Facebook Taking on Skype with WhatsApp Voice Calling


The Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp is said to be gaining voice calling support within the next few months in order to take on Skype, according to The Guardian. The popular messaging app, which now has 465 million users monthly active users (330 million daily active users), was recently purchased by Facebook for a ton […]

How to Skype


When Microsoft purchased Skype, it picked up what could be considered one of the world’s largest digital telecommunications systems it could find. Here’s how to Skype on Windows 8.1 and harness Skype’s reach to communicate with your friends and family.   Installing Skype Go to the Start Screen by pressing the Windows key on your […]

Free Skype Landline Calling Coming Free with Every Xbox One

skype on xbox one

Microsoft’s Xbox One console won’t only be among the most cutting edge video game consoles on the market at launch. Thanks to a native Skype application and some free Skype calling time, the Xbox One will also act as one of the most cutting-edge communication devices too. Microsoft detailed the new Skype for Xbox One […]

Microsoft Apps You Should Have On Your iPhone and Galaxy S4

Skype is available on both iOS and Android.

Microsoft is typically on the receiving end of a lot of criticism these days. The company’s Windows 8 operating system introduced a new swath of changes that both delighted and alienated longtime Windows users. Its Surface RT tablet cost the company $900 million in stock write downs. Very few of the company’s moves can’t be […]

Messaging Sync and More Coming to Skype


Delayed messaging syncing and unstable connections could be a thing of the post for Skype users. At least, that’s what the company hopes will happen after it changes the underlying architecture of the service over the next year. Skype formally announced the changes on its Big Blog this past week. Dubbed Skype Cloud, the company […]

Windows 8.1 To Drop Messenger in Favor of Skype


Microsoft will remove the Messenger Metro-style application that debuted last fall in the final release of Windows 8.1, according to reports. The rumor, which originates from sources who talked exclusive with The Verge, indicate that Microsoft will begin shipping the Skype Metro-style application that debuted last year with every installation of Windows 8.1. Currently, Windows […]

Skype Debuting First on BlackBerry Q10 Before Z10


Skype is making good on its promise to be a cross-platform video chatting service and will debut its application to the new BlackBerry 10 platform next month in it arrives on the BlackBerry Q10 first before making it to the Z10 at a later date. The Skype app will be available on all four major […]

Skype for Windows Phone Leaves Beta


Skype for Windows Phone is now ready for consumption. Earlier today the Microsoft owned company released an updated version of its Windows Phone 8 client. While there’s little in the way of new features for users updating, today’s update of Skype lists it’s version number at 2.5, instead of the preview status it had just […]

Skype For iPhone and Android Will Let Users Send Short Video Messages

Skype for Windows Phone

A new update to Skype this week will let users sent short, three-minute videos to their friends and family. The new update to Skype adds the Video Messages feature, which lets users send the short videos regardless of the status of the recipient. The feature sends the short videos over Skype chat, so offline users will […]

Microsoft Confirms Skype Is In, Live Messenger Out.


After many years of trying to brand its Live Internet services, Microsoft has finally confirmed that its Live Messenger chat service is on the way out to make room for Skype, which the company had acquired a year ago and was the focal point of the Windows Phone 8 launch event. With new focus on […]

Popular Games and Pandora for Windows Phone 8 Arriving Soon

Windows Phone 8 Skype

Today Microsoft announced that it’s Windows Phone 8 platform is slowly catching up to Apple and Google’s app ecosystems with more powerful apps and more popular apps. To help Windows Phone 8 catch up with iOS and Android Microsoft will bring 46 of 50 of the most popular smartphone apps on its platforms by next […]

Best iPad Apps for College


College students today don’t know how good they have it thanks to the iPad and more iPad apps for college than they can count, at least before completing Understanding Numerical Data. I ended my college career in 2005. On that May afternoon when I turned my tassel for the last time I’d never even, heard of apps. […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8

Today Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 8 which is now scheduled to release sometime this fall, right around the time of Windows 8. The timing isn’t coincidental by any means. Windows Phone 8 uses the same core as Windows 8 and Windows RT. That new core means developers can easily port apps […]

Alleged Windows Phone 8 Apollo Screenshots Leak


Yesterday, we learned about some new features that might be coming packed into Windows Phone 8 Apollo, Microsoft’s next big mobile software release. And now, we have some alleged screenshots that seem to show off at least one of those features. The screenshots come courtesy of Nokia Innovation, courtesy of PCWorld, and they purportedly show […]

New Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak Out

New Windows Phone 8 Features Leak Out

Windows Phone 8 Apollo is going to be Microsoft’s next big Windows Phone update and today, new purported features of the company’s next big update have come to the surface. WPCentral has leaked several new alleged features of Windows Phone 8, also known as Windows Phone Apollo, and it appears that the software is shaping […]

Skype for Nokia Lumia 610 Pulled from Windows Phone Marketplace

Skype for Nokia Lumia 610 Pulled from Windows Marketplace

Bad news for Nokia Lumia 610 owners as Nokia has gone ahead and pulled the cord on the Skype client for the budget device. In a statement made to WeLoveWP, courtesy of WMPowerUser, the company confirmed that it had yanked Skype for the Lumia 610 from the Windows Marketplace because the user experience wasn’t ‘up […]

Skype 4.0 Arrives for iPhone and iPad

Skype 4.0 Arrives for iPhone and iPad

Skype has updated its Skype app for iPhone and iPad today bringing the version of the application to Skype 4.0 and adding a number of improvements over the last version of the software. The update comes to both the iPhone and the iPad but also comes to users who are still in possession of an […]

Skype for Windows Phone Exits Beta


Windows Phone owners had an unexpected surprise this weekend as Microsoft-owned VoIP service Skype released its app to users. The app, which was previously in beta, could now be downloaded officially from Windows Phone Marketplace on Windows Phone handsets, such as the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II. Some new features on the […]

Skype for iPad Now Looks Better Than Ever

Slowly but surely, developers are updating their iOS applications, and more specifically, their iPad apps to support the new iPad’s high-resolution Retina Display. Today, we can add another big name to the list as Skype has announced that it has updated its iPad application for use with the new iPad’s new display. Those who use […]

Windows Phone Limitations Are Why Skype Can’t Run In Background

Skype for Windows Phone beta

Skype finally came to Windows Phone a few days ago, albeit it as a beta. While it did bring most of the features of Skype to Windows Phone, there were quite a few limitations. Today we’ve learned that those limitations aren’t necessarily because the app is in beta. According to The Verge, many of the […]