gen iPt and iPad 2.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.