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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Skype adds Mac HD video calling, support for Lion

Clean your rooms and fix your hair — high-definition video calls for Skype and support for Apple’s latest operating system are the main features of the program’s latest Mac update.

In a blog post Monday, Skype announced that the next version for Mac, Skype 5.3, is now available for download. The program is also backwards-compatible with Snow Leopard and Leopard.

For the best HD calls, Skype product manager Krishna Panicker wrote that users should use their Mac’s built-in webcam or one from a list of supported cameras the company sells on its Web site.

For the best results, Skype recommends that users have an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps.

Someone must have put something in the water over at Skype, which has been on an updating bonanza lately. In addition to adding support for more Android devices, the company also released it’s long-awaited iPad app last week.

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