Dicas de Skype para usuários Mac

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Quanto mais você usa o Skype, mais utilidades você descobre. E, claro, mais truques para se dominar a ferramenta.

Muitos usuários de Skype para Mac já conhecem as melhores dicas, mas é sempre bom a gente lembrar desses pequenos atalhos que podem ajudar você a ganhar tempo.

Se você é usuário Mac vale e pena visitar essa página com uma seleção das melhores dicas e truques.

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Use e compartilhe com os amigos!

Spanish Lessons: Skype was made for this

Clases de español: Skype se ha hecho para eso

Skype has turned classrooms into a global learning environment as cultures are colliding like never before and distance is simply no longer an obstacle. As a result, schools are expanding their classrooms to a worldwide audience, with both students and teachers saving time and money on travel costs.

Individuals are using Skype to learn foreign languages one on one, or “1-2-1” as Craig Jull, founder of 121Spanish, likes to say. 121Spanish, is an online Spanish school that uses Skype to provide Spanish lessons to students around the globe. The company was born when Craig was learning the language at a school in Guatemala, 4 years ago. At the time he asked himself “Why can’t I do this on-line?”. 121Spanish now has over a 1,000 students in 35 countries and 15 teachers located in seven different countries.

Rob Plankenhorn, a retired entrepreneur from Indianapolis, USA, has taken a class with nearly almost all of the teacher’s. Before discovering 121Spanish, Rob had tried private lessons and other computer software options to learn Spanish, but in the end he just didn’t get the results he was hoping for. He began taking classes with 121Spanish via Skype video just over a year and a half ago and is very happy with the virtual approach.

“This [language lessons] seems to be the kind of thing that Skype was made for,” said Rob. “It’s so perfect. You can see and talk to your teacher; you can use the chat [IM] function, and if you need to look for books or documents you’ve created, it’s right there. It’s just so easy,” he said.

Another student, Peter McManus, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is also a big fan. “You get one to one attention and by using Skype, you might as well be in the same room as your teacher,” he said.

Both Rob and Peter agree that the combination of Skype video and Spanish teachers from a variety of countries and backgrounds has made learning a foreign language easier and much more fun. Skype also provides opportunities for cultural awareness and interaction, which are critical for language learning and hard to imitate in a traditional classroom. One gets to know and makes new friends in foreign countries, which can (and already has for some 121Spanish students) provided first-hand knowledge of a travel destination.

Skype-based teaching has proven to be a success for Craig and his students, and even a preferred choice for many learning and teaching a foreign language. “It simply works well for everyone involved, not to mention the environment,” says Craig. “When you save on fuel and transportation costs by taking classes at home, it truly is an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and convenient way to learn.”

Special thanks to Craig Jull for contributing to this blog post.

Inspiring a Class into the 'Zone'

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it.

I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone’; that moment of supreme concentration when the mind is clear, focused and prepared to function at a maximum level of excellence.

Watch Kobe Bryant shoot a three point “whistle blower” or Maria Sharapova hit a tennis serve and you’ll see athletes playing in the Zone.

Good teachers constantly make an effort to get their classes into the Zone. They may begin class with a few funny remarks. Some teachers will produce a pleasant surprise like a new visitor. Others might perform a dramatic antic like Robin Williams jumping up on his desk in the film, Dead Poet’s Society. These teachers understand the importance of having students who are not bored or resistant but anxious to learn.

Teachers using Skype are fortunate because they have several unique options for getting a class into the Zone. At TeachThe World Online for example, we like to get a discussion going about our students’ dreams for the future by playing Aladdin’s Magic Carpet on YouTube. There’s not a classroom in the world that won’t love watching this short musical which can then be followed by a discussion on the students’ own hopes and plans for the future. You can play this on your own screen and click on Share Screen so your students can watch it with you, or you can share the link via Skype’s instant messaging.

