Skype vs. Facetime vs. Google Hangouts
When Steve Jobs showcased Facetime by having a video chat with Jonathan "Jony" Ive two years ago, you'd have thought the future had finally arrived. Free video chatting, though, proved to be kind of creepy. But this hasn't stopped similar apps from making their way to the iPhone. Skype and Hangouts, which replaces Google Talk, are the most notable. Facetime enjoys the advantage of being integrated into iOS, which makes it easier to make and receive video calls.