Skype
Computing

Microsoft enlarges its tent by extending Insider program to Skype

Staying ahead of the curve with Microsoft software is as easy as joining one of its many Insider Programs and now you can do the same with Skype. Users on iOS, Android, OS X and Windows can all join up to get the updates before anyone else.
Business

Microsoft’s Slack killer has arrived but only as a preview for businesses

The Microsoft Teams collaboration tool has debuted, but only as a preview for customers subscribed to Office 365 Enterprise or Business plans. It is similar to Slack, but is integrated with Skype and Office applications.
Mobile

Skype is finally getting a fresh, modern new look on Android and iOS

Microsoft is launching an update to the Skype app that should not only make the app look more modern, but make it a little easier to use too. The update will roll out to users over the next few weeks.
Computing

Hackers could reconstruct your typing by listening to your keystrokes over Skype

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and in Italy have created a system capable of working out what a person is typing by listening to their keyboard strokes over Skype.
Web

Skype Translator now supports Russian, its ninth language

You might not be a polyglot, but in the 21st century, the language barrier is barely a barrier. And now, assisting in our communication efforts is Skype, which announced Tuesday that it has added Russian to its Skype Translator.
Mobile

Want to make a Skype call on your iPhone? Now you can ask Siri!

Skype has just added a new feature that lets you ask Siri to place a call without even opening the app. The functionality has been made possible after Apple recently opened Siri up to third-party developers with the launch of iOS 10.
Business

Microsoft to shutter Skype’s London HQ, lay off 400 employees

The move means approximately 400 people will lose their jobs, as the company made the decision to unify some engineering positions, potentially putting at risk a number of globally focused Skype and financial roles.
Mobile

Telecom security rules in the EU may soon apply to web services like WhatsApp, too

They provide similar services, so now, they'll be held to the same standards. A new draft proposal from the European Union may soon extend security rules that currently apply exclusively to telecom operators to web services, too.
Social Media

Seeing your grandparents on Facebook might make you sigh, but it might be good for them

You might be annoyed or bewildered by your grandparents using Facebook and Skype, but if a recent study is any indication, they are much smarter about their use of social technology than you might realize.
Mobile

Lenovo phones are about to come preloaded with Microsoft services

Lenovo and Microsoft have inked a deal that will see Lenovo's smartphones coming preloaded with Microsoft apps like Skype and Office. While the news may be helpful to some, others suggest that the move represents a new wave of bloatware.
Mobile

The Appearance Barrier — how not to look terrible on Skype calls

Are you distracted by your appearance on company teleconference calls? Simple tips can help you look better, even on bad hair days. The video call "appearance barrier" can cause you to lose focus and not fully engage with other…
Cool Tech

Microsoft's Dream Job partners will help you prepare for your next position

Microsoft reaches across its product line and to outside sources for a Dream Job program using Word, Sway, Skype, career expert Maxie McCoy, and Moo. The idea is to help people gain confidence and create a professional image while on a job…