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By Usama Jawad96
Microsoft pokes fun at WhatsApp privacy fiasco, recommends Skype instead
by Usama Jawad
Now, Microsoft's social media team has poked fun at the fiasco as well, and recommended that users migrate to Skype.
In a tweet from the official Skype account, Microsoft has boasted that it keeps the personal data of users private and does not share it with third-parties:
Despite all the backlash, it seems a bit unlikely that WhatsApp will reverse course. The firm probably anticipated this feedback, and is likely banking on the furore to die down within the next few weeks.
Skype borrows Together Mode from Teams and adds new virtual backgrounds
by João Carrasqueira
Many would argue that Microsoft's Skype is on its deathbed, but the company keeps updating the communication service with new features. Microsoft is now rolling out version 8.67 of Skype to users on multiple platforms, and it once again borrows new features from Teams, which is Microsoft's biggest focus as far as instant communication goes.
The highlight of this release is Together Mode, a new view for group video calls. With Together Mode, users can see every participant in the call as if they were in the same place, like a classroom or a coffee shop. The goal is to make the experience feel more natural as if users were actually together. This debuted in Teams back in the summer, but Skype users now get to try it out too. The changelog only mentions support for the feature on desktop versions of Skype, but this support article suggests it's also available on mobile devices.
Together Mode in Microsoft Teams Aside from Together Mode, the new version of Skype brings new virtual backgrounds for video calls for desktop users. It's also now possible to add new people to an ongoing call using their phone number (on all platforms), and for Android 11 devices, Skype now supports chat bubbles, priority conversations, and the conversation space.
For Amazon Kindle Fire users, there's also a brand-new version of Skype rolling out, though there's no mention of what's new. Kindle devices have been stuck with an older version of Skype, which is similar to Skype on Android 5.1 or earlier.
Aside from the new additions, Microsoft has also fixed some notable issues with Skype:
The update should be available now, but it's still rolling out, so don't be surprised if you don't see it right away. If you haven't yet, you can download Skype here.
NetLimiter 22.214.171.124 [Update]
by Razvan Serea
NetLimiter is an ultimate internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Windows. You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their internet traffic. Along with this unique feature, Netlimiter offers comprehensive set of internet statistical tools. It includes real-time traffic measurement and long-term per-application internet traffic statistics.
Main NetLimiter features:
NetLimiter shows list of all applications communicating over network it's connections, transfer rates and more. You can use NetLimiter to set download or upload transfer rate limits for applications, connections or groups of them. With limits you can easily manage your internet connection's bandwidth (bandwidth shaper or bandwidth controller) Statistical tool lets you to track your internet traffic history since you've installed NetLimiter. Additional network information:
NetLimiter provides you with and additional information like WHOIS, traceroute etc. Rule scheduler, Remote administration, Connection blocker, Running as WinNT service, User rights, Chart, Advanced Rule editor and scheduler, Zone based traffic management... NetLimiter 126.96.36.199 release notes:
Version 4.1.2 brings all improvements from previous releases in a stable release.
NetLimiter now requires .NET Framework 4.6.2 installed on the system to be able to run.
Changes in NetLimiter 188.8.131.52:
Connection History crash when sorting IP address column. Bug causing loss of access rights for current user when editing user permissions. Download: NetLimiter 184.108.40.206 | 7.1 MB (Shareware)
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By Abhay V
Skype 8.66 begins rolling out with support for up to 100 call participants
by Abhay Venkatesh
Microsoft has begun rolling out Skype 8.66 to all users less than three weeks after making it available to users in the preview. The release notes for this latest version are not different from the one released to preview users, with the biggest feature being the addition of support for up to 100 participants in a Skype call.
With the advent of the pandemic forcing users into working remotely, video conferencing platforms have gained popularity due to the need for remote collaboration and networking. While the Redmond firm’s own offerings like Teams gained the ability to host up to 300 participants, Skype had been limited to 50, until now. Of course, Teams is aimed at businesses and offers much more functionality for remote collaboration.
Regardless, small businesses, educators, and even general consumers that rely on Skype for meetings can now add up to 100 participants on the desktop, web, and mobile platforms.
Additionally, there is the usual suite of bug fixes that accompany the new features:
Small tweaks like the fix for new messages not showing up will indeed improve the usability of the app. Microsoft says that the rollout is gradual, so it should be a couple of days till the update shows up for all users.