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iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks (Covers iOS 6 on iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone), Second Edition by Jason R. Rich

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20. Videoconferencing and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) Calling

In this Chapter

• How to use FaceTime for video calls

• How to use the Skype service (in conjunction with the Skype app) to make and receive voice-over-IP calls and participate in free video calls

All of the more recent iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models that have a front-facing camera allow you to shoot digital images or video clips (using the Camera app). These same cameras, along with your device’s built-in microphone and speaker (or an optional corded or wireless headset), can be used for real-time video calls.

iOS 6 comes with the FaceTime app preinstalled. When your iOS device is connected to the Internet via a Wi-Fi connection, the FaceTime app enables you to participate in real-time ...

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