Microsoft adds info-hunting 'Bot' assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

Article Image Microsoft on Wednesday launched “Bots” for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app’s messaging functions.

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Skype to bring free group calling to iPhones, iPads, other mobile devices

Article Image Skype users will soon be able to make free group video calls from mobile devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads, just as they can on Macs, PCs, and Xboxes, the Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday.

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Skype iOS apps update with in-chat data detection, better multitasking

Article Image Microsoft on Monday released updates to its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, adding shortcuts for detected data, as well as making it easier to get back to a call in progress.

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4 video chat alternatives that beat Skype

Skype is the kingpin of the videoconferencing world. There are, however, several competing technologies and hardware products that can make a video call much smoother for everyone involved.

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Skype Skips Monday


Microsoft on Monday confirmed that network issues crippled the consumer version of Skype. Some users reported no success in logging in. Others managed to log in, but weren’t recognized as being online. The network issues affected only the consumer version of the service, according to Microsoft. So Skype for Business was still in business. It’s unclear when Microsoft first learned of the problem or when it expects to resolve it. “We’re in the process of reconnecting our users,” said Leonas Sendrauskas, a Web quality assurance engineer at Microsoft.

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Microsoft updates Skype iPhone & iPad apps with overhauled interfaces, more

Microsoft on Thursday released major updates of its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, redesigning their interfaces for better ease-of-use and more visual appeal, while giving iPad users access to options like location sharing and interactive notifications.

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Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical comes to Apple Watch

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.



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How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier

Earlier this week, roughly 50,000 Skype users woke up to a new way of communicating over the Web-based phone- and video-calling platform, a feature that could’ve been pulled straight out of Star Trek. The new function, called Skype Translator, translates voice calls between different languages in realtime, turning English to Spanish and Spanish back into English on the fly. Skype plans to incrementally add support for more than 40 languages, promising nothing short of a universal translator for desktops and mobile devices.

The product of more than a decade of dedicated research and…

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Skype for Mac 7.0 launches with new mobile-inspired look, 64-bit support, improved chat & file sharing

Microsoft on Thursday launched a redesigned version 7.0 of its popular Skype chat application for Mac OS X, making it a 64-bit application, introducing a new file transfer presentation with inline images, and much more.



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Microsoft scraps Skype for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has announced it’s scrapping Skype for Windows Phone 7. Although it says the software will become inoperable on WP7 devices “within the next few weeks,” many users are already reporting that the app has stopped working.

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Skype ends support for Macs running OS X 10.5.8 and below

Confirming reports that Skype no longer works with older versions of Apple’s OS X, Microsoft on Thursday announced it has ended support for Macs running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard or earlier.



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Microsoft to retire older Skype for Mac versions, force mandatory upgrades

Microsoft on Friday announced it will be “retiring” older desktop versions of Skype for both Windows and Mac, forcing existing users to upgrade to the latest edition of the popular voice over IP service.



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Real-time language translation is coming soon to Skype

Attempting to put an end to language barriers within digital communication, Skype Translator is a new feature slated for late 2014 that will provide real-time language translation during a Skype voice chat.

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Microsoft teases real-time Skype voice translations, to launch on Windows first

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced the world to a new real-time translation feature for popular Skype voice over IP software, which the company says will debut in beta form on Windows later this year with support for other platforms to follow.



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