Skype Blogs

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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

Beyond Skype to Skype: Calling Landlines and Mobiles

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If you’re like a lot of working people who use Skype, you have a very lengthy contact list, and you initiate many free Skype to Skype voice and video calls throughout the work week. But there are times when it’s necessary (or just more convenient) to call someone on his or her landline or mobile phone. Perhaps … Read more

Skype 6.7 for Mac

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. We are continually focusing on ease of use. With this release we focused on optimizing your search experience. Fast, deep search results Search in Skype for Mac has been completely overhauled. Finding the right conversation is now faster than ever. From the toolbar, just … Read more

Skype Wedding Grants Dying Father’s Final Wish

Michaela Murphy never bought into the idealized notion of the glitzy “dream wedding with the pressure to be the happiest you can on ‘the most important day of your life’. ”She simply wanted someone who was close to her and her fiancé Gregg to preside over a heartfelt ceremony. As Michaela and Gregg’s New York … Read more

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