January 16, 2015  11:07 AM

No patch for stupidity

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Facebook, scam, Skype, Social networking, Webcam

Proving the computer security lament that there is no patch for human stupidity, three UK students have been stung in a Skype scam.

They admitted to North Yorkshire Police that they accepted a friend request on Facebook from a total stranger who...

May 1, 2014  12:20 PM

Skype removes offensive emoticons

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
emoticons, fubar, Microsoft, sheilddeflect, Skype, wtf

Skype has removed a selection of its emoticons for fear that they had the "potential to offend some users."

Icons including a "smiley" faces showing the middle finger as well as emoticons (wtf) and (fubar)...

July 15, 2013  2:04 PM

On the dog and bone…

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Britains, FaceTime, Skype

March 13, 2012  11:36 AM

Skyped Sunderland burglar jailed

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Skype, Sunderland

Burglary 101: Always check there are no computing devices in the room before liberating any of the goods because someone may just be watching.


February 1, 2012  4:29 PM

What did you give your love on Valentine’s day

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Facebook, Groupon, Skype, twitter, Valentine

Breaking up is hard to do. But these days, as a result of technology, it's even harder than ever.
This is because of the decisions a person has to make. Will it be Skype, Twitter, Facebook, email, text, telephone or, as a last resort, face to face.


July 25, 2011  1:43 PM

NHS touts virtual visits by Skype to cut costs

WAshford Profile: WAshford
NHS, Skype

Not only are small businesses looking to Skype to cut call costs, but NHS trusts are touting virtual hospital visits to cut costs.

The scheme is being proposed by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to save on travel allowances for relatives visiting mental health patients due for...

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