My own favorite way of getting students into the Zone is through the use of puppets. I used to entertain my own children with puppet shows so using it for a classroom is a natural extension of this wonderful teaching tool. One day, we also started a class in Cambodia by introducing them to our class in Nepal using Group Video. The students from both countries were thrilled with this surprise and their enthusiasm easily prevailed throughout the rest of that day’s class.

One of our teachers can play a guitar, so she opens her classes with a sing-a-long tied into the day’s lesson plans. She IM’s the lyrics in a chat with the students before starting the class and then encourages students to join her in singing. The students quickly learn the song and she then has them in the palms of her hands throughout the ensuing hour-long lesson.


A TWOL teacher gets his Haitian students into the Zone.

There are many other ways Skype makes it easy to get students ready for a great class. The only limitation is the teacher’s creativity and that, we hope, is without boundaries for inspiring a class into the all-important learning Zone.

Inspiring a Class into the ‘Zone’

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it.

I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone’; that moment of supreme concentration when the mind is clear, focused and prepared to function at a maximum level of excellence.

Watch Kobe Bryant shoot a three point “whistle blower” or Maria Sharapova hit a tennis serve and you’ll see athletes playing in the Zone.

Good teachers constantly make an effort to get their classes into the Zone. They may begin class with a few funny remarks. Some teachers will produce a pleasant surprise like a new visitor. Others might perform a dramatic antic like Robin Williams jumping up on his desk in the film, Dead Poet’s Society. These teachers understand the importance of having students who are not bored or resistant but anxious to learn.

Teachers using Skype are fortunate because they have several unique options for getting a class into the Zone. At TeachThe World Online for example, we like to get a discussion going about our students’ dreams for the future by playing Aladdin’s Magic Carpet on YouTube. There’s not a classroom in the world that won’t love watching this short musical which can then be followed by a discussion on the students’ own hopes and plans for the future. You can play this on your own screen and click on Share Screen so your students can watch it with you, or you can share the link via Skype’s instant messaging.

My own favorite way of getting students into the Zone is through the use of puppets. I used to entertain my own children with puppet shows so using it for a classroom is a natural extension of this wonderful teaching tool. One day, we also started a class in Cambodia by introducing them to our class in Nepal using Group Video. The students from both countries were thrilled with this surprise and their enthusiasm easily prevailed throughout the rest of that day’s class.

One of our teachers can play a guitar, so she opens her classes with a sing-a-long tied into the day’s lesson plans. She IM’s the lyrics in a chat with the students before starting the class and then encourages students to join her in singing. The students quickly learn the song and she then has them in the palms of her hands throughout the ensuing hour-long lesson.


A TWOL teacher gets his Haitian students into the Zone.

There are many other ways Skype makes it easy to get students ready for a great class. The only limitation is the teacher’s creativity and that, we hope, is without boundaries for inspiring a class into the all-important learning Zone.

The Skype Team's Top 12 Tricks and Tips for 5.2 Mac Users

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As you can imagine, we use Skype rather a lot and make use of shortcuts to help us move around Skype faster. Some Skype for Mac users will probably be familiar with these options already, but we know lots don’t. These little shortcuts help you save time, manage conversations better and generally improve how you use the latest version of Skype for Mac.

There are a lot of shortcuts to choose from, so we’ve put the Mac team’s top 12 tricks and tips together in one place.

Currently, our most popular tricks and tips are number 5 (Push to Talk) which makes Skype work like a walkie-talkie when you’re on mute, and number 10 (Dial pad) which helps you make internet calling to a landline or mobile without taking your hands of the keyboard – surprisingly, a huge timesaver.

If you use a shortcut that we haven’t mentioned, please take a second to add it as a comment to the Facebook post so other Mac users can try them out. And, if you want to find out more about some of its great features, like group screen share, check out our earlier announcement.

The Skype Team’s Top 12 Tricks and Tips for 5.2 Mac Users

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As you can imagine, we use Skype rather a lot and make use of shortcuts to help us move around Skype faster. Some Skype for Mac users will probably be familiar with these options already, but we know lots don’t. These little shortcuts help you save time, manage conversations better and generally improve how you use the latest version of Skype for Mac.

