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.

How Skype works: What’s behind the premiere online calling service

Skype is more of a household name than the novelty it once was. It's an incredibly convenient, cheap and capable peer-to-peer VoIP service that lets users communicate around the globe via their network connection. Yet, the question remains:…
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‘Have you lurked her texts?’ How the directors of ‘Noah’ captured the pain of Facebook-era dating

A short film takes a look at a relationship imploding after digital miscommunications. It's basically a movie about the pitfalls of using Facebook as a mating call.

Skype achieves video calls with 3D holographic avatars, but don’t hold your breath

How about attending a business meeting at your company where everyone around the table except you is a 3D holographic avatar? If Skype and Microsoft choose to push ahead with their technology, it could become a reality.

Living with a Chromebook for a week is like 7 minutes of heaven, then 7 days of hell

I just finished spending a week using the Chromebook Pixel as my main computer. While things started out pleasant enough, they quickly took a turn for the worse. Here are all the things I couldn't do on my Chromebook.