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Managing Your Skype Privacy Settings

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Skype is made for having conversations with people you care about. It’s therefore important to know how to navigate your privacy settings. Where do I change my privacy settings? Device type Privacy settings location Windows Tools > Options > Privacy > Show advanced options Mac Skype > Preferences… > Privacy Windows Phone Uses your privacy settings … Read more

Skype Helps a Mother-Daughter Team Shine a Little Light to the World

Skype Social Good

Marla & Kasha Slavner are a mother/daughter duo from Toronto, Canada who’ve seen the world and are now working to change it for the better. Here, Kasha – a Skype Social Good Moment Maker tells us about what her and her mom have been up to, what’s coming next, and how they’ve taken Skype along … Read more

Cos’è il codice di uscita?

È capitato un po’ a tutti. Il vostro amico o familiare dall’altra parte del mondo è in attesa di una vostra chiamata e nonostante i mille controlli del numero di telefono, la chiamata sembra non partire… e nel frattempo nell’altro fuso orario il tempo stringe ed è ora di uscire di casa per andare al … Read more

L’été avec Skype (2ème Partie) : étudiants, profitez au maximum de vos vacances

La semaine dernière, nous vous avons expliqué les différentes façons dont Maman (ou Papa) peut utiliser Skype pour gérer son emploi du temps estival et garder un œil sur toutes les activités de la famille. Aujourd’hui, nous souhaitions nous adresser à ceux qui viennent tout juste d’intégrer l’université et qui passeront ces grandes vacances sur … Read more

“My Skype Family”: A Documentary Play Exploring How Families Stay Together Using Skype


Those first little baby steps, reading a bedtime story to your kids, or even helping your mum and dad decide the color of their new lounge — Skype has always been a great way to bring family closer together, even when they’re apart. But how about using it as a lifeline to keep a family … Read more

Taking ‘Pet Friendly’ to a Whole New Level

We love it when people use Skype to come together to do great things. When there’s animals involved… well, that’s a huge bonus. Our Pet Ambassador, Paris Permenter, recently caught up over Skype with Alison Sawyer  from Isla Animals – an animal rescue group based on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico who promote spay … Read more

Summer with Skype Part 2: How to Make the Best of your College Break

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Yesterday we addressed how Moms can use Skype to manage summer scheduling and keep tabs on the whole family’s whereabouts. Today, we wanted to cover how college newbies, stuck on campus for their first summer away, can factor Skype into their daily haps for an equally awesome, on-the-go semester. Hit the Books Let’s say you’ve … Read more

A Celebratory Father’s Day, From Anywhere in the World

Father's Day fishing

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but—unfortunately for you—Dad now happily dwells in a different locale. Thanks to Skype, you can set aside some virtual time to touch base, and celebrate your Pops while out and about. Here are some sweet, creative ways to remind Dad just how glad you are he’s around: Gone Fishin’ Back … Read more

Palestine Refugee Students from Syria Rise Above Borders Through Skype

“When the explosion happened I was scared, I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me,” Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, explains to his England-based peers over Skype. Palestine refugee children living through conflict in Syria have seen and experienced events far … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone with the least possible actions

After a pleasant two weeks spent pondering the nature of Skype and the location of Skype contacts, it’s time to get back down to earth with some step by step tips. Today I’d like to introduce Windows Phones to the Least Possible Actions series, but I’m going to do so with a twist. So far, … Read more

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