skype

Tue
13
Oct
John Lister's picture

Windows 10 to be Activated Using Windows 7, 8 Keys

Microsoft has released the next set of updates for Windows 10, including improvements for Skype and Cortana. It's also fixed a problem that was stopping some users from activating their copy as being legitimate. The new set of changes are known as ... Build 10565 and are now available to people in on the Fast Ring setting of the Insider Program - in other words, those who have signed up to be the first to test any new features or fixes in Windows 10. Assuming the feedback is positive, the changes will likely be rolled out to the general public some time next month. Product Keys Can Now Be ... (view more)

Tue
28
Apr
John Lister's picture

Facebook Debuts Free Video Call Service

Facebook has begun rolling out its free video and audio call service to other Facebook users via its Messenger app. It's arguably the biggest challenge yet to the Skype audio and video calling platform, which is now owned by Microsoft. Facebook ... began offering video calls back in 2011, when it partnered with Skype but has since developed its own technology. The new call service works in the dedicated Facebook 'Messenger' app, which is available only on smartphones and tablets and does not work through the Facebook website. Last year, Facebook removed the messaging feature from its main ' ... (view more)

Wed
05
Nov
John Lister's picture

Skype Calls to offer Live Voice Translation

Windows 8.1 users will soon have the opportunity to test a potentially revolutionary feature: live speech translation in Skype. Skype is a software program that allows users to make phone calls or video chat with other Skype users around the world, ... using the Internet. Skype is one of the most popular applications of its kind, with over 300 million users world-wide using the service. (Source: skype.com ) Skype Live Speech Translation - On the Fly The live speech translation feature has been in the works from some time, stemming back to 2011 when Microsoft bought out Skype for $8.5 billion . It ... (view more)

Wed
22
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Snooping On Skype Messages: Report

Earlier this year a number of privacy organizations raised alarms about the way Microsoft shared Skype users' private information. Now, a new report suggests that Microsoft itself is closely monitoring messages sent between Skype users. Technology ... blog Ars Technica says it has learned that Microsoft is actively scanning messages containing HTTPS URLS, or URLs associated with secure websites. Microsoft Monitoring, Storing Links Ars writer Dan Goodin says he's also learned that Microsoft is scanning these messages as a form of fraud prevention and that the firm is logging the results for an ... (view more)

Fri
08
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

'FotoMorph 13.7.2', and 'Free Video call Recorder for Skype 1.0.2.115'

FotoMorph 13.7.2 FotoMorph allows you to create professional-looking animations on your home computer. Flash, AVI, GIF, and JPEG formats are all supported. This program is designed for Windows-based computers, including Windows 2000, Windows XP, ... Windows Vista, and Windows 7. http://www.diphso.no Free Video call Recorder for Skype 1.0.2.115 As the name suggests, this program is designed to help you record calls made using Microsoft's Skype program. It's highly customizable, allowing you to record only the video, text, or audio of each call. Of course, you can also record everything at once. ... (view more)

Thu
08
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows Live Messenger Eclipsed by Skype

Microsoft is getting ready to ditch its instant messaging service. Now that it owns Skype, according to reports, Microsoft will be switching off the Windows Live Messenger service in March, 2013. Windows Live Messenger first became available back in ... 1999, when it was known as MSN Messenger. Back then it was designed as a rival to AOL's highly popular messaging services. The original MSN Messenger service allowed users to chat with other users via text messages in real time without a public chat room, or even email. Over the years, Microsoft added more complicated features, including video and ... (view more)

Thu
11
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

New Ransomware Scam: Pay $200 to Retrieve Files

Several security advisors are warning Skype users to watch out for bogus messages with links that install malicious software. Once installed, a worm virus may pretend to hold the user's files hostage and demand payment for releasing them. Graham ... Cluely of security firm Sophos warns that the scam involves instant messages rather then voice or video chats. Potential victims receive a message containing phrases such as "lol is this your new profile pic?" The message includes a link that takes the user to a Google website featuring their own Skype name. In fact, the link points to "Goo.gl ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Skype Privacy Bug: Messages Sent to Wrong People

A new bug in Microsoft's Skype video chat program reportedly causes instant messages to be sent to the wrong contact. It's a potentially harmful issue that could leave some of Skype's many users embarrassed, frustrated, and angry. The problem was ... initially reported late last week through Skype's user forum. According to reports, the bug affects Mac, Windows, Linux, and Windows Phone versions of Skype. Skype quickly admitted that instant messages can be sent to the wrong personal contact when the program suffers a crash in the middle of an instant messaging session. Last Instant Message Sent ... (view more)

Thu
26
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft: Browser-Based Skype Coming Soon

Microsoft is rumored to be working on a web version of Skype that users could access directly through their browsers without needing to download and install software. According to Liveside.net, a number of new Microsoft job postings have popped up ... in recent weeks asking for job applications from developers with experience building HTML5-based apps for a project called "Skype for Browsers". (Source: webmonkey.com ) Because of its affiliation with Facebook, Skype (which was acquired by Microsoft last year) is already accessible through a browser, technically speaking. The Facebook version of ... (view more)

Thu
23
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

'Skype for Android 2.7.0.907', and 'Granola 5.0.1'

Skype for Android 2.7.0.907 Skype for Android lets you do more with your phone, including instant messaging and voice / video call to anyone in your contact list (for free). With this latest version, you can send photos and videos for free, too. ... http://www.skype.com Granola 5.0.1 With Granola intelligent software power management, you can reduce the energy consumption of your laptops, PCs, and servers by 15-35% without any adverse impact on the way you use these devices. Whether you use are out to save the world, or simply to conserve energy in your home or business, you can use Granola to ... (view more)

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