Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa devices | Skype Blogs

At Skype, our mission has always been to bring people together—to make it easier for friends and families to be there for one another—wherever they may be. With that in mind, we’re investing in new ways for you to connect in the most human way possibleby simply using your voice.

Beginning today, Skype calling is available on Amazon Alexa devices—just in time for the holidays. With Skype on your Alexa-enabled device, you can connect hands-free with family and friends around the world just by saying, “Alexa, call Mom on Skype.” In addition to Skype audio and video calling, we’re providing the ability for Alexa customers to call most landlines and mobile numbers internationally using Skype to Phone. To celebrate the availability of Skype calling with Alexa, Skype is offering 200 free minutes of Skype to Phone calling to 34 countries (terms apply).

With Skype and Alexa, you can now connect with your friends and family around the world completely hands-free. Use Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot to make hands-free Skype voice calls wherever Alexa and Skype are available, or place high-fidelity Skype video calls from the Echo Show and Echo Spot directly to Skype on computers and mobile devices.

To get started, simply link Skype with your Alexa account by following the instructions below.

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<p>After doing this once, you can start using your voice any time you need to make a call. Detailed instructions can be found on our <a href=feature page.

Skype calling on Alexa is available now in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, India, Australia, and New Zealand with support for other countries rolling out soon. And for the best Skype calling and video experience, update to Skype version 8.34 or later.

At Skype, we always appreciate your feedback, visit the Skype.com feature page for more details on compatible devices, how to link your Alexa account, and what new capabilities are supported. Please continue to follow our blog posts for more news and announcements.

Cylance acquisition shifts BlackBerry towards security

BlackBerry Ltd. announced Friday it has agreed to acquire Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash, accelerating the former mobile device manufacturer’s move toward enterprise security.

The Cylance acquisition represents a major shift for BlackBerry, which at one time dominated the mobile device market with its enterprise-focused smartphones and mobile operating system. Amid increasing competition from Apple and Google, the company discontinued its BlackBerry OS for mobile devices in 2013 and last year exited the device market as well; in recent years, BlackBerry has turned its attention to enterprise mobility management software and other security products.

BusinessInsider first reported a Cylance acquisition was in the works for BlackBerry last week. Cylance, founded in 2015, specializes in artificial intelligence-based threat detection and prevention and is one of several security startups that have embraced AI and machine learning technology over traditional signature-based malware detection

In June, Cylance announced it had closed $120 million in series E venture capital funding and declared annual revenues for 2018 of more than $130 million; the cybersecurity vendor had previously scored $100 million in series D funding in 2016. According to BusinessInsider’s report, Cylance was exploring a possible IPO.

The two companies plan for Cylance’s technology, which includes the CylanceProtect threat detection and prevention product, to be integrated into the BlackBerry Spark platform. Spark provides secure communications across different enterprise systems and devices — what BlackBerry describes as the “Enterprise of Things.”

“Cylance’s leadership in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity will immediately complement our entire portfolio, [Unified Endpoint Management] and QNX [OS] in particular. We are very excited to onboard their team and leverage our newly combined expertise,” John Chen, executive chairman and CEO of BlackBerry, said in a statement. “We believe adding Cylance’s capabilities to our trusted advantages in privacy, secure mobility and embedded systems will make BlackBerry Spark indispensable to realizing the Enterprise of Things.”

The Cylance acquisition is expected to close before the end of BlackBerry’s current fiscal year in February. BlackBerry said Cylance will operate as a separate business unit within the company.

For Sale – HTPC – Fractal Design Case, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, SFX PSU (ITX Form Factor)

Just gathering interest at the moment to see if anyone wants this setup. If someone is interested, I will have to backup my drives before sending out.

I have for sale my beloved HTPC which has been used over the past 2 years as a Plex Media Server. It is quite highly spec’d and runs my 4K content without a hiccup. Please see specs and individual prices below:

Fractal Design Node 804 PC Case (Windowed) – £60
Intel i5 4590 Processor – £65
MSI Z87i AC ITX Motherboard – £70
HyperX 16GB DDR3 RAM – £80
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB SSD – £110
Western Digital 2TB 2.5″ HDD – £50
Corsair SFX (SFF) Gold Power Supply – £75
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Processor Cooler – £15

All the prices above have been based on sold listings on eBay minus fees etc. to make it fair. I’ve obviously paid a lot more for all these components, so will take a massive hit on this.

Buyer can come round and see it all working before buying, or I can dispatch. I have all the boxes for all the items.

Price and currency: £520
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG, BT or Cash
Location: Birmingham
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Windows Template Studio 2.5 released! – Windows Developer Blog

We’re extremely excited to announce the Windows Template Studio 2.5!
As always, we love how the community is helping. If you’re interested, please head over to head over to WTS’s Github.

Full list of adjustments in the 2.5 release, WTS’s Github has a full changelog.

