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How to use a microphone for your Skype calls – Part 1

Here at Skype we do a lot of work to ensure that our audio and video quality is the best it can possibly be. A few months ago, Mo talked about how we’re improving your video calls, but we put a lot of effort into making sure that you get clear audio for your calls … Read more

Making improvements to high-definition video call quality

We love to say that distance is no match for Skype – so whether your loved ones are across the globe or across the street, you can always call and say hello to see the smiling faces that are important to you – in crystal clear, high definition video. We want to make sure that … Read more

Tyson Mayr: Making the world smaller with Skype

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Moment Maker Tyson Mayr uses Skype to bring RainCatcher sponsors and recipients to each other’s doorsteps, regardless of where the sponsors are in the world. RainCatcher provides safe drinking water those who need it – a staggering 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have clean water access. As the Chief Charity Ambassador for RainCatcher, Tyson … Read more

Help safeguard your Skype account

Chores are often not things we do for fun. But there’s usually a good reason to do them and the best way to handle them is to do them quickly and then get on with fun stuff like calling and messaging your friends and family. Helping to safeguard your Skype account and keeping it up … Read more

HopeCam helps Leukemia patients fight loneliness with Skype

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Matt Forkas stared in the mirror but couldn’t recognize the bald, puffy, worn-out face looking back at him. However, when Matt looked into his web cam for the first time – his classmates on the other side didn’t see the bald, puffy, unfamiliar face that Matt saw – they saw their nine-year old friend bravely … Read more

We’re bringing you great audio quality and making improvements regardless of your environment

It’s a good time to be a Skype user – several cutting edge improvements are on the way. One of these improvements is “advanced audio processing technology.” That might seem like a mouthful, but it’s actually pretty simple. With this new improvement found in the latest version of Skype, you’ll be able to have high … Read more

Travel Delays? You’re never stranded with Skype

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Travel delays are unfortunately an inevitable part of travel. But with Skype, travel delays don’t have to hamper productivity or communications with loved ones and colleagues. Skype can help the stranded traveler create a mobile office with a few clicks of your mouse or a couple taps on your mobile phone. Volcano-induced travel hold-ups might … Read more

Skype 5.5 for iPhone: Answer Skype calls in an instant

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The newest version of Skype for iPhone takes advantage of extensions in iOS 8 to deliver interactive notifications. You can now answer voice and videos calls as well as jump right to text conversations to reply all from the lock screen and notification center. From the lock screen, swiping left on a notification will reveal … Read more

Skype teams up with JacksGap for a three-part video series, ‘Following Heart’

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Here at Skype, we’re always inspired by powerful Skype stories of how people overcome distance as an obstacle. With that said, we’re really excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Jack and Finn Harries, the talented filmmaking twins of JacksGap, to help us share three of these moving stories. From building long distance relationships … Read more

Helene Sula: Making the blogosphere a smaller place one Skype consultation at a time

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Helene Sula has been an avid Skype user for the last ten years, so when she needed a new tool for her blogging consultation business, she turned to Skype. Helene, the Skype Moment Maker and 27 year old Dallas native behind HeleneinBetween.Com, uses Skype to consult aspiring bloggers and small businesses about creating, growing and … Read more

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