Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Get unlimited free worldwide Skype calling for a month

Here's the deal, if you are an existing Skype customer or have been so for the last 29 days. Here's you chance to get free Skype call for a whole month. This would be unlimited free calls to over 40 countries and includes calls both to landlines and mobile phones. Is there a catch -- not really but this is the process to follow. You will have to signin to your Skype account, claim you month of free calling. Enter your payment details -- credit card etc. You're now free to call anywhere in the world for a whole month.

Free Skype calls for a month: dealIs there anything to note about this deal. The deal ends on Nov 15 2012, you have less than a day to claim the deal. Also -- to avoid being billed for the next month, you will need to cancel your subscription within 27 days from the start date. Skype is a subscription service and this is expected. If you are fine with the above please click the link below to claim your free worldwide calling. Yes, supports both voice and video calls. If you're wondering how mush you'd be charged for the next month -- that would be $14. You can also sign-in with your Facebook or Microsoft account. Skype is now owned by Microsoft.
Get unlimited Skype calls for a month now

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Skype for Windows 8 now available for download

Windows 8 store now has the Skype App available for download and use. It was supposed to become available only on the 26th. Microsoft however have done a good job and made the app available already. Once you install the Skype app on your Windows 8 device, it runs in the background and is not a drain on your battery. The App also has Snap so you can snap it into a corner and work on other apps in the foreground. To sign-in you can do so with your Hotmail, Live or Outlook account and then merge your Microsoft and Skype accounts together. Get all your contacts in once place and continue enjoying Skype. Your contact lists will show your Microsoft and Skype contacts together. Skype credits can be used as your are normally used to. Skype for Windows 8 is also compatible with windows RT.Download Skype for Windows *

Download Skype for Windows 8 now

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Use Phrozen Skype REC to record Skype calls on Windows

Skype is one webapp that you cannot do without. It offers a lot of functionality but the main feature missing, is the ability to record voice calls. This must have been something left-out by Skype for good reason. Privacy concerns must be on the top of that list. The usefulness of being able to record a business call cannot be undermined. Most business conversations over the internet can soon be lost and verbal agreements can be forgotten. With Phrozen Skype Rec however, you can now record Skype calls on Windows. It works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The ability to record voice calls might not be of top priority for many users but for some however it can be immensely useful. The webapp once downloaded will work in the background -- when launched it will automatically detect voice calls on Skype and begin to record. Once you're done with the recording it can be saved in .WAV format. A simple solution for your question, how to record Skype conversations?How to record a Skype Call

Phrozen Skype REC: How it works.
You would need to first download the software in a ZIP file
The program will download in two modes 1. Setup mode: To automatically install on your PC 2. Portable Mode: To be installed and only you know where the program in located
Once loaded the program will interact with the Skype API and you will need to hit the 'Allow Access' button and you're good to go
There is no start button and so when Phrozen detects a voice conversation it will automatically start recording the conversation and save it to your hard-drive.
So give it a whirl and leave feedback in the comments section below

Download Phrozen Skype REC

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps

Skype one of the most used apps both on the web and SmartPhones have updated their app. This was one of the most requested and missing features on the Skype App for iPhone, iPad and iPod. With Skype version 4.1 you can now send photos using your iPhone or iPad - with no size limitation on your photo. You can send and share photos already available on your phone or click a new one and share with all your Skype friends and contacts. The new feature is called: Photo Sharing for iOS. This also allows you to send large files and photos to friends without having to pay expensive MMS charges. This also bypasses the Email size of photos you can send, something that is imposed by email service providers. How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps.

How to send photos on Skype for iOS

How to share photos using Skype for iPhone or iPad.
1. You need to update the App to the latest version available for the iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on the name of a contact yo want to share a photo with. Make sure the contact is setup for Instant Messaging (IM)
3. Tap on the send photo button to choose from a photo already available or snap a  new one.
4. Compose your message and then click on the send button
5. You photo is sent if the person is online if not the photo gets sent once that person login to Skype. Your contacts can also send you photos in return

Another notable enhancement is that the new Skype for iOS is less of a drain on your battery. So you now log-in to Skype and keep it turned on for as long as you like.

