(KCBS) – Skype has released a new version of its program after some users were unable to sign in.
KCBS Technology analyst Larry Magid said it was a short-lived problem. The company provided manual instructions for people to fix it and did updates. Magid said it brings up a larger issue of what people do when a phone system goes down.READ MORE: Candlelight Display At Golden Gate Park Honors Millions Of Lives Lost To AIDS
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid:
About 170 million people worldwide use Skype regularly for calls. Magid said this means that if the lines go down for even a minute and people are relying on it, it’s a major disruption.READ MORE: COVID: Health Experts Analyzing Omicron Variant Before It Reaches U.S.
Other utilities are overseen by regulatory agencies, but Skype doesn’t have that.
Magid said he believes people should have an alternative method of making calls.MORE NEWS: CA Drought: New Marin Water Restrictions Catch Some Residents Off Guard
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