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Skype 6.1 for Windows has updated profiles, Outlook integration

Skype 6.1 for Windows has updated profiles, Outlook integration

Skype has announced version 6.1 for Windows, which includes two big changes: an updated profiles, and integration with Outlook, eliminating the need to toggle between the two applications. With the latest version, users can make calls and perform other Skype functions, such as messaging, from directly within Outlook. The update is available for download now.

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Microsoft to kill the Messenger and migrate users to Skype in March

Microsoft to kill the Messenger and migrate users to Skype in March

This week Microsoft sent out a mass e-mail to all 100,000,000+ users of its Messenger instant messaging application. The mass e-mail was sent out to let users know that as of March 15, 2013 Messenger would no longer be available. Microsoft will be migrating all Messenger users over to Skype on March 15.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated with “always on” feature

Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated with “always on” feature

The final release of a completely rock-and-roll Skype app for Windows Phone 8 is upon us all, here this week with a new Preview Release that includes no less than call and message notifications even while closed. This is in contrast to the past where both users (on either end of the Skype call or message) had to have Skype open to make a connection. This update is coming to all Windows Phone 8 users starting today (if they've got Skype downloaded already, of course).

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Skype Video Messaging leaked in service details update

Skype Video Messaging leaked in service details update

It would seem that the folks at Skype have accidentally let loose their next big feature for the world of video-connected citizens: Video Messaging. This leak has occurred in one of the most excellent places for leaks, that being Skype's own update of its official Terms of Service. Remember everyone: there's always someone digging through your files - even when its the least likely place.

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Skype for iOS updates with Microsoft account login, animated emoticons

Skype for iOS updates with Microsoft account login, animated emoticons

After updating their Android app with Microsoft account login abilities, Skype is doing the same for its iOS app today. The company has issued an update for the app that follows along with their plans to merge Windows Live Messenger with Skype. Along with the Microsoft account login, the app adds animated emoticons and a few other welcomed additions that users will find useful.

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Skype 3.0 arrives on Android with Microsoft login and new tablet UI

Skype 3.0 arrives on Android with Microsoft login and new tablet UI

Skype just released version 3.0 on Android, which brings its new Microsoft account login feature, as well a revamped Android user interface. Skype has optimized the new tablet UI for the Galaxy Tab 2, Nexus 7, the Transformer Prime from ASUS, and a few others. Menus and navigation have been redesigned to make use of the extra screen real estate, and while the home screen still exists on the phone version, your contact list will be front and center most of the time on a tablet.

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Skype launches gift cards just in time for the holidays

Skype launches gift cards just in time for the holidays

Skype is doing its part this time of year to make it easier for its users to get a hold of their loved ones during the holiday season. Last week, they offered free calling for an entire month, but you only had one day to claim the deal. The next best thing is gift cards, which Skype just launched today.

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Skype offering free international calling for one month

Skype offering free international calling for one month

If you're looking for a way to get a hold of your relatives who are in a different country, and aren't wanting to pay a whole lot in international calling fees, Skype is offering free international calling for one month, as well as free calling to landline and mobile phones. However, in order to claim it, you have act by the end of the day or the deal will be gone.

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Skype patches account hijack that affected “a small number of users”

Skype patches account hijack that affected “a small number of users”

Skype has fixed the loophole allowing accounts to be compromised with little more than an email address, claiming that only "a small number of users" may have been impacted by the flaw. In a new statement, the Microsoft-owned VoIP company said that it had "made updates to the password reset process" after temporarily blocking the feature in response to the alert.

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Skype hack steals accounts with nothing more than your email

Skype hack steals accounts with nothing more than your email

A Skype security flaw could allow rogue users to seize control of your account using nothing more than your email address, thanks to subpar recovery policies that can be easily gamed. The exploit depends on Skype's policy of reminding new sign-ups of any existing usernames they have previously registered, when they attempt to re-register using the same email address. According to The Next Web, with a minor amount of tinkering, it's possible to reset another user's password and thus grab hold of their account.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8 preview available today

Skype for Windows Phone 8 preview available today

Skype announced several weeks ago that it was working on Skype for Windows Phone 8. Skype promised that the application would be fast, modern, and beautiful while delivering what users expect from Skype. Today Skype has announced the availability of an early preview version of Skype for Windows Phone 8.

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Skype launches small business platform SITW

Skype launches small business platform SITW

Skype has taken its "Skype in the workspace" platform, more commonly referred to as SITW, out of beta, making it available to the general public. The platform is aimed at small businesses, and provides a way to connect with clients and customers worldwide instantly. The platform was in beta for six months.

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