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Xbox One introduces Skype video chat with Kinect

Xbox One introduces Skype video chat with Kinect

This week the folks at Microsoft have let it be known that their next-generation console will be going by the name Xbox One, and with it will be coming Skype video chat for the living room. This gaming device is named "Xbox One" because Microsoft intends it to be an all-in-one home entertainment device, with Skype leading the way with group video calls through Kinect.

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Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Today, Skype has announced that its popular video calling service is available as a preview for BlackBerry Z10 users. The app first rolled out onto BlackBerry Q10 devices last month as a preview, and now the Z10 is getting it's moment of video-chat glory. However, it seems a lot of the features in the app requires the BlackBerry 10.1 update, which will begin rolling out later this month.

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Windows 8 grabs Skype Video Messaging in cross-platform bid

Windows 8 grabs Skype Video Messaging in cross-platform bid

As the Skype Video Messaging universe expands, it would seem only natural that the Microsoft-owned company might have brought the service to Windows 8 first and foremost. As it is, this final push for the service hit their hero operating system last. Here it is, at long last - the Windows 8 version - fully functional, this time - of Skype Video Messaging. Let the away messages in video form begin!

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CopyTele sues Skype in its “patent monetization” scheme

CopyTele sues Skype in its “patent monetization” scheme

CopyTele, or more specifically, its Secure Web Conference Corp. division has sued Microsoft's Skype due to patent infringement. Copytele says that Skype infringed on 2 of its patents, one regarding a "method and apparatus for securing e-mail attachments", and the other for a "portable telecommunication security device." However, CopyTele didn't sue Skype because it was trying to protect its patent portfolio. It sued Skype because it saw an opportunity to generate more money off its patents. Yes, unfortunately, CopyTele is known as a patent troll.

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Skype for Windows adds video messaging (but Windows 8 has issues)

Skype for Windows adds video messaging (but Windows 8 has issues)

Skype for Outlook.com isn't the only new software the VoIP firm has today, with Skype Video Messaging for Windows desktop also emerging for those who want to send quick video snippets to each others' inboxes. Joining February's Video Messaging functionality for iOS, Android, and Mac, the new Windows beta works fully on Windows 7, but those running Windows 8 only get partial support.

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Microsoft launches Skype preview in Outlook.com

Microsoft launches Skype preview in Outlook.com

Microsoft has launched a preview of Skype in Outlook.com for users located in the United Kingdom, with those located in the United States and Germany being slated to get the preview "in the coming weeks." Following the full preview roll out will be the switch from preview mode, with video and audio calling being offered across the entire expanse of Outlook.com via Skype sometimes in the coming months. Hard dates weren't provided for any of the planned roll outs.

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Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Albert Shum, Windows Phone Design Studio General Manager, and Todd Simmons, Creative Director at Wolff Olins, announced at the Design Day 2013 Event in Norway that there will be some rebranding coming to Microsoft soon. There will be logo rebranding for several of Microsoft's services, including Bing, Yammer, Skype, and Xbox. They figured that since Windows 8, Microsoft, and Office all got new logos, why shouldn't these services?

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Skype hits BlackBerry 10, but the Z10 is out of luck for now

Skype hits BlackBerry 10, but the Z10 is out of luck for now

Skype has landed for BlackBerry 10, but would-be VoIP users will need a Q10 initially, until BlackBerry updates its initial Z10 smartphone. The new app, confirmed as incoming only earlier this week, offers voice and video calling, instant messaging, and text messaging, just like Skype on other mobile platforms; however, it requires BlackBerry 10.1, loaded from the off on the newer Q10, but still pending for the Z10.

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BlackBerry 10 continues slow grind to relevance as Skype finally incoming

BlackBerry 10 continues slow grind to relevance as Skype finally incoming

BlackBerry continues to slide out of relevance for virtually all smartphone users as competing devices gain popularity. One of the big issues for people who still like BlackBerry devices is that there are so few developers producing apps for the BlackBerry devices that it can take a very long time for BlackBerry fans to get their hands on new applications. These apps have been available on other smart devices for years in some cases.

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SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

This week is finally almost over, and there were tons of news stories published everyday. At the beginning of the week, we learned that there was an iMessage DDoS attack going around that would lag your device and inhibit its capabilities. More bad news for Apple followed when the USPTO denied its iPad Mini trademark. April Fools was a blast this year with many companies perfectly executing their well thought-out pranks.

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