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Skype coming to a browser near you, works without a dedicated client

Skype coming to a browser near you, works without a dedicated client

By 14 November 2014

Microsoft has announced that it will soon make available a version of Skype that runs in a browser. That means you will be able to just about use any device to make a Skype call or keep in touch with friends, family or colleagues, not just one with a... >>

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

By 14 October 2014

Skype has announced a new messaging app: Skype Qik. The move, clearly a response to the popularity of apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat, will be a standalone app that will allow users to send short video messages up to 42 seconds long to each other via... >>

Skype for Mac and Windows don a new look, with bolstered chat experience

Skype for Mac and Windows don a new look, with bolstered chat experience

By 9 October 2014

Skype has given its Mac and Windows clients a redesign. The new look is not only aesthetic but also places a greater emphasis on chatting and sharing. "We’re excited to announce Skype for Mac 7.0 as well as the preview for the new Skype for Windows... >>

Say goodbye to Microsoft's MSN Messenger, shutting down after 15 years

Say goodbye to Microsoft's MSN Messenger, shutting down after 15 years

By 29 August 2014

Microsoft plans to shut down 15-year-old MSN Messenger for good this autumn. MSN Messenger is a well-known instant messaging client by Microsoft (rebranded as Windows Live Messenger in 2005). Even though the client supposedly had over 330 million monthly... >>

Skype cuts back chat notifications to just the device you're using, rather than all of them

Skype cuts back chat notifications to just the device you're using, rather than all of them

By 20 August 2014

Skype doesn't want to bother you with too many notifications across a slew of devices, so it has announced a new feature that limits chat notifications to the one device you're currently using. The new feature is called "active endpoint". And starting... >>

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

By 23 July 2014

Skype for Android has updated to version 5.0, adding the ability to sync with your phone's address book. Skype said you must first download the update, and then in a few months, you should recieve a prompt to verify your phone number. The Skype for Android... >>

Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets

Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets

By 15 July 2014

Following an initial roll-out in April, Microsoft-owned Skype has announced that owners of Windows tablets and Windows 2-in-1 devices can now enjoy free group video calls. There's no shortage of video-calling services these days, and that means companies... >>

Hands-on: Skype for iPhone 5.0 review

Hands-on: Skype for iPhone 5.0 review

By 12 June 2014

Skype has overhauled its iPhone app, Skype for iPhone 5.0, with a new design, new features, and the promise of being considerably faster for those using it. Pocket-lint was given access ahead of the official rollout to use it in a real environment and... >>

Skype for iPhone gets a remake, adds synced notifications, and speedier interface

Skype for iPhone gets a remake, adds synced notifications, and speedier interface

By 9 June 2014

Skype has announced that is it releasing a brand new version of its Skype for iPhone app with a new design and new features. The app, which is expected to be available on the App store very shortly, includes the ability to start group chats directly from... >>

Skype Translator coming before end of 2014, will translate spoken languages in real time

Skype Translator coming before end of 2014, will translate spoken languages in real time

By 28 May 2014

Microsoft has unveiled a new technology for Skype that will help you talk to people who speak a different language. Skype Translator uses voice recognition and translates foreign languages in real time so you can understand what is being said at the other... >>