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.
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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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.
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Skype’s Facebook, Twitter accounts hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army (or a group claiming to be the SEA) hacked Skype, posting anti-spying messages to its Twitter, Facebook, and its official blog. This may mean the SEA has a new target for 2014: surveillance.

Microsoft’s pivot on Skype in China could lead to increased privacy

If you love privacy and you live in or have a loved one in China, you have it kinda rough. Luckily, Microsoft is allegedly taking steps that'll give a significant boost to Skype users based in China.

Watch your mouth on the Xbox One or you may be banned

Users on Xbox One are reporting that they have been banned from various apps including Upload Studio and Skype for using profanity. Microsoft has confirmed the bans on Upload Studio, but not Skype.

Message syncing, other updates coming to Skype soon, Microsoft says

If there's anything that's achieved household name status in the tech world, like Bono or Sting, it's Skype. Fortunately for Skype users, Microsoft is developing some updates designed to make it a smoother experience.