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Video Chatting in the Dark? Brighten Video Chat with a Blank Browser Window

May 11, 2011 - 4 Comments

If you’re video chatting at night or in an area with limited lighting, you can brighten your face by opening up a blank white web browser window. This is obviously a really simple tip, but it’s kind of fun to see how surprisingly useful blank browser windows can be (like speeding up Safari on the … Read More

Start a FaceTime Call from the Web

Apr 6, 2011 - 6 Comments

You can start a FaceTime call from any web browser in Mac OS X or iOS with a custom URL. You can use the following with a standard href anchor tag: facetime://appleid facetime://email@address facetime://phonenumber Once a user clicks on the properly formed FaceTime URL, FaceTime.app will launch in Mac OS X or iOS and a … Read More

FaceTime for Mac is on the Mac App Store

Feb 25, 2011 - 3 Comments

Somewhat lost in the hubbub of the MacBook Pro 2011 refresh and Mac OS X Lion 10.7 Developer Preview was the launch of FaceTime HD, which is now finalized and available for all Mac users to download from the Mac App Store. The new version supports 720p video calls, but in order to make 720p … Read More

Automatically Accept FaceTime Calls in Mac OS X

Jan 17, 2011 - 12 Comments

You can set FaceTime to automatically accept incoming FaceTime calls from approved phone numbers or email addresses. You’ll need to have FaceTime for Mac installed, and then use the Terminal and the defaults command: Auto-accept FaceTime calls from a specified email: defaults write com.apple.FaceTime AutoAcceptInvitesFrom -array-add email@address.com Auto-accept FaceTime calls from a specified phone number: … Read More

FaceTime for Mac Beta Download

Oct 20, 2010 - 20 Comments

As we anticipated, FaceTime for Mac is now available… as a beta. FaceTime for Mac allows you to make FaceTime calls to iPhone 4 and iPod touch users directly from your Mac. What’s interesting is that Mac FaceTime client is it’s own independent application, it was not built into iChat, although I bet this will … Read More

FaceTime joke: phone calls like you’ve never seen before

Sep 17, 2010 - 1 Comment

A reader sent in this hilarious picture which pokes fun at FaceTime, the video chat feature included with the iPhone and iPod touch (and likely soon the iPad). In case you don’t get it, the FaceTime camera on the iPhone and iPod touch is located on the front near where your ear rests, so if … Read More

New iPad with FaceTime coming soon

Sep 11, 2010 - 9 Comments

Apple may be readying the release of a new iPad in time for the holiday shopping season, according to a report. The refreshed iPad is expected to be equipped with a FaceTime compatible camera and the new iPad iOS 4.2. The report from AppleInsider also suggests that Apple is looking to get FaceTime compatibility on … Read More

Use FaceTime over 3G

Aug 2, 2010 - 2 Comments

If you have an iPhone 4 you can now use FaceTime video chat over 3G cell network, breaking you free from your WiFi shackles. There’s a catch though, it’s not free. Here’s what you’ll need to use FaceTime over the 3G cell network: Jailbroken iPhone (you can use the easy iPhone jailbreak) Download My3G, it … Read More

FaceTime troubleshooting: use FaceTime behind a firewall

Jul 18, 2010 - 5 Comments

So you saw the latest iPhone 4 commercial and fell in love with FaceTime. You bring your iPhone 4 home, and you attempt to make a FaceTime connection with a friend… but nothing happens. What’s going on? It’s probably the wireless networks firewall settings. I was recently speaking with an Apple employee and they told … Read More

iPhone 4 Commercial

Jun 29, 2010 - 5 Comments

The first iPhone 4 commercial has started to air and it’s all about FaceTime, the new video chat feature of iPhone 4. Here’s what Apple has to say about it on their YouTube page: People have been dreaming about video calling for decades. iPhone 4 makes it a reality. With the tap of a button, … Read More

Capture iSight Images Using the Command Line

Jan 24, 2007 - 7 Comments

We all know that Photo Booth is great fun and is sure to entertain our friends and family with the goofy effects. But what if you want to take pictures using your iSight from the command line? Unfortunately Apple doesn’t provide this option (at least that we know of), but thanks to a crafty individual … Read More

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