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Ask LH: Will Paying For Skype Improve The Quality?

Hi Lifehacker, My parents live overseas and I’m so frustrated with Skype calls dropping out every two minutes, slap back echo, and other general annoyances. I know it’s free, but will this stop if I use their paid-for service and buy Skype credit to call a landline or mobile phone? What are the best alternatives out there to make a cheap international call?


Skype Translator Tackles The Multilingual Programming Challenge

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella took to the stage at Microsoft’s Code Conference this week to show off the company’s latest trick -– Skype Translator. Ever since I started watching sci-fi as a kid, I’ve always marvelled at how people from different races could communicate by automatically hearing and trandslating different languages. It seems that science fiction is getting closer to science reality.


Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free For All Users

Skype group video calls used to require a subscription to Skype Premium, but today the service announced that group video calling will be free starting from today for Windows, Mac and Xbox One users, and will roll out to all other Skype platforms soon.


Dealhacker: iTunes, PlayStation Network and Skype Cards On Sale

With another long weekend looming it’s a good time to kick back and enjoy a new movie or some new music. Fortunately, there are lots of gift cards on sale this week so that you can get your hands on some discounted tunes or movies -– and even some cheap calls to loved ones.


Outlook.com Finally Has Skype Built In

Microsoft’s Outlook.com email service has some nifty features (including flexible disposable email addresses). The latest addition? It’s now directly integrated with Skype, so you can make voice or video calls direct from your browser.


Dealhacker: 50% Off Skype Cards At Woolworths

If you’re planning to call family overseas at Christmas, this is a timely special. From today until 24 December, Woolworths has 50 per cent off Skype cards.


Skype Adds Floating Video Chat On Android Tablets

Android: Ever wish you could continue video chatting with someone while you do other things on your tablet? Skype feels you, man. So, the app has now added the ability to float a video chat over what you’re doing on Android tablets.


Disable Ads In Skype's Contact List

There are a plenty of places we’ll tolerate ads, but desktop apps displaying our contact lists might feel like a bit much to you. If so, you can disable the contact list ads within Skupe in a buried setting.


Dealhacker: 50% Off Skype Cards At Coles

Definitely worth noting if you’re a Skype user: from tomorrow (9 October), Coles has Skype prepaid cards for 50 per cent off.


Outlook.com Adding Skype Integration, But Not For Australia (Yet)

We’ve been promised Skype integration into Microsoft’s Outlook.com webmail platform since December last year. Today, the feature finally fully rolled out for six countries, but unfortunately Australia isn’t one of them.