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Skype Lets You Make Calls without an Account and More Easier than Before

Are you a frequent user of Skype??? Then you need to know the latest updates that take place in the application. Every day some millions of people throughout the world connect through this app. They usually visit skype.com and want to do one thing, i.e., start a conversation with friends, loved ones or colleagues through Skype video call option.

Apart from all this, what if a question raises like if you doesn’t have time to sign up for the account to use it?? Nowadays technology is running fast with latest updates in the applications. The Microsoft Company has rolled out the latest Skype update which made easier than ever to connect you with anyone.

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Without any need to register or even not to download, you can just visit as a guest and start voice, chat or video call without any issues.

Skype: To get started

  • Go to the website skype.com.
  • Now tap on start conversation and add your name.
  • Then you will be provided with unique conversation link.
  • You can share that link with your contacts either individually or a group via email or by using social networks.
  • Once they click on the link, you can start your conversation with them.
  • They can also join as a guest if they are using Skype from the web.

It is perfect if you’re new to Skype and wants to start a quick conversation. You can enjoy all the Skype’s free features such as instant group messaging, video and voice calls, screen sharing or even file sharing. When using the Skype as a guest, your conversation lasts up to 24 hours.

To start your discussion as a guest, you need web browser from the computer. Just visit skype.com and give it a try today. Now it makes easier than before without bothering about distance, cost and time.

Apple Users Can Use Siri to Make Skype Calls 

Skype got the latest update for the iOS app with new specific features. This update of iOS Skype app is updated by Microsoft today. This update is available for iPhone and iPad directly on the Apple’s App Store.

The updated Skype app is now supporting the SiriKit. This can enhance the ways to use the Skype. With this, the user can able to call any user on Skype with simple voice commands. For example, Just simply say “Call (Contact Name) on Skype. If the spelled contact is available on the iPhone or iPad, and rest will take care by Siri and Skype. Similar to the Normal call Siri will ask your confirmation as if you got the right contact or not.

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Microsoft’s Skype is now taking the advantage of the iOS 10’s CallKit. So the incoming calls on the Skype will display like the regular calls on your lock screen. This is the easiest way to switch between not answering the Skype calls and the regular calls.

Microsoft stated that both the functionality of SiriKit and CallKit would be coming to the Skype for Business iOS apps in October month.

The contacts of the Skype are saved on your iOS device, and this simplifies to initiate the Skype Video calls or audio calls even the Messaging on Skype without even launching the App.

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The changelog of the latest version is given below of the Skype version 6.25

  • Use Siri commands to make a quick Skype call.
  • Answer the Skype calls straight away from the lock screen as a regular phone call.
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  • Skype contacts are stored into the contacts list on the device.
  • Users can more easily differentiate between your contacts and bots in the contacts list.
  • Invite your friends to Skype straight away from the contacts list

You have to get the iOS 10 for the efficient use of this Skype update and appreciate it. So far this is the big update for the Skype.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update:Top New Features to Come

Top features users are going to experience in Windows 10 Anniversary update.

It’s been almost a year Windows 10 has got released and been running on 350 million devices. Microsoft is preparing to release its update on August 2, named windows 10 anniversary update. This update provides a new range of features and improvements for users.

Microsoft made the update available now for the users opted windows insider program, it will be automatically pushed out to Windows 10 on August 2nd. The company is making a big push get users upgrade to the newer version. However, free update offer to Windows 10 is going to come and end by July 29. Microsoft hopes the new update will promise the people switch to Windows 10.Users who are using Windows 10 currently can get  the upgrade for free and experience the cool features.

Here are the 10 best new features in upcoming Windows.

Windows Ink:

A new sketchpad is introduced for drawing a guide or doodle, and a user can use it to draw shapes or straight lines with the help of a virtual ruler. The screen sketch feature automatically takes a screen grab and let user ink all over it and share it quickly. Unfortunately, Microsoft didn’t find a perfect solution for all the limitations of pen input in Windows 10.

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Microsoft Edge Extensions:

Microsoft is heading to Edge browser, the update support for extensions and now its up to third-party developers. These extensions resemble to chrome extensions, and the similar ones like Adblock, Last Pass, 1password and EverNote are available already. The company has added web notifications for the edge, websites are pushing notifications to Windows 10 Action Centre.

Cortana improvements:

Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, made a debut on Windows 10 last year. The latest update brings it to the lock screen. A user can assign it to play music, make a note, set a reminder and much more even without logging in. Cortana has got more intelligent, and now user can schedule appointments in Outlook or opt to send friends a document.

Dark theme and UI tweaks:

It’s an incomplete UI last year. Now it came out well groomed. Most of the monitors continued using dark mode across the OS. A user can switch on to even darker mode in settings, and it will switch built-in apps that use a white background over to black.

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Setting time zone automatically:

Now user need not adjust PC clock manually when travelling abroad for a vacation. Though it is a minor feature, it’s the small things which make a difference. Microsoft didn’t enable the time zone automatically switch by default, and user needs to enable it from the settings app.

Windows Hello for apps and websites:

Microsoft has got up with an excellent feature Windows Hello. It is one of the best features the company added to Windows 10.  It will let the user login into Windows without using a password by just scanning the user’s face by using a special camera. Now Microsoft is making this feature even better with integration into apps and websites.

Windows 10 apps on Xbox One:

Windows 10 now powers Xbox One. Microsoft will launch an update for its gaming console to support Cortana and new apps. The company is expecting to more number of Xbox apps, and few were appearing already.

Bash in Windows:

Whole developer world was surprised when Microsoft unveiled bash for Windows, which is mainly useful for developers. Microsoft is adding Linux commands to Windows 10, which really a good addition for Linux developers to access their tools on Windows. It’s an optional feature and user need to enable it.

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 Protect to PC:

Microsoft is adding a new option which mainly suits for the business environment to Windows 10 ‘project to PC’. This option allows you to find a PC easily to project from the phone or another PC. A user can project what he sees on his display onto another machine, and allowed to use its keyboard, mouse.

New Skype app:

Windows 10 already have so many Skype apps, and it’s really tough to choose one. Microsoft has created a new app which is said to the future of Skype on Windows 10. Though it is not completely featured yet, but it will serve the purpose of basic Skype audio and video calls.

Sync your phone notifications to your PC:

The syncing phone is one of the best features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. A user can use Cortana to sync notifications from their Windows 10 or Android phone. Few more features also enabled like replying to messages, dismiss notifications, and quickly send photos from a phone to a PC.

company is encouraging the update to see in action. Even this upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update isn’t complete. But, its going to be a promise by Windows 10 across multiple devices.


Microsoft Announced A Free Version Skype Meeting Tool For Small Businesses

Microsoft announced a new tool which is similar to its own Skype app. This free browser version of Skype is released for small business. The tool is named as Skype Meetings which now makes video calling common even in small businesses. This tool offers a real time audio and HD video conferencing which lets you join with up to 10 people for first two months and then it is limited to 3 people later.

Skype Meetings allows you to share screen shots and also allows Power point collaboration which include screen sharing, laser pointer etc. Unlike Skype for Business which requires Office 365 subscription, you can join Skype meetings with a personalized URL. Skype meeting organizers have some basic controls like ability to mute the audience in order to make it clear.

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The calls on new tool are powered by the same technology used in traditional Skype calls. The tool is currently accessible to any US user with a business email address.

Microsoft with this new smart business tool challenges Hangouts which Google has built into its office tools. The tool also competes with this year launched Sean Parker’s Airtime and Houseparty from Meerkat. These two new apps are more focused on social video chat but not on business users. To get started with the Skype Meetings, all you need is an internet browser, a microphone, speaker and camera.

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If we look back at the Microsoft’s Skype Business, it was announced in the year 2011 for $8.5 billion. With Skype for business you can organize a large group meeting for up to 250 people and initiate an IM, audio or video conversation from built in apps like Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.

WhatsApp To Switch On Video Calling For Android beta Users And An Update Feature For Document Sharing

whatsapp video call

We have a broad range of apps for Video Calling. But very soon WhatsApp is going to compete with all above video calling applications such as Viber, Skype, etc.

WhatsApp plans to set out access to video calling function, but the App gives access to the beta version.

WhatsApp beta version v2.16.80 for Android devices is now available for download. As of now the app is just available to beta testers from Google play beta testing program.

WhatsApp comes closer to Video-call Update

After downloading the video call option, the beta users get a choice for voice and video call on clicking the calling button whereas the app greets with a message saying ‘couldn’t place call.’

The video calling feature is currently available on Viber, Snapchat, Facebook, Messenger, Hangouts, KakaoTalk and one of the best options for video calling “SKYPE.”

But the feature of video calling comparatively will be a revolutionary in many ways. Today WhatsApp claimed an end to end encryption and given with obsession for privacy. The same encryption privacy is provided to video calling feature. And also does WhatsApp supports in the group is another big question.

WhatsApp Launches Desktop App for Mac and Windows

Earlier, rumors spread on WhatsApp will work on a callback feature and voice mail support. WhatsApp clearly indicated that it wants more enterprises and business on board.

Also launches Document Sharing Feature

Document sharing feature added on May 13th let you send files and allowed to download the standalone app for both Mac and Windows. The Facebook-owned company allowed users to access the messaging app on their desktop, but now the standalone app lets users enjoy the platform on Windows or Mac, regardless of the browsers.

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