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Microsoft’s service-wide log-in issues should now be fixed

Update: Yesterday, we learned that many users across the world were having issues with Microsoft’s account-based services, with customers unable to login to Xbox, Outlook, Office 365 and even Skype. At the time, we didn’t have official acknowledgement from Microsoft on the wide-spread issue but today, the company finally got …

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Microsoft to shutter UK Skype branch, 400 jobs at risk

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VOIP firm and Microsoft subsidiary, Skype, is set to close its doors in the UK. Not the service itself of course, but the British office will soon be shuttered for good. This will put some 400 jobs at the London based headquarters at risk, with most likely to be dissolved. …

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Skype can now translate spoken Arabic in real time

Looking to further conversations between the likes of refugees and their new neighbours, Microsoft has added a new functionality to Skype, which makes it possible for the VOIP tool to translate Arabic as it’s being spoken. While it still needs some work, Microsoft is keen to see the tool expand …

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Skype now has Android Wear support

Those with smartwatches can now have Skype messages sent straight to their wrists as the Android version of the app now supports Android Wear. Messages will show up on Android Wear smartwatches and users can send replies, though they will come pre-written for easier selection. Alternatively, users could use the …

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Microsoft to retire the Skype Metro app

Microsoft is taking another step back from the ‘Metro’ UI vision it had with Windows 8 and 8.1 by announcing that it will soon retire the tiled interface version of Skype, moving back to the regular desktop iteration of the messenger program. Users of the Skype metro app will be …

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Skype, now with Spanish and English Babel fish

Skype announced several months ago that it would soon be rolling out it’s real time voice translation service for customers. Today it begins the first small step of that roll out, with users speaking Spanish and English now able to talk to each other over Skype voice or video chat …

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Microsoft to launch Skype for browsers

Microsoft is expanding Skype by making it accessible via web browsers. The communication service is currently beta testing ‘Skype for web’, which comes in the form of a plugin. However, the plugin version won’t be required forever as Microsoft is hoping to launch a Web Real-Time Communication version as soon as …

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Microsoft is shifting focus back to the MSN brand

Microsoft is set to shift focus back to the MSN brand, just one week after it announced that the messenger service would be shutting down for good later this year. Several Bing apps, including News, Sports, Travel, Weather, and Finance, are set to be re-branded under the MSN name. Additionally, each app will …

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Microsoft Office apps for iPad hit 12 million downloads

Microsoft Corp. has announced that its Office applications for Apple iPad were downloaded more than 12 million times in just one week. At present, the Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint applications are top free apps in Apple’s AppStore. But is 12 million really a lot? “More than 12 million downloads …

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype’s Twitter

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked in to the official Skype Twitter account to accuse Microsoft of selling user data to governments around the world. The first in a series of tweets reads: “Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook). They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the …

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