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Apple’s iOS 13 Lets Us Fake Intimacy In FaceTime by Correcting Our Gaze to Look Into the Camera

It appears Apple is testing out a feature that will help users fake some intimacy during video calls. There’s a new feature in the third developer version of iOS 13 beta, called FaceTime Attention Correction, which corrects your gaze to make it look like you’re staring into the camera. Read More >>

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Apple Is Compensating the Kid Who Figured Out Its Sketchy Eavesdropping FaceTime Bug

Apple has finally delivered a fix to its Group FaceTime bug that let users eavesdrop on others with an accidental workaround. But the real hero of this story is the 14-year-old kid who figured out that it existed, and whose mum reportedly used every imaginable method to reach the company and flag the security issue. Read More >>

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You Can Now Download a Fix for That Scary Apple FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Apple just started rolling out an update to iOS 12 and MacOS 10.14 that fixes a very scary Group FaceTime bug. This widely reported bug enabled callers to hear and even see recipients without the person on the other end of the line actually picking up the call. This is something you don’t want on an iPhone or iPad, so please update your devices right now. Read More >>

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Apple Says Its Update for Group FaceTime Bug is Getting Bumped to Next Week

After a massive FaceTime bug that allowed users to potentially listen in on others when using the Group feature surfaced Monday, Apple disabled Group FaceTime in a short-term fix to the problem. An update to address the problem was expected this week, but Apple said Friday that while it has fixed the issue on its servers, we won’t see an update to re-enable Group FaceTime until next week. Read More >>

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What’s the Latest on Apple’s Catastrophic FaceTime Bug?

As Apple developers scramble to fix a disturbing bug in FaceTime that allowed users to eavesdrop on the people they call with the Group FaceTime function, we’ve learned the company was allegedly notified about the issue before it was widely known, repeatedly. At least one lawsuit has already been filed against the tech giant. And so far, Apple isn’t really saying much about the ordeal. Read More >>

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Disable FaceTime Right Now [Updated]

A jaw-dropping flaw in Apple’s FaceTime software allows for users to eavesdrop on others while a call is still ringing, according to 9to5Mac. Read More >>

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Patent Woes Could be One Reason Why Apple’s Keeping FaceTime to Itself

Apple's had FaceTime around for quite a few years now, letting iPhone, iPad, and Mac users video call each other without having to resort to a third party service that might be more willing to siphon off their personal details to sell to advertisers. The problem is Apple has kept FaceTime to itself, meaning users on Android, Windows, or Linux can't get in on the action. Some have speculated that patent issues may be responsible. Read More >>

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 Group FaceTime Is Finally a Thing

In a move that will surely please parents and grandparents around the world, Apple has finally announced group FaceTime functionality for iOS. In iOS 12, you’ll finally be able to FaceTime with up to 31 of your closest friends. Read More >>

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Babies Can Tell the Difference Between FaceTime Grandparent and YouTube Elmo

It’s a dilemma for parents in the digital age: we know we’re not supposed to prop our four-month-olds in front of an iPad and let them watch Dora until their eyes bleed. But technology has made the rules of screens complicated: what if Nan and Grandad want to FaceTime? Turns out babies are smart enough to know the difference. Read More >>

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Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for iMessage and FaceTime Right Now

Two-Factor Authentication, though sometimes annoying, is one the best defences against nefarious individuals trying to break into your private accounts. You should really have it set up on everything. Read More >>

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Apple May Have Figured Out How to Make FaceTime Work With Bad Internet

A new invention filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office is so simple but clever that it's amazing it's not been done before: Cook & Co. suggests that it could insert doctored or pre-recorded images into FaceTime chats on crappy connections to keep the conversation smooth. Read More >>

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Do You Skype Your Pets?

This one has caught me completely by surprise. Apparently over half of Brits actually Skype their pets, and a quick whip round the office says, yes, people really do Skype, FaceTime, Hangout, whatever, their pets. We're surrounded by secret pet-chatters -- are you one of them? Read More >>

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FaceTime Users are Safe From Government Spying, as Even Apple Can’t Intercept Chats

Apple's FaceTime might be about to become the troublemaker's messaging tool of choice, as the tech giant claims government security requests are useless because the end-to-end encrypted video messaging system is, apparently, impossible to intercept. Read More >>

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Apple Just Can’t Keep iCloud In the Air

Today, iTunes Match went down. Yesterday, it was iMessage and FaceTime. Since launching iCloud to the public on October 12th, 2011, Apple just hasn't been able to keep its cloud-based services airborne. Read More >>