Skype calling finally arrives on Alexa-enabled devices

Owners of Amazon Echo devices can now use Skype to make calls to their friends and family, having previously been tied down to making use of Amazon’s own calling software.


Skype is making its way to Alexa devices

While everybody has been talking about Amazon’s Alexa-enabled microwave, it has been announced that Amazon’s Alexa devices will soon be able to manage Skype calls. The Amazon and Microsoft partnership


Skype introduces end-to-end encryption to messaging, calls and file transfers

Skype, Microsofts popular VoIP platform, is introducing end-to-end encryption to text messages, audio calls and file transfers made using the service, with the latest Insider version of the platform adding


Skype links up with PayPal for money transfers through app

Skype has teamed up with PayPal to introduce a feature that enables users to transfer funds to friends and family while chatting to them on the Skype app. The ‘Send


Skype gets extreme Snapchat-inspired makeover

Microsoft has launched a revamped version of Skype, taking inspiration from Snapchat because that’s the cool thing to do now. One of the new features is called ‘Highlights’, which is


Microsoft Introduces Lighter Version of Skype for Users in India

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of Skype for its users in India – to cater to the poor network conditions experienced in some parts of the country. Skype


Skype Begins Testing Live Reactions and Integrated Camera

Skype has begun testing new features on its mobile app. The Microsoft-owned communication platform has introduced in-call reactions, messaging reactions, an integrated camera, and a ‘find’ panel, in beta. In-call


WhatsApp Trumps Messenger as Most-used Messaging App

Facebook Messenger is the most installed app on consumers’ smartphones, with 63 per cent of consumers polled in a survey by MetrixLab saying they had the app installed. It is


Google Unveils Duo and Takes Aim at FaceTime

Google has launched a new bare-bones video-calling app, Duo, which will be available on iOS and Android, and enables users to enter into one-to-one video calls using phone numbers. The


Microsoft Sells 1,500 Patents to Xiaomi in “Long-term Partnership”

Microsoft has revealed it is selling around 1,500 of its patents to Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, in a move that beings what the two companies have said will be a

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