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Make a Splash: Pippa Shares How to Give a Surfer-Style Makeover!

Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher goes from beach bum to surfer dude with a style refresh, courtesy of Lifestyle Expert Pippa Lord and surf-style authorities, the Faherty Brothers. Surfing is hotter than ever this summer, but even if you don’t know how to hang 10, you still can create a stylish wave. Pippa chatted with Mike and … Read more

A New Face for a Familiar Skype Community

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, Shakespeare once said. This week we’re launching an update to the Skype Community which brings with it a whole new look and feel. However, like Shakespeare’s rose, the essence of our community is still there; the Skype Community is driven by its members. On top … Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad, Version 4.10

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.10. Latest improvements: ✓ Audio and video call quality and stability improvements. ✓ Make HD (720p) quality video calls from your iPhone 5 or iPad 4 (iOS devices with Retina display). ✓ A new, easier to use country code selector on the … Read more

Skype Helps Bring Uberpong’s Ping-Pong Dreams to Life

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London’s famous inclement weather causes frequent nightmares for travelers, but it helped fuel David Lowe’s entrepreneurial dreams. “I am a big tennis player but I’d often get rained out,” explains Lowe. “So we’d come inside and play table tennis. But the aesthetics turned me off. We’d be in a murky green room using red and … Read more

Mastering the Status Quo

Recently I’ve seen several questions and comments around Skype Support that have to do with status and the online/offline state of contacts. Why is the video call button being pale green and unclickable? What does it mean when the icon left of a contact’s name is yellow? Just what is that little orange dot to … Read more

Friend of Skype, Pippa Lord, the Ultimate Lifestyle Expert

Guest blogger Pippa Lord is the Editor in Chief of Sous Style and a Friend of Skype. Hey, let me introduce myself! My name is Pippa Lord. I’m so excited to be a Friend of Skype (F.O.S.) because I’m all about the ‘work smart, not hard’ approach to life and Skype is my go-to power tool. … Read more

Skype Video Messaging Asks Simon About the Upcoming 1D Album, His Quirky Habits & More

Using the power of Skype’s exciting new video messaging feature, thousands of teens across the UK and US recorded their questions for Simon Cowell, asking the legendary music and TV mogul everything from career advice to the latest on the world’s hottest boy band, One Direction. So what did the world’s most notorious talent judge … Read more

Jason Zone Fisher Gives You the Backstage Pass You’ve Always Wanted

Guest Blogger Jason Zone Fisher is Skype’s new Correspondent. I am fired up to be Skype’s new Pop Culture Correspondent. It’s a dream job, and the best part: I’ll bring you with me everywhere I go – from Hollywood premieres to Comic-Con to the sidelines of a football game. If I have a backstage pass, … Read more

Light Yourself Like a Pro on Video Calls

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Whether it’s a client call, new business presentation or staff meeting, when you communicate via a webcam it’s important to put your best face forward. Proper lighting can help you make a great impression – and you don’t have to be an expert camera operator to do it right. We’ve gathered four tips from Skype … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – Version 2.9

Today we’ve released an update for Skype for Windows Phone 8. In this release we’ve focused on quality and performance improvements as we continue to build a great app that puts conversations first. Alongside this, we’ve incorporated user feedback and made improvements to the way contacts are managed, and the Skype home screen layout. The … Read more

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