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Microsoft now lets you Skype from your web browser: Here's how it works

Microsoft now lets you Skype from your web browser: Here's how it works

By 5 June 2015

Skype has been available as a mobile app and desktop app for a while, but now, for the first time, you can access the service's web-based client in order to instant message and video call your friends. The web app is now available as an open beta, Microsoft... >>

Microsoft WiFi wants to keep you connected, even if you're on iPhone or Android

Microsoft WiFi wants to keep you connected, even if you're on iPhone or Android

By 5 June 2015

Microsoft has officially confirmed that it is working on a service called Microsoft WiFi which aims to offer international WiFi access. Initially Microsoft WiFi was leaked after VentureBeat found a website with the same name. Since then Microsoft has... >>

EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar

EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar

By 5 May 2015

Skype and Sky. Do you know the difference between the two? An EU court apparently didn't see a clear distinction and has ruled that Microsoft’s Skype logo and name are a lot like broadcaster Sky's logo and name, and due to the similarity, the public... >>

Facebook Messenger app adds free video calls, works over both LTE and W-Fi

Facebook Messenger app adds free video calls, works over both LTE and W-Fi

By 27 April 2015

Facebook is now going after Skype. The social network has launched a free video calling feature for Messenger, allowing you to have face-to-face conversations with your friends from across the world. Just tap the video icon in the top-right corner within... >>

Microsoft makes Skype calls free to and from Nepal in response to earthquake

Microsoft makes Skype calls free to and from Nepal in response to earthquake

By 27 April 2015

On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in South Asia. The massive quake is now known to have injured more than 6,500 people, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre, while the confirmed death toll as of Monday hit 3,617. In... >>

5 apps that give you free voice calling

5 apps that give you free voice calling

By 1 April 2015

Messaging apps are becoming more and more popular as many offer more than the ability to just send a message to a contact. Using your data connection, they allow you to send images, videos and files, along with make video or voice calls, essentially making the... >>

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... >>