Tag Archive: Skype

Skype for Web lets you chat away without a download

Starting today, Skype users in the U.S. and U.K. can start making calls directly from their browsers. The Skype for Web beta makes the chat program available without having to download and install the program’s dedicated app. “Skype for Web… Read more ›

8 characters that cause Skype to have a catastrophic breakdown

It’s a bad week for simple messages capable of bringing down entire apps. Following on from Apple’s Messages-crashing “Unicode of death” code, a nasty bug has been discovered in Skype, which promises to crash the software every time you attempt… Read more ›

Video calls could make Facebook Messenger a Skype killer

Facebook Messenger is today launching its assault on Skype with a new update that brings video calling to users on Android and iOS. The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, and it’s completely free. After updating your Facebook Messenger app, you’ll find… Read more ›

Microsoft jumps into video messaging with new Skype Qik app

Others have tried and failed to knock Snapchat off its perch, and now Microsoft is throwing its hat into the ring with a new service that uses Skype as its backbone. It’s called Skype Qik, and it allows users on… Read more ›

Skype for Mac gets iOS-inspired makeover, easier file sharing

Microsoft has dropped its new Skype for Mac 7.0 update, which is now available as a free download. Requiring OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, the update brings the popular voice and video calling service in line with the appearance… Read more ›

Skype 5.0 now available with fresh design and speed improvements

Yesterday Skype announced a major redesign of its iPhone app that was scheduled to hit the App Store sometime next week. For some reason the update is already available. It packs several new features that are designed to make the… Read more ›

Skype for iPhone is getting a big makeover next week

The Skype team at Microsoft has been hard at work on a complete rewrite of their iPhone app, and it’s arriving in the App Store next week. Version 5.0 of Skype for iPhone looks very similar in some ways to… Read more ›

Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world’s first real universal translator

Universal translators are a common trope in science fiction. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, they come in the form of the babelfish, a tiny crustacean you jam in your ear. In Farscape, they are bacteria injected into your… Read more ›

Skype finally catches up to Google Hangouts with free group video calling

It has been a long time coming. Today Skype finally made group video calling a free feature for users on the Mac, Windows, and Xbox One. iOS is left out of the initial mix, but Skype says that it will… Read more ›

Skype Adds HD Video Calling And Improves Text Chatting On iOS

Today Skype updated its iPhone and iPad apps with two-way HD video calling. The enhanced resolution is only available on the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and Retina iPad mini. Chatting over text has gotten much better with today’s release. Skype… Read more ›