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Topic: FaceTime

Apple suffers setback in new VirnetX patent suit over FaceTime

08/11/2014, 12:08 pm

As Apple gears up to defend itself against another lawsuit from patent holding firm VirnetX, the iPhone maker was dealt a blow late last week after the presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple's motion to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX's patent claims and preventing the use of invalidity as a defense against others.

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Apple's future iPhones could hide FaceTime camera & flash inside earpiece grille

08/07/2014, 09:08 am

The clean and simple design of Apple's iconic iPhone could become even simpler, thanks to a new concept that describes concealing the FaceTime camera within the earpiece speaker slot, and even adding a camera flash module that would illuminate forward facing pictures.

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VirnetX heads back to court, adds latest Apple products to FaceTime patent lawsuit

01/14/2014, 02:01 pm

Patent holding company VirnetX on Tuesday announced that it will attempt to add Apple's most recent slate of products --including the iPhone 5s and iPad Air --to an ongoing patent infringement action that accuses Apple of violating VirnetX's secure networking patents.

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FaceTime audio calls finally arrive on OS X in latest Mavericks beta

12/20/2013, 01:12 am

When Apple seeded the first OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta build to developers on Thursday, it was discovered that FaceTime audio had been quietly integrated into the Messages and FaceTime apps, suggesting the company will soon bring its first-party VoIP solution to the Mac.

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Apple's iTunes, FaceTime among most heavily trafficked Web services in North America

11/11/2013, 03:11 pm

The iTunes Store now accounts for more than 3 percent of all downstream Web traffic in North America, while FaceTime video chat accounts for 1.4 percent of all upstream Internet usage, new data shows.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Block calls, texts, and FaceTimes from individual numbers

09/19/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple's new operating system has received acclaim for many of its interface tweaks and service additions, but one of the less heralded features Apple built into iOS 7 is also quite useful: a privacy setting that allows users to block specific people from contacting them.

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Apple's FaceTime workarounds for VirnetX patent suit causing complaints, costs $2.4M per month

08/30/2013, 06:08 pm

Modifications Apple has made to its FaceTime video calling service due to a lost patent lawsuit are reportedly causing complaints from customers, as well as a hefty $2.4 million per month fee for relay server costs.

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Apple working on iPhone video feature that automatically switches cameras during a FaceTime calls

08/29/2013, 07:08 am

A newly published patent application from Apple outlines teleconferencing and video capture technology that would process video from an iPhone's front and rear cameras simultaneously, and automatically determine which feed to stream based on voice or visual cues.

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Dallas Cowboys star sees birth of son thanks to Apple's FaceTime

08/09/2013, 02:08 pm

When his son Austin was born on Monday, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr wasn't able to be there in person, so he turned to Apple's FaceTime video chat as the next-best option.

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Apple outages affect App Store, iTunes & FaceTime for hours

08/07/2013, 03:08 pm

Lingering issues with Apple's Internet-based services caused its company's digital storefronts and FaceTime video chat to be unavailable for some users for hours on Wednesday.

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iOS 7 beta 4 clarifies phone buttons with icons, takes FaceTime full screen

07/30/2013, 06:07 am

Apple has tweaked the phone button layout in iOS 7 beta 4, replacing the original, full-width "borderless buttons" with more obviously defined targets for answering, dialing extensions or ending calls. The new icons reduce the use of text on button labels, and allow FaceTime to go full screen.

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AT&T starts nationwide FaceTime over cellular rollout

06/17/2013, 08:06 pm

AT&T appears to be in the midst of rolling out support for Apple's FaceTime video calling service for iPhone on its cellular network, making good on a promise to support all video chat apps over wireless by the end of the year.

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iOS 7 beta: FaceTime Audio brings built-in VoIP, free long distance calling to iPhone

06/11/2013, 08:06 pm

With iOS 7, Apple will introduce FaceTime Audio, a first-party voice over IP extension of the company's video calling service that could disrupt the mobile industry by bringing free long distance and international calling to iPhone users around the world.

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AT&T to bring FaceTime over cellular to all customers by end of year

05/20/2013, 03:05 pm

AT&T has announced that all mobile video chat applications, including Apple's FaceTime, will work over its cellular network by the end of this year.

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Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime [u]

05/15/2013, 02:05 pm

Google on Wednesday expanded its cross-platform service offerings with a revamped version of Hangouts, now a standalone application for iOS and Android with a focus on video and text conversations within groups.

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Apple's patent suit loss to VirnetX forces VPN behavior changes

04/05/2013, 10:04 am

Following a $368 million judgment against Apple in a patent infringement case, the iPhone maker will make changes to VPN behavior in iOS 6.1.

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AT&T reportedly activates FaceTime over cellular for all customers

11/21/2012, 12:11 am

In a surprising move on Tuesday, second-largest U.S. wireless carrier AT&T quietly activated Apple's FaceTime over cellular for all subscribers, including grandfathered-in unlimited data users.

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Apple's iMessage and FaceTime suffer another significant outage [u]

11/18/2012, 05:11 pm

Users are reporting that iMessage and FaceTime are experiencing outages across the U.S., the second time in a week that services attached to Apple's iCloud are seeing issues.

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AT&T to offer iPhone 5 FaceTime over cellular without a shared data plan

11/08/2012, 02:11 pm

AT&T announced on Thursday that it will enable FaceTime video calls for iPhone 5 users with any AT&T Mobile Share plan, expanding it beyond customers with its new shared data plans.

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Briefly: iMessage and FaceTime facing second outage in less than a week [ux3]

10/30/2012, 05:10 pm

For the second time in four days, Apple's iMessage and FaceTime services are down for many users in a number of areas, with North America seeming to be the hardest hit.

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