Skype protects users from harassment with new feature that hides IP address

To help protect users from harassment, Skype has added a new feature to its desktop and mobile apps that hides IP addresses by default. The company recommends that users update across all devices as soon as possible.

Outlook for iOS and Android update lets you schedule Skype calls

Microsoft launched a major new update to its Outlook email app for iOS and Android that includes the ability to schedule Skype calls. Other new features include 3D Touch support for the iPhone 6S and new calendar views.

Skype celebrates 10 years of video chat by adding free group calls to mobile devices 1:40

Skype launched its video calling feature in 2006 and has recorded nearly two trillion minutes in video calls. The company is offering a new feature as a thank you: free video group chats on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 mobile…

Microsoft just bought a messaging app from a former exec

Microsoft has acquired a team messaging app named Talko in order to integrate its functions into Skype. Talko was created by former Microsoft Executive, Ray Ozzie, and will close its services next year.
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Google's newest update lets you Hangout with anyone

Google has lifted the requirement to have a Google account if you want to join a Google Hangout audio or video meeting. The update is said to be an attempt to catch up to Skype's latest feature.
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Forget drones — Starship Technologies wants to deliver goods with six-wheeled robots 0:36

Former Skype co-founders are jumping on the delivery bandwagon with a fleet of terrestrial robots equipped to carry packages to customers over the last mile.

New Skype feature offers an easy way to chat without an account 0:43

Skype's just rolled out a new feature it describes as "a small change that will make a big difference," allowing users to invite anyone to join a chat regardless of whether they have a Skype account.

Microsoft reportedly tests an Android dialer app, may launch in December

Microsoft is apparently working on a new dialer app for Android. The app is currently being tested in India and worked on by the Skype team, adding different ways to call someone without using large amounts of data.

Skype Translator now available on Windows desktops

Last year, Microsoft made available to a small pool of ambitious testers Skype Translator. Today, that same translation tech can bring various cultures together globally with its consumer release.

Hello? Hello? Skype users unable to make calls due to technical issue

Microsoft has announced via the Skype Heartbeat blog that the communications service is being affected by a technical issue, and users will currently be unable to make calls.

Skype soon usable in Microsoft Edge without plugins

Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system and its Edge browser now allow for Skype calls without an additional plugin, thanks to a new API which makes VOIP over the browser easier than ever before.
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Chaplain services make virtual house calls, offer spiritual guidance via Skype

With the rise of telemedicine and other remote medical services, it was only a matter of time before someone decided that counseling would need to go digital. Now, patients can seek spiritual guidance by way of Skype,