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Skype for Android updated with portrait calls on tablets, more languages

If you’re one of the many still using Skype for video calls in this day and age, we have some good news for tablet users. The Android app for one reason or another has just failed to impress, and has been riddled with little issues or lack of proper support. Today Skype was just updated in the Play Store adding new languages, and better tablet support.

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Back in November Skype was finally updated with an improved tablet UI, but we quickly noticed that it wouldn’t allow calling in portrait mode and only worked in landscape. This is ok for some devices, but many tablets (like the Nexus 7) have a camera in a spot that makes portrait mode be the angle of preference. Sadly most gave up on Skype for tablets for this very reason but today they’ve fixed that.

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Skype Is Fully Formed in Windows Phone 8

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Skype calls are treated just like regular calls in the new app, using the same incoming call screen. However, you’ll still be able to tell it’s a Skype call thanks to a visual cue (a tiny Skype icon) and an audio one (the distinctive Skype ring).

The app is always working in the background even if you’re using another app or the phone’s locked. Of course, you can always choose to make yourself invisible on…
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U.S. Army Captain Dies During Skype Session

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U.S. Army Captain Bruce Kevin Clark, 43, died during a Skype video call with his wife on Monday. Clark was an army nurse stationed in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom at the time.

The circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown, according to CNN.

The army will be investigating the cause of death, according to William Beaumont Army Medical Center officials in El Paso, Texas. Clark was based in Beaumont with the A Company and Troop Command.

“We are entrusting the military with investigating and with finding out what happened to Capt. Clark,” Bradley Taber-Thomas, Clark’s brother-in-law told The Associated Press on Friday.

Clark’s wife Susan witnessed her husband’s death during a routine video chat.

“Although the circumstances were unimagin...

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Skype updated with faster start up times, video bug fixes and newly styled messaging

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The latest update for Skype has now landed in the Google Play Store and has some nice changes in it that may make you want to go and hit that update button. Aside from the listed faster start up times for the app as a whole, Skype has addressed the issue where video would not rotate on some devices as it should plus, they also went ahead and added a new instant messaging view for chats. If you're already a Skype user, you can update from within the Google Play app or if you're looking to give it a shot, find the link below.

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