Monday, October 22nd 2012

Skype for Windows 8 Unveiled

Skype announced Skype for Windows 8 today, bringing together popular Skype features and the new design of Windows 8.

The release focuses on delivering an experience that is simpler, faster and easier to use. Skype for Windows 8 includes top Skype features like IM, audio and video calls. It also takes advantage of some of the new features and functionality of Windows 8 that put people front and center; including integration in to the People Hub, ability to pin favorite contacts as a tile for easy access and the Skype Live Tile that shows messages and notifications right on the Start Screen.

Skype for Windows 8 will be available on October 26. You can find it on your new Windows 8 device and or download it from the Windows Store.

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13 Comments on Skype for Windows 8 Unveiled

#2
Anusha
is it me or the UI really feels empty?
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#3
CharlO
2.6$/minute !! Isn't that really expensive? I'm from ARG, so not really an idea of telephone fees in US, or AUS, but that does seem really expensive.

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by: Anusha
it seems like 2.6 cents per minute.
You are right, I'm sorry.
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Anusha
by: CharlO
2.6$/minute !! Isn't that really expensive? I'm from ARG, so not really an idea of telephone fees in US, or AUS, but that does seem really expensive.
it seems like 2.6 cents per minute.
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#5
Drone
Well that's a predictable UI. No wonder, MS bought Skype.
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#6
Prima.Vera
Yeah, yeah...Interesting for the people who will have tables with Win8...
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#7
Dos101
Looks nice, more excited about the Windows Phone 8 Skype integration though.

by: Prima.Vera
Yeah, yeah...Interesting for the people who will have tables with Win8...
And for the desktop just download and install the desktop client ;)
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#8
TheGuruStud
Remember that M$ can (and probably will) record your conversations and messages.

Which, will go straight to a nice shiny data center for the govt.

Stick it up your ass, M$
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#9
largon
Great.
Now that Skype for W8 is done they can fix the broken Android/Symbian versions.
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#10
erixx
by: TheGuruStud
Remember that M$ can (and probably will) record your conversations and messages.

Which, will go straight to a nice shiny data center for the govt.

Stick it up your ass, M$
Can't wait to get Skype and say "Taliban are the best" to the microphone and watch the FBI and Spec Ops humvees arriving at my home, yeaaaaah!

BTW, did you know that your mobile phone talks are being screened since years? Just in case you didn't notice! :p
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#11
ShadowXP
by: TheGuruStud
Remember that M$ can (and probably will) record your conversations and messages.

Which, will go straight to a nice shiny data center for the govt.

Stick it up your ass, M$
If that had been the case, I'd be arrested and sent to the US a long time ago, and my friends in the US would have been arrested and sent to Guantanamo faster than you can say "cake" :laugh:

And meh, so what if they tape the convo's. If they want to review insanity and/or angry ranting back and forth, they can have at it.

Hell, the people at NSA at Fort Meade probably have a better idea about what you're doing, where you're doing it, why you're doing it and how you're doing it than you do any day of the week, Skype or no Skype.
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#12
Drone
by: TheGuruStud
Remember that M$ can (and probably will) record your conversations and messages.
So does everyone else. Google with their search engine and Android, Apple, Facebook, Twitter.
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#13
ShiBDiB
God damn the tinfoil brigade is out in force in this thread
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