Skype for iOS and Android has been Redesigned

Skype for iOS and Android has been Redesigned

That’s right. Skype 6.0 for iOS and Android is now available with a whole new redesign. First off, I just want to say something. There was nothing wrong with the designs of the apps. What sucks is the service. Just make a video call on Facetime and compare the video quality to that of Skype. You’ll see what I mean.

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Skype Translator Now Speaks French and German

Skype Translator Now Speaks French and German

By Rich W Woods Skype Translator keeps getting better and better. Microsoft’s new Skype service launched speaking English and Spanish, then added Mandarin and Italian, and now French and German. If you’ve never tried Skype Translator, give it a shot. It is now available to the public. The only catch is that you have to know someone that speaks another language that wants to Skype with you. Source: Skype

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Microsoft to Kill Skype Metro App?

Microsoft to Kill Skype Metro App?

By Rich W Woods Ok, this is a bit of an odd turn of events. On July 7, Microsoft is going to kill the Windows 8 Skype app. Now bear with me here. Windows 8 has two of everything. Two Internet Explorers. Two Skypes. Even two calculators. There was a full screen metro environment and a desktop environment. With Windows 10, they’re looking to end this confusion; however, Microsoft is looking to kill desktop apps…

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Skype for Web Beta Now Available to the Public

Skype for Web Beta Now Available to the Public

By Rich W Woods Remember Skype for Web? It seems like such a small thing in these days of Skype Translator and Skype Wi-Fi being rebranded to Microsoft Wi-Fi. Skype for Web is going to be the web app that finally opens up Skype to Chromebooks or, well, any OS that doesn’t have a native Skype app. Previously, Skype for Web was invitation only. Now, it’s available to anyone in the U.S. or the U.K….

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Microsoft to Rebrand Skype Wi-Fi as Microsoft Wi-Fi

Microsoft to Rebrand Skype Wi-Fi as Microsoft Wi-Fi

By Rich W Woods I was just thinking this morning that it has been too long since Microsoft rebranded something, whether it’s SkyDrive to OneDrive, Bing apps to MSN apps, Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure, and so on, it’s always something to laugh at. If you’re wondering why, just imagine if Apple did it. Imagine is one week Apple rebranded iCloud as Apple Cloud, the next week they rebranded the Mac to the Granny Smith,…

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Skype Translator Now Available to the Public

Skype Translator Now Available to the Public

By Rich W Woods It’s been a year since we heard about Microsoft’s miraculous new Skype service and almost six months since select invitees have been able to test it. It now supports four languages: English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin. The Skype service in question is Skype Translator, and today, it is now available for the masses to use, still in preview form, of course. After all, it still only supports four languages. Because of…

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Microsoft Loses Another Court Case to Sky, this time over Skype

Microsoft Loses Another Court Case to Sky, this time over Skype

By Rich W Woods Get ready for OneVoice. Microsoft has lost yet another trademarking case in the EU against the same company that forced them to rebrand SkyDrive, Sky Broadcasting. The case has determined that Skype is just a little too much like Sky Broadcasting. The Verge is reporting that Microsoft still has no plans to rebrand the service, although Microsoft may pay licensing fees to Sky Broadcasting. Honestly, at what point does Microsoft ask Sky…

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Microsoft Makes Skype Calls Free to Nepal

Microsoft Makes Skype Calls Free to Nepal

By Rich W Woods Earlier, we heard that Microsoft is planning to donate a million dollars in money and technology to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Now, Microsoft is making Skype calls to any landline or mobile phone in Nepal absolutely free. The body count in Nepal stands at 4,000 and appears to still be climbing. I should also note that T-Mobile and Sprint have made all texting and calling to Nepal free for their…

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Microsoft Work and Play Bundle is Now Available in Stores, with One Change…

Microsoft Work and Play Bundle is Now Available in Stores, with One Change…

By Rich W Woods A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft was making a return with the Work and Play Bundle. At the time, the amazing deal was online only. Now, you can get the deal in Microsoft Stores, but with one change, that might be a plus or a minus, depending on how you look at it. The original Work and Play Bundle came with a year of Office 365 Home, which is…

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Skype Translator Now Supports Mandarin and Italian!

Skype Translator Now Supports Mandarin and Italian!

By Rich W Woods Skype Translator is one of those miracle technologies. It allows one person to be talking to another that speaks another language, and hear that person in your native language. This is why I’m a Microsoft fanboy, in a nutshell. Well, stuff like this. Yasmin Khan, who is in charge of Skype marketing, said in a blog post that Italian was added to the list of languages (previously it was English and…

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