Skype archive

  • Using Skype on your smartphone or tablet
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    Using Skype on your smartphone or tablet

    By 23 January 2013

    Skype has a wide range of apps for smartphones and tablets. They allow you to bring voice and video calling away from your computer and into your pocket. Be you an Android, iOS or Windows Phone fan, there is a Skype app for everyone, tablet and smartphone...

  • Secret Skype: Easter Eggs and tips for serious users
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    Secret Skype: Easter Eggs and tips for serious users

    By 22 January 2013

    Some of us use Skype every day, but very few know the ins and outs of the app. Skype can do much more than just make voice and video calls. In fact the app has plenty of easter eggs and hidden secrets that even the most seasoned of Skype pros might not...

  • Video calling for special occasions
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    Video calling for special occasions

    By 22 January 2013

    We’ve already seen how important video calling can be in our day-to-day lives. We’ve looked at how people who live, work or have loved-ones overseas use it to connect and how others use video calling in education. Today in our Skype Up Your Life...

  • Blue Microphones Tiki USB review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Blue Microphones Tiki USB review

    By 22 January 2013

    Everything about the Tiki is interesting. It's got an interesting name - a Tiki is Polynesian wood carving, and a Māori word for the first man. It looks interesting, a little bit like some sort of high-tech snail, and most importantly it aims to liven...

  • Professional tips for video calls: camera work
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    Professional tips for video calls: camera work

    By 22 January 2013

    As part of our expert tips for making better video calls for Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, today is the day of that most fundamental piece of equipment that is your webcam. More specifically, we need to uncover some basic skills when it comes...

  • How to get Skype on your PS Vita
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    How to get Skype on your PS Vita

    By 22 January 2013

    Skype can go way beyond just your computer. Not only can it run on everything from smartphones to your TV, but on your games consoles as well. Skype was one of the first apps for PS Vita and remains one of the best. But how does it work? Read on to find...

  • Secret Skype: Best Skype apps
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    Secret Skype: Best Skype apps

    By 21 January 2013

    Welcome once again to the Secret Skype section of our Skype Week on Pocket-lint. As part of five things you may not know you could do with Skype, right now is where we discover that Skype has an SDK and, yes, therefore a bunch of apps all of its own,...

  • Logitech TV Cam HD review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Logitech TV Cam HD review

    By 21 January 2013

    Since the telephone first rose to prominence there has been chatter about the video phone. BT tried it years ago before there was even broadband - and before there was even ISDN - and it was always a flop. But it didn't fail because people didn't want...

  • Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness
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    Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness

    By 21 January 2013

    It’s all very well connecting with your friends and family when making video calls but there's a lot more to these social platforms than pure fun. As part of Skype Week on Pocket-lint, we've been catching up with people all over the globe who use video...

  • Professional tips for video calls: lighting
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    Professional tips for video calls: lighting

    By 21 January 2013

    Filmmaker James Cronin knows a fair bit about lighting. Hired often as a director of photography but best known for his behind-the-scenes documentaries of Hollywood movies, he has a very good idea of how to set up for a video interview. Pocket-lint wasted...

  • Getting Skype on your TV
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    Getting Skype on your TV

    By 21 January 2013

    Video calls on your TV can be a beautiful thing. For many, the television the hub of family life, so what better way to connect with friends and relatives than en masse from the comfort of your sofa with your whole family? That may sound like some kind...

  • Skype up your life week on Pocket-lint
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    Skype up your life week on Pocket-lint

    By 21 January 2013

    Welcome to Skype up your life week, a series of articles, interviews, tips and tricks, that will help you get more out of using Skype whether it is on the desktop, your tablet, your phone, or your TV. We’ve got 25 articles on Skype for you to enjoy....

  • Skype to replace Xbox Live Chat on the new Xbox 720?
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    Skype to replace Xbox Live Chat on the new Xbox 720?

    By 16 January 2013

    After its 2011 acquisition of Skype, Microsoft is reportedly replacing Xbox Live Chat with the VOIP service for all communication on the Xbox platform, according to sources in the know. Computer and Video Games reports Microsoft will be "consolidating...

