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(C|Net)   Apple, Android, Windows sittin' in a tree F-A-C-E-T-I-M-I-N-G   (cnet.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Operating system, FaceTime calls, Apple devices, new OS, Windows users, operating system, upcoming iOS, number of other updates  
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2583 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jun 2021 at 1:42 AM (3 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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3 days ago  
Google's Duo works for me, and I'm a Windows person.
 
3 days ago  
If it requires a certain CODEC package that shall not be named then I will never install it. I won't break every other multimedia application under the sun just for video chat.

/wish I had never owned an iPod
 
3 days ago  
shiat in one hand, hope in the other. Is there a chance technology will lead the way to closing the political gap as well?

/Why can't we be friends?
 
3 days ago  
Yes finally I can attend my Zune meetings
 
3 days ago  
Call me when they make an app that works on actual operating systems, and not just loading it up in a browser.
 
3 days ago  

Frederf: Yes finally I can attend my Zune meetings


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3 days ago  
It's called google duo.
 
3 days ago  
...well...yeah...but why would you?

In personal life Facebook Messenger is the go-to for video calling.

At work, Zoom or Teams.

FaceTime was the thing like a decade ago.
 
3 days ago  
Apple is trying to stay relevant - limiting facetime to Apple just means that more and more Apple users are using WhatsApp and Google instead, because is what their Android-using friends and family have.

Opening up FaceTime allows them to stay in control a bit longer.

/they actually announced that FaceTime would be opened up 'soon'  from the moment FaceTime was first announced - it just took years for them to actually follow through
 
3 days ago  

drjekel_mrhyde: Google's Duo works for me, and I'm a Windows person.


Wait, google owns Duo? the 2FA company? welp, we're boned.
 
3 days ago  

dyhchong: ...well...yeah...but why would you?

In personal life Facebook Messenger is the go-to for video calling.

At work, Zoom or Teams.

FaceTime was the thing like a decade ago.


Well, there's yer problem!
 
3 days ago  
too many syllables in headline hurts brain
 
3 days ago  
Is it wrong I read that as "facesitting"?
 
3 days ago  
Oh Jesus.  Hoping my parents don't see this. It's bad enough with the occasional call and making the occasional 10+ hour round trip now that we're vaxxed.  Now they'll be expecting the nightly FaceTime chat.
 
3 days ago  
This is one of those things that makes me thing, what's the point?

"Hey Zoom and all those others are doing really well.  We need to make our own version."

If it's not a striking and gigantic improvement over what's already there, I can't see any reason to use it.  Especially if it means it will only work once everyone ELSE decides to use it.
 
3 days ago  

The Red Zone: /Why can't we be friends?


Because people suck.
 
3 days ago  

buntz: Is it wrong I read that as "facesitting"?


If they can develop a way for young ladies to provide that service over the internet, they'd make a bundle.

/ less apple, more peach.
 
3 days ago  

drjekel_mrhyde: Google's Duo works for me, and I'm a Windows person.


I'd use it, but I'm afraid that it would keep reminding me to practice Spanish.
 
3 days ago  

buntz: Is it wrong I read that as "facesitting"?


Not wrong, just thirsty.

As long as you both got your shots go for it.
 
3 days ago  

dyhchong: ...well...yeah...but why would you?

In personal life Facebook Messenger is the go-to for video calling.

At work, Zoom or Teams.

FaceTime was the thing like a decade ago.


You trust the Zuckbot far too much.
 
3 days ago  

drjekel_mrhyde: Google's Duo works for me, and I'm a Windows person.


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3 days ago  
Apple pie w/ice cream is the best way to go....!!!!!
 
3 days ago  
Sorry can't hear you in the facetime stream over all this video stream from Discord, and meet, and  zoom already.
 
3 days ago  

Excelsior: Apple is trying to stay relevant - limiting facetime to Apple just means that more and more Apple users are using WhatsApp and Google instead, because is what their Android-using friends and family have.

Opening up FaceTime allows them to stay in control a bit longer.

/they actually announced that FaceTime would be opened up 'soon'  from the moment FaceTime was first announced - it just took years for them to actually follow through


Actually there was a lawsuit from a patent troll that caused Apple to change how Facetime functioned originally and this is why it was never open sourced because of liability.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-l​o​ses-appeal-in-facetime-lawsuit-must-pa​y-virnetx-440-million/

Facetime was initially peer to peer but had to change the way it worked because of the lawsuit so it changed where Apple servers had to relay it. So that is why it has taken so long.  Apple would have had to charge Android and Windows users, and still would if the app was native to cover the cost of bandwidth.
 
2 days ago  

dyhchong: ...well...yeah...but why would you?

In personal life Facebook Messenger is the go-to for video calling.

At work, Zoom or Teams.

FaceTime was the thing like a decade ago.


Literally don't know a single person who uses messenger for video calling.
 
2 days ago  
FTFA : "Once you've downloaded the new operating system..."

Cute how they think people will switch their OS to make a video call.
 
2 days ago  

theflatline: Excelsior: Apple is trying to stay relevant - limiting facetime to Apple just means that more and more Apple users are using WhatsApp and Google instead, because is what their Android-using friends and family have.

Opening up FaceTime allows them to stay in control a bit longer.

/they actually announced that FaceTime would be opened up 'soon'  from the moment FaceTime was first announced - it just took years for them to actually follow through

Actually there was a lawsuit from a patent troll that caused Apple to change how Facetime functioned originally and this is why it was never open sourced because of liability.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-lo​ses-appeal-in-facetime-lawsuit-must-pa​y-virnetx-440-million/

Facetime was initially peer to peer but had to change the way it worked because of the lawsuit so it changed where Apple servers had to relay it. So that is why it has taken so long.  Apple would have had to charge Android and Windows users, and still would if the app was native to cover the cost of bandwidth.


If they can magically do it today, they could have done it years ago as well.
 
2 days ago  
Would have been useful to the world 18 months ago
 
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