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iPhone live podcast 122: Back to the Mac

iPhone live podcast 122: Back to the Mac

Our podcast feed Download Directly Subscribe via iTunes We're taking iOS back to the Mac with FaceTime and App Stores and Folders, oh my! Plus, Steve Jobs tells us what he really thinks about BlackBerry competition and Android openness, and we've got the body-bags to prove it. This...

FaceTime between iPhone 4 and Mac [Video]

Right after Apple released FaceTime for Mac beta, Dieter grabbed his iPhone 4 and called me up on my MacBook. The video above shows the results. It worked well and looked good. FaceTime for Mac is incredibly barebones right now, almost no UI chrome or options but we'll see what happens come...
FaceTime for Mac beta now available for download

FaceTime for Mac beta now available for download

As promised by Steve Jobs during Apple's Back to the Mac event, FaceTime for Mac beta is now up on Apple.com and available for download: FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, wave, and laugh with anyone on an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac from your Mac over Wi-Fi. So you can catch...
Apple announces FaceTime for Mac

Apple announces FaceTime for Mac

As part of the Back to the Mac event, Steve Jobs has just announced FaceTime for Mac. The interface is bare bones, a naked QuickTime X-like UI but it does full screen, and it works as simply as FaceTime for iOS. (Which Jobs also announced they've shipped on 19 million devices to date). Beta...
FaceTime for Mac icon makes early appearance at Back to the Mac event?

FaceTime for Mac icon makes early appearance at Back to the Mac event?

Apple's busy doing their Back to the Mac demo, and call us crazy but it looks like there's a FaceTime icon lurking in the dock? Could Apple be about to show off FaceTime for Mac? We'll know very soon. [Thanks guest!]
3G Unrestrictor updated to Bring FaceTime over 3G back to iOS 4.1! [Jailbreak]

3G Unrestrictor updated to Bring FaceTime over 3G back to iOS 4.1! [Jailbreak]

FaceTime over 3G was one of the most popular reasons to Jailbreak, yet with the rush to upgrade to iOS 4.1 now that both Limera1n and Greenpois0n Jailbreaks have been released, users quickly found out that it no longer worked. Well, Kim Streich has quickly updated 3G Unresictor to fix this...
FaceTime: Group video chats and Middle-East carrier spats?

FaceTime: Group video chats and Middle-East carrier spats?

A couple of interesting FaceTime tidbits this weekend as it looks like group video chats might be available in the future, but only on iPod touch in the Middle-East. First up, while FaceTime is still missing from certain Middle-Eastern iPhone 4 carriers, it appears to be working fine on iPod...
Yahoo Messenger app to add 3G video chat

Yahoo Messenger app to add 3G video chat

Earlier this week the VP of Yahoo! Mobile in America, David Katz, let slip that Yahoo! will soon be supporting video chat on their mobile apps, including iPhone. A Yahoo Spokesperson has said that he believes: the iPhone app has already been approved by Apple and that it would be would be...
iPod touch 2010: Everything you need to know in 10 minutes [video]

iPod touch 2010: Everything you need to know in 10 minutes [video]

iPod touch 4 (2010) is thinner and more powerful, with Retina Display, FaceTime, HD video, and Game Center. If you've heard about it but haven't tried it, if you're thinking about iPod touch vs. iPhone 4 vs. iPad, if you just want to know how this year's model is different than the last, then...
New iPad 2 with FaceTime coming early?

New iPad 2 with FaceTime coming early?

iPad 2 with FaceTime video calling is coming ahead of schedule according to Apple Insider who cite "a person with proven knowledge of Apple's future product plans". They say Q1 of next year, but perhaps as soon as before the holiday season. Q1 2011 wouldn't really be ahead of schedule, however,...
Video call debugger running on iPad?

Video call debugger running on iPad?

9to5mac got their hands on what appears to be an extreme close up of a video call debugger running on an iPad. Now that iPod touch has gotten a camera and FaceTime, can iPad really be far behind? Apple special event in late January to announce iPad 2, followed by video camera capable iPad in...
Apple introduces iPod touch with Retina Display, FaceTime, HD Video

Apple introduces iPod touch with Retina Display, FaceTime, HD Video

As part of the 2010 special music event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a new iPod touch with Retina Display, HD video recording, FaceTime video calling, Apple A4 chip, 3-axis gyro, and iOS 4.1 with Game Center. “We’ve put our most advanced technology inside the new iPod touch,” said Steve...
iOS x.1

iOS x.1

This Wednesday, at their annual special music event, Apple will most likely introduce the final version of iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch (though probably not for iPad). Apple released the first beta for iOS 4.1 on July 14 and stuck to their every-two-weeks cycle for beta 2 on July 27 and beta...
FaceTime helping couples keep "in touch"

FaceTime helping couples keep "in touch"

Among its many other use-cases (see Apple's recent set of commercials), there are a growing number of couples taking advantage of FaceTime to help them stay connected -- and stay intimate -- when they're unable to be together. From overnight business trips to long distance relationships, FaceTime...
iPod touch 4 with dual cameras, retina display, coming in a few weeks?

iPod touch 4 with dual cameras, retina display, coming in a few weeks?

Yes, it's really come to the point where a casual reference on Daring Fireball to the next generation iPod touch 4 -- with rear and front FaceTime cameras and Retina Display screen coming in a few weeks -- gets plastered all over the internet. if you wait a few weeks to buy the Touch, you’ll...
iOS 4.1 beta 3 features: FaceTime connections via Email

iOS 4.1 beta 3 features: FaceTime connections via Email

FaceTime accounts are currently tied to iPhone 4 phone numbers but new reports on iOS 4.1 beta 3 show the option to initiate a FaceTime video call via email address as well. We've already seen rumors that FaceTime would be tied into Apple or iTunes IDs, and if Apple does indeed plan to roll out...
iPod touch 4 parts hint at front FaceTime camera?

iPod touch 4 parts hint at front FaceTime camera?

We just saw a case that hinted at a new rear camera on iPod touch 4, now images from a parts supplier show what looks like a front, FaceTime camera hole. this part is clearly marked as an Apple part "Apple (c) 2010". This stamp is visible in the full resolution image. The part is also stamped...
iPhone 4 jailbreak enables FaceTime over 3G

iPhone 4 jailbreak enables FaceTime over 3G

If you were looking for an excuse to jailbreak your iPhone 4 using FaceTime over your carriers 3G network may just sway some of you to bite the bullet and go through the process. This can be done by installing a application located in Cydia called My3G [$3.99]. The app allows you to run any Wi-Fi...
How to fix FaceTime waiting for activation error on iPhone 4

How to fix FaceTime waiting for activation error on iPhone 4

Suffering from a FaceTime "waiting for activation" error? So was I. The one thing I wanted to try most on my new Canadian iPhone 4 was FaceTime. I've made no secret about being jealous of Chad and Leanna, so the instant iPhone 4 was in my hand and on Wi-Fi I went to hit the FaceTime button and...
FaceTime from the middle of the Pacific Ocean

FaceTime from the middle of the Pacific Ocean

This is ridiculously future-cool -- an iPhone 4 video call from the middle of the Pacific Ocean thanks to a boat, a satellite-powered Wi-Fi hotspot, and FaceTime. FaceTime from the middle of the Pacific. Arthur and Peter, my MotionX colleagues are in the office in Santa Cruz, California and...

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