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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  13

Instant Communication with iChat and FaceTime

Beyond Mail, Apple includes a couple of additional applications that are designed for communications: iChat and FaceTime. Unlike Mail, iChat and FaceTime are generally intended for real-time communication, much like talking on the telephone. Unlike the telephone, these applications and the technologies behind them can go far beyond just real-time voice communication. FaceTime, which is a relatively new Mac OS X application (though it has been included with many recent iOS devices) provides real-time video communication between your computer and other computers and supported mobile devices (such as recent iPhones and iPads). iChat on the other hand has been part of Mac OS X since version ...

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