While not all of us have Oprah’s Skype Guest Kit, which reportedly includes a state-of-the art laptop, desk-sized tripod, and prepaid return shipping label, there are some simple things the average business person can do to take online video chats to the next level.
Buying a USB-powered microphone is an obvious first step (along with using an Ethernet connection versus Wi-Fi) to increase your computer conversation quality, but it’s time to think beyond that.
Venture Beat reports: "If you're one of those users, all you'll need to do is download the new update," the Skype team said in a blog post.
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If you're using an older, outdated version of Skype, you may want to consider updating soon.
Microsoft said today that starting on March 1 people will no longer be able to sign in to version 7.16 of Skype for Window desktop and older versions, and version 7.18 of Skype for Mac and older versions thereof.
Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer revealed this stat at CES last month while discussing the Internet software’s ongoing success internationally.
While the technology continues to improve, users are slow to learn how to make video calls look good.
It's been migrating the app to its Azure public cloud infrastructure, and adding chatbots.
Current versions of Skype -- like version 7.44 for Mac -- come with amenities like better previews of websites and better support for emoticons and other content in the input box for chats.
"We've poured our energy and passion into creating something truly special, and this is just the beginning," Skype said.
More than 300 billion total calling minutes take place annually on Skype; 50% of those calls are video conversations.
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