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How to Switch Webcam on Mac: Using External Webcams with FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, etc

Aug 2, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Switch Webcam on Mac

Do you want to use an external webcam for video calls on your Mac? It’s pretty easy to switch a webcam in macOS, but the procedure may slightly vary depending on the software you use. We’ll cover switching the webcam used by the Mac with FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom.

How to Set a Custom Background on Skype Video Calls

Dec 7, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Do you want to mask your background while you’re video calling your friends, colleagues, and family on Skype? If you use Skype for making video calls, you can hide the background in a matter of seconds and set a custom background if you’d like to. And thankfully, it doesn’t involve the usage of a green … Read More

How to Use Snap Camera Filters on Zoom, Skype, & Hangouts Video Chat

Aug 3, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Snap Camera Filters

Looking for a way to have a bit more fun and goof around on video chat? Snapchat Camera allows you to use Snapchat filters applied directly to other video chat apps used on a Mac or Windows PC, including Skype, Zoom, Hangouts, and more. So, do you want to use the Snapchat filters you know … Read More

How to Share Screen with Skype on iPhone & iPad

Apr 21, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Share Screen with Skype on iPhone

Skype is one of the most popular video calling services that lets you stay connected with friends, family, and coworkers regardless of where you or they are, using just your iPhone or iPad (or other devices too). Beyond just video chat and group video chat, Skype also lets you share your devices screen. That’s what … Read More

How to Group Video Chat with Skype on iPhone & iPad

Apr 18, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Make Group Video Calls with Skype on iPhone

As you may already know, Skype makes video calling easy, but did you know that you can also make group video calls with Skype from iPhone and iPad too?

How to Make Video Calls with Skype on iPhone & iPad

Apr 17, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Make Video Calls with Skype on iPhone

Skype offers an easy way to make video calls from iPhone and iPad, and the recipient on the other end of the video chat can be on virtually any other platform, including iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. If you’re interested in learning how to make video calls with Skype from iPhone or iPad, read on.

Send Text Messages & Make Video / Phone Calls from Contacts App in Mac OS X

Mar 8, 2013 - 8 Comments
Send text messages from the Contacts app

The Contacts app in OS X, once called Address Book, has a few hidden communication tools that are incredibly useful, making the app a simple but powerful hub to start conversations. Right from Contacts, you can send iMessages, initiate FaceTime video chats, make an actual phone call, and even send normal SMS text messages to … Read More

3 Ways to Make Phone Calls from the iPad or iPod touch

Apr 6, 2012 - 25 Comments
iPad phone

Want to use the iPad or iPod touch as a phone? You can do that. With Skype or Google Voice you can turn your standard wi-fi iPad into a VOIP phone, and you’ll be able to make and receive phone calls and text messages directly from the iPad or iPod. These apps are free to … Read More

Enable Facebook Video Chat Calling in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Jul 6, 2011 - 16 Comments
Enable Facebook Video Chat in OS X Lion

Facebook just announced their built-in video chat feature that uses Skype to initiate video calls, but unfortunately support for the new feature is lacking for users with Mac OS X Lion and the latest version of Safari. If you try it, you’ll see the video call button has been greyed out with a message saying … Read More

Video Chatting in the Dark? Brighten Video Chat with a Blank Browser Window

May 11, 2011 - 4 Comments
white browser window to brighten a dark video chat

If you’re video chatting at night or in an area with limited lighting, you can brighten your face by opening up a blank white web browser window. This is obviously a really simple tip, but it’s kind of fun to see how surprisingly useful blank browser windows can be (like speeding up Safari on the … Read More

Skype Video Calling for iPhone arrives

Dec 30, 2010 - 4 Comments

The latest version of Skype for iOS brings video chat and video calling to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. You can make direct video calls to other iOS clients in addition to Mac OS X and Windows Skype clients. What makes the new version even more exciting is that you can make Skype video calls … Read More

Skype features Verizon logo on iPhone video calling page

Dec 25, 2010 - 2 Comments

Everyone suspects that the Verizon iPhone release date will be soon, but just how soon is anyones guess. Some say the CES expo at January, and others say at a later release date. And then there is Skype, who has a prominently featured Verizon logo next to their own logo on a page about making … Read More

How to Stop Skype from Starting Automatically on a Mac

Jul 7, 2010 - 8 Comments

Skype launches itself automatically on either user login or system boot of Mac OS X. This is either helpful or annoying, depending on your needs. If you wish to stop Skype from opening itself automatically in OS X, you can do so easily using the methods outlined below.

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