Skype

There's an easier way to get your Skype on now

Microsoft has started to roll out Skype for Web browsers, so if you want to get in touch with friends using the service but find yourself on a computer without the software already downloaded, you're all set.

Web

Microsoft now offering $400+ worth of services for $199

You'll have to go to one of Microsoft's brick-and-mortar stores to take advantage of the deal, but that's quite a savings if you're a big Microsoft fan.

Computing

Microsoft launches a sign up page for its upcoming Skype Translator tool

Microsoft just opened a sign up page for its upcoming Skype Translator tool. Learn more here.

Mobile

Skype joins short video messaging party a few years late with Qik

Skype Qik lets user send short video messages to their friends. The videos disappear after two weeks, just like Snapchat. It's available on the three major OSs.

Mobile

The 9 best video chat applications for Android and iPhone

Though still relatively new, video chat clients help you connect with people all around the globe. Check out our list of the best video chat apps for iOS and Android.

Mobile

Microsoft scraps Skype for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has announced it's scrapping Skype for Windows Phone 7. Although it says the software will become inoperable on WP7 devices "within the next few weeks," many users are already reporting that the app has stopped working.

Mobile

Skype for iPhone to get major update, redesigned from ground up

iPhone users of Skype should look out for a major update scheduled to roll out in the coming days. Skype 5.0 is described as "the biggest change ever" for the software, with an all-new design and new features on the way.

Mobile

Real-time language translation is coming soon to Skype

Attempting to put an end to language barriers within digital communication, Skype Translator is a new feature slated for late 2014 that will provide real-time language translation during a Skype voice chat.

Cool Tech

Skype update lets Xbox One users make video calls while playing games

Ideal for heavy Skype users that also own the Xbox One, a new update for the chat software allows users to place and answer video calls while playing video games or using other Xbox One applications.

Gaming

How to make a Skype group video call for free

Microsoft announced today that Skype group video calling is free for Windows, Mac and Xbox One-based users. Here, we show you how to make such a call. Don't fret: it's easy to pull off.

Computing

Skype group video calls are now free for Windows, Mac and Xbox One users

Skype group video calls are now free of charge for three major platforms, Microsoft announced today. That'll soon extend to additional platforms as well. Learn more here.

Computing

Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 lets users upgrade calls to video chats, and more

When it launches in the coming months, Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 will allow users to jump mid-call from a regular cellular connection to a Skype video chat, and also enable a call to be set up using Cortana, its just-unveiled voice-activated assistant.

Mobile

You can Skype from your Outlook account regardless of where you’re located now

Now you can Skype from your Outlook account no matter where you are, though this was a feature that was initially available in a select few areas, including the U.S.. Learn more here.

Computing

Microsoft ‘enhances’ Skype message syncing

Though Skype is incredibly popular, it has had its problems and flaws. But according to an official blog post from the company, some of its ills have been cured. Read on to learn more here.

Computing

How to record a Skype call on your PC or Mac

Skype may be the premiere voice-over-IP service, but it's not the best when it comes to capturing the moment. Check out our straightforward guide on how to record a Skype call, whether you're looking for either free or premium options for Windows or Mac OS X.

Computing