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Lync 2013 for Windows Phone Finally Rebranded to Skype for Business in Latest Update
Jul06

Lync 2013 for Windows Phone Finally Rebranded to Skype for Business in Latest Update

After Microsoft announced late last year that Lync would be getting a name change to Skype for Business, a few months passed before the change started taking place. That change has finally made its rounds on Windows Phone thanks to a new update released today. Here’s the full changelog for version 6.0: Lync 2013 is now Skype for Business (both in name and logo) New Look and feel & Emoticons At-rest Data Encryption (Requires...

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Skype Bidding Adieu to Windows Modern App, Embracing the Desktop Again
Jun11

Skype Bidding Adieu to Windows Modern App, Embracing the Desktop Again

If you’re using the Skype for Windows 8 application, you’ll be required to switch to the desktop app starting July 7. Microsoft has chosen this date to retire the modern application in favor of the desktop app, coinciding with the release of Windows 10: With the upcoming release of Windows 10 for PCs, it makes sense to use the Skype application optimized for mouse and keyboards use, capable of doing touch as well rather...

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Skype Translator Preview Coming to Windows Desktop App This Summer
Jun08

Skype Translator Preview Coming to Windows Desktop App This Summer

If you’re using Windows 10 and you’ve been aching to get your hands on Skype Translator, you won’t have to wait too much longer; Skype announced today that it’s “targetting the end of summer 2015” to begin its rollout for the Windows desktop. As of last month, you no longer have to manually sign up for the Skype Translator Preview, and according to Skype, this lead to a “300 percent...

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WeChat for Windows Brings the Mobile Experience to the Desktop With Powerful Features
Jun05

WeChat for Windows Brings the Mobile Experience to the Desktop With Powerful Features

Yesterday, WeChat introduced WeChat for Windows desktop (English version), and after playing with the software for almost a day, I can safely say that it’s not only easy to stay connected with all of my mobile WeChat friends, but it’s also a lot more useful. WeChat for Windows includes a powerful file sharing tool that allows you to instantly share your files, images, documents, and more with all of your WeChat friends....

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WhatsApp Messenger Beta for Windows Phone Gains Voice Calls
May29

WhatsApp Messenger Beta for Windows Phone Gains Voice Calls

After first being released on iOS and Android and then later being rolled out to BlackBerry 10, the calling feature for WhatsApp is finally coming to Windows Phone as was predicted weeks ago. The WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone now has the feature built in, so if you’re utilizing the public release of the app, you’ll have to wait a little longer. The calling feature works just like it does on other platforms; simply tap...

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