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Final version of revamped Skype app for Windows desktop launched

Earlier this month, Microsoft launched a preview version of Skype for Windows desktop users that included a number of new features and design changes. Today, the revamped Skype app for Windows is now out in an official release build. Microsoft says that the chat experience is much-improved...
Microsoft discontinues Skype for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft discontinues Skype for Windows Phone 7

Micosoft is retiering Skype for Windows Phone 7. It is no longer available for download from the Windows Phone Store. Additionally, users will find themselves unable to sign in within a few weeks, according to a post on the Skype blog: As a result, within the next few weeks, you'll no...
EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks Skype against competitors

EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks Skype against competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according...

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Microsoft launches beta version of Skype for Web

Microsoft launches beta version of Skype for Web

Microsoft has unveiled Skype for Web, a browser-based version of the VOIP service. Currently in beta, Skype for Web functions just like its native desktop counterpart, with voice and video calling and text messaging. The beta is available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox on Windows, and...
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Microsoft will rebrand Lync as Skype for Business in the first half of 2015

Microsoft will rebrand Lync, its enterprise and business-themed messenging and online meeting service, as Skype for Business sometime in the first half of 2015. The name change will also include a "new client experience, new server release, and updates to the service in Office 365." Microsoft...
EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks Skype against competitors

EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks Skype against competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according...
Sign up for Skype's real-time voice translation preview

Sign up for Skype's real-time voice translation preview

It was way back in May that Microsoft showed off the first demonstration for Skype Translator, and today they started accepting registrations to take part in the tool's early preview (i.e. public beta). The service adds real-time speech translation to Skype, both in voice and video, so it doesn't...
skype new windows desktop

Final version of revamped Skype app for Windows desktop launched

Earlier this month, Microsoft launched a preview version of Skype for Windows desktop users that included a number of new features and design changes. Today, the revamped Skype app for Windows is now out in an official release build. Microsoft says that the chat experience is much-improved...
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Microsoft has a Modern UI Skype bug workaround for Windows 10 preview 9860 users

If you have downloaded and installed the new 9860 build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview and then found that the Modern UI version of Skype would not load, the folks at Microsoft have posted a workaround that might get things back up to speed. The workaround was posted on Microsoft's...
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How to send drawings on Skype for Windows Phone

On Monday, Skype added drawings to their Windows Phone app. You can draw on empty canvas, add scribbles to a photo, or even add markers on a map. There were other updates too, including sign-in improvements, HD screen support, and faster resume time, but drawings stand out. Not sure how to do it...
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You will be able to draw and doodle on Skype with new Windows Phone app update

Update: The Skype update for Windows Phone is now live. Enjoy doodling. Original story Microsoft's latest update for the Windows Phone Skype app will allow users to actually draw in the app itself, along with some other new improvements and features. In a blog post, Microsoft says the new 2....
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Hands-on with Skype Qik for Windows Phone

If you missed it, Skype Qik was announced yesterday. It's available now on Windows Phone, iOS and Android. A lot of our friends have not signed up yet, but we did get a few messages going. We've tried it on our Lumia 1520. Check out our hands-on video. After installing Skype Qik on your phone...
Skype Qik lets you replace text conversations with instant video messaging [Update: it's live!]

Skype Qik lets you replace text conversations with instant video messaging [Update: it's live!]

Microsoft is expanding the number of apps made by its Skype team today with the Skype Qik video messaging app, designed specifically for mobile devices running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The app is scheduled to launch today for all three platforms. So what is Skype Qik? Basically, it's...

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