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Skype for Windows Phone 8: Tips for Success

Today’s a good day for advanced tips on Skype for Windows Phone 8. If you think I skipped a few chapters or are wondering where the starters tips are, fear not, I’ve got those covered too. So, what are these advanced tips? I’m glad you asked. In the tips below, we will cover: Multi-tasking during … Read more

Skype for Windows Desktop 6.5 with Easier Ways to Share and Add Contacts

Today we released a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. We’ve made the following improvements to make it easier to share with Skype for Windows desktop 6.5: Video Messaging We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.5 with Better Ways to Share and Call

Today we released a new version of Skype for Mac 6.5, making it easier to share and continuing to improve the quality of your experience. Video Messaging We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with contacts whether they’re on … Read more

Skype 4.8 for iPhone and iPad

We’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.8. Here are the latest improvements: Video and voice call stability over a mobile data or WiFi connection is better than ever Receive more detailed notifications in the Notification Center We’ve fixed the chat issues; all chats now appear in the correct order We’re providing … Read more

Man meets newborn son on Skype – while in taxi

When you were born, there is a good chance that your father wasn’t allowed past the hospital waiting room door. While times have changed in America, Western Europe and a few other areas, much of the rest of the world still keeps dads at a distance. Such was the situation for Bojidar Markov in Sofia, Bulgaria, … Read more

Introducing Moment Makers

We’re excited to announce the launch of Moment Makers. The Moment Makers community brings like-minded people together who live to create and share wonderful moments with Skype. The community is also a place to learn how Skype’s different features can be used to enhance your passion. Have a moment you want to share? An idea … Read more

Five Tips for the Ultimate Mobile Entrepreneur

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Mike Michalowicz is the well-known author of business books The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and American Express’s “Open Forum” blog series, and has appeared as an entrepreneurship expert on a number of television news programs. Ah, technology. One of the most exciting (and enabling) things … Read more

Skype in the classroom Cures Summeritis in Kids

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As the school year winds down, ‘summeritis’ is hitting classrooms across the country. The symptoms include restless kids, a lack of attention, and a longing to be outside. Luckily, there is an Rx. Field trips and virtual visitors are a perfect way for teachers to sneak in some education without kids picking up on it. … Read more

Skype for Windows 8 Gets Enhanced HD Video Support

We’ve released new version of Skype for Windows 8 that improves your high definition (HD) video and sharing experience. Read more specifics about the update below: Enhanced HD Video Support We’ve added support for HD video in select scenarios. Depending on the sender’s camera, available network bandwidth and the receiver’s setup on x86 devices, callers … Read more

What’s it Like to Work for Vogue? Syracuse Students Get the Inside Scoop!

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Most college students would do (almost) anything for a chance to talk to experts in their field. After all, nothing beats that kind of real world contact. For the lucky kids in Zandile Blay’s Fashion and Beauty Journalism course at Syracuse University, Skype makes it happen – helping Blay bring journalists from Vogue, Marie Claire, The … Read more

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