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Skype for String (April Fool’s)

04/01/2012, Remember how as a kid you played with this particular toy, which is essentially a science experiment to demonstrate how sound travels? You hold a tin can or paper cup on one end, which is attached to a similar can or paper cup on the other via a string,...

Skype Shop updated

03/30/2012, If you’ve ever wanted to get started with Skype and you’re not sure where to begin, the recently updated Skype Shop has all the answers you need. Everything you need to make Skype calls from your computer, TV, home phone, and more can be...

Skype offers unlimited calls to Brazil and Russia

03/28/2012, Skype has been helping couples remain connected in a long distance relationship for the longest time already, not to mention making sure that family and friends alike are able to keep in touch with one another at a minimal fee – free at times, too....

Bing to Reward users with Skype Credit

03/27/2012, Bing and Skype fans have a new reason to rejoice. Microsoft announced today on the official Bing blog that it will be rolling out new rewards for Bing users. Over the next few days, it will be adding Skype Credit to the Bing Rewards redemption center. For...

Skype for iPad updated to retina display

03/26/2012, Skype has released an update to their iPad app that has been tuned to the Retina display. This mainly means that the many icons are now available in high-definition, and that the user-interface (UI) is clean and sharp. Overall, the experience remains very...

Skype to bring tech into classrooms with DonorsChoose.org

03/21/2012, Skype has previously made clear its intentions in the classroom with its Skype in the Classroom dedicated Skype network, and now the company has announced a new program to bring tech into classrooms. Partnering with DonorsChoose.org, Skype will be...

Musician uses Skype to perform for his fans

03/14/2012, Besides using Skype for instant messaging and video chats, a musician has found a way to use the service to his advantage – by giving his fans personal one on one concerts over the internet. Denison Witmer, a singer/songwriter, had to turn down a tour...

Skype 5.6 for Mac released

03/06/2012, Great news for Skype users on Mac computers – Skype has announced the release of a new update for its VoIP client. The update brings Skype up to version 5.6 and introduces a bunch of new features such as: automatic updates (you no longer have to...

Microsoft has new Skype Certified webcams and headsets

03/06/2012, Getting peripherals that have certification from a certain hardware or software company might be a wee bit more expensive, but at least it offers peace of mind, as you know for sure that it will work when plugged in, no matter what. For folks who spend...

Skype beta for Windows Phone doesn’t work in the background

02/29/2012, The Skype beta for Windows Phone was launched a couple of days ago and it looks like there are some major flaws spotted for the app. According to reports online – the app doesn’t work in the background. Despite Windows Phone 7.5′s limited...

Skype: 34 million people online

02/27/2012, Last week Skype reported hitting an all-time high of 32 million users online at the same time. Well today, the VOIP service has reported that it has managed to surpass the milestone. According to Skype, they hit 34 million users who were online at the...

Skype for Windows Phone beta launched

02/27/2012, [MWC 2012] After what seemed like forever, it looks like Skype for Windows Phone is finally here. At MWC 2012 during Nokia’s event, they announced that Skype app for Windows Phone is now in beta and should be available for download from the Windows...

Skype: over 32 million signed in at the same time

02/24/2012, We all know that Skype is a pretty popular VOIP/instant messaging service, but do you know how many people use it? At least 32 million. According to an announcement from Skype, the company passed a new milestone yesterday when it had 32 million people...