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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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Microsoft confirms its moving to Skype from Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft confirms its moving to Skype from Windows Live Messenger

Just yesterday we reported that Microsoft was rumored to be discontinuing Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. While the company's latest 6.0 update supported that claim with integrated Windows Live Messenger account sign-in, it wasn't until today when Microsoft officially confirmed that it would moving to Skype full-time.

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Microsoft rumored to shut down Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype

Microsoft rumored to shut down Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype

Ever since Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring Skype back in May, we've always been wondering if the company's other IM clients would take a back seat. According to multiple sources, that looks to be the case, because it's rumored that Microsoft will be shutting down Windows Live Messenger in order to focus more on Skype.

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Skype prepaid cards hit UK

Skype prepaid cards hit UK

Skype has rolled out prepaid cards for the UK market, making cellphone calls, text messaging, video calls, or WiFi hotspot access straightforward without a credit card. The new cards, which will be available in £10 and £20 values, will be offered at Asda, Currys, PC World, Sainsburys', and WHSmith across the UK, and can be used to pay for any of the VoIP client's premium services.

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Skype gets “always-on” feature for Windows Phone 8

Skype gets “always-on” feature for Windows Phone 8

This week Microsoft has announced that they're bringing on a whole new Skype app for their Windows Phone 8 app. This update allows Skype to be on always, or "always-on", as it were, not draining the battery as a normal app would. This is allowed quite simply because Microsoft owns the bulk of Skype, thus letting them work as close as possible with the developers running the show - integration as never before.

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