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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:35 am 
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My (the current) version also has the "Always keep Skype up to date" check box.
I've just unchecked it.
Thanks for that, Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:35 am 
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More or less the same options in my version but that is indeed where you turn off auto-updates. I couldn't find it when I looked yesterday but I know I had turned it off.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:39 am 
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Constant nagging! (Once or twice a day)


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:45 am 
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"Skype just got better."

Hmm...


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Whether it got better or not all depends on how you would use it I imagine.

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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:27 am 
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The pressure is on.
I haven't checked the details yet, but this has appeared within an e-mail from Skype:

"We’ve noticed that you are, or previously were, using an older version of Skype that will be permanently retired. As a result, after Ju‍ly 1, 20‍17, you will no longer be able to sign in to these older versions of Skype. Recently updated or started using Skype on another device? Great, you can ignore this email.

To keep talking with your family and friends, please update Skype to the latest version. It only takes a few minutes and all your contacts and conversations will be right there when you sign in.

If you are unable to update, check our support site to see if Skype still supports your device and operating system. If it is no longer supported, you can still stay in touch with friends and family using Skype on other devices. The latest versions of Skype for all supported devices are available at https://www.skype.com/download. You can sign in using the same Skype account."


Since I'm actually on the latest version - recently updated - I think that I will not have to further update.
Not exactly sure how this relates to the contents of my original post. Perhaps it does not. If not, just info for all.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:42 am 
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I've not had any email. Nothing has been diverted to spam. Good to be aware, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:48 am 
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I - actually - also didn't get this e-mail. It came to my wife's account.
I wrote the post as if I had received it.

She regularly gets messages from Skype that I do not. I've never bothered to discover why that is so.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:38 am 
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I have had genuine emails from Microsoft. One was when they discontinued MSN and pushed us to Skype. I think I also had one when I was using Windows that I needed to update the client or it would stop working. The only other was asking if I still wanted my 40GB fee OneDrive otherwise they'd drop it to something like 7GB. I'm happy not to hear from them when it isn't important. Now if only I could lose the 'phone calls from the "MS" Indian support criminals as easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Probably nothing to do with updates, but I'm suspicious. My contacts who have Skype on their Android 'phones and who had the enforced update now seem to vanish from my online contacts list. When I tell them, they say no, they were on. Another thing I get is occasionally, when going to start a type chat with people showing as online, I get the message "connecting" on an orange banner, turning to "connected" on green, but nothing seems to have changed. If it wasn't for my meddling kids, I'd lose it.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:22 pm 
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Looks like Skype stuffed with Cortana is finally on the horizon, starting in the U.S.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/10/16452326/cortana-skype-integration-launches
Glad I don't have it on iOS.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:59 am 
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I have been running with Skype version 7.29 (297) because I didn't like the "updates". This morning, I'm wasn't permitted to log in because my version was too old. I've been forced onto version 8.11.0.4. It looks like it was designed by a child who didn't understand basic customisation options. Probably the same bunch of kids who came up with Windows Mobile, 8 and then 10.

I hate change for the sake of it. This feels like that but probably now incorporates all their recently introduced underlying data harvesting.

Well that's today's rant done and dusted nice and early. You can come out now.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:05 am 
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Just checked on my iMac and Skype has not been opened since February...

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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:07 am 
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loughor wrote:
Well that's today's rant done and dusted nice and early...


Nothing better than a good rant first thing in the morning ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Skype
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:25 am 
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I'm calm already and I'm sure I'll get used to new Skype. I only use it to type stuff at my kids. Two who live hundreds of miles away in different directions and the one that came back from Uni and won't bugger off (it saves shouting upstairs). I'm sure I would have kicked off when the dock went flat from 3D but I never had that so I can't miss it. I put that as an example, not a change of topic. If you want to talk about the dock, best start a dock thread ;)


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