From 1 March, people will no longer be able to log in to version 7.16 (and older builds) of Skype for Windows desktop, or version 7.18 (and older) of Skype for Mac.
Because what this technology really offers is faux intimacy: It's the perception of intimacy with the added hangover that comes with waking up in a queen-size bed next to nothing but your laptop. So I fashioned a plan that kept my boyfriend and me connected but wasn't so all-consuming that it killed our respective lives.I'm also digging Hey Tell, an app that turns your i Phone into a walkie-talkie—like sending a text with your voice. As for the extended high-school-style phone calls, we limited those to a few times a week—you know, so we actually had something new to say—and saved Skype for the really lonely nights.But most importantly, we threw money at airline tickets.And then there's that old-fangled standby, Skype.By the way, everything you think long-distance couples do with Skype, they do. Nothing makes you feel farther apart than trying to have an intimate experience over a weak Internet signal.