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Topic: FaceTime

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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Open Internet groups to file FCC complaint over AT&T's FaceTime blocking

09/18/2012, 12:09 pm

A trio of digital rights advocacy groups have indicated to AT&T they will file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission over the carrier's decision to block FaceTime calls over cellular data networks for some customers.

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Verizon to allow cellular FaceTime use across all iPhone 5 data plans

09/13/2012, 01:09 am

Following the debut of Apple's iPhone 5 on Wednesday, Verizon wireless announced that it will allow all iPhone 5 data plan subscribers to use iOS 6's FaceTime over cellular, countering rival carrier AT&T's plan which limits the feature to the company's Mobile Share data plans.

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AT&T defends plan to block 3G FaceTime for non-Mobile Share customers

08/22/2012, 09:08 am

AT&T on Wednesday published a public letter defending its decision to block FaceTime calls over 3G for customers who have not switched to its new shared data plans, arguing that its policy is in compliance with the FCC's net neutrality rules, because AT&T does not offer its own competing preloaded video chat application.

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AT&T to require new Mobile Share data plans for FaceTime calls over cellular

08/17/2012, 04:08 pm

AT&T on Friday announced it will be limiting FaceTime over 3G and 4G networks to iPhone users who sign up for the carrier's upcoming Mobile Share plans, which are slated to launch later this month.

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Google, Microsoft fight over standards to rival Apple's FaceTime

08/07/2012, 12:08 pm

Almost two years after Apple introduced FaceTime, Google and Microsoft are battling to introduce their own video chat acquisitions as new Internet web standards, while FaceTime remains proprietary to Apple.

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Sprint to offer free FaceTime over wireless

07/18/2012, 07:07 pm

While AT&T hasn't confirmed or denied whether it will be charging for the upcoming FaceTime over cellular iOS feature, Sprint says it will offer the service for free when the next-gen mobile OS launches this fall.

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AT&T CEO says it's 'too early' to talk about 3G FaceTime fees

07/17/2012, 10:07 pm

AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson on Tuesday responded to rumors claiming the telecom would charge a data fee for customers using Apple's upcoming over-the-air FaceTime feature on its network.

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Future iPhones could broadcast preferred communication mode, network status

06/14/2012, 07:06 am

Apple is investigating technology for its iPhone and other communication devices that could notify other users of preferred methods of communication based on their current network status and relative signal strength.

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FaceTime over 3G with iOS 6 limited to iPhone 4S, iPad 3

06/13/2012, 12:06 pm

Another new feature coming in iOS 6 will be limited to devices running Apple's custom A5 chip or later, as FaceTime over 3G will only be capable on the iPhone 4S or third-generation iPad.

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iOS warning messages hint at 3G support for Apple's FaceTime

05/18/2012, 03:05 pm

Warnings contained in the latest version of iOS suggest that Apple plans to bring support for 3G wireless data connections to its FaceTime video chat feature.

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FaceTime on Apple's new iPad not allowed over LTE

03/15/2012, 02:03 am

A new report has confirmed that Apple's third-generation iPad will not be allowed to make FaceTime calls on an LTE network.

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Facebook, Skype team up for video calling to compete with Apple's FaceTime

07/06/2011, 01:07 pm

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Skype to bring video calling to the social networking service, a feature that will compete with Apple's own FaceTime.

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Cisco kills its Apple competitors Flip, Eos, Umi to focus on networking

04/12/2011, 07:04 pm

Cisco announced plans get out of the consumer business apart from its Linksys networking products, killing its Flip handheld camcorders, Eos social media platform and Umi consumer video conferencing device.

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Users report freezing issues with FaceTime on Apple's iPad 2

03/23/2011, 12:03 pm

A few kinks apparently still need to be ironed out with the newly released iPad 2, as some users have reported freezing issues with the FaceTime video chat feature, requiring a restart of the device.

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Last-minute iPad 2 mockup surfaces in China with flat back, larger speaker

03/02/2011, 11:03 am

Just hours before Apple is set to announce its second-generation iPad, new images representing the anticipated design of the device, complete with a flatter back and larger speaker grille, have surfaced online.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Yahoo Messenger video and voice in iChat

02/26/2011, 11:02 pm

Apple has added support for Yahoo Messenger to Mac OS X Lion's iChat app, reportedly enabling text, voice and video chat over Yahoo's instant messenger protocol.

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'Engineering issues' blamed for missing Retina Display, SD slot on next iPad

02/25/2011, 07:02 am

While rumors that Apple's second-generation iPad due next week would include Retina Displays and SD card slots have long been refuted, one publication that originally made those claims has revised its predictions to say it no longer expects those features either.

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Apple releases FaceTime on Mac App Store for 99 cents [u]

02/24/2011, 08:02 am

Buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup will get the newly out-of-beta FaceTime for Mac free with a new machine, while existing Mac users can buy the video chat software on the Mac App Store for 99 cents [updated with explanation of charge].

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Next-gen iPad with front-facing camera allegedly spotted at 'The Daily' launch

02/02/2011, 07:02 pm

A new report claims that a prototype version of Apple's second-generation iPad with a front-facing camera was present at News Corp's press conference to launch The Daily digital newspaper on Wednesday.

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