Beth Callaghan

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FaceTime Hits the Mac

In what has to be the shortest demo in Apple demo history, Steve Jobs introduced FaceTime video calling for Mac by sitting down at an onstage Mac and calling Phil Schiller on his iPhone 4. That was it. The software makes calls between Macs, iPhones and iPod Touches, and the beta is available for download today. No mention of how this product will impact and/or ultimately eclipse iChat–or when iPads might get cameras, so they can use use FaceTime, too.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik