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What’s Your Dad’s Best Joke?

As we gear up for Father’s Day, we’d like to celebrate all things dad, including their… shall we say unique sense of humor. Whether your Dad’s jokes make you laugh or groan, submit one of his best, along with a photo of you both together to our Facebook app. We’ll be highlighting our favorites throughout the week, so … Read more

A Tale of Landlines, Mobiles and Group Calls

Skype is great for group calling, whether it’s audio only or you’re enjoying group video calls. You might also know that with Skype you can get great rates on making calls to landlines and mobiles. But wait, there’s more! Did you know that you can combine both of those things and have group calls that … Read more

Skype Goes Under Water

“My grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, would grab my hand and say to me ‘Allons Voir’ (lets go see). It is this insatiable curiosity that has been my most treasured inheritance.” -Fabien Cousteau. In October, Fabien Cousteau (grandson of famed explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau) will be leading a record-breaking marine expedition known as Mission 31 living underwater in … Read more

Montana-based Mamalode Brings Parenting Respite to the World, with Skype

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For many moms (and dads alike), “me-time” is rare and precious. With that in mind, a small business in Montana has created a place online where parents can escape throughout the day to find a slice of community and connection. And with the help of Skype, their rural surroundings are no barrier to business. Founder … Read more

Solving the Mysteries of the Universe and Using Skype

What’s a Higgs boson? No, it’s not a fancy British surname but rather the missing piece of the puzzle that helps us understand the sub-atomic world. Tentatively proven to exist just this spring, this particle could be the biggest scientific discovery of our time. Top physicists like Dr. Gabriella Sciolla aren’t able search for Higgs boson … Read more

3 Easy Steps to Creating a Skype in the classroom Lesson

School is almost out for summer, but not forever. While we can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from teachers across the globe, even with the summer break, a teacher’s work is truly never done as the next school year is only a few months away. Teachers, in your time off for the summer, … Read more

Which Skype Feature Should You Use?

Skype offers so many ways to communicate, but which one is right for you right now? The answer is… well, it depends. Are you in a room full of screaming kids? Are you rushing to get out the door (perhaps even sneaking out)? Are your hands too cold to type? Fortunately, we have a simple … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8: Tips for Success

Today’s a good day for advanced tips on Skype for Windows Phone 8. If you think I skipped a few chapters or are wondering where the starters tips are, fear not, I’ve got those covered too. So, what are these advanced tips? I’m glad you asked. In the tips below, we will cover: Multi-tasking during … Read more

Skype for Windows Desktop 6.5 with Easier Ways to Share and Add Contacts

Today we released a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. We’ve made the following improvements to make it easier to share with Skype for Windows desktop 6.5: Video Messaging We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.5 with Better Ways to Share and Call

Today we released a new version of Skype for Mac 6.5, making it easier to share and continuing to improve the quality of your experience. Video Messaging We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with contacts whether they’re on … Read more

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