A family member's laptop was stolen and is very likely in Tunisia.
I see the Skype id showing up as "away" once in a while, but when I try to trace the ip address, I never get beyond France or the Netherlands - presumably because that's where the proxies are?
It's lack of compatibility with Windows or Andriod OS is unfortunate - but Face Time is a global success regardless.
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Many i Chat AV users experienced problems and flakiness trying to video conference with Windows AOL Instant Messenger users, so Skype is worth trying as a more reliable alternative.
Below are some of the most popular PC and Mac compatible video conferencing programs are the most widely used by Macintosh and Windows PC users.
Mac Skype, currently at Version 7.x is one of the most ubiquitous and reliable cross-platform video conferencing apps: It isn't just for free & very low-cost long distance Mac VOIP video and voice calling.
Is there a way to identify a person's IP address in Skype, when you're chatting with them? And if you've recorded chat messages, can they lead to the actual person IP address, or their ISP's?
In general yes, there is ways of doing this, as a quick google search would've been able to tell you.
This article describes the process pretty well, but basically, all you are looking for is in the file.
This method is pretty cool because forensically, you can determine who connected and to whom after the fact and potentially even if a suspect has deleted the skype program altogether.
What happens on these "third-party APIs" is a bit more hard to find, what they do is they use a modified version of the Skype binary (it's quite old but still seems to work) that writes an unencrypted debug log about everything that happens on it, including network-related operations.
Once Skype is running they use the desktop API to look up a contact (without completing the procedure and sending a contact request) and that's enough to write the IP address of that person to the log assuming the person is online.
Skype's ability to access and integrate your Apple Address Book contacts and search their directory for pals helps build a buddy list quickly at Skype.