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Skype 5.5 for iPhone: Answer Skype calls in an instant

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The newest version of Skype for iPhone takes advantage of extensions in iOS 8 to deliver interactive notifications. You can now answer voice and videos calls as well as jump right to text conversations to reply all from the lock screen and notification center. From the lock screen, swiping left on a notification will reveal … Read more

Skype teams up with JacksGap for a three-part video series, ‘Following Heart’

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Here at Skype, we’re always inspired by powerful Skype stories of how people overcome distance as an obstacle. With that said, we’re really excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Jack and Finn Harries, the talented filmmaking twins of JacksGap, to help us share three of these moving stories. From building long distance relationships … Read more

Helene Sula: Making the blogosphere a smaller place one Skype consultation at a time

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Helene Sula has been an avid Skype user for the last ten years, so when she needed a new tool for her blogging consultation business, she turned to Skype. Helene, the Skype Moment Maker and 27 year old Dallas native behind HeleneinBetween.Com, uses Skype to consult aspiring bloggers and small businesses about creating, growing and … Read more

How to adjust video size on Skype group calls

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The Skype Community is a place for asking questions and getting answers about Skype. I pop in there often to see what kind of questions users ask frequently that I can answer in a post like this. In this post I’m going to delve into one of those questions: How to control the separate video streams … Read more

Enriching the minds of Kibera’s youth through Skype

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Most people wouldn’t expect a class of students  in the heart of Kibera – Africa’s largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya – to travel the world. But with Skype, my class and I have become global virtual travelers . We do this every day using only a laptop and an unpredictable internet connection. Since discovering Skype in … Read more

Skype TX released to manufacturing – hardware partners announced

Back in April at NAB Las Vegas, we announced a new solution specifically designed for broadcasters allowing them to use Skype within production: Skype TX. Today, we’re delighted to announce its release to manufacturing whilst also welcoming three brand new hardware partners to the Skype family: NewTek, Quicklink and Riedel. Since we first announced the … Read more

Getting up to speed with Skype for Xbox One

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Skype is available on a wide variety of devices, so it can be a little difficult to keep you informed of every update for every device here on the Tips & Tricks blog. I’ve been particularly bad at keeping up with developments on Skype for Xbox One, which is a shame because the team have … Read more

Location Sharing comes to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 2.22 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, which brings location sharing to Skype for the first time!  Location sharing lets you have an even better chat experience on the go.  Seeing friends or family and want to tell them where to meet you?  Simply use this new … Read more

MKTO Wraps up the Ones to Watch with Skype Tour

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Hey what’s up guys, this is MKTO! We just wrapped up our Ones to Watch with Skype Tour. So crazy to look back at all the incredible things that have happened. Thanks to our fans, we’ve had so many firsts this summer – first Top 10 hit with “Classic”, first Certified Platinum Single in the … Read more

Changing the Game of Women’s Motocross

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As macho sports go, motocross is not far behind the likes of NFL, football, and boxing. “Currently, the motocross industry isn’t oriented toward female riders at all,” says Makenzi Wassenaar, founder of Motocross Ladies. “Many don’t even consider us to be real athletes – but we’re out to change that.” In a few short years, … Read more

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