You’ve set up your computer, your webcam, a headset, and a fast internet connection to boot. Fully geared for that family reunion that took half a year to plan, you open Skype and initiate the conversation, only to find that your sound quality is as clear as a stuttering whisper on the opposite side of the room and the video is a confusing mess of colors and pixels.
In precious moments like these, you must not be caught unprepared with lackluster hardware. Here are some tips that will help you scout the right Skype hardware for that perfect conversation.
1.) A headset is a good choice if you don’t have anyone else with you on your side of the conversation. Read More …
Skype makes it easy to call any number through the Skype Click to Call Plugin available for most browsers. Once you find a number in a website, you can easily call that number when you have the plugin installed. There is no longer a need to take note of the number and dial it through Skype or your phone. Just make sure you have enough Skype credit for the call.
However, when you upgrade your operating system from Mac OS X v 10.9 Maverick you will notice that the Skype Click to Call plugin in Safari web browser would stop working. This is because the upgraded OS does not support the said plugin. As a result, several compatibility issues may arise.
To prevent this from happening, follow the steps below: Read More …
Did you know you can earn additional income through Skype? This is possible through the Skype Affiliate Program. This happens when you (the publisher) place links to Skype (the advertiser) on your website. Commission Junction, Skype’s affiliate network provider provides everything you need to participate and earn from Skype’s Affiliate Program.
Here is how the Affiliate Program works:
- Create a publisher account with Commission Junction. Read More …
The Bing, the search engine for Microsoft, has collaborated with Skype to give its customers a great experience while surfing the internet. Now you can call any Skype number that is displayed in the Bing search engine results when you use it to search for different things in the internet.
It is easier if you have Skype Click-to-Call plug in installed in your desktop but what I will discuss with you today is how to call Skype names, Skype buttons and Skype-highlighted numbers directly from Bing results without Skype Click-to-Call plug in. Here are the steps to Skype via Bing:
- Use Bing to search the internet.
- When the results appear, click the Skype-highlighted number in the results page. You can also open the website first before clicking the number. Read More …
Skype buttons and URI links are tools that can help you make your Skype experience enjoyable and easier. But before you can use these tools properly, you should first know how to use them.
Business listings in SkypeFind are generated and maintained by members of the Skype community like you. To add a new SkypeFind business listing, simply follow the steps below:
- Sign in the Skype and select the Call Phones tab.
- Click the Find Businesses tab for Skype 5.1 for Windows or the Directory tab for Skype 5.0 for Windows. Read More …
Gone are the days when imagination is the most effective technique in understanding differing ideas on collaborations done over telephone and mobile calls or even text messaging. With Skype’s awesome Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services packed with combos, ideal discussions must have been the unexpected treat for individuals who choose the online media as the new boardroom.
Easy Access to Skype from Microsoft Office Documents Read More …
SkypeFind is a Skype feature that allows you to locate the number of businesses you might be interested in.
Below are the simple steps to search for a SkypeFind business and call them directly.
1. Sign in to Skype and select the Call Phones tab.
2. Click the Find Businesses tab (Skype 5.1 for Windows) or Directory tab (Skype 5.0 for Windows). Read More …
It is not that easy to become a filmmaker, especially a successful one at that. But with a little help from Skype, you can be on your way to becoming a great filmmaker. But how exactly can you do that? This article will show you how to become a successful filmmaker by using Skype.
1. Making professional connections and networks. According to Georgia Benjamin, an independent filmmaker, Skype had helped her with connecting to other professional filmmakers like her. She also said that making connections is the most important way to get into the industry. You can video call other professional filmmakers from the other side of the globe using Skype. Read More …
Knowing how to use Skype on Xbox One is a good thing, but knowing these cool tips that this article will show you today, will definitely make you ahead of other users. Although these tips may seem simple to others, but you can bet that only a few chosen users know these techniques.
How to Turn Off Auto-Zoom Feature?
Skype Xbox One uses Kinect to make your image on the center of the screen always. Whether you are alone or with other people, it will always make you on the center of the screen. This can be bothersome especially if you have many kids that are running around during your Skype call. Well, there’s a simple solution for your problem. You can turn off this feature by moving the cursor on your video in the bottom right of the screen and just press A to turn auto zoom on and off.
