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Skype for Windows 10 delayed in order to build “best experience possible”

September 25, 2015 |

Not too long ago, Skype had an outage that prevented users from being able to sign in and chat or call. Microsoft has since updated a post on its official blog that had claimed the Windows 10 version of the Skype software would be entering preview by summer 2015, a deadline that has come and gone.

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Skype Bidding Adieu to Windows Modern App, Embracing the Desktop Again

June 11, 2015 |

If you’re using the Skype for Windows 8 application, you’ll be required to switch to the desktop app starting July 7. Microsoft has chosen this date to retire the modern application in favor of the desktop app, coinciding with the release of Windows 10:

With the upcoming release of Windows 10 for PCs, it makes sense to use the Skype application optimized for mouse and keyboards use, capable of doing touch as well rather than 2 separate applications performing the same function.

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Skype Translator Preview Coming to Windows Desktop App This Summer

June 8, 2015 |

If you’re using Windows 10 and you’ve been aching to get your hands on Skype Translator, you won’t have to wait too much longer; Skype announced today that it’s “targetting the end of summer 2015” to begin its rollout for … Read More

Skype for Windows Phone Gets New, Larger Emoticons and More

December 4, 2014 |

After over a month of drawing on our Skype pictures, we’re getting another update that makes visual changes to the Skype app for Windows Phone.

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Microsoft Offering Four of Its Most Popular Services in $199 “Work and Play” Bundle

November 10, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Starting today, Microsoft is offering a special bundle that includes Skype and other popular services in one bundle.

The new bundle, called “Work and Play,” includes all of its most popular subscription based services — Xbox LIVE, Xbox Music, Office … Read More

Skype Releases New Windows Desktop Application Design

October 29, 2014 | | One Comment

A few weeks ago, we reported on the preview of a redesigned version of Skype for Windows Desktop and the day has finally arrived for the new Skype’s official release.

“You will enjoy the best of Skype,” the company posted … Read More

Drawing Feature Arrives on Skype for Windows Phone

October 20, 2014 |

Skype launched a drawing feature for Windows Phone earlier today that allows users to draw in the app itself, along with some other new improvements and features.

The new 2.24 app update will allow users to “get creative and draw … Read More

Skype Qik Video Messaging App Now Available in the Windows Phone Store

October 14, 2014 |

Earlier this morning, Skype launched its Qik video messaging app and the app is now live in the Windows Phone Store.

So what can you do with the new Skype Qik app?

  • Create groups in a flash: grab a … Read More

Microsoft Releases Preview Version of Skype VoIP and Messaging App for Desktop

October 9, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Microsoft has released a preview version of Skype for Windows desktop that includes some new features and improvements.

These include (via) an improved chat experience:

“On Windows, there’s more spacing between contacts and chats, as well as message previews for … Read More

Hi, I’m Cortana, and I Can Predict NFL Games and Help You More With Your Daily Life

September 23, 2014 |

Cortana holds a special place in the smartphone world, and so when we see some new additions make their way to Windows Phone (and hopefully very soon to our tablets and PCs), we’re all ears.

Microsoft posted a page detailing … Read More

Skype for Windows Phone Receives Location Sharing, Photo Saving, Individual Conversation Controls

September 11, 2014 |

Skype has just received an update for Windows Phone devices that adds a number of new and notable features and changes to the popular VoIP calling and messaging application.

The list of these features and changes consist of: