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How to Expand Your Outlook With Skype

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In a recent post I answered the question “What is Skype?”, in answer to comments we hear quite often. In that post I explained that you don’t use Skype in your browser, but that’s not quite the whole story. You see, if you use Outlook.com email you can send instant messages and make Skype video and … Read more

Take a First Look at ‘Five Years – The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story’

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The Skype Collaboration Project has been serving you up a variety of insider knowledge, inspiring stories and exclusive access to the fashion industry since the beginning of December. Now it’s almost time to be showcasing the journey of successful entrepreneur and creative professional Victoria Beckham and her global luxury fashion brand. The story will start … Read more

What Happens When You Use Skype for 24 Hours Straight?

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Students in the tiny Australian suburb of Epsom (population: 1,500) aren’t exposed to a whole lot of neighbors. And their homeland of Australia has no adjacent national neighbors. As a result, the theme of “neighbors” was of particular interest during Epsom Primary School teacher Jenny Ashby’s recent “Skype Around the World in 24 Hours” (#SAW24) … Read more

Flying In Mid-Air – Skype at the Aspen X Games

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It’s hard to deny the sense of exhilaration and excitement that comes from watching the Aspen XGames. The aerial grace, the heart-pounding jumps and tricks, and the sheer joy you can sense from the athletes is extraordinary to watch. To get you closer to the X Games, we’ve wrangled VIP access across the board for some … Read more

5 Questions for Fitness & #MilSO blogger HippyFitMom

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HippyFitMom is part of Moment Makers, a Skype community that celebrates the ways you use Skype to do what you love most. Whether you’ve got a big idea on what we can create together, or you simply want to share a moment you’ve made with Skype, we want to hear from you. Take a look … Read more

Giving Your Computer A Break with Skype for Windows Desktop 6.13

Today we have released version 6.13 of Skype for Windows desktop. Some of you have reported that your computer processor usage is high when Skype for Windows desktop is running with Chrome as your default browser. We’d like to let you know that we have identified and fixed the issues with this update. We’ve also … Read more

Managing Skype Notifications for Restful Moments

This age of information we find ourselves in is nothing if not wonderful. Whatever your interests and whoever your friends are, they’re never any further than the tips of your fingers. Sometimes, though, the flow of information can all become a little too much to handle. In those moments you’ll be glad to know there … Read more

Out With The Old, In With The New – Managing Your Skype History

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I use instant messages to remember important information. But I often see questions come through from users who are looking to delete single messages, entire chats or the contents of Skype Home. January is a good month for starting afresh so I’ll dedicate this post to telling you … Read more

Your New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight. Our Resolution: Lose Wait

Today we are releasing version 4.17 of Skype for iOS. Our users have been asking us to support push notifications, and we’ve worked hard to deliver. With this version, all your chat messages will now be pushed to your iPhones and iPads using Apple’s push notification network. This means we can deliver your messages in … Read more

Get a Smile, Share a Smile – and Win a Toshiba Encore Tablet!

What’s better than a smile? Sharing and spreading that smile. Last month New York City was transformed when passers-by were surprised by exchanging transatlantic laughs with folks in London. Take a look: But now we want to share those fantastic moments by giving away Toshiba Encore tablets…and we’re looking for you to put a smile … Read more

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