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Do A Trial Run Of Your Video Interview To Make A Good Impression

Video calls allow us to work remotely or interview for jobs in far away locations. But you still need to make a good impression, and US News suggests a trial run before any important video calls to make sure everything — background, ambient noise, even your audio quality — are just right.

Don't Neglect Your Body Language In A Video Chat Interview

Body language is important in an interview, but it’s hard to remember to be animated over video chat. The Daily Muse spoke to experts about what you should and shouldn’t do during a Skype interview; an important lesson was to be expressive without being too animated.

Skype Adds Floating Video Chat On Android Tablets

Android: Ever wish you could continue video chatting with someone while you do other things on your tablet? Skype feels you, man. So, the app has now added the ability to float a video chat over what you’re doing on Android tablets.

Google Apps For Business Can Now Use Global Address List For Hangouts

Google Hangouts are very handy for video chat, but much of the development has been aimed at individual users. One recent enhancement is much more firmly centred on corporate use: you can now look up names from the Global Address List to start a hangout.

The Best Video Chat Application For Android

Video chat on smartphones has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, and the tools available for Android have matured from gimmicky to genuinely useful. You have a lot of great options, but we think that Google Hangouts deserves the crown for the overall best and most well-integrated method to see and talk with friends.

Speek Offers Free, One-Click Web And Conference Calls

Android/iOS/WP7/Web: Speek is a new, free conference calling service for easy one-on-one or group calls. You can also share files and keep track of participants using its web and mobile apps. You don’t have to remember a PIN, download plug-ins or jump through hoops — just click a link and you’re in.

Push To Talk Adds A Quick Toggle Mute Switch To Your Mac

Mac: If you chat from your computer a lot, then you know how much of a pain it is to mute your microphone quickly. Push to Talk is an app that adds a simple hotkey mic toggle so that unexpectedly loud noises don’t get through.

Five Best Web-Based Video Chat Services

If you need a little face time with friends and family that live far away, firing up a video chat has never been easier. These days you don’t even need to install an app or download a heavy client — many services let you open a browser and start chatting within seconds, no matter where you are in the world. This week we’re going to look at five services that give you the best, fastest and most hassle-free video chatting experience.

Gruveo Offers Super-Fast, Anonymous Video Calls, No Installs Required

Web: If you want to video chat from your computer, most options require both parties have an account, install a client, add each other to friends and then connect. Gruveo is different: type in a number you both know, and you’re instantly connected to each other in a private, anonymous, encrypted video or voice call.

Google Hangouts Get Remote Desktops To Make Troubleshooting A Breeze

Google has added a new remote desktop feature to Hangouts. This means you can video chat, troubleshoot and control a friend’s computer right in the same window.