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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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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 these countries don't support FaceTime: Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Pakistan If that's not your case, please check this document. It explains what to do to troubleshoot a missing FaceTime app. This is ...


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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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Yes you can! Here are the steps: Open Automator and create an Automator Service, with a single Run AppleScript action, containing the following code: tell application "System Events" if checkbox "Mute" of window 1 of application process "FaceTime" exists then click checkbox "Mute" of window 1 of application process "FaceTime" end if end ...


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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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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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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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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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Sorry, you can't use Facetime. Facetime is not available on devices purchased in Dubai, which is part of the United Arab Emirates, as stated in these KB articles: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3367?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US FaceTime might not be available, or might become unavailable, on devices purchased or used in certain countries, ...


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Facetime will ring on any device you have registered your email address for the Facetime.app on that device. There is an explanation here on imore.com which goes into some details on how it works and how to register, enable and disable an email address on a device. How to enable or disable phone numbers and email address for FaceTime If you don't ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yes, the iPad also comes with the Facetime app, except not if you buy it in Saudi Arabia or the UAE, and if you buy it in China the audio will not work. I think Skype works everywhere, and I have sometimes found it more reliable than facetime, but others have the opposite experience.


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This'll do it. You can input a phone number in most normal formats. Can't say I've tried them all: set phone_num to text returned of (display dialog "Input a phone number to call:" default answer "") do shell script "open facetime://" & quoted form of phone_num tell application "System Events" repeat while not (button "Call" of window 1 of ...


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FaceTime is quite secure. In Feb 2014, Apple published a white paper on the security used in various iOS services, which finally brought to light some of the features that others had previously inferred or guessed at. The section for FaceTime states: FaceTime is Apple’s video and audio calling service. Similar to iMessage, FaceTime calls also use the ...


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Found the solution: Open FaceTime, Open "FaceTime" menu, Choose "Turn FaceTime off" option.


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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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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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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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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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