Posts tagged as: FaceTime

FaceTimes’s Attention Correction Always Has you Looking Them Straight In the Eye

  The latest beta version of iOS 13 includes a new feature in FaceTime called Attention Correction, which subtly alters the image of your face in real time to make it look like you’re looking into the camera even when you’re looking down at the screen to see the other person. As now  the new […]

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Until Major Privacy Bug Is Fixed

A massive bug in Apple’s new Group FaceTime feature allowed callers to listen in on people before they answered an incoming FaceTime call, and in some cases even see live video. Apple has already moved to prevent the issue from affecting users by turning off the Group FaceTime feature altogether, for all users, apparently with […]

Apple Now Faces a Lawsuit Over Facetime Privacy Bug

An Houston has filed a lawsuit against Apple FaceTime bug  that allowed potential attackers to spy on private FaceTime conversations that were supposed to be secured with end-to-end encryption. The FaceTime software flaw allowed others to hear what the people they were calling were talking about before the person answers the call or were aware […]

FaceTime Verdict Against Apple Tossed for Now

A federal court today threw out a guilty verdict levied against Apple in 2012 over patents related to its FaceTime application. A company called VirnetX sued Apple, alleging FaceTime infringed on VirnetX’s intellectual property. VirnetX sought damages of $708 million, but the Tyler, Texas, jury awarded it $368 million in 2012. Today’s action sees the […]

H.265 Video Support on iPhone 6 Will Improve FaceTime over Cellular

In addition to the more publicly-known features found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s tech specs page for the new models has revealed that they support H.265 video encoding and decoding, otherwise known as High Efficiency Video Coding. It allows the same quality of video as H.264, but using only half as […]

Court Stops Apple Attempt to Invalidate Some of VirnetX Patents

US District Judge Leonard Davis has issued pre-trial rulings blocking Apple attempts to preemptively invalidate some VirnetX patent claims, and in other cases use invalidity as a defense, reports say. For the former, Apple’s argument had been that many of VirnetX’s claims are too vague to justify patenting, including the use of terms like “secure […]

AT&T Releases A Statement On Video Chats Over Cellular

AT&T today provided a new statement regarding the use of pre-installed apps and third-party apps to conduct video chats. The statement serves to update its position after it was discovered last week that the new Google Hangouts application cannot conduct two-way video chats over AT&T’s cellular network. “For video chat apps that come pre-loaded on […]

FaceTime Judgement Against Apple Stands

A Texas judge has upheld a $368 million verdict won against Apple over technology related to FaceTime. I in November, Apple was found guilty of violating four patents held by a company called VirnetX. VirnetX alleged Apple’s FaceTime app, which lets iOS devices conduct real-time, two-way video chats, infringes on its intellectual property. VirnetX’s patents […]

AT&T Opens FaceTime to Tiered Data Plans – Free Press Will File Net Neutrality Complaint

Following up on a silent rollout, AT&T has formally announced plans to enable FaceTime calls with any tiered data plan. The carrier previously lifted a policy restricting FaceTime to Mobile Share plans, but still required a device with a tiered plan and LTE, blocking out the iPhone 4S. “We have already begun updating our systems […]

FCC to Looking into AT&T FaceTime Restrictions

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate if a formal complaint is filed against AT&T over its FaceTime restrictions, according to chairman Julius Genachowski. He tells The Verge that if an effort to resolve the problem earlier “doesn’t lead to a resolution and a complaint is filed, we [the FCC] will exercise our responsibilities and we […]

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