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New Skype

By Netfox ยท 10 replies
Dec 26, 2018
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  1. Yo guys!
    I prefer using e-Chat as a main messenger, but I still have some work contacts in Skype, which I don't really like much and it takes a lot of space on my mobile device. But yesterday I found a Lite version of Skype in Play Market, which seems to use much less space than the main version. But it's a kind of beta testing now.
    Have you tried it, is it safe to try that version? Or it's better not to experiment with it and force my contacts to install e-Chat?
     
  2. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 168   +11

    I would not use any beta product as it may have really serious security bugs.
    Wait till it'll be fully released and then try it.
    I hope that new skype version will not use phone storage to store data of the app.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,791   +1,508

    Try the browser version of "Hangouts"
     
  4. Netfox

    Netfox TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 87   +8

    The point is that I need to use it on my phone as I don't have my notebook on me all the time and I have to be online almost 24 hours each day. So I need an app that will not eat all my phone memory.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,791   +1,508

    There's an app too, at least for iPhones
     
  6. Netfox

    Netfox TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 87   +8

    I know, but that app takes a lot of phone space and it annoys me. I have to delete other programs in order to install Skype. That's why I'm asking about lite beta version.
     
  7. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 168   +11

    That's because Skype and similar crappy apps store all the data in your phone memory instead of cloud storage which is really annoying.
     
  8. Netfox

    Netfox TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 87   +8

    And do you think that cloud storage is safe? There were too many cases of stealing the data from different cloud services. I think it's also not the best decision.
     
  9. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 168   +11

    No, I mean even cloud storage is not safe.
    But there is no other option as we live in digital era already.
    Or you can imagine to store data on paper sheets?
     
  10. Netfox

    Netfox TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 87   +8

    There is always dark sides of each evolution step.
    Storing data on papers might be safe if they will not be lost or fired.
    On the other hand, none can provide security for cloud storage as it's starts with servers which also can be destroyed.
     
  11. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 168   +11

    Agree with you here.
    We can only control over its usage and improve it.
     

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