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Skype Joins the Windows 8.1 Start Screen Line-Up

Skype will be front-and-center in Windows 8.1 – from the very first time you turn on your PC! We’re thrilled to announce that Skype will join the powerful offering of apps and services built-into Windows 8.1. This is fantastic news for both Skype and Windows users. Now you don’t have to download your favorite app to stay in … Read more

Cooking Up Business with Skype

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Here on the Workspace blog, we talk about ways to improve your business and professional life with the help of technology. We believe nearly any business can benefit by offering virtual services, whether it helps you reach new clients, open a new line of business or simply live life the way you want. With that … Read more

Online ou offline, eis a questão

Ultimamente, têm aparecido muitas perguntas no Suporte da Skype sobre os ícones de status (ou presença) e o estado online/offline dos contatos. Por que o botão de vídeo está esmaecido e não consigo clicar nele? O que significa quando o ícone à esquerda do nome de um contato está amarelo? E o que é aquele … Read more

How to Identify and Avoid New “Phishing” Scams

Your online security is important to Skype. Though no matter how much we do on our end, it’s also essential for you, as a Skype user, to stay vigilant and check the Skype Community if you suspect a scam. Last year, we published a blog on how to identify and avoid “phishing” scams. In these all-to-common online swindles, … Read more

Make a Splash: Pippa Shares How to Give a Surfer-Style Makeover!

Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher goes from beach bum to surfer dude with a style refresh, courtesy of Lifestyle Expert Pippa Lord and surf-style authorities, the Faherty Brothers. Surfing is hotter than ever this summer, but even if you don’t know how to hang 10, you still can create a stylish wave. Pippa chatted with Mike and … Read more

A New Face for a Familiar Skype Community

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, Shakespeare once said. This week we’re launching an update to the Skype Community which brings with it a whole new look and feel. However, like Shakespeare’s rose, the essence of our community is still there; the Skype Community is driven by its members. On top … Read more

5 consejos para padres que usan Skype

Una llamada puede hacerte sentir mucho más cerca de la familia cuando estás lejos de casa. Hoy os dejamos algunos consejos para aquellos padres que viajan, o tienen horarios que hacen difícil compatibilizar la vida en familia: Marca un horario. Al viajar por trabajo la jornada laboral puede ocupar todo tu tiempo y dificultar la … Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad, Version 4.10

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.10. Latest improvements: ✓ Audio and video call quality and stability improvements. ✓ Make HD (720p) quality video calls from your iPhone 5 or iPad 4 (iOS devices with Retina display). ✓ A new, easier to use country code selector on the … Read more

Skype Helps Bring Uberpong’s Ping-Pong Dreams to Life

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London’s famous inclement weather causes frequent nightmares for travelers, but it helped fuel David Lowe’s entrepreneurial dreams. “I am a big tennis player but I’d often get rained out,” explains Lowe. “So we’d come inside and play table tennis. But the aesthetics turned me off. We’d be in a murky green room using red and … Read more

Mastering the Status Quo

Recently I’ve seen several questions and comments around Skype Support that have to do with status and the online/offline state of contacts. Why is the video call button being pale green and unclickable? What does it mean when the icon left of a contact’s name is yellow? Just what is that little orange dot to … Read more

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