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Microsoft Has Made An App That Applies Virtual Make-Up On Your Face During Skype Calls

Microsoft in Japan has teamed up with high-end cosmetics brand Shiseido to develop an app that will add a filter that overlays virtual makeup on people’s faces when they’re on Skype calls, according to reports. The app is targeted at women who are self-conscious about their appearance when they’re on video conferences. Here’s what we know so far.

Microsoft Is Working On A Slack Competitor

Earlier this year, Microsoft toyed with the idea of buying work messenger app Slack for US$8 billion. Now it’s working on a Slack competitor based on its very own Skype brand. Here are the details.

Google Duo Vs Apple FaceTime: What's The Difference?

Google has released a video chatting app called Duo to rival Apple FaceTime. But unlike the case of Instagram ripping off Snapchat, Duo isn’t just a carbon copy of FaceTime. Here’s how Google has set Duo apart from Apple’s popular iOS video calling feature, for better or for worse.

You Will Soon Be Able To Hold Landline Conference Calls On Office 365 Skype For Business

Microsoft is introducing Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing to its Office 356 cloud productivity suite. The add-on feature allows users to host or create meetings through Office 365 that contain landline phone numbers so people can dial into conference calls. There’s potential for businesses big and small to save money and streamline operations as this can reduce their reliance on hosted conference call providers and clunky desk phones. Here are the details.

You Can Now Schedule Skype Calls In Outlook Calendar

iOS/Android: Microsoft has certainly invested heavily in making its services more useful lately. In a recent update to Outlook, Microsoft has added the ability to schedule Skype calls that automatically begin at the designated time.

Keep Skype Out Of The Taskbar With This Setting

Windows: If you use Skype, you might know that it is unusually difficult to get Skype out of the taskbar. If you want to keep the app active without it taking up all your space, hit this setting.

Microsoft Launches Skype Messaging Beta App For Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Skype Messenger app for Windows 10 Mobile, which can be downloaded onto devices running a preview build of the mobile OS. Here’s where you can get your hands on it.

Ask LH: How Can I Improve The Quality Of Skype Calls To My Girlfriend?

Dear Lifehacker, my girlfriend travels a lot for work which means our interactions are often limited to Skype. Unfortunately, the video quality is usually quite poor. Is there a way to improve the video without buying a new laptop or expensive webcam?

How To Join Skype For Business Beta For iOS And Android

Microsoft is calling for users to join the preview program for the iOS and Android app versions of its Skype for Business service. Here’s a list of new features along with instructions on how you and your company can join the beta test.

Skype Translator Adds Support For French And German Spoken Languages

Skype’s real-time translator software is pretty awesome, and it has some new tricks. It can now translate to and from French and German, from spoken word to spoken word.

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