General improvements


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General improvements

In this chapter, we're going to take a look at some of the new features of iChat, the instant messaging application that's been part of OS X for many years now. iChat has come a long way since its beginning, with each new version adding more powerful and useful features such as audio and video chatting, support for multiple video chats, special effects filters, screen sharing via iChat Theater and so on. The latest version of iChat found in Snow Leopard, like Snow Leopard itself, contains many under-the-hood improvements in addition to a couple of more tangible new features. Some of the behind-the-scenes enhancements include increased reliability, so if iChat has trouble making a direct connection to a buddy it will switch to the AOL Instant Messenger relay server which acts as a known intermediary between computers.

iChat also requires two-thirds less bandwidth in Snow Leopard than it did in Leopard. Where Leopard required 900 kilobytes per second upstream to support a 640x480...

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General improvements provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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