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Die mobile Zukunft von Skype: Einige Gedanken zum Weg, der vor uns liegt

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Als Skype unter der Prämisse gegründet wurde, dass die ganze Welt kostenlos miteinander kommunizieren kann, konnte wohl noch niemand erahnen wie stark Skype unser tägliches Leben beeinflussen würde. Da sind die unzähligen jungen Familien, die sich wöchentlich per Videogespräch mit ihren Großeltern unterhalten, oder die Schüler die sich rund um den Globus mit Skype in … Read more

Skype for Windows Desktop 6.5 with Easier Ways to Share and Add Contacts

Today we released a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. We’ve made the following improvements to make it easier to share with Skype for Windows desktop 6.5: Video Messaging We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.5 with Better Ways to Share and Call

Today we released a new version of Skype for Mac 6.5, making it easier to share and continuing to improve the quality of your experience. Video Messaging We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with contacts whether they’re on … Read more

Skype for Windows 8 Gets Enhanced HD Video Support

We’ve released new version of Skype for Windows 8 that improves your high definition (HD) video and sharing experience. Read more specifics about the update below: Enhanced HD Video Support We’ve added support for HD video in select scenarios. Depending on the sender’s camera, available network bandwidth and the receiver’s setup on x86 devices, callers … Read more

Security notice: "lol is this your new profile pic?"

We have received reports of some malicious activity targeting a small number of Skype users with an instant message and link that says, "lol is this your new profile pic?" This activity is another example of an Internet scam targeting… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Updating Skype on Your Smartphone

We've seen some of you asking questions on Facebook, Twitter and the Skype Support Network regarding how to update Skype on your smartphones, and we wanted to provide you with step-by-step instructions so you can staying in touch on-the-go…. Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Upgrading Skype on Your Computer

One of our biggest goals at Skype is to ensure that our users get the best experiences out of our products no matter what platform you choose to use. This is one reason why we continually release new versions of… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Women Buy More Tech, but Men Upgrade More

Did you know that women buy tech gadgets more than men? It's true; according to market intelligence firm Parks Associates, women are more likely than men to buy tablets, laptops, and smartphones. The old stereotype is that men are the… Read more

The Benefits of Upgrading Skype

When you make a Skype call, in an ideal scenario, you click the contact, turn on your webcam, and voilà, you are able to see your friends and family all over the world. But as we all know, life isn't… Read more

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Fail To Upgrade Software Regularly And One Quarter of Consumers Don't Know Why To Update Software

Skype, Norton and TomTom kick off International Technology Upgrade Week There's an old joke that the most popular day to start a diet is "tomorrow." It's a favorite refrain for anyone who's put an important task off. It can be… Read more

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