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See how to use Skype for secure chats and connect SkypeOut and SkypeIN. Here's the fun and easy way (r) to understand all the hype about Skype and make this cool alternative communication system work for you! You'll get great advice about hardware, directions for downloading and installing Skype, ideas for using Skype in your business, and ...
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Skype For Dummies

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Overview

See how to use Skype for secure chats and connect SkypeOut and SkypeIN. Here's the fun and easy way (r) to understand all the hype about Skype and make this cool alternative communication system work for you! You'll get great advice about hardware, directions for downloading and installing Skype, ideas for using Skype in your business, and the lowdown on making Skype calls to people with old-fashioned phones.

Discover how to:

  • Install Skype and start making calls
  • Create a contacts list
  • Set up voicemail and call forwarding
  • Use Skype for worldwide conference calls and Skypecasting
  • Enhance Skype with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi wireless, and video
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Call anyone in the U.S. and Canada for $29.95 per year. Phone places like China, Germany, Mexico City, Taipei or London for 2.1 cents per minute. Or talk to other Skype users anywhere, PC-to-PC, for free. That's Skype -- and Skype For Dummies helps you make the most of it.

Did you know you can use Skype to send text messages to cellphones? Or make Skype calls from within Microsoft Outlook? Or use Skype to record your calls? (There's even a great free tool to simplify transcription.)

Do you know how to choose a phone that'll work directly with Skype, whether there's a PC nearby or not? Have you given any thought to how your business could use Skype? Might you want to record your next webinar as a "skypecast" and then distribute it as a podcast?

Whatever you need to know about Skype, it's in here -- even if you just want to know how to get started fast. Bill Camarda, from the January 2007 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118050798
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 417,772
  • File size: 18 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Loren Abdulezer is CEO and President of Evolving Technologies Corporation, a New York–based technology consulting firm. He is an experienced IT professional serving many Fortune 500 companies. Loren is the author of Excel Best Practices for Business and Escape from Excel Hell and served as technical editor of Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies, all published by Wiley. Loren is always exploring new technologies and finding pragmatic and innovative applications. When Skype came along he was quick to recognize its benefits in business and all walks of life. This book is a direct result of wanting to bring those benefits one step closer to a broader audience.

Susan Abdulezer is currently a full time Multimedia Developer in New York City. Susan creates interactive DVDs, documentaries, and Web-delivered media. She has received many honors for technology innovation, winning the prestigious Computerworld/Smithsonian Award in Technology and Academia in both 1996 and 1997. Susan has also written numerous feature articles on education and technology as the contributing editor of Converge Magazine from 1998 to 2002. Susan is active in the Digital Storytelling community, exploring the nature and power of the emerging digital culture. She has also been known to tear herself away from the computer to play classical violin in the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

Howard Dammond is an experienced IT professional and technical instructor, having consulted at several major Fortune 500 companies. Howard has 20-plus years of experience as a technical trainer and developer of innovative learning materials. His perspective on teaching and skills development was first inspired and then intensively developed at Yale University in its unique Master of Arts in Teaching program, where he focused on learning theory, the acquisition and nurture of analytic skills, and interdisciplinary methods of curriculum planning and development.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with Skype.

Chapter 1: What’s All the Hoopla about Skype?

Chapter 2: Hooking Up with Skype.

Chapter 3: Getting Familiar with Skype’s Interface.

Part II: As You Like It: Skype Your Way.

Chapter 4: Customizing Skype Options to Suit Your Style.

Chapter 5: Getting Personal.

Chapter 6: The Mad Chatter.

Chapter 7: Skyping Eye to Eye: Skype with Video.

Chapter 8: The Ins and Outs of SkypeIn and SkypeOut.

Part III: Calling All Seasoned Skypers.

Chapter 9: Managing Your Messages.

Chapter 10: Partying On — On the Conference Line!

Chapter 11: Spicing Things Up with Great Gadgets and Add-Ons.

Part IV: The Professional Skyper.

Chapter 12: “Skypifying” Your Business.

Chapter 13: Exploring Skype Communities.

Chapter 14: Skypecasting.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Reasons Your Mom (and Other Family) Will Love Skype.

Chapter 16: (Almost) Ten Ways to Promote Your Business Using Skype.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Use Skype at School.

Appendix A: Skype Multilanguage Support.

Appendix B: Skype Tips and Tricks Guide.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Skype App for Nook

    There should be a Skype app for the Nook (tablet)
    Even just the IM and edit profile feature!!
    CLICK 'HELPFUL' IF YOU AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!

    42 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    SKYPE

    Im just saying the nooks need skype....just chatting and edit profile and add contact. I am in luv with skype and i dont have a moble phone that lets apps soo skype on here would rock!!!! Like if u agree: NOOKETS NEED CAMERAS AND SKYPE ON NOOKS OF ALL!!!!

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Skype for Dummies

    Book to old
    Needs updateing

    Explation of Icons poor and is a key for new users

    Not done with the book yet

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Skype

    I absolutley LOVE skype so much

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Facebook

    How do you get facebook on your nook

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    Check it out

    awesome

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 25, 2010

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