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Dummies Guide to Facetime on iPhone and iPod Touch

Facetime is one of the best free feature of iOS device. The best thing about Facetime free video calling service is, it's available on all Apple devices. Be it, Mac, iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device with camera on it. First time user might get confused with how to use FaceTime, and in this guide I will exactly be talking about the same. This guide will answer all your queries [...]

How Much Data Does a FaceTime Call Use?

So what did we find out? Now that we have made FaceTime an integral part of how we communicate, we decided to find out how much data it is consuming. This is important for a lot of users who may not be on an unlimited data plan be it 3G or wi-fi. Keeping an eye on how much data Facetime is using, will make sure you never cross your data [...]

How to use FaceTime over 3G or EDGE with FaceBreak [Cydia]

Even though FaceTime works just fine over 3G or EDGE, Apple chose not to allow it. FaceTime is designed to work over wi-fi only. Apple chose it to ensure consistent call quality and also because carriers might hate to have so much load on bandwidth. So here's a Cydia tweak to use FaceTime calls over 3G, EDGE or GPRS. Before proceeding with this tutorial, you need to make sure that [...]

Tip: How to Start FaceTime Calls from the Browser

Apple uses various URL schemes on both iPhone as well as Mac to assign pre-defined actions to certain URLs like Maps, iTunes, YouTube etc. Notice how clicking on YouTube links leaves the browser and launched YouTube app on iPhone. We can similarly take advantage of the FaceTime URL scheme to start FaceTime calls from the browser or create links on webpages. If you haven't setup FaceTime on your iPhone or [...]

Group Video Chat for iOS and Android Devices, Courtesy of Fring

In a blog post yesterday, Fring announced that they're working on bringing a new feature to Android and iOS devices that would enable group video chat. We are familiar with using video chat on Fring, and it does provide some competition to other video calling services like Skype and Apple's FaceTime. Moreover, video chat using Fring is free and the quality isn't bad either. At present the developers are giving [...]

3 FaceTime Alternatives for Video Chatting on iPhone or iPod Touch

In case you are upset with the lack of FaceTime calling over 3G or if FaceTime is not working at all, it does not mean you cannot video chat using your iOS device. Today we are listing three great FaceTime alternatives for video calling from your iPhone or iPod Touch. Agreed, FaceTime is great. Maybe even "Magical" like Apple suggests. However, it does have certain shortcomings. One great shortcoming is [...]

iPad 2 Gets Facetime along with Front Facing Camera

Those who have been waiting for iPad 2 must have expected it to come with some new features and one widely expected feature is Facetime. iPad 2 is finally announced with Front facing camera and Facetime. Using iPad 2 Facetime you can make video calls to another iPad, iPad to iPhone and iPad to mac. Apple is going to keep the same price for iPad 2 as iPad. (See iPad [...]

How to Install FaceTime on iPad Using iFacePad

This tutorial will help you install FaceTime on iPad using a Mac computer. You need to have a jailbroken iPad to install FaceTime. Full instructions and screenshots after the break. Two weeks ago we told you about the new hack released by Intell that enables FaceTime on iPad. Since you require a jailbroken iPad refer to these guides to jailbreak iPad first: How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 on iPad using [...]

Tip: Test FaceTime Calls on iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G Using Your Mac

We have received a lot of requests from our readers to help them test FaceTime video calling. Now obviously, despite our eagerness to help all our readers we can't afford to personally help everyone. So here's a tip to take advantage of FaceTime for Mac(beta) and make test calls to yourself. Whether you want to test your modem or router's compatibility with FaceTime or the quality of the audio and [...]

MiTime Updated: Now Supports iOS 4.1 and 4.2.1

If you own an iPhone 4 and have been using it on an unofficial carrier, there is a great chance that you are still struggling with FaceTime activation. For those of you who are running iOS 4.1 or 4.2.1 there is good news for you. MiTime, a popular FaceTime activation tool, has been finally updated after a really long time. It supports the new iOS versions now. We received a [...]