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Skype TX to pipe pro-audio & video into broadcast

Skype TX to pipe pro-audio & video into broadcast

Microsoft has revealed Skype TX, a new version of the voice and video calling platform designed with studio-grade audio and video in mind for broadcasters. Set for release later this year, as a combination of hardware and software, Skype TX better integrates with existing broadcast equipment and software for more professional-looking and easier to set-up podcasts, radio shows, and video interviews.

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Skype Outlook.com integration goes global with added Mac support

Skype Outlook.com integration goes global with added Mac support

Microsoft has baked Skype support into Outlook.com, extending last year's preview of the VoIP integration into a worldwide launch, and adding HD support for PC users along the way. Outlook.com users now get Skype in a sidebar in the browser, with the ability to start a video call or a text-based chat with a click from the contacts list.

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Skype users can now sign up with Microsoft account

Skype users can now sign up with Microsoft account

On the official Skype blog today, Microsoft announced a new sign-up method for those who are new to the service: one's Microsoft account. The new sign up method is being touted as bringing a few perks to the service, not the least of which is adding Skype to the list of services that fall under one's Microsoft account, keeping the service in line with the company's other products.

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Nokia XL hands-on

Nokia XL hands-on

This week Nokia revealed their long-awaited Android smartphone in the Nokia X - and surprised us with a Nokia XL as well. This device roll with the same quality build as the X with a few modifications. Here with a 5-inch display instead of the smaller 4, Nokia brings on Android under their own unique user interface in a Lumia-looking casing.

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype’s blog, Twitter, Facebook [UPDATE]

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype’s blog, Twitter, Facebook [UPDATE]

Microsoft's Skype has had their Twitter account, Facebook account, and blog of hacked this afternoon by the Syrian Electronic Army. This hacker group appears to have taken the holiday opportunity to lay posts in staff's absence, suggesting their reasoning is to reveal Microsoft's supposed monitoring and selling of email data from Outlook and Hotmail to "the governments."

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Skype to end all third-party app activity in December

Skype to end all third-party app activity in December

Skype will no longer support third-party desktop application development beginning in December, the company has announced. This includes all recording, broadcasting, and other kinds of apps, but it also includes third-party hardware such as headphones with on-board call controls. Skype is offering no exceptions to the rule, as far as SlashGear can tell, and its official replacement offerings are slim to none.

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Skype for Android updated to version 4.4, brings redesigned tablet user interface

Skype for Android updated to version 4.4, brings redesigned tablet user interface

Following the version 4.0 update that rolled out early in July, Skype has rolled out another big update for its Android app, bringing it to version 4.4. With the latest update, Skype for Android brings a redesigned user interface for tablet users, something Skype says is also available for those using its client on the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HDX.

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Skype improvements bring better battery life, synchronized chats

Skype improvements bring better battery life, synchronized chats

Skype has detailed some upcoming changes it is working on, all of which aim to improve the overall experience for its users. Said the company, the change in how the average consumer utilizes the service -- with mobile devices, often smartphones and tablets -- has prodded it towards beefing up its P2P connectivity technology, using the cloud to help serve as a buffer of sorts between the device and clients. With this comes new features, some of which are already available, and more that are in the works.

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Skype cuts future support for Windows Phone 7

Skype cuts future support for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft is letting the world of Windows Phone 7 (not to be confused with Windows Phone 8) know today that it's time to move on. With Windows Phone 8 being released to smartphones for just under a year, Microsoft has decided that it was time to stop development on their top video chat app Skype. On the plus side, Windows Phone 7 users will continue to work with "the core Skype experiences", those including chat, voice, and video calls.

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Skype is working on 3D video calls says executive

Skype is working on 3D video calls says executive

In an interview with the BBC, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Skype, Mark Gillett, confirmed that the company is working on 3D video calling functionality. Though he warns that it will still be awhile before such a feature is available - and probably longer yet until it is widely adopted - he also states that he "can imagine a day" when 3D use is more widespread.

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Skype integration with Outlook.com rolling out globally

Skype integration with Outlook.com rolling out globally

In April, Microsoft made a preview of Skype in Outlook.com available for users located in the UK, with those in the US and Germany getting their own previews a handful of weeks later. It has been a few months, but the feature is now rolling out in full to users located across the globe, bringing with them faster access from within their inbox.

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Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

To make absolute sure you know how advanced Skype has gotten over the past few months, Microsoft has announced this week that Windows 8.1 will come with the app on user start screens right out of the box. This free upgrade to the advanced and essentially remixed bit of operating system will bring about a collection of updates to Microsoft's newest software experience, and now with Skype for Windows 8.1, you'll be presented with a set of apps that's a bit more complete. Or a bit more on-par with Microsoft's vision, you might say.

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