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Experience Skype to the max : the essential guide to the world's leading internet communications platform

Author: Jim Courtney
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Apress, New York, NY : Distributed to the Book trade worldwide by Springer 2015. ©2015
Series: Technology in action series.
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Experience Skype to the Max shows you how to make the most of Skype's full range of features on any device. Discover tips and tricks for saving time, saving money, and fostering better communication at work or in your personal projects. Go beyond simple voice calling and discover Skype as a multimedia cross-platform collaboration tool, wherever you are in the world. Learn how to connect to Skype from your devices  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Courtney
ISBN: 9781484206560 1484206568 1484206576 9781484206577
OCLC Number: 905348807
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 264 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: At a Glance; Introduction; Chapter 1: People Like to Talk!; Why Skype?; What Is Skype?; Where and When Do You Use Skype?; Skype on PCs; Skype on Smartphones and Tablets; Skype for TV; Skype as a Business and Productivity Tool; Using Skype In the Office; Using Skype On the Road; Where Does This Book Take You?; Summary; Key Points; Chapter 2: Connecting to Skype at Home and Abroad; Opening a Skype Account; The Home Screen; Building a Skype Profile; Profile Considerations; Connecting to Skype at Home and Abroad; Home Office; Public Wi-Fi; Wireless Carriers. Managing Contacts: Whom Are You Going to Call?Skype Contacts; Selecting Favorites; Contact Status; Skype Security and Privacy; Skype Privacy Settings; Security and Safety of Skype Communications; Summary; Key Points; Chapter 3: Enriching Conversations with Skype; Enhancing and Moving Beyond the Voice Conversation; Skype's Full Feature Set; Conversation Flow; Skype's Unique Technology: Innovation for the Masses; Emulating Face-to-Face Conversation Voice Quality; Evolving to HD Video; Rich Conversation in Action: Skype as a Support Tool; Summary; Key Points. Chapter 4: Using Skype in Business-Use CaseszenPeak-Recruiting Executives with a Social Algorithm; Bicymple-Innovative Bicycle Re-Engineering; Advansys- Software Solutions Building Business Productivity; Summary; Chapter 5: Using Skype on the Desktop; Skype for Windows Desktop; The Personal Pane; The Contacts Pane; The Conversation Pane; Facebook Chat; The Conversation Pane Header; File Transfer; A Skype Voice Call; Call Quality Info; A Skype Video Call; Screen Sharing; Group Video Calling; Skype for Windows Options; Skype for Mac; The Index Pane; User's Skype Profile. Contacts Directory or ListingSkype Home Page; The Window Menu; The Content Pane; A Skype Voice Call; A Skype Video Call; Skype for Mac Preferences; Summary; Key Points; Chapter 6: Using Skype on Mobile Devices; Skype Features on Mobile Devices; Navigating Skype Mobile Screens; Making a Voice Call on Mobile Devices; The Future of Mobile Skype; Summary; Key Points; Chapter 7: Calling and Messaging Landlines and Mobile Phones; Connecting with the Legacy Phone Network; Calling Phone Numbers Worldwide at Low Costs; The Skype Account; Skype Credit; Skype's Calling Plan Subscriptions. Calling Landlines and Mobile PhonesThe Phone Number Voice Call Screen; Skype Numbers: "Local" Numbers with Worldwide Reach; SMS Messaging; Skype To Go; Click-to-Call; Summary; Key Points; Chapter 8: Skype Chat: A Virtual Water Fountain; Why Chat?; The Conversation Pane; Chat Commands; Emoticons; Facebook Chat; Summary; Key Points; Chapter 9: Managing Your Skype Account and Subscriptions; Pay in Advance-No Phone Bills; Managing Your Account; Optimizing Your Skype Activities and Associated Costs; Managing Skype in a Business; Accounts Managed by Individuals; Accounts Managed by an Administrator.
Series Title: Technology in action series.
Responsibility: Jim Courtney.
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Experience Skype to the Max shows you how to make the most of Skype's full range of features on any device. Discover tips and tricks for saving time, saving money, and fostering better communication at work or in your personal projects. Go beyond simple voice calling and discover Skype as a multimedia cross-platform collaboration tool, wherever you are in the world. Learn how to connect to Skype from your devices whether in the home office, on the road, roaming on your mobile or over Wi-Fi. Discover the best ways to call or message landlines and mobile phones at minimum cost, and how to manage your account and payments, depending on your needs. As a regular Skype user, you?ll also benefit from insider tips on choosing hardware and peripherals, integrating your Skype usage with other platforms such as Office and Outlook.com, and preparing for the next developments in internet-based communications. As work and home lives become increasingly intertwined, this book is your essential guide to building and sustaining your important relationships on one reliable platform.

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