Nov 162011

One of the features that didn’t make it to iOS 5 was the ability to make FaceTime – Apple’s video calling feature over 3G.

However, it is possible to enable it on iPhone 4 by hacking one of the system files.

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Jul 132011

Wired video mirroring was first unleashed on the iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.x, but starting from iOS 5 beta, Mirroring went cables free via AirPlay but had certain limitations and didn’t work in some apps such as FaceTime.

Now starting from iOS 5 beta 3, you can mirror your FaceTime video calls via AirPlay on your Apple TV 2G hooked up to your gigantic TV! Yes you read that right, whenever you’re in a FaceTime call and feel a bit closed in on your iPhone’s small 3.5 inch screen, you can take a huge leap onto your TV via AirPlay Mirroring, isn’t that awesome?! Continue reading »

Feb 242011

After a lengthy four-month beta trial, Apple’s decided that it’s about time to make FaceTime for Mac available to the masses, meaning any Mac user can finally do video chat with other Mac or iOS users. Unlike the app’s free iOS counterpart, though, you’ll have to chip in $0.99 on the Mac App Store for some enlarged video chat sessions. But hey, it’s totally worth it, especially if you have a 27-inch screen to play with.

[via engadget]

Dec 302010

All signs have been pointing to this release for a few days now, but we’ll admit: we expected Skype to wait until CES next week to pull the covers off what could become its crown jewel service over the coming months. Skype’s official iOS client has finally sprouted the ability to make video calls, allowing iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch users to share real-time video amongst each other and users of Skype’s Windows, Mac, and Linux clients along with the ASUS Videophone (obviously, 3GS users won’t have the convenience of a front-facing camera, but they’ll still be able to broadcast video from the rear-facing one). Additionally, you’ll be able to receive video from others if you’re using an iPad or a third-generation iPod touch. The service is free and works over both WiFi and 3G — and considering Skype’s existing PC footprint, we’d argue this stands a very real chance of putting the hurt on FaceTimeusage. No word on when Skype will be making video-capable clients available for Android or other mobile platforms, but Skype says that there’ll be “plenty more” announcements in Vegas next week, so we wouldn’t be surprised.

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Oct 202010

Steve Jobs has just announced at today’s Back to Mac event that FaceTime – Apple’s video calling feature that was first introduced on iPhone 4 and later on the new iPod Touch 4G will be available for Mac users.

This means that now Mac users will be able to make FaceTime video calls to iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and other Mac users. FaceTime for Mac is very easy to setup just like FaceTime on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. Continue reading »

Oct 182010

As you might be already aware, FaceTime is disabled on iPhone 4’s sold officially in countries like UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

However, folks over at iRamadah are reporting that FaceTime works fine on the new iPod Touch 4G in the Middle East.

While it was earlier speculated that Apple decided to drop the feature as some of these countries have banned certain VoIP services in the past, it is now obvious that this ban is more of a carrier centric one. If you’ve bought the iPod Touch 4G then you can follow the instructions provided below. Continue reading »