September 3rd, 2018 5:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

Microsoft Plans Revamp for Android, iOS and Web Versions of Skype

Redmond-based Microsoft is planning a revamped Skype interface for both mobile and desktop. The company is planning to remove the less used features and will simplify the app's core functions like voice calling, video chatting and messaging. Microsoft has confirmed this news in a blog post stating the company has overcomplicated some design changes in the past, but it's now looking to simplify the design though. "This past year, we... Read More

August 21st, 2018 4:19 PM 6 COMMENTS

Microsoft Finally Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption on Skype

Redmond-based company, Microsoft has finally rolled out end-to-end encryption for private conversations on Skype. For the unaware, end-to-end encryption ensure the chat content between two people is hidden in both the chat list and the notifications. Other popular messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger are already offering end-to-end encryption for quite some time, and Microsoft's rollout on Skype should be termed as a delayed one. This feature comes... Read More

May 13th, 2015 3:35 PM 0 COMMENTS

Skype Translator Preview application now available to general users

Skype for Business was announced last month, and following the launch streak, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Skype Translator Preview application for the masses. Interestingly, the app was earlier available in a closed preview form since its official announcement that was made last year in December. The Skype Translator Preview is now directly downloadable from the Windows Store, but it requires Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 preview operating system on PC... Read More

June 27th, 2014 2:09 PM 24 COMMENTS

Which International Call Service To Use? Skype Out vs Nimbuzz Out vs Viber Out

When it comes to making international calls, let's agree that telcos have really expensive calling rates. One of the option is to use the voice over IP solutions, however, it requires a lot of planning from both the parties -- from setting up a time to actually checking whether your mic is working. Hangouts on Android can actually solve a bunch of these issues if it also allowed one to... Read More

June 20th, 2013 9:21 AM 1 COMMENTS

Hike to Tie-up with Airtel, Vodafone & Idea; Similar to RCom-WhatsApp Plans?

The battle of free messaging apps over internet has reached to mobile operators too. In recent time India becomes a focus point for the messaging apps and VoIP apps like WhatsApp, Skype, WeChat, Nimbuzz or Hike. In the latest development instant messaging app - Hike, developed by Bharti SoftBank is in talks with incumbent players - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to come up with special bundle packs... Read More

May 12th, 2011 3:32 AM 14 COMMENTS

Why Do We Love Skype?

Undeniably the most popular voice over internet provider across the world, Skype has clearly gone a long way evolving from being just another provider to ultimate holy grail in the VOIP industry. As on 2010, Skype commands an impressive 12.8 billion minutes out of the overall 413 billion minutes of international telephone traffic. In addition to this, Skype users generate 190 billion minutes of “on-net” Skype-to-Skype traffic to make this... Read More

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