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Skype finally gets built-in call recording so you can ‘capture special moments’

It's taken a while, but 10 years after launching video chats, Skype has finally added call recording to desktop and mobile versions of its service. The feature stores the chats in the cloud and lets you save and share them, too.
Computing

Say goodbye to Highlights: Microsoft goes back to basics with Skype redesign

Microsoft is making some changes to Skype's UI. With a renewed focus on usability and simplicity, the company is working to make sure that Skype remains focused on communication and productivity.
Computing

You can finally record calls in Skype. Here's how to do it

Skype may be the premiere voice-over-IP service, but it doesn't include built-in software for recording audio or video calls. Here's how to how to record a Skype call using a variety of tools, including some freemium software.
Mobile

SMS Connect will allow you to use Skype to text from your PC

If you're a fan of Skype, then we have some good news for you. Microsoft is working on a new Skype feature called SMS Connect, which will allow you to use Skype to send and receive text messages on your PC, provided you have an Android…
Mobile

These are the best video chat apps to help you stay in touch

Though still relatively new, video chat apps can help you connect with people from around the world. Here are our personal favorites to help you keep in touch regardless of smartphone OS.
Computing

Cloud-based call recording is coming to Skype, but will you use it?

Recording calls in Skype is about to get a whole lot easier. Before the end of the month, Microsoft will introduce native call recording in Skype, storing all the conversations you want in the cloud.
Web

Skype introduces read receipts, but don’t worry, you can disable them

This week, Skype announced that its latest version (Skype 8.26.76) will finally include read receipts. It's currently available to Insiders, though we imagine it will roll out more widely soon.
Computing

Microsoft pulls its ‘Sets’ feature in the latest Windows Insider build

The latest build for Windows Insiders is out and with it sees the removal of Sets. Originally slated to be a part of the next feature update, Sets intended to group your favorite apps together for a more productive workflow.
Emerging Tech

A new system could bring life-sized holograms to a meeting near you

Researchers recently unveiled the TeleHuman 2, a system designed to bring video conferences to life, enabling people to pick up on the subtle body language that is often essential to communication.
Computing

Share screens with pals quickly, no matter which version of Skype you're running

Looking to learn how to share your screen on Skype? You've come to the right place. Whether you're using the latest Universal Windows Platform app, or the Classic Desktop version, we'll take you through it step by step.
Computing

Microsoft updates Code of Conduct to crack down on offensive content

Microsoft distributed an email over the weekend alerting customers to its updated Code of Conduct rules starting May 1, 2018. The company re-worded the language to make its restrictions clear across all Microsoft Services.
Computing

Skyping friends and family is easier than you think. Here's how to get started

Skype is one of the most popular ways to chat online, but you may have never used it before. In just a few minutes, we'll have you text chatting, voice or video calling friends and family anywhere in the world.
Mobile

What is FaceTime? Learn all about Apple’s video-calling app

Originally introduced in 2010, just in time for the release of the iPhone 4, FaceTime, Apple's proprietary video-calling application, allows users to video chat with their friends and family. But what else can it do?
Emerging Tech

7 Exotic technologies that were once science fiction, but now exist in reality

It’s no big surprise that engineers and scientists working in cutting edge tech are often inspired by science fiction. Here are seven examples of sci-fi gadgets engineers helped bring to life.
Computing

The best webcams you can buy are mostly made by Logitech

Here's our list of the best webcams you can buy right now for business, game broadcasting, 4K video streaming, and customers on a budget. Our list mostly comprises of cameras made by Logitech.
Mobile

Microsoft and Signal team up to bring end-to-end encryption to Skype

Using Open Whisper System's Signal Protocol, Skype has released a preview of end-to-end encrypted "Private Conversations" to select users, providing an extra layer of security for Skype content.
Computing

Want to make calls across the internet for less? Try these VOIP services

Voice over IP services are getting more and more popular, but there are still a few that stand above the pack. In this guide, we'll give you a few options for the best VOIP services for home and business users.
Computing

Sticky Notes get stickier with a new update squashing bugs and packing bullets

Version 2.0.5.0 of Microsoft's handy Sticky Notes app is out, squashing bugs and packing new features. The app now supports bullet-style messages, faster performance, and a new Maps view.