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A Few Helpful Bookmarks for Skype

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There is a lot of helpful information out there on how to get the most out of Skype (including the one you’re currently reading – Skype Tips & Tricks) so we thought we’d give you a run-down of some of our favorite pages you might want to bookmark. Chat commands and roles These chat commands … Read more

How to Care for Your New TRex – Illustrated with Emoticons

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It started with Ninja Cat, an inside joke among some Windows team members. Then, like any clever creature, it eventually evolved into its current form, Ninja Cat riding a TRex. Because of course it did. Now Skype is carrying the TRex torch by giving this pair the secret emoticon treatment in Skype. Got our latest … Read more

The Birthday Party of the Century over Skype

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When it comes to Skype bringing people together, this story takes some beating. Recently, we heard about Nicole Pirshafiey’s amazing plans to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 100th birthday. With a family that spans many generations, not to mention numerous locations — bringing together everyone for this momentous occasion seemed impossible. Nicole explains, “My great-grandmother, Amor Macias, … Read more

Going Off the Grid for a While? Skype’s Got Your Back!

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Last week we brought you some tips to get the most out of Skype while traveling abroad. Sometimes, however, you might just be completely off the grid so today we’ll be looking at ways you can use Skype to keep your contacts in the loop while you’re away. Set a mood message before you go … Read more

Skype Helps a Mother-Daughter Team Shine a Little Light to the World

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Marla & Kasha Slavner are a mother/daughter duo from Toronto, Canada who’ve seen the world and are now working to change it for the better. Here, Kasha – a Skype Social Good Moment Maker tells us about what her and her mom have been up to, what’s coming next, and how they’ve taken Skype along … Read more

LIVE! A Q&A Event with Our Skype Experts

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Upcoming travel plans? Friends and family scattered around the globe looking for ways to stay in touch without breaking the bank? Skype has got your back! Our experts are gathering to share tips and answer your questions on subscriptions and Skype Numbers. Tomorrow, July 23rd at 05:00 PM BST / 12:00 PM EDT / 09:00 AM PDT the Skype … Read more

Skype 5.6 for Android: A Refreshed Look Brings a More Delightful Experience

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When it comes to product design and user experience, the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. Today’s Skype 5.6 for Android is a great example, bringing you a bunch of visual refreshes to make Skype even more beautiful to look at and even easier to use. See more chats at a glance When you … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Latin America, Mexico and the Escape of ‘El Chapo’

The recent escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison in Mexico is making international headlines. El Chapo, the figurehead of the multi-billion dollar drug organization known as the Sinaloa cartel, escaped through a network of tunnels on July 11, 2015 marking his second escape from a federal prison. As the … Read more

5 Unique Ways Skype Simplifies Your Life

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Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but found that the best teacher lives in another state? Maybe your favorite doctor only has availability while you’re on your lunch break—but how do you travel back and forth to the office and eat your lunch? Well, there’s a world of services available via Skype … Read more

Taking Skype with You on Your Vacation

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No matter where you’ll be getting your much-needed R&R this year, Skype would love to come along! Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get more out of Skype while traveling. Use Skype for Web from any computer If you need access to Skype while on the move, check out Skype for … Read more

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