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Skype screen sharing is now available on mobile

Despite Skype seemingly going out of fashion in recent years, the service has seen a number of improvements and changes. The latest feature comes in the form of screen sharing on mobile so that you can show your screen to whoever you're calling. Have a family member who needs help to change a setting on...

Skype now allows sharing your Android smartphone’s screen on video call

Skype is largely popular as a video calling app, even though it is a full-blown communications suite. Since it also has a professional version for workplace connectivity, called Skype for Business (formerly Lync), it is usually a step ahead of the competitors in terms of features. Now, after getting features like background blurring and a...

Skype for Android bug allowed calls to automatically be answered, but a fix is rolling out

It's been a long time since I was asked to use Skype, with the service being superseded by the likes of Discord, WhatsApp, Facebook, and even Google Hangouts. Some business people still use it, likely out of reluctance to switch to alternative services, but Skype is still very much alive and kicking. According to a...

Skype getting call recording feature on Android and other platforms

Skype has been on the way out for a long time now. There are much better alternatives on most platforms, such as Google Hangouts and Discord. According to a report from The Verge, Skype will soon be getting a call recording feature on Android along with other platforms. It's a cloud-based feature, so you can...

Signal Partners with Microsoft to Bring End-to-End Encryption to Skype

Instant messaging platforms are incredibly popular these days, as anyone who's used WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, or Facebook Messenger can tell you. But they aren't equally secure, which is why one leading IM service -- the Microsoft-owned Skype -- is teaming up with Signal to bring encryption to users around the globe. Open Whisper System makes the...

Microsoft Launches Skype Insider Program, Tests New UI and “SuperComposer”

It's been six years since Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion, and some longtime users haven't been pleased with the platform's treatment. Its move from a peer-to-peer service model to centralized servers was a major point of controversy, and another was a redesign that introduced a Snapchat Stories-like mode called "Highlights". But the situation's improved as Microsoft...

Microsoft to Integrate Cortana into its Skype Messaging Application

When Google introduced Allo to the world, it caught a lot of people's attention. Many were upset that Google had introduced yet another messaging application to Android while others were excited about the Google Assistant integration. It still left some worried about privacy in general, but Google promised that the data was safe and secure....

Google’s Royalty-Free Answer to HEVC: A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Codecs

Almost 5 years ago Google first released VP9, the royalty free video codec that aimed to replace H.264 as the primary codec for online streaming and media consumption. While VP9 was not completely successful in that task, it has laid the foundation for Google’s next generation codec, AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), which is looking extremely...