Today I used the Mac version of Skype for the first time on my new MacBook Air 11" running Lion - v10.7.2.
To my surprise, the process was using more than 100% CPU, the CPU temperature went high, as expected, and the fan went wild! Even more, the battery went from full to critical after just one hour of the video call.
Just now, I opened Skype to get the version number - v188.8.131.523 - with no active chats nor calls, the CPU usage went to 135.9% in the blink of an eye!
This issue seems to be all over the Skype forums, but I can't seem to find a solution.
If anybody can lead me towards a viable fix, I'd be grateful!