can i use skype over wifi on my iphone without getting hit with data/phone charges? googlefu has failed me - now i'm more confused than ever. [more inside]
posted by crankyrogalsky
on Feb 9, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend a tried and true site offering live chat lessons teaching Mandarin or Cantonese and Chinese writing? [more inside]
posted by ayc200
on Jan 26, 2011 -
I'm about to video Skype for the first time, using my macbook pro's built-in isight camera.
The person I'm Skyping with has never met me, but has a whacky sense of humor, so I thought it might be amusing to start out by feeding in a few seconds of stock video of a hunky male stripper (cutting it off, and replacing it with my geeky real self, long before it gets lewd). Is there any way to do this?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Jan 1, 2011 -
I'm in Japan. My 5-year-old grandson is in Canada. Can you recommend any games/activities we could do 'together' (in real time) over the net? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100
on Nov 27, 2010 -
Is there a way to video conference 4 webcams in an easy and reliable way, preferably free? I would love to find a service like Skype that allows more than 2 people to video talk at the same time. Thanks for your thoughts!
posted by mortaddams
on Nov 23, 2010 -
What (if any) solutions are out there to record a Live Screencast, and have this screencast stored *in the cloud* immediately? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Oct 13, 2010 -
Is there anyway to use an existing phone with Skype and a wireless router without a PC? [more inside]
posted by fleeba
on Sep 8, 2010 -
What webcam/video chat setup would you recommend, if you had to set one up for a technophobe grandma, in order to let her see her grandchildren? [more inside]
posted by kristin
on Aug 30, 2010 -
We live in South America and our son is in need of a native English speaker to work with him on pronunciation. There is no one here who can help, but as luck would have it, we have a relative in the states who is a licensed speech therapist who can help over Skype. We're looking for camera and speaker suggestions for both sides - assuming we have solved the bandwidth issue, is there a camera for a PC that would be ideal for this? Are there other speech professionals who have done this before?
posted by carlodio
on Aug 25, 2010 -
How do I search the contents of all Skype chat history on OS X? Skype's regular search feature only searches the topics of old chats, but not the contents. I swear I found a way to do this some time back that involved typing some undocumented commands to create an index and then search it, but Google is failing me. I do have Skype's feature to keep chat history forever turned on.
posted by Emanuel
on Jul 19, 2010 -
Do hackers go into people's Skype accounts and break up with the account owner's SO? Also, if there's anyone in Melbourne, Australia, preferably Carnegie, who could give me some help, I could definitely use it. [more inside]
posted by smorange
on Jul 5, 2010 -
Please recommend a microphone for family Skype time. Caveat: multiple people talking at once while sitting 6ft. away from the computer. [more inside]
posted by gnutron
on Jun 28, 2010 -
Can I get a Bluetooth earpiece to use for Skype calls on my Macbook Pro? Anything I should watch out for?
posted by humblepigeon
on Jun 10, 2010 -
Another ditch-the-cell-phone-bill/Google Voice question: Google Voice made me give them my cell phone number (800-OLD-CELL) when I signed up, and then assigned me a new number (800-GGL-VOIC). However, I don't have calls forwarded from the Google Voice number to my actual cell phone - Instead, everything goes to voicemail. What happens if I cancel my old cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide
on May 1, 2010 -
Starting in about a month, my wife and I will both be working from home a fair amount. We are both on the phone a lot.
We want to pay as little as possible and are trying to figure out how to deal with the phone situation. I currently use Google Voice and make and receive most of my calls on the home phone, which works well for me.
I'm not sure how to deal with the apparent need for 2 phones. Both of us have cell-phones, but we're on the phone so much that we'd rather not be on the cell phones all day. We could obviously just get a 2nd Google Voice number for incoming calls, but I'm not sure how to deal with receiving or making calls while the other person is on the home phone.
