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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

Lauren Berger

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

Skype File Transfer with the Least Possible Actions

Welcome to the second installment in a new series of Tips & Tricks. The ‘Least Possible Actions’ series sets out to teach you the easiest way to perform common actions with Skype. In the first installment of this series I talked about starting a Skype call. Today I’ll show you the easiest way to send … Read more

Get Started With Skype Essentials

Skype is well known for its ability to put you face to face with your nearest and dearest on a video call. But our passion for video as a way to communicate goes further than that and that’s why we’ve created a new set of guides called Skype essentials. We made the Skype essentials videos … Read more

Using Automatic Answering To Keep An Eye On Things

On the Skype Community, foxvalleyspirit recently shared a story about how they keep in contact with their pets during their holidays. It’s a great story and it also shows a little known feature of Skype that you could put to some creative uses – the ability to automatically answer Skype calls and turn on your … Read more

Least Possible Actions to Start a Call on Windows

Today I’d like to do things a little differently and introduce a new series of posts here on Tips & Tricks. The new series is called Least Possible Actions (LPA) and in it I’ll be taking some common Skype tasks and explaining how to do them with as little time and effort as possible. The … Read more

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