New Skype 5.0 for Mac: Only a Beta and already tightening the screws

So I tried out the new Skype 5.0 and the good news is that multi-party video cons work, even between groups of mixed Mac and Windows users.  I haven’t tried mixing in users with the new Android update, though, since it is not supported on all platforms.  The bad news is that the second I tried to join a multi-party video, I got a pop-up asking me to agree to a free trial.  Then I got this clever confirmatory message in email:

Your group video beta free trial has been successfully activated.

For the next 28 days you can make group video calls with your friends and colleagues.

– You and your friends all have to be on the latest version of Skype to make group video calls

OK.  You’re on.  But on day 29, I’m back to using MeBeam.  Cause its like, you know, free.

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Published in: on November 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

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