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How to get Skype on your landline

How to get Skype on your landline

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Skype doesn’t just have to be on your computer. In fact, Skype can be used to replace your conventional means of making a phone call. You can do away with your landline altogether and use one single Skype account across multiple devices, including your... >>

Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS

Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS

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Everyone knows about using Skype for its instant messaging abilities. Along with Skype calls, Skype-to-Skype IM is a core feature for the millions of users the world over. That isn’t the end of the messaging story, however, and, as part of Secret Skype... >>

Extreme video calling: up high and down low

Extreme video calling: up high and down low

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We’ve looked at some fairly innovative ways that people are using video calling beyond just a simple means of communication; innovative but essentially standard. So, today as part of Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, we’re taking it up a gear.... >>

Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio

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A 1080p webcam sounds a little ridiculous doesn't it. But of course, webcams aren't just for video calls, they're for recording your thoughts to YouTube, presenting a video podcast or lip-syncing to Carly Rae Jepsen. They are, in fact, cheap camcorders... >>

Professional tips for video calls: using your voice

Professional tips for video calls: using your voice

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As director, voice coach and joint artistic lead at The Bridge Theatre Training Company, Mark Akrill knows a fair few things about how to sound good when you speak. A published playwright, Akrill also holds voice workshops for businesses and groups on... >>

Using Skype on the move

Using Skype on the move

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Just because Skype needs an internet connection doesn’t mean you can’t take it away with you. The whole world is going wireless and Skype is moving along with it. A Mi-Fi or even a wireless connection on a train or aircraft is all you need to get... >>

Secret Skype: Skype and Facebook integration

Secret Skype: Skype and Facebook integration

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Back in 2010, Skype and Facebook decided to make friends and the two have been liking each other ever since. Now, a few years down the line, what started as an acquaintance of contact sharing has blossomed into a full-blown relationship between the two... >>

Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad

Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad

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Speaking to friends and family abroad isn't cheap. Just a phone call to the United States from the UK can cost as much as 19p a minute on a BT landline. Skype does away with those costs altogether and adds in video for good measure.  Skype Week on Pocket-lint... >>

Logitech C270 webcam
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Logitech C270 webcam

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Those of us in our thirties, and older, will remember how much it used to cost to buy something that could make video. And of course, those same people remember how hard it was to handle, edit and share that video. Now, for less than £20 you can have... >>

Professional tips for video calls: set and background

Professional tips for video calls: set and background

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Welcome back to Skype Up Your Life on Pocket-lint. At this time each day, we’ll be looking at how you can improve your video calls by asking some professionals. The professionals in questions are a group of people from an industry that’s been working... >>