Video calling archive

  • 5 tips for video calls: Body language
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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...

  • 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...

  • Microsoft takes its time over Xbox 360 Skype integration
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    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
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    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
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    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...

  • Skype for iPad makes an official comeback
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    Skype for iPad makes an official comeback

    By 2 August 2011

    Skype for iPad has played continual app store hide and seek today but has now final made the decision to come out and play.  The application that "went live prematurely" has now returned, bringing with it a proper FaceTime alternative for Apple's tablet. ...

  • Skype 5.2 for Mac launched
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    Skype 5.2 for Mac launched

    By 5 July 2011

    It looks like Skype has managed to turn out yet another update to its now super slick Mac video calling software. The 5.2 release brings with it group screen sharing, meaning you can share all your exciting spreadsheets with your bestest pals. All this...

  • Skype aware of ONLINE HELP vishing scam attack
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    Skype aware of ONLINE HELP vishing scam attack

    By 10 June 2011

    Skype has responded to Pocket-lint's story published yesterday about the new kind of scam calls its users are receiving. Nicknamed "vishing" (voice phishing), the new type of attack can even lead unwitting customers into visiting websites that subsequently...

  • Skype users attacked by ONLINE HELP scam call
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    Skype users attacked by ONLINE HELP scam call

    By 9 June 2011

    Like the rest of the world, Pocket-lint has been targeted by email scams, and telephone call and text message spam. And, like a vast majority of you, we don't particularly want to give away our banking details, haven't been in accident lately, nor want...

  • Skype service falls over worldwide
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    Skype service falls over worldwide

    By 26 May 2011

    Skype is suffering from severe problems worldwide, with many reporting that their PC clients are crashing out completely. Others state that they can't log on, and the Skype online webpages are continually showing up with "Service Unavailable" holding...

  • Android 2.3.4 adds Video Chat for the Nexus S
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    Android 2.3.4 adds Video Chat for the Nexus S

    By 29 April 2011

    The latest version of Android Gingerbread has landed - 2.3.4 - bringing with it Google Voice Chat from within Google Talk. The update means you now can use your Android device to make video calls to your pals, not only to other Android smartphone and...

  • Skype 5.3 update for Windows improves iPhone video quality
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    Skype 5.3 update for Windows improves iPhone video quality

    By 7 April 2011

    Skype has rolled out a new update for Windows (Skype 5.3) that fixes a number of small problems and improves the quality of video received from mobile devices; iPhone, iPad 2, Android and the like. Other fixes and improvements include issues with unsent...