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Video conferencing with FaceTime

From: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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Once upon a time, video calls were considered science fiction. But today, thanks in part to Apple technology, they're increasingly commonplace. We're going to look at one of those technologies now and it's called FaceTime. Now, FaceTime was originally used with the Apple's iPhone, but it's now bundled with the Mac OS, and you need to be connected to the internet to use it. Let's give it a try. So I will launch it from Spotlight. There it is, and my camera turns on, and here I am back on screen.

Video conferencing with FaceTime

Once upon a time, video calls were considered science fiction. But today, thanks in part to Apple technology, they're increasingly commonplace. We're going to look at one of those technologies now and it's called FaceTime. Now, FaceTime was originally used with the Apple's iPhone, but it's now bundled with the Mac OS, and you need to be connected to the internet to use it. Let's give it a try. So I will launch it from Spotlight. There it is, and my camera turns on, and here I am back on screen.

So what's your seeing now is the FaceTime interface. You'll see a list of my contacts along the right side of the screen. If you look below, I can add Favorite contacts. You can recent calls I've made, and then my Contacts. So, let's suppose I want to add somebody to my Favorites. I'll click on their name and you see this Add to Favorites button. Click there, let's take a look at Favorites, and they're indeed is John Doe. If I want to get rid of that contact, all I have to do is click on minus, and they're out of there.

So, let's make a call. Go back to All Contacts. Let's see who should I call? I think I'll give Ian a call. So here is Ian. I can contact him via his email address. So I click on that address, and we make the call. Hey Ian! How are you doing? Hi Chris. Okay. Well, Ian is a man of few words as you can tell. Couple of things that we can look at while we're in this window. One, very important is the mute microphone button.

Now at this point, Ian can't here a thing I am saying. What's really important when using this view is that you want to be able to talk but keep a smile on your face because you can say terrible, terrible things about people. I could something about, well Ian's personal grooming habits, for example, and he can't hear anything I'm saying as long as I keep smiling, everything is cool. So, let me turn the mic back on. Ian I was just telling how awesome you are to our audience. So, that was great. One other thing I can do in here.

I can flip it into full screen so I can really get a good look at him. Take that back down. I can also move my preview window around if I want to. And I can end the call. So, that was the end of our call with Ian. Now, I'm going to ask Ian to call me so you can see what it looks like when I receive a FaceTime call. So we'll just wait for Ian to give me a buzz. There he is. Now I can Accept his call or I can Decline it.

I will go ahead and accept. Hey! Hey how are you? How are you doing? Hi Chris. See, again, a man with a limited amount of dialogue, but he gets the job done. So I will end that call. Now let's take a look at Recents, and you can see here is Ian and it shows that we've recently spoken. And that's generally the idea of FaceTime. Couple of other things, if you want to add a contact click on the plus button.

You can add your contacts there. And again, you could contact people a couple of different ways. One is if they have an iPhone, you can enter their phone number. You could contact them that way, or again, any email address, enter that, you can make a FaceTime call that way. This is a very cool technology and it's great now that we can talk face to face, and that's FaceTime.

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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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  1. 1m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
  2. 6m 56s
    1. Installing Mountain Lion
      6m 56s
  3. 47m 16s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      4m 11s
    2. Touring the Finder
      3m 29s
    3. Staying current with Software Update
      2m 52s
    4. Configuring Gatekeeper settings
      3m 17s
    5. Getting on the Internet
      5m 36s
    6. Setting up iCloud
      4m 55s
    7. Understanding AutoSave and documents in the cloud
      4m 42s
    8. Configuring Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring your printer
      3m 39s
    10. Protecting your data with Time Machine
      4m 28s
    11. Learn your way around the Mac App Store
      5m 34s
  4. 11m 17s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      6m 6s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 11s
  5. 23m 35s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 15s
    2. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      9m 38s
    3. Examining the basic system preferences
      2m 42s
  6. 1h 13m
    1. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      5m 49s
    2. Modifying Language & Text settings
      4m 5s
    3. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 18s
    4. Getting notifications
      4m 38s
    5. Configuring displays and AirPlay
      2m 20s
    6. Using Energy Saver
      6m 1s
    7. Setting up Bluetooth wireless devices
      3m 39s
    8. Sharing files on a network
      6m 1s
    9. Configuring sharing
      6m 28s
    10. Editing your users and groups
      6m 48s
    11. Setting rules with Parental Controls
      7m 4s
    12. Taking notes with Dictation & Speech
      6m 0s
    13. Exploring the Accessibility settings
      5m 54s
    14. Listening with Sound
      2m 53s
  7. 36m 2s
    1. Organizing your business with Mail
      12m 42s
    2. Scheduling time with Calendar
      8m 32s
    3. Keeping tabs with Contacts
      5m 30s
    4. Tracking your tasks with Reminders
      3m 39s
    5. Staying in touch using Messages
      5m 39s
  8. 37m 18s
    1. Tracking your documents in TextEdit
      7m 3s
    2. Looking up words in Dictionary
      1m 56s
    3. Keeping notes with Notes
      3m 48s
    4. Working with images in Preview
      6m 14s
    5. Working with PDFs in Preview
      4m 27s
    6. Installing fonts with Font Book
      4m 42s
    7. Posting a note in Stickies
      1m 55s
    8. Adding things up with Calculator
      4m 46s
    9. Organizing apps with Launchpad
      2m 27s
  9. 34m 5s
    1. Navigating the web
      3m 38s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      4m 49s
    3. Using Reading List
      2m 4s
    4. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 44s
    5. Viewing and saving PDFs
      3m 24s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      2m 20s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      1m 59s
    8. Working with preferences in Safari
      11m 1s
    9. Managing your Internet footprint
      3m 6s
  10. 8m 48s
    1. Playing media in QuickTime
      4m 15s
    2. Recording videos with QuickTime
      4m 33s
  11. 10m 13s
    1. Video conferencing with FaceTime
      3m 38s
    2. Taking pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 47s
    3. The great utility of Image Capture
      2m 48s
  12. 12m 40s
    1. Writing a simple Automator workflow
      4m 15s
    2. Creating an Automator application
      2m 20s
    3. Setting up an Automator calendar workflow
      2m 31s
    4. Creating an Automator service
      3m 34s
  13. 22m 1s
    1. Managing processes in Activity Monitor
      5m 13s
    2. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      8m 58s
    3. Taking care of your passwords
      4m 1s
    4. Setting up a Windows install with Boot Camp
      3m 49s
  14. 14m 57s
    1. Creating a boot drive
      3m 19s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      4m 5s
    3. Exploring troubleshooting techniques
      7m 33s
  15. 19m 35s
    1. Getting your game on
      4m 1s
    2. Integrating with Facebook and Twitter
      2m 38s
    3. Advanced tips and tricks
      9m 35s
    4. Sharing files with AirDrop
      3m 21s
  16. 30s
    1. Goodbye
      30s

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