Apple FaceTime for Mac out of beta, Now available on the Mac App Store for $0.99!

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Feb 242011
 

After a lengthy four-month beta trial, Apple’s decided that it’s about time to make FaceTime for Mac available to the masses, meaning any Mac user can finally do video chat with other Mac or iOS users. Unlike the app’s free iOS counterpart, though, you’ll have to chip in $0.99 on the Mac App Store for some enlarged video chat sessions. But hey, it’s totally worth it, especially if you have a 27-inch screen to play with.

[via engadget]

FaceTime beta endangers your Apple ID password

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Oct 212010
 

Worried about local hackers? Like leaving your laptop behind in the coffee shop while you take long, leisurely trips to the bathroom? We wouldn’t be so self-assured. Turns out there’s a gaping security hole in the FaceTime beta, which allows anyone with access to your computer to change your password without knowing it to begin with, as well as peep and edit your security questions and answers. It would be nice if signing out of FaceTime would protect you, but unfortunately the app seems to have a lock-tight memory on your password, so it’s easy for anyone to open the app and sign-in again. Hopefully Apple will fix these holes quickly, and until then we recommend uninstalling FaceTime or choosing your friends very wisely.

[via engadget]