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Skype's new drawing feature appears on Windows Phone first

Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

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.

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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.

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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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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.

Skype for Outlook.com rolls out worldwide with new HD video call support

Now you can chat about how much email stinks while achieving inbox zero.

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Two Skype irritations, gone: message syncing and mobile performance improve

Skype knows it needs to do better with mobile, and it's starting with the basics: speedier run times and syncing that's less clunky as you move among devices.

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iToi's video chatting accessory is a sight to behold

This iPad case may look kind of odd, but it addresses a lot of the issues you can run into with FaceTime and Skype chats on your tablet.