Microsoft Releases New Version Of Skype With Many Advanced Features

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Microsoft has released version 6 of Skype and it adds numerous features to the tool. The new version of Skype is available for Windows as well as Mac users. With the new version, Microsoft has added some cool features to the program like sign-on with Microsoft credentials, Facebook account etc. With this feature, users no longer have to sign up for Skype itself as they just need to log in to their Facebook account or Microsoft account and Skype would use these credentials to login to the account.

According to Windows Live chat support, the new version will bring in Retina display compatibility for Mac users. It will also support multi-window chats. The new version of Skype is going to be more attractive to the Mac users. The earlier versions of the program were cluttered with many unnecessary items and this made it difficult to work with the program and find some of the features and tools in it. However, there have been many improvements with the new version and it offers a cleaner interface to the users. It is hoped that users of Apple’s 15 inch Retina MacBook Pro and those who intend to buy the new 13 inch version of the device would be more benefited with the new version of Skype.

The new Skype app will help the users to chat with other Microsoft programs like Hotmail, Live Messenger and Outlook contacts just as you do with your Facebook contacts. Microsoft does not plan to end the enhancement activities and it is expected that the company would be releasing voice and video call capabilities for Microsoft network contacts for the program in the coming weeks.

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Microsoft acquired Skype on May 2011. Along with the purchase of the company, Microsoft had acquired all the technologies of the company. After taking over Skype, Microsoft has phased out Windows Live Messenger, which was the major chat tool of the company.

There have been many other developments in Skype after the software giant took over the company. Skype had reached an agreement with Comcast, which allows the Skype users to make video chats through HDTV sets. The program has also released a free video messaging service, which works on all the major platforms like Windows, Mac OS, Blackberry, iOS, Android etc. Users can expect many more features in the coming months as the company has already announced the release of a new chat, which will help the users to communicate with their colleagues over the same document.

For additional information on the new Skype version, you may contact Windows live chat support.

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Games For Windows Live Will Continue To Live On

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In a plot twist, it appears Microsoft will continue to run and support Games for Windows Live despite all the recent rumors about its apparent demise. The rumors had both been widespread and rampant since August of last year and Microsoft had not officially released a word about it until now. The huge delay had meanwhile caused a lot of implications, with most developers abandoning the servers and migrating to Steamworks.

Gamers were upset for months; unhappy about the indecision from Microsoft and the confusion due to the migration of some games while other games stayed put. When Microsoft’s own game Studio Twisted Pixel released information about the migration to Steamworks, most gamers had believed it to be official confirmation for the long believed rumour. However, Microsoft recently decided to bash the rumor by saying, “We are continuing to support the Games for Widows Live service. We remain committed to investing in PC gaming in the years ahead, and look forward to sharing more in the future.” This dialog not only denies any news about the end of support of GFWL but also informed users about the fact that Microsoft will not stop this service any time in the near future. To get more information about the same, you may contact our Windows Live Chat Support.

The decision from Twisted Pixel to abandon GFWL and move its matchmaking, sharing user-created content and features to Steamworks, the arch rival of GFWL, came in recently. Moreover, the rumor was started not by third party sources or unknown informants. This action was displayed in Age of Empires Online Support page. Moreover, the support article even mentioned a deadline of July 1, 2014 for the end of service. However, later confirmation from spokesperson from Microsoft was never received.

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The company officials recently said, “Although customers are unable to purchase new games from the marketplace or receive title updates, they can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading them through the Games for Windows Live client as usual.” Moreover it has been hinted that Microsoft will be looking into going to different avenues, ever since Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division informed that Microsoft’s focus has shifted towards, “a renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming.” Moreover, he had even highlighted that Microsoft will not be competing with Valve and will seek to branch out to different venues. Contact our Windows Live Chat Support for more information about the same.

This statement was provided back in March this year and Phil did include that “you will get a clear answer from us very soon.” However, the recent action from Microsoft has confused users as to what the company sought to gain from losing innumerous games from its server.

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Adding A Live Chat Button On Your Site

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Live Chat Button

Websites which host live chat rooms have a good chance of drawing in visitors. Giving them the room and chance to interact with each other is a good way to ensure that they form a steady traffic. This is what makes trying it out so appealing to site owners. You’ve probably seen Windows Live help discussions on the topic. If you’re an owner or designer yourself, there are a variety of live chat options to pick from. Many of these you’d have to pay for, but then there are free options available too, such as Parachat.

Adding a Live Chat button to your website

  • Go to the Parachat website and pick the basic chat room option from among the ones given. Choose the Click Here to Get Yours Now option.
  • Set up the chat room the way you want it, and then hit the Show Me My Room Code button. Move to the bottom of the page to see the room code, and choose the second option that you see for the chat room. Note down the code somewhere and save it for later.
  • Select a local image file for the Chat button on the website. Go to the Tinypic website and upload this file. They’ll give you a Direct Link For Layouts code after you finish uploading the image.

