make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even
though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality. If you and your
friends, family or business contacts are using webcams, you can also make
free video calls\u201d (note, this is still in Beta testing for Mac users). \u201cYou can even call
landlines and mobile phones at really cheap per minute rates (and there\u2019s no
setup or subscription fee)\u201d.
Select your friend\u2019s Skype Name (i.e. your friend must also have installed the Skype softwareand have it running on their computer at the time you make your call) and press the big green call button.
and some screenshots (for all platforms) can be found at:-
First off, providing you are sitting behind a NAT (Network Address Translation) router
with UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) turned off and all the security settings on high,
there is nothing else you need to do to get the best security when using Skype. Skype
encrypts all calls and instant messages end-to-end for privacy. Skype say encryption
was necessary since all calls are routed through the public Internet.
However, you may \ufb01nd that your connection isn\u2019t as good as it can be by using a
router and you may suffer from drop-out, where you don\u2019t always hear every word be-
ing said and you may also get garbled voices.
This is because if both parties to a conversation are behind a router, their traf\ufb01c is
having to go via a third party who is not behind a router (the third party acts as a
server for the two others using Skype). The third party cannot read or hear the con-
versation though as the conversation is encrypted.
do it for TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) too (see instructions from step 2 below). You
will also need to do this in the Skype software (found in the Advanced section of Pref-
erences - see snapshot from the Mac version below). After you change the number
next to \u201cIncoming connection port\u201d, shut down and then restart Skype.
Use your Facebook login and see what your friends are reading and sharing.
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