I'm using Skype! How Fun!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Well, I'm feeling quite "techy" lately. A few days ago my husband and I downloaded Skype onto our laptop computers. This is an on-line telephone with video capabilities that is free when you "call" any e-mail address as long as they also are set up on skype. Neither of us had used it before but I have heard about it and Oprah uses it on occassion to have guests on the show via video skype feed. It is super easy to download and use. If you haven't used it before, I would recommend that you and a friend both download the program so you can test it out. Go to Skype.com and download / run the program. When you add the e-mail addresses of your friends it looks to see if they are also set up on Skype. If they are, you can then call your friends on their e-mail and have a voice conversation or a voice/video if you have a webcam. My laptop has a built in webcam and it automatically magically worked. With my upcoming trip to NYC it will be a great way for my husband and I to "talk" long distance.
One more fun thing to share today. Do any of you play Sudoko? Well there is an on-line version called Foodoko that uses pictures of food rather than numbers. Sort of an interesting twist. You can also download a version to your iphone or ipod touch. Try it out... it's free.
Have fun and wishing you a great week.