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Least Possible Actions to Start a Call on Windows

Today I’d like to do things a little differently and introduce a new series of posts here on Tips & Tricks. The new series is called Least Possible Actions (LPA) and in it I’ll be taking some common Skype tasks and explaining how to do them with as little time and effort as possible. The … Read more

Skype Supports Clinton Foundation to Empower Girls and Young Women

At Skype, we’re committed to bringing people together from all around the world.  The Skype in the Classroom teacher network has proven to be an invaluable resource for students and teachers who come together across the globe to participate in immersive, incredible learning experiences without leaving their classrooms. On April 17th, Skype in the Classroom … Read more

Hop on Skype for an Easter Eggstravaganza

The Easter egg hunt is a timeless tradition celebrated by children of all ages across the world.  This year, invite relatives to share in the fun — no matter where they live — with Skype. Grandma and grandpa can send your child scrambling on an egg-hunt they planned from miles away. You can watch your … Read more

Students Stand Atop Glacier Through Skype

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Eyjafjallajökull is the most complex name that you may just recognize. If it does ring a bell, that’s because it’s the ice-capped volcano that erupted in Iceland in 2010, shutting down air traffic across Europe and stranding millions of passengers worldwide.   Students from the US and UK recently visited the glacier atop the infamous volcano and saw, with their own eyes, how the ice is … Read more

Is The Winter Soldier the Best Marvel Movie Villain?

Brubaker headshot

Ed Brubaker, the writer of the Captain America comic from 2004-2012 and creator of the Winter Soldier character, talks about why this bad guy is resonating with audiences around the world. As super-villains go, Loki is arguably the best-known Marvel movie baddie these days. But when a bunch of hardcore Marvel enthusiasts got together on … Read more

Making Moments: My Amazing Month as Skype’s Film Ambassador

Our Film Brand Ambassador, Georgia Benjamin, spent the month of March reporting from movie events of both sides of the Atlantic. In her own words, this is how she made some unforgettable Skype Moments in the last few weeks: March 2014 has been an incredible month. As Skype’s Film Brand Ambassador not only did I … Read more

Skype 1.3 for Xbox One: Show the Real You

Xbox 1.3

We’re continuing to roll out updates to the Skype app on Xbox One*, with version 1.3 available early next week. As you saw last month, we continue to listen to your feedback and to focus on your top requested enhancements that make your Skype experience on Xbox One even better. We know that your Skype profile … Read more

From the Classroom to the Cloud – Skype and the Future of Learning

SOLE opening in England with Skype Granny

How do children learn in places so remote there is no formal access to teachers or schools?  How do children with learning disabilities prosper?  How do children with a passion to learn more than is expected in class, stay inspired and engaged?  Do children learn more working in groups or working alone?  These kinds of … Read more

Cherub Joins the Ones To Watch With Skype Tour

Cherub together

Discovering a band in an intimate venue before they hit the big time is a once in a lifetime experience for passionate music fans. Now, courtesy of Live Nation and their partnership with Skype, we are offering concert-goers around the United States an opportunity to check out the latest up-and-coming artists and be the first … Read more

Skype for Mac Version 6.15 – Now Even More Stable (Thanks to YOU!)

Today we’ve released Skype for Mac, version 6.15. As with all our recent releases, we’ve focused on improving user experience and stability. Occasionally, some users experienced crashes on launch, and others on quit. Thanks to some valuable assistance from users in the Community Forums, we’ve been able to identify the cause of these crashes. This … Read more

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