Transitioning to Windows 8 isn't easy, but these apps can help.
Microsoft bought Skype last year for a staggering $8.5 billion, so it's no surprise that Redmond would make an extra effort to fuse the ubiquitous VoIP service with Windows 8. A free download in the Windows Store, Skype
integrates nicely with the new UI. For instance, when you pin a contact to the Start screen, you can click or tap that person's photo to start a video or voice call, a chat session or send an SMS text via Skype. And unlike Apple's insular iMessage and FaceTime apps, Skype works across multiple software platforms, including Windows, iOS, Mac and Android.
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