updated 12:35 pm EDT, Tue August 21, 2012
Skype for iOS gains Photo Share
Apple has released a security update for its Remote Desktop application, which addresses a problem with data encryption. According to Apple the previous release would fail to properly encrypt data when connected to third-party VNC servers, even with the "Encrypt all network data" setting enabled. In addition, the software also failed to provide a warning when the connection was insecure. Version 3.6.1 resolves the problem by creating an SSH tunnel for the connection, and preventing the connection if this tunnel cannot be created. Versions 3.5.2 up to and including 3.6.0 are affected, while earlier releases are not vulnerable.
Skype updates iPhone and iPad apps
Updated versions of both the iPhone and iPad Skype apps have been released in the App Store. The updates include a new Photo Share feature that allows users to send photos of any size directly from their device to any of their contacts. Overall performance has also been improved, reducing the battery drain when running Skype in the background. Both updates can be found as free downloads in the App Store.