FaceTime 1.0 for Mac OS X Available in the Mac App Store
Article by George Norman
On 24 Feb 2011
FaceTime, the video calling app that iPhone 4 users have been enjoying ever since the device was released to the public, is now available for Mac OS X users as a final, stable version. FaceTime for Mac OS X has finally graduated out of Beta; vesion 1.0 is now available on the Mac App Store (see here).

“FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you're ready to go. Whether you're talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There's no better way to stay in touch with all your favorite faces,” says the app’s description on the Mac App Store.


FaceTime for Mac, a 16MB download, works with Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. It is available in English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish. To get the app users will have to part with a mere $0.99.

For less than 1 dollar you get an application that boasts the following features:
- It is very easy to set it up, to get FaceTime for Mac up and running.
- You can use the app to make video calls to another Mac, to an iPhone 4, or to an iPod Touch.
- Receive HD video calls at up to 720p if you have an iSight camera, a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder, and if you have a 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection.
- Make calls using your existing Address Book contacts
- In the Favorites list you can put the people you call most often.
- A very elegant interface.
- When FaceTime isn’t running, incoming calls ring on your Mac. If you have more than one, incoming calls ring on every Mac you have.

Tags: FaceTime, Apple, Mac OS X, FaceTime for Mac
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