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Skype Tipps&Tricks für Senioren – und deren technischen Support

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Das Internet: Ein Irrgarten. Tastatur und Maus: Gefährliche Tiere. Der PC: Ein Fernseher, der denken kann. So oder so ähnlich beschreiben viele ältere Menschen die moderne Welt der Technik. Sich mit ihr auseinandersetzen? Lieber nicht. Oder vielleicht doch? Viele ältere Menschen wollen jedoch beim Thema Technik nicht mehr zum alten Eisen gehören und sind wissbegierig … Read more

Skype Tipps&Tricks: So könnt ihr eure E-Mail-Adresse bei Skype aktualisieren

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Unser oberstes Ziel ist es, Menschen miteinander zu verbinden. Entfernungen spielen mit Skype keine Rolle mehr, denn ihr könnt immer und egal wo mit euren Liebsten in Kontakt bleiben – egal, ob ihr dafür Sofortnachrichten, Sprachnachrichten, Videonachrichten oder auch einen klassischen Anruf nutzt. Doch wir möchten nicht nur euch mit euren Freunden verbinden, sondern auch … Read more

What is Skype Anyway?

Welcome to the post where the questions aren’t made up and the answers really do matter. In recent posts I’ve been looking into some questions we hear often at Skype. I’ve talked about Skype status, when you can (and can’t) make video calls, and the best ways to navigate around Skype Support. You probably won’t … Read more

A New Face for a Familiar Skype Community

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, Shakespeare once said. This week we’re launching an update to the Skype Community which brings with it a whole new look and feel. However, like Shakespeare’s rose, the essence of our community is still there; the Skype Community is driven by its members. On top … Read more

Overcoming the Isolation of Huntington’s Disease

It was a complete shock when Daniel’s father was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD) four years ago. Daniel had “never heard of it before” and “didn’t know anyone else who had it or was at risk for the disease.” The inherited genetic condition frequently manifests itself during mid-life and leads to a decline in muscle … Read more

Cancer Survivor Supports Fellow Cancer Patients via Skype

Jonny Imerman was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was just 26 years old. After chemotherapy, remission and then a brutal surgery to remove four tumors from behind his kidneys, Jonny was mercifully cancer free. But his battle against the… Read more

How to Identify and Deal with Scam Emails and Phishing Attempts

One of the topics we hear about from our users is malicious email contact from individuals impersonating Skype. Recently, we posted some helpful tips on avoiding malicious contact in the form of unwanted Skype calls, and today we're following that up with some tips on how to protect yourself from emails with malicious intent. Read more

Introducing @SkypeSupport on Twitter

In June, we rolled out our new community, the Skype Support Network. In July, we expanded our Support Network on Skype's Facebook page. Today, we're really excited to roll out @skypesupport, our new Twitter account, to provide help, tips, information,… Read more

Skype Support Network Update

Today, the Skype Community/Forums is taking the first step in a comprehensive overhaul that will see us breaking new ground to build our first integrated, multi-channel brand community. The former Community site will shift to a new platform, now called… Read more