Lowest Prices anywhere on MacBook Pros and Mac Pros: Apple Price Guides updated Apr 19th (use exclusive coupons, tax-free options to save hundreds)

Topic: iChat

First Look: Messages for Mac

02/16/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple's new Messages app connects Macs with conversations initiated on iOS devices, as well as providing an easy way to initiate FaceTime conversations.

41 comments

Microsoft opens Messenger to XMPP, allowing Apple to connect iChat, iOS clients

12/14/2011, 04:12 pm

Microsoft has opened up public access to its Messenger IM network via XMPP, enabling Apple and others to build open clients capable of interacting with Microsoft users.

20 comments

iOS code suggests Apple could bring iChat to iPhones and iPads

11/17/2011, 09:11 am

References discovered in the underlying code of Apple's iOS mobile operating system suggest that some cross-platform features of Mac OS X iChat could make their way to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

32 comments

Evidence suggests Apple could bring iMessage support to iChat in OS X Lion

09/14/2011, 02:09 pm

Code found in the iChat application for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has led to speculation that Apple could add integration with its forthcoming iMessage application in iOS 5.

21 comments

Yahoo Messenger app update enables video calls from iPhone to desktop

10/11/2010, 10:10 pm

Yahoo has updated its Messenger iPhone app to allow video calls from the iPhone to a computer, a feature that Apple has yet to release for its FaceTime standard.

23 comments

iOS 4.1 beta supports for mobile-free FaceTime via email

08/06/2010, 04:08 pm

New support in the developer beta 3 release of iOS 4.1 allows users to make FaceTime video calls without needing a phone number or mobile service, strengthening the case for FaceTime support on iPod touch, iPad and Macs.

66 comments

Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

34 comments

Apple's iPhone 4 FaceTime doesn't need a mobile signal to work

06/29/2010, 03:06 pm

The new FaceTime video calling feature of iPhone 4 does not require mobile service after first use, enabling users to establish video chat from any WiFi hotspot, even while in Airplane Mode.

70 comments

Apple's iPhone 4.0 beta includes linked contacts, iChat sounds

04/12/2010, 12:04 pm

A couple of new discoveries were made this past weekend by developers familiarizing themselves with the first external beta of Apple's iPhone 4.0 operating system, namely the addition of a linked contacts feature and the presence of iChat sounds in the resource files.

47 comments

Apple exploring motion-adaptive iPhone with video chat

04/16/2009, 08:04 am

Patent requests from Apple continue to provide clues as to where the company may take its iPhone interface in the coming years, such as a new filing which depicts a version of the handset with a front-facing video camera and a software interface capable of adjusting itself for more precise interaction when the user carrying the phone is in motion.

13 comments

Apple's still working on iChat video answering machine

04/09/2009, 09:04 am

Apple's implementation of a digital video answering machine, once destined for inclusion in an earlier version of Mac OS X, has been resurrected in a patent filing, suggesting the company may give the concept a second go in the near future.

41 comments

New QuickTime 7.6 addresses quality, security

01/21/2009, 02:01 pm

Apple just released the new QuickTime 7.6, which includes updates for encoding quality, reliability, compatibility, and security enhancements.

24 comments

New 10.5.4 seed shows Apple mending iCal, winding down

06/23/2008, 07:06 pm

A new build of Apple's upcoming Mac OS X 10.5.4 update shows the patch all but finished with most bugs already taken care of in the past, AppleInsider has learned

34 comments

Apple mulls GPGPU and iChat; UK stores without contract iPhone?

06/20/2008, 06:06 pm

Apple has potentially tipped its hand through a job posting and revealed iChat as the first known app to use OpenCL with new video cards. Also, British Apple stores may be forced to sell iPhone 3G as prepay-only due to their current sales methods.

24 comments