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WhatsApp Challenges Zoom With 50 Person Video Calling

Serious video conferencing move by Facebook. Desktop users of WhatsApp will soon be able to add up 50 people on…

3 months ago

WhatsApp Rolls Out Eight-Person Group Video Calls

Blow to video conferencing systems? Latest version of WhatsApp allows for eight-person video calling, and it is encrypted

3 months ago

Coronavirus: British Courts To Adapt With Video Calling

With a temporary pause on new jury trials in British Crown Courts due to Coronavirus pandemic, Justice ministry says video…

5 months ago

Microsoft Updates Privacy Policy To Admit Listening To Voice Data

Err yes, we do sometimes listen. Microsoft admits it does collect voice data for Skype and Cortana services

12 months ago

Microsoft Staff Listen To Some Translated Skype Calls – Report

Another day, another privacy scare, as Microsoft contractors sometimes listen to translated Skype calls

1 year ago

Skype To Lose SMS Connect Feature In August

Ability of Android users to receive and respond to SMS messages in Skype to be phased out next month

1 year ago

Landline Usage Continues To Plummet

Use of landlines fallen by 50 percent in past five years as people increasingly use their smartphones

2 years ago

Microsoft Extends Life Of ‘Classic Skype’ After Backlash

'Customer feedback' persuades Microsoft to backtrack and extend support for Skype 7.0...for now

2 years ago

Microsoft Forces Upgrade As It ‘Retires’ Skype Classic

Skype classic holdouts are told to upgrade to version 8.0, as Skype 7.0 heads to the knackers yard

2 years ago

Microsoft Touts Progress Of Teams Chat App

Slack now has some competition, Microsoft claims, as usage of its enterprise comms app Teams nearly doubles

2 years ago

Google Offers UK Free Phone Calls Via Home Speaker

Who needs a phone? Google offers free UK telephone calls via Home and Home Mini smart speakers

2 years ago

Tales In Tech History: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

Long before Skype or WhatsApp achieved their domination, AIM was the pioneer of instant communications (IM)

3 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Vonage, The VoIP Pioneer

Vonage beat Skype to market but struggled to match the global reach enjoyed by its VoIP rival

3 years ago

Microsoft’s Skype Loses Belgian Appeal Over Customer Data

Microsoft unit fine upheld and is ordered to hand over customer data relating to criminal investigation

3 years ago

EE & Huawei Achieve 2.8Gbps In UK’s First End-To-End 5G Test

EE claims to have taken a major step forward in being the first UK operator to launch 5G in lab…

3 years ago

EE Balloon-Powered Helikite Delivers 4G & Wi-Fi To Snowdonia Biking Event

EE says Helikite test shows potential for on-demand 4G coverage in remote areas or during natural disasters

3 years ago

‘Major’ Vodafone Rebrand Suggests Confidence Has Returned To Newbury

ANALYSIS: Vodafone's rebrand is one of the biggest in its history as it looks to move on from a couple…

3 years ago

Up to £645m To Be Reinvested In Superfast Broadband As Government Targets 98 Percent Coverage

As much as £645m will be handed back to local councils to extend superfast broadband coverage to 98 percent of…

3 years ago

IT LIFE: Duncan Gooding, TalkTalk Business COO

TalkTalk Businesses' Duncan Gooding talks about his career in IT, the shift to IoT and cloud, and his own hopes…

3 years ago

IT LIFE: Chris Martin, Powwownow CTO

Powwownow CTO talks about his career in IT and why he's excited about AI

3 years ago

Skype For Desktop Gets Redesign & Mobile App Features

Skype is given a lick of paint, GIF support and easier media sharing as Microsoft looks to replicate the mobile…

3 years ago

London Eye Gets Free High Density Wi-Fi To Attract Tourists

O2 W-Fii claims to have installed the world's first high density wireless network on the London Eye

3 years ago

Openreach Starts Removing BT From Its Brand

Openreach will remove BT from its logo, vehicles and equipment by 2021 as part of phased rebranding

3 years ago

Government Hopes £16m University 5G Network Will Make UK A World Leader

Government ups commitment to 5G development with academic testbed targeting a 2018 end to end trial

3 years ago

There’s More Life In 4G As EE, Qualcomm & Sony Show Off Commercial Gigabit LTE

Commercial gigabit LTE is now live in the UK in Cardiff and London's Tech City as the foundations of 5G…

3 years ago

Three ‘Go Binge’ Eliminates Data Charges For Video & Audio Streaming

Netflix, Deezer, TVPlayer and SoundCloud won't cost you a thing and Three says other services can sign up too

3 years ago

Arqiva Buys More 5G Spectrum To Boost London Fixed Wireless

Arqiva buys more 28GHz spectrum as it prepares for trial with Samsung in London this summer

3 years ago

Smart Stadiums, Streets & Airports: How Tokyo Is Preparing For 2020 Olympics

In three years' time, the Olympics will arrive in Tokyo. But how will smart city technology improve Tokyo 2020, the…

3 years ago

Vodafone To Shut Down Pager Service Over Competition Concerns

Vodafone says it makes more economic sense to shut down the pager unit rather than address competition concerns so it…

3 years ago

Newport 5G Chip Facility Hopes To Make South Wales A Tech Hub For IoT

Welsh government invests £12m into £38m 5G compound semiconductor factory as part of bid to make South Wales a tech…

3 years ago