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Video:  Skype Will Make Itself Less Noisy Thanks To New, Smarter Chat Notifications

Skype Will Make Itself Less Noisy Thanks To New, Smarter Chat Notifications

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Skype this morning announced a change to the way its notifications will function, designed to keep the app from annoying you with beeps and buzzes across all your devices. These new smart notifications will instead only be sent to the device you’re actually using at the time, says the company, while your other devices, including PCs, tablets or smartphones, will remain silent. Chat history, meanwhile, the company says, will continue to sync across devices. Read More >>


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Microsoft is still listening to fans when it comes to adding features to the Xbox One – a new update which will begin rolling out to people in the early access program this month adds a number of top requests, including media playback from USB or DLNA that will support a bunch of new file formats, including mpeg 2 TS and MKVs. The One will also gain the ability to stream TV on a local network to smartphones and tablets running the Xbox SmartGlass app.

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