Skype has rolled out a new update to its Mac and Windows app to add support for background blurring in video calls. The effect is similar to Portrait selfies that have become the rage in recent years in the smartphone world.
Microsoft, riding high on the fact it’s one of the most valuable companies in the United States and refreshed Office app icons, is giving some love to Skype and (eventually) PowerPoint.
If you haven’t opted to make the HomePod, Apple’s first smart speaker, your go-to option and instead have gone with options from Amazon, then you may be happy to know they are learning some more tricks this week.
Skype launched 15 years ago, and, since then, one of the most oft-requested features for the service has been left to third-party options. But that is finally changing.
There are a variety of different apps out there in the wild that allow for quick and easy methods to send money to people, and now there is one more to add to the list.
In iOS 10, Apple released a new API called CallKit. It lets VoIP calls show up as “normal” calls. So when you’d get a call from Skype, it would show up in full screen, instead of a notification, complete with the accept and decline buttons. And the calls would end up in the Phone app in the “Recents” tab.