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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus