From the Back Cover
Learn how to make free phone calls to more than 75 million people, and dirt-cheap phone calls to practically everyone else, anywhere on Earth! You can do it with Skype. This book will help you get started fast, with any computer: Windows, Mac, Linux, even Pocket PC. Then, take Skype to the limit, with SkypeIn, SkypeOut, instant messaging, secure file transfer, even video calling.
Set up and customize Skype in just minutes
Take Skype on the road--avoid expensive hotel phones and international calls
Transform your PC into a state-of-the-art Skype videophone
Troubleshoot Skype connections and audio quality
Discover even more ways to save money, simplify life, even build your business!
Written by Skype insiders, this is the only official guide to Skype. It's up-to-date, easy-to-use, quick, simple . . . and above all, FUN!
Bonus coverage for more experienced users: Skype architecture, security, and advanced configuration.
About the Author
Harry Max is the CIO for Debix, Inc., a start-up focused on solutions for identity theft. As an early Web pioneer, Harry designed the first secure online shopping cart (Virtual Vineyards/Wine.com) and founded Public Mind, a system for customer-driven innovation used by Pyra Labs (acquired by Google), Handspring, Foveon, Kontiki, the DMA, QuickArrow, and Skype. He has worked with Apple Computer, Silicon Graphics, HP, O'Reilly and Associates, SAP, and DreamWorks Animation.
Taylor Ray is an avid Skype user and former Deloitte & Touche consultant who now spends her time helping smart people become better understood. She has undergraduate degrees in linguistics and neuroscience and a graduate degree in adult education.