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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

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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

Using Automatic Answering To Keep An Eye On Things

On the Skype Community, foxvalleyspirit recently shared a story about how they keep in contact with their pets during their holidays. It’s a great story and it also shows a little known feature of Skype that you could put to some creative uses – the ability to automatically answer Skype calls and turn on your … Read more

The Big Skype Call Quality Roundup

Recently I wrote a post about solving Skype sign-in problems which was requested in a poll on the Skype Community. A lot of you also asked for more information on improving quality of Skype calls though, and we don’t want you feeling left out. There is a lot of information available on this subject, so today … Read more

A Workday Without Skype Isn’t Much of a Workday At All

I recently wrote about taking things for granted, like how easy it is to start a Skype call. That got me thinking about other things I take for granted while working at Skype, and one of them is Skype itself. I would really struggle through my work day without Skype and in the tips below, … Read more

Comment préparer vos appels Skype pour ne pas rater les fêtes de fin d’année !

Il n’y a rien de plus agréable que de partager ces fêtes de fin d’année avec ceux que nous aimons. Pour commencer cette saison festive, nous vous proposons quelques astuces pour que vous profitiez de Skype avec la meilleure qualité possible. Mettez-vous dans une pièce bien éclairée Etre dans une pièce lumineuse permet d’émettre des … Read more

Skype secures family ties, brings business for AIRDEX

Naturally, we at Skype are big proponents of the value of face-to-face communication and connecting with friends and family. And we love a great story. So when we heard this tale from a Skype user we featured on the blog about a year ago, we knew we had to share. Recently Russell Valvo, sales manager … Read more

Seven Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Video Calls

Video calls have become such a staple of the workplace, it’s hard to imagine that at one time they seemed like the stuff of science fiction. Even so, it takes a little forethought and preparation to present yourself well over video. Are you making any of these missteps during your Skype video conferences? 1. Your equipment … Read more

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