Skype Translator Preview brings real time text and voice translation to your desktop

Microsoft thinks that Skype Translator, which translates both text and voice conversations in real time, will "pave the way for a more personal and more human era of computing." We tested to see if the hype is true.

New screenshots show how Skype will work in Windows 10

With Skype in Windows 10, Microsoft is looking for one communications platform to rule them all across desktop, Web and mobile — and it's been showing off preview images to prove it.
Home Theater

Sunday dinner lives! Skype adds free group video chat to 2014 Samsung smart TVs

A recent update to Skype's Samsung Smart TV app allows for free group video chatting for up to three people at a time on 2014 models.

Skype releases preview version of its almost-instant language translation tool

Skype has been talking about its Skype Translator tool for some time, but now it's finally letting interested users take it for a spin. At this early stage, however, it can only handle English and Spanish, though more languages…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Cool Tech

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.

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.