There are a lot of shortcuts to choose from, so we’ve put the Mac team’s top 12 tricks and tips together in one place.

Currently, our most popular tricks and tips are number 5 (Push to Talk) which makes Skype work like a walkie-talkie when you’re on mute, and number 10 (Dial pad) which helps you make internet calling to a landline or mobile without taking your hands of the keyboard – surprisingly, a huge timesaver.

If you use a shortcut that we haven’t mentioned, please take a second to add it as a comment to the Facebook post so other Mac users can try them out. And, if you want to find out more about some of its great features, like group screen share, check out our earlier announcement.

Facebookでも使えるようになったSkypeビデオ通話の裏話

Facebookとスカイプは先日、Facebookから直接相手の顔を見て通話ができる、Skypeのビデオ通話を発表しました。実現するにあたり、様々な分野でFacebookと緊密に協力したこの製品を発表でき、大変嬉しく思います。ユーザーの皆様には、その使いやすさとシンプルさを気に入っていただけると思います。Skypeのビデオ通話が持つ品質と規模が、Facebookのソーシャル体験と統合し、パワフルな組み合わせを生み出しました。

SkypeとFacebookがどのようにして統合したのか。今後規模を拡大するのか。Skypeのクライアントを使うのか。世界中のテクノロジー愛好家は、どうやって我々がこれを実現できたか、間違いなく関心が高いところと思います。

ユーザーはまず、Facebook上でこの機能を体験することになります。プロフィールページを見たりチャットをしたりしている間に、ユーザーはビデオ通話ができるボタンを見つけるでしょう。ボタンはFacebookウェブページの一部として現れます。ユーザーが「電話する」ボタンをクリックするとそのページはスカイプビデオ通話ソフトウェアの有無を確認します。このソフトウェアは、Facebook専用に開発したビデオ通話を実現するプラグインです。Skypeプラグインを初めて使う場合には、ユーザーはそれをインストールするよう促されます。 Facebookのサーバーは我々が開発した独自REST APIを通じて、Skypeテクノロジーとのインタラクションを開始します。このAPIでFacebookは自動的に匿名の発信者(あるいは、着信者)向けSkypeアカウントを作ります。REST APIにより、Facebookサーバーはユーザーがその匿名アカウントを使ってSkypeにログインできる資格を取得することができます。

このプラグインは、本質的にはSkypeクライアントのミニチュア版です。Facebookには不要な大部分のユーザーインターフェースや機能(例、Skypeインスタントメッセージ)を削除することで、Skypeクライアントを最適化しました。プラグインは実際には2つの部分で成り立っています。ひとつは独立したミニチュアSkypeクライアントであるランタイムで、もうひとつは実際のブラウザプラグインです。ランタイムはRPCメカニズムを通じてシンプルなAPIを提供し、ブラウザプラグインはFacebookにアクセスするJava ScriptのAPIを提供します。ユーザーインターフェースは縮小化され、簡素化されていますが、ランタイムは本質的にSkypeと変わりありません。P2P(ピアツーピア)技術、ファイアーウォールとNATトラバーサルプロトコル、映像および音声コーデック、メディアプロセスエンジンなどSkypeの素晴らしい要素すべてがランタイムに入っています。

プラグインがダウンロードされインストールされると、発信者は(ユーザーには見えない自動プロセスで)匿名でログインし、Facebookのサーバーインフラを通してハンドシェークが確立します。すると、「着信者」に対して発信者が通話を望んでいるということが通知されます。ここでFacebookのインフラを利用することにより、着信者のコンピューターにプラグインがインストールされる前に通話を開始することが可能になります。 この組み合わせが本機能を拡散する性質をもたせ、人々の間にあるコミュニケーションの障壁を取り除きます。