Get Skype for iOS version 4.1 now


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How to disconnect Skype and Facebook

Connecting two major social sites can have its advantages and disadvantages. If you have added Skype to your Facebook account and connected them so that you can chat with our Facebook friends on Skype. It can sometimes get kind of distracting and irritating. It makes a lot of sense to disconnect your Skype from Facebook and use your connections as they were originally meant to be. You also have the problem of people from your Skype wandering ontoyour Facebook account and vise versa. 

How to unlink or disconnect your Skype from your Facebook account on Skype.

1. Login to Skype

2. From the top menu click on View

3. From the drop-down click on Skype Home

4. Click on the blue cog icon found on the extreme right

5. Click on 'Disconnect Facebook Friends

6. You're done

How to unlink Facebook and Skype using Facebook

1. Login to Facebook

2. Click on the down-arrow next to home and choose privacy settings

3. Beside Ads, Apps and Websites click on 'edit Settings'

4. beside Apps you use click on edit settings again (You need to open the page that has all your apps)

5. Find Skype and Click on edit beside it

6. Click on 'Remove App' top right-hand corner, confirm and you're done. 

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Skype Humoticons: How to create your own [Facebook App]

Skype launched a campaign to bring back humanity into our world of social networking. Called 'It's time for Skype', meaning more face to face is better and brings real conversations back into the lives of people. Unlike staying in touch using 140 characters (think Twitter) and upgrade from a wall post to a first grade conversations. As part of this campaign Skype has launched something called humoticons, this is just like emoticons that everyone is used to with one little difference. You can use your own face and create a Humoticon with your own face and personality. This can be shared on a special page on Skype as well as a sharing option. There is a URL attached to every Humoticon you create so you can share it with freinds. Next time you or your pals are chatting they can use your Humoticon while chatting. Some people think this is quiet Bizarre but if you look at some of the Humoticons people are building they are quiet funny and entertaining. 

The above pic illustrates classic emoticons like the wink, the smile, tongue out, blushing, devil, sky and heart etc. Now think of Humoticons as classic emoticons but with your own face bring out all the feelings and emotions of the emotion you want to portray. I can already see some people's Humoticons becoming viral on the internet. To get started you the link found at the end of this post and this is a Facebook app and if logged-in you can start immediately. 

So will you create your own Humoticon and what do you think about this move from Skype - comments section below to sound off. 
Skype Humoticons - Create your own or go directly to the Facebook like here

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Skype 5.8 for Windows now has Facebook Video Chat, HD Video-Calling, Screen Sharing and Push To Talk

The newest version of Skype 5,8 for windows is out and it comes with some new and added features. You can now chat with your Facebook friends and choose between audio and video calling, if your Facebook friends are not online you can hide those and view only those friends who are online. You can chat with them even if they are not Skype users. You can now also make crystal-clear video calls to all your friends, family and business contacts with Skype HD video calling. There is also group screen share for conference calls, users can now share their entire screen with people who are on the conference call. To make video calls however you would need a Logitech C920 video cam, this is because all the encoding is done within the cam and enables full HD or HD quality videos with older cams.

Skype have also said that users of multiplayer games have requested push to talk which is now available. With push to talk you can now set a hotkey and toggle microphone muting on a Skype call. All this and more on the new Skype. 
Source: Skype Garage Blog, there is also a download link available here

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Skype: How to turn on your Mic

This post is because over the holidays was chatting with family from all over the world and one of them had a problem with the Microphone settings on Skype. The problem was that all the mic's on the system were working perfectly. Internal mic, headset mic and all - with all this their voice was still not carrying across the web and we could not hear the person. The problem turned out that the Audio Settings in Skype needed to be turned on. You would think that this would have been the default setting once you download Skype, it mostly is but sometimes you need to physically set it up.

