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Skype 7.1 for Mac

Today we’re releasing Skype 7.1 for Mac, which now supports OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The full list of features and fixes include:   Features Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite support Enhanced group profile- making it easier to copy a link or to leave a group conversation   Fixed Issues Category Description Application Crash on video calls … Read more

Skype and Mrs.P take on 21st Century Storytelling

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Once upon a time, three successful entertainment industry veterans decided to use Skype to revive the art of children’s storytelling with a 21st century update. The trio – an actress, writer, and producer all well-versed in the art and power of storytelling – realized that they could help inspire a new generation of creators by … Read more

The Redesigned Skype for Windows Desktop

You’ve been waiting and now it’s here. A few weeks ago, we told you about the preview of Skype for Windows Desktop. Today, the final release of the improved Skype is here to download. You will enjoy the best of Skype: an easier way to chat, share and see photos, message and video calls side by side, … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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When distance is no longer a barrier; it’s amazing what we can accomplish. Everyday, Moment Makers delight us with their incredible Skype stories. This week, we’re celebrating three Moment Makers who use Skype to stay in touch with their better halves, cure homesickness, and even perform baffling magic tricks. While studying abroad in Bangladesh, AbuJafar … Read more

Bringing Interoperable Real-Time Communications to the Web

Together with the industry-leading expertise of Skype and Internet Explorer, we’re excited to announce development has begun on the ORTC API for WebRTC, a key technology to make Real-Time Communications (RTC) on the web a reality. We aim to make browser-based calls more convenient by removing the need to download a plugin. It’s all about … Read more

Moon Taxi – Live on the Skype Six Ones to Watch Tour

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Moon Taxi’s ethos has always been about keeping fans happy with our music and at shows. It is important for us to stay connected with them to keep building a close-knit Moon Taxi community. We can really feel the growth as we tour the country; going to a new city and hearing people sing along … Read more

How to use Skype for desktop Gaming

Reliable, secure communication is essential for any dedicated gamer, and with the latest version of Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux, we’ve got you and your teammates covered when it counts. While there are quite a few communication tools out there specifically for gaming, they’re not always easy to use. These tools often require time … Read more

Having some fun with Skype Qik

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Last week on the Big Blog you probably noticed our announcement of an all new Skype experience – Skype Qik. Dan and Pierro did a great job of covering why this is big step forward in the way you use Skype to keep in touch with your friends and family. I also think the app is very … Read more

JacksGap Follow Their Hearts to New York City

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A month ago, we partnered with JacksGap to create “Following Heart” – a three part video series that captures powerful, real-life Skype enabled stories. Today, Jack and Finn Harries have just launched the first episode, the story of Danielle Turano, a professional violinist and music teacher from Brooklyn. “Danielle has an incredible passion for music … Read more

Drawing Comes to Skype for Windows Phone

Today we’re excited to release Skype 2.24 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, which brings drawing to Skype for the first time! Get creative and draw on a canvas, add silly touches to a photo or draw the fastest route on a map and share it with your friends and family. Here’s the … Read more

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