skype

WhatsApp Tests Message Sending Without Smartphone

Look mum, no smartphone. For the first time WhatsApp to test a feature to allow users to send messages without…

3 months ago

Microsoft Adds ‘Meet Now’ Feature To Windows 10 Taskbar

Windows 10 taskbar to get launch button for new Skype feature for creating instant online meetings, amidst pandemic videoconferencing surge

12 months ago

EU Member States Block Progress Of Controversial ePrivacy Rules

Member states fail to agree on scope of regulations that aim to apply more rigorous privacy standards to the likes…

2 years 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

2 years ago

Microsoft Staff Listen To Some Translated Skype Calls – Report

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

2 years 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

2 years ago

Fifteen Years After Launch, Skype Gets Call Recording

Skype gets the built-in ability to record calls into the cloud, with the option of downloading them for permanent storage

3 years ago

Microsoft To Refocus Skype On Video Calls, Messaging

Mea culpa. Redmond pledges to end Skype's controversial Snapchat-like features and return focus to its core functions

3 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

3 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

3 years ago

Skype Gets End-To-End Encryption With Signal Protocol

The latest preview version of Skype introduces Private Conversations, using the same secure protocol used by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and…

4 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

4 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

4 years ago

Microsoft Office 365 Diary: LinkedIn AI Promises To Help People Write Better CVs In Word

OFFICE 365 NEWS: Microsoft says insights gained from LinkedIn can help users write better CVs

4 years ago

Legal Changes Could Mean More Privacy Restrictions For Facebook, Skype

A legal opinion and a vote by MEPs could signal more restrictions on what social media and digital communications firms…

4 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…

4 years ago

CyberTeam Hacker Group Claims Responsiblity for Scuppering Skype With DDoS Attack

Microsoft remains tight-lipped on the cause of the Skype outage over the past two days

4 years ago

Microsoft Warns Support For Older Versions Of Skype Will Soon Be Chopped

Keen Skype users will need to be using Redmond's latest Windows platforms to get the most out of the service

4 years ago

Microsoft Azure Outage Knocks Out Skype, Office 365, Outlook & Xbox Live

The outage demonstrates the shortcomings to moving completely to the cloud

5 years ago

Microsoft Outage Affects Skype, OneDrive, Office 365 And More

It's Microsoft's turn as yet another cloud outage spreads across the UK and US

5 years ago

Skype Empowers International Business With Microsoft Translator Update

Microsoft has taken a big step towards removing the language barrier for international businesses

5 years ago

EU To Tighten User Data Rules For Skype & WhatsApp

Internet-based companies face stricter data security rules under draft changes that mirror upcoming data protection laws

5 years ago

Microsoft Office 365 For Mac Gets Touch Bar Support And Skype For Business

Microsoft updates Office 365 so Macbook Pro 2016 users can make the most of Touch Bar, while Skype for business…

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Skype And How It Changed Worldwide Communications

It was not the first VoIP package on the market, but global uptake of Skype changed how the world communicated

5 years ago

Microsoft To Close Skype’s London Offices And Cut 220 Jobs

Microsoft is planning to shut down its Skype London offices and will make some of its 400 employees redundant

5 years ago

Skype For Windows Phone Ends ‘Early 2017’

Microsoft reveals final resting date of native Skype client as Skype-for-the-cloud marches forward with Windows 10 Mobile

5 years ago

Microsoft Launches Five New Chat Bots For Skype

Skyscanner, StubHub and Star Trek bots come to the VoIP platform

5 years ago

Microsoft Launches Brand New Skype For Linux Alpha

But Skype warns Linux users it's far from ready, as it needs feedback to help develop a better client

5 years ago

Quiz Of The Week: Skype

What do you know about the most famous VoIP application in the world?

5 years ago

Skype For Business Mac Preview Gets Group Calls And IM

Second edition of Skype for Business Mac preview comes out ahead of Q3 launch

5 years ago