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How to Stop iPhone Calls Ringing a Mac in OS X Yosemite

Oct 17, 2014 - 10 Comments
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Perhaps you have noticed that since updating your Mac to OS X Yosemite, when your iPhone gets an incoming phone call, so does your Mac. In fact, all of your Macs running the latest OS X and using the same Apple ID will get a phone call, creating a whole chorus of ringing, just from … Read More

How to Stop Other Devices Ringing When iPhone Gets a Phone Call

Sep 29, 2014 - 9 Comments
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If you have multiple devices running iOS 8 and using the same Apple ID, you’ve probably noticed that an incoming phone call rings on every one of the devices at the same time. In other words, an inbound phone call will ring not only your iPhone, but also any other iPad, iOS device, or Mac … Read More

How to Block Contacts From Calling Your iPhone

May 5, 2014 - 9 Comments
Block contacts from calling your iphone

You can block callers from contacting you on your iPhone, and not only will it block their inbound phone calls but also any text messages or FaceTime communication attempts. This is obviously useful for so many reasons, whether it’s to avoid a nuisance or a weirdo, and it’s simple to use. One interesting thing to … Read More

FaceTime Stuck on Connecting & Fails? Here’s How to Fix in iOS & OS X

Apr 29, 2014 - 11 Comments
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FaceTime makes video chat and audio calls easier than ever, or at least, it does when FaceTime works. While FaceTime used to be one of the most reliable ways to initiate a video conversation between any Macs, iPhones, or iPads, sometimes it just doesn’t work. More recently, a bug has been identified that has completely … Read More

How to Make FaceTime Audio Calls from the Mac to OS X or iOS

Mar 11, 2014 - 3 Comments
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The Mac can now make outbound voice calls to other Apple users that have an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or another Mac, using nothing but the native FaceTime Audio service. Built into OS X, FaceTime Audio can be used to call any other FaceTime user, free, anywhere in the world, and it provides excellent audio … Read More

Quickly Reply to a Text Message with a Phone Call or FaceTime from iPhone

Dec 30, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Make a call from the Messages app in iOS

Though we all rely heavily on text messages and iMessage these days, sometimes it’s just easier to talk on the phone. This can be particularly true if you’re in the middle of a texting conversation and things are moving quickly, being misinterpreted, continuously skewed by autocorrect, or, if you’re like me, you’re just plain awful … Read More

Fixing “There is no connected camera” Error with a Mac FaceTime Camera

Dec 27, 2013 - 20 Comments
"There is no connected Camera" error message on the Mac

Just about every Mac comes with a front-facing camera these days, referred to usually as the FaceTime camera, and on older machines was called iSight. Nearly all of the time, this camera works flawlessly and you’ll never have any problems with it, but a frustrating error can appear from time to time that makes many … Read More

Make Free VOIP Calls from the iPhone with FaceTime Audio

Nov 7, 2013 - 4 Comments
Make a FaceTime Audio call

With FaceTime Audio, the iPhone can now make free VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) calls directly from the built-in phone or FaceTime app, without the need for any third party services or applications. This basically means you make phone calls to anywhere in the world for free, so long as the recipient of the call … Read More

Fix iMessage and FaceTime Activation Errors with iOS 7

Sep 23, 2013 - 1 Comment
Fixing an iMessage Activation error

Some iOS 7 users have reported problems activating iMessage and FaceTime on their freshly updated iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Some of the initial activation errors were probably due to immense simultaneous demand being placed on Apple servers, but since some people are still experiencing this problem after the initial iOS 7 release rush, … Read More

Send Text Messages & Make Video / Phone Calls from Contacts App in Mac OS X

Mar 8, 2013 - 8 Comments
Send text messages from the Contacts app

The Contacts app in OS X, once called Address Book, has a few hidden communication tools that are incredibly useful, making the app a simple but powerful hub to start conversations. Right from Contacts, you can send iMessages, initiate FaceTime video chats, make an actual phone call, and even send normal SMS text messages to … Read More

Take a Photo with FaceTime Camera After a Task Finishes in OS X Command Line

Jan 31, 2013 - 2 Comments

If you’ve ever wanted to document your reaction to an event, task, or specific command execution, now is your chance to get started. With the help of a fun little app called ImageSnap, you can snap pictures with the FaceTime or iSight cameras from the command line. That can be good enough on it’s own … Read More

FaceTime Over Cellular Expands to More AT&T iPhones, Check if Yours Works Too

Nov 21, 2012 - 6 Comments
Facetime over cellular on iPhone

AT&T appears to be rolling out FaceTime over cellular connections to more iPhone users on their network. MacRumors was first to discover the quiet change in AT&T policy, and the potentially eligible devices include iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, and iPad 4, with at least a 3G HSPA+ (AT&T’s so-called 4G) connection. Typically, FaceTime … Read More

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