Last week we took a look at using and troubleshooting Facetime, a new feature included with the iPhone 4 that utilizes the front facing camera. This combination of hardware and software can be used for better or worse, but ultimately it can be a whole lot of fun.
This week's tips will focus on using FaceTime on a plane, in a car, on a bar, and from very far...away. Plus, we've got some bonus FaceTime tips included.
The iPhone 4 includes a front facing camera that can be used to photobomb yourself in a stream of action shots. Every photo opportunity is a chance to have fun and fortunately, Apple has facilitated. However, FaceTime is more than just way to take perfectly angled Facebook photos, it's also a way to utilize the iPhone 4's video conference capabilities. This week's tips will focus on FaceTime set up, troubleshooting, and testing.
If you ever needed a reason to jailbreak your iPhone 4, this could be it. Thanks to a jailbreak application called My3G, you can have FaceTime calls over 3G without the need to connect your device to Wi-Fi. The application will cost you some money, but the price of jailbreaking and the price of the application may be worth it for some.
FaceTime is a nifty feature of the iPhone 4, allowing you to video chat with another iPhone 4 owner anywhere there's Wi-Fi. But there's a new application for the iPhone 4 that is taking that idea one step higher. FacePlant is a free application that allows you to both video chat and send video voicemails to a fellow iPhone 4 owner.
Sure we've seen some pretty impressive FaceTime calls from inside the U.S., but some people are stretching the limits of the iPhone 4 by placing a FaceTime call from the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Separated by a thousand miles of water, Philippe Kahn who is racing to Honolulu, Hawaii in the 2010 Pacific Cup, placed a FaceTime call to his colleges in Santa Cruz, California.
Changes in the recently released beta of iOS 4.1 could shine light on Apple's plan for FaceTime on other iOS devices like the iPod touch or the iPad, with it potentially making a debut on the Mac platform. Boy Genius Reports that you are now able to link FaceTime with an email address in the new beta firmware, potentially allowing non-phone devices to connect to iPhone 4 devices for FaceTime chats.
There’s no doubt that Apple’s new iPhone 4-only FaceTime feature is great, and the company is letting everyone know about it with an avalanche of new television commercials. But whether you’re stuck on an older iPhone or you don’t have any iPhone 4-toting friends to video chat with, there are thankfully some free App Store alternatives to FaceTime--if you know where to look.
Hey, there. There's no need to worry. That firewall won't keep you from FaceTiming with the love of your life. Apple has posted information on its support website with detailed instructions on how to get past this little roadblock. After all, nothing should keep lovers apart--isn't it already a battlefield?
Last week, we reported that video calls through Skype were available through the Fring app for iPhone. Today, we've received unfortunate news that the internet communication app has been asked to drop its Skype interconnectivity. This news comes as a bit of a shock, especially because Skype has been available through Fring for four years.