Skype for Windows 10 delayed in order to build “best experience possible”
Sep25

Skype for Windows 10 delayed in order to build “best experience possible”

Not too long ago, Skype had an outage that prevented users from being able to sign in and chat or call. Microsoft has since updated a post on its official blog that had claimed the Windows 10 version of the Skype software would be entering preview by summer 2015, a deadline that has come and gone. While talking with Windows blogger Paul Thurrott, Microsoft explained the delay to the Windows 10 application: “We want to make sure...

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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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Microsoft Bids Adieu to Nokia Chat Beta App in Mid-January 2015 in Favor of Skype
Dec16

Microsoft Bids Adieu to Nokia Chat Beta App in Mid-January 2015 in Favor of Skype

It’s not just Trapster and Nokia Trailers who are getting the axe over the next month or so. It looks like Nokia Chat beta is also on the chopping block. Microsoft has decided to end support on the Windows Phone messaging application on January 15, after which date the company says you won’t be able to sign up, message any of your contacts, or access any past conversations. The app has been around for a little over a year...

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Skype for Windows Phone Gets New, Larger Emoticons and More
Dec04

Skype for Windows Phone Gets New, Larger Emoticons and More

After over a month of drawing on our Skype pictures, we’re getting another update that makes visual changes to the Skype app for Windows Phone. Announced on Skype’s blog the new update (version 2.25) includes: Skype Tap or Scan Emoticons – bigger is better We know you love our emoticons so now when you reply with just an emoticon, it appears nice and big. That’ll certainly help you make a point! Delete Message and...

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