Category Archives: Skype

Skype 1.5 for Linux Alpha has been released

Skype 1.5 for Linux Alpha has been released

A new version of Skype Alpha for Linux was released today by Microsoft.  It is a completely redesigned software which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. The application is in an early development stage and it lacks some basic features like video calling or screen sharing.

Skype 1.3 for Linux Alpha is out

Skype 1.3 for Linux Alpha is out

A new version of Skype Alpha for Linux was released today by Microsoft.  It is a completely redesigned software which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3.

Skype 1.2 for Linux Alpha is out

Skype 1.2 for Linux Alpha is out

Microsoft recently has introduced a completely redesigned Skype for Linux. Today, an updated version of the new Skype was released.

Skype has started hiding the user’s IP address to protect users

Skype has started hiding the user’s IP address to protect users

Microsoft has finally fixed a very old issue with Skype. Almost 4 years ago, it became known that there was a security and privacy breach in Skype's VoIP service which could allow an attacker to get the IP address of Skype users. Recently Microsoft added the ability to hide the IP address from the Skype app and now this option has became enabled by default.

The full list of Skype emoticons

The full list of Skype emoticons

Skype has a set of emoticons which the user pick using the appropriate button near the input text box in the conversation window. But many Skype users might not be aware of the huge set of hiddden smilies available in Skype. Here is the full list of Skype emoticons.

Fix failed to load library ‘dxva2.dll’ in Skype

Fix failed to load library ‘dxva2.dll’ in Skype

If you use Skype on the good, old Windows XP OS and if you recently updated the Skype app, then you might have received a strange message failed to load library 'dxva2.dll'. After that, Skype does not start and you cannot sign in. Here is how to fix it and why it happens.

Skype has introduced censorship for hyperlinks

Skype has introduced censorship for hyperlinks

Recently some Skype users experienced a strange behaviour: when they tried to send links to their contacts using Skype, the recipients did not receive it. In one case, it was found that Skype was filtering links to the popular Chinese Deal Extreme online shop. This means that Skype now controls what you are sending and modifies your conversation without your explicit consent or confirmation. Microsoft has been known to do this for Live Messenger too in the past.

Skype command line switches

Skype command line switches

Skype is the most popular app for free audio and video calls via the internet. Despite this, not every Skype user knows that it supports numerous command line arguments which can improve your usage of Skype. Let's see which command line switches Skype has.