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AppleInsider directs us to a great video of a Nine Inch Nails concert where NIN frontman Trent Reznor takes a break in the action to FaceTime with photojournalist Andrew Youssef. According to a report by music site Consequence of Sound, Youssef was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2011, a...

November 21st 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The updates have been coming pretty regularly since the debut of iOS 7 and today sees the rollout of 7.0.4. The update is rather small and, according to the notes from Apple, addresses an issue with FaceTime that was giving some users a headache. The file weighs in at just under 38 MB and should b...

November 14th 2013 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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One of the relatively unsung features of iOS 7 is the addition of audio-only calling to FaceTime. Why would you want to use FaceTime to make audio-only calls instead of using the full video/audio capability? Well, maybe you just woke up and look like something the cat dragged in, and you don't wan...

October 2nd 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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It's very likely that along with the announcement of some new products tomorrow, we'll get a better idea of when Apple's newest operating systems -- iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks -- will actually ship. iOS 7 is widely expected to ship with the new iPhone(s) that should be announced tomorrow, while OS X...

September 9th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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It seemed minor at the time, but last year's loss by Apple of a patent suit from VirnetX may have cascaded into some serious problems for the FaceTime service. Apple could have faced continuing royalty payments in the millions of dollars per month to license the VirnetX patents. In a workaround, Ap...

September 2nd 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Since the launch of the latest MacBook Air, Citrix GoToMeeting users on the new machines have not been able to use their onboard webcams. The latest edition of the MacBook Air was released on June 10, 2013. On June 11, Apple put up a support page addressing an issue with the FaceTime HD camera not...

August 23rd 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple has aired its latest television ad titled, "FaceTime Every Day." As you would expect from the title, the ad shows people in everyday life connecting via FaceTime on the iPhone. The ad follows in the footsteps of previous spots that spotlighted Camera and Music app use. The "FaceTime Every Da...

August 6th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Patently Apple is reporting that Apple last week filed for a new trademark covering their newly designed FaceTime logo. Today, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for their redesigned "FaceTime" logo. Apple originally filed for the new design earlier in...

July 1st 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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There's certainly been a lot of brouhaha surrounding the new design language Apple introduced for iOS 7 at WWDC. Some (ourselves included) feel it's modern and fresh while others loathe the brighter palette and simpler, flatter icons. A lot can change between now and the launch of iOS 7 this fall,...

June 30th 2013 at 5:33am 0 Comments
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As noted by AppleInsider, AT&T has begun its FaceTime over cellular rollout to users. Back in May, AT&T stated that, by the end of 2013, all users would be able to use FaceTime over cellular. It appears that transition has begun. According to AppleInsider: So far, activation of the servi...

June 18th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Craig Federighi simply didn't have the time to go through all of the features in iOS 7, so I decided to scrape some of those features from a slide. View PDF annotation -- in iOS, it's been impossible to view annotations that someone has added to a PDF. It appears that feature is finally coming...

June 10th 2013 at 4:45pm 0 Comments