i-Chat AV and SkypeAudio,Video and Text Communication     on your Mac (and iPhone)
Requirements• iChat and/or Skype Software•   Mac with WebCAM (for Video calls)•   Broadband internet service• Account Name...
FacetimeRequires Snow LeopardBeta version onlyiPhone 4 to iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4iPhone 4 to MacMac to iPhone 4
ICHAT VS SKYPE                              iCHAT (free)                   Skype                              Mac to Mac  ...
iCHAT AV FeaturesBest for Mac to Mac communicationsHigh quality sound & Sharp PicturesAudio Conference up to 23 people4-Pe...
Creating a Contacts ListGet family & Friends to sign up for free MobileMe),AIM or Skype account nameOpen iChat or Skype an...
iChat Audio or Video Calls Buddy must be online (green icon) Single Click on Buddy Name Select Action  For Audio only:    ...
iChat Audio Conferencing You and up to 10 people Click Phone icon to invite first buddy Click + on meter to invite others ...
SMS Text MessagingCan send short text message to cell phone (UsOnly) File/Send SMS(option/cmd/N) Enter Phone number in int...
Video ConferencingYou and up to 3 peopleNeed Good Broadband and G5 or Intel Mac toinitiateTo initiate: click on buddy icon...
IM and File TransferInstant text messaging with or without audio &VideoEntered text displayed as color coded textbubbles F...
New iChat AV Features in        LeopardUse of photos as backdropPhoto and Keynote sharing over video chatPhoto Booth image...
Skype FeaturesCross Platform (Mac, PC, Linux, Pocket PC)Low Cost (2.4 C/Min) Computer-to-Phonecalls Need “Skypeout” Accoun...
Getting Started in SkypeDownload latest Mac OS X Version fromSkype.com,Create a Skype Account (Click Accounts/Create Accou...
Skype How toSelect nameSelect Action orTo Call: Double-Click Name
Skype User Interface• ACTION BUTTONS  Add Contact, Start Conference, Send File, SMS, Chat,  Search List CONTACTS LIST   St...
Computer to Computer Calls             on Skype• Contact must be online and available(green Icon) Double click name to es...
IM and File Transfer in SkypeCan mix IM (instant Messaging) & AudioTo IM:  Select Contact, Click “Chat” Icon and type  mes...
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Lesson 12:ichat & skype

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Lesson 12:ichat & skype

  1. 1. i-Chat AV and SkypeAudio,Video and Text Communication on your Mac (and iPhone)
  2. 2. Requirements• iChat and/or Skype Software• Mac with WebCAM (for Video calls)• Broadband internet service• Account Name (MobileMe, AIM or Skype)• “Buddies”/“Contacts” or Phone numbers
  3. 3. FacetimeRequires Snow LeopardBeta version onlyiPhone 4 to iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4iPhone 4 to MacMac to iPhone 4
  4. 4. ICHAT VS SKYPE iCHAT (free) Skype Mac to Mac Mac to Mac (free) Audio calls Mac to PC with AIM, Mac to PC (free) Google Talk Mac to Phone (2c/min) Mac to Mac (1:3) Video calls Mac to PC with AIM, Google One to One Talk (1:1) “Free” with cell phoneTexting to Cell phone $0.12/msg (intl) service (US only) File Transfers Yes Yes “Theater” Sharing Yes No Screen Sharing Yes Yes
  5. 5. iCHAT AV FeaturesBest for Mac to Mac communicationsHigh quality sound & Sharp PicturesAudio Conference up to 23 people4-Person VideoconferenceFile transfer via Drag and DropScreen and video sharing 5
  6. 6. Creating a Contacts ListGet family & Friends to sign up for free MobileMe),AIM or Skype account nameOpen iChat or Skype and create list of “buddies” or“contacts”.Can search skype online database for friendsIn iChat click + to Add “Buddy” 6
  7. 7. iChat Audio or Video Calls Buddy must be online (green icon) Single Click on Buddy Name Select Action For Audio only: Click Telephone icon at bottom of list For audio and video Click videocam icon at bottom of list Buddy hears ring and accepts invitation Session begins 7
  8. 8. iChat Audio Conferencing You and up to 10 people Click Phone icon to invite first buddy Click + on meter to invite others Click mike icon to mute buddy Click on Name X to delete from conference 8
  9. 9. SMS Text MessagingCan send short text message to cell phone (UsOnly) File/Send SMS(option/cmd/N) Enter Phone number in international format: +, Country code, area code, local number Enter message & press return 9
  10. 10. Video ConferencingYou and up to 3 peopleNeed Good Broadband and G5 or Intel Mac toinitiateTo initiate: click on buddy icon with multiplevideocam iconsWhen buddy accepts she appears on yourscreenSelect and click + sign to add up to 2 other 10
  11. 11. IM and File TransferInstant text messaging with or without audio &VideoEntered text displayed as color coded textbubbles Files are transferred by dragging and droppinginto message window 11
  12. 12. New iChat AV Features in LeopardUse of photos as backdropPhoto and Keynote sharing over video chatPhoto Booth image & video backgrounds sharingScreen sharing 12
  13. 13. Skype FeaturesCross Platform (Mac, PC, Linux, Pocket PC)Low Cost (2.4 C/Min) Computer-to-Phonecalls Need “Skypeout” Account (Buy $10 in calls)Voice conferencingFile transfer, SMS, Instant MessagingVery Strong Encription (Secure C2C) 13
  14. 14. Getting Started in SkypeDownload latest Mac OS X Version fromSkype.com,Create a Skype Account (Click Accounts/Create AccountChoose Skype name & Password (LBB)Enter Valid email addressFill in Personal profile 14
  15. 15. Skype How toSelect nameSelect Action orTo Call: Double-Click Name
  16. 16. Skype User Interface• ACTION BUTTONS Add Contact, Start Conference, Send File, SMS, Chat, Search List CONTACTS LIST Status, Name, Contacts, $ In Acct, Number online PHONE DIALER/send SMS, Users Online Dial Ordinary Numbers General Procedure: Select name/Select Action 16
  17. 17. Computer to Computer Calls on Skype• Contact must be online and available(green Icon) Double click name to establish link Contact receives audio call and clickable accept or decline icon on Mac Audio communication established when contact accepts call Video seen if videocam turned on 17
  18. 18. IM and File Transfer in SkypeCan mix IM (instant Messaging) & AudioTo IM: Select Contact, Click “Chat” Icon and type messageTo transfer file: Select Contact, Click “send file” icon Or drag & drop file into chat window 18

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