How to Secure iMessage and FaceTime


Back in September last year, Apple introduced two-factor authentication for iCloud, and now it’s available for iMessage and FaceTime. Here’s how to enable it for these two services. Apple recently expanded the ability to secure your iCloud account further by enabling two-factor authentication for iCloud backups, allowing users to secure their iPhone and iPad backups […]

iMessage Security Tops Other Messaging Platforms

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There are a ton of messaging services available for users. There’s Google Hangouts, Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp, and of course Apple’s iMessage. Which one is the most secure, though? The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group, has researched the various security measures behind some of the most popular messaging services and has deemed Apple’s […]

How to Turn off iPhone Calls on Your Mac with OS X Yosemite

Turn off iPhone calls on your Mac in seconds.

With iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite you can answer phone calls from your iPhone on your Mac. This is a handy feature, but if you find it annoying it is easy to turn off phone calls on Macs with OS X Yosemite. Turning off phone calls in OS X Yosemite is essential if you […]

How to FaceTime Video Chat Like a Pro

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Video chatting used to be a novelty activity on the computer, but now it’s more ubiquitous than ever. Distant friends and families use video chatting to intimately communicate, and businesses even take advantage of it for teleconferencing, perhaps to connect multiple branches that are located around the world. Skype has been the dominating service for […]

How to Set Up FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and Mac

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FaceTime is Apple’s popular video chatting service that allows iPhone, iPad and Mac users to chat with each other over video. It’s a cross-platform service as well, so you can easily FaceTime with someone on your iPhone while they’re using an iPad or a Mac. It’s a really simple app to use, but setting it […]

How to Use FaceTime Audio on your Mac with OS X 10.9.2


You’re most likely already aware that Apple released an update to its OS X Mavericks operating system this week. 10.9.2 got plenty of notoriety because it plugged a serious security hole known as GoToFail. But along with that fix, 10.9.2 also brought a number of improvements and a few new features. One of those new […]

How to Use the iPad as an iPhone with iOS 7


You’re sitting in a coffee shop or maybe even waiting for your flight in the airport when you realize your iPhone is about to die and you have no way of plugging it in. The situation wouldn’t be that bad if you didn’t need to call anyone, but there’s a chance you’ll actually need to […]

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Update Coming with FaceTime Audio

OS X Mavericks FaceTime Audio

Apple may have released OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 just recently to the public, but the company is already working on a 10.9.2 update for which the first beta has already been seeded out to developers, and this update includes FaceTime audio for the first time on OS X. FaceTime audio was first introduced in iOS […]

How to Make a FaceTime Audio Call in iOS 7


FaceTime is a neat little video chatting app that comes installed by default on all iOS products, including the iPhone, iPad. It allows users to video chat with one another without the hassle of dealing with third-party apps. FaceTime can be used over WiFi or over a 3G or 4G data connection, but the app […]

5 Worst Broken Promises in Mobile Tech


Technology companies promise customers the moon and the stars nearly every time they launch a major new product or announce a new service. But they often leave us feeling broken-hearted as they don’t deliver on those promises. Too often exuberant tech executives lead us down the path of mobile tech bliss, only to leave us […]

iPhone 5S: Family Will be Apple’s Not-So-Secret Marketing Tool

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Apple has something much more powerful than ads, specs and new features to sell its next generation iPhone to me and millions of people just like me: family. My wife, son, nephews, parents and in-laws are all little marketing machines that ensure the iPhone 5S will be my primary phone, no matter what Google and its […]

iOS 7 FaceTime Audio Sample Call (Video)

FaceTime Audio iOS 7 Sample Call

The iOS 7 beta offers the ability to make FaceTime Audio calls which are basically phone calls over your data plan that deliver a vastly better sounding call and don’t use any minutes. The new iOS 7 FaceTime Audio feature will allow users to make FaceTime Audio calls on compatible devices to other iOS devices. […]

AT&T Opens Up FaceTime Over 3G to All Subscribers Unofficially


In a surprising and quiet move, AT&T has unofficially opened up its network to host FaceTime over 3G video calls for Apple iPhone subscribers on its 3G, 4G HSPA+, and LTE network. AT&T had initially limited FaceTime over 3G to customers who had subscribed to a mobile share plan, but the move was met with […]

Apple’s iMessage and Facetime Down, No Estimate on Fix (updated)

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Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime services are down for some users as of 3PM Pacific Standard Time. The two services went down earlier this afternoon and Apple is not reporting when the services will be restored. FaceTime is Apple’s video calling service that can be used to connect users on iOS mobile devices and Macs running […]

AT&T Opens FaceTime Over LTE To iPhone 5 Users With Tired Data Plans

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Today AT&T announced that it will bring FaceTime over 4G LTE to iPhone 5 users on tiered data plans, though users with 3G or “4G”-only iPhones can still only use the service over Wi-Fi. In 8-10 weeks iPhone 5 users on AT&T on tiered data plans will gain the same functionality that users on Mobile […]

OS X to Unify Caller ID for iMessage, Facetime


A new update that’s planned for Apple’s desktop OS X platform for Macs is now being seeded to developers in beta mode ahead of the September 12th iPhone 5 media event. Though the update will bring a number of important bug fixes for Apple’s desktop hardware, an important feature for iOS users is that it […]

Best iPad Apps for College


College students today don’t know how good they have it thanks to the iPad and more iPad apps for college than they can count, at least before completing Understanding Numerical Data. I ended my college career in 2005. On that May afternoon when I turned my tassel for the last time I’d never even, heard of apps. […]