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Skype tips for selfie fans

Like I mentioned in my recent post about where to find new contacts – Skype is used by a huge variety of people. Different people are also likely to use Skype in different ways depending on their needs. To help address those needs I wrote Skype tips for frequent flyers and Skype tips if you’re … Read more

Fabien Cousteau takes North London students on a dive in the North Atlantic 

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The beauty of Skype in the classroom is that it truly takes the world and puts it into my students’ reach.  Although my students live in London, many of them rarely leave their local borough of Enfield. And some have no recollection of ever doing so. I find that school trips are tough to organise … Read more

Bicycle startup gears up with group video calling

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People say that manufacturing in America is a thing of the past. They say that we no longer make things here. Two young entrepreneurs from Bellingham, Washington, disagree. Not only have Josh Bechtel and Gabe Starbuck created a successful manufacturing startup out of thin air, but they’ve created an innovative redesign of one of the world’s … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone with the least possible actions

After a pleasant two weeks spent pondering the nature of Skype and the location of Skype contacts, it’s time to get back down to earth with some step by step tips. Today I’d like to introduce Windows Phones to the Least Possible Actions series, but I’m going to do so with a twist. So far, … Read more

MKTO and Skype give fans the thrill of a lifetime

To an adoring fan, the distance between them and their favorite pop sensation seems enormous. At Skype, we look for new ways to bridge those gaps and bring people closer together. That’s why we brought pop duo MKTO face-to-face with some of their biggest fans with the help of group video calls and Skype on mobile … Read more

Making classroom magic with Mystery Skype

The magic of Mystery Skype can be discovered in a myriad of ways.  Sometimes you don’t even see the trick; it just manifests itself right before your eyes. Allow me to share an example from my 5th grade classroom. Before Mystery Skype my students never considered themselves or their lives to be of much interest … Read more

Skype Chat notifications rebuilt around you

We all go through our days hoping our phone will buzz or beep or ring to let us know someone is thinking about us. Or something important is happening. Or OMG you have to see this video. But it can get a bit much. Especially when you have the same app running in lots of … Read more

Teaching Grandma and Grandpa to use Skype

Family means everything to Tristan Sacrey. The 17-year-old has never lived more than 10-minutes away from his maternal grandparents and has never spent more than a week away from them at a time. Last week, he made the nine-hour drive from his home outside of Toronto to start his first semester at Sault College in … Read more

Where to find people to talk to on Skype

In-case you missed it, we recently launched Skype 5.0 for Android with an all new way to find your friends automatically using your address book. That exciting new feature, combined with the exploration I did last week of what Skype is for, left me thinking this week about adding contacts on Skype in a different … Read more

Skype can make your long distance relationship easier

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When I went away to college, back in the mists of time (they had just invented fire), I was really distraught about leaving my boyfriend behind. He and I decided to go to different schools two hours apart. We would talk for hours on the phone, drop stupid amounts of money on calling cards, and … Read more

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