Included in this version:

Improved startup time splitting templates by platform/language
Improved guidance on Suspend and Resume feature
Support for VS 2019
Bug fixes
Navigation View uses WinUI Library
Pages updated with current Fluent guidance

Recently added in prior versions:

Multiple Ink pages
Data Grid from Windows Community Toolkit page

Dev platform updates:

Updated target platform version to 10.0.17763.0 and min target version to 10.0.17134.0
Updated Microsoft.NETCore.UniversalWindowsPlatform to 6.1.9
AdaptiveCards to 1.1.0
AppCenter.Analytics and Microsoft.AppCenter.Crashes to 1.10.0
UI.for.UniversalWindowsPlatform 1.0.1.2
MVVMLight to 5.4.1.1
Windows Community Toolkit to 5.0.0

There are two paths to update to the newest build.

Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left and you should see Windows Template Studio in there and click “Update.”
Not installed: Head to https://aka.ms/wtsinstall, click “download” and double click the VSIX installer.

What else is cooking for next versions?
We love all the community support and participation. In addition, here are just a few of the things we are currently building out that will be in future builds:

Work for supporting multiple projects in a single solution
Menubar navigation pattern template
Identity Login
Improved Visual Studio 2019 support
Adaptive Grid page
Azure features starting to be added in

With partnership with the community, we will continue cranking out and iterating new features and functionality. We’re always looking for additional people to help out and if you’re interested, please head to our GitHub at https://aka.ms/wts. If you have an idea or feature request, please make it here!

Xbox Presents Wildest Xbox One X Delivery from 13,000 Feet Up – Xbox Wire

It’s a bird, it’s a plane it’s… no wait, it’s the Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle falling from the sky! Xbox, EA and DICE have teamed up for the wildest console release fans have seen yet to celebrate the launch of Battlefield V and the first Xbox One X Special Edition bundle.

Falling from 13,000 feet, American stunt performer and Nitro Circus’ very own Travis Pastrana showcased the brand-new Battlefield V-themed bundle while hitting a peak speed of 140 mph. Filmed in less than 55 seconds, Travis channeled the spirit of the series’ iconic heroes and became the first to jump head-first out of an airplane with an Xbox One X in hand. In the spirit of the #GiveWithXbox’s mission to bring the joy of gaming to everyone, we partnered with Operation Supply Drop to make a special delivery in Paisley, Florida to gift the bundle to retired Navy Corpsman, and longtime Xbox fan, Jeff Bartrom as a thank you for his service.

Enter mankind’s greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War II. Take on physical, all-out multiplayer with your squad in experiences like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive Battlefield yet. Xbox One X players get an even more heightened experience in 4K Ultra HD and HDR as an Xbox One X Enhanced title.

Access Battlefield V early with the Deluxe Edition today or jump into the action with the Standard Edition on Nov. 20. EA Access members can start playing a 10-hour trial of Battlefield V starting today. Be sure to keep checking back to Xbox Wire for other unique Xbox experiences!

Cisco pushes BroadSoft partners to sell Cisco phones, displays

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Cisco is encouraging the hundreds of service providers that sell BroadSoft cloud calling plans to start marketing Cisco phones and smartboards to their customers, a posture that threatens to undercut BroadSoft’s ecosystem of third-party hardware partners.

Cisco repeatedly touted its hardware onstage at the BroadSoft Connections conference this week. It was Cisco’s first time running the annual event since acquiring BroadSoft, a cloud PBX company, for $1.9 billion in February.

Cisco has added new device management and provisioning features to its desk phones on the BroadCloud portal. The tools will make it easier for IT administrators to assign phones to new employees and to customize the speed-dial buttons and other settings.

Cisco’s phones are also the only devices currently certified to work with a new offering — sold through service providers — that combines Cisco Webex Teams and BroadSoft’s cloud PBX.  

Meanwhile, the phone makers Polycom, Yealink and Grandstream each paid at least $130,000 to sponsor the BroadSoft Connections conference. They were among dozens of hardware and software vendors that showcased products at the conference expo.

David Li, CEO of Grandstream, said he had anticipated Cisco would make an effort to showcase its hardware at the event. Grandstream’s longtime partnership with BroadSoft service providers is a significant part of its business, he said.

“If they keep the ecosystem open, then it’s fine. We will just compete on the open market,” Li said. “But if they leverage the platform and make it a closed ecosystem — if that happens, that would be a concern.”

IPFone, a BroadSoft service provider based in Miami, currently offers Polycom and Yealink phones to its customers. But the company is now considering selling Cisco phones, possibly at the expense of the other two vendors.

“It looks like it’s easier to get a Cisco phone working with [BroadSoft] than any other brand,” said Ronald Cabrera, vice president of technology at IPFone. “In the future, we are thinking about implementing Cisco phones because of the integration and all these new features.”

Cisco also tried to convince BroadSoft partners to sell Webex Boards, large touchscreen devices for conference rooms. The product is designed for use with the Cisco Webex collaboration suite, which Cisco is beginning to package with BroadSoft deals.

Cisco will likely use the BroadSoft acquisition to sell more software, too. Andy Voss, co-founder and CEO of Sansay Inc., which makes session border controllers (SBCs), said he would be surprised if Cisco didn’t start pushing Cisco SBCs on BroadSoft partners.

“They are a sales machine,” Voss said. “The two takeaways from the conference are buy more Cisco products and buy them faster. If you heard any different, let me know.”

For Sale – I9 9900k

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    Have tray version of i9 9900k for sale new comes with 1 yr warranty.

    Price and currency: $625.00 USD
    Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
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    Location: Redwood city, ca, usa
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