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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

Top 5 Skype Tips for New Parents

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Parents of newborns are often too busy changing diapers and trying to find moments of shut-eye to realize that they’ve essentially become the publicists standing between an infant celebrity and a paparazzi of extended family and friends that wants in on every detail.   That’s where Skype comes in. Skype can play numerous roles in introducing the new addition(s) to the rest of the clan. It can overcome … Read more

Skype Across the Frozen Oceans

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Expedition educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop has a passion for education and ocean science. A former school teacher, he founded the Digital Explorer program to bring his two loves together by sharing his expeditions in the Frozen Oceans with classrooms across the globe using technology. Jamie’s passion for being out on the ocean is palpable as he describes the remote region … Read more

A Blogger’s Journey from Beauty to Philanthropy

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The beauty industry is better known for making world-class cosmetics than for compassion for the underprivileged. Indeed, we’ve all heard that beauty is only skin deep. However, hyper-connected beauty blogger Lara Eurdolian is out to upend your expectations. New York-based Lara spends most of her days blogging about the ins and outs of beauty trends … 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

Using Skype to Check in With Pets When You’re Away

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Our Pet Brand Ambassador Paris Permenter loves her furry friends, but being an in-demand speaker and successful author means she often has to leave them behind when she travels. Keeping in touch and checking on how they’re doing isn’t a problem though—she just starts a Skype video call. Sure, we might write “Wish you were … Read more

Kid Ink Fans Create Skype Moments on the Ones To Watch with Skype Tour

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Every musician dreams of becoming the next big sensation. The Ones To Watch with Skype tour showcases some of the hottest up-and-coming artists on their journeys to achieve stardom – and Skype is bringing fans along for the ride.   When Kid Ink set off on tour across North America, Skype enabled some Moment Makers … Read more

Skype for Modern Windows 2.8: Getting Easier to Use

We have released a new version of Skype for modern Windows. We’ve been focused on making the application easier to use. There’s a tighter feel to the hub – the modern Skype is designed for touch but we know a lot of our users have mouse and keyboard devices. As a result we are tightening … Read more

6 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day across The Miles

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Celebrating Mother’s Day when you live far away from family isn’t easy, but with a little creativity you can overcome the miles. When I left my family in Chile 17 years ago, I didn’t realize how much I would miss being close to loved ones on special dates like Mother’s Day. This year, my mom … 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

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