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Skype for Android 4.4 – A New Look for Tablets

Today, we’re proud to bring you Skype for Android, version 4.4. When we launched version 4.0 in July, we promised to bring the new UI experience to tablets too. Not only are we bringing it to Android tablets, but to the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets as well. Tablet users will now see … Read more

Deaf Boy First Hears Mother’s Voice Over Skype

It was the moment of truth. Jenri Rivera, 7, stared deep into the laptop screen. He waved to his parents on the other end of a Skype video call in rural Guatemala. It was the first time he’d seen them in the months since he came to America. The new cochlear implant in his ear … Read more

How Teachers Are Bringing the World to Their Students via Skype in the Classroom

Lauren Lintelman, a fifth-grade teacher at a bilingual school in Dallas, discovered that her students struggled with public speaking more than she had previously realized.  Improving those skills was particularly important for Lauren’s students, who were about to graduate from their Spanish-language elementary school and transition to an English-language middle school.  Lauren turned to Skype … Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad, Version 4.13

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.13. In this release we’ve focused on bringing a refreshed look for iOS 7. In addition we’ve made improvements to accessibility, audio and video calling. What’s new in Skype for iPhone and iPad 4.13: Refreshed look and feel for iOS 7 Accessibility … Read more

Top 4 Dorm Room Decorating Tips

As a longtime resident of New York City, Pippa Lord knows a thing or two about living in small apartments. She also knows a thing or two about how to decorate a small space and transform it into a “home.” As the founder of the online magazine sousstyle.com, she strives for “the imperfect perfect” and … Read more

X Marks the Spot – Help Others Find You on Skype

You might have spotted a recent post from me in which I took on ten of the most frequently asked questions about Skype. The first question I looked at in that list is one which comes up a lot, “How do I find friends and add them as contacts?” The thing is, though, there are … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – version 2.11

Today we’re pleased to release an update to Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.11. In this release we’ve continued to focus on addressing user feedback and we’ve made some performance and quality improvements which will improve the stability of the app. We’ve received a lot of feedback from users about how they’d like to … Read more

Not Using IM for Business? 5 Reasons You Should

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Between traditional and mobile phones, email, text and social media, there’s no shortage of ways to stay connected in your business. In today’s tech-forward world, it’s the norm to offer a multitude of ways to keep in touch – including instant messaging. While IM might have once been considered the consumer’s purview, it’s gained ground … Read more

Celebrate Family, Brazilian-Style, on Skype!

In many countries, a newborn baby and mother are cloistered away in the maternity ward for days on end without seeing other family members. Sometimes, not even the father is allowed to see the baby. Not so in Brazil. In the largest country in Latin America, it is customary for many friends and relatives to … Read more

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