Skype Users Are Now Blocked From Making Calls Using Fring

An earlier post on TechUserFriendly.com discussed using Fring software to make phone calls using your Skype account, from your wi-fi enabled mobile phone. Unfortunately, however, at this time this is no longer possible. That is, you can no longer use your Skype account to make phone calls from Fring. Update: A new Skype app for Android phones is now available, to go along with some other alternatives to Fring for Skype voice calls.

Updated: Disable Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program

Facebook has recently begun to roll out their new "Improved Privacy Controls". This changes how some privacy settings are accessed on the Facebook website. A previous article on TechUserFriendly.com dealt with how to change Facebook’s Instant Personalization Pilot Program privacy settings, so that it would be disabled for your account. But depending on if Facebook has applied these "Improved Privacy Controls" to your Facebook account, those instructions may no longer apply to you, and instead the instructions below may be applicable.

How To: Disable Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program

A recent new feature from Facebook is the Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program, which acts to personalize your visits to other selected partner websites such as MicrosoftDocs.com, Pandora, and Yelp. To get greater control over your online privacy in relation to Facebook, you may choose to opt-out of this program. If you do not want this feature activated, then you can disable it through the Facebook Privacy Settings, using the steps shown here.

How To: Hide Your Facebook Friends List On Your Profile

With recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings, you can once again hide your Facebook Friends list, so that no one else can see who your Facebook friends are from your profile page. Facebook has gone through many changes to their privacy settings and policy over the past several months. For a while, you could not completely hide your Facebook Friends list from people who had access to your profile page. But now, you can prevent others from viewing your Friends list if you wish.

Use Fring To Make Skype Calls From Your Mobile Phone

Skype software allows you to make low-cost long distance calls from your computer, to phones or other computers around the world. Fring is a free software application for mobile phones, that easily allows you to make calls from your mobile phone, with your Skype account. Fring needs to connect to the internet to make calls, so use an existing Wi-Fi or wireless network connection to make calls without paying any extra costs. In other words, with Fring on your mobile phone, you can save money with Skype’s low long distance rates, and you can use your mobile phone when making long distance calls, without being stuck at your computer.

Repair Oily or Shiny Skin on a Person’s Face in a Photo

Sometimes after taking a photo of a person or a group of people, someone in the shot has obviously oily skin or shiny skin, which may have been made worse by your camera flash or by the surrounding lighting. At any rate, the following is a quick and simple method to fix or improve the shine on a person’s face in a photo, whether it involves someone’s forehead, cheeks, nose, or other area of their face. Photoshop is used for the method below to reduce the appearance of oily or shiny skin.