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  • There are many button images you can choose from online. Alternately, you can make your own image using an image editing program like Microsoft Paint, Gimp or Photoshop. This way, you can choose the color, size, and other aspects of the image. Sites usually have oval or rectangular buttons, around 100×70 pixels in dimensions.
  • Get the code you got from the Parachat site, and find the gif image address part in the code. Replace this with the code that you got from Tinypic, which is the second code that you have.
  • After making changes in the code, save it. Copy the whole code and paste it in the site where you want it to appear. Save the changes to the site as well, and check the link to make sure it’s working fine.

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Hacker Group DerpTrolling Leaks Windows Live And PlayStation Network User Passwords

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Sophisticated hackers are coordinating their efforts and hacking into well guarded online services set up by some of the leading tech companies in the world. Over the last few months, Windows Live help and support network has received many complaints about such hacking attacks on their user accounts. Online services provided by other tech firms are not spared either.

Windows Live and PlayStation Network user accounts hacked

Recently, the online hacker group that goes by the name ‘DerpTrolling’ hacked into the Windows Live service, PlayStation Network, 2K Games online service and Blizzard Entertainment’s servers. They then went on to publishing online the user ID and passwords of many of the user accounts in these online services.

As you can imagine, the Windows Live help line numbers have been busy with panicked customers enquiring about the safety of their private data stored on these accounts. The list published online includes passwords and usernames of 1473 Windows Live users, 2000 2K account holders and 2131 PlayStation Network users.

In the past, DerpTrolling had made it clear that they would not leak the user account information they obtained by hacking into the online servers of big technology companies like Microsoft and Sony. However, they seem to have changed this stance, perhaps to gain more publicity.

At any rate, it is clear that the user account information stored on such online service networks can never be safe from hackers, especially when they coordinate their efforts by working in groups. More and more such hacking groups are rising online with each of them claiming for big publicity-inducing hacking attacks on widely used online services.

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Tech firms are finding it difficult to guard their systems against such well coordinated attacks. Even if they manage to protect their user account data using encryption technology, they can still be targeted using DDoS attacks, as it happened recently with Blizzard’s online gaming service. DerpTrolling has claimed the responsibility for this hacking attack.

DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service attack involves flooding the online server with many connections and requests for information, such that it finally crashes. A group of sophisticated hackers like DerpTrolling can easily set up such a hacking attack on an online server no matter how well protected it is.

In their defence, DerpTrolling claimed that their intention was to force these companies to upgrade their security systems, thereby providing better service to the customers. But, it is mostly the customers, who are inconvenienced by their actions.

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Setting Up Yahoo Email On Windows Live Mail

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Windows Live Email Configuration

There are plenty of people using the Yahoo Mail service. This is a free email service, without all the frills that you get in other packages. It’s possible to set up your Yahoo mail with Windows Live Mail. For this, there are two options you can choose between: the YPOPs!, with offline mail reading provisions, and the IzyMail service, which is complicated to most users. Here are Windows Live technical support instructions to use either.

Setting up Yahoo mail using YPOPs

  • Install YPOPs, and get it running.
  • Go to Tools from Windows Live and choose the Accounts heading in there.
  • Hit the Add… button.
  • Leave the E-mail Account option selected.
  • Hit Next.
  • Enter the Yahoo mail address in the E-mail Address field.
  • Type in the password for the account, in the Password field.
  • In the Display Name field, type in your name the way you want others to see it.
  • Leave the Manually configure server settings for e-mail account option selected.
  • Hit Next.
  • Find the My incoming mail server is a ___ server setting, and leave the POP3 option under that selected.
  • Under the Incoming server option, type in localhost. If that doesn’t work, use 127.0.0.1 instead.
  • The Login ID field must contain your Yahoo Mail username.
  • For the Outgoing server setting, give localhost. Hit Next, and then Finish.
  • Click on the Close button.

Setting up Yahoo mail using IzyMail

  • Make sure to have registered your Yahoo Mail with IzyMail first.
  • Go to Tools > Accounts, and then click Add.

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    Yahoo On Windows Live Mail

  • Leave the Email account option highlighted. Hit Next.
  • Type in your email address, password, and display name, in the relevant fields.
  • Leave the Manually configure server settings for e-mail account option selected. Hit Next.
  • Under the My incoming mail server is a ___ server option, choose IMAP.
  • For incoming server, give in.izymail.com, and for the outgoing server, give out.izymail.com.
  • Leave the My outgoing server requires authentication option checked. Hit Next.
  • Hit Finish.
  • Select the newly set up Yahoo Mail account. Click on Properties, and move to the IMAP section.
  • Under the Sent Items path, type Sent, and under Drafts, type Drafts. Hit OK
  • Hit Close.

These are the Windows Live technical support instructions for setting up Yahoo Mail in the Windows Live Mail client.

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