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Taking your iPod touch to the Max, iOS 5 Edition by Erica Sadun, Michael Grothaus

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Chapter 14

Staying in Touch with FaceTime and iMessage

In the previous chapter, I introduced you to the iPod's front and rear cameras. Although those cameras are for taking pictures and recording video, they have another useful purpose. Perhaps the coolest new feature introduced to the iPod touch is FaceTime. FaceTime is a technology that brings easy and intuitive video calling to the masses. But video chatting isn't the only way you can stay in touch. In iOS 5, Apple introduced iMessage, which allows you to send free text messages to any other person with an iOS device.

In this chapter, you'll learn what the future feels like. I'll show you how to set up a FaceTime account, how to use the front and rear cameras for video calling, and how to ...

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