Tag Archive: Calls


Slack boss calls Siri ‘f—ing idiotic’

We have a bit of a digital-assistant war brewing in the tech world. In addition to Apple’s Siri, we have Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and, eventually, Facebook’s MoneyPenny. Everybody’s out to provide users with the most helpful fake secretaries imaginable, and even productivity app Slack is getting in on the action. But while touting upcoming […]

iOS 9 beta 5 is out today for developers and some of the most exciting changes yet are in store for those who haven’t downloaded it. The last beta release came a little over two weeks ago and included the return of Home Sharing and lots of tiny design tweaks here and there. This time around, […]

Facebook Messenger is today launching its assault on Skype with a new update that brings video calling to users on Android and iOS. The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, and it’s completely free. After updating your Facebook Messenger app, you’ll find… Read more ›

We’re all looking forward to the Apple Watch, but there’s one thing I’m definitely not looking forward to: the ability to answer phone calls on your wrist. And this clever video shows exactly why. This video by New York-based YouTube… Read more ›

How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone

If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can now make phone calls from your Mac using that iPhone. The phone call will sound through the Mac speakers and use the Mac microphone, but the actual call itself routes through the iPhone. This is a part of the Continuity suite, which is really nice … Read More

Android Wear hacked to take calls from an iPhone

Google is said to be working on bringing Android Wear support to iPhone, but in the meantime, it’s up to third-party developers to marry the two. One hack has already made it possible to display iOS notifications on Wear watches, and now… Read more ›

Now that the Continuity feature allows the Mac to receive incoming calls from your associated iPhone, in addition to standard FaceTime video and audio chat, you may want to take a moment to customize the ringtone that sounds when a call is coming to a particular Mac. This is particularly helpful with multiple-Mac environments with … Read More

Popcorn Time, the app for Mac and jailbroken iOS devices that allows you to stream movie and television torrents from the cloud, has often been heralded as “Netflix for pirates,” thanks to its easy-to-use interface and huge selection of content.… Read more ›

By default, all calls on the iPhone will play audio through the standard earpiece at the top of the phone, and if someone wishes to use speakerphone they enable it manually by tapping on the “Speaker” button during an active call. While that may be the desired effect for most users, in various situations some … Read More

Mercury contest calls on Earthlings to name craters

Mercury is the most cratered planet in the solar system, a popular destination for asteroids and comets. As bleak a place as this sounds, you may be able to give the pockmarked planet some personality. The team piloting the MESSENGER… Read more ›