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Skype for iPad makes its TV debut

Last week on the popular TV Show in the United States “Hot in Cleveland” we saw the hilarious cast take full advantage of Skype for iPad while gabbing in their living room. While three of the characters caught up on life over a glass of wine, they got a video call from their friend who was away in Europe using Skype on their iPad, which was then conveniently propped up on their coffee table for all to see! Seeing Skype for iPad on television got us thinking, what are some other fun ways to use Skype on the iPad?

With the large iPad screen that can be used in either landscape or portrait view, the iPad is ideal for those who are on-the-go, whether in their personal lives or business lives, and want to see their long-distance friends in a bigger way. Just last week, after Skype for iPad launched, I thought it would be a lot of fun to Skype video call into my friend’s birthday party. Because I was away on vacation, I couldn’t make it to her birthday bash, but didn’t want to miss out on all the fun. Easily enough, Skype for iPad allowed me to see my friends on the big screen and take part in all the festivities.

For families who are away from home on vacation and decided not to pack their bulky laptop, why not use the dual cameras and large screen to talk to grandma and grandpa while lounging on the hotel couch? Or, with the first day of college approaching for many students around the world, why not meet your roommate through Skype, from the convenience of your home, to get a head-start on being friends? The convenience of the iPad allows users, no matter what status they are in life, to have the best of both worlds with the high quality and large picture, all in the thin and easy to pack iPad.

What are some fun or interesting ways you use Skype on your iPad? Leave a comment and let us know.

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