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Under a Spell – Autocorrect Tips for Skype

With a recent release of Skype for Windows desktop we have started to roll out a new feature to some users on Windows 8 and above. Skype will now be able to use the spellcheck and autocorrect features of Windows 8 for your instant messages. Today I’ll be giving you a few tips on editing … Read more

What Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day

You know how modern families are. We’re all really busy, we’re spread out all over the world, so it’s more important than ever that we keep family bonds with our loved ones strong. Over 40% of us won’t be able to spend time with our mums for Mother’s Day.  But lots of people have the … Read more

Challenge Laid Down; Challenge Met – Now You Pick the Winner

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Recently we laid down a challenge to all the Skype fashionistas. Their mission? To style an outfit around a pair of boyfriend jeans, and that challenge was well and truly met. We received a dizzying amount of excellent entries and the eight semi-finalists have been selected. It’s up to you, the fashion-conscious cognoscenti, to vote … Read more

Skype 4.7 for Android: Your Battery Is Breathing a Sigh of Relief

Sometimes a change you can’t see can make a huge difference. Imagine being able to leave Skype running on your phone all day without having to worry about your battery life. The Skype for Android team has been working to make that possible ever since we promised to improve your mobile experience back in July. … Read more

The Simple Guide to Get Your Mother Started With Skype

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Modern people are always on the move and, increasingly, that means relocating far away from home. In 2011, 40% of Americans lived in a state other than where they were born and, in 2013, 3 million people in the UK moved house. I am one of these statistics; I live in California but my parents … Read more

Give the Gift of Gab this St. Patrick’s Day

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The Irish gift of gab is the stuff of legend. Whether this talent for eloquent and persuasive talk is found in traditional folk tales, a conversation at the pub, or in the writings of Oscar Wilde, the Irish rightfully pride themselves in their flair for language. Adam Keating, who lives with his wife and 6-year-old … Read more

TED 2014 – Envision The Future of Music

The key message of every TED talk, conference or panel is ‘ideas worth spreading’. One person whose ideas are definitely worth spreading is multi-talented musician and Skype Music Moment Maker Frank Bell. Frank is a classically trained cellist who loves experimenting with numerous musical styles – funk, soul, pop, you name it. As he told … Read more

Skype for Xbox One Delivers an Enhanced Experience

Since we launched Skype for Xbox One* in November, we’ve been hard at work improving the living room experience for Skype users. Today we are excited to announce the first update to Skype for Xbox One, which brings several new features: #1 Improved Chat: We know that many of our users jump between using Skype … Read more

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Characters Assemble As Skype Icons

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Emoticons have been gracing Skype chats since 2004. You’ve told us you love these fun faces, expressions and icons because they add an extra flair to conversations, and you’re always clamoring for new additions. So, today, we’re excited to let you know that Skype emoticons are adopting new “hidden heroes” alter egos, transforming into characters … Read more

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