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Macs on the Go!: Guide to Mobile Computing for Mac Laptops Using Mac OS X by Robin Williams, John Tollett

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5. iChat and Bonjour for Easy Communication

iChat AV allows you to communicate with others instantly—no waiting for email to be read and answered. When you see a buddy in your Buddy List window, you can send an instant text message. With iChat it’s easy (and free) to communicate with friends and associates almost anywhere in the world.

In addition to text messaging, those with iChat and broadband connections can have audio and video chats.

iChat includes Bonjour, an application that is similar to iChat, but you’ll use it to communicate across local area networks instead of the Internet. Bonjour detects other Macs on the network and connects to them, making communication and file sharing effortless and automatic. If you have two or more computers ...

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