How to set-up your Skype microphone
Use the Echo / Sound Test available once you login to Skype. To check if your microphone is on. When you use the Echo or Sound test service you will need to speak into your mic and if the message gets played back then you know it is working and your sound can be heard b the other party. If not there is a simple quick workaround.
1. Login to Skype
2. Click on Tools
3. Click on options
4. Click on Audio Settings
5. Under Microphone make sure that the Check box is ticked. This will turn on your internal mic and your should be good to go
6. You're done.
Please leave your comments and suggestions to continue this discussion

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Friday, November 18, 2011

How to make a Facebook-to-Facebook video call from within Skype

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Skype and its partnership with Facebook has just gotten a little bit more social. You can use Skype to chat with all your Facebook pals. It is very simple to set-up and enable and once done you can chat with your Facebook buddies from within Skype. The move strengthens the bonds between Skype and Facebook and takes social networking to a whole new level. 

How too use, enable or start a Facebook-to-Facebook video call.
1. Login to Skype
2. Click on the Facebook button within Skype and sync you Facebook and Skype accounts together
3. Once done you Facebook contacts appear alongside your Skype contacts
4. Click on your Facebook contact to start a video chat.

So go ahead and use this to have loads of fun with all your Facebook buddies.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Photos: Skype's new Stockholm office

Skype has a lot of good things happening, after being acquired by Microsoft, Facebook announced their new video chat feature powered and enabled by Skype. They also have a new office in Stockholm, Sweden. The office was designed by PS Arkitektur. The trendy new office looks really cool and out there.

Image Credit: PS Arkitektur

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

How to get the Skype Video Calling App for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Skype has just announced that users can now use their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to make video calls. This way users can now use their iPhone 4 with the front and rear view camera to make calls to friends and relatives and share exactly what they are seeing in front of them. With this users can now make free voice and video calls over 3G and WiFi. Share video calls on Skype with people who are on the iPhone, PC or Mac. Talk face to face or show what you're seeing with front and rear facing cameras.

Skype's technology allows users to now make video calls between two PCs. Smartphones or TVs. This App has been rushed in time for New Year's Eve the most important day of the year. Skype Video Calling is not available on Android Devices.

Download the App for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch now
Download the App from iTunes

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

How to Block Someone on Skype

How to block Someone on Skype

1. Login to Skype
2. View your contacts tab
3. Find the contact you would like to block
4. Right click on this contact
5. Choose the option 'Block This User' from the menu that appears
6. If you would like to remove this user from your contacts list altogether choose the option. 'Remove User from Contact List'
7. If you remove this user from you contact list they will no longer be visible to you
8. If you choose to not remove and just block them. Their name still appears in your contact list with a crossed out circle indicating that they have been blocked by you.

blocking on Skype

How to unblock someone on Skype

1. Login to Skype
2. Scroll all the way down to tools
3. Click on manage blocked users
4. A list of all people blocked by you appears
5. Select the name of the person you wish to unblock and click the 'Unblock User' button

Alternatively you could also do the following if you have left a user in your list

1. Right click on the persons' name
2. Choose 'Unblock' from the drop down menu

Or click on

1. Contacts
2. Advanced
3. Manage blocked users
4. Select the name of the person you wish to unblock
5. Click on 'Unblock User'


What happens when you block someone on Skype

Wondering what happens when you block someone on Skype. Well there is not too much to it but here is what happens. The important thing to remember when you block someone on Skype is that you still appear on their friends' list and you on theirs. But both of you will appear offline to each other. Once blocked no chat or file transfers are possible. Please find a detailed analysis on what happens when you block someone on Skype.

Blocking on Skype what happens

1. The person you have blocked does not get to know that they have been blocked.
2. Skype does not send an them an email saying they have been blocked.
3. On their contact list you will appear offline.
4. The blocked person will not be able to chat or call you on Skype
5. File transfers they initiate will not reach you.