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Everyone has run into this at least once before: Skype’s infuriating inability to synchronize messages across devices means that you get multiple alerts about the same message.

One on your phone, then your tablet, laptop and desktop to clear manually. It’s frustrating and ruins the entire experience, but we have good news: Microsoft has announced that Skype will get message synchronization in a future update.

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The world is getting smaller by the day, since the advent of satellites. People have moved away from the expensive mobile phones to more elegant voice over Internet solutions like Skype. The fact that, more than 200 billion minutes of calls using Skype last year alone should speak volumes about its awesomeness.

When Redmond acquired Skype out of the blue for $8.5 bn a couple of years back people started seeing the next tech bubble. However it made a lot of business sense, in the wake of Google and Facebook virtually rooting MS from the IM market, until they completely botched it up. They missed several opportunities to tie Skype with their platform. Even weirder, there wasn’t an official release for their flagship Windows Phone 7 till late summer last year while there was back to back releases on iOS and Android platforms.

When Windows 8 was due, an acute app crunch was looming over their heads and had to dust off something from their own labs. Enter Skype Metro.

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Communicating via a mobile phone is something people do across the world everyday. Skype is a powerful software tool which will transfer this experience to the personal computer as well as add the ability to add video calls.

Get your friends, relatives and loved ones to set up their account communication becomes completely free. All you need is a webcam and an internet connection. Does it deliver on its lofty goals? Let’s find out!

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