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Yes — if you simply minimize the FaceTime window (⌘ Command+M) or hide FaceTime (⌘ Command+H), video will pause while audio still functions as usual. (Similarly, on iOS, pressing the home button will pause video and allow you to use other applications while audio still works.)


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First and foremost because they use different protocols. FaceTime was created as an implementation of a new protocol for video calls. Apple has pledged to release this protocol/format in the future with hopes of other software vendors adopting it so there is opportunity for interoperability. iChat uses a variety of protocols for chat interaction, most of ...


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You should at least see a FaceTime icon in Settings: If you don't, FaceTime may not available in your country. According to Wikipedia and Apple (see below) these countries don't support FaceTime: United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia If that's not your case, please check this document. It explains what to do to troubleshoot a missing FaceTime app. This ...


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Yes to all of your questions. The Jailbreak app My3G tricks your iPhone into thinking it is on WiFi, enabling you to use FaceTime over 3G. Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/08/02/facetime-over-3g-comes-to-jailbroken-iphone-4s/


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No, you need to jailbreak your device to enable Facetime over 3G as of iOS 5. Here's an extract from the official documentation: With FaceTime, you can participate in video calls with another iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2, iPod touch (4th generation), or a FaceTime for Mac user over a Wi-Fi network connection.


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As someone posted in your question, it's not true call blocking in that the call still connects to your service but the phone silently rejects it without any indication to you. Since it still hits your voicemail, it's not really blocked, just not answered (more like Do Not Disturb) I just tried this with my wife's phone. When she called, she initially hears ...


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Go to the Settings app in your iPad. Navigate to Facetime on the left column. Under "You can be reached for video calls at:", click "Add Another Email..." You should be able to call your alternative email address from your MacBook.


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FaceTime calls are encrypted sufficiently for most anyone's needs. FaceTime's encrypted stream acts underneath any other WiFi encryption that might also be present. If you feel that end-to-end data streams encrypted with unique keys for each recipient is safe, then I'd say have fun with FaceTime. Someone with special skills, tools and time could probably ...


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First, the best advice for dealing with a hungry troll: don't feed him. Ignore this guy, and he will quickly get bored and move on. If your device runs iOS 7, you can block FaceTime and messages from known addresses that disturb you. However, if unknown individuals are bothering you with frequent iMessage text messages, you can adjust your Notification ...


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On the iPhone itself, you are unable to add "e-mail address aliases" like in the OSX App. The only method of having people call your iPhone is by giving them your phone number. As far as the iPhone making facetime calls, the only easy way I've seen to do it is to already have their Facetime address in your Address Book, or use Safari. Open Safari on your ...


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Initially Apple used the phone number as the FaceTime "account" and non-user-visible SMS validation as the "password" to avoid forcing end users to enter/remember/forget yet another set of credentials. The SMS validation happens behind the scenes - but SMS does have to be active on the phone at the time of first verifying (and potentially when ...


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FaceTime is a US $1 app on the App Store. You will need to enter an AppleID into the app to send or receive calls, but the software holds your hand through this process, making a new AppleID if needed for you. Once you have that installed and running, make sure your contact's iPhone is in the address book and dial them up. You can call out to AppleID that ...


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When you Facetime, the caller chooses either your phone number or the email address associated with your Apple ID. If it chooses the email address, it will ring both your computer, and your iPhone (as well as any other devices you have logged in with that Apple ID such as an iPad), and you may answer on either device. If the caller chooses your phone number, ...


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Not really. On OS X, I wasn't able to find any possibility of doing this. I'm eager to be proven wrong on that point, of course. On iOS, you can kinda do it - by abusing Do Not Disturb. Following these steps will, of course, make it so that your device won't show you notifications. At all. Really want to do this? Ok, let's get started: Find your Do ...


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The short answer - you can either call a phone number (iPhone + FaceTime) or an AppleID (iPod/Mac/iPad + FaceTime) and you can't call another device with the same number. To call back to your mac (or any other AppleID device) - you'll have to make a second account with a different Apple ID. Similarly - there's no easy way to get the phone number into ...


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Create an Apple ID for yourself and use that for FaceTime on your iPad. It works best if you have a separate Apple ID for yourself in other ways as well.


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Skype is a VOIP app so it is in the class of apps that actually do run in the background. However you need to start it manually. There's no facility in iOS to start a non-Apple app every time the device starts.


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Getting the FaceTime.app file from your backup or another machine with the same OS version should work.


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There is an app for that :) ManyCam will allow you to use the iSight camera over multiple applications. I haven't had the chance to test it myself, but according to the app description, it should work just fine. Some customers complain about a slow Mac, some don't. So please give feedback about this app. EDIT: CamTwist should do the same.


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Well, you cannot use iMessage or FaceTime with non-Apple devices. With iMessage on the iPhone, the phone will switch to SMS messages when contacting non-iPhone users, but that's it. Fortunately, there are alternatives to FaceTime and iMessage that are cross-platform. Alternatives to FaceTime: Skype (Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone) Tango (PC, ...


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Apple ID Security: First, someone having your Apple ID could have devastating results. This is because, if they know your Apple ID username and password, and if you have Find my iPhone enabled, they can wipe your devices, and literally claim your device. Security of an Apple ID should be of utmost priority. They can also purchase content with your credit ...


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Just as anyone can dial a phone number, whether you have it unlisted or they don't know who you are - anyone can face time or message whatever address or phone number they care to. With telephones you can block things from the phone company as their software is programed to allow this. With iOS 7, it also can be programmed to block calls from a caller that ...


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According to Apple, some of the symptoms are: When you are calling someone on FaceTime, the number on their screen is not your number. People are unable to initiate a FaceTime call with you. After installing a new carrier settings update, FaceTime does not activate. How to fix: In Settings > Phone, turn FaceTime OFF and turn it back ON again Go to ...


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Make sure you've correctly set your Apple ID in the Settings section, for both Facetime and Messages applications, in your iPad.


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FaceTime is currently a one to one connection on both Mac OS X and iOS.


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According to Apple Support: Check that each person has an active Wi-Fi connection. Since both parties must use Wi-fi, no cellular data or voice usage will be charged. More information can be found in this Apple.SE post, as it may be possible to use Facetime over 3G if the phone is jailbroken.


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You can add another email address for FaceTime in your iPad: This will allow you to call your iPad uniquely with this id. Similarly, you can add another email address to your MacBook Pro's Facetime:


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It will show up in your missed calls list in FaceTime.app (even if your computer is turned off at the time): So yeah, FaceTime stores missed call information on Apple’s servers. It will show up in FaceTime.app, but you need to open FaceTime.app for it to show.


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FaceTime is part of the Mac OS since Lion. You should not have had to install this in the first place. The version of FaceTime in the Mac App Store is 1.0.2 and for Snow Leopard (since 10.6.6). The version of FaceTime in Lion is 1.1.1. (as of march 2012) This explains the warning "FaceTime is too old for my OS". Try to copy the FaceTime.app package ...



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