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20 10, 2010

Apple introduces FaceTime for Mac (beta)

By |October 20th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One more thing from this morning’s press event: Apple’s bringing FaceTime to the Mac. This comes as no surprise due to the heavy integration of iOS design concepts in Mac OS Mufasa (Lion). FaceTime is video calling app that Apple added to the iPhone 4 and the 4th Generation iPod touch. It was pretty limited considering the fact that there aren’t many 4th Generation iOS devices in the wild… my wife doesn’t even have (or want) one. It’s nice to see it make it [...]

7 02, 2010

Apple applies for new location patents… mentions video calling

By |February 7th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Apple recently told developers that they were not allowed to use location information to serve up related ads... but Apple still wants to track your location. Yes, there's more to it than that: they actually want to enable location sharing with the person on the other end of the call. One device would ask for the location of the other and -- depending on your settings -- would automatically show that info on your screen. We're guessing that it's an optional service, but it's still kinda creepy. [...]