What you need to know

  • Skype has a new icon on iOS devices.
  • The new icon features Fluent Design elements.
  • The icon was first rolled out to insiders in May 2019.

Skype has a new icon on iPhones and iPads (via OnMSFT). The new icon follows the Fluent Design language that Microsoft is rolling out to all of its apps across several platforms. The new iOS Skype icon was first available to beta testers in May.

Microsoft has refreshed several icons recently, including OneNote, Your Phone, and the Office suite.

The new Skype icon is less of a drastic change than some of the other icon redesigns. It flips the white and blue elements of the design and adds some shadow effects.

Skype

Skype allows you to message, call, and video call millions of people around the world.

Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love

Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.

VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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