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Update Skype manually

I checked software update information often. If there is new version come up, I will update it right away.
It is clear that Skype has a new version released. The one on my Windows 7 is I used Skype built-in Check For Updates function to check the new version. It said, no update found.
I go to the Skype official site, and download the Skpyesetup.exe file, re-install Skype program. It is still I don’t know what’s wrong of the Skype installation program.

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Which one occupied Port 80

I enabled IIS 7 on one of my Windows 7 box. When I click start the default site, it always give me error. Said something wrong of the setting. Only when I change the binding port to other than 80, it works.
So, I think port 80 is occupied by other program.
Which one?
I google it and find the way to point it out.
1) Command line.
netstat -ano

I found PID 2448 took the port 80
2) Command line

So it is clear that Skype use Port 80

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Call North America phone from your Cellphone free

A lot of people know that Skype has ability to make a free call with North America until the end of 2006. I tried before, the voice quality is good enough.
But I am tied to my computer. The skype is only run on the computer.
Voxlib is a solution. 2013.08.29 Update: This site/service is down.

1) Install a skype and create a new account.
2) Download Voxlib client software, Vox for Skype, and Install it.
3) Setup your cellphone information in Voxlib.

Go to try it.

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Free call to USA and Canada

Skype announced that “Calling people on Skype is totally free. It’s also free to call landlines and mobiles within the US and Canada until the end of the year.”
So now, we can use skype to call anyone’s mobile or landline in the USA and Canada.
In the Terms of Service of Skype, it said:

Free Calls in the US and Canada: Until December 31st 2006, Skype is offering free SkypeOut calls from the US and Canada to US and Canadian mobile and landline telephone numbers. In return for offering this, Skype asks that You use the product sensibly and don’t abuse the free offer. Skype reminds You that it does not allow You to resell SkypeOut and that if Skype does see systematic or intentional misuse, it reserves the right to terminate your access to your Account immediately in accordance with clause 12.3 below.

I used skype for a long time, and the voice quality is always good, except you use the dial-up.

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