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How to Troubleshoot Sound in Skype

Skype audio customization is simple. You can start audio calls by simply double-clicking contacts, and you can troubleshoot microphones and headphones. Customizing and troubleshooting sound, as with everything [more…]

How to Set Up Macintosh Voice Recognition with Speakables for Skype

After activating your speech recognition software, you can download and install Speakables for Skype. This liberating technology frees you from your keyboard by replacing keystrokes with vocal commands [more…]

How to Redeem Skype Credit from a Voucher

Many third-party products include vouchers that you can redeem for Skype credit. You can redeem Skype credit from a voucher for services such as calling phones, an online Skype number, and voicemail. [more…]

Skype Provides Security through Privacy Setting and Personal Profile Options

Skype gives you two mechanisms for protecting your privacy: your privacy setting, which allows you to decide who can directly call or converse with you and your Skype profile. Your profile contains information [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Skype Problems

You can quickly troubleshoot issues with Skype contacts, passwords, audio, video, conversations, webcams, Wi-Fi — and just about anything else that hampers your success with this communication system. [more…]

How to Set Up Video for Skype in Windows

Setting up your webcam for Skype video calls for Windows is easy when you configure sound and images with Skype’s Video Settings and Audio Settings screens. [more…]

How to Set Up “NannyCam” Surveillance with Skype

You can use Skype to set up a "NannyCam" or surveillance camera. By setting up Skype to use camera for video surveillance, your NannyCam can help you make sure that your kids at home are fast asleep by [more…]

How to Convert Skype Audio to Text with Transcriber

Transcriber helps you convert your Skype audio to text. Without Transcriber, converting your Skype audio files into text can be a long and difficult process. Fortunately, Transcriber shaves hours off the [more…]

How to Use Skype to Call Phones

Using Skype to call phones is truly simple. Just click the Call Phones button that is near the bottom of the Skype window. When the dial pad pops up, enter the phone number along with the area code. [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Your Firewall and Proxy Settings When Using Skype

Your firewall and proxy settings may get in the way of Skype's incoming or outgoing traffic. Try these troubleshooting steps if you're having problems making a successful connection with Skype. [more…]

How to Set Up Skylook: Skype + Microsoft Outlook

Setting up Skylook binds Skype and Outlook tightly together. Once Skylook is set up, you don't sense that Skype and Outlook are two separate programs running at the same time. You see one interface, one [more…]

How to Manage Conference Calls with Skype

Managing Skype conference calls doesn't require any additional software. If you have Skype on your Windows PC or Mac, the conference calling capability is built in. [more…]

How to Use Skype Business Groups to Manage Costs

To manage costs, Skype Business Groups allows you to purchase Skype credit in bulk. You can use Skype Business Groups to allocate the credit to members of your business or even selected customers. You [more…]

How to Download and Install Skype

Downloading and installing Skype is easy, and it’s free! You can download and install your Skype connection in a matter of minutes, and then the fun begins. [more…]

How to Get Started with Skype

Once you have installed Skype, a screen pops up to help you get started exploring Skype, finding friends, and testing your sound. From the pop-up screen, you can do all of the following. [more…]

How to Set Up Your Skype Name and Password

Setting up your Skype Name and password is similar to setting up your username and password for other software. Your Skype Name is what other people on Skype see when they contact you. You also use your [more…]

How to Set Up Your Skype Profile

Every new Skype member has an opportunity to set up information in a personal profile screen. You don’t have to set up your Skype profile; profiles are completely optional. The Skype Profile window clearly [more…]

How to Initiate a Skype Call

In order to have a Skype conversation with someone, you need to initiate a call. You can initiate a Skype call with either a previous contact or a new contact. [more…]

How to Send SMS Text Messages with Skype

You can use Skype to send text messages using the Short Message System (SMS). Your Skype SMS text messages communicate seamlessly with mobile phones and other communication devices. Although messages need [more…]

How to Buy Skype Credit for Calling Phones

You can buy Skype credit to call telephones using a service that is sometimes called SkypeOut. You can call phones anywhere in the world at a fraction of the price that a normal phone call would cost. [more…]

How to Buy a Skype Online Number

With a Skype personal online number (also called SkypeIn), people in a given region or country can call you by dialing into a local phone number that you set up through Skype. It is just a local call for [more…]

How to Set Up Skype Voicemail

Skype supports an easy-to-set up voicemail system. One convenient benefit of setting up Skype Voicemail is that your audio messages — both your greeting and the incoming messages people leave you — are [more…]

How to Start a Skype IM Conversation

Besides standard one-on-one IM (instant message) conversations, you can start IM conversations with groups of Skype contacts and you can log off and return to conversations later. You can also invite new [more…]

How to Find Skype Contacts

Calling Skype contacts is easy, but before you can call them, you have to find them. Fortunately, Skype’s search page makes finding contacts as simple as typing a couple of words and clicking a few simple [more…]

How to Protect Your Privacy Online with Safari in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Even Mac users sometimes need to take steps to protect their privacy. Snow Leopard lets you protect Safari against both outside intrusion from the Internet and from prying eyes around your Mac. Protecting [more…]

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