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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... >>

Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad

Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad

By 23 January 2013

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... >>

Professional tips for video calls: set and background

Professional tips for video calls: set and background

By 23 January 2013

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... >>

Video calling for special occasions

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... >>

Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness

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

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

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... >>

Microsoft takes its time over Xbox 360 Skype integration

Microsoft takes its time over Xbox 360 Skype integration

By 29 May 2012

It has been seven-and-a-half months since Microsoft acquired Skype in a $8.5 billion buyout last year, yet the software giant has yet to roll out the video calling platform across its key services, including Xbox 360. And it is believed that we may have... >>

Teach your grandparents to use Skype

Teach your grandparents to use Skype

By 8 December 2011

The grandparent can be notoriously tricky customer when it comes to educating, particularly when that education is a lesson in technology, but, because you're a good person and this is the Good Christmas, you're going to give it a shot by giving them... >>

Skype now officially a Microsoft division

Skype now officially a Microsoft division

By 14 October 2011

Microsoft has successfully bought Skype, with the online video calling company becoming a division within the software giant. The $8.5 billion deal to unite the two massive tech organisations was first revealed back in May and approved by the Federal... >>