Skype has released a new version of its popular communications software for Mac, Skype 2.5 Beta for Mac.
The software offers Mac users outbound SMS text messages and ten-way conference calling.
Skype SMS lets Mac users send SMS messages to any mobile phone number in the world. Users simply select a SkypeOut contact, enter a mobile phone number or select a Skype contact’s mobile phone number in their profile.
Conference calls can be made to up to nine Skype contacts for free and to landlines and mobiles for a fee, using SkypeOut.
Another new feature lets users choose which audio device they want to use during incoming and outbound calling.
The software also supports video calls over broadband connections.