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Skype explains why third-party apps and accessories will die in December


The latest message that pops up when you open Skype on your desktop could have dire consequences if you're using third-party apps and accessories with the VoIP service. Come December, Microsoft is scrapping the current programming language in favor of something a little more mobile device-friendly. The next version of Skype is being built with an eye toward improving call quality and making instant messaging on your not-computer more, well, instant. The downside is that accessories and apps using the nine year-old API's features will either lose some functionality or stop working completely. Can you hear that? It's the collective fist-shaking of anyone who uses an unofficial add-on for recording podcasts or interviews.

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