You then go to the left column and click on the "search" tab. You can find other that way too. Once you have found them, and want to contact them, you press the button and Skype send them a message that they want to contact with you. They accept and then they will show up on your left column with a filled in green icon (green for go). That's it. Now click the green button that says call and you can hear each other. No telephone, no long distance and no cost. FREEEEEE!
The third argument that I often hear is I don't have a computer. Well I can't help you with that one. I will tell you that the money you spend on a phone and the phone bill each month will be recouped and more if you get a computer and use Skype. That is the right thing to do for your pocket book or wallet.
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Now the iPad is a perfect thing for the Baby Boomers and all the naysayers that have the same arguments as Skype. First its not the iPad that is in itself that great. Its the iPad applications. After winning my ipad at the local trade show (I do believe in miracles) I downloaded some of my favorite apps. You'd be surprised how it has come in handy...
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Draw - an application that allows you to entertain young children at the dinner restaurant. They can play tick tac toe and draw while the grown ups talk.
Hulu Plus - Any television show can be watched on the iPad with this application anytime after it has aired. No need to TiVo, record on the DVD, just use the iPad
Dragon Dictation - For all you students, just start this application during class and the iPad app puts what your professor said in written form.
Googe Earth - See your house and anyone elses in the WORLD from a satellite aerial view.
Real Bubble Level - Place your iPad on the picture frame you're hanging and use this application. It will tell you if it is level or not.
Tango Video Calls - Does the same thing as Skype but I don't think its free.
Netflix - Watch any more anytime for only $9.99 a month. Who needs a TV?
Clock! - Its a clock in digital and old fashioned hand form. Serves as an alarm clock too.
Bible - Nothing more, nothing less, just the Bible.
Yelp - Finds deals based on your location. You are traveling and need to find the nearest sub shop to where you are.