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If you use the Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone, you can call your friends for free within the app. Sadly, the service is not yet available for Android.
The app allows you to chat away with your Facebook friends. However, if you would like to do more than just chat and hear a friend’s voice, you can hit the ‘I’ button and make a free voice call to one of your friends.
Sadly, there’s no option for conference calls. This means that you can only talk to one friend at a time. However, if ever your friend doesn’t answer, you can always leave a voicemail.
The service can be used via 3G, 4G, and even via Wi-Fi. This means that you don’t have to worry about going over your data allotment. However, you can only call a friend whose network operator hasn’t disabled the service.
Earlier during the year, free calls via the Facebook Messenger app have been available for American and Canadian iOS users. The good news is the service is now available for iOS users in the UK as well.
Have you now called a friend for free using the Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.
It seems European network operators have complained to the European Union about apple’s unfair iPhone contracts.
The report comes from the New York Times. It reports, “European Union regulators are examining the contracts Apple strikes with cellphone carriers that sell its iPhone for possible antitrust violations after several carriers complained that the deals throttled competition.
“Although they have not filed formal complaints, a group of European wireless carriers recently submitted information about their contracts with Apple to the European Commission, according to a person briefed on the communications with the carriers who asked not to be identified.
“This person said the accusations focused on Apple’s contracts with French carriers, though other countries may also be involved.”
The European Commission’s spokesperson, Antoine Colombani, said in a statement, “We have been contacted by industry participants and we are monitoring the situation, but no antitrust case has been opened.”
Natalie Kerris, an Apple spokesperson, said, “Our contracts fully comply with local laws wherever we do business, including the E.U.”
If these anonymous European network operators’ claims are true, it looks like Apple is facing an antitrust case.
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According to poll conducted by uSwitch, 76% of the site’s visitors believe that Apple’s “iOS needs a major overhaul
The site reports, “Earlier this week, Thorsten Heins intimated in an interview with a business news site that iOS has not evolved since it debuted in 2007 and now looked superannuated next to more ‘alive’ user interfaces, such as the revamped HTC Sense and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Oh and his own company’s BlackBerry 10 software, of course.
“And in an impromptu survey conducted by uSwitch Tech, it was revealed that Heins isn’t the only one who feels that iOS needs a major overhaul to bring it up to speed and up to date.
“Of 501 site visitors quizzed, 76 per cent (390) said they felt iOS and its rigid grids of icons now felt ‘tired’ next to more recently refreshed operating systems.”
The site says, “The poll result comes after Apple last year handed responsibility for overhauling its OS to much lauded design don Jony Ive, whose remit was previously restricted to hardware.
“Given Ive’s less-is-more approach to industrial design, however, it’s doubtful whether the kind of UI whizz-bangs that some are hoping for will ever materialise.”
Apple is expected to launch the successor of the iPhone 5 sometime during the later part of the year. It is rumoured to sport features that will give the competition a run for their money. We’re just hoping that these features do not turn out be like the bug-infested Apple Maps app.
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