Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.
Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.
Microsoft's Skype app has received a facelift that makes it look more like Windows Phone--which may or not be a good thing. The new app is available as a preview for Windows, and version 7.0 for the Mac.
It's not ready for prime time yet, but the early builds of a new privacy-focused chat client are promising.
Skype can no longer be used on Windows Phone 7 devices, which leaves some users outraged.
The app now hooks into your contacts list to find out who is using Skype and how to get in touch with them.
Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.
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.
With better device-to-device syncing, smooth group messaging features, and a brand new design, Skype for iPhone finally catches up to competitors.
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.