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.
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…
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 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.
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.
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.