FaceTime

Mac Store: $.99 

iOS Devices: they are already pre-installed. 

FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac from your Mac.* 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.

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. Use the new MacBook Proor the new iMac and callers will see even more: you in eye-popping 720p clarity. And everyone can gather around the Mac screen and get in on the fun. When you call someone on an iPad 2, 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.

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 iPad, 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 iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac.

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.

With FaceTime, you can see what everyone’s up to no matter which device they’re using — iPad,iPhoneiPod touch, or Mac. All it takes is a tap, a smile, and a laugh.

Your FaceTime calls are getting the HD treatment. Now FaceTime for Mac supports video calls up to 720p. All you need is a Mac with a built-in FaceTime HD camera — like the new MacBook Pro or the new iMac — and your calls display with next-best-thing-to-real-life clarity. The FaceTime HD camera also supports a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, so Mom, Dad, Grandma, your best friend, and even the dog can gather around for a video call.

Approved devices: Mac, iPad, iPhone 4 (and above), iPod Touch (4th Generation).

Source: http://www.apple.com/mac/facetime/

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