MERGED: FaceTime for Mac

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  1. Yagbolz

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    Re: FaceTime for Mac

    worked great with ipod and mac.. really cool and easy to use..
     
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    Re: FaceTime for Mac

    Saw this interesting tip:

    Shortcuts to Facetime
    by Whitson Gordon, Macworld.com

    Now that FaceTime has been released for the Mac, you can video chat with friends to and from your desktop or laptop as well as your iPhone. If you regularly chat with someone, Mac OS X Hints reader jcrossley has a way to create desktop shortcuts that will call that person on FaceTime:

    In Safari's address bar, type in one of the following URLs:

    facetime://appleid
    facetime://email@address
    facetime://phone#

    appleid, email@address, and phone# are the Apple ID, e-mail address, or phone number of the person you want to call, respectively. Now select that URL in the address bar and drag it to the desktop, That will create a desktop shortcut that, when double clicked, will open up FaceTime with your friend's information already entered. Just hit the big green button to call them.

    You can also use this trick to add one of these Facetime links to Address Book. Just open up Address Book, go to Card > Add Field in the menu bar, and hit URL. Paste the FaceTime link into the URL section, and save the contact. Now, to FaceTime with that person, you can just navigate to their Address Book card and hit the link under the URL entry.
     
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    how do i add contacts thanks
     
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    i downloaded facetime but haven't installed it yet because it says here that this program might be dangerous for my mbp... what do you think ?
     
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    @kamau just open your address book then add a new card

    @david its not dangerous at all.. just install facetime and enjoy..
     
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    Yes, I agree. Apple will not come up with a program harmful to it's hardware.
     
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    thanks! will do!
     
  8. Padrino

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    Re: FaceTime for Mac

    Facetime for Mac requires Snow Leopard OS (10.6)
     
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    yeah...installed it too haha
     
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    loving facetime. ;)
     
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    FaceTime for Mac

    Just to add. You need OSX Snow Leopard (10.6.4)
     
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    Re: FaceTime for Mac

    any facetime for iphone 3GS?
     
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    interesting for me, thanks
     
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    Ipod Touch is stuck at CONNECTING when calling Mac
     
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    nope, because the 3GS doesn't have a front-facing camera. you need two cameras for facetime.
     
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    why can't facetime connect if you're only using sun broadband? :(
     
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    Re: FaceTime for Mac

    I was able to FaceTime between my MacBook Air and the iPhone 3GS through SUN wireless broadband connection. It was just awkward in the 3GS of course because it doesn't have a front-facing camera. :)
     
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    Re: FaceTime for Mac

    Issue: Never Ending Signing-In
    Solution: Add DNS Servers (for FaceTime)

    Steps:
    1. Go to System Preferences
    2. Choose Network
    3. Click on the connection that you are using
    4. Click Advance
    5. Click DNS Tab
    6. Copy or Remember the default DNS Server (if there is)
    7. Click the + sign under DNS Servers
    8. Add 8.8.8.8
    9. Add 8.8.4.4
    10. Add your default DNS Server
    11. Click OK
    12. Click Apply

    Disclaimer: You are doing it at your own risk. Minimum requirements for FaceTime must be meet. ;)
     
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    Tried FaceTime using my MBP calling a MB. It worked! I thought it's only iP4 to Mac/iTouch and vice versa. I wasn't even connected to wifi. Was using my SWB.
     

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