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Skype Helps Bring Uberpong’s Ping-Pong Dreams to Life

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London’s famous inclement weather causes frequent nightmares for travelers, but it helped fuel David Lowe’s entrepreneurial dreams. “I am a big tennis player but I’d often get rained out,” explains Lowe. “So we’d come inside and play table tennis. But the aesthetics turned me off. We’d be in a murky green room using red and … Read more

Mastering the Status Quo

Recently I’ve seen several questions and comments around Skype Support that have to do with status and the online/offline state of contacts. Why is the video call button being pale green and unclickable? What does it mean when the icon left of a contact’s name is yellow? Just what is that little orange dot to … Read more

Friend of Skype, Pippa Lord, the Ultimate Lifestyle Expert

Guest blogger Pippa Lord is the Editor in Chief of Sous Style and a Friend of Skype. Hey, let me introduce myself! My name is Pippa Lord. I’m so excited to be a Friend of Skype (F.O.S.) because I’m all about the ‘work smart, not hard’ approach to life and Skype is my go-to power tool. … Read more

Skype Video Messaging Asks Simon About the Upcoming 1D Album, His Quirky Habits & More

Using the power of Skype’s exciting new video messaging feature, thousands of teens across the UK and US recorded their questions for Simon Cowell, asking the legendary music and TV mogul everything from career advice to the latest on the world’s hottest boy band, One Direction. So what did the world’s most notorious talent judge … Read more

Jason Zone Fisher Gives You the Backstage Pass You’ve Always Wanted

Guest Blogger Jason Zone Fisher is Skype’s new Correspondent. I am fired up to be Skype’s new Pop Culture Correspondent. It’s a dream job, and the best part: I’ll bring you with me everywhere I go – from Hollywood premieres to Comic-Con to the sidelines of a football game. If I have a backstage pass, … Read more

Light Yourself Like a Pro on Video Calls

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Whether it’s a client call, new business presentation or staff meeting, when you communicate via a webcam it’s important to put your best face forward. Proper lighting can help you make a great impression – and you don’t have to be an expert camera operator to do it right. We’ve gathered four tips from Skype … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – Version 2.9

Today we’ve released an update for Skype for Windows Phone 8. In this release we’ve focused on quality and performance improvements as we continue to build a great app that puts conversations first. Alongside this, we’ve incorporated user feedback and made improvements to the way contacts are managed, and the Skype home screen layout. The … Read more

Skype Stage Play to Premiere Off Broadway

Growing up in Amsterdam, Michael de Roos long dreamed of studying acting in New York City. In 2010, only two weeks after arriving in the Big Apple, he had a fateful meeting with actress/singer/playwright Jody Christopherson. They met at a theater production in Brooklyn where Jody was performing. The two had an instant creative connection … Read more

Skype Click to Call for Firefox Support Will Resume Week of August 12th

Firefox browser users may have noticed that Skype Click to Call is not compatible with the most recent version of the browser. This is due to a change in the way the Firefox 22 browser is set up. The problem will be resolved with the release of Firefox 23 on the week of August 12th. … Read more

PC Camera Issues Solved with Skype Settings

New computers – like new cars – often have a few kinks to work out on the path toward optimal performance. While it can become a long and torturous process to resolving hardware issues, sometimes there are ingenious workarounds involving Skype. Recently we’ve seen chatter about camera issues with some types of PC laptops popular … Read more

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