Group FaceTime Video Tip & Apple Card Announces Big News!


Since iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple has supported Group FaceTime, which lets you have a video call with up to 32 people. However, it has become painfully obvious in today’s era of non-stop videoconferencing, Group FaceTime has a feature that some find distracting: automatic speaking prominence that causes the video tile for the speaker to grow and move around. Happily, Apple responded to feedback and added options to disable that feature in iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5 and macOS 10.15.5 Catalina.

In iOS and iPadOS, disable the Speaking option under Automatic Prominence in Settings > FaceTime.

On the Mac, look in FaceTime > Preferences.

Now, you can carry on with your FaceTime group meetings without getting dizzy!

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Apple Card Monthly Installments

If you’re an Apple Card user, Apple has great news! Purchases directly from Apple now offer a new payment option: 0% financing monthly installments using Apple Card.

Apple explains on their site:

“With Apple Card Monthly Installments, you can buy a new Mac, iPhone, iPad and more and pay them off with interest-free monthly payments. If you have an eligible device to trade in you’ll pay even less per month.”

The length of the 0% financing offer depends on what you purchase. Lower-cost products, such as AirPods, provide a 6-month payment plan. More costly products provide longer payment windows.

If you were thinking of purchasing an Apple product, now is a great time to take advantage of this financing.


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