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Skype is testing new experiences on Windows desktop and Mac

When we launched Skype for Windows 8 back in October 2012, we set out on a journey to deliver a modern Skype experience designed for today’s communication needs. The journey continued onto different platforms, including Windows Phone and Android, and the time has come to turn our attention to the Skype desktop clients. With this … Read more

Sasquatch 2014 is coming, and Skype is letting fans be part of the show

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Have you ever dreamed of being on stage in front of a crowd of passionate fans? Skype is giving you the chance to make your own musical debut— at Sasquatch! Music Festival. If you’ve never experienced Sasquatch, you’re in for a real treat because Skype is giving you the opportunity to become part of the … Read more

A New Snap Experience for Skype for Xbox One

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In the last few months, we’ve been hard at work to make the updates to Skype for Xbox One* you’ve been asking for. We’ve heard your feedback, and today, we’re happy to share that Skype for Xbox One now offers a new Snap calling experience. As you’ll remember, Snap makes it possible to experience two … Read more

Handling Spam and Unwanted Contacts in Skype

It’s been some time since I visited the topic of spam calls and messages on Skype, but like a stubborn weed in a garden it’s a topic which keeps coming back. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the options to control who can contact you on Skype. Controlling who can … Read more

Top 5 Skype Tips for New Parents

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Parents of newborns are often too busy changing diapers and trying to find moments of shut-eye to realize that they’ve essentially become the publicists standing between an infant celebrity and a paparazzi of extended family and friends that wants in on every detail.   That’s where Skype comes in. Skype can play numerous roles in introducing the new addition(s) to the rest of the clan. It can overcome … Read more

Skype Across the Frozen Oceans

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Expedition educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop has a passion for education and ocean science. A former school teacher, he founded the Digital Explorer program to bring his two loves together by sharing his expeditions in the Frozen Oceans with classrooms across the globe using technology. Jamie’s passion for being out on the ocean is palpable as he describes the remote region … Read more

A Blogger’s Journey from Beauty to Philanthropy

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The beauty industry is better known for making world-class cosmetics than for compassion for the underprivileged. Indeed, we’ve all heard that beauty is only skin deep. However, hyper-connected beauty blogger Lara Eurdolian is out to upend your expectations. New York-based Lara spends most of her days blogging about the ins and outs of beauty trends … Read more

Skype File Transfer with the Least Possible Actions

Welcome to the second installment in a new series of Tips & Tricks. The ‘Least Possible Actions’ series sets out to teach you the easiest way to perform common actions with Skype. In the first installment of this series I talked about starting a Skype call. Today I’ll show you the easiest way to send … Read more

Using Skype to Check in With Pets When You’re Away

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Our Pet Brand Ambassador Paris Permenter loves her furry friends, but being an in-demand speaker and successful author means she often has to leave them behind when she travels. Keeping in touch and checking on how they’re doing isn’t a problem though—she just starts a Skype video call. Sure, we might write “Wish you were … Read more

Kid Ink Fans Create Skype Moments on the Ones To Watch with Skype Tour

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Every musician dreams of becoming the next big sensation. The Ones To Watch with Skype tour showcases some of the hottest up-and-coming artists on their journeys to achieve stardom – and Skype is bringing fans along for the ride.   When Kid Ink set off on tour across North America, Skype enabled some Moment Makers … Read more

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