FaceTime for Mac, introduced at October’s exciting Back to the Mac event, finally lets Mac users video-chat with people using an iPhone 4 or fourth-gen iPod touch. FaceTime for Mac is still in beta, but it’s free and easy to use. How easy? So easy we can explain it all in one page…
We bet that by now you’ve had the opportunity to try out Apple’s newly released beta of FaceTime on the Mac. Here at Mac|Life, we’ve definitely had a lot of fun testing it, but we recently thought it would be a cool idea to make it even more useful. What if you could use FaceTime on the Mac to check in on your house, pets, or perhaps use it as a security cam on your stealthy-looking MacBook Air?
Okay, okay, it's a beta and we all know betas tend to have glitches big and small. Users poke, prod, and discover issues and the results of our testing trickles back to the software developers who squash bugs for a living. That's the drill, but this seems a biggie to let slip out the door.
In case you’ve been unplugged from the Internet today or simply didn’t set your alarm clock to wake you up in time, Apple held a media event at their Cupertino campus. “Back to the Mac” brought a tantalizing peek at the next Mac OS X Lion 10.7 which brings some iOS-style functionality to the Mac, a new iLife ’11 suite, FaceTime for the Mac and yes, a pair of new MacBook Air models.
At today's Back to the Mac event, Apple released a not-so-surprising application called FaceTime for Mac. The beta version of this application, which is completely free to download, does just what the name implies. It allows you to FaceTime with someone on an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or another Mac. Though the application hasn’t been out very long, we have compiled together our favorite tips and tricks for using FaceTime on the Mac.
If you're a Mac user that's been left out of the FaceTime party for want of an iPhone 4 or new-fangled iPod touch, it's time to comb your hair and put some pants on, as Apple's FaceTime for Mac beta is now available for download. That's right: moving forward, there's no excuse not to get in on the video chat revolution.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs followed up a preview of the new iLife ’11 suite by introducing FaceTime for the Mac, bringing millions of computer users to the FaceTime party currently limited to only the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod touch.
Back in June, Apple spent a great deal of hoopla touting the new FaceTime feature of the iPhone 4 -- but the market for video chat is heating up quickly, and now Yahoo has lined up to be the next contender in the App Store as well as on Android devices.
If you don’t have any friends with a FaceTime-equipped device but still want to enjoy mobile video calling, there’s a new option that’s just hit the App Store in the form of Tango, available for both iOS as well as Android.
Ahhh, you gotta love the French Mac news sites because they divulge rumors in such a lovely way. Hey, French is a beautiful language, non? Anyway, the rumors from Mac4Ever speculate that iLife '11 will be announced this summer, but that iDVD will not be a part of the package. Additionally, the site alleges that Apple is preparing to include FaceTime for both Mac and PC by making it a part of the iChat software.