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Facebook adds VoIP to Android messaging app for Canadians

Android users -- at least those in Canada -- can now try out actual voice calls through Facebook thanks to an update to the Messenger app.

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Microsoft to start connecting Skype and Lync by June 2013

Microsoft's mission to connect its consumer and business communications services is running later than many expected, according to the latest Lync road map.

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Telcos race toward an all-IP future

At the CES Broadband Unlimited conference, communications execs explain why new native IP networks are essential for consumers and the next generation of connected devices.

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Plantronics' Voyager Legend UC headphones allow users to listen to music or make VOIP calls from mobile devices or PCs.

Plantronics headset and speaker add PC support

The Voyager Legend UC and Calisto 620 bring let you listen to mobile or PC audio, over the ear, or from across the room.

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Facebook tests VoIP, adds voice mail-like service

The social network updates its Messenger app with the ability to send recorded voice messages globally, but tests actual voice calls in Canada.

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Get free Google Voice home-phone service with $40 adapter

The Obihai OBi100 is hugely popular with folks who want to use Google Voice in place of a landline.

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Google extends free calling through Gmail

The company says people can make free calls in the U.S. and Canada through Gmail's Chat function -- using the calling plugin -- throughout the New Year.

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Improved video quality and easier access to chat conversations are among the changes in Skype 4.0.

Skype 4.0 for Android offers fast, reliable messaging

The refreshed Skype app for Android features a cleaner interface and easier access to conversations. But most importantly, the app is even faster and more stable than before.

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Skype disables password resets due to e-mail security flaw

The VoIP provider has removed its password reset page to deal with a security hole that lets someone take control of another person's account.

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Judge prods FBI over future Internet surveillance plans

Federal judge tells FBI to do more to comply with open government laws when disclosing what backdoors it wants Internet companies to create for government surveillance.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8 has some smart moves (hands-on)

We get a first look at Microsoft's very own VoIP app, reworked just for Windows Phone 8 devices.

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FreedomPop's $99 sleeve brings 4G to iPod Touch

Now available, the sleeve lets you connect to the company's 4G network and make free calls via Skype and any other voice-over-IP application.

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