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Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac Reply with quote

Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has announced the public beta of FaceTime for Mac, an entirely new application that allows Mac users to video call iPhone 4 and iPod touch users as well as other Macs. Featuring an easy to use interface, FaceTime for Mac automatically uses your Address Book contacts so there's no need to create special buddy lists, and it works seamlessly with the built-in camera and mic on Mac notebooks, iMac and Apple LED Cinema Displays.

"FaceTime makes video calling to or from mobile devices easy for the first time," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We've sold more than 19 million FaceTime-ready iPhone 4 and iPod touch devices in the past four months, and now those users can make FaceTime calls with tens of millions of Mac users."

FaceTime for Mac requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard and is easy to set up with an Apple ID. The public beta is available immediately as a free download.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already used it a few times, me on my Mac mini and my brother on his 4th gen. iPod touch. We got disconnected a few times for unknown reason the first time, but this morning there was no problem at all.

Can't wait to see this on Windows. Fingers crossed.
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