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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘skype’

Video Call Your Friends From Outer Space With Skype

Skype is pretty much everywhere these days. Millions of people around the world use it to communicate with friends and family. What are you going to do when you’re no longer on the planet though? How will you communicate with your family as you’re traveling to Alpha Centauri? To further the cause of space exploration and communication, Skype announced a …

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Skype For Windows Phone 8 Gets HD Video Calling

Skype for Windows Phone 8 is still in preview, and as such, it’s not exactly the best it can be at this point in time. The team is working on it though, and has provided a new update today that should make your mobile video calling experience more enjoyable. The Skype team announced today that Skype for Windows Phone 8 …

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Skype Updated To Version 6.3 On Windows

Windows Live Messenger users have a little over a month before they’re assimilated into the Skype collective. Before then, the team has been busy preparing Skype for the influx of new users that will be flooding in throughout April. Skype announced that version 6.3 is now live for its Windows client. It’s a “maintenance release” which means that you won’t …

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Windows Live Messenger Users Should Start Preparing For Skype Assimilation

Microsoft announced last month that Messenger would be merging into Skype on March 15. That’s not exactly the case anymore as Microsoft has extended the deadline by a month. That being said, Microsoft really thinks you should start moving to Skype now. In a post on the Skype Big Blog today, Microsoft says that it will start to upgrade Messenger …

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Advocacy Groups Ask Skype To Release Transparency Report

Skype was embroiled in a mini-controversy last year when reports came out claiming that Skype was spying on its users. The Microsoft-owned company hit back at the reports saying that it only hands over information when law enforcement “follows appropriate procedures.” That explanation, given in July of last year, was apparently not good enough for some advocacy groups. Reporters without …

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Skype 6.1 Integrates With Outlook On Windows

Do you ever find yourself checking email and asking yourself, “Boy, I sure wish I could see my Skype contacts while I’m knee deep in email?” If so, you’re in luck. Skype has thought of the exact same scenario and is delivering that very functionality in its latest product update on Windows. The Skype team announced today that Skype 6.1 …

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You Have Until March 15 To Make Your Peace With Messenger And Move To Skype

Beginning late last year, Microsoft started to merge its legacy Messenger service into Skype. It didn’t make sense for Microsoft to have two communication platforms, and Skype is a better brand for the company to invest in. Still, Microsoft gave its Messenger users a few months to make their peace and move, and now we know the exact date of …

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Skype For iOS Hits 120 Million Downloads, Gets Messenger Integration

Skype has turned out to be one of Microsoft’s best investments. The popularity of the applications just means that the company has an amazing reach beyond its own devices, even into the world of iOS where Skype recently hit a new milestone. Over the past few years, Skype has accrued over 120 million downloads on iOS devices. It’s popularity is …

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Microsoft Announces Skype Ads For Windows 8

Skype started running ads last year, even before it was acquired by Microsoft, but from the sound of it, they’re really just getting started. At the Monaco Media Forum today, Skype President Tony Bates announced the launch of Skype Ads for Windows 8. On the Microsoft Advertising blog, Sandhya Venkatachalam shares some of what he had to say about the …

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Skype Preview For Windows Phone 8 Now Available

Skype is quickly turning into the next major brand from Microsoft. Much like what the company did with the Xbox brand, Microsoft is making Skype the go to app for all of its online messenger and calling services. Case in point, Skype is an essential app in Windows 8, and it’s soon to be of the same importance to Windows …

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Microsoft Really Is Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor Of Skype

A rumor started going around yesterday that said Microsoft would be retiring its 13-year-old Windows Live Messenger client. All Messenger users would be shepherded into Skype so Microsoft could unite its IM clients under one brand. Microsoft wouldn’t comment on rumors yesterday, but it outright confirmed the news today. On the Skype Big Blog, Tony Bates, President of the Skype …

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Microsoft Rumored To Be Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor Of Skype

Windows Live Messenger has been Microsoft’s IM client for the past 13 years. It has served the company well, but it might a little redundant now that Microsoft also owns Skype. It appears that Microsoft is thinking the same thing. Speaking to multiple sources, The Verge reports that Microsoft is axing its old Windows Live Messenger client in favor of …

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