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By Jess Stratton | Friday, November 14, 2014

Virtually Together: 5 Ways to Connect with Your Family Digitally

A video chat is a great way to connect with far-away friends

‘Tis the season for connecting with loved ones. And if you can’t connect physically with your family and friends over the next few weeks, there are plenty of options for you to do the next best thing: Connect virtually.

Whether you’re across town or halfway around the globe, here are some ways to make your world a little smaller and bring loved ones closer to you.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Productivity Pointers: Making calls with Skype

Skype is the popular and free voice, video, and chat application that lets you keep in touch with family, friends, and customers no matter where you are. You can use Skype on your laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Skype doesn’t use your telephone provider’s connection. It uses your Internet connection instead, so all you need is a computer with an active connection to the Internet.

This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I start from the beginning and add a contact, test my equipment, and then initiate an Internet call with my contact.

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