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Topic: FaceTime

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.


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.


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.


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.


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iPad due next week would include Retina Displays and SD card slots have long been refuted, one publication that originally made those claims has revised its predictions to say it no longer expects those features either.


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].


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.


Apple seeks digital photography expert for iPad development team

02/02/2011, 09:02 am

Adding to the mounting evidence that Apple plans to add cameras to its next-generation iPad, the company's digital photography team is hiring a software engineer to create applications for the iPad platform.


iOS 4.3 adds new Photo Stream service, iPad FaceTime and PhotoBooth

01/20/2011, 01:01 am

The developer release of iOS 4.3 beta 2 includes mention of a new MobileMe-based Photo Stream picture sync feature, apparently part of a new Media Stream service, and includes versions of a standalone FaceTime and PhotoBooth app for iPad.


Skype for iPhone video calling now available; volume shutter app removed

12/30/2010, 01:12 am

As expected, Skype has added a new video calling feature to its iPhone app, giving users an alternate service from Apple's own FaceTime video chat standard. Meanwhile, an app that remapped the iPhone's volume button to serve as a shutter button has been quietly removed from the App Store.


Skype rumored to take on Apple's FaceTime at CES

12/24/2010, 01:12 pm

A pioneer in easy to use video conferencing on the desktop, Skype is now rumored to be bringing video calls to mobile devices, offering competition to Apple's FaceTime.


Apple's next-gen iPad to get iPod touch-like back, wide-range speaker - rumor

12/22/2010, 08:12 pm

The second-generation iPad may have a smaller bezel, a flat back panel and a wide-range speaker, a new unverified report claims.


Apple's iPad 2 to have front, rear cameras in early 2011 - rumor

12/10/2010, 01:12 am

Component suppliers for Apple's iPad are planning to begin a new round of iPad production in the first quarter of 2011, with one source saying that the next-generation iPad will have front- and back-mounted cameras, a new report claims.


Alleged next-gen Apple iPad cases suggest rear camera, SD card slot [u]

12/09/2010, 12:12 pm

Two new cases claimed to be designed for Apple's forthcoming second-generation iPad show the device with a rear-facing camera, as well as a space that could be used to input an SD card [updated with even more cases].


Foxconn rumored to ship next-gen iPad in 100 days for April launch

12/07/2010, 12:12 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will begin shipping Apple's next-generation iPad within the next 100 days, allowing Apple to stock up for an April launch, a new report claims.


Camera lens supplier selected for Apple's second-generation iPad - rumor

11/30/2010, 07:11 am

Rumors that a Taiwanese company has been selected to exclusively supply camera lens modules for Apple's forthcoming second-generation iPad have been unsurprisingly met with a "no comment."


T-Mobile US ad parodies Apple, shows iPhone 4 saddled by AT&T

11/03/2010, 11:11 am

A new advertisement from T-Mobile parodies Apple's iconic "Get a Mac" ads, suggesting that the AT&T network and the lack of 3G support for FaceTime have weighed down the iPhone 4.


Apple's next-gen iPad rumored to have two cameras - report

10/29/2010, 01:10 pm

Apple's next-generation iPad, set to launch in the first quarter of 2011, will include a forward-facing camera for FaceTime video chat, in addition to a second rear camera, according to an unconfirmed rumor from an investment firm.


Apple's FaceTime brings push notifications to the Mac

10/22/2010, 05:10 pm

Apple has brought another iOS feature 'back to the Mac' in the form of push notification services for the beta version of FaceTime for Mac, which can notify you of an incoming video call even when the application is not running.


iTunes password security in FaceTime for Mac beta draws concern [u]

10/21/2010, 09:10 am

Apple's newly released FaceTime for Mac beta allows users to change their iTunes password without reentering their existing password, causing a potential security issue [update: View Account no longer works].