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One of the most popular communications platforms on the internet, Skype has also made the leap over to mobile communications such as tablets.

The Skype tablet app is a flexible means of video chatting and conferencing, either with friends and family, or for business.

It's also great for instant messaging, transferring files, and has always been an economical way to make calls to foreign countries. Additional services are available on a subscription or pay-as-you-go basis.

Like the conventional platform, the tablet app allows you to edit your account and your profile, search other Skype users and add contacts.

CNN tablet app


CNN's tablet app is designed specifically for Android tablets, including the Motorola XOOM.

The app fully exploits the large screens of tablets to clearly present news in a broadsheet layout. Users can choose between two modes: one that highlights news for an international audience and another that focuses more on a US audience, and includes hourly audio news updates from CNN radio.

Another original feature of this Honeycomb-based app lets users submit their own news via CNN's iReport. This allows users to use their tablet cameras to record and upload what they see, bringing 'citizen journalism' into the tablet age.

Pulse News Reader tablet app


This tablet app is designed to make reading the news fun and engaging.

Pulse News Reader app for tablets allows you to aggregate your favorite newsfeeds into one easily-digestible screen interface. A simple tap on a story and it springs out of the mosaic of stories for you to read at full size.

Then, if you want to share what you've seen, you can send the link to friends using Facebook, Twitter or email.

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