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.
Microsoft launched a lighter version of its video calling platform, Skype, in India earlier this February. Skype Lite was introduced for low-end Android smartphone running on slow internet connectivity. Microsoft has now introduced new features for Skype Lite users in India in tune with Diwali celebrations.
Microsoft is introducing an update for its Skype chat app that will have built-in support for its digital assistant Cortana. Cortana "will be gradually rolled out" for Skype on both Android and iOS platforms, starting with the US, The Verge reported late on Tuesday. Users will be able to start a private chat with Microsoft Cortana in Skype and the assistant will give them quick suggestions while responding to text chats.
Telecom regulator TRAI will come out with its views on net neutrality by October-end, and also start consultation on "residual" issues around over-the-top (OTT) applications soon, its chairman R S Sharma has said. TRAI has already concluded open house discussions around the controversial issue of net neutrality and is in the process of drafting the recommendations. Sharma told in an interview that the regulator will frame its views on net neutrality "by October-end".
Microsoft announced at its Ignite 2017 conference that it would be merging Skype for Business with Teams its chat-based workspace in Office 365 that focuses on real-time collaborations. Skype for Business, for which several organizations pay a monthly subscription fee to access advanced features like automated voice system that routes in-coming calls to recipients, is now practically dead. It was launched three years ago as an improved version of Microsoft's erstwhile video-conferencing software Lync. Teams, meanwhile, is less than a year old.
Researchers at Facebooks AI lab have developed a 'human-like' bot which is controlled by an artificially intelligent algorithm trained after it watched hundreds of videos of Skype conversations. The algorithm was trained on Skype so that it could learn and then mimic how humans adjust their expressions in response to each other, New Scientist web portal reported.
To be honest, I receive so many text messages each day, that it almost feels like a full-time job to keep those messages organized. With so many messages requiring attention, from bills to travel confirmations to appointments, keeping a track of all can get a bit overwhelming. And claiming to have found the key to the very issue, Skype Lite has launched a new feature called SMS Insights, which will apparently make your inbox smarter.
Microsoft-owned Skype has now integrated PayPal on its messaging platform. The updated Skype app with a PayPal payment option will roll out to users in 22 countries (not India for now), TechCrunch reported. Skype has over 300 million daily users and this integration allows PayPal to expand its reach at a time when the peer-to-peer (P2P) payments space is heating up. Messaging giant WhatsApp too is on the verge of launching its payments service, starting with India in all likelihood.
With new Indian tax reform in place, popular messaging and chat service, Skype will be required to impose Goods and Services Tax (GST), in effect from July 1. However, Indian customers purchasing any Skype-branded products will get revised rates post August 1. Microsoft is said to delay the effective tax imposition, and will bear the GST expenses till then.
Microsoft had launched Skype Lite app at its Future Decoded event in Mumbai earlier this year. As the name suggests, Skype Lite is aimed at low-end Android smartphones running on slow internet connectivity. In addition to being lite , the app also comes with built-in Aadhaar integration. Microsoft had said that the feature would go live this fall and the Aadhaar integration is now available for users in India starting today.