  • Messenger retires 15 March, users urged to move to Skype
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    Messenger retires 15 March, users urged to move to Skype

    By 9 January 2013

    Microsoft has sent an email to Messenger informing them that the service will be closing on 15 March 2013. Skype was acquired by Microsoft in 2011, and recent changes to Skype have allowed users to sign-in using their Microsoft Account, meaning migration...

  • 10 services you should be using in 2013
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    10 services you should be using in 2013

    By 1 January 2013

    Each year brings with it a host of start-ups and services for the tech savvy and web friendly to have a play with, and 2012 has been no different. Some have been sitting around for years and have only just gained popularity, others are hot off the press....

  • Skype for iPhone and iPad update, 120 million downloads so far
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    Skype for iPhone and iPad update, 120 million downloads so far

    By 29 November 2012

    Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps to include new features, such as account creation from within the application itself and the ability to sign in using your Outlook.com details. In addition, the company has revealed that more than 120 million...

  • Skype for Android 3.0 brings tablet optimisation, improved quality, Microsoft sign-in
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    Skype for Android 3.0 brings tablet optimisation, improved quality, Microsoft sign-in

    By 20 November 2012

    Skype has announced the latest update to Skype for Android, bringing with it a fresh new look, optimised to be much more efficient for tablet use. The new Skype for Android 3.0 adopts a two-column system, with access to the major areas of the app on...

  • Skype suspends password resets after security hole discovered
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    Skype suspends password resets after security hole discovered

    By 14 November 2012

    Earlier today, a security flaw was discovered in Skype that could allow hackers to access your account using only your username and email address. They could then reset your password and change it to anything they wanted. First posted on a Russian forum,...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 8 now available
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    Skype for Windows Phone 8 now available

    By 12 November 2012

    Microsoft has released Skype for Windows Phone 8 for users of the new Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, the HTC 8X and 8S. Labelled as a preview release rather than the final version, the new Skype for Windows Phone 8 promises plenty of additional features...

  • IM closing, Skype now Microsoft's default messenger service
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    IM closing, Skype now Microsoft's default messenger service

    By 6 November 2012

    Microsoft-owned Skype has confirmed that Skype is now its sole messaging app and that it will be ditching the IM service in the coming months. "Skype and Messenger are coming together," says the company. "Millions of Messenger users will be able to reach...

  • Skype prepaid cards hit UK high street stores, including Asda and Sainsburys
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    Skype prepaid cards hit UK high street stores, including Asda and Sainsburys

    By 5 November 2012

    Skype has signed deals with several top UK high street shops which will sell prepaid cards for the video calling service. Available in £10 and £20 denominations, the cards will be stocked in 1,400 Asda, Sainsburys, Currys, PC World and WHSmith stores...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 8 detailed
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    Skype for Windows Phone 8 detailed

    By 29 October 2012

    Skype has detailed its Skype for Windows Phone 8 app following the official launch by Microsoft on Monday. The new feature set, which has yet to be rolled out to Windows Phone 8 handsets being used for reviews by sites like Pocket-lint, will be here in...

  • Windows 8 app rush begins with ESPNcricinfo
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    Windows 8 app rush begins with ESPNcricinfo

    By 25 October 2012

    ESPNcricinfo is leading the charge of the Windows 8 apps we’re expecting to see when the latest Microsoft OS goes official at 11.15am New York time on 25 October. All the versions of the new Windows software come topped with the Modern UI tile system...

  • Skype 6.0 update arrives, now log in through your Microsoft and Facebook accounts
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    Skype 6.0 update arrives, now log in through your Microsoft and Facebook accounts

    By 25 October 2012

    Skype 6.0 for Macs and Windows desktop PCs is now available, making it easier to sign up and communicate with friends and family across multiple social media platforms. The update allows users to sign up to Skype through their Facebook or Microsoft accounts,...

  • Hands-on: Skype for Windows 8 review
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    Hands-on: Skype for Windows 8 review

    By 22 October 2012

    With Windows 8 launching this week, it's inevitable that we'll start to see a lot more apps appear in the official app store. These apps will make use of the new tablet-friendly "modern" interface and are likely to be the key to Microsoft's success or...