FaceTime Arrives in Mac App Store

Along with todays 2011 MacBook Pro announcements, Apple has also made FaceTime available at the Mac App Store.

The service is very similar, if not the same as you have already used on the iMac and other Mac computers in that you load it up, login with your Apple ID and password, and then make video calls to other FaceTime devices which includes the iPod touch and iPhone 4.

The FaceTime app allows you to make HD calls to others at up to a 720p resolution, although that of course requires a HD camera. For those using the built in camera on a Mac, it drops that down to a VGA resolution.

Other features include:

Elegant Interface
• Window and playback controls fade away so the focus stays on your conversation.
• View transitions smoothly when an iPhone 4 or iPod touch user switches from front to rear cameras or from portrait to landscape views.
• FaceTime’s widescreen aspect ratio makes it easy for families and groups to participate in a call.
• Enjoy your video call full screen, using every inch of your beautiful Mac display.

Ring Anywhere, Any Time
• Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
• If you have more than one Mac, incoming calls ring on every one so you can answer on the Mac that’s most convenient.

Apple is charging 99 cents for the app and it is available now in the Mac App Store on your desktop.

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