Amazon Echo and Google Home want to be your new house phone
Several privacy and technical concerns need to be addressed before that can happen.
Signal tries its hand at encrypted video and voice calling
The beta Android release lets you take encrypted conversations beyond text.
Skype translations now work with calls to phone lines
So long as you're a Windows Insider, that is.
You don't need to sign in to use Skype anymore
Microsoft's VOIP service can now be used without an account.
Ask, and Siri will make Skype calls for you
The VoIP app's latest update adds a handful of iOS 10-specific features.
Facebook Messenger calls look like regular calls on iOS 10
Facebook Messenger has harnessed Apple's Callkit to drive another nail in the coffin of your mobile network.
Apple's iOS 10 will transcribe voicemails and show calls made in apps
You'll now see when someone's ringing you from third-party apps in the lockscreen and favorites.
Skype's chat bots come to Macs and the web
You can talk to AI helpers in more places.
Skype gets HoloLens support and help from Cortana
Microsoft's communication app is introducing AI and augmented reality.