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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

The 6 Best Reasons to Stay up After Midnight on #NYE

1) The dancing just isn’t done yet. Unless you have kids, are among the 1% of people who were able to find a babysitter for New Years Eve, and said babysitter has to go home at 12:01 AM, we can’t think of any non-emergency-related reason to stop dancing after midnight, after 1 AM (or 2 … Read more

Track Santa With Skype!

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How does Santa Claus manage to visit so many houses in a single night? Where is he now? How much longer until he gets here? Since 1955, resourceful parents have answered their children’s Santa questions by tracking St. Nick’s journey on North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (“NORAD’s”) array of radar, jets, and satellites. This year, … Read more

Skype Acts As Conduit for Diverse Learners to Aid Students with Disabilities

College can be tough, especially between classes, study time, work and family obligations. It can be even tougher for those with additional challenges like a learning disability. Enter Diverse Learners — an organization that provides support services to university students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, mental health issues or other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia — … Read more

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