Skype makes music come out of speakers instead of headphones

I spend a lot of time watching music videos with headphones while I’m on the computer. And for some reason, even when I completely shut off all skype sounds whatsoever, including notifications, whenever I get a notification from someone on a minimized or hidden/covered skype window, the notification plays through my speakers, along with any audio playing at that time for the duration of the notification sound.

It gets frustrating when you hear “9ice” blasting loud from my speakers when i have my headphones in just because i got a notification

To resolve this issue, I had to go to sound prefrences in the control panel and disable “Communicaitons Headphones”.

Once I did that, everything worked fine!

 Start -> Control Panel -> Sound -> Right Click and “Disable” Communications Headphones.

( also, if you right click on the window and press “show disabled devices” you can bring it back )

You can now send Offline Skype video messages

Skype’s video messaging service, available in beta form since February, is now an official part of the popular free calling service.

With Video Messaging for Skype you can record a video message and send it to friends, family and colleagues who aren’t online. They will see the message the next time they log in to Skype.

Video Messaging is accessible via Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad, Skype for Android, and Skype for BlackBerry.

“There’s also no limit to the number of video messages you can send or receive and the messages themselves may be as long as 3 minutes” – Not true because on the Blackberry Z10, It showed 25 free Videos, Upgrade to Premium to do Unlimited

Skype’s blog didn’t mention support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone, however, which seems odd since Microsoft owns Skype. CNET contacted Microsoft for comment and will update the story with further information. – CNET

Skype is finally here on blackberry 10 ~ OS Update to 10.1.0.273

Skype for BB10

I just downloaded Skype on my Blackberry 10. Looking Just cool

Skype says this version will integrate tightly with BlackBerry user’s phone book and BlackBerry Hub

“Remember this release is still in preview version,” writes Summers. We will continue working with BlackBerry over the next months to refine the performance of the Skype app. So keep an eye for any new Skype updates on BlackBerry World for your device!”

Skype was one of the key apps many felt were missing for BlackBerry devices, the other notable exceptions being Instagram, Spotify, Pandora, and Netflix.

You will have to Upgrade your Blackberry 10 OS anyways to 10.1.0.273 and wholla Blackberry world to download skype.

Good Luck!!

New Facebook features ~ Skype Video Calls and Group Chat

Facebook announced today that the company will launch group chat, video calling with Skype and a redesigned chat side bar to make communication on Facebook easy and powerful. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new features at the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Skype video chat will be fully embedded into the Facebook ecosystem with an extension that is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Essentially, video chat within Facebook is two clicks away.
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Who leads Unified Communications? Microsoft | IBM | Cisco

Unified communications (UC) is the integration of real-time communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information, telephony (including IP telephony), video conferencing, data sharing (including web connected electronic whiteboards aka IWB’s or Interactive White Boards), call control and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging (integrated voicemail, e-mail, SMS and fax). UC is not a single product, but a set of products that provides a consistent unified user interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types.

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New Skype 5.0 with Facebook Integration

Last Month, News came up with the new Skype production (5.0) coming in facebook integration and today – Its live. Read about the release of skype 5.0. The latest version comes with some cleaned up design features, built-in Facebook integration and the group video chat we’ve watched develop in the beta releases.From the release notes…

We’ve integrated the Facebook News Feed and Phonebook into Skype, making it easier to stay connected with the people and communities you care about. We’ve revitalised the look and feel, making voice and video calling, instant messaging, screen sharing and file sharing intuitive and easy to navigate. And you can now bring even more of your family and friends together with the new group video calling feature available in open beta

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