Skype Introduces Opus Audio Codec, Promises CD Quality Sound

Skype Introduces Opus Audio Codec, Promises CD Quality Sound

Many of us have experienced some problems with the quality of sound when making voice calls on Skype. This can be greatly disconcerting, especially right in the middle of a conversation. However, Skype seems all set to eliminate this problem once and for all with its new Opus audio codec.

By On September 13, 2012 Respond
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Leaked Images Show Off Skype App For Windows 8

Leaked Images Show Off Skype App For Windows 8

New images leaked by Neowin have revealed the under-development user interface (UI) of Skype for Windows 8. The leaked Modern UI app for Skype shows the graphically overhauled VoIP software; and it’s pretty. Usability and general stability testing by Neowin also seemed to be promising.

By On August 17, 2012 Respond
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Logitech TV Cam HD: $200 Accessory Brings Skype To Your HDTV

Logitech TV Cam HD: $200 Accessory Brings Skype To Your HDTV

Logitech has launched a webcam for TV sets, called Logitech TV Cam HD. This webcam is specially made for TV that allows you to share everyday moments. The main feature of this webcam is that it has pre-installed Skype software and built-in Wi-Fi. You do not require any computer to run it. Like the name, the camera can deliver high-definition video and operates on any HDTV that is equipped with a HDMI input. Logitech TV Cam HD has an Ethernet port, you can use this port for a wired connection.

By On August 5, 2012 Respond
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Skype Denies Charges Of Police Surveillance Policy

Skype Denies Charges Of Police Surveillance Policy

Skype, the popular online tool to make audio/video calls over internet has recently been criticized from multiple quarters. The service had been lambasted for allegedly colluding with Microsoft in wiretapping user’s data. The exact charge was that Skype was collaborating with law enforcement agencies and would be tapping user data to hand it over to police when required.

By On July 28, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Record Video Conversation In Windows

[Tutorial] How To Record Video Conversation In Windows

With Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Google Talk, and many other messenger you are able to save the text of your conversations. However, if you are having a video conversation there is no option to save videos of your video conferencing sessions (except in some cases where an add-on can solve the problem). In this tutorial I will show you how you can record your video chat sessions with free software for Windows called CamStudio, regardless of the messaging software you use.

By On July 12, 2012 Respond
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Skype App For Android Passed 70 Million Downloads, Supports 1384 Devices

Skype App For Android Passed 70 Million Downloads, Supports 1384 Devices

Android app of Skype was first launched in October 2010 and last year it added video call support. The star of PC-to-PC communication has set many milestones for the industry. For example, last February the service was connecting 34 million people concurrently. Now, the Microsoft owned company has touched another milestone.Since the launch of Skype App for Android in 2010, it has been downloaded over 70 million times. The company also said that the app now supports almost 1,400 Android devices.

By On June 26, 2012 1 Response
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Ethiopian Government Denies Banning Skype, Google Voice

Ethiopian Government Denies Banning Skype, Google Voice

Last week, we have covered a news that “Communicating With Ethiopian People Using ‘Skype’ May Lead Them To Jail”. The head of Communication Affairs of Ethiopian Government has published a new statement about banning issue of the Skype, Google Talk and other uses of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services. They said that the draft bill’s aim is to discourage illegal use of VoIP. Than means anyone can not make a call PC-to-PC or PC-to-phone by using VoIP.

By On June 25, 2012 Respond
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Communicating With Ethiopian People Using ‘Skype’ May Lead Them To Jail

Communicating With Ethiopian People Using ‘Skype’ May Lead Them To Jail

Last month on 24 May, Ethiopian government has passed a new law. According to Al Jazeera report, the new legislation of Ethiopian government has criminalized the use of all Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype, Google Talk. If anyone gets caught using VoIP services will be punished for up to 15 years in prison!

By On June 17, 2012 Respond
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Windows Phone 8 Leaked Screenshots Reveal Integrated Skype, Camera UI

Windows Phone 8 Leaked Screenshots Reveal Integrated Skype, Camera UI

Before official announcement of Microsoft and Nokia, dribs and drabs information with screenshot has been leaked about the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Windows Phone 8 will be integrated Skype, Drive 3.0, Camera UI. It is expected that Windows Phone 8 will be revealed next week on June 20 at the Dev Summit in San Francisco. After reviewing the screenshot, we have seen that how Skype and others features will be integrated into Windows Phone 8. For example, a screenshot displays an incoming video call that looks like Windows Phone’s innate calling app.

By On June 14, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Reveals Impressive Skype Statistics: 54% Skype Users Are Female And 33% College Educated

Microsoft Reveals Impressive Skype Statistics: 54% Skype Users Are Female And 33% College Educated

Microsoft is trying to find new ways to monetize its vastly popular product, Skype. Naturally, the best way to monetize an online product is with online ads and that is precisely what Microsoft is adopting. For now, the ads are to be restricted to such members who either don’t use Skype Credit or use Skype for Windows.

By On June 14, 2012 2 Responses
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Nokia Removes Skype From Lumia 610 Due To Poor User Experience

Nokia Removes Skype From Lumia 610 Due To Poor User Experience

In April 2012, Nokia proudly announced that Lumia 610 would be able to run the Windows Phone version of Skype. Later on, Skype announced that it won’t support Skype for Windows Phone on devices with 256MB RAM. As Lumia 610 got only 256MB of RAM inside it, the future of Skype support in the handset was in jeopardy. According to reports, Nokia has officially pulled out Skype for Windows from Lumia 610 handsets because of unsatisfactory user experience.

By On May 23, 2012 Respond
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Simple Skype Hack May Reveal Your Computer’s Identity

Simple Skype Hack May Reveal Your Computer’s Identity

Your global and local IP addresses are quite important and are mostly hidden from other users. This is because if a hacker intends to misuse them, he can launch DDoS attacks and cause a lot of problems for you. Now, it has been revealed that a hacker can very easily nick off the local as well as global IP address of a Skype user through a simple hack.

By On May 1, 2012 Respond
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Skype App Launches On PlayStation Vita

Skype App Launches On PlayStation Vita

Skype has launched a video calling app for PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system. If you are a owner of the PlayStation Vita then you can now easily make and receive video calls from your PS dashboard. PlayStation Vita offers video calling abilities and voice calling on both the Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models. The Skype app for PS Vita can be downloaded from the Sony’s PlayStation Store.

By On April 26, 2012 Respond
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Skype Certified Webcams And Headsets From Microsoft

Skype Certified Webcams And Headsets From Microsoft

Though many webcams and headsets are available in the market but you do not know that which webcams and headsets will support your Skype. Microsoft has made new webcams and headsets for Skype and it will sure support Skype. The Skype certification will allow users to make HD calls, clear voice and many users of Skype have already satisfied after use it.

By On March 7, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Dosconnect Facebook From Skype

[Tutorial] How To Dosconnect Facebook From Skype

When Skype offered a feature to integrate your Facebook account with Skype application, everyone loved this because it allowed them to easily find and talk with their friends from Facebook. But after a while they (like I did) noticed that its maybe not a good idea having that because they were flooded with messages and especially if you use Skype for business, having 300+ friends in a list is not something you want for your boss to see. In this tutorial I will show you how to disconnect your Facebook from Skype and make your Facebook friends list disappear. If you want to talk with your friends online I suggest you to use Facebook Messenger which recently become live to all Facebook users.

By On March 1, 2012 Respond
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