Thanks to the magic of technology, couples in long-distance relationships can still have some quality face time. Let Skype provide visuals that phone calls and text messages can’t. You may trust him/her now, but if the relationship doesn’t last, those images might — and come back to haunt you.Before you Skype your love interest, however, here are some things to know: 1. Before you Skype your significant other, make sure your Internet connection is great. Consider your busy lives — and respective time zones — before scheduling a Skype date. Few things are more stressful than a Skype conversation that gets frozen and cut off over and over again. Some couples need to schedule a defined Skype-date window that has an end time, too, as chatting online can someone go on without end. Consider where you’re going to be when chatting over Skype. If you’re in a long-term, long-distance relationship, Skype is a way to introduce your partner to the things and people in your life that matter.

After unsuccessful attempts to disconnect the user, the entire group suspects their classmate Val Rommel is pranking them.

After they invite Val to their chat, Jess's Facebook page is updated with racy photos of Val at a party.

The app is available on i Phone and i Pad but the call can be made from your Mac or PC if you don't have access to either app platform.

Make Believe Labs have sold "hundreds" of calls already since their launch in recent weeks.

Val calls the police to report online abuse, and signs off Skype.

Blaire is sent a link to a screenshot of a past message in which Val told Laura to kill herself.

Without the ability to reach out and touch your love interest, be intentional about sharing your feelings for him/her. And finally, Skype in the nude might sound appealing to some, be warned that your partner has the ability to capture a screen shot at any moment without you knowing it.

It will get harder and harder to maintain regular Skype dates if there’s no possibility of closing the distance gap in the near future.

Nick will chat to the children and they can tell him face-to-face what they want for Christmas, cutting out the traditional visit to Santa's Grotto.

The app, called 'Hello Santa', is by 'Make Believe Labs', who plan to use the technology to explain the service to other famous, previously unreachable, characters.

The best lighting setup is to have two light sources, one coming from behind your monitor, another coming from the side. You’ll look distracted and noncommittal to the conversation. You don’t need to wear a shirt and tie, but looking like you just rolled out of bed — in a sloppy way, not a sexy one — seems lazy and disrespectful.