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FaceTime in iOS 13 will use AR to fix video call eye-contact

FaceTime in iOS 13 will use AR to fix video call eye-contact

Video chat like FaceTime is a useful feature for a lot of people, but it can paradoxically end up feeling a little bit impersonal due to the simple fact that you're hardly ever making actual eye contact with the person you're talking to. Instead of looking into the camera - which would be necessary if you actually want to make eye contact - often times most people look at their display, making their eyes appear off-center.

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FaceTime bug-finding teen gets bounty cash from Apple

FaceTime bug-finding teen gets bounty cash from Apple

Yesterday, Apple delivered an iOS update that fixed an alarming Group FaceTime bug. The issue potentially allowed callers to hear audio and see video from the recipient even before they answer the call, which is of course a major security concern. Though Apple currently finds itself at the center of controversy, it seems the story has a happy ending for the teenager who discovered the bug.

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iOS 12.1.4 is now available with Group FaceTime bug fix

iOS 12.1.4 is now available with Group FaceTime bug fix

Last week, reports of a scary Group FaceTime bug started making the rounds. If you're an iOS user, you've likely already heard the details, but essentially the bug allowed a caller to hear audio - and in some cases see video - from a recipient's phone before they even answered the call. It was a fairly easy bug to replicate too, which of course makes things worse.

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FaceTime bug puts Apple in US House hot seat

FaceTime bug puts Apple in US House hot seat

It was really only a matter of time. Given how big the Group FaceTime bug has been, it was inevitable Apple would be slapped with a lawsuit. And since that has already happened, the next step would be to put the company under the microscope off the US government. That has also just happened with a letter sent by the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce questioning Apple on its response to such an egregious security exploit.

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Apple FaceTime bug statement: Group calls return soon

Apple FaceTime bug statement: Group calls return soon

Earlier this week, the world was alerted to a supremely bad FaceTime bug that let callers hear audio from the recipient's end before they answered the call. Obviously, that's a major security concern, but it gets worse, as the bug also allowed callers to see video from the recipient's front-facing camera in some instances, even when the recipient never joined the call.

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FaceTime bug was already reported more than a week ago

FaceTime bug was already reported more than a week ago

Just a day before Apple was scheduled to share its quarterly earnings to the world, it was hit by what could be one of its biggest privacy issues since the iCloud leak in 2014. But while Apple has thankfully (and rightly) sped up its process to address the egregious FaceTime bug, it might also be trying to wash its hands clean. Because while it was only recently that the bug became public knowledge, a teen and his mom reportedly tried to inform Apple of the bug more than a week ago.

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FaceTime is down, bug fix hopefully coming soon

FaceTime is down, bug fix hopefully coming soon

Software bugs, just like their physical counterparts, are a fact of life. They can be avoided, yes, but not completely. There are some bugs, however, that are so terrible they might make you squirm uncomfortably. The recently discovered FaceTime bug could be one of those considering its dire consequences for user privacy. Now the service is seemingly down for the count, hopefully, because Apple is scrambling to fix it.

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FaceTime bug lets callers spy on recipients’ audio before they answer [UPDATE]

FaceTime bug lets callers spy on recipients’ audio before they answer [UPDATE]

A newly discovered FaceTime bug enables callers to listen into the recipient's audio before they answer the phone, according to iPhone users who have been impacted by it. The bug presents a significant privacy issue, one call recipients may be unaware of as they contemplate whether or not to answer. Exploiting the bug requires only minor effort and it appears disabling FaceTime is the only protection from it.

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iOS 12.1.1 fixes FaceTime’s biggest frustration

iOS 12.1.1 fixes FaceTime’s biggest frustration

Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. Fortunately, Apple can also giveth back. iOS 12 brought a lot of new features but it also brought a few headaches for regular FaceTime users. No, this isn’t about Group FaceTime, which finally launched with iOS 12.1. Follow that update, this minor iOS 12.1.1 update also fixes what has become a major annoyance in Apple’s FaceTime revamp: switching between front and rear cameras with a single tap.

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription adds audiobooks for kids

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription adds audiobooks for kids

Amazon's monthly FreeTime subscription for kids content has added support for audiobooks. The additional support provides access to kid-friendly audiobooks, adding it to the existing games, video content, books, and apps. The audiobooks are accessible through Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, as well as Android and iOS devices.

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iOS 12.1 update arrives today with Group FaceTime

iOS 12.1 update arrives today with Group FaceTime

Apple is known for ending its reveal events by announcing "one more thing," and today, that thing was actually iOS 12. Though it perhaps isn't exciting as a surprise device, Tim Cook did confirmed that iOS 12.1 is shipping out to its mobile devices today. Along with it comes a new feature that's been teased since iOS 12 was first revealed: Group Facetime.

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iOS 12.1 release gets Group FaceTime, camera updates plus dual-SIM support

iOS 12.1 release gets Group FaceTime, camera updates plus dual-SIM support

Apple may have a huge iPad Pro and MacBook event tomorrow, but it's getting iOS 12.1 out of the way a day earlier, with Group FaceTime and more. The update comes hot on the heels of the iPhone XR release - and the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max before it - with new camera features for Portrait mode, among other things.

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