Apple FaceTime bug has allowed the caller to listen to audio and watch the video of the recipient even if he doesn’t pick up the call. This bug has let Apple to temporarily disable the FaceTime server and the company has officially apologized for the FaceTime flaw. Apple said a fix that will re-enable group FaceTime is now scheduled to be released next week. Continue reading “Apple apologizes for FaceTime bug, says fix is coming next week”
Apparently, a bug on the Apple’s FaceTime lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone even before the receiver on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call. However, Apple was quick to act on it and has taken Group FaceTime offline and will address the issue with a software update later this week. Continue reading “Apple acknowledges FaceTime bug that lets you hear audio of the other person before they pick up, fix coming in a week”
Apple at the WWDC 2018 introduced the ability to group Facetime with about 32 members and now for the disappointing news, Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac might be delayed. It won’t be ready in time for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave launch next month. Continue reading “Apple Group Facetime chats won’t ship with iOS 12 release, delayed to future software update”
The Apple Watch has been panned for being highly dependent on the iPhone for any kind of productive usage. Taking that feedback to heart, it looks like Apple has some big changes in store for their wearable. Rumors suggest that Apple is about to add features that would give their smartwatch a lot more autonomy. Continue reading “Apple Watch 2 might support a FaceTime camera, built-in WiFi suggest rumors”
FaceTime is one awesome feature if you work with multiple Apple devices such as the iPhone , iPad , iPod touch or Macs. You can experience video calls between these devices for free at a decent quality. The downside is that FaceTime for devices such as iPhone and iPad works only over a WiFi connection. The irony is the latest iPad supports 4G LTE networks with mind blowing speeds , yet you cannot have a FaceTime call. This might change and Apple might eventually allow FaceTime calls over 3G networks going by a screenshot in iOS 5.1.1 from a Romanian blog.
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Uncharacteristically Apple. The invite sent out last week to the media wasn’t subtle or discreet as the company is often wont to be. Instead, it showed an image of a calendar app icon peeled back to reveal the corner of an iPad that was very much identical to the one that is running on short supplies in Apple stores worldwide as you read this. So the next iPad is upon us, and now’s a great time to take stock of all the rumors and predictions around the new device. But before we start, the big question, at least to me is – which one will it be – iPad 2, or a 1.5 equivalent? It boils down to this – just how much does Apple need an iPad 2 beyond the simple ‘marketing’ matter of keeping up with the Joneses? Sure, the competition has recently trumpeted impressive specs such as dual-core processors, HDMI output, video chat, HD camcorders, and 4G wireless connections, but I for one feel they’re missing point completely in trying to beat the iPad on specs. Where the first generation iPad scores is on experience – the breadth and depth of apps (games included) that run like a dream on the iPad are yet to see serious competition from tablet specific apps on Android. Plus, the iPad’s 10 hours of battery life has set the bar really high for the competition, and all those dual core processors the competition is sporting aren’t going to help one bit in this department. I’d even be willing to wager that the first-gen is good for some more time yet, possibly with modest improvements, allowing for a bigger September iPad 2 update to capitalize on the massive holiday shopping season. All this points to why the updates I sense we’ll see come March 2 will be incremental and evolutionary, not revolutionary. Continue reading “A Byte of Apple : iPad 2 Predictions”
Facetime on the iPhone / iPod Touch finally has a new friend – Video Calling through Skype. Today Skype has released version 3.0 of it’s iPhone app which brings the much expected video calling functionality to the iPhone 4 Continue reading “Skype for iPhone gets Video Calling”
Spot poll: Who doesn’t like some new gear, especially when the new pieces of bling sport the bitten fruit logo ‘round the back? This week, A Byte of Apple takes a long hard look (see our Exclusive Photo gallery as well) at the 2010 lineup of iPods – the nano, the touch and the shuffle – and this what we came back with. If you’ve been putting off the decision to pick one of these babies up, this should seal the deal for you! Continue reading “A Byte of Apple : 2010 iPods Reviewed!”
A Byte of Apple is back after an almost Steve-Jobs-esque hiatus (we kid, really!), a time where Apple kept us more than busy with a slew of announcements and new products that threaten our already fragile bank balances!
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You have to hand it to Apple. With the intense media rumors that start building up before a traditional Apple device update period, even down to predictions around the date and timing of the event, Apple’s got a problem most product managers would give an arm and a leg to have. And what does the Cupertino-based outfit do? Well, Santa comes early this year, with Apple announcing a media event focused around music on September 1st, 2010, coming about six days ahead of a Bloomberg-rumored September 7 date.
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The Facetime feature on the new iPhone 4 is not restricted to any market like USA or UK like we anticipated. We heard previous reports that Facetime works only on AT&T USA and an Apple Rep confirmed this on our call to the Apple Facetime hotline. Now I had the chance to have a Facetime call between India and USA thanks to our good friend Sloan Bowman
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