After teasing an “awesome” announcement at the company’s Palto Alto headquarters for Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the cafeteria stage in a live-streamed event to toss out plenty of facts and figures about social networking as he slowly led up to the main event: Skype-powered video calling and Group Chat.
While a recently revealed YouTube video shows that Skype is about to unleash a native app for the iPad at long last, competitor fring is not content to rest on its laurels, with a new universal update that finally brings the video chatting fun to iPad users.
Long-distance relationships are tough, but when you snag somebody way, way out of your league, you gotta make it work somehow. Luckily, technology means you never have to go too long without seeing your significant other.
When Apple introduced FaceTime almost a year ago, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the adult industry might try to subvert it for their own fun and profit -- but apparently, there wasn’t enough fun and even less profit in FaceTime porn.
Research in Motion may be getting plenty of ridicule over its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but now iPad users have at least one reason to envy the device -- it’s getting the very first official Facebook app for tablets.
When Skype announced the new version of their VoIP software for Windows, many Mac users were left wondering if they were ever going to be invited to join in the fun. Well, we finally got our invitation, because today Skype announced that Mac users everywhere will be bumped up to first-class with a heck of an update.
The new beta version of Skype 5.0 for the Mac includes five new features that will surely give the application a heck of a face lift. Not only is there a new user interface, but Skype will now include group video calling, Mac Address Book integration, a new Contacts display, and a whole new call control bar.
We got a chance to use the beta and have been testing it for the past few days, and we can say with certainty that we like what we see.
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?
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.
FaceTime is a nifty feature of the iPhone 4, allowing you to video chat with another iPhone 4 owner anywhere there's Wi-Fi. But there's a new application for the iPhone 4 that is taking that idea one step higher. FacePlant is a free application that allows you to both video chat and send video voicemails to a fellow iPhone 4 owner.
Sure we've seen some pretty impressive FaceTime calls from inside the U.S., but some people are stretching the limits of the iPhone 4 by placing a FaceTime call from the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Separated by a thousand miles of water, Philippe Kahn who is racing to Honolulu, Hawaii in the 2010 Pacific Cup, placed a FaceTime call to his colleges in Santa Cruz, California.