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Must Read: Touching German Couple Gives the Gift of Music Over Skype

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Dr. Klaus Röse and Marita Frehse (aka Jo & Josephine) are a talented, touching German duo who—via the power of Skype and their heartwarming harmonies—bring live tunes to the ears of eager listeners everywhere. Alongside teaching and hosting their own hit show on television, the musicians have performed at weddings and parties, as well as … Read more

Putting Face to Face and Pen to Page – Writers Use Skype to Redefine ‘Working Together’

Web designer, international fashion model, writer, seven ancient wonder chaser, and fervent Skype user, Mark Perini has quite the growing resume, especially since the release of Halfway Perfect – the novel he co-wrote with author Julie Cross. He’s here to tell us exactly what co-writing a book entails, and the role that Skype played in … Read more

Tackling Climate Change: One Student at a Time

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This past fall, I found myself in a tiny school in the South Pacific surrounded by thirty giggling elementary school students. I was on a journalistic assignment to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati with my partner, award-winning photojournalist Gianluca Panella. It was the beginning of our special journey to the front lines of climate change, an … Read more

Skype Moments of the week

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Every Skype call tells a story. Whether it’s a question waiting to be answered or a special moment waiting to be shared, each call is as unique and memorable as the people on it. Throughout April, we celebrated the many ways people use Skype to share memories, ideas and stories. Skype helped Jun Song stay … Read more

How to create a Mother’s Day treat on Skype

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Why don’t you take to Skype this year for a little Mother’s Day treat? I’m sure you didn’t need me to remind you that Mother’s Day is coming up soon (and if you did, then you’re welcome) but a few pointers on creating a special Skype session probably wouldn’t go amiss. So let’s get to … Read more

What can Skype do for me?

Today I’m going to take Skype’s features and show how they can be useful in anyone’s life.  Let’s get started! Do you have any friends or family who live abroad? Our most famous feature is probably our free video calling, one-to-one or in a group. If you’ve tried it then you know what a difference it makes … Read more

Born to Explore over Skype

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For “Born to Explore” executive producers Mercedes Velgot and Richard Wiese, their mantra encompasses much more than traveling the world to capture a few wild creatures on film. “Sure,” Richard explains, “we look at a lot of animals—we see a lot of beautiful places—but really, we’re very inclusive of cultures. We feel that part of … Read more

24 Hour Skype-a-thon

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  Have you ever wanted to learn from other people around the world? Students from Pine Valley Elementary who participated in our 24 hour Skype-a-thon did just that. We talked to classes around the world on Skype for 24 hours straight to reach students in 26 different countries. I started using Skype in the classroom … Read more

Calling phones from Skype, the easy way

Have you ever called a landline or mobile from Skype? I’m sure a lot of you have, but there are also plenty of users who only know Skype for its free video calls. Whether you’re new to calling phones or it’s old-hat to you, there are a few tricks to managing phone numbers in Skype … Read more

Perfecting the Video Call Portrait

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Elisa Perez, a talented, Skype-loving painter takes portraits a step into the future. Her most recent project, called Screen Face, portrays people as they catch up with loved ones over Skype video calls. “The idea for the project started while I was doing an Erasmus course in Brussels. Most contact with friends and family back … Read more

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