With Windows 10 launching in just two days on July 29, Microsoft is making more of its websites compatible with the new operating system and its Microsoft Edge browser. Windows 10 users who enjoy checking their email on Outlook.com can now use Edge to also take audio and video calls via its Skype features for the first time.
A couple of weeks ago we reported that the Skype for Web beta was now open to all. However at that time, the web app basically supported your usual array of browsers and platforms like Windows and Mac, but there was no mention of Chrome OS. Show More Summary
In November 2014, Microsoft announced the beta version of Skype for Web, a service that would allow the users to access their accounts using their computers’ browsers. Recently, the developers said that Skype for Web is available for the US and UK citizens, which can access their accounts from any computer. Show More Summary
A Web-based version of Skype could be useful for many reasons, but it's proving glitchy even with Microsoft's own products.
Starting today, Skype users in the U.S. and U.K. can start making calls directly from their browsers. The Skype for Web beta makes the chat program available without having to download and install the program’s dedicated app. “Skype for Web … Read more ›
Jon Hicks, the designer responsible for Skype’s emoji, has joined Opera as the new lead designer for its desktop browser. Hicks has previously produced Spotify’s icons and was the brains behind the current MailChimp logo, as well as working with clients including Mozilla (where he famously created the final Firefox logo), Shopify and JoliCloud. Show More Summary
Skype today made a new desktop browser plugin available that lets users send phone numbers to their Android smartphone for calling. The Click to Call feature is already available to Skype's desktop apps. It highlights numbers on web pages and makes it easy to place Skype calls right from the browser. Show More Summary
Microsoft is providing yet another way to keep in contact with friends and family by releasing invites for the "Skype for Web" beta. It's a fully featured Skype experience but is instead powered by your favorite web browser. Not only are basic text conversations supported, but both video and regular voice calls too. Show More Summary
Programmes like Skype are incredibly useful to have access to, but the fact that you need to download and install software makes it difficult to use them on a computer that isn’t your own. Fortunately Microsoft has announced that it will be possible to use an in-browser version of Skype “soon”. Show More Summary
In welcome news for anybody who has fumbled around on an unfamiliar computer to download and install Skype for an important call, Microsoft has announced a beta version of the popular telecommunications application for web browsers.Show More Summary
Microsoft is beginning to beta test a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.
Microsoft is moving forward with Skype in a browser with a new beta version announced for IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. You'll still need to download a plug-in but the company…
Today Skype announced that it has begun work with the W3c (World Wide Web Consortium) and the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) to let you call from within a browser more easily. The company believes its ORTC API for WebRTC could...Show More Summary
Microsoft today announced it is helping develop the ORTC API for WebRTC. In other words, the company is finally throwing its weight behind the broader industry trend of bring voice and video calling to the browser, with no plugins required. All of Skype’s biggest competitors are moving towards such functionality, and Redmond is finally admitted […]
Your browser does not support iframes. Microsoft has unveiled a new technology for Skype that will help you talk to people who speak a different language, in real-time. Skype Translator uses voice recognition and translates foreign languages so you can...
Machine translation has come a long way in the past decade and while research and projects happened mostly behind closed doors or in academia, end user products have gotten better as well. Web browsers for instance support a varietyShow More Summary
If you are like me, you hardly use any native desktop apps. I’m a browser mostly (if not browser only) user. The only local apps I use on my Mac are Skype, Spotify and Airmail. Email is a major thing for me and hence I went for a paid app client like Airmail which is...
Learn how to make a Skype call from Outlook.com in just a few simple steps. Because some moments are just right for Skype. Set up a couple of simple things and you could soon be bringing all your friends into Outlook with one click.Show More Summary
You no longer have to live in one of a few fortunate countries to make a Skype call while checking your Outlook.com email: as of today, Skype for Outlook.com is available worldwide. All you need now is to download a browser plugin and link your Skype...
Skype today announced it has temporarily pulled the Skype Click to Call plugin for Safari. The company said it is “no longer compatible with the Safari (Mac) browser” due to... Keep reading ?