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Skype : the definitive guide

Author: Harry Max; Taylor Ray
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn how to make free phone calls to more than 75 million people, and dirt-cheap phone calls to practically everyone else, anywhere on Earth! You can do it with Skype. This book will help you get started fast, with any computer: Windows, Mac, Linux, even Pocket PC. Then, take Skype to the limit, with SkypeIn, SkypeOut, instant messaging, secure file transfer, even video calling. *Set up and customize Skype in just  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Max, Harry.
Skype.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2006
(DLC) 2006004240
(OCoLC)64594223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Max; Taylor Ray
ISBN: 9780321467881 0321467884
OCLC Number: 141201633
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
TOC36;Contents --
Foreword --
Preface --
About the Authors --
CH36;1 What Is Skype63; --
Skype Basics --
A Global Application --
Brief Overview of Features --
How Skype Is Unique --
Overview of How Skype Works --
SkypeOut --
SkypeOut Costs --
SkypeIn --
Devices That Work with Skype --
Desktop Computer --
Wireless Laptops or PDAs Running Pocket PC --
Residential Cordless and Dual45;Mode Internet Phones --
Multimode Cellular Phones --
Wi45;Fi Phones --
Summary of Major Features --
Making Calls --
Receiving Calls --
Voicemail --
Setting Preferences --
Instant Messaging or Chat --
Transferring Files --
Profile and Account Management --
The Skype Story --
A Potential Solution --
P2P Computing --
KaZaA --
A New Idea --
Skype Beta --
Skype Today --
CH36;2 Skype Quick Start --
Process Overview --
Equipment and Requirements --
Download and Install Skype --
Create a New Skype Account --
Microsoft Windows Users --
Mac OS X Users --
Make a Test Call --
Microsoft Windows Users --
Mac OS X Users --
Set Your Preferences --
Microsoft Windows Users --
Mac OS X Users --
Add Contacts --
Microsoft Windows Users --
Mac OS X Users --
Import Contacts --
Make a Call --
Make a Call to a Landline or Cell Phone 40;SkypeOut41; --
Start a Chat 40;Send an Instant Message41; --
Transfer a File --
Update Your Personal Profile --
CH36;3 Details of Installing Skype --
Installation Summary --
Things You Need to Know --
Minimum System Requirements --
Recommended System Requirements --
How Much Does Skype Cost63; --
Test Your Connection Speed 40;Optional41; --
Installing Skype on Microsoft Windows 200047;XP --
Downloading Skype to Your Windows PC --
Using the Skype Setup Wizard --
Installing the Skype Web Toolbar 40;Optional41; --
Uninstalling Skype from Windows --
Installing Skype on Mac OS X --
Uninstalling Skype from Mac OS X --
Installing Skype on Windows Mobile8211;Based Pocket PC --
Downloading Skype to the Pocket PC Device 40;Preferred Method41; --
Downloading Skype to the PC First 40;Alternative Method41; --
Uninstalling Skype from Pocket PC --
Installing Skype on Linux --
Downloading Skype Using Linux --
Installing Skype with rpm --
Installing Skype with tar --
Configuring Linux for Skype --
Uninstalling Skype from Linux --
CH36;4 Details of Using Skype for the First Time --
Create a New Skype Account --
Microsoft Windows --
Skype Main Window 40;Microsoft Windows41; --
Mac OS X and Linux --
Skype Main Window 40;Mac OS X and Linux41; --
Pocket PC --
Make a Test Call --
Testing Your Microphone --
Microsoft Windows --
Mac OS X --
Pocket PC --
Linux --
Add Contacts --
Microsoft Windows --
Mac OS X --
Set Your Skype Preferences --
Microsoft Windows Preferences --
Mac OS X Preferences --
Pocket PC Preferences --
Linux Preferences --
Make a Call --
End a Call --
Receive a Call --
Start a Chat 40;Send an Instant Message41; --
Transfer a File --
Your Personal Profile --
View a Profile --
Update Your Own Profile --
Summary of Preference Menus --
Microsoft Windows Preferences Menu Summary --
Mac OS X Preferences Menu Summary --
Pocket PC Preferences Menu Summary --
Linux Preferences Menu Summary.
Responsibility: Harry Max, Taylor Ray.

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Shows how to make free phone calls to more than 75 million people with Skype. Written by Skype insiders, this guide to Skype helps you to: set up and customize Skype; pick a headset, mike, or  Read more...

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