Is it time to switch to VOIP?

When it comes to office communications, one thing has remained central to running a successful business for the last 80 years or so, and that is the need for a telephone line. It is testament to the usefulness of the telephone that we still rely so heavily on it to this day. When starting a…

Skype getting a makeover for Windows 10

Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, has announced that it will be tightly integrated into Microsoft's new Messaging client in Windows 10 - so when you upgrade it is going to look a bit different to how it does now. In fact, some would say it might look eerily similar to Apple's own iMessage app…

Could Skype be about to blow our minds with its translator?

Microsoft, which owns Skype, has just released the following advert offering a glimpse of the future: The clip shows two school kids talking to each other by Skype. So far, so ordinary - but one is speaking English, and the other Spanish... and they can understand and speak in real time, thanks to Skype's new…

Microsoft is taking Skype directly into web browsers

Microsoft has today announced Skype for Web Beta - a version of the voice and video chatting app that will work in your web browser. Announcing it on the Skype blog, the app is only available to a select few at the moment, though will be rolling out to everyone soon. The web app does…

Microsoft launches Skype Qik video messenger

Remember Qik? The video streaming app has been reborn as a messaging service in the mould of WhatsApp. The difference? This time you have to communicate using video. According to UberGizmo Skype Qik can record up to 42 seconds per message, and doesn't need to process before sending. Apparently if the recipient doesn't have the…

Tesco takes aim at Skype with international calls app

Not satisfied with trying to be the UK's number one supermarket ahead of Sainsburys, Morrisons and Waitrose, Tesco is now aiming its sights at voice-over-IP service Skype. The grocery chain has launched its own own low-cost calling app, The Tesco…

Now you can snap Skype on Xbox One

Good news for Xbox One owners who want to be able to make calls and game at the same time – the most recent update to Skype for the system lets you snap Skype to the side of the screen…

Skype make group video chat free. Should Google be worried?

Skype – which is owned by Microsoft – today made a big announcement: That group video chats are going free, having previously been a premium product. Google executives are probably in a video Hangout right now trying to figure out…

IFA 2013: Lenovo launches Google Nexus rival, the S5000

From Lenovo comes a new Google Nexus 7 rival, the S5000. Unveiled at IFA 2013 in Berlin, the compact 7inch tablet measures just 7.9mm and is also quite light tipping the scales at 246 grammes. Running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean),…