How to Use Your Mobile Device as a Keyboard?
As we all know, the Xbox One controller is not designed to replace the functions of your keyboard. But if you want to instant message anyone through Skype on Xbox One, you can always use SmartGlass. This application is available in Windows Phone, Android, iOS and Windows 8 tablets. It turns your mobile device as a duplicate screen with the Xbox One and interacts with the activities of your Xbox.
How to do Other Things While on a Skype Call?
If you want to play a game while on a Skype call, you can always do that because of the built in multimedia feature of Xbox One. This feature will turn on automatically once you start playing or doing other things while on a Skype call. Your Skype call will automatically continue to audio call only once it moves to the background.
You can always record Skype calls using an innovative Skype video call recorder that is called Supertintin. It can record high quality audio and video calls. Just visit their website at Supertintin for more information.
In case you are not familiar with it, Extras are programs you can use to personalize and enjoy your Skype experience better.
While Skype has already discontinued Extras (and have replaced it with Skype Apps), a lot of users still find them fun and interesting.
Go for the 3.8
To get started, you will need to have Skype 3.8 for Windows desktop. This version is no longer available from the Skype website but you may still download it from other sources.
If you want to maximize the power of Skype in your life, you need to have Skype Click to Call installed on your browser. This is a simple add-on allows you to harness the functionality of Skype.
It automatically detects phone numbers, whether on an online shop or social network, and lets you call that number directly from your Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. It’s that quick and easy!
And the best thing about Skype Click to Call is that it’s compatible with the three major browsers online. So during installation, you’ll need to choose which browser you want the application to be enabled.
To enable Skype Click to Call on your browser, particularly Mozilla Firefox, here’s what you need to do: Read More …
Did you know that aside from recording Skype calls, you can take video snapshots using a hotkey? A hotkey is a keyboard shortcut for any applications that is set up by its user providing quick access. You can take Skype snapshots during a video call by setting up your own hotkey. Here’s how:
- In Skype’s menu bar, click Tools > Options. From Options, select Advanced then Hotkeys. Read More …
You can now review businesses using another great Skype feature called SkypeFind. Other Skype users can see your review and this would help them find the right businesses for them.
Using SkypeFind is easy. Here are several easy steps to follow.
To add a review to SkypeFind: Read More …
Specifically created for the Xbox One console, Skype for Xbox One is a great communication tool for friends and families who want to enjoy video calls without cramping together on a small monitor screen. Read More …
The latest version of Skype for Windows desktop makes it possible for users to send usability feedback to Skype. Skype can use these user feedback to improve your Skype experience and give you a better service in the future.
To send Skype feedback, simply follow these steps:
- Log in to Skype.
- Go to the menu and select Help. Read More …
Remember the old days when the bulky yellow pages reigned supreme along with our beloved telephones? Well Skype has its own directory of business details that is known as SkypeFind.
Think of it as the “blue pages” if you’re pretty nostalgic with the old directories. It contains a database of businesses that are provided by other Skype users, so rest assured that they are accurate since they can be edited and reviewed.
So if someone is looking for services like how to find a free Skype video recorder or someone who can repair laptops, then SkypeFind is the right place. Read More …
Skype E-mail toolbar is an add-in for Outlook, Outlook Express and Thunderbird users that allow users to check if their contacts are online and send instant messages or give a call to them. This feature offered by Skype is very convenient for its users because it offers Skype’s services directly from your e-mail. Open to Microsoft users, this feature is free, fast and convenient.
Did you know that you can customize your Skype e-mail toolbar? By customizing it, you can easily show or hide its available options. Maybe you’re amazed by now, here’s how to do it:
1. Open Microsoft Outlook. Read More …
Want an exciting new way to enjoy the benefits of using Skype? Try calling and messaging your loved ones using your Xbox One! Here are a few basic things to keep in mind when using Skype for Xbox One:
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I’m pretty sure that you, dear reader, have used emoticons in the majority of conversations you’ve made towards your friends. But of course there are times when we have to regulate our use of Skype emoticons, not that they are a bad thing but it’s just that emoticons aren’t really appropriate in each and every conversation we’ll make.
Here are some tips on how to properly utilize those cute little faces: Read More …