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Flying In Mid-Air – Skype at the Aspen X Games

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It’s hard to deny the sense of exhilaration and excitement that comes from watching the Aspen XGames. The aerial grace, the heart-pounding jumps and tricks, and the sheer joy you can sense from the athletes is extraordinary to watch. To get you closer to the X Games, we’ve wrangled VIP access across the board for some … Read more

5 Questions for Fitness & #MilSO blogger HippyFitMom

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HippyFitMom is part of Moment Makers, a Skype community that celebrates the ways you use Skype to do what you love most. Whether you’ve got a big idea on what we can create together, or you simply want to share a moment you’ve made with Skype, we want to hear from you. Take a look … Read more

Giving Your Computer A Break with Skype for Windows Desktop 6.13

Today we have released version 6.13 of Skype for Windows desktop. Some of you have reported that your computer processor usage is high when Skype for Windows desktop is running with Chrome as your default browser. We’d like to let you know that we have identified and fixed the issues with this update. We’ve also … Read more

Managing Skype Notifications for Restful Moments

This age of information we find ourselves in is nothing if not wonderful. Whatever your interests and whoever your friends are, they’re never any further than the tips of your fingers. Sometimes, though, the flow of information can all become a little too much to handle. In those moments you’ll be glad to know there … Read more

Out With The Old, In With The New – Managing Your Skype History

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I use instant messages to remember important information. But I often see questions come through from users who are looking to delete single messages, entire chats or the contents of Skype Home. January is a good month for starting afresh so I’ll dedicate this post to telling you … Read more

Your New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight. Our Resolution: Lose Wait

Today we are releasing version 4.17 of Skype for iOS. Our users have been asking us to support push notifications, and we’ve worked hard to deliver. With this version, all your chat messages will now be pushed to your iPhones and iPads using Apple’s push notification network. This means we can deliver your messages in … Read more

Get a Smile, Share a Smile – and Win a Toshiba Encore Tablet!

What’s better than a smile? Sharing and spreading that smile. Last month New York City was transformed when passers-by were surprised by exchanging transatlantic laughs with folks in London. Take a look: But now we want to share those fantastic moments by giving away Toshiba Encore tablets…and we’re looking for you to put a smile … Read more

Skype’s Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the “Wow, I can see you on my computer” moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and … Read more

Skype Blog Restored, No Customer Information Compromised

On Jan. 1, 2014, we became aware of a targeted cyber-attack that led to access to Skype’s social media properties on Facebook, Twitter and this blog. We quickly reset the credentials used to manage these properties.  No user information was compromised, and Skype’s service was not affected. For more information about the steps we’re taking … Read more

Getting The Best Connection For Skype

Well the holidays are gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop handing out tips for you to get great quality Skype calls. Be sure to check the tips and tricks archive for recent tips on setting up the perfect Skype call, using the right tools for the job and more. As I’m sure … Read more

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