Like other large technology companies, Microsoft also squarely finds itself in the spotlight as part of the PRISM scandal. Recent reports have claimed that the company provided direct access to user accounts to the NSA (National Security Agency). The company explained its stance on this affair, saying that it does not...

In its bid to encourage developers to make the switch to Skype UIRs and create apps for desktop, mobile and web platforms, the Skype team has announced that it will be discontinuing support for the Desktop API by the end of this year. The Desktop API was officially launched in November 2011, as an improved version of...

Microsoft’s popular VoIP platform, Skype, is now playing an integral role in the company’s future plans. And speaking of future, Redmond has recently outlined the general roadmap for future improvements for the communication platform. In a new (and very long) blog post, the Skype team shared details of some of the...

Microsoft recently announced that Skype, it’s popular VoIP service will be integrated with Outlook.com, the company’s email platform. But like most things this large in scale, the software titan announced a phased roll out across the world. The United Kingdom was the first to get this integration, but Redmond refused...

And you thought you loved Skype? Just ask Roy Hicks, a 79-year-old man residing in South Africa. There is a fair chance that he loves Microsoft’s VoIP platform more than anyone else in the world. His life was saved thanks to Microsoft’s Skype platform. A report published by News24 says that Hicks was talking to his...

One of the greatest benefits of mobile computing is the ability to work remotely. Armed with a notebook PC, tablet, or even just a smartphone under the right circumstances, you can get work done from just about anywhere from your living room, to a coffee shop on the corner, or a hotel room around the world. Day 16 of...

Users of Microsoft’s communication platform may already be aware that Redmond has planned some major updates for Skype — not only it is set to get video messaging, but the platform is getting ready to welcome Windows Live Messenger users as well in the coming months. The video messaging feature was made available for...

It definitely is the season of giving. Skype has just announced its very own giveaway by launching its new campaign that offers users 1 month of free calls. The Premium Skype service allows users to call landline numbers in any of the 40 listed counties, as well as mobile phone numbers in seven countries. The company...

With the arrival of Windows 8 and the subsequent demand for tablet computers, a cheap alternative to the more high-priced tablets has arrived on the scene. Before you read any further, be advised this review is not about a Windows 8 tablet but an Android one. As a matter of interest it appears these tablets may only...

Today and tomorrow are both pretty big days for Microsoft’s Skype. First up, we have the newest version of Skype for Windows (desktop). The newest version not only helps push Messenger integration forward, it also has a nice, clean Metro-like look. Right away I updated and took notice that there was now THREE ways to...