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Skype Helps Friends Reduce the Stigma around Mental Illness

Meet Martin Baker and Fran Houston. While living on different continents, these best friends have found a way to work together to ignite conversations and help reduce the stigma around mental illness. Here, Martin explains how they’re using Skype to do it. You can also follow their journey on their website, Facebook, and Twitter. Despite … Read more

Making School Life Easier with Skype

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Skype in the Classroom enables you to bring the entire world into your lessons through calls to experts, classes in other countries and more. But even when you’re not in the classroom, Skype has a lot of features to make school life easier. So, with a new school year coming up fast, let’s look at … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Google Search that Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate

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In July of 2014, senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, received a letter from the CIA director admitting the CIA had hacked into a computer network used by Senate committee staffers to research the CIA’s torture program. Initially, the CIA denied that the search of the Senate’s computer network … Read more

Travel Blogger Kristen Kellogg Takes Skype’s Instagram on a Caribbean Excursion

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Travel blogger and filmmaker Kristen Kellogg is the founder of the wanderlust website Border Free Travels. For one weekend, this wayfaring storyteller took our Instagram on a journey to the island of Anguilla for a travel bloggers conference and all the sun, sand and adventure that came with it. Before arriving on the island, she … Read more

Skype 5.10 for Android: Express Yourself in New Ways

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At Skype we take your feedback to heart and continuously make updates to improve your Skype experience. Today in Skype 5.10 for Android, we’re bringing you new ways to express yourself. Personalize your ringtone Customize incoming call sounds for a contact by selecting a ringtone from your device. In a conversation, tap the lower right and select “Ringtone … Read more

Capes, Geeks & Skype – Two Skype Sci-Fi Fans Take Their Passion to London

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This July Skype advocates Richey Marshall and David Molofsky took on all the cosplay madness that was the London Film & Comic Con, bringing sci-fi fans along for the ride through a Skype group chat. If you didn’t get a chance to see it all live, here are the highlights… Richey’s first mission was to … Read more

When Psychologists Use Skype

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A few weeks ago we highlighted 5 ways Skype can help simplify your life. In one of them we introduced you to Dr Joseph Burgo and today we are bringing you the in-depth story.   The life of a psychotherapist isn’t all leather couches and wood-paneled offices. Even after years of schooling, keeping a steady or growing … Read more

Quoting for Emphasis on Skype

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“The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864 Just because something looks like a quote doesn’t mean it’s 100% verified truth. But knowing who said what and when is still pretty useful, and it’s a feature of Skype’s instant messages that I find myself using a … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

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According to the International Organization for Migration, thousands of migrants attempting to escape conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa have drowned this year in the Mediterranean Sea. As the crisis continues to grow in the face of government inaction, a private organization has been formed to aid migrants. The Migrant Offshore … Read more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Instant messaging is great, of that there is no doubt. Having all your contacts at the tips of your fingers is an incredibly powerful communication tool. Sometimes, though, you can communicate something with a glimpse of a picture or a second of video which would take endless back and forth messages to explain. Luckily, when you’re … Read more

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