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?
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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.
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.
When Windows 8.1 makes its appearance on 18 October, it will include one feature that previously had to be downloaded separately as an app: Skype.
Microsoft has begun the process of integrating consumer-centric Skype with enterprise-friendly Lync. The first stage allows Lync and Skype users to share contacts and make calls and send messages to each other.