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Skype - free IM & video calls

  • Staff Review

    Skype. There's probably no need to go into too much detail about what this might be - I'm guessing most of you will be familiar with Skype by ...Read more
  • Top App Expert Testimonial

    Skype is a super popular VOIP (voice over internet protocol) app that uses the internet to communicate instead of telephone lines. It’s great to be able to phone and video call, chat and send documents to contacts, all for free!
  • Description

    Skype is one of the most popular instant messenger apps which includes voice and videos calls. Millions of people are using Skype to stay in contact with friends & family! Also great for business meeting calls. Features: • Find all your friends ...Read more

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  • UPDATED ON:
  • GRÖSSE: Varies with device
  • INSTALLATIONS: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
  • LATEST VERSION: Varies with device
  • ANDROID VERSION Varies with device
  • Permissions
  • SYSTEM TOOLS
    • disable keylock
      Allows an application to disable the keylock and any associated password security. A legitimate example of this is the phone disabling the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enabling the keylock when the call is finished.
    • change Wi-Fi state
      Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • retrieve running applications
      Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
    • modify global system settings
      Allows an application to modify the systemʼs settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your systemʼs configuration.
    • send sticky broadcast
      Allows an application to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Malicious applications can make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.
    • read sync settings
      Allows an application to read the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for contacts.
    • write sync settings
      Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for contacts.
    • read sync statistics
      Allows an application to read the sync stats; e.g., the history of syncs that have occurred.
    • automatically start at boot
      Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
    • display system-level alerts
      Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
  • HARDWARE CONTROLS
    • take pictures
      Allows application to take pictures with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.
    • control vibrator
      Allows the application to control the vibrator.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows application to modify global audio settings such as volume and routing.
    • record audio
      Allows application to access the audio record path.
  • NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    • view network state
      Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
    • view Wi-Fi state
      Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
    • full Internet access
      Allows an application to create network sockets.
    • create Bluetooth connections
      Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
  • YOUR LOCATION
    • coarse (network-based) location
      Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
  • PHONE CALLS
    • read phone state and identity
      Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.
  • PAID SERVICES.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
  • STORAGE
    • modify/delete SD card contents
      Allows an application to write to the SD card.
  • YOUR ACCOUNTS
    • act as an account authenticator
      Allows an application to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.
    • discover known accounts
      Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
    • manage the accounts list
      Allows an application to perform operations like adding, and removing accounts and deleting their password.
    • use the authentication credentials of an account
      Allows an application to request authentication tokens.
  • YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
    • read contact data
      Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
    • write contact data
      Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
  • OTHER
    • com.skype.raider.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
    • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
    • com.skype.raider.permission.RECEIVE_ADM_MESSAGE
    • com.amazon.device.messaging.permission.RECEIVE
    • com.nokia.pushnotifications.permission.RECEIVE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE