It wasn't bad enough that Skype nagged me with "your current version will soon stop working" every time I brought up the GUI. When I ignored the upgrade requests is started popping up notices even when I wasn't using Skype. So I finally bit the bullet and did the upgrade to Skype version 8.25.0.5. As far as I can tell, the changes are only cosmetic. Changing the font size is non-standard. In Chrome, Firefox, my email, etc, you can increase/decrease the font size with CTRL+/CTRL- or by CTRL-SCROLL. But in Skype you have to CTRLSHIFT+. There is still no way …

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Hi ! I working on a site where i can contact potential employees through a skype button and either call or message them. I already implemented the button next to each employee on my list( code can be found on official skype pages). But if i press these buttons on my website a get a pop up reading "pick an application" and then i get to my windows folders. What application is requested ?

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Skype used to have a setting that would allow me to block all unsolicited contact requests. Shortly after Microsoft acquired Skype this feature was removed. I used to get 2-3 requests per week and it was easy enough to delete-and-report-abuse although I suspect nobody ever actually looked at these reports. However, I am now getting 5-10 requests per day from users with obviously bot-generated accounts. I've checked google and the Skype forums and it is apparent from the comments that many other people are having the same problem and are pissed off. Microsoft/Skype does not participate in any discussions about …

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With the London 2012 Olympics due to open in just a few days time, the expected push by the bad guys has started. No, I don't mean the banning of wearing Pepsi T-Shirts in the Olympic Stadium as it might upset official sponsors Coke, or the fact that nobody is allowed to sell chips other than McDonalds or even the undemocratic powers given to law enforcement in the UK to prevent people using certain combinations of 'Olympic-related' words in their advertising. No, as if all that were not bad enough, the bad guys in question are the cyber-criminals looking to …

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How to Promote my profile free in this website

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Once again my school laptop has failed me. I downloaded UltraSurf and tried to run it at my house, where it connected 100%. I came to school, the place I was always going to use it, and it could never go past 99.9% connection. I realised it wasn't working, so I exited it and tried to vist some webpages with Google Chrome, but I could not connect to any sites, so I restarted. When I logged back on, my computer said it could not detect any networks. I ran the troubleshooter and all the connections came back and I logged …

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After much frustration and wasted time I have discovered an issue with Skype running on Windows XP. Windows XP puts a limit on the half opened outgoing connections allowed at one time. When this limit has been reached (10) all outgoing connections are blocked. Why? Well it seems at the time, Microsoft thought this would be an effective way to control worms / viruses from having lots of outgoing connections?!? The problem is, as soon as outgoing connections start getting blocked, a lot of software applications start to worry. The issue we were having was with a Postgres database server. …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16523[/ATTACH]Skype, the Luxemborg-based internet video phone service, filed for its initial public offering (IPO) on Monday (August 9) to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The value was tentatively set at $100 million, a number analysts suggest is merely a rough estimate set to help the Securities and Exchange Commission calculate a filing fee. They have yet to release a sales date or price. The filings reported that in 2010, Skype has already generated more than $406 million from its over 560 million registered users, up 41% year-over-year. These numbers are staggering considering that only 6% of its users actually …

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i need a code that will close a process. use this for example : skype.exe

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Is it possible to find out the skype username by knowing a person's IP?

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Just read the latest headline [B]Microsoft Buys Skype[/B].... what are your views about it will it enhance the functionality of Skype or will increase its crash rate as other MS products..... and i was wondering why my Skype is creating problems from last couple of weeks:-/

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Apparently the rumors are true ... Microsoft has just acquired Skype, to replace/be integrated into Microsoft Live Messenger. [URL="http://kara.allthingsd.com/?p=43738"]http://kara.allthingsd.com/?p=43738[/URL]

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Google [URL="http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/make-and-receive-calls-in-gmail.html"]announced[/URL] today that Gmail users can now make free calls from a computer to a phone. The service will be free for calls in North America until at least the end of the year. [ATTACH=right]16893[/ATTACH] Until now users could call other Gmail users' computers for free, but now the service is expanded to phones, including international calls at rates as low as two cents a minute. This is another step forward for Gmail and certainly an attempt at competing with other leading Internet telephony providers like Skype. Gmail's international rates appear comparable to Skype's, which start at 2.1 cents …

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I have one link in my webpage where user can call to other skype user. [CODE] <a href="skype:skype_username?call">Call me</a> [/CODE] But when user have not skype installed in their pc one notification popup is coming. Is there any way in any manner i can detect is skype is installed or not? so i can give custom message to install skype.

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I'm on vacation this week and the airlines lost my luggage; I mean they lost them big time. It took more than a week of cajoling before I finally got my my suitcase from Aer Lingus. I'm staying in France and can't use my iPhone here without incurring huge charges, so I've turned to the Skype app to call the airline and found it failed miserably. I remember reading where someone suggested that you could save lots of minutes (or even do without a network) if you had Skype on your iPhone. There were even suggestions that AT&T didn't want …

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hi There is a new skype diverter for cell phone and landline named Rylwy. The adapter will allow receiving all personal cell phone and landline via skipe free and outgoing landline calls at own landline rates. daniel

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I remember listening to a few business owners sometime ago about using Skype to provide long distance customer service for clients. Though I never used it, I advised against it due to my research on Skype. So if you used Skype for business purposes, I would like to know your insights. Also, it seems Ebay could not monetize Skype and sold it for less than what Ebay paid for. Seems they were taking business advice from Yahoo. [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/technology/companies/05nocera.html[/url]

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Symantec has detected a new Trojan which targets Skype users in order to monitor and record conversations made using the Internet telephony service. Apparently the source code for this particular Trojan, called Pesky Spy, is already being touted around the usual places where the bad guys can pick up such things. It would appear to work by using the Windows API hooks that are intended for audio applications, such as Skype. The audio processes are monitored, calls recorded as relatively small MP3 files, and transferred quickly to anywhere on the Internet before the victim even knows their calls are being …

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Skype might stop next year. The service's owner, eBay, has said that it is in dispute with the VoIP system's founders (see a report [URL="http://www.revolutionmagazine.com/news/rss/924222/Skypes-future-shaky-warns-eBay/"]here[/URL] but it doesn't say much more than I'm going to repeat here) and that if the new owners can't get the underlying technology from the old, then it's unlikely that the service will be able to continue. Which is fair enough at first glance. If they can't get the technology then they can't get the technology. And yet... You have to ask a few questions, don't you? Like, how was someone able to acquire a …

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Last evening, my friend [URL="http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow"]Jason Perlow[/URL], IM'd me and told me to go to this [URL="http://download.cnet.com/Presto/3000-2094_4-10910300.html?tag=mncol"]link[/URL] and download a program called [URL="http://www.prestomypc.com"]Presto[/URL]. He had just returned from some "green" IT show in New York City and apparently had seen, or heard about, this Presto thing--a new Linux operating system that works on almost anything--even old laptops. "It boots in seconds," he exclaimed with almost childlike excitement. "What is it?" (My snappy retort) Here's the description given on CNET.com: [INDENT][COLOR="Green"]You are seconds away from productivity with Presto. Start up your computer in seconds. You will be able to instantly start to …

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This looks like it could get very interesting, very quickly. The online auction outfit, eBay, seems to be in the process of having something of a corporate clearance sale. There were stories circulating a couple of weeks back that [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/24377/1231/"]Skype could be sold off[/URL], possibly back to the original owners, with anything up to a billion dollar discount off what it paid for the Internet telephony outfit just four years back. Now it appears that eBay will indeed bee disposing of Skype, but instead of selling it back to the original founders it looks like it will be spinning it …

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So Google is going to compete with Skype. If you weren't signed up to the GrandCentral service the company acquired, forget it - as per the info on [URL="http://www.google.com/voice/about"]this link[/URL], the service is only available for existing customers right now. All the same, it's an interesting move. At the moment [URL="http://www.skype.com"]Skype[/URL], owned by eBay, is the default VoIP solution for most domestic customers. Businesspeople need something a little more serious. Google could perceive itself as that serious player. I'm less interested in the impact of this announcement on the home user - they'll end up using something and paying very …

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[URL="http://skype.com/welcomeback/"]Skype[/URL] is an excellent VoIP phone service for telecommuters or company employees who travel a lot. You can make and receive calls from your computer for free, and get a personalized phone number, voicemail, and other upgrades for a small fee. Skype announced a new fee-based feature this week, voice-to-text messaging, that's a great conceptual idea but isn't ready for prime time. The service already offers free email notification that someone is trying to reach you via the service, and will also send you an SMS notification if you have a voicemail message waiting, but neither give details about the …

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Oh, my - eBay shares dropped 7% in Wednesday trading. That after the company announced in a wide-ranging conference call with analysts that it wouldn’t meet current quarterly sales and revenue projections. That throws cold water on eBay’s reputation as a company that constantly delivers a positive earnings outlook every quarter, but that’s the lay of the land these days, and eBay is no different. There is some good news in the earnings mix for eBay. The company posted a 22% gain in Q2 net profits and it said that earnings for the remainder of the year wouldn’t rise, but …

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In one of the most incredible cases of I did not do it syndrome, eBay owned VoIP supremo Skype has denied that it was at fault over the system outage which started on Thursday 16th August and prevented the vast majority of its users from being able to login to the peer-to-peer voice network for 48 hours. In an [URL="http://share.skype.com/sites/en/2007/08/what_happened_on_august_16.html"]official statement[/URL], Skype claims that the disruption was "triggered by a massive restart of our users’ computers across the globe within a very short timeframe as they re-booted after receiving a routine set of patches through Windows Update. The abnormally high …

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A member of Skype staff posting in the Linux support forum there seems to have taken a course in customer relations from <insert your least favourite company here> if his responses to criticism of the lack of real world development of the Linux version of Skype, compared to Windows development, are anything to go by. It all started when a fed-up Linux user posted a comment suggesting “sadly, today Skype for Linux finds itself behind the eight ball, still working on problems of reliability and functionality with basic hardware that has been around for years. Its playing catch up with …

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Both Second Life and Skype have come in for some bad publicity following media reports exposing pedophile activity on the hugely popular services. Second Life got a kicking from a German TV program called Report Mainz which claimed to have been approached by pedophiles inviting the reporter to attend ‘child pornography meetings’ within the very virtual environment. Although this might sound like a storm in an avatars teacup, the reporter attended such a virtual meeting and was contacted by dealers in very real child pornography as a result. Second Life is, of course, cooperating with the German authorities in tracking …

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My friends over at security specialists [URL="http://www.sophos.com"]Sophos[/URL] have warned me to be on the lookout for Sandra and her stiletto shoes when using [URL="http://www.skype.com"]Skype[/URL]. Usually it would be my mother offering this advice, but then she would not understand the implications of getting infected by the Pykse-A worm that exploits the Skype IM chat system to infect your PC. Of course, as always, it relies on a certain amount of user stupidity. In this case that would be just why Sandra would want to send you a picture of herself wearing nothing but high heels. Still, enough people will link …

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Hello blog readers. So I was thinking, "how can I seriously depress the lovely Daniweb visitors today?". Then it hit me: The End of All Life (EAL). I was reading an article in Physics World a few years ago about some predictions on the long term survival prospects of life, based on known physics. The most important point made regarded the expansion of the universe. A major survey of supernova explosions over the visible history of the universe (surprisingly) seemed to show that this expansion has been accelerating for a long time. The suggested reasons for this are another story …

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The founders of Skype, Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, have already pretty successfully shaken up the telephony marketplace, and their next target could be YouTube. According to their [URL="http://www.theveniceproject.com"]posting [/URL]the duo are “working on a project that combines the best things about television with the social power of the internet - a project that gives viewers, advertisers and content owners more choice, control and creativity than ever before.” [URL="http://www.theveniceproject.com"]The Venice Project[/URL] is still pretty much under wraps right now, with a very limited Beta test underway but one which is set to expand dramatically next month. If you want to …

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The End.