Apple May Have Figured Out How to Make FaceTime Work With Bad Internet

A new invention filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office is so simple but clever that it's amazing it's not been done before: Cook & Co. suggests that it could insert doctored or pre-recorded images into FaceTime chats on crappy connections to keep the conversation smooth. » 1/16/14 8:48am 1/16/14 8:48am

AT&T Is Finally Going to Let Everyone Video Chat Over Data

AT&T has caught a lot of flak for being excruciatingly picky about what apps can do video chat over data on what kind of plans. It's been equal parts annoying and confusing for everyone involved. But now, the carrier is about to simplify it by letting everyone do everything by the end of this year. Finally. » 5/20/13 3:02pm 5/20/13 3:02pm

Hang Out with NFL Draft Picks on Google+ Because That's Not Awkward

Like the horror movie villain that never dies, Google+ Hangouts is still somehow finding a way to slither into our collective mind even after we've forgotten about it. This time, the expected top two NFL picks in this year's draft, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, will host Google+ Hangouts on their teams page. » 4/26/12 9:42am 4/26/12 9:42am

Fring Dials Up Group Video Chat In Beta App

Fring's testing out a mobile video party line, connecting four people at once, on video, for free. Free! The app will eventually be available on Android and (pending approval) iOS soon for everyone, but for now you can sign up to be a beta tester here. Presumably the only requirements are a smartphone and at least… » 4/05/11 5:25pm 4/05/11 5:25pm