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Windows Phone 8 gets Live Apps for lock screen

Windows Phone 8 gets Live Apps for lock screen

This week Microsoft has introduced an update to Windows Phone 8 with a brand new set of features for their lock screen - starting with Live Apps. This update brings on a feature similar to what we're seeing with Windows 8, the desktop system being released here right at the same time as Windows Phone 8. Here with Live Apps comes a unique version of Facebook, made specifically for the Windows Phone 8 environment - personalization for your everyday first look at the smart mobile world.

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Skype v.6 released: Retina support and Facebook/Live Messenger integration

Skype v.6 released: Retina support and Facebook/Live Messenger integration

Skype has pushed out a new version for PC and Mac, v.6, which introduces Facebook Chat integration as well as Retina Display support for the OS X client. The updated VoIP and video calling app can now pull in Windows Live Messenger, Outlook.com, and Hotmail contacts, thanks to further Microsoft integration between its products, and in fact you no longer need a separate Skype account at all.

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Skype comes to Windows 8 with all new app

Skype comes to Windows 8 with all new app

Microsoft has already packed Windows 8 with a bunch of apps from the get-go, but one thing we haven't heard too much about is the company's Skype app for the new operating system. That all changed today, as Microsoft has officially unveiled its Skype for Windows 8 app, detailing all of the new features in a Big Blog post. Needless to say, if you're a Skype user who will be installing Windows 8 at the end of the week, you're in for a lot of new features.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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Skype users stalked by ransom trojan

Skype users stalked by ransom trojan

Skype has warned users to update to the latest version of the VoIP and video calling app, as well as to check their computer security settings, after a fast-spreading worm was spotted targeting the software. The worm, "Dorkbot," is being distributed via masked links sent out via Skype's instant messaging system, Trend Micro reports, co-opting the PC into a botnet and eventually demanding $200 from users in order to unlock their files else see them permanently deleted.

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Lumia 810 brings Nokia Windows Phone 8 magic to T-Mobile

Lumia 810 brings Nokia Windows Phone 8 magic to T-Mobile

The T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 810 has been introduced as an exclusive release on the carrier here in the USA with Windows Phone 8 at its side. This device will be working with a lovely 4.3-inch OLED WVGA Clear Black display as well as interchangeable shells on its back in both cyan and black - rather similar to the Nokia Lumia 820 with changeable shell for wireless charging as well. The difference between that device and this one appears to be slight - mostly a name-change, as it were.

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Polycom announces RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite for easier access to third-party video chat apps

Polycom announces RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite for easier access to third-party video chat apps

Polycom has been a dominate figure when it comes to video conferencing in the enterprise market. However, the company is looking to shake things up with a suite of products that will make it easier and more affordable to communicate with other people. Polycom’s new RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite allows users to connect with anyone using a selection of different video chat applications, like Skype, Facebook, and Google Talk.

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Skype updated for iOS with photo sharing and performance boosts

Skype updated for iOS with photo sharing and performance boosts

This morning those of you working with the iOS version of Skype for either your iPad or iPhone will be glad to find an update waiting in your App Store inbox, so to speak. There you'll be seeing a version that brings on one of the most frequently requested features for the app of all time, Photo Sharing. Performance upgrades have also been added to the app as Skype notes that "many of you want to keep Skype running on your mobile devices all the time."

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Skype for Windows 8 shown off in leaked pics

Skype for Windows 8 shown off in leaked pics

Microsoft gobbled up Skype with an acquisition in May 2011, and it looks like the VoiP application will finally see a graphical overhaul with the upcoming release of Windows 8. Neowin has gotten its hands on a leaked version of the Skype for Windows 8, showing off the familiar aesthetic that Microsoft is aiming for in the latest version of its operating system. Neowin says that the app is still far from finished, but that most functions seem to be working without any issues.

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Microsoft challenges Google’s WebRTC work for in-browser Skype

Microsoft challenges Google’s WebRTC work for in-browser Skype

Microsoft is busy fettling Skype for in-browser use, following Google's experiments with WebRTC with a contribution of its own to the new standard. WebRTC is a new standard for open, real-time voice and video chat, using HTML and JavaScript to embed audio and video conferencing into the browser; that's great, Microsoft says, but the current proposal "falls short" of meeting what it believes is demanded of it, and so the company has come up with its own version.

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