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Best Smartphone Apps for Free Cross-Platform Video Calls

What is the best way to make a video call from your Android device to a Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop computer, or an iPhone, or a Windows Phone? Since the arrival of Skype video calling, more and more companies have attempted to get...Show More Summary

Microsoft Wi-Fi makes an appearance in Windows 10 build 10158

Microsoft Wi-Fi, the rebranded version of Skype Wi-fi, which enables buyers to pay for Wi-Fi access at public spots around the globe, is now active as a new app in the recently-released Windows 10 build 10158.

Skype and Facebook Messenger snag minor updates

A lack of changelogs appears to be a common theme with some apps nowadays, and the most recent culprits are Facebook Messenger and Skype for Windows Phone. Both apps have received updates, but left out changelogs — so don't expect anything in the way of major new features.

Skype for Windows Phone gets another minor update

Less than a week after the last update Microsoft has pushed out another update for the Skype for Windows Phone app. The update takes the app from v2.29.0.5 to v2.29.0.7, and presumably consists of the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.  If our readers notice any changes, let us know in the comments. Download it […]

Lync 2013 App On Windows Phone Will Soon Become Skype For Business

Lync 2013 for Windows Phone app just got updated to v5.9.1371.0 in Windows Phone Store. This is minor update with no new features. Soon Lync for Windows Phone will become Skype for Business. The change brings a fresh new look and simplified controls to all the features and functionality you already know.  What’s New in […]

Viber 5.1.1 APK Download Available for Windows – Voice-over IP Top Feature

Viber is a very popular application that uses the Voice-over IP feature, allowing you to make free voice calls all over the world, for free. The application is a great alternative to Skype and it is available for both mobile devices and computers. Show More Summary

Skype for Windows Phone snags an update, leaves out the changelog

Skype for Windows Phone has gotten a minor update on the Windows Phone Store. While the update bumps things up to version 2.29.0.5, there doesn't appear to be anything new to report.

Skype app for Windows Phone gets another update

While we know the Universal Skype app is not long for this world, being replaced in Windows 10 Mobile with built-in integration, it does not fortunately mean that Microsoft has stopped maintaining the current version. Microsoft has just posted a small update to their app, from version v2.29.0.3 to v2.29.0.5, in what I can only […]

Skype Translator preview app now supports French and German for spoken languages

Microsoft recently allowed anyone to download and try out their Skype Translator preview app for Windows 8.1. Now the app has been updated to support two more spoken languages, French and German.

Skype For Windows Phone Updated In Windows Phone Store With Bug Fixes

Microsoft today updated Skype for Windows Phone app to v2.29.0.3. There is no change log in the Store listing, if you noticed any changes, let us know in the comments. Couple of months back, Microsoft updated this app with a new, compact design. Looks like this update includes just general fixes and improvements. Download it […]

Skype for Windows Phone grabs small update to 2.29.0.3

For those who use Skype on Windows Phone, a new update just went out to the Store. Version 2.29.0.3 is live and although the changelog mentions new 'compact design' that is actually the older one from back in January.

Skype For Web Now Supports Chromebooks & Linux (Sort Of)

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

Microsoft confirms Skype won't be a universal app for Windows 10

Last week, Microsoft announced that on July 7 it would retire the current "Modern" Skype app made for Windows 8 and 8.1 in favor of the current desktop client. Now a new report offers more information on how Skype will be offered inside Windows 10, with Microsoft confirming there are no plans to release a universal Skype app for the OS.

Microsoft Will Be Releasing Updated Messaging, Calling And Video Apps For Windows 10 With Skype Built Into It

Microsoft last week announced that they are retiring modern Skype app with the Skype desktop app. It raised many questions about the future of Skype app for tablet devices and many other things. ZDNet today posted some answers they got from the Skype team regarding its future on Windows platform. Read the summary of […] […]

The future of Skype on Windows: More questions and some answers

Microsoft's recent announcement that it planned to drop the Modern version of Skype for Windows created a bunch of unanswered questions. Here are a few clarifications from the Skype team.

Skype For Windows Modern App Shuts Down In Favor Of Desktop Version

Many of you might be aware that Skype offers two applications for Windows users, there’s the Windows modern application optimized for touch and then there’s the conventional Skype for Desktop application. The touch-friendly Skype app has been available for quite a while for Windows 8 but now it has reached the end of the road. Show More Summary

Skype To Upgrade Its Touch App Users To Windows Desktop App Next Month

Skype says this morning that it will next month discontinue its Windows “modern” application and instead make the Windows desktop application the main Skype app for Windows users. In case you’re not familiar with the lingo, “modern”-  or as they were previously known, “metro” – style apps were touch-friendly apps introduced with Windows 8. Read More

Microsoft to drop 'modern' version of Skype for Windows

Microsoft will migrate users of its Modern/Windows Store version of Skype for Windows to the Desktop version of the product, starting July 7.

Microsoft will shut down 'Modern' Skype Windows client on July 7 in favor of desktop version

Microsoft is making a big change to its Skype strategy on the Windows platform. On July 7, the current "Modern" version of Skype that was first released for Windows 8, and later became the default messaging app for Windows 8.1, will no longer be available. Instead, users of that version will be redirected to the current desktop Windows Skype client.

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