Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A New Tool for Skype users- Translates Different Languages

Microsoft has revealed a latest Skype tool that permits voice chats to be translated into another language or words in near real-time. This real-time translation tool for Skype helps the users to carry out cross-lingual communications over the internet phone facility. There have been a lot of attempts over some years, through the Microsoft Research, to display such features of translating human communication. However, delivery of anything that is practical in real life, to suit the voice and words of many types of users and the tones of various languages has been regarded a nearly impossible job.

Researches to make such translator-

Microsoft Research has basically been concentrated on machine translation for over 10 years. Primary outcomes came with conversions for the product friendly Knowledge Base of Microsoft. The system became accessible for public use like the technology behind Bing Translator, prompting the tool’s development and status since its release. Nowadays, Bing Translator is utilized by many people and accepted by organizations globally.

If the translation method is centered on written content, it may work very weakly with spoken language. In case of Skype Translator research has been made on the neural networks that apply senones, that is, little pronunciation parts and these are the major component in speech decoding. In the opinion of Microsoft, it develops the exactness of speech-recognition nearly by sixteen percent, and hence enhances translations.

The company has stated that the technology starts a new system for speech detection and real-time speech translation, and gives a sight into a future generation language will no longer have to be a obstacle.

Skype Translator primarily will be obtainable as a Windows 8 beta application before the ending part of 2014. However, it is yet undecided whether the service would be free for the Skype users, or would be spread to other platforms.

Members present at the time of launching-

Gurdeep Pall, who is the vice president of the company Skype revealed the device at one of Code Conferences organized in Rancho Palos Verdes of California, recently. Here, chief executive of Microsoft Satya Nadella was also present. The demo illustrated the real-time audio conversion from English to the language of German and also vice versa, merging Skype voice and immediate messaging systems with Microsoft Translator tool, and neural network related speech recognition. 

Some other translators-

Microsoft is not the only one in its endeavor to present real-time conversion. Japanese wireless transporter NTT Docomo has presented a Japanese to English voice translator from the year 2011. Google also gave some endeavor to interpret voice chats, and by now offers an aspect for words on its own translation system. The big dissimilarity in this context is the sheer level of Skype that according to Microsoft gets above 300 million users joined every month, who spend over 2 billion minutes chatting every day.

Thus, with the help of it, you can converse in your local language to a different user who talks in a different tongue, and Microsoft will interpret it to the other individual.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Updated Version of Chrome and Skype Apps

Skype Apps
After Twitter as well as Instapaper, Microsoft has launched the updates of Skype while Google has also done the same in case of Chrome apps for the latest iOS 8 operating system. The apps now consist of a lot of interesting features.

Updated Google Chrome-

Many iPhone users and iPad customers are inclined to use Google Chrome for their internet browsing requirements prior to Apple's own ideal and striking Safari app. Chrome is not only fast, clean, and spontaneous, but also syncs flawlessly with the even more accepted desktop version.

With the launching of iOS-8 operating system, Apple's Safari achieved the ability of being competent to share links to the third party applications.

Google has put in the same facility to Chrome. Now, while a user goes into the Share feature in the major Chrome menu, he will be presented with the similar sharing alternatives as can be found in the system of iOS 8. In addition the default Message, email, and Facebook options, he can press the ‘more’ button and insert third party apps such as Facebook or Pinterest and many more.

As soon as it is activated, the user will be capable to send web stories directly to these well-suited apps for reading it or sharing it, or whatever the selected app does with these things.

It is not fairly the numerous and ultra-functional extensions available on the web version of the Chrome, and obviously the Android version of Google Chrome has presented such a characteristic now. Still, it is an admired offering given that now holds up third-party app extensions for posting as well as sharing content to some other websites.

For example, the iOS 8 users at present can send a website page in their read-later facility of Pocket through the Chrome browser, and are able to share these on LinkedIn. The latest edition of Google Chrome can be downloaded for free of cost from the iOS App Store.

Updated Skype App-

The Skype app has also been updated for iPhone or the iPod with support for the system of iOS 8. But, unfortunately, it does not take in the support in case of iPhone 6 as well as 6 Plus screen sizes. The recent version of Skype i.e. v5.5 also makes use of interactive notification method of iOS 8 and allows users to reply or decline voice or even video calls or get text conversations straight from the lock screen and notice centre.

There are also the options to reply in words for the missed calls. Users can use the stated options by swiping to the left side from the lock screen or the pull down notifications section.

Skype in case of iPhone makes wide-ranging utilization of iOS 8's latest interactive notifications, permitting customers to relate with the communications service at each turn. Banner notifications may be pulled down to react to multimedia calls as well as text messages.

Skype for the iPhone version 5.5 is obtainable now as a free of charge, 46.7-megabyte download from the Application Store.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Skype 2.19 integrates Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has offered an update for Skype on their mobile OS recently, the updates brings total support to Cortana, the voice wizard of windows Phone 8.1.

This update was released by Microsoft for the Skype application for windows phone 8.1 the main feature got the advantage from the update is the voice assistant Cortana.

This update helps the user to use Skype by simple voice control without opening it. Since Skype 2.19 came with Cortana integration, you can just make a voice or video call with voice command.

With just a swipe you can see all your latest notification on your Windows Phone device. This obviously works on the latest version of the OS, and is now limited to United States only soon you may expect the update for your own region.

But No launch date outside United States have not yet been provided by Microsoft. Within the update we wish to especially mention about the support for 51 languages and the arrival of Skype notifications in Action Center for Windows Phone 8.1.

In case of any typo error on a message already sent, now it will also be possible to correct that typo error with a simple touch.