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Video chatting in FaceTime

From: Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

Video: Video chatting in FaceTime

You may not know it, but we are living in the future. We are living in the cartoon kind of future, where you can make face-to-face video calls for free and we do that using Lion's FaceTime and this is how it works. We will launch it from Spotlight. That's enough, press Return and here we are. Now when you launch it for the first time, if you have an Apple ID set up on your Mac, you will see that Apple ID in FaceTime's window. All you have to do at that point is enter your password. I will enter mine.

Video chatting in FaceTime

You may not know it, but we are living in the future. We are living in the cartoon kind of future, where you can make face-to-face video calls for free and we do that using Lion's FaceTime and this is how it works. We will launch it from Spotlight. That's enough, press Return and here we are. Now when you launch it for the first time, if you have an Apple ID set up on your Mac, you will see that Apple ID in FaceTime's window. All you have to do at that point is enter your password. I will enter mine.

And I then click Sign In. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can set one up just by clicking on Create New Account and you'll be walked through that process. So I will sign in, I will click Next, and I'm good to go. Now if I wanted to add another email address, I go under FaceTime into Preferences, and at this point, I can add another email address. Once I do that a message will be sent to Apple, Apple will send me an email message with a verified link in it.

I click on that link and then that email address is verified, but I'm good for now. So I am going to click Done. Now note that you're not going to bugged for this information every time you come in and I will show how that works. I am going to quit out of FaceTime now and I'm gone. Now I will launch it again and you will see that you're not prompted for your Apple ID or password. You're just in. So let's actually make a call because that's what this is about. So I am going to find my good friend, Nick. Oh! There he is.

I will select his name and I click on his FaceTime icon and we are going to make a call to Nick and see if he picks up. We are connected. Great! There you are Nick: Hey Chris! Chris: Hey! It seems the only time we ever talk is over FaceTime. Nick: Yeah, I guess so. Chris: I guess so. So this is Nick, Magic Nick as he is known in the iPad course. And as I hover my cursor over this window, I can not only poke Nick in the nose as I am doing here, but I can also do a couple of things.

One thing I can do is move into full screen by doing this. Now Nick is right in the middle of the screen and my picture is off to the side. I can take it back to standard size screen. If I wanted to I could end the call at this point, but I don't want to do that. What I really wanted to do is Nick, I am sorry, but I am going to have to mute just for a second and when I do that, it means that you can't hear me. Okay, now it's just us. So let me say again as I did in the iPad course is that Nick can still see me.

So he can see exactly what I'm doing. And so if you're going to mute somebody, you don't want to do something like "I can't stand talking to this guy because I just hate him," because that doesn't look good. Instead you want to look very pleasant and then you can say, "I can't stand talking to this guy," but actually Nick is a very nice guy. So it's not the case here. Anyway, I am going to unmute. Okay I was just showing off them the mute feature. There's absolutely nothing to worry about and please don't bother reviewing. Nick: Okay, Chris. Chris: Would you mind turning your iPad to the side so I can see what that looks like? Okay, great! So when he rotates we moved into Landscape.

Now can when take it back into Portrait mode? Good! I can also rotate here. I have a little arrow here. So now to Nick I appear in landscape and now I'm going to appear in Portrait. One of things I can do is move this little window around. You may want to do that if you want to be able to better see what you're doing when you're looking into the camera. So I am moving this back down into the regular position. Nick, I am going to hang-up on you, but I would like you to call me so people could see what it looks like when I am receiving a call.

I cut him off. Terribly sorry, Nick. Okay. Oh look! There he is. Okay, so I can decline or I can accept and I'm going to accept. We are connecting with Nick as you can see. Hey, you are back again. I'm so glad that that worked. So people can see what it looks like when I'm receiving a call, they've seen what it looks like when I'm making a call, and I need to show them a couple of other features, if you don't mind. Okay so I have to hang-up. So I will talk you later. Nick: All right, I will see you later, Chris.

Chris: So I have ended my call. All right, let's look at just a couple of other things. You notice the bottom, there's a Favorites entry and there's a Recents entry. Here Recents. That shows that we've talked to Nick recently and we have his conversations here in our Recents list. Now let's go to Favorites, I've added some Favorites. I can add others if I want to. I can also remove Favorites. So let's get rid of this Cunningham. I am not sure whether Ritchie is his brother or something.

