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Digging deep in the 2014 layout of Skype for Mac

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You might have seen that last week I touched upon some frequently asked questions regarding the new Skype layout. They mostly focused on Skype for Windows desktop, so today I thought I’d take a moment to look at some of the options for controlling the layout in Skype for Mac. If you haven’t already got … Read more

Keeping in Touch is as Easy as Pie

Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Kwanza. Christmas. Family traditions, like a good meal, are always better when shared. Sometimes overpriced flights, work, and weather can get in the way of holiday season sharing, but luckily we here at Skype have you covered. Skype Music Ambassador Frank Bell says that, “Cooking is a social thing, so if more people … Read more

Skype and Western Union are working together to spread holiday cheer

Whether it’s getting that last minute flight home for the holidays or buying a few extra gifts this year, your friends and family will breathe a huge sigh of relief when you call to tell them the money’s on its way. Now the holidays will be even more festive with extra moments of togetherness courtesy … Read more

Date Night with Skype

The holidays are just around the corner—making time spent apart from your sweetie all the more sensitive. But don’t despair! With Skype as a third-party means of keeping in touch, you can hone in on your honey—no matter far away they are. After all—nothing says “Thinking of you,” like a sweet stream of texts, instant … Read more

Frankie Ballard: The Skype Six is a Helluva tour

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My favorite part about what I do is being out on the road touring, I definitely feel more at home on the road than I do in Nashville. The energy is awesome.  Being out on tour makes me feel like I have a purpose. During the little downtime I have I usually work on the … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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Halloween is the only day of the year where you can become anyone or anything – including your favorite Skype emoticon. When we saw the creative ways people were using Skype to heighten their Halloween 2014 festivities, we couldn’t help but feature some of our favorites as Skype Moments of the week. The Partners of … Read more

Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)

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Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video. In this time we’ve made Skype available on computers, mobile phones, TVs and even games consoles. Expanding to different platforms has helped us grow to over 2 billion daily minutes (that’s over 33 … Read more

Talking food on Skype

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Skype Food Ambassador Tom Le Mesurier is an expat living in Brazil. Originally from England, he moved to South America after meeting the love of his life. Fascinated by Brazil’s food and culture, he founded the local food blog, Eat Rio. Tom shares his passion for food and his adopted home city by giving food … Read more

Getting to grips with the 2014 Skype layout

A few weeks ago I told you about instant message formatting, one exciting new feature of the updated layout of Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac. I didn’t go into any further detail at the time because I wasn’t sure what hurdles, if any, you might run into. Since then I’ve been listening … Read more

Video Message Truth or Dare with Skype Sci-Fi Ambassador

Watch out, truth or dare isn’t reserved for middle school slumber parties any more. Your next dare might be coming to a mobile device near you. Recently, Skype’s bold Sci-fi Ambassador  Jonathan London, managed to take truth or dare to the comic convention floor with the help of Skype in between writing the Miami Vice … Read more

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