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The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV by Dan Moren, Jeff Carlson

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Chapter 3. Communicate

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Families are increasingly far-flung these days, but staying in touch with relatives or friends over long (or short) distances is one task at which technology excels. An iPhone makes and receives phone calls, sure, but if you’re like us, the “phone” portion of the device is the communication tool that gets used the least. Texting via Messages enables short, easy bursts of conversation, now accentuated with features such as sending brief audio clips, managing group conversations, and selectively sharing your location with someone else. Video chatting, which was once either science fiction or the bastion of corporate conference ...

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