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How to videoconference two labs + slides on one piece of software?

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 - 8 answers

How to voice conference internationally, cheaply?

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 - 3 answers

How to consolidate landline, Skype, cordless heaset, etc.

Consolidating landline, Skype, and headset(s) in to one neat system? [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How to use the Internet to have a telephone without actually having a telephone

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 - 15 answers

Up in the air...no more?

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 - 21 answers

Thes best way to merge multiple phone numbers and possibly use Google voice?

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 - 6 answers

Tell me about your preferred video-calling apps and services.

Tell me about your preferred video-calling apps and services. [more inside]
posted by Ouisch on Jan 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Great Mac-compatible headset for VOIP?

Recommendations for a great Mac-compatible phone headset or earpiece? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Jan 12, 2010 - 9 answers

The right time / way, to discuss moveing in together (going from long-distance relationship to near-distance). Help.

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 - 30 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, 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 - 2 answers

Where can I go to use skype in London from 11pm GMT tomorrow onwards?

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 - 7 answers

Sharing video with Skype screen share feature

Is there some way to share video over Skype with the screen share feature? [more inside]
posted by flod logic on Sep 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Is it really a baby shower if she opens presents alone?

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 - 5 answers

I want to setup a simple home call center using Skype.

I want to setup a simple home call center using Skype. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 20, 2009 - 8 answers

My webcam hates the Internet

My webcam keeps kicking me off the Internet! How do I diagnose this? [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Skype Ultra-Lite

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 - 14 answers

Passing off calls with Skype?

Help with some logistics questions for Skype as a home use landline/cell replacement. [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Jul 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Is Skype the best voip solution from Russia to the U.S.?

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 - 5 answers

Is there a way bring in an incoming call to an existing Skype conversation?

Is there a way bring in an incoming call to an existing Skype conversation? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 3, 2009 - 3 answers

How to delete an IM on Skype before it is received? [AccidentalInappropriateMessageFilter]

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 - 12 answers

How to use Skype to call a Jordanian cell?

How can I call a cellphone in Jordan using Skype? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Jun 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Trouble with Logitech USB 350 headset under OSX 10.5.7

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 - 5 answers

Cheap smartphone that will make Skype calls over Wi-Fi?

Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Jun 3, 2009 - 6 answers

D&D via VOIP?

Tips for D&D via Skype (especially audio tips?) [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jun 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Whats the best way to capture, edit and share an over-the-internet recorded interview for my blog?

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 - 6 answers

Skype support number?

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 - 3 answers

Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)?

Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Making the jump into the 21st century

Why do we need a landline? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Apr 18, 2009 - 43 answers

Ditch the cell, get a Peek?

Should I ditch my cell phone in favor of a Peek/Skype/GrandCentral solution? Has anyone successfully attempted this kind of migration away from traditional cell phone service? Is there anything I should consider or be aware of? [more inside]
posted by tev on Apr 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Eerie coincidence, or does bigfoot...er...OS X malware actually exist?

Fraudulent Skype transactions: eerie coincidence, malware, or something else? [more inside]
posted by jferg on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Firefox crashes Maybe Skype 4.0?

Since upgrading to Skype 4.0 Firefox has started to crash, frequently, without Skype open. Is Skype the cause? What shall I do to avoid the crashing? BTW, I am not too nimble at computer wizardry, need basic advice. Tnx.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Mar 26, 2009 - 3 answers

How could I hack a phone receiver to act as a PC audio device?

Can I use the RJ11 (modem) port on a PC to plug in a phone handset and use it as an audio device? Trying to help a Skype user who has trouble with headsets but knows how to pick up a phone. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Mar 18, 2009 - 7 answers

China hates skype?

How can I overcome bad Skype quality when calling into China? [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi on Mar 14, 2009 - 7 answers

What is my best option for doing a video conference interview on the cheap?

I've been asked to do a video conference job interview via Skype. Telephone interview has been offered as an option, but I think video might be in my favor if I can do it professionally. Never done video conferencing before, though, and there are a number of factors to consider. Help me weigh my options! (general tips also welcome) [more inside]
posted by Knicke on Mar 10, 2009 - 15 answers

What skype capable videophone devices exist?

Are there any Skype capable standalone videophone devices other than the ASUS AiGuru SV1? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Feb 22, 2009 - 0 answers

Skype meet Facebook. Facebook meet Skype

A lot of people in my facebook friends have Skype. Is there a simple way to just do a search for those friends who have it in their profile? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 16, 2008 - 2 answers

How to transfer skype contacts and history automatically?

How do I automatically transfer skype contacts and history from an old account to a new one? [more inside]
posted by insouciant on Dec 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Baby's first webcam.

Please help me buy a webcam! I don't know anything about webcams. [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Nov 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Get Me The Skype Out Of Here!

What can I do with $50 worth of Skype Credits? (other than make calls) [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Nov 12, 2008 - 4 answers

skype voicemail

Does anyone out there know if you can you use Skype to check the voicemail on your landline? Not sure if you can input more numbers once the call has connected...
posted by dearleader on Oct 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Open-Source VOIP for personal / educational use

Can anyone recommend an open-source-protocol-based just-for-home-use VOIP provider & software? I'm pretty sure I don't want Skype, pretty sure I don't want Yahoo Messenger - security issues, not knowing what's really going on with these packages once they're installed, plus the license/privacy/etc. agreements are long and pretty bad. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Skype problems

I'm having two issues with Skype that make it hard for people to add me to their lists, and I'm not entirely sure if they're bugs or if it's supposed to be like that. I don't get notified when people add me, and nobody can find me in the directory. [more inside]
posted by easternblot on Oct 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Getting great quality from a Skype recording.

How do I get the best audio quality out of Skype, specifically for recording? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 29, 2008 - 5 answers

How to setup caller id for Skype? (I have a monthly subscription).

How to setup caller id for Skype? (I have a monthly subscription). [more inside]
posted by omair on Sep 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Mac-compatible USB speaker/mic for Skype?

Mac-compatible USB speakerphone for Skype use? [more inside]
posted by jeffmacintyre on Sep 23, 2008 - 3 answers

How to watch shows together?

How can my friends and I, all in different time zones, watch TV together during its FIRST airing? We're all tech savvy, but not nocturnal. Help us! [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 15, 2008 - 19 answers

Is Skype a viable landline alternative for us?

What's the best Skype package for managing contact with our international friends and family group? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Sep 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Why does Skype not want to take calls?

Important Skype Issue! I primarily use Skype for voicemails, however I am getting lots of complaints that Skype's line is busy. Every time I open Skype the preferences are set to only allow calls from people in my contact list. I keep setting them to allow calls from anyone and they keep going back to only accepting calls from people in my contacts list. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Skype install in the Heron

Very recently migrated to Ubuntu and want to install Skype... help! [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Jul 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Should I schedule my Skype video chats?

What's the protocol for scheduling personal video calls over Skype or iChat AV? I'm pretty new to this area and trying to understand whether it's okay to just call someone up on video. I can see the need to set up times for conference calls or video conferences in a business setting where you're trying to coordinate groups of people or book facilities, but the rationale seems less clear for communicating with friends or family. Is it rude to send an impromptu video request to a friend or relative who you know to be on Skype? What's the protocol? If you need to schedule it beforehand, why? How much time is appropriate and under what circumstances?
posted by jeffhoward on Jul 22, 2008 - 11 answers

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