Thoughts? Should we get a Skype or Vonage number? Just get a 2nd landline? Any good free/cheap options that I'm missing? We're in Portland, OR if that matters. Thanks!
posted by stewieandthedude
on Apr 30, 2010 -
This new orange box
keeps turning up in my skype window, and it is annoying! I can't find any option to get rid of it forever; have you gotten rid of it? This has only started in the last few days. I have not upgraded Skype (22.214.171.124).
posted by whatzit
on Apr 21, 2010 -
A digital picture frame with an integrated camera/speakers/microphone/wifi that can run Skype, so you can interact with people (kinda like Dumbledore's office :-). Does such a beast exist? If not could it easily be assembled?
posted by rouftop
on Apr 3, 2010 -
How can I add a non-traditional (non-website) link to a blog post/template without the link being changed upon saving? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres
on Mar 30, 2010 -
How can I use Skype on my Macbook, while I'm typing so that it doesn't pick up my keystrokes and internal Macbook Fan? [more inside]
posted by hdh
on Mar 10, 2010 -
We are trying to have lab meetings over video-conferencing and no matter how much preparation, we always seem to eat 30 minutes of time fiddling with the setup. We've tried various iChat/Skype/gchat combinations and nothing has really stuck so far. What I really want to do is have one computer on each end video conferencing and sharing a powerpoint presentation. [more inside]
posted by scrutiny
on Mar 8, 2010 -
What is the best method to voice conference when a few of the meeting attendees are on a slow/unreliable connection in Africa? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny
on Mar 3, 2010 -
Navigation of Google Voice and Skype: Can I use one or both of these (in tandem) instead of a landline? [more inside]
posted by aniola
on Feb 24, 2010 -
Seeing Up in the Air makes me wonder - Is technology like Cisco WebEx, Skype, broadband connections, etc. causing your company and/or companies you know of to reduce the need for business travel? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks
on Feb 19, 2010 -
My work is providing me a Blackberry with voice plan that I'm expected to carry during waking hours and I don't want to carry multiple phones or maintain my $50+/month plan; I'm trying to figure out the best way to merge the two. Oh, and one other catch- I'd like to set up Google Voice for work and would really like to use the additional features that come with getting a Google Voice phone number. [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Recommendations for a great Mac-compatible phone headset or earpiece? [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Jan 12, 2010 -
When is the right time to discuss moving in together when you've recently translated your relationship from skyping for 3 years to actual dating in person for 2 months? [more inside]
posted by audio
on Dec 10, 2009 -
I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone.
Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I can't get skype working on my Ubuntu machine. Where can I go to use skype in London from 11pm GMT tomorrow onwards?
Is there a suitably equipped internet cafe open then? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Sep 29, 2009 -
Multi-continent baby shower! I am trying to host a baby shower for someone in the US, while all of the guests are abroad. I sort of assumed that Skype would be able to do this, but it looks like I won't be able to get video for everyone, just voice (?). What are my best options? [more inside]
posted by ohio
on Aug 10, 2009 -
Hi there. I'm living in Montreal and just got an Android-based phone (HTC Dream) through Rogers. I'm trying to use Skype Lite, which would be like a dream come true...if it worked. Help, please! [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Jul 12, 2009 -
Help with some logistics questions for Skype as a home use landline/cell replacement. [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi
on Jul 11, 2009 -
Is a SkypeOut the "best" solution to call back to the U.S. while travelling through Russia? [more inside]
posted by toomuch
on Jul 9, 2009 -
Is there a way bring in an incoming call to an existing Skype conversation? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Jul 3, 2009 -
My boyfriend Skype-IMed his mother a very dirty greeting that was meant for me. It still shows the circling icon that I think happens when you try to send a user a message when the user does not have Skype running at the time. Is there any way to delete this before she gets it? He's freaking out, as you would too, if I told you what he just told his mother.
posted by anthropomorphic
on Jun 30, 2009 -
I've just upgraded a G5 tower from 10.2.x to 10.5.7. The upgrade went off without a hitch... but... i do have a problem using my Logitech USB 350 headset with the system now. When making a call with Skype, for example, the headset will typically work for a while (several minutes) before suddenly throwing out massive amounts of horrible noise via the mike channel. When this happens, I can hear the other side of the conversation just fine, they however can't hear anything except an aneurysm-inducing noise. If I hang-up and restart the connection, the game repeats. Sometime the noise sets in sooner, sometimes later - however, it always sets in. Facts: 1.)
This headset worked without a hitch before the upgrade (from 10.2.x). 2.) Audio settings on a system level and within Skype are correct. Does anyone have any clue as to what is going on and what might remedy the situation?
posted by oxidizer
on Jun 10, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam
on Jun 3, 2009 -
Whats the best way to capture, edit and share an over-the-internet recorded interview for my blog? [more inside]
posted by msoffab
on May 26, 2009 -
Is there a telephone support number for Skype? I'm having a problem with their billing and as far as I can tell this phone company does not have a phone.
The E-mail support is not great either, which is why I'm looking for another way to get in touch.
posted by furiousxgeorge
on May 22, 2009 -