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Teaching Grandma and Grandpa to use Skype

Family means everything to Tristan Sacrey. The 17-year-old has never lived more than 10-minutes away from his maternal grandparents and has never spent more than a week away from them at a time. Last week, he made the nine-hour drive from his home outside of Toronto to start his first semester at Sault College in … Read more

Top 7 ways to keep in touch with your college kid

Just because your college student has finally flown the nest doesn’t mean you have to give up on being part of their day-to-day lives. While studying and socializing are sure to keep their schedule packed, there are plenty of ways to touch base and shower your scholar with love and support. The following list features … Read more

Happy Father’s Day: Keep Your Family Close with Skype

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Like most fathers, Nicholas Kerr wears many hats. Yes, he is “dad,” but he’s also a husband, a son, manager of the Bing Rewards redemption center and, last but not least, a New Zealand ex-pat living in the United States. Unlike most dads, Nicholas shares these many perspectives on his blog The Kerrant – “Rational … Read more

Time and Space Are No Big Deal, Thanks to Skype

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What has stopped us from being the loving son or daughter, the always by-your-side brother or sister, or the cry-on-my-shoulder best friend? In my case, and maybe yours as well, it is not desire or the capacity to show affection. No, it boils down to nothing more than distance, those physical spaces separating you from … Read more

Just Say Hello

A quick hello, a warm smile, a friendly wave. These simple gestures can spark meaningful human interaction, which has been proven to have a stunningly positive effect on your health and happiness. That’s why O, The Oprah Magazine has partnered with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Skype to get the world talking again, face-to-face. We live in an era when we are more connected … Read more

Track Santa With Skype!

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How does Santa Claus manage to visit so many houses in a single night? Where is he now? How much longer until he gets here? Since 1955, resourceful parents have answered their children’s Santa questions by tracking St. Nick’s journey on North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (“NORAD’s”) array of radar, jets, and satellites. This year, … Read more

Moving Forward—How the Covin family used Skype to stay together

We know moving is hard. And those of you who moved from Messenger know this feeling all too well. It’s been almost eight months since we welcomed Messenger users to the Skype family. Since that time, we’ve heard from thousands of you about the transition, and we’ve been listening. To help answer some of your … Read more

Je ne suis pas là pour le moment, mais vous pouvez laisser un message…en vidéo !

Il y a peu, la vidéo sur Skype était seulement une fonction live entre deux ou plusieurs personnes, depuis le lancement de Skype pour bureau Windows 6.5, nous avons ajouté une fonctionnalité attendue par beaucoup : la possibilité de laisser un message en vidéo lorsque votre interlocuteur n’est pas en ligne. Voici quelques situations où … Read more

The “Impossible” Family Portrait is Suddenly Possible

Hair styles may come and go (remember the Rachel?) and clothes can be ‘so cool’ one day and ‘so over’ the next. But some things are forever, like lasting family memories. A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive online found that Americans crave more of these images. At 49%, nearly half wished they took more … Read more

4 Ways to Use Skype Video Messages When an IM Just Won’t Do

In case you missed the news, we recently released a feature that might change how you think about Skype.  Up until now, video on Skype has always been something that is shared live between two or more people. This is what’s called a synchronous method of communication. With Skype for Windows desktop 6.5 we added … Read more

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