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It's hard to get too invested in new products from Google. The company has built a reputation for developing interesting and useful projects, only to abandon them when they cannot commercialise them or lose interest. So, when they released Duo last year I didn't really bother with it too much. But they seem to be getting serious about Duo - their video calling challenger to Skype and FaceTime.

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Dear Lifehacker, my girlfriend travels a lot for work which means our interactions - including romantic and sexual - are often limited to Skype. Unfortunately, the video quality is usually quite poor. Is there a way to improve the video without buying a new laptop or expensive webcam?

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iOS/Android: Facebook's latest enhancement to its Messenger app allows you to make video calls, adding to the existing text chat and voice call features. However, like so many Facebook enhancements, this isn't being rolled out as a worldwide release, and Australia is not on the list of the first countries getting the feature.

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Android/iOS: Most messenger apps depend on both parties installing it on their phones. Blab is an exception. You can record a quick video message and send it to any contact via SMS, who can open it in a regular browser. Those who have the app can also reply.

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As remote working environments become more common, the interview process often involves never meeting your recruiter in person -- instead, you'll do the interview over email or video chat. And because the medium is different from talking face-to-face, you need to adapt and use new strategies to ace that interview and land the job.

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Skype group video calls used to require a subscription to Skype Premium, but today the service announced that group video calling will be free starting from today for Windows, Mac and Xbox One users, and will roll out to all other Skype platforms soon.

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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.