So last night I installed Skype on my new 13" i7 MBA. According to the Skype instructions, I was supposed to drag the Skype icon from the left into the Applications icon on the right: Well somehow I managed to overlook that part and simply double-clicked the Skype icon you see above. The installation began and finished fine. Skype loaded and worked. Afterwards, I completely quit out of Skype. What happened next was odd. I could not find it in my Launcher - it was nowhere in the Applications folder either. I even searched with the Spotlight and could not find any instance of it anywhere. The only place where it existed was in Go > Computer. There was a blue hard-drive-type icon with the Skype logo on it (like the small icon in the title bar in the screenshot above). I right-clicked and there was an option to eject, almost like it was an external HDD plugged in. I clicked it and it was completely gone. Could somebody please explain to me what the hell I did? I reinstalled following the instructions correctly and everything's fine - but I'd still like to know.