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Landing Your Skype Audition Like a Star

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 Cara Gargano is an owner of Cara G Casting, a company that casts and develops reality television shows. Cara is constantly using Skype to interview potential cast members for various programming. Check out her advice for scoring your dream role over a Skype Audition. No matter what, look your best!  You might have “woke up … Read more

Skype – The Best Kept Secret in Hollywood? 

The 87th Academy Awards are this weekend, and once again, an Oscar nominee has landed the role thanks to the help of Skype. Rosamund Pike, up for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Amy Dunne in “Gone Girl,” was on-location in Northern Scotland when she first talked with director David … Read more

What else can you do with a Microsoft account?

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In a recent post I spent some time talking about the very first steps in Skype. I mentioned that users who don’t have a Skype Name yet should consider signing up for a Microsoft account and using that to sign in to Skype. If you’re a seasoned Skype user you might have skipped over that … Read more

Skype Brings the Past to the Future in Today’s Classrooms

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In this week’s Guest Blog from Skype in the Classroom, we meet Sarah Shaw, an employee at The British Library who uses Skype to help students collaborate and learn about history. In November 2014 I came to work at the British Library as a Project Manager for an innovative new learning resource, bridging the 800th anniversary … Read more

What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype to get both students and teachers excited about education. For the latest from Shannon, check out her Blog, Twitter and Instagram. My story of using Skype … Read more

Qik 1.4: Share your videos with even more people in more places

With every update, we are working hard to give you more ways to use and share the clips you record in Qik. Your videos are yours, and you should be able to do whatever you want with them. Now you can share them to your favorite app or social network right from within Qik, without … Read more

Help Skype Help You, and Improve Skype Support

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Have you ever used Skype’s Support site? If you have, you’ll know it’s home to hundreds of FAQs and guides to help you get everything out of Skype. It’s an important asset for all our users and we’re keen to make sure it does everything you need it to do. For that reason, we’re going … Read more

Using Skype to Catch up with Pets

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We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to keep in touch with your pets no matter where you are or what device you’re using. To help show an example of how families use Skype to catch up with their pets, we met up with Lilly and followed her to the pet … Read more

Skype 5.2 for Android – Share Photos with Offline Contacts

Many of you already use Skype for Android to share photos on the go – be it a cute baby, a world wonder, or selfies. With today’s release of Skype 5.2 for Android, we just updated photo sharing to make it an even simpler and more integrated experience. Send photos to your contacts – online … Read more

A Valentine’s Gift from Us to You

This Valentine’s Day, show your Valentine how much you care with these printable emoticons. We would’ve also sent the printable chocolates we had, but honestly, our blog team ate them all. We hope the below can make some sparks fly IRL. Read more

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