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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

How to Stand Out From the Skype Community Crowd

If you’re a regular reader I’m sure you’ve seen me mention the Skype Community before as the destination to talk about all things Skype. As this is the tips and tricks blog, though, it’s about time I gave you a few tips on how to get a little more out of it. These tips are … Read more

The Big Skype Call Quality Roundup

Recently I wrote a post about solving Skype sign-in problems which was requested in a poll on the Skype Community. A lot of you also asked for more information on improving quality of Skype calls though, and we don’t want you feeling left out. There is a lot of information available on this subject, so today … Read more

Under a Spell – Autocorrect Tips for Skype

With a recent release of Skype for Windows desktop we have started to roll out a new feature to some users on Windows 8 and above. Skype will now be able to use the spellcheck and autocorrect features of Windows 8 for your instant messages. Today I’ll be giving you a few tips on editing … Read more

The Simple Guide to Get Your Mother Started With Skype

Grandma

Modern people are always on the move and, increasingly, that means relocating far away from home. In 2011, 40% of Americans lived in a state other than where they were born and, in 2013, 3 million people in the UK moved house. I am one of these statistics; I live in California but my parents … Read more

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