Microsoft is redesigning Skype's interface for both mobile and desktop, eliminating the less used features on the app and simplyfying its core functions like voice calling, video chatting and messaging. "This past year, we explored some design changes and heard from customers that we overcomplicated some of our core scenarios," Peter Skillman, Director of design
Skype seems to be working on a new feature called SMS Connect for Android users. According to a report by Windows Blog Italia, this new feature will allow users to send and receive SMS messages using their Windows 10-powered PC or Mac with the help of Skype. According to the report, this new feature is
Apple is delaying the release FaceTime group chats feature, which was originally scheduled to arrive with iOS 12 release. Now, Apple has removed the group video calling feature in the latest iOS 12 beta 7, which was released today. The removal of Group FaceTime feature was spotted by Apple developer Guilherme Rambo on Twitter. "Group
Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the most widely used terms of 2018. From smartphones to automated cars, the reach of the technology is slowly growing as tech giants are finding new ways to implement it with pretty much everything we use. While most of it is to improve life in the longer run, a good
Microsoft has added a new feature to its VoIP-based chat platform Skype in the form of add-ins . These add-ins will function similar to how extensions work on web browsers to add the functionality of the app and what users can do with the app in this case. Microsoft took to its official blog to
Lenovo wants to fix the central problem with any office ecosystem: teleconference calls. One of the major pain-points with teleconference calls are the hard-to-hear remote callers and flaky audio throughout the entire call. With its new ThinkSmart Hub 700, Lenovo wants to fix this very issue affecting companies around the world. Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 700
Microsoft has revealed that it has been working on a new call recording feature for Skype that it will be rolling out soon. The feature will also support third-party app integration, including the likes of Xsplit, Wirecast and Vmix. Microsoft, in a blog post, mentioned that the new feature will be available to Mac and
Apple and Xiaomi dominated the tech world today with reports about their upcoming and latest gadgets scoring high on interest. This year, Apple is likely to shift its focus from the iPhones to its audio accessories and computers segment. Xiaomi, on the other hand, has already introduced its smart LED TV lineup in India and
When it comes to smartphones, a big chunk of users are still relying on low-end smartphones. At least in India they are. Application developers and social media platforms have started to get their mind around this fact lately to develop dedicated product for all kinds of its customers. After products like Facebook and Messenger Lite,
Security researchers have unearthed a major security loophole in Skype which could potentially allow hackers complete control of computers. The problem could lead to systems being compromised on the Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. Despite it being a big flaw, Microsoft is reportedly not planning to fix the issue anytime soon. The Mac Observer points
WhatsApp will soon allow users of its messaging platform to add up to three participants in a group video call. The feature is said to arrive first on Android, but it is not clear whether the group video calling support will be available on Windows 10 Mobile and iOS as well. Last year, WhatsApp added
Researchers from Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab have found an Android spyware that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect an infected device to Wi-Fi networks controlled by cybercriminals. Dubbed as "Skygofree", the malware is claimed to have been found on malicious websites in Italy and is most likely
In October last year, Microsoft announced that Skype for Android has hit one billion download mark on Google Play Store. Now, with over 300 million monthly users, Microsoft has announced that Skype will offer end-to-end encryption through a feature called Private Conversations. Microsoft has released this feature in the preview for Skype Insiders only. It
Google has detected an app 'Tizi', which has been stealing information from call records and also from social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and also take pictures from mobile phones without even displaying them on screen of the device. "Tizi is a fully featured backdoor that installs spyware to steal sensitive data from popular social
Popular communications application Skype and other similar calling apps are no longer available on US tech giant Apple's app store in China and other platforms due to an order by the government. "We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) apps do not comply
Apple has announced that it has pulled down several apps from its China App Store after the local government called out violations of local laws. The most prominent among the apps removed is Skype that now joins a list of elite Silicon Valley offerings banned in China. This includes Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest,
Microsoft has acquired the technology and the team behind photo editing app Swng (earlier know as Polaroid Swing) to ramp up its efforts in the consumer side of things. Imaging apps are among the hottest things on the social web right now, and Swng allows users to create GIF-like short videos out of live photos. These are known as 'cinemagraphs', and can be tweaked by moving your fingers across the screen. The San Francisco-based startup would be joining Microsoft s Skype division, it announced.
Microsoft with its once pioneering video service, Skype, has introduced major changes this year. It started with the India-centric Skype Lite launched in India earlier this year. Microsoft Skype for mobile then went through a major redesign change, albeit borrowing a few features from Snapchat. Microsoft has now officially started rolling out the new Skype for desktop app.
Despite the growing competition from services such as WhatsApp and Facebook, video calling and conferencing service Skype has reached 1 billion app downloads milestone on the Google Play Store. Microsoft acquired the service from eBay for $8.5 billion in 2011, and has continued to improve it over the years.
Microsoft announced the introduction of group video calling feature and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot named "Ruuh" for Skype Lite ahead of Diwali. The video calling is available for all Skype Lite users across the country and will allow anyone to join the group video or audio call on the app for free.