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Skype Extends Screen Sharing to Mac Users

The release of Skype 2.8 brings yet another option for remote screen sharing to Mac OS X. This update lets two Skype users with 2.8 or later, or the beta of Skype 4.1 for Windows, share a screen with each other. The screen sharing lets you share your own screen with someone else, but doesn’t work in group chat or call situations. It’s set up for viewing, not remote control, too. Uniquely, you can define an area of the screen you want to share, and change that shape during a session dynamically.

I wrote about this new feature in depth at TidBITS —along with another feature for per-minute Wi-Fi hotspot access—in Skype 2.8 Adds Screen Sharing, Per-Minute Wi-Fi.

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