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Meet Tox, an open, privacy-focused Skype replacement

It's not ready for prime time yet, but the early builds of a new privacy-focused chat client are promising.

Win Phone 7 users aghast Microsoft axed Skype for their phones

Skype can no longer be used on Windows Phone 7 devices, which leaves some users outraged.

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Skype 5.0 for Android update makes it easier to contact your friends

The app now hooks into your contacts list to find out who is using Skype and how to get in touch with them.

on greenbot.com

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Skype group calls now free on Surface, Windows tablets

Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.

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Skype update integrates Microsoft's Cortana in Windows Phone app

Theoretically, you can use Cortana to control Skype in the upgraded app for for Windows Phone, among other improvements. Early anecdotal tests have been buggy, however.

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Hands-on with Skype 5.0 for iPhone, an old favorite remastered

With better device-to-device syncing, smooth group messaging features, and a brand new design, Skype for iPhone finally catches up to competitors.

on techhive.com

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Microsoft 'remasters' Skype iPhone app to solve messaging bugs

Microsoft's Skype team said the new iPhone app version, due in a week, will finally be on a par with its Android and iOS counterparts. In particular, the pesky offline messaging bugs will be solved, the team promises.

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Microsoft demos real-time Skype Translator tool, beta coming this year

Before the end of the year, Skype plans to launch an app that can translate your words into other languages, in real time. The babel fish is real.

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Watch out Google Hangouts: Skype rolls out free group video calling

Talking to a bunch of your buds just got a whole lot less costly for Skype users.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets native voice call transfers and Cortana integration

Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.