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 […]

Snapchat Takes on FaceTime with Video Chatting and Messaging

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The popular and unique photo-sharing app Snapchat has launched its biggest update yet on iPhone and Android devices, with the ability to video chat and message other users, on top of the ability to send self-distructing selfies. The new features will hopefully move Snapchat into the same arena as Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage services, and […]

Google Helpouts Arrives for Video Chat Tutorials with Experts


Google announced Helpouts back in August, but the search giant is officially launching the service today. Helpouts uses Google’s Hangouts video chat service to connect experts with people wanting to learn a new skill by offering tutorials over the internet.¬†Google says that it will be used for things like home repair, guitar lessons, and cooking. […]

Smartphones Represent the Future of Democratized Health Care


While Republicans and Democrats are still debating the merits of ObamaCare on Capitol Hill as the nation is starting to sign up customers under the Affordable Care Act, a new proposition could make the cost of primary healthcare even more affordable. Thanks to wireless connectivity and video chats, smartphones could now provide easy access to […]

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 […]

Microsoft Confirms Skype Is In, Live Messenger Out.


After many years of trying to brand its Live Internet services, Microsoft has finally confirmed that its Live Messenger chat service is on the way out to make room for Skype, which the company had acquired a year ago and was the focal point of the Windows Phone 8 launch event. With new focus on […]

Google Unifies Video Chat With Hangouts


Google is beginning to streamline and unify its video chat service in a bid to become more consumer-friendly and avoid brand confusion. The Internet giant is now replacing Google Talk’s video chat feature and is re-branding the video calling service under its Google+ Hangouts moniker. The move will likely bring familiarity to the Google+ social […]

Will AT&T Charge for FaceTime Over 3G, 4G?


In the U.S., the iPhone is available on three major U.S. carriers–Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T Mobility. However, if you’re a fond user of Apple’s free FaceTime video chatting service between iOS and OS X devices, you may want to consider Verizon Wireless and Sprint’s Now Network over that of AT&T’s, especially once iOS 6 […]

Still No FaceTime Over 4G on the New iPad

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It looks like for those who are looking to do FaceTime video chat on the go, Apple’s new iPad, which supports fast 4G LTE mobile broadband over AT&T’s or Verizon’s network, still does not allow for video chat over mobile broadband. When Apple debuted FaceTime on the iPhone 4 on 3G, there were speculations initially […]

Check Out Real Time Translation During Video Chat in Vocre 2.0 (Video)

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Smartphone apps have made translation simpler in everyday life, but most apps are only useful for text and in-person conversations. The new Vocre 2.0 makes it easier to translate video chat conversations that take place across countries and languages. Vocre 2.0 is an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad app that offers¬†FaceTime-esque video chat with translation […]

Tango Video Chat Comes to Windows Phone 7.5 [Video]


With the HTC Titan (one has to ask, is it a Mini Tablet or Super-Sized Smartphone?) and other Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices coming with a front facing camera, video chat becomes a reality. Enter Tango! This popular free video chat client that already has versions for Android and iOS is now available for free […]

Skype 2.5 App Update Adds 14 More Android Devices and New Features

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Skype announced recently that they’ve updated their Android app to work on 14 more devices and improved the overall experience. Good news for the Skype faithful, especially if you have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola Atrix, HTC Evo 3D and several other devices. There are now 41 Android tablets and phones in total with Skype […]

Top 4G Apps for the Motorola Droid Bionic

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The Droid Bionic is one sweet phone — a great combination of power and speed thanks to the 4G LTE radio inside. Once you have it in your hands, which apps should you download to take advantage of all the Bionic has to offer? I have a few suggestions below, including one that will help […]

Skype VP Hints at Deeply Integrated Windows Phone App


It’s no secret that Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Skype, still pending European regulatory approval but passed U.S. approval, will result in more Microsoft products with Skype integration, and in particular Windows Phone. New Windows Phone 7 Mango devices that will be released this Fall are expected with front-facing camera, and Skype may fill the role […]

Skype Job Posting Hints Video Chat Coming Soon to Windows Phone 7


If the Microsoft acquisition of Skype wasn’t enough to convince you that the Windows Phone-maker wants to bring video chat to its platform users, then the latest job posting at Skype should help to alleviate fears that Windows Phone 7 may lack video chat support. The job posting is searching for an engineer “for building […]

Leaked Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Firmware Appears for Samsung Galaxy S II


While the U.S. is still awaiting the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II, international owners of Samsung’s second-generation dual-core flagship Android smartphone can grab a leaked Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware update for their devices if their aching to take Google Talk video chat with them on the road. The firmware, which shows a July […]

Will Facebook Be Skype’s Tipping Point for Ubiquitous Mobile Video Calls?


On Wednesday, Facebook announced, along with its integration with Skype for video calls and chat, group chat with archived conversation history saved to your Facebook messages, and the ability to see your friends list for chatting organized based by whom you message most. The highlight of the announcement, however is video chat integration with Skype, […]

More Evidence for Front-Facing Camera in Windows Phone 7


Microsoft may be secretly building support for front-facing cameras with the next iteration of Windows Phone 7 hardware that will be released with the Mango update pre-loaded, and there’s been more evidence to support Microsoft’s plans to build in video chat to its mobile platform. In the first beta of the Mango developer tools, there […]