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.
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.
The groovy folks at fringland Ltd. have done it again: They were the first to include incoming video chat -- even through Skype -- with their popular, free fring app, and now they’ve leveraged the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4 to do the same with two-way video calls, even over 3G. Take that, FaceTime!
One of the flagship features of the iPhone 4 is its video conferencing capabilities, a la FaceTime. Two doctors, however, are putting Apple's claim that FaceTime is the next generation of telecommunication to the test. In a Jetsons style conference, they are able to consult at-risk patients who need limb amputation without being in the same room.
Apple announced today that the much awaited feature in the iPhone 4, FaceTime, won't use any carrier minutes like many people initially thought. According to Apple, the call will be placed over the cellular network, but as soon as you hit the FaceTime button, the call will end (ending the use of your minutes) and the video will be routed over a Wi-Fi network connection.
There's a great opportunity to play pranks with your Mac this April Fool's Day.
you're into computer pranks, you've probably already written
AppleScripts with scary messages ("Are you sure you want to delete the
volume Macintosh HD and all backups?"), or replaced someone's bookmarks
with links to shock sites. Now there's a new kind of pranking going on,
across the Internet, and it doesn't involve any form of computer
With iPad SDK Beta 3 released yesterday, it hasn’t taken long for enterprising developers to dig into Apple’s private frameworks and extracting a number of interesting nuggets related to a camera the device doesn’t even have.