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Travel Blogger Kristen Kellogg Takes Skype’s Instagram on a Caribbean Excursion

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Travel blogger and filmmaker Kristen Kellogg is the founder of the wanderlust website Border Free Travels. For one weekend, this wayfaring storyteller took our Instagram on a journey to the island of Anguilla for a travel bloggers conference and all the sun, sand and adventure that came with it. Before arriving on the island, she … Read more

Skype 5.10 for Android: Express Yourself in New Ways

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At Skype we take your feedback to heart and continuously make updates to improve your Skype experience. Today in Skype 5.10 for Android, we’re bringing you new ways to express yourself. Personalize your ringtone Customize incoming call sounds for a contact by selecting a ringtone from your device. In a conversation, tap the lower right and select “Ringtone … Read more

Capes, Geeks & Skype – Two Skype Sci-Fi Fans Take Their Passion to London

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This July Skype advocates Richey Marshall and David Molofsky took on all the cosplay madness that was the London Film & Comic Con, bringing sci-fi fans along for the ride through a Skype group chat. If you didn’t get a chance to see it all live, here are the highlights… Richey’s first mission was to … Read more

When Psychologists Use Skype

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A few weeks ago we highlighted 5 ways Skype can help simplify your life. In one of them we introduced you to Dr Joseph Burgo and today we are bringing you the in-depth story.   The life of a psychotherapist isn’t all leather couches and wood-paneled offices. Even after years of schooling, keeping a steady or growing … Read more

Quoting for Emphasis on Skype

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“The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864 Just because something looks like a quote doesn’t mean it’s 100% verified truth. But knowing who said what and when is still pretty useful, and it’s a feature of Skype’s instant messages that I find myself using a … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

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According to the International Organization for Migration, thousands of migrants attempting to escape conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa have drowned this year in the Mediterranean Sea. As the crisis continues to grow in the face of government inaction, a private organization has been formed to aid migrants. The Migrant Offshore … Read more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Instant messaging is great, of that there is no doubt. Having all your contacts at the tips of your fingers is an incredibly powerful communication tool. Sometimes, though, you can communicate something with a glimpse of a picture or a second of video which would take endless back and forth messages to explain. Luckily, when you’re … Read more

Yoga Gets Even More Flexible with Skype in the Classroom

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Pencils, protractors and playtime aren’t exactly the first things that people think about when they hear the word yoga. But for the 50 classrooms in kindergartens and schools across the United States, that’s just the case. Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, dozens of teachers have been able to connect with Yoga Foster — an … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Politically-Fueled Violence in Burundi

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Violence is erupting across the African nation of Burundi following the controversial reelection of President Pierre Nkurunziza. While many question the legitimacy of his reelection to a third five-year term, those openly opposing the decision fear for their lives as protestors and demonstrators face violent reprisal. Many activists who oppose Nkurunziza, such as poet Ketty … Read more

New Update: Skype 7.10 for Mac

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We’re pleased to announce Skype 7.10 for Mac which is focused on improving your video calling experience. The full list of fixed issues and known issues include: Fixed Issues Category Description Video Fixed stutter when Skype window is minimized during a video call. Video Fixed spinner which sometimes incorrectly appeared during a video call. Contacts … Read more

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