Tapping the display pulls up a menu of on-screen buttons for muting the microphone, switching between the front- and back-facing cameras, and ending calls.
Apple's solution to that admittedly small glitch adds a bit of cool to Face Time.
Regardless of the device we used--an i Pad 2, i Phone 4, and a 13.3-inch Mac Book Air--Face Time offered some of the most dependable video quality we've seen.
You'll need the e-mail address associated with it to log into Face Time and make calls.
After the first sign-in, users are prompted to enter their Apple ID and password.
So should Apple fans stick to Face Time exclusively, or should they opt for other apps that open up communication to more users?
Because the i Pad 2 and i Pod touch don't have phone numbers, Face Time works differently on them than on the i Phone 4.Face Time's interface is the same regardless of the device.The other caller's video occupies the full screen and a thumbnail window for first-person video sits in the corner.When you pull up a contact with an active Face Time account, Face Time appears with options to text, call, or e-mail that person.You can also switch a voice phone call to Face Time via a large button overlaid on the screen during active calls. Want to meet single gay men in Facetime, Louisiana?