Skype

  • Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Microsoft’s Skype client for iPhone has been looking a little long in the tooth; the version that has been in the store until today is essentially still the same client they launched back in 2010, albeit replete with incremental updates along the way. Not so with the new Skype version 5.0, which is redesigned from the ground up, with major changes to the interface and navigation, and… Read More

  • Microsoft Demos Real-Time Speech-To-Speech Translation On Skype

    Microsoft Demos Real-Time Speech-To-Speech Translation On Skype

    Microsoft’s Skype has long enabled people in different parts of the world to communicate with one another through video, voice, and text chat. Now the service is looking to expand those capabilities by testing out a feature that could allow people who don’t speak the same language to talk with each other. Read More

  • Group Video Calling Goes Free On Skype For Mac, Windows And Xbox One

    Group Video Calling Goes Free On Skype For Mac, Windows And Xbox One

    Skype introduced group video calling officially back in 2010, and offers support for up to 10 people, but the feature has been a premium service for paying customers since it exited beta. The group calling feature is now free, however, with Skype announcing general availability for everyone on Windows, Mac and Xbox One today. The service going free makes a lot of sense – Skype has had… Read More

  • WTF
    WTF? Skype Quietly Removes “Offensive” Emoticons

    WTF? Skype Quietly Removes “Offensive” Emoticons

    It’s a sad day. As is so often the case, my copy editor was about to flip me the virtual bird on Skype and she couldn’t. Why? Because Microsoft is a prude. Read More

  • Microsoft Introduces A Studio-Grade “Skype For Broadcasters” Called Skype TX

    Microsoft Introduces A Studio-Grade “Skype For Broadcasters” Called Skype TX

    Microsoft this morning introduced Skype TX, a new version of its video chatting service, Skype, that’s designed for broadcasters. Described as “studio-grade” software offering high-quality audio and video output, the platform provides broadcasters with professional feeds free of distractions, like call notifications and ads, plus API integration, call management features… Read More

  • Skype For Outlook Now Available Worldwide, Adds HD Video Calling Support

    Skype For Outlook Now Available Worldwide, Adds HD Video Calling Support

    Skype for Outlook.com, the integration of Skype’s messaging features into Microsoft’s webmail platform, is now available worldwide, the company is announcing this morning. To get started with the feature, users must first download a web browser plugin, which is available for IE, Chrome, Firefox and now, Safari, browsers. Afterwards, those who already have Skype accounts can link… Read More

  • Know Thy Selfie

    Know Thy Selfie

    When you’re mad, or happy, or looking into the eyes of your sweetie, do you know what your face looks like? Probably not, according to Dr. James Kilner, neuroscientist at the University College London. Kilner holds that you know very little about what your face looks like most of the time, though you probably believe you look much more attractive and much younger than you actually are. Read More

  • Microsoft Rolls Out Smarter Chat Sync For Skype

    Microsoft Rolls Out Smarter Chat Sync For Skype

    Last October, Microsoft’s Skype promised a number of updates to its chat message syncing, and it looks like the service has now delivered on these promises. For the longest time, chat syncing had been an annoying issue on Skype, as the mobile app would often send you a bunch of alerts for messages you’d already read on your desktop. The Skype team has announced that those days… Read More

  • Skype’s Suspicious Absence From Microsoft’s Anti-NSA Promises

    Skype’s Suspicious Absence From Microsoft’s Anti-NSA Promises

    Microsoft’s public relations department was on encrypted cloud nine yesterday, riding a wave of high-five press reports for their swift action to protect consumers from National Security Agency surveillance. “We are taking steps to ensure governments use legal process rather than technological brute force to access customer data,” raged Microsoft General Counsel Brad… Read More

  • Sold To Telefonica For $207M In 2009, Now-Neglected VoIP Provider Jajah Is Shutting Down

    Sold To Telefonica For $207M In 2009, Now-Neglected VoIP Provider Jajah Is Shutting Down

    Chalk up another casualty in the consolidation of Internet voice services. Nearly four years to the day after getting acquired by Telefonica for $207 million, VoIP provider Jajah has announced that it is shutting down, effective January 31, 2014. Registered users of Jajah.com (its web-based service that provides a price-reducing VoIP bridge between two landline or mobile numbers) and Jajah… Read More