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How to make free voice calls over Wi-Fi with Facebook Messenger for iPhone

If you're in the U.S. or Canada, Facebook Messenger for iPhone now lets you place Skype-like VoIP (voice over IP) audio calls over Wi-Fi to any of your friends who also happen to be in the U.S. or Canada. There's no FaceTime-style video calls yet, and no international calls, and the quality doesn't yet sound as good as Skype, but if you live in Facebook Messenger, it can be a convenient alternative.

The only problem is, Facebook hasn't exactly made the calling process obvious. And in some cases, it's downright cumbersome. Here's how you do it...

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How to quickly answer a call with a text using Respond With Message on your iPhone

iOS 6 brings a couple of new options to the built-in Phone app, including the ability to Respond with Message to incoming calls. Basically, if a call comes in and you can't answering right then and there, with a swipe and a couple of taps, you can quickly send an iMessage or SMS instead of answering. It's a great feature for when you're busy or in a meeting and want to let someone know you will contact them later.

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How to use Remind me Later to handle inopportune calls on your iPhone

iOS 6 brings some welcome new features to the Phone app, including Remind me Later, which lets you safely avoid answering calls when it's inconvenient without having to worry you'll forget to return them later. As the name implies, Remind me Later ties the Phone app straight into the Reminders app, so it's really quick to use. Like the new, quick text-message replies, Remind me Later is accessible right from the Lock screen, and is only a swipe away.

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How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

Siri isn't just another voice control system, it remembers context and it can understand relationships. That means, for example, you can tell Siri to call your wife's iPhone, and Siri will know who that is and which phone number to dial.

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Daily Tip: How to set a contact as a phone favorite on iPhone

Brand new to iPhone and wondering how to set a contact as a "favorite" for speed dialing? It's easy to do, places them in a neat and easy to access list, and setting it up is quite simple. Best of all, once you're done, so are your days of scrolling through your full contact list trying to find that one name you need when you really, really need it.

Already know how to add a favorite? Save this link for family and friends and we'll spare you the tech support time!

Here's how it's done:

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Daily Tip: How to turn off Ringbacks on Rogers

Rogers just update you to the latest iPhone value pack, or figure out some other way to stick you with their ringbacks service, and you're desperate to find out how to turn it off? They don't want to make it easy -- they want you to pay money for more Ringbacks -- but after over an hour of waiting on 3 different customer service and tech support reps, I got the answer. Here it is:

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Daily Tip: How to use the iPhone headset and mic controls

Curious how to use the headset and mic controls that come with your new iPhone or iPod touch? Did you know the stock Apple earbuds double allow you to take calls and control music even while your iPhone or iPod is tucked away in your pocket? For some more information on how to use your headphones please stay with us after the break.

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Daily Tip: How to add a phone number to an existing contact [Beginner]

Want to know how to add an additional phone number to an existing contact? Ever run across a situation where someone texts or calls you from a new or second number and you want to save it? Why bother trying to remember the number, or manually trying to add it to the existing contact, when there's a much easier way to do it. We'll show it to you after the break!

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Daily Tip: How to make a FaceTime video call

Just get a new iPhone 4 or iPod touch (2010) and curious how make a video call with FaceTime? There are several different ways to initiate a FaceTime call: you can do so from contacts or messages, during a voice call, or speak the command with Voice Control. One thing to keep in mind is that you must be connected to WiFi in order to use FaceTime. To find out how, follow us after the break!

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Daily tip: How to use Voice Control on your iPhone

Curious how to use your voice to dial or control your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS? Apple has built Voice Control right into the phone and while it's still limited in functionality, it's very easy to use. We'll show you how after the break.

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