皆さんがユーザーインターフェースで見る映像はSkypeランタイムによるものです。つまり、これは通常のSkypeビデオ通話がFacebook内で起動され、ユーザーインターフェースが簡素化されただけなので、同等のビデオ品質を実現できます。

この機能実現におけるスカイプ側の課題のひとつは規模の問題でした。その解決のため、スカイプはP2P技術を活用しましたが、ソリューションのいくつかの部分はサーバーインフラに依存していました。それに対応するため、スカイプではサーバーを相当数増やし、すべてのデータセンターで帯域を増設しました。実際の音声及びビデオトラフィックはスカイプのグローバルP2Pネットワークを活用し、高価なサーバーを数多くそろえることなく高品質を実現します。スカイプとFacebookは慎重に負荷と品質を監視しながら、これから1~2週間のうちにこの新機能を導入していきます。 これからみなさんもFacebookでビデオ通話のボタンを目にすることになるでしょう。 もしそのボタンを見つけたら、ぜひクリックしてみてください。Facebook上の誰とでもビデオ通話ができます。 これは画期的な技術です。高い品質、P2P技術、規模といった、Skypeを素晴らしいものにしているすべての要素をウェブ上の世界一のソーシャルサイトと組み合わせ、完全にシームレスな形で実現しました。

皆さんもぜひこの機能をお楽しみください!

スカイプに関するニュースと最新情報は、ツイッターフェイスブックからもご覧いただけます。

Número de Internet

¿Sabías que tus amigos pueden llamarte a un número y tú respondes en Skype, sin importar en qué lugar del mundo te encuentres?

Así de fácil, gracias al número de internet de Skype, podrán llamarte desde un fijo o móvil y tu contestas desde Skype.

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Además, con cada número de internet también tienes la función del Buzón de Voz, por si te llaman a tu número de Internet y no puedas responder, podrán dejar un mensaje que escucharás la próxima vez que inicies sesión en Skype.

Podrás adquirir el número de internet directamente desde tu cuenta de Skype.

Además, el número de internet es ideal para el mundo de la empresa. Puedes usar Sype Manager para asignar números de Internet a tus empleados y así tendrán un número directo al que los clientes pueden llamar.

Entra en este enlace y además podrás ver en qué países está disponible.

¡Qué lo disfrutes!

7월 14일, 한국의 스카이프 서비스 공급자가 대성그룹으로 변경됩니다

그 동안 이베이 옥션을 통해 제공되었던 한국의 스카이프 서비스가 2011년 7월 14일부터 대성그룹으로 변경되어 제공될 예정입니다. 서비스 공급자 변경 이전에 이러한 변경 과정 중에서 발생할 수 있는 어떤 상황에서도 고객들의 기존 연락처나 이미 구매하신 스카이프 크레딧, 스카이프 월정액 요금제, 온라인 번호에는 아무런 영향을 미치지 않고 그대로 유지됩니다.

7월 14일부터 최신 버전(윈도우즈용 스카이프 4.2 버전 이상)을 사용하고 있을 경우 자동으로 새로운 버전의 스카이프 소프트웨어로 업그레이드 되며, 다음 로그인 할 때 부터는 대성-스카이프의 새로운 버전을 볼 수 있게 될 것입니다. 만약 이전 버전(윈도우즈용 스카이프 4.2 버전 미만)의 스카이프 소프트웨어를 사용하거나 맥(MAC)용 스카이프를 사용할 경우 스카이프 계정에서 로그아웃 됨과 동시에 스카이프 소프트웨어를 새로운 버전으로 업그레이드하라는 메시지를 화면에서 볼 수 있을 것입니다. (이때 여러분의 스카이프 통화가 원활하지 않을 가능성도 있습니다) 여러분의 컴퓨터 운영체제에 따라 나타나는 메시지는 조금씩 달라질 수 있으니, 아래 그림을 참고해 주세요.

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윈도우즈용 스카이프 버전

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맥(MAC)용 스카이프 버전

스카이프를 계속해서 사용하시려면 “확인”을 누르셔서 업그레이드 소프트웨어*를 다운로드 받으시기 바랍니다. 새로운 스카이프 제품을 구입하고 대성으로부터 고객 서비스 지원을 받고 싶으시다면 대성의 서비스 약관에 동의하시면 됩니다.

우리는 7월 14일에 대성-스카이프 웹사이트를 통해 더 자세한 정보를 제공할 예정입니다. 계속해서 관심 있게 지켜봐 주시길 바라며 여러분의 성원에 감사의 말씀을 드립니다.

* 윈도우즈용 스카이프 5.3 버전 또는 맥용 스카이프 5.2버전

Peace One Day’s founder, Jeremy Gilley, inspires school children on Skype

Canada, England, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Saint Lucia, Scotland and Switzerland: Jeremy Gilley has been busy chatting with school children all over the world these past few weeks. Without having to step foot on a plane, Jeremy is talking to the world’s youth about conflict resolution, global citizenship, human rights and the link between sustainability and peace, he just clicks a button on Skype to make a video call.

Using Skype, Jeremy hopes to talk to school children in all 192 member-states of the UN before 21 September 2012, to support the countdown to a Global Truce on Peace Day 21 September 2012.

To find out more about Peace One Day’s Global Truce 2012 campaign, please watch the Global Truce 2012 Introduction Film.


Global Truce 2012 Introduction Film.

Meanwhile, here is some feedback from teachers and students who have participated in Jeremy’s Skype talks so far:

• “Using Skype to speak with Jeremy supported the work that the school does looking at Peace and Conflict resolution and motivated them [the students] to continue with their good work.” Laura Paterson, Gordonstoun School, Scotland.

• Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be seen and heard on our little island of Saint Lucia. Our students are 90% local but the other 10% have come from countries where they have experienced a different sort of lifestyle – some with strife and suffering. The whole school was excited to share a live call – crossing borders in this manner was important.” June Harkness, International School of St. Lucia.

• “It was SO WONDERFUL of Jeremy to take the time to inspire the kids of both countries (Kenya and Philadelphia, USA) and to be part of their Skype conversation.” Lisa Parker, volunteer for Germantown Friends School.

• “You have inspired us all so much.” Student to Jeremy from the International School of Geneva, Switzerland.

To get your classroom involved please access the free POD Education Resources and introduce your students to Jeremy’s story so far, contact Peace One Day Education through their Skype in the classroom profile or email skypetalks@peaceoneday.org to register your interest in a video call over Skype, and start planning your Peace Day activities.

Here’s a video introduction to Peace One Day education. The Education Resource is now available free online in the 6 official languages of the United Nations.

An introduction to Peace One Day education.

You can sign up to the Global Truce 2012 at www.peaceoneday.org, follow @PeaceOneDay on twitter, and ‘like’ the Peace One Day Facebook page, to show your support.

Peace One Day's founder, Jeremy Gilley, inspires school children on Skype

Canada, England, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Saint Lucia, Scotland and Switzerland: Jeremy Gilley has been busy chatting with school children all over the world these past few weeks. Without having to step foot on a plane, Jeremy is talking to the world’s youth about conflict resolution, global citizenship, human rights and the link between sustainability and peace, he just clicks a button on Skype to make a video call.

Using Skype, Jeremy hopes to talk to school children in all 192 member-states of the UN before 21 September 2012, to support the countdown to a Global Truce on Peace Day 21 September 2012.

To find out more about Peace One Day’s Global Truce 2012 campaign, please watch the Global Truce 2012 Introduction Film.


Global Truce 2012 Introduction Film.

Meanwhile, here is some feedback from teachers and students who have participated in Jeremy’s Skype talks so far:

• “Using Skype to speak with Jeremy supported the work that the school does looking at Peace and Conflict resolution and motivated them [the students] to continue with their good work.” Laura Paterson, Gordonstoun School, Scotland.

• Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be seen and heard on our little island of Saint Lucia. Our students are 90% local but the other 10% have come from countries where they have experienced a different sort of lifestyle – some with strife and suffering. The whole school was excited to share a live call – crossing borders in this manner was important.” June Harkness, International School of St. Lucia.

• “It was SO WONDERFUL of Jeremy to take the time to inspire the kids of both countries (Kenya and Philadelphia, USA) and to be part of their Skype conversation.” Lisa Parker, volunteer for Germantown Friends School.

• “You have inspired us all so much.” Student to Jeremy from the International School of Geneva, Switzerland.

To get your classroom involved please access the free POD Education Resources and introduce your students to Jeremy’s story so far, contact Peace One Day Education through their Skype in the classroom profile or email skypetalks@peaceoneday.org to register your interest in a video call over Skype, and start planning your Peace Day activities.

Here’s a video introduction to Peace One Day education. The Education Resource is now available free online in the 6 official languages of the United Nations.

An introduction to Peace One Day education.

You can sign up to the Global Truce 2012 at www.peaceoneday.org, follow @PeaceOneDay on twitter, and ‘like’ the Peace One Day Facebook page, to show your support.

글로벌 공동 프로젝트도 스카이프로!

고려대학교 통계학과 박유성 교수는 미국에 있는 한 교수와 공동논문을 쓰고 있습니다. 놀라운 사실은 그들이 같은 장소가 아닌 각자의 나라에서 논문을 준비하고 있다는 점입니다. 무려 10,000km에 달하는 먼 거리를 뛰어넘어 두 명의 교수가 공동 프로젝트를 진행할 수 있었던 배경은 무엇일까요? 답은 바로 인터넷전화 스카이프였습니다.

스카이프는 특정 목적을 가진 사람들이 공동 프로젝트를 진행하는데 안성맞춤입니다. 그 이유는 스카이프가 가진 다양한 장점들 덕분이죠. 비싼 국제전화를 대체하여 무료로 이용 가능한 인터넷전화라는 것이 첫 번째 이유이고, 두 번째 이유는 일대일 영상통화그룹 영상통화 기능을 지원하여 아무리 멀리 떨어져 있어도 바로 앞에 있는 것처럼 대화를 나눌 수 있다는 점입니다.

특히 영상통화 기능은 글로벌 공동 프로젝트를 진행하는데 가장 중요한 부분입니다. 직접 만나서 진행해야 하는 부분들도 이제 영상통화를 사용함으로써 대부분 해결이 가능합니다. 예를 들면, 스카이프 영상통화로 디자인이나 설계도를 보며 회의를 진행할 수 있고 강의나 교육, 그리고 프레젠테이션도 스카이프 영상통화 기능을 사용하면 더 편리하고 효율적으로 수행할 수 있습니다.

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현재 스카이프는 Skype in the classroom을 통해 글로벌 교육 프로젝트를 지원하고 있습니다. Skype in the classroom은 세계 각국의 교사들이 서로 연결되어 교육 기술 및 경험을 공유할 수 있게 도와줍니다. 이를 통해 교사들은 공동으로 수업을 진행하고 싶은 다른 교사의 클래스나 초청하고 싶은 특별 연사를 쉽게 찾아낼 수 있습니다. 다른 나라의 수업과 연결하여 그들의 언어와 문화를 배우거나 학생들간의 국제적인 교류를 추진하는 것도 Skype in the classroom을 통해서라면 가능합니다.

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세계가 점점 좁아지고 있습니다. 자신의 발전을 위해 또는 업무 성과의 향상을 위해 다른 나라의 사람 혹은 기업과 교류하는 것은 이제 선택이 아닌 필수가 되었습니다. 여러분도 스카이프를 통해 글로벌 공동 프로젝트를 직접 만들거나 프로젝트의 구성원으로서 참여해보세요. 시간과 비용을 절약하면서 더 많은 사람들을 만나고 더 많은 경험을 할 수 있는 가장 좋은 방법입니다!