On August 31st Skype Technologies launched the beta version of Skype (see related article), a peer-to-peer Internet telephone application for Mac OS X. BusinessWeek’s Alex Salkever has been using the software since its release and has written an article comparing it to iChat’s ability to make phone calls. “Skype blows away iChat in terms of voice quality,” writes Salkever. “My recent test drive of Skype for OS X led me to conclude that it’s time for Apple to start a phone network — Macphone, if you like.”