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FaceTime for Mac Available in Mac App Store

Apple released the FaceTime app for Mac and it’s available in the Mac App Store. FaceTime requires that you log with your current Apple ID (App Store account).

You can call any iPhone 4 using the person’s phone number and call any Mac or iPod touch 4 using the person’s email address. FaceTime for Mac supports high definition video on supported Mac computers.

As we mentioned before: iPhone 4 phones sold by STC and Mobily do not support FaceTime, the same goes to iPod touch 4 sold by Arab Computers.

Also: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Egypt are still missing from the country list. Just choose United States as your country and it will work fine.

From the feature list:

• With just one click, you can make a video call to an iPhone 4, an iPod touch, or another Mac.
• Make calls using your existing Address Book contacts – you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch.
• Receive HD video calls at up to 720p on supported, Intel-based Macs.*
• Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
*Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external), a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder; and a 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Making HD video calls requires a built-in FaceTime HD camera and a 1-Mbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Receiving HD video calls requires a supported Intel-based Mac (for a complete list, visit http://support.apple.com/bk/HT4534).

FaceTime for Mac is available in the Mac App Store for $0.99.

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