FACETIME FOR ALL MAC’s

By October 21, 2010Technically Jeff

FaceTime for Mac

Say hello to FaceTime for Mac.

It’s remarkable. It’s fun. And it’s not just for iPhone and iPod touch anymore. Now you can make video calls to iPhone 4, the new iPod touch, or another Mac. Right from your Mac.

Now your smile goes even further.

FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, wave, and laugh with anyone on an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac from your Mac over Wi-Fi. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. Sure, it’s great to hear a voice. But it’s even better to see the face that goes with it.

FaceTime for Mac

Requires Mac OS X v10.6.4 Snow Leopard or later.

A phone call now comes with a friendly face.

From the tiny camera on your Mac comes a huge video-calling experience. The window frame and controls fade away so you can enjoy your conversation without distractions. With picture-in-picture view, you can see how you look to the person you’re calling. And everyone can gather around the big Mac screen and get in on the fun. When you call someone on an iPhone 4 or iPod touch, you see everything on the other end without a hitch. Whether they use the front or rear camera or rotate from portrait to landscape, FaceTime for Mac smoothly adjusts the view.

Video calling with one click.

FaceTime is easy to set up on your Mac. All you need is an Apple ID and an email address and you’re ready to roll. To start a video call with your best friend, just find her entry in the Contacts list. FaceTime works perfectly with Address Book so you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch. Click her phone number if you want to call her iPhone 4. To call her iPod touch or Mac, use her email address. An invitation pops up on her screen. When she accepts, the video call begins. And there you are, face to face. Mac to iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac.

Your Mac is ringing.

Whenever someone tries to reach you, the call rings through on every Mac you own even if FaceTime isn’t running. So you never have to worry about making yourself available. If you don’t want to receive calls, just turn FaceTime off in Preferences.

FaceTime here, there, and everywhere.

With FaceTime on iPhoneiPod touch, and the Mac, you can see what everyone’s up to no matter where they are — with a click or a tap, a smile and a laugh.