iMessage is going to take the last thing BlackBerry had going for it—unlimited messaging with delivery tracking. And now it's going to be even better, MacRumors reports, giving you access to your computer-bound friends via iChat.
$30,000 worth of items were stolen from an East Hampton home, including a laptop. The thief (?) then logged into the original owner's iChat and video-chatted with one of his buddies, who snapped his picture. Sic 4chan on him.
It should have been there when it was first introduced: FaceTime videoconferencing between iPhone/iPod touch and desktop computers. The latest rumor is that it is coming. For Macs, Apple could incorporate FaceTime support in iChat. The article doesn't mention how they are planning to do it on Windows.
It was only a matter of time before someone ruined the iPad's simple elegance with an atrocious webcam.
A front-facing iPhone camera means video calling, but it's also a sign of something bigger. Combined with other recent leaks, it means that Apple is bringing iChat to the iPhone. Everything about voice calling may be about to change.
In a brief post this morning reminding readers that cellular carriers do not necessarily get sneak peeks of Apple's top-secret products, Daring Fireball's John Gruber said that his (often reliable) sources suggest that Apple's tablet will not have any camera.
In case you can no longer express yourself in words, instead demanding cute Japanese emoticons to encapsulate inner longing and turmoil, you can sleep well knowing that the iPhone's Emoji set has been ported to iChat.
This patent for automatically sending an audio or video reply to an iChat call has us excited, because it could point to automated replies not just on computers, but via the iPhone as well.
Given Apple's focus on videoconferencing with iChat AV, I always found strange that there wasn't a front camera in the iPhone. Looking at their gigantic iPhone patent, it may be coming in the next generation:
Over at Mac Rumors they've unearthed a recent patent that shows Apple is researching cleverer use of the iPhone's many sensors. More nifty than turning the screen off when you put it to your ear, the new uses may include things like working out it's in your pocket (by temperature, proximity and ambient light) and then…
These leaked pics from what looks like some sort of Apple or AT&T marketing material give up lots more information on the phone, including (if it's real) what the final shape is going to look like. Both the standard black version and the project (RED) version have tapered edges, which match the "thinner" rumors, and a…
The enthusiastic high-fives of future iPhone instant messaging users yesterday might be quite a bit less enthusiastic today when they find out that Apple is not going to allow user-made SDK applications to run in the background. This means every application, from IM to VoIP to GPS mapping, will have to terminate …
Click to viewFinally, after so many months, IMing is coming to the iPhone with AOL iChat native for iPhone. No more forced texting! It'll support invisible mode, you'll be able to make your own buddy icons using your stored photos, and you'll swipe to switch between conversations. [live.gizmodo.com]
A wail of grief from the great heavens was heard when it was announced the Star Wars hologram effect did not make it to iChat. Mourn no longer, for a giant among men at Macrumors, who goes by the name of elbows, has made the impossible possible.
Click to viewWe've been playing with iChat Video chat and screen sharing and it's pretty fantastic—when we can get it to work. So far, it's failed to connect half the time, and the other half of the time it works perfectly. (Keep in mind this is day one, so we'll update as we find out more.) The below shot is an…
The R2D2 iChat Video fx is not making it to final build, according to what Apple told us this morning. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy? I'm upset, but my girlfriend thanks you for saving her from hours of Princess Leia impressions over iChat. Drop your petition signatures / curses / cries / conspiracy theories in the comments.
The latest developer build of Leopard has a couple changes in the visual department that differentiates itself even from the WWDC build. Here are the notable changes:
You know that AIM mobile device forwarding that forwards your AIM messages to your phone via SMS? The one that just about all IM clients already have now? Apple's building a link to that feature in Leopard's iChat, under the accounts screen in preferences.
In the new version of iChat coming with Leopard, you can make yourself look like a hologram, as from Star Wars. Yes, nerds, Apple and Star Wars are combined in a way that let's you be in the action. Except your messages won't be about your home planet being in danger, but more of the "hey mom, bring home some ice…