As the release of iOS 5 fast approaches, one developer has turned up some interesting threads buried in OS X Lion’s iChat app which indicate that it could soon gain the ability to communicate directly with iOS 5’s iMessage for quick and easy chat from computer to mobile device.
The video chatting sphere is really heating up online. In roughly the same week, Facebook announced their partnership with Skype and Google rolled out Hangout in their Google+. FaceTime for Mac hit the Mac App Store not too long ago and is set to get much bigger with Lion. Meanwhile, old hand Skype was bought by Microsoft just this year. Clearly, everyone's investing in video in a big way.
If you believe the word on the street, Apple has a new Mac Pro and Mac mini just chilling by the pool on the Cupertino campus, waiting to be unleashed shortly after Mac OS X Lion gets uncaged in July. That got us thinking: What would we like to see from a new Mac mini, anyway?
As you’ve no doubt heard, Microsoft has snapped up popular VoIP developer Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion. If you’re not too fond of your favorite video chat software now being in the hands of the Borg, you’ll be happy to know there are other choices available.
Once exclusively the province of iOS users, FaceTime for Mac now lets you reach out and touch someone from your computer—or see how they look the morning after the big party. We’ll skip the usual buildup—yes, FaceTime for Mac is great for making high-quality video calls to friends and family on iOS devices and other Macs over Wi-Fi. But as futuristic as that killer feature is, FaceTime’s contact management needs to catch up with the 20th century.
Chalk one up for the rumor mills -- Apple’s online store has sprung back to life Thursday morning, and new MacBook Pro models have been released which correspond exactly to leaks over the last few days.
If you’ve enjoyed the benefits offered by the FaceTime for Mac beta version since its release late last year, prepare to pay for the privilege of continuing to use it -- version 1.0 has officially hit the Mac App Store, but it will cost you 99 cents to own it.
We’ll all have to feign surprise on Thursday when Apple announces new MacBook Pro models, since details about the notebook refresh have been leaking out steadily for days. Now it appears the full specs have been leaked for a new 13-inch model, complete with an image of the new Light Peak port, rechristened as “Thunderbolt.”
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…
Hot on the heels of FaceTime for Mac's beta release, we have news that Redmond isn't far behind -- at least as far as its popular Messenger software is concerned. As of today, Mac users who prefer Microsoft's chat client (or those who have many PC friends who do), can now hop on board the video chatting bandwagon.