Garage & Updates

Learn about the newest features, products and client updates for all platforms

Bringing Video to the Next Wave of Connected Devices

Late last year, the number of internet connected devices passed the 5 billion mark according to IMS research. It was around that time that the analyst firm predicted we'd connect 22 billion devices by 2020. So, what will be different… Read more

Recommended Update Available for Mac Users

We've recently began offering our Mac users the latest version of Skype – Skype for Mac 5.1. This is not a forced update. You may see this notification pop up on your screen. This update does not take place unless… Read more

Skype 5.5 beta for Windows – with Facebook chat and contacts integration, under the hood updates to video engine

Today we have release Skype 5.5 beta for Windows. The most important changes in Skype 5.5 beta in comparison with previous releases are: Facebook integration Improved call controls Improved video calling reliability Plus several bug fixes Start downloading this… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Windows update – Removed Skype Extras Manager

We have updated Skype 5.3 for Windows. With this newly released build we have removed the Extras Manager from Skype and in addition we have made some stability improvements. Please upgrade your Skype now. Skype Extras Manager provided access… Read more

Skype's Take on Vishing (Voice Phishing)

Skype is aware of so-called ‘vishing’ (or voice phishing) attacks, where a recorded call is made to a person to try and coax them to do something, like share personal information via phone or visit a Web site to download… Read more

Skype's Take on Vishing (Voice Phishing)

Skype is aware of so-called 'vishing' (or voice phishing) attacks, where a recorded call is made to a person to try and coax them to do something, like share personal information via phone or visit a Web site to download… Read more

Skype 2.2 beta for Linux update

We have released Skype 2.2 beta for Linux. With this update we fixed the problem which affected sign in last week. We have also reduced Skype's CPU usage when making video calls. Start downloading the new build now. Give… Read more

Breaking down the barriers, one standard at a time

While video is clearly a pervasive form of communication – both in our personal and professional lives, there are still barriers to be addressed before it can become even more inclusive. Jonathan Rosenberg recently addressed some of the challenges to… Read more

EasyBits Update for Skype Extras Manager

It has come to our attention that concerns have been expressed from Skype users over the update delivered to Skype Extras for Windows by Easybits software. The software is provided by our partner EasyBits, and is part of the Skype… Read more

Skype 5.1 for Mac hotfix – Resolved Skype crashing on startup for small number of users

We have just released a hotfix to Skype 5.1 for Mac, with this hotfix we are resolving a startup crash for people who were affected by yesterdays Skype issues, for more info go to our Heartbeat site. Start downloading… Read more

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