Anyway, go back into Contacts and if I wanted to add this Cunningham guy again, I could. So I just enter, there he is. So I select his contact and then I click on Add to Favorites and now he is in my Favorites. So all I have to do to call him is click on his name, click on his FaceTime icon, and I've made the call. And there you have it. This is the basics of FaceTime. It's a great way to communicate with people and I think you will like it.

Quit, and done.

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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

72 video lessons · 31105 viewers

Christopher Breen
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  1. 1m 26s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 4m 42s
    1. Installing Lion
      4m 42s
  3. 44m 44s
    1. Touring the Finder
      10m 19s
    2. Launching and working with apps
      4m 22s
    3. Sorting and starting apps with Launchpad
      3m 13s
    4. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      4m 35s
    5. Using trackpad gestures
      8m 22s
    6. Using mouse gestures
      2m 22s
    7. Understanding file saving in Lion
      4m 35s
    8. Using Text to Speech
      3m 9s
    9. Installing software
      3m 47s
  4. 26m 51s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      7m 31s
    2. Staying current with Software Update
      4m 13s
    3. Configuring Mail, Address Book, and iCal
      5m 2s
    4. Setting up printers
      3m 39s
    5. Backing up with Time Machine
      6m 26s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      5m 16s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 33s
  6. 39m 6s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 14s
    2. Optimizing Mission Control preferences
      3m 42s
    3. Configuring basic Audio and Video preferences
      4m 34s
    4. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      7m 45s
    5. Configuring Bluetooth input devices
      2m 36s
    6. Modifying Date & Time Preferences
      2m 38s
    7. Getting on the internet
      3m 56s
    8. Using an alternate startup disk
      2m 41s
  7. 3m 22s
    1. Understanding Dashboard widgets
      3m 22s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. Navigating the interface
      6m 30s
    2. Filtering junk mail and sorting messages with rules
      4m 22s
    3. Scheduling appointments with iCal
      6m 38s
    4. Organizing contacts with Address Book
      5m 50s
  9. 37m 5s
    1. Basic word processing in TextEdit
      7m 56s
    2. Using Dictionary
      2m 51s
    3. Preview: Working with images
      6m 20s
    4. Preview: Working with PDFs
      6m 13s
    5. Installing and managing fonts
      5m 37s
    6. Creating quick notes using Stickies
      3m 24s
    7. Using Calculator
      4m 44s
  10. 34m 27s
    1. Navigating the web
      4m 49s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      7m 15s
    3. Adding and reading RSS feeds
      2m 38s
    4. Using Reading List
      3m 7s
    5. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 15s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      3m 13s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      2m 33s
    8. Working with Safari's preferences
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring privacy settings
      5m 4s
  11. 13m 45s
    1. Playing media
      9m 3s
    2. Recording
      4m 42s
  12. 18m 26s
    1. Video chatting in FaceTime
      5m 26s
    2. Text and video messaging in iChat
      9m 6s
    3. Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 54s
  13. 12m 46s
    1. Automating complex tasks
      12m 46s
  14. 13m 55s
    1. Monitoring system performance
      3m 20s
    2. Setting up a Windows installation in Boot Camp
      3m 49s
    3. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      6m 46s
  15. 15m 55s
    1. Understanding sharing
      4m 59s
    2. Sharing files on a network
      3m 23s
    3. Screen sharing with a remote computer
      4m 7s
    4. Sending files with AirDrop
      3m 26s
  16. 38m 47s
    1. Modifying Language & Text settings
      6m 38s
    2. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 24s
    3. Configuring access for for the disabled
      7m 23s
    4. Using Energy Saver
      4m 42s
    5. Adding and changing users
      6m 19s
    6. Configuring Parental Controls
      7m 21s
  17. 18m 33s
    1. Preventive measures: Creating a Lion boot drive
      7m 40s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      3m 6s
    3. Troubleshooting techniques
      7m 47s
  18. 6m 11s
    1. Techniques for using the Mac efficiently
      5m 22s
    2. Next steps
      49s

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