Telecom security rules in the EU may soon apply to web services like WhatsApp, too

They provide similar services, so now, they'll be held to the same standards. A new draft proposal from the European Union may soon extend security rules that currently apply exclusively to telecom operators to web services, too.

Here comes yet another patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over FaceTime

Straight Path Group filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging its patents were infringed by the Cupertino company's FaceTime. Straight Path Group does seek damages, though it did not specify how much it wants.

Patent troll VirnetX demands shutdown of Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage

A patent troll called VirnetX just won a $626 million patent dispute with Apple, however the company is now trying to have the offending apps, iMessage and FaceTime, shut down. VirnetX is also seeking an extra $190 million in damages.

Apple sued to the tune of $2.8 billion over alleged patent infringements

Apple is accused of patent infringement by VoIP-Pal, which sued the former for $2.8 billion in a U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. More specifically, VoIP-Pal accuses Apple's iMessage and FaceTime of infringing on its technologies.

They say seeing is believing, so here’s 10 of the best video chat apps available

Though still relatively new, video chat clients help you connect with people all around the globe. Check out our list of the best video chat apps for iOS and Android.
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She could have just said no; Facetime wedding ends in arrest

A Fresno, California man's Facetime wedding proposal from a protected rock and ended in arrest on charges of being under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance charges. No news if his proposal was accepted.

OS X 10.11.4 update might break FaceTime and iMessage

The 10.11.4 update released for OS X earlier this week has been linked to ongoing server issues preventing Mac users from logging into FaceTime and iMessage, as Apple receives a stream of complaints.

iMessage and FaceTime security boosted with extra layer of protection

Apple has boosted security for iMessage and FaceTime by adding another layer of protection using an app-specific password. The system will start working for those who've already enabled two-step authentication with their Apple ID accounts.

Toddler uses FaceTime to save mother after dog attack

Thankfully placed in time to help his mother avoid passing out from blood loss and possibly losing a finger, an Arizona toddler used FaceTime on his mother's iPhone to place a call out for help.
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The Facebook Facelift is only the beginning of social media-motivated plastic surgery

It should come as a surprise to no one that the Internet is motivating users to seek out ways to perfect their images - permanently. People are asking their plastic surgeons for special procedures that will specifically enhance their beauty…

Dear Apple: Can iCloud ‘just work’ already?

Steve Jobs promised iCloud would be the center of Apple users' digital lives. Two years later, are we any closer to a service that "just works" — and that can propel the next generation of great apps?

Who will rule the post-texting world? In search of the ultimate messaging app

The age of the messaging app is upon us. You’ve got text chat, voice chat, video chat, one-on-one or in groups, with the ability to share files, photos, or even live video footage. The question is – what’s the best messaging app…