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Do we really want FaceTime 3G or do we just resent paying for things?

Do we really want FaceTime 3G or do we just resent paying for things?

AT&T has done itself no favors with its fudged response to rumors of an extra fee in order to use FaceTime over 3G connections on devices running iOS 6. Talk that the carrier would levy extra data charges if users wanted to take advantage of Apple's increased FaceTime flexibility - so far limited to WiFi connections - prompted an uproar of pre-emptive complaints that AT&T might put a financial block in the way of iPhone and iPad functionality. But are we really on the precipice of a groundswell of video calling, or are we simply taking this opportunity to be angry at a carrier for daring to charge us money?

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AT&T: “Too early” to comment on FaceTime 3G fees

AT&T: “Too early” to comment on FaceTime 3G fees

It was revealed yesterday that AT&T was mulling the idea of charging for FaceTime access over 3G and LTE cellular networks. The prompt in the latest iOS 6 beta was discovered by 9to5Mac, asking customers to call AT&T to use FaceTime over cellular networks, presumably so that the carrier could charge additional fees for the service. When asked about the feature at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that it was “too early” to know what the company’s final plans will be.

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AT&T FaceTime 3G fees tipped for iOS 6

AT&T FaceTime 3G fees tipped for iOS 6

AT&T may charge users of FaceTime over 3G, the updated version of Apple's video calling system which, as of iOS 6, will allow for calls over 3G connections instead of solely WiFi. Screenshots of AT&T handsets running the iOS 6 beta shared in the MacRumors forums show an error message similar to that given when users without a compatible data plan try to activate tethering.

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Apple details iOS 6 limits: no FaceTime 3G for iPhone 3GS/4

Apple details iOS 6 limits: no FaceTime 3G for iPhone 3GS/4

Apple couldn't resist a brief jibe at Android over how many users have Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has quietly admitted that while iPhone 3GS and 4 owners will get iOS 6, they won't get all the features. In the freshly posted small-print on the iOS 6 preview page, Apple confirmed that much-anticipated functionality like FaceTime over cellular would be limited to the iPhone 4S and new iPad, while 3GS owners would also miss out on Shared Photo Streams.

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Apple: FaceTime now works over cellular in iOS 6

Apple: FaceTime now works over cellular in iOS 6

One feature that users have lusted after ever since FaceTime was first introduced was the ability to make calls over 3G. Many thought that the feature was restricted to WiFi thanks to carrier complaints, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Apple has just announced that FaceTime calls will now be able to be made over cellular networks.

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iOS warning messages hint a 3G Facetime

iOS warning messages hint a 3G Facetime

If you're a fan of Apple Facetime video chatting, but you aren't happy with the fact that it's only available when you're connected to Wi-Fi, that restriction may soon disappear. The tip on 3G Facetime comes by way of a new pop-up message on iOS devices that's been spied recently. The pop-up message is displayed if the user disconnects 3G connectivity during a Facetime chat.

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Developer code hints that iChat could come to iOS devices

Developer code hints that iChat could come to iOS devices

Some particular strings of code uncovered in Apple's iOS mobile operating system by iOS developer John Heaton hints that Mac OS X's popular iChat client could come to iOS devices in the near future, namely the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Well, this is certainly interesting news, especially to an iOS user like myself, since the current iMessage app found in iOS 5 is somewhat limited to sending only text messages.

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Apple rumored working on HDTV with iOS, Siri, and FaceTime

Apple rumored working on HDTV with iOS, Siri, and FaceTime

Apple has long been rumored to be working on its own HDTVs and the recent revelations from the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson has reignited that speculation. Analysts believe that Apple already has prototypes flowing through factories in China and that those HDTVs would be integrated with iOS, Siri, and FaceTime.

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iOS 5 beta 3 has AirPlay Mirroring for FaceTime!

iOS 5 beta 3 has AirPlay Mirroring for FaceTime!

I know that a bunch of iPhone users are waiting anxiously for iOS 5 to hit so they can upgrade. The latest beta 3 version of the OS has a very cool new feature that heavy users of FaceTime will really appreciate. The feature is AirPlay mirroring. That means the iPhone can mirror your FaceTime call to a larger screen via an AirPlay enabled device.

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Windows 8 To Have “Chatter” Video Chat App?

Windows 8 To Have “Chatter” Video Chat App?

Microsoft's Windows 8 may be offering a video chat app under the name "Chatter" that would be the company's answer to Apple's FaceTime. It's not all too surprising, since Microsoft just purchased Skype and could further expand on the feature by integrating its Windows Live Messenger.

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iMac Core i5 3.10GHz hands-on (mid 2011)

iMac Core i5 3.10GHz hands-on (mid 2011)

Apple's 2011 iMac refresh brought not only the Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors we were expecting, but a pair of Thunderbolt ports (on the 27-inch model, at least; the 21.5-inch iMac gets a single Thunderbolt), bringing the all-in-one in line with the most recent MacBook Pro update. Inside the familiar aluminum chassis is the fastest iMac around; read on for our first-impressions.

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New Apple iMac: Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and FaceTime HD

New Apple iMac: Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and FaceTime HD

Apple has unveiled its new iMac range, and as expected the all-in-one desktops have been upgraded with Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge quad-core processors, new graphics and Thunderbolt connectivity. The new iMacs come in the same 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, with the entry-level $1,199 21.5-inch model having a 2.5GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and a 500GB hard-drive. At the other end there's the $1,999 27-inch machine with a 3.1GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, Radeon HD 6970M graphics and 1TB of storage. Optional is a $200 quad-core Intel Core i7 processor upgrade on select models, running at up to 3.4GHz.

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