All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘skype’

Windows 8 Gets An All New Skype Experience

Windows 8 is making software developers rethink how their applications look and feel. That is doubly true for Skype as they had to create a completely new interface for Windows 8 while appeasing their new overlords at Microsoft. The results are looking pretty nice. Skype took time out today to show off the work they’ve done on the new Windows …

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Skype to Get New Windows 8 Look and Video Messaging

It appears that Skype will be getting quite an overhaul this holiday season. The Verge is reporting that the popular video calling software will be getting a visual update to fit in with the new Windows 8 OS. Citing unnamed “sources familiar with Skype’s plans,” The Verge states that Skype is now testing a new UI for all platforms. The …

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Skype Celebrates Their Birthday With An Infographic

August 29, 2003 is a day that changed the world of communication, or so says a certain Microsoft-owned communication service. It’s impact is compared to the creation of the telephone and the mobile phone as it continues to revolutionize how we communicate over the Internet. It’s up to the individual to decide if Skype really is that special. Either way, …

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Skype Adds Photo Sharing To iPhone, iPad Apps

Skype announced today that it has added a highly requested photo sharing feature to its iPhone and iPad apps with a new update. “The new Photo Share feature will let you send photos you’ve shot on your iPad or iPhone directly to friends or family members via Skype,” says Skype’s Jonathan Watson. “There’s no limit on the size of the …

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Here’s A New Way To Skype From Your TV

Skype and Logitech have revealed the new Logitech TV Cam HD, providing a new product to make it easier for people to have HD Skype video calls from the living room. “Skype’s own research indicates that 40% of video calls are already taking place in the living room and that most video calls are made to connect with close friends …

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Skype Promises That They’re Not Spying On You

Skype has been in the news more often the past few weeks thanks to some rumors that Microsoft is now using the service to spy on users. It all started with some rumor mongering that their upgrade to Linux servers was at the behest of Microsoft to make spying easier. A Washington Post article later claimed that inside sources confirmed …

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Skype Is Spying On You, But Only In Chat

We brought you word earlier this week that some people think Skype is beginning to spy on people who use the service. The switch to dedicated servers instead of P2P would make it easier for the folks at Skype to store chat logs and audio records. Microsoft wouldn’t say if they were spying or not, but all signs pointed to …

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Is Microsoft Spying On You Via Skype Or Not?

Back in May, we brought you news that Microsoft had moved Skype from P2P to its own dedicated Linux-based servers. At the time, it was funny because Microsoft was using Linux servers instead of Windows Servers to host Skype, but things have become a little more worrisome since then. Slate is reporting that many feel the change to dedicated servers …

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Skype Now Warming 70 Million Android Devices

If you’re a user of an Android device and you regularly see faces talking to you from your smartphone or tablet, you’re far from being the only person with this condition. Well, for clarity’s sake, hopefully you see those faces on your device because you’re using Skype and not because you’re lonely and talking to your own reflection in the …

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Skype For Mac OS X Updated to 5.8

Ethiopian citizens may never know it, but Skype today released an update for its Mac OS X client. The new version brings Skype for the Mac up to version 5.8. The latest version has a few improvements and a streamlined interface. Krishna Panicker, product manager of Skype for Mac at Skype, announced the update in a post to The Big …

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Facebook Tests “Call” Button On Timelines To Boost Video Chat

When Facebook announced Skype-powered video chat back in July of 2011, it set off a flurry of one-on-one video calling that quickly made it one of Facebook’s most popular features. Wait, you’re not using Facebook to video chat all the time? Okay, me neither. While Facebook has continued to grow since July, 2011 (well over 900 million users, currently), use …

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Ethiopian Regime Criminalizes Skype And Other VoIP Services

In what some people are calling a response to the “Arab Spring” that recently swept across Northern Africa, the extremist regime currently running the impoverished nation of Ethiopia has outlawed Skype and other VoIP services. The new law prohibits all VoIP traffic along with audio and video data traffic via social media. The new law, which came into effect on …

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