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Skype releases easy fix for Microsoft, Mac fix coming


Skype will issue an easy fix for Mac today following an outage yesterday. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

The company said it will release a fix for Macs today — though the more technically inclined can follow instructions posted on its site Thursday.

To get the Windows solution, simply download the latest version of Skype.

While Windows, Mac and Linux users were hit by the bug, those using Skype on their phones and televisions should not have been affected.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.

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