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More ways to stay active with Skype

Skype fit

How’s that new year’s resolution going? According to the University of Scranton, by the end of January, one in three people have given up completely, and two thirds of resolution makers duck out before reaching their goal. Ouch. And with almost 70% of those joining the resolution focusing on something health-related (Nielsen Insights) – Skype’s … Read more

Skype composes the perfect setting for musicians to collaborate

Music over Skype

English composer, Malcolm Arnold once said “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.” Combined with Skype, the communication possibilities are truly endless — take a look at our recent posts about blues harp harmonica and violin lessons over Skype, for example. Today we have the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Flint water crisis

VICE News

In the midst of a crippling water crisis in the city of Flint, protestors gathered on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building calling for the removal of Governor Rick Snyder who many feel has ignored the crisis for far too long. Armed with a cooler of bottled water labeled “Flint Water,” protestors expressed … Read more

Top tips for best audio quality

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A few months ago, we published a blog post on Skype call quality on mobile devices, and highlighted a list of the top-rated devices to use with Skype. Today we’d like to dive a little deeper into what you can do to improve the audio quality of your Skype calls by using USB and Bluetooth accessories. According … Read more

Antarctica calling

Skype in the Classroom

Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

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Since its launch in 2009, Skype in the Classroom has been a great way to create original and memorable learning experiences with teachers from all around the world – allowing students to encounter new experiences, meet new people, talk to experts and share ideas. We recently spoke to Kaytee Smith, Coordinator of e-Learning at the … Read more

To our gamers: IP will now be hidden by default in latest update

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Skype is fully committed to delivering as safe and secure of an experience as possible to our customers. We have recently introduced the ability to hide a Skype user’s IP address and we’ve set this as a default status in the latest versions of Skype. Starting with this update to Skype and moving forward, your … Read more

Be more productive on your phone with Skype for Android

Skype for Android

At Skype, we’re always trying to make it easier to help you stay closer with to your friends and family. We already have tools that make it easier for you to collaborate, such as group instant messaging, group video calls (coming soon to mobile), and file sharing. Today we’re excited to launch new features that … Read more

Get closer to your action sporting heroes with Skype at X Games Aspen 2016

Skype X Games

X Games are back for 2016 — and so are we. Skype is excited and proud to be going to Aspen to share the thrills, the gossip and the behind the scenes fun. This year, we plan to get you guys closer to the excitement and hang out with some of your favorite riders such … Read more

A simple way to inspire your workout buddies over a group video call

Skype invites

Whether you want to start a dance class, get together a book club, or even take a boxing lesson — it’s simple with Skype: just create a group chat and send a unique link to anyone you want via Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter or email. Even if they’re not in your Skype contacts or don’t … Read more

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