Tips & Tricks

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International travel this summer? Call home with Skype

Travelling the world is a great way to spend a summer vacation. But how do you call home without costing yourself enormous sums of money on roaming fees and calling cards? Fortunately, with Skype, it’s easy. Make a free voice or video call If the person you’d like to call has a Skype account, once … Read more

How to send a message with the least possible actions

It’s no secret that I consider the three core actions of Skype to be adding a contact, sending a message and making a call. Whenever a version of Skype gets a big update I always make sure to describe how to do those three things to get you settled in. But I jumped ahead of … Read more

How to update Skype on your mobile phone

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Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella last week outlined his vision for the future of the company; he said that Microsoft is the “productivity and platform company for…the mobile first world.” He imagines the world as full of screens of all sizes, and says that every home screen on every ecosystem should have some of Microsoft’s services, … Read more

Getting the Most out of Skype 5 for iPhone

In a recent post I took a step back and looked at the performing the three most important actions in Skype 5 for iPhone. It’s good to go back to basics after a big change, but there’s a lot more to the new version of Skype for iPhone. For starters, we’ve already released an update … Read more

Take it from the Top with Skype 5 for iPhone

Here on the Tips & Tricks blog I often focus on some of the less obvious features of Skype, the things you might not discover yourself. But whenever one of our versions of Skype goes through a big change I like to remind users how to do the basics before anything else. We recently released … Read more

Adding a contact with the least possible actions

You know that feeling, you’re running a few minutes behind schedule and you’ve arranged a Skype call with someone. You start up your computer and realize that you don’t have the person in your contact list and time is wasting. To help you out in just such circumstances, this next post in my Least Possible … Read more

The ultimate guide to acing a Skype job interview

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College has ended. Now what? Searching for a job is ridiculously stressful. But it doesn’t have to be, especially with help from someone who’s been in your shoes. Lauren Berger, founder of internqueen.com and Microsoft Windows spokesperson, shares insights on job-hunting in the digital age as well as how to land the career of your … Read more

Managing your Skype Status and Notifications on Multiple Devices

You might have recently spotted a guide to solving Skype sign-in issues on this blog, which was requested in a poll on the Skype Community. The response to the poll was overwhelming so we didn’t want to leave it at that. We ran another one of these polls recently and you asked to hear more … Read more

Master Skype on Multiple Devices with Chat Commands

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog then you probably know that I’m a huge of fan of chat commands and roles. I used them to explain how to manage your chats and they often pop up in tips on various subjects. So it probably won’t come as a surprise that I was excited … Read more

Handling Spam and Unwanted Contacts in Skype

It’s been some time since I visited the topic of spam calls and messages on Skype, but like a stubborn weed in a garden it’s a topic which keeps coming back. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the options to control who can contact you on Skype. Controlling who can … Read more

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