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Now you can blur Your background on Skype
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Now you can blur Your background on Skype

Skype is all set to introduce a new feature known as background blur on its platform, which might raise the user base. Satya Nadella led Microsoft introduce "Background blur in Skype" which takes the stress out of turning on your video and puts the focus where it belongs on you. Background blur in Skype uses artificial intelligence (AI) trained in human form detection to keep you in focus during your call. This technology is also trained to detect your hair, hands, and arms, making a call with background blur just as relaxed and easy as a regular video call. Skype mentioned on its blog, "We’ve all had those moments: You’re about to video call your parents and your laundry is all over the place, or you’re about to have a meeting with a potential investor and your business plan i...
Skype Launches the Much Awaited Feature of Call Recordings
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Skype Launches the Much Awaited Feature of Call Recordings

Skype, the most popular and the oldest social networking platform for video calls has reportedly introduced the most awaited call recording feature on its platform. Skype has always been the communication tool of choice for millions but it has always lacked a basic feature that many of those millions had requested i.e call recording. Well, the company has finally come up with the feature and recording has now been launched on Skype on both desktop and mobile. However, this feature is available only in the latest version of the app on every platform except Windows 10. But it is expected to be introduced on that in the coming few weeks. To record a call on Skype, you just need to be on a call and press the plus sign on the lower right and then select “Start recording.” The people yo...
Coming Soon in India- Browse Internet, Make calls while in the Air!
INDIA

Coming Soon in India- Browse Internet, Make calls while in the Air!

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) came up with some key announcements in its regulatory meeting on Tuesday that will allow users to use internet applications such as Skype and WhatsApp to make voice calls to landline. Moreover, the regulatory body has also given approval for the provision of in-flight connectivity that would let travelers use their mobile phones and browse the internet while traveling mid-air.   In-Flight Connectivity to take On-Board According to the new provisions, flight connectivity would facilitate data and voice service once a plane has reached a height of 3,000 meters. There are companies like Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates,  are already providing such service on their flights abroad. As per the sources, Telecom department...
WhatsApp To Launch Group Video Calls, Tests Feature
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WhatsApp To Launch Group Video Calls, Tests Feature

Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp has been spotted testing its Group Video call feature, as it gears up to add many feature in its application. As per some reports, WhatsApp Group Video call may allow a user to add as many as 3 members in the group chat. Currently, WhatsApp allows video calls with only one person at a time. Generally, its users have been using Facebook's Messenger, Hangouts or Skype to video call with their friends group. This is one of the most awaited updates in WhatsApp's history after it introduced WhatsApp Call. Facebook has already added support for group video calls, not so long ago, hence making the move more obvious. However, you can add as many people in a Facebook Group Video Call, but same may not imply on WhatsApp. This development was first repo...
Skype Will Use Aadhaar-based ID Authentication: Microsoft
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Skype Will Use Aadhaar-based ID Authentication: Microsoft

Microsoft today said it has presented to central authorities various “case scenarios” on how its Skype service can be used for identity authentication using the Aadhaar database. “We have presented various case scenarios on how Skype can be used. We already support iris authentication (on Windows 10). Now it depends on them how they want to proceed,” Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik said. Citing an example, he said Skype can be used by people to authenticate themselves for accessing government services that require Aadhaar-based authentication. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is in discussions with handset makers and operating system providers for embedding the identification technology onto mobile devices. This will help people authenticate their Aadhaa...
Microsoft to Layoff Skype Employees in London
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Microsoft to Layoff Skype Employees in London

IANS- Technology giant Microsoft is planning to close its London office of Skype and to lay-off most of the nearly 400 people employed there, a media report here said. "Microsoft made the decision to unify some engineering positions, potentially putting at risk a number of globally focused Skype and Yammer roles," the Financial Times quoted Microsoft as saying. Skype will still maintain offices throughout the world, including in Redmond, Palo Alto, Vancouver, and several locations in Europe. But the layoffs indicate a shift in priorities, with anonymous former employees telling media that Microsoft has increasingly been taking control of Skype, replacing Skype's employees with its own. Skype was one of the first big voice chatting apps, but it's increasingly come under threat f...
Skype Co-founder Launches Ultra-private Messaging App, Wire
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Skype Co-founder Launches Ultra-private Messaging App, Wire

FRANKFURT: A group of former Skype technologists, backed by the co-founder of the messaging platform, has introduced a new version of its own messaging service that promises end-to-end encryption for all conversations, including by video. Wire, a 50-person startup mostly made up of engineers, is stepping into a global political debate over encryption that pits privacy against security advocates, epitomized by the standoff between the US government and Apple. The company said on Thursday it was adding video calling to a package of private communications services that go beyond existing messaging providers. Rivals such as Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp or Telegram offer encryption on only parts of a message's journey or for a specific set of services, it said. Wire, which is b...
Talko, a mobile app for business team communications acquired by Microsoft
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Talko, a mobile app for business team communications acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft has acquired Former Microsoft chief architect Ray Ozzie project Talko. Talko allows you to create multiperson conversations that combine voice, text and photos all laid out over an evolving timeline. Talko Features - Amazing things can happen when we talk with each other. Thoughts are shared, ideas formed and problems solved. Talko is the best way to use your voice to get things done. Talk: Voice is the fastest and clearest way for people to communicate. Talk when and how you want – live or not. Share: Photos bring conversations to life. By tapping the camera to share as you talk, others will instantly see what you see. Do: Use voice to get things done. Organize, find, replay and share key moments using tags and bookmarks.   About the Deal I am pleased ...