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Tools to manage your paid Skype features

Skype is well known for its free Skype-to-Skype calls, but did you know there are a whole lot more features you can use by buying a little Skype Credit? We make Skype Credit easy to pay for with a range of different payment methods around the world. We also offers some tools to manage stored … Read more

Inspiring Young Writers with Skype in the Classroom

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In this week’s guest blog from Skype in the Classroom, we learn about the wild imagination with writer, ‘Zookeeper,’ and former teacher, Paul Hutson. As a former school teacher, I’ve always been a big advocate of project based learning. I love Night Zookeeper because it inspires children to write ever so creatively and it can … Read more

Skype 7.5 for Mac – New Language Support Makes Communications Available to More People

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.5 for Mac. This update adds 14 new languages allowing more people in different parts of the world to communicate using Skype. We also fixed a bunch of crash issues and significantly reduced CPU consumption from animated emoticons, making the app more stable and efficient. The full list of … Read more

Sign On, Slim Down and Shape Up

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  With a Skype-enabled business model, a personal approach for burning off baby weight, and a client base spanning everyone from new stay-at-home moms, to working women, personal trainer Fawn Cronin has found her sweat-minded stride. Sure, one-on-one fitness consultations and training sessions—all held over Skype—will always be an element to her ever-growing success story. … Read more

Landing Your Skype Audition Like a Star

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 Cara Gargano is an owner of Cara G Casting, a company that casts and develops reality television shows. Cara is constantly using Skype to interview potential cast members for various programming. Check out her advice for scoring your dream role over a Skype Audition. No matter what, look your best!  You might have “woke up … Read more

Skype – The Best Kept Secret in Hollywood? 

The 87th Academy Awards are this weekend, and once again, an Oscar nominee has landed the role thanks to the help of Skype. Rosamund Pike, up for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Amy Dunne in “Gone Girl,” was on-location in Northern Scotland when she first talked with director David … Read more

What else can you do with a Microsoft account?

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In a recent post I spent some time talking about the very first steps in Skype. I mentioned that users who don’t have a Skype Name yet should consider signing up for a Microsoft account and using that to sign in to Skype. If you’re a seasoned Skype user you might have skipped over that … Read more

Skype Brings the Past to the Future in Today’s Classrooms

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In this week’s Guest Blog from Skype in the Classroom, we meet Sarah Shaw, an employee at The British Library who uses Skype to help students collaborate and learn about history. In November 2014 I came to work at the British Library as a Project Manager for an innovative new learning resource, bridging the 800th anniversary … Read more

What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype to get both students and teachers excited about education. For the latest from Shannon, check out her Blog, Twitter and Instagram. My story of using Skype … Read more

Qik 1.4: Share your videos with even more people in more places

With every update, we are working hard to give you more ways to use and share the clips you record in Qik. Your videos are yours, and you should be able to do whatever you want with them. Now you can share them to your favorite app or social network right from within Qik, without … Read more

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