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Secret Skype: Paid Skype

Secret Skype: Paid Skype

By 25 January 2013

As our final article on Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, we have one more piece of Secret Skype advice that you might think worth taking. We talking about paid Skype, the other side to Skype that financially supports the rest of the model. You... >>

Skype in the Office: Ditching the landline and going global

Skype in the Office: Ditching the landline and going global

By 25 January 2013

We've looked at people using Skype to make a living, people using it to keep in touch with friends and family, and even a handful of people using Skype to keep in touch with others from the top of mountain, but what about using Skype for work? Can it... >>

Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit
3 out of 5

Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit

By 25 January 2013

The sky's the limit with Skype. You needn't restrict the virtual face-to-face call system's use to a computer or mobile device - or perhaps you don't happen to own either - as many of the latest smart TVs have a Skype app built in. In tandem with the... >>

5 tips for video calls: Body language

5 tips for video calls: Body language

By 25 January 2013

A video call isn't just about what you say, it is about how you look and move. You can entirely alter a person's impression of you simply by changing your behaviour. So says non-verbal communications expert Mark Bowden - a man who excels in going... >>

How to get Skype on your landline

How to get Skype on your landline

By 25 January 2013

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

By 24 January 2013

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

By 24 January 2013

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
4 out of 5

Microsoft LifeCam Studio

By 24 January 2013

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

By 24 January 2013

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

By 24 January 2013

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... >>