Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’s introducing new “Photo Effects” (as it’s calling these stickers), which include things like face masks, decorative borders, witty captions, and more. However, unlike the photo stickers […]

Revolve Robotics Introduces Kubi For Tablet Telepresence

John Biggs remotely chatted with Marcus Rosenthal and Ilya Polyakov the co-founders of Revolve Robotics based in San Francisco. Kubi was designed to improve the use of Facetime, Skype and other video telepresence apps in a physical setting. Remote users can “look around” a room with pan/tilt options. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, […]

Microsoft completely redesigns Skype for desktop

Microsoft updated the mobile version of Skype to 8.0 a few months ago. The new mobile version of Skype introduced a completely new design and it also helped it to hit a billion downloads on Play Store. Microsoft has been testing the new mobile design on desktops recently and it finally launched the new design […]

Skype reaches 1 billion downloads on Android

Skype continues to grow and has become another app to reach 1 billion download club on Android. Skype is now finally downloaded on more than a billion Android devices. Microsoft introduced a lot of changes to Skype this year and it looks like the hard work has paid off. It hit 500 million downloads in […]

Cortana will now interrupt your Skype chats

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype. Announced at last year’s Microsoft Build 2016 event, the assistant’s integration was also previewed when the company released an overhauled, Snapchat-inspired version of its mobile messaging app this summer. But Cortana for Skype wasn’t ready at that time. Now, the feature is live, offering users in-context […]

Saudi Arabia lifts VoIP ban on Skype, Whatsapp and other messaging apps

Saudi Arabia has finally ended its long and arduous battle with internet phone calls on popular messaging apps like Whatsapp and Messenger by lifting the ban in a series of reforms by the Kingdom’s new crown prince which are designed to make the country more attractive for business. The conservative kingdom had placed a ban […]

Saudi Arabia to finally unblock WhatsApp, Skype & Viber

The Saudi Arabian government is finally unblocking WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber. Arab News has reported that voice and video calling apps like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp will be unblocked in Saudi Arabia from next week. Back in 2013, Viber was the first Internet-based calling app to get axed by the Saudi government for failing to […]

Skype introduces a real-time coding platform “Interviews” for recruiters to test candidates

Skype is taking remote recruiting to a whole new level with Interviews which features a real time code editor which can help recruiters check the abilities of a candidate as they code in real time during the video call. The code editor runs through Microsoft Edge or Chrome with the language set to English and […]

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Netflix launches a “choose your own adventure” style cartoon for children, Uber adds tipping as the first change in its “180 days of change” campaign, Skype outage causes connectivity issues and Boom has 76 pre-orders for its supersonic Jet. All this on Crunch Report.