Skype Pulled From The China Apple App Store

Earlier this year, Apple pulled VPN apps from its App Store in China in order to comply with local laws and regulations. Now it looks like Apple is once again pulling apps from the App Store, and this time it includes certain phone and messaging apps, which includes Microsoft’s Skype.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Skype For The Desktop

Skype has been one of Microsoft’s longest-running communications app, and over the years it is only natural to see it evolve and change with improvements to usability, new features, and more.  That being said, Microsoft is back with yet another revamp of Skype and the latest version of the app is now available.

Microsoft Brings Cortana To Skype

Microsoft is gradually rolling out its Cortana personal assistant to more services and today it has announced that Cortana is now available in Skype. Cortana in Skype will make it easier for users to find information and search for what they’re looking for without having to leave the conversation. Microsoft says that it’s bringing Cortana to Skype to help users in their everyday conversations.

Skype Launches New Code Editor Feature For Technical Interviews

Thanks to globalization, one can interview for a position at a company from another country without having to go there. This is thanks to tools and applications like Skype where you can hold video conferences from the comfort of your own home. However sometimes there are some interviews that might need to get a bit technical.


Skype’s New Design Lands On Desktops

Microsoft introduced a radical Skype mobile redesign a couple of months back. Even though it hasn’t been very well received so far, the company wants to see what desktop users think about it. That’s why the new Skype design has now landed on desktops. The next-generation of Skype is only available in preview on desktop PCs right now. The company itself says that the work isn’t complete as yet and […]

Skype And PayPal Join Forces For Easy Money Transfer

Skype today announced a new partnership with PayPal which powers the Send Money feature that it has developed. As the name suggests, the Send Money feature will enable Skype users to transfer money from within the mobile app while they’re in the middle of the conversation using PayPal. This means that they don’t even have to leave the chat window or the Skype app to send money to a contact.

Microsoft And BMW Bring Skype To Cars

Microsoft today announced that it’s expanding its partnership with BMW to bring Skype to the German manufacturer’s cars. Skype for Business will now get a place in BMW’s iDrive system. This functionality will enable BMW owners to attend Skype meetings from inside their cars using the stock infotainment system. BMW is already one of the first car manufacturers to enable Office 365 services in its vehicles.

People Are Not Liking The New Snapchat-esque Skype App

Microsoft announced a major redesign of the Skype app in the first week of June. It seemed like an attempt by the Microsoft-owned company to stay relevant in an era where apps like Snapchat reign supreme. The new Skype app seems to have taken inspiration from Snapchat in more ways than one and it appears that most users are not liking it one bit.

Latest Skype Redesign Brings Many New Features

Microsoft has tried to revamp Skype multiple times ever since it acquired the cross-platform communication service six years ago. It hasn’t always gone off smoothly for the company and now that services like Messenger and WhatsApp are gaining ground, Microsoft is revamping Skype yet again to offer features that align the service with its more contemporary rivals.

Xbox One Universal Skype App Released

A Universal Windows Platform version of the Skype app was released for PC and mobile last year with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The team today announced that it has now released this version of the Skype app to Xbox One with the Xbox One Creators Update. The team says that it has been working hard to create a TV experience that delivers the best possible Skype communications experience on […]

Skype Real-Time Voice Translation Now Supports Japanese

Skype Translator feature comes in handy if you’re trying to have a conversation with someone who speaks a different language. It supports some of the most widely spoken languages and provides users with real-time voice translation. Microsoft continues to improve this feature by adding more languages to the list. The company has now announced that the Skype real-time translation feature has support for the Japanese language.

Skype Updated With Support For MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

While the slimmer design, new color options, and obviously upgraded hardware are very much welcome, one of the unique features and possibly the selling point of Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro would be the inclusion of the Touch Bar. For those unfamiliar, this is an OLED strip that replaces the row of function keys and also doubles up as an extension of your keyboard.

Skype Wi-Fi Being Discontinued March 31st

Microsoft has confirmed that it’s going to discontinue the Skype Wi-Fi service next month. This means that it’s going to end the service completely and the apps for iOS and Android will no longer be available for download as well. Those who already have the app installed on their mobile devices won’t be able to continue using the service because Microsoft will simply not let that happen.

Microsoft Launches Skype Lite For India

With places in the world where the internet isn’t as fast or as stable, developers have to start thinking of how to make their apps more accessible. Packing an app full of features is great, but if those features can’t be used due to them being too big or slow, then what’s the point of having them, right?