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Skype adds free group calling support for Windows 8.1 Modern app

Microsoft has announced that the "Modern" Windows 8.1 Skype app now supports free group calling for the first time with its new 3.0 update. Microsoft added free group chat to the Windows desktop version of Skype, along with the Mac and Xbox One ports, back in April. In today's announcement,...
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Microsoft considers a future where Windows 8 is free for all

We recently received reports that Microsoft would be slashing the costs of their Windows licensees by up to 70% in an effort to take on competitors in the lower end and tablet markets including Google’s Chrome OS and Apple’s iOS. The Redmond based company may take it a step further though,...
New Skype app headed to Windows Phone, Facebook getting a big update in June

New Skype app headed to Windows Phone, Facebook getting a big update in June

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore is knee deep in his Reddit AMA at the moment, and a few interesting bits are being revealed. In a question targeted at apps lagging behind on iOS and Android, Belfiore singled out Skype and Facebook as examples of apps they’re working on. Specially, a new Skype app is...

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Soon Skype will only bother you on one device at a time

Skype relief is finally coming with notifications only on the device you're currently using

Skype will soon be doing more to curb notification noise on your devices. The company has announced a new feature, known as "active endpoint" that will contain chat notifications to the device that you're using, rather than alerting every single device. For instance, if you're chatting using...
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Skype for Windows 8.1 update now allows users to edit sent messages

Microsoft has released a new update for Skype for Windows 8.1 users, which will now allow them to edit or delete text messages they have already sent out to their contacts. Microsoft says: "To edit a message, select the message you want to edit or remove, by tapping on it or right clicking...
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Skype group screen sharing now free for Windows desktop users

Microsoft is now allowing Skype Windows and Mac desktop users to enable group screen sharing for free for the first time, rather than needing a paid Skype premium subscription. Just in case you are not familiar with group screen sharing, Microsoft has a handy video that shows how it works....
Microsoft discontinues Skype for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft discontinues Skype for Windows Phone 7

Micosoft is retiering Skype for Windows Phone 7. It is no longer available for download from the Windows Phone Store. Additionally, users will find themselves unable to sign in within a few weeks, according to a post on the Skype blog: As a result, within the next few weeks, you'll no...
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Microsoft adds photo sharing and more to Skype for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

Microsoft is currently rolling out new updates for the Skype apps for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, adding a number of new features such photo sharing and more. Here's a quick list of what's been added to the apps with these updates, according to the official Skype blog, which bring the version...
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Skype adds free group calling support for Windows 8.1 Modern app

Microsoft has announced that the "Modern" Windows 8.1 Skype app now supports free group calling for the first time with its new 3.0 update. Microsoft added free group chat to the Windows desktop version of Skype, along with the Mac and Xbox One ports, back in April. In today's announcement,...
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Skype is changing the way it charges VAT to EU customers

Skype has announced that it is changing the way it charges VAT to EU customers. Instead of charging VAT when customers add credit, Skype will add the relevant taxes when you actually use the service to make a call or buy a new subscription. Until now, 15% VAT (8% for Swiss residents) was...
Skype for Windows Phone updated with support for Cortana, Action Center

Skype for Windows Phone updated with Cortana support

Microsoft has release a new version of Skype for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 that adds, among other things, add support for its new Cortana digital assistant. The new 2.19 version of the app allows U.S. users who have Windows Phone 8.1 installed on their devices can now begin calls just by using...
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Microsoft goes all in for Bonnaroo music festival, will stream live to Xbox

Microsoft will have a big presence this weekend at the 13th annual Bonnaroo music festival that's being held in Manchester, Tennessee, which gets underway today and ends on Sunday, June 15th. The company will offer activities for both its attendees as well as those who want to watch the event...
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Real-time speech translation coming to Skype later this year, shown in video

At the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA tonight, head of Microsoft's Skype and Lync Gurdeep Singh Pall showed off a peek at what he and his team have been working on — real-time speech translation for Skype calls. Your browser does not support iframes. The demo